Hong Kong officials, lawmakers to enter ‘closed-loop’ arrangement ahead of July 1 celebrations

Executive Councillor Ip Kwok-him has said that “a state leader” may visit Hong Kong on July 1 – which marks the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s Handover from Britain to China – as top officials have been told to avoid huge gatherings ahead of the day . Xi Jinping in Hong Kong in 2017. File … Read more

Hong Kong tweaks Covid rules, two weeks ahead of July 1 celebrations

Hong Kong is tweaking Covid-19 rules again, two weeks ahead of a rumored visit by China’s Xi Jinping for the July 1 Handover anniversary celebrations. Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the risk of death or severe symptoms was low due to high immunity following the Omicron outbreak, but it was important to avoid “large-scale eruptions … Read more

Hong Kong bars multiple media outlets since the inauguration of John Lee and July 1 celebrations

Hong Kong has effectively barred several independent newspapers, international media outlets and news wires from attending the inauguration of incoming leader John Lee, as well as from covering other July 1 events celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Handover. John Lee. File photo: John Lee campaign. Among those who did not receive an invite are … Read more

Eid In The Square Celebrations Return To Trafalgar Square This Weekend

Yesterday (May 2) marked the end of Ramadan, with Eid celebrations commencing across London and the world. And, later this week (May 7), one of the largest gatherings to mark Eid is taking place in the capital, as Eid In The Square returns for its 17th year. After two years off (caused by the pandemic), … Read more