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HKEX launches first A-share derivatives product in fresh boost for city’s financial market (Global Times)

The Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX), the operator of Asia’s third-largest stock exchange, on Monday launched its first A-share derivatives contract, offering global investors an appealing risk management tool that attests to China’s economic rebalancing, as the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) muscles in as an international financial hub that backstops the globalization of the country’s capital markets.

HKEX launches first A-share derivatives product in fresh boost for city’s financial market – Global Times

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong to build new logistics center and park to boost intermediary trade (Chi Jingyi, Global Times)

Hong Kong will build a new logistics center at Hong Kong airport and in Dongguan in Hong Kong’s neighboring province Guangdong in South China, targeting high value third-party logistics services and facilitating intermediary trade, said the Finance Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region (HKSAR) on Friday.

The new logistics centers are believed to be able to boost the intermediary trade in Hong Kong and to strengthen Hong Kong’s status as the international aviation hub of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA).

Hong Kong to build new logistics center and park to boost intermediary trade – Global Times

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong activists jailed for unauthorised protest in 2020 (Al Jazeera)

Seven Hong Kong democracy campaigners, including former lawmakers, were sentenced on Saturday to up to 12 months in jail for their role in a protest last year against a sweeping national security law imposed by China.

The seven had pleaded guilty to charges that included organising the unauthorised assembly on July 1, 2020, when thousands of protesters took to the streets.

Hong Kong activists jailed for unauthorised protest in 2020 | Hong Kong Protests News | Al Jazeera

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Hong Kong

HKPF receives 180,000 tips on national security, pushes forward counter-terrorism campaign by enhancing public awareness (Chen Qingqing, Global Times)

The Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) National Security Department has so far received over 180,000 messages reporting possible clues for national security issues, and it has vowed to push forward an all-out campaign in mobilizing the residents in joining the counter-terrorism work, according to a statement the HKPF sent to the Global Times on Tuesday night.

HKPF receives 180,000 tips on national security, pushes forward counter-terrorism campaign by enhancing public awareness – Global Times

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong: Arrests under Security Law, a serious concern (UN News)

The human rights lawyer, who was arrested on 8 September, was a member of the Hong Kong Alliance, an advocacy group which organized an annual candlelight vigil marking the 1989 protests in Tiananmen Square.

Several other activists have been similarly arrested and charged under the National Security Law.

Terrorism and sedition charges are being improperly used to stifle the exercise of fundamental rights, which are protected under international law, including freedom of expression and opinion, freedom of peaceful assembly and the right to participate in public affairs”, the Special Rapporteurs said, urging authorities to refrain from the using the National Security Law and to reconsider its application.

Hong Kong: Arrests under Security Law, a serious concern | | UN News

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Hong Kong

HK at best of its time to embrace Northern Metropolis plan: experts (Cui Fandi and Chen Qingqing, Global Times)

In her latest policy address on Wednesday, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Carrie Lam unveiled a plan to transform northern Hong Kong into a metropolis covering about 300 square kilometers. Experts noted that it is the best time in Hong Kong for this ambitious plan, which is expected to be a historic opportunity for the city to get back on track.

HK at best of its time to embrace Northern Metropolis plan: experts – Global Times

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong and the future of Chinese-language journalism (Joyce Nip, East Asia Forum)

The closure of Apple Daily is symbolic of the rapid decline of press freedom in Hong Kong since the enactment of the National Security Law on 1 July 2020.

Hong Kong and the future of Chinese-language journalism | East Asia Forum

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Hong Kong

HK business environment recovers after national security law: govt report (Global Times)

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government on Monday issued its first business environment report since the city’s return to the motherland, saying that the implementation of the national security law has helped improve business environment in the city after damages caused by the riots in 2019 and the US’ unreasonable sanctions.

HK business environment recovers after national security law: govt report – Global Times

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China Hong Kong

Chinese public security chief vows to smash ‘color revolution’ plot in Hong Kong (Global Times)

Chinese Public Security Minister Zhao Kezhi

Chinese Public Security Minister Zhao Kezhi

The police force must focus on cutting off the hostile mastermind home and abroad who harmed national security and smashing plot of launching the “color revolution” in Hong Kong, Chinese Public Security Minister Zhao Kezhi said on Sunday. He called on the police to continue to shoulder responsibility in helping to maintain the stability of the special administrative region and cracking down on radical secessionists.

Chinese public security chief vows to smash ‘color revolution’ plot in Hong Kong – Global Times

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