China boosts cadres in Hong Kong by 100, as Beijing tightens supervision of city, media report

FILE PHOTO: A Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldier guards the entrance to the PLA Hong Kong Garrison headquarters in the Central Business District in Hong Kong, China, August 29, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

HONG KONG (Reuters) – China sent an extra 100 cadres to work in its top Hong Kong office in the past year to make sure the city was ruled by patriots, the South China Morning Post said on Friday. Beijing has imposed a tighter grip on the Asian financial hub in the past year, imposing… Continue reading China boosts cadres in Hong Kong by 100, as Beijing tightens supervision of city, media report

New pro-Beijing political party signals China’s future plans for Hong Kong

Charles Wong Chau-chi said that the party's purpose was to support people to stand for the position of chief executive.PHOTO: BLOOMBER

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) – As China moves to neutralise Hong Kong’s pro-democracy opposition, it is also giving the green light to a new political party that provides a window into how Beijing may change the territory in the years ahead. The Bauhinia Party, named after the flower on Hong Kong’s flag, was founded last May… Continue reading New pro-Beijing political party signals China’s future plans for Hong Kong

Pro-Beijing Hong Kong politicians to be vaccinated before city residents

The pro-Beijing bloc of Hong Kong politics are set to travel to Shenzhen this week to receive a coronavirus jab. Photo: Xinhua

A group of more than 200 pro-Beijing politicians in Hong Kong is set to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in mainland China, ahead of the rest of the city’s population, in order to attend the Chinese Communist party’s premier political event this year. The businesspeople, lawmakers and other professionals represent Hong Kong on some of mainland… Continue reading Pro-Beijing Hong Kong politicians to be vaccinated before city residents

U.S. plan to sell MQ-9 Reaper drones to Taiwan vex Beijing

The United States has agreed to sell four armed MQ-9 Reaper drones to Taiwan will complicate Beijing’s incessant prodding of the island’s defences. Thanks to China’s sabre rattling over a possible amphibious assault on Taiwan with drills and combat preparation operations in waters nearby, and Xi jinping’s escalating language about possible forcible reunification, the diminutive… Continue reading U.S. plan to sell MQ-9 Reaper drones to Taiwan vex Beijing