Hong Kong politics

Hong Kong politics

Latest news, analysis and opinion on politics in Hong Kong, covering the Legislative Council, Carrie Lam, pro-establishment and opposition camps, the Hong Kong protests and the government's handling o

f the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Trump hints at action on China over Hong Kong security law
President Donald Trump said his administration would “do something” within days about the situation in Hong Kong after the Chinese government decided to impose controversial national security legislation on the city. Critics said the proposed law threatened the civil liberties in the former British colony, which returned to Chinese rule in 1997 as a highly autonomous special administrative region. On Wednesday, Hong Kong was embroiled in city-wide protests as the local legislature debated a bill that would criminalize booing the Chinese national anthem.  When asked if he was prepared to use sanctions against China over the national security legislation, Trump said: “We’re doing something now
‘Tear gas’ flavor for Hong Kong frozen treat
The owner of a gelato shop in Hong Kong is making a political statement by offering “tear gas” flavored gelato to his customers. The city's police force frequently used tear gas to disperse crowds during anti-government protests that broke out in 2019. The shop owner wants to use the unusual frozen treat to educate people about the pro-democracy movement.