Showing posts from January, 2020

Hong Kong reports its first two cases of coronavirus

One was a mainland Chinese tourist, 39, who arrived at West Kowloon high-speed railway station on West Kowloon on Tuesday 21 January. Other was a Hong Kong man, 56, who had visited Wuhan. SCMP

Moody's downgrades Hong Kong due to government failings

The rating agency cut Hong Kong’s sovereign credit rating from Aa3 from Aa2. In September, Fitch Ratings cut Hong Kong’s rating from AA+ to AA. SCMP

Chater Garden protest ended early, plain clothes police beaten, tear gas fired, organiser arrested

Protest called by Hong Kong Civil Assembly Team to demand changes in November 2020 Legislative Council elections/oppose communism. SCMP / HKFP Organiser Ventus Lau arrested. RTHK Organisers said 150,000 people took part in the rally. Police said 11,680 attended at its peak. RTHK

Government to spend HK$10 billion on relief measures

Spending targets the old, the unemployed and those on low-incomes. Reuters

New year's day protest ends with tear gas

March from Victoria Park to Central ended early after police tear gas fired. BBC Followed by mass arrests. Video - SCMP