Hong Kong 25: China’s Xi Jinping to visit for July 1 Handover anniversary, will inaugurate John Lee

Chinese leader Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong on July 1 to mark the 25th anniversary of the city’s Handover from Britain to China, state media revealed on Saturday. Xi Jinping in Hong Kong in 2017. File photo: GovHK. Xi will also swear-in Hong Kong’s new administration led by former chief secretary and security minister … Read more

Have The Time Of Your Life As Secret Cinema Presents Dirty Dancing This July

This is a sponsored article on behalf of Secret Cinema. Calling all Dirty Dancing fans! Have the time of your life this summer, as the classic film gets the Secret Cinema treatment – for three weeks only. Those wizards at Secret Cinema have recreated Kellerman’s, the location where sparks fly between Frances “Baby” Houseman, and … Read more

HKSAR Establishment Day on July 1: History & Meanings

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Daya public holiday which occurs each year on July 1, commemorating the date in 1997 that sovereignty over Hong Kong was officially handed back from Great Britain to China after 156 years of being a British colony. In 2022, it will have been 25 years of the 50 that … Read more

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

Hong Kong school seeks pupils to undergo week-long quarantine, hinting at July 1 Xi Jinping visit

by Holmes Chan A Hong Kong primary school is looking for pupils to spend a week in a hotel quarantine ahead of next month’s handover anniversary, fuelling speculation a strict “closed-loop” system will allow Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit. Xi Jinping. File photo: China Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The first day of July marks … Read more

Controversial Hong Kong Palace Museum to open July 2, with tickets costing from HK $ 50 to HK120

The Hong Kong Palace Museum, a local version of the Beijing museum of the same name, will open its doors on July 2, 2022, showcasing Chinese relics and exhibits next to the Kowloon waterfront. Hong Kong’s Palace Museum. Photo: Lea Mok / HKFP. The Hong Kong Palace Museum, located in the West Kowloon Cultural District, … Read more

Hong Kong court adjourns sedition case against martial arts coach to July, assistant denied bail

A Hong Kong court has adjourned till July the case of a martial arts coach accused of breaching the colonial-era sedition law, while his assistant was denied bail for a second time on national security grounds even though she does not face such a charge. West Kowloon Law Courts Building. Photo: Kelly Ho / HKFP. … Read more