China Is Sending a COVID Testing Team to Hong Kong. Locals Worry It Might Be a Front for Government Spying.
This is the first time a mainland Chinese health team has been sent to Hong Kong to tackle the pandemic.
The Hong Kong government said the candidates were disqualified because they did not comply with the Legislative Council requirements.
The announcement comes after 12 pro-democracy candidates were disqualified from running in the election.
The move is the latest in an escalating tit-for-tat between Beijing and the Five Eyes nations.
New hotspots are raging, but experts are also concerned about spikes in countries that appeared to have the virus under control.
Recent days' head-spinning back-and-forth of sanctions, sideswipes, and old fashioned spite could mark a new era in the two great powers' relationship.
China slams the primary vote as a "blatant challenge" under its security law, as early returns back influential opposition candidates.
The offices of Public Opinion Research Institute were raided after it published a poll showing 60% of residents no longer believe Hong Kong is a free city.
China's recent crackdown in Hong Kong has prompted a reaction from the Australian government, with the Prime Minister extending visas for its citizens and warning people to avoid the region.
Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, WhatsApp, and Zoom have all said they will stop complying with government orders to hand over data. And that's exactly what Beijing wanted.
The feared anti-terror bill in the Philippines will lapse into law in a week’s time.
In a statement, China's Foreign Ministry warned: "Any attempt seeking to undermine China's sovereignty, security and development interests is doomed to fail."