Tag: Hong Kong

Hong Kong activists charged for taking part in Tiananmen vigil

Twenty-five Hong Kong democracy activists were charged Thursday with taking part in a banned June candlelight vigil marking the anniversary of China's 1989 Tiananmen crackdown. They included prominent activist Joshua Wong, media tycoon Jimmy Lai and leaders of the Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic...

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for August 4, 2020

As of 8 am, August 4, 2020: World count: 18,139,438 cases, 10,753,815 recoveries, 690,573 deaths There are now a total of 18,139,438 confirmed cases of Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 4,792,980 infections, followed by Brazil (2,750,153) and India (1,695,988). There...

Hong Kong postpones elections over virus as China crackdown deepens

by Jerome TAYLOR / Yan ZHAO Hong Kong's democracy supporters were dealt a huge blow Friday as authorities postponed local elections for a year because of the coronavirus, capping a devastating month of political disqualifications, arrests for social media posts and activists fleeing overseas. Chinese state...

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for August 1, 2020

As of 9 am, August 1, 2020: World count: 17,321,394 cases, 10,155,026 recoveries, 673,822 deaths There's now a total of 17,321,394 confirmed cases of Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 4,638,044 infections, followed by Brazil (2,666,298) and India (1,638,870). There have...

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for July 28, 2020

As of 8 am, July 28, 2020: World count: 16,360,298 cases, 9,454,796 recoveries, 650,918 deaths There are now 16,360,298 confirmed cases of Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 4,363,574 infections, followed by Brazil (2,443,480) and India (1,435,453). There have been 650,918 deaths...

Will Hong Kong become like tightly-ruled but stable Singapore?

by Sam Reeves / Martin Abbugao Limited democracy but high living standards and stability form a trade-off that most Singaporeans seem willing to live with -- and some now suggest rival Asian finance hub Hong Kong can emulate the model as China tightens control. The two...

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for July 27, 2020

As of 8 am, July 27, 2020: Worldwide case count now tops 16 million On Sunday, July 26, the number of coronavirus cases worldwide topped 16 million, according to John Hopkins University in the United States, less than a week after passing the 15 million mark....

Coronavirus update for July 25, 2020

As at 8 am, July 25, 2020: World count: 15,628,936 cases, 8,917,141 recoveries, 636,262 deaths There are now 15,628,936 confirmed cases of Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number, with 4,179,560, followed by Brazil (2,343,366) and India (1,287,945). There have been 636,262 deaths from Covid-19 all over the...

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for July 24, 2020

As of 8 am, July 24, 2020: World count: 15,429,889 cases, 8,758,636 recoveries, 631,680 deaths There are now 15,429,889 confirmed cases of Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 4,099,809 infections, followed by Brazil (2,287,475) and India (1,238,635). There have been 631,680...

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for July 21, 2020

As of 7 am, July 21, 2020: World count: 14,608,517 cases, 8,201,516 recoveries, 608,420 deaths There are now 14,608,517 confirmed cases of Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 3,887,352 infections, followed by Brazil (2,102,559) and India (1,118,043). There have been 608,420...