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Face Masks, Hand Sanitizer Become Hong Kong’s Most Wanted Valentine’s Day Gifts

Many couples around China and other parts of Asia were forced on Friday to get creative with their Valentine’s Day after being separated by efforts to contain the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus. The South China Morning Post reported that on the Chinese social networking platform Weibo, the hashtag #ValentinesDay had gained over 12 million posts…

Number of Coronavirus Cases Passes 20,000 with 427 Fatalities Reported

Chinese officials announced the total number of people infected by the Wuhan coronavirus now exceeds 20,000, with 427 fatalities reported worldwide. Officials reported 64 new deaths in China on Tuesday, making it the deadliest day of the epidemic so far. The health commission of Hubei, the province at the center of the outbreak, reported 2,345…

Florida Senators Invite Hong Kong, Uyghur Activists to State of the Union

Florida’s senators will use their guest spots at the State of the Union Tuesday night to highlight activists fighting against the repressive Chinese Communist Party. Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) has invited Nathan Law, founder of one of Hong Kong’s most influential pro-democracy groups; Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) invited Uyghur human rights advocate Rushan Abbas. Members…

Hong Kong Hospital Workers Strike as Government Refuses to Close Border to Coronavirus

Hong Kong healthcare workers launched a five-day strike as threatened on Monday to protest their government’s refusal to completely seal the border with China until the coronavirus epidemic is under control. Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam responded by announcing more travel restrictions, closing down all land crossings except the bridges to Shenzhen and Zhuhai.…

World Universities Debating Championships Censors Debate on Hong Kong

The world’s largest debate tournament, known as the World Universities Debating Championship, which was held in Bangkok, Thailand, censored a debate on the topic of Hong Kong this week after a group of Chinese students protested the topic’s inclusion by leaving the venue. According to a report by the Hong Kong Free Press, the World Universities…

Analyst: Pope Francis Will Not Let Hong Kong Spoil His ‘Dream’ for China

ROME — Pope Francis dreams of being the pontiff who will establish diplomatic relations with Beijing, and to achieve this goal he is willing to make “concessions,” asserts Vatican analyst Alban Mikozy. “Pope Francis is a prudent man,” Mikozy told French television. “He pursues a dream: to be the sovereign pontiff who will restore relations…

Hong Kong Protests Intensify During Christmas Week

Protesters say government still ignoring their demands Anti-government protesters in Hong Kong marched through Christmas-decorated shopping malls on Christmas Day as police fired tear gas and used batons to attempt to disperse the crowds.At least one person has been arrested and a 16-year-old fell from the roof of a restaurant after police burst into the…

Pope Francis Snubs Hong Kong in Christmas Message

ROME — Pope Francis called attention to a series of afflicted areas around the globe in his annual Christmas blessing Wednesday, conspicuously omitting any mention of Hong Kong’s mounting crisis. Traditionally, on Christmas the pope offers up prayers for troubled regions of the world, remembering those who suffer and invoking God’s peace on them. This…

Google’s 2019 Search In Review Of Heroes Doesn’t Contain Mentions Of Hong Kong Protesters

December 19, 2019 5:30 PM ET Google’s Year in Search of heroes in 2019 who were searched on a regular basis does not include any mention of the Hong Kong protesters. The tech giant began its review telling viewers searches for heroes “soared,” mentioning movie super heroes like Robert Downey Jr.’s “Iron Man” and other…

NEWS: New DesignCap Launch Lets Anyone Create More Engaging Visuals Online

HONG KONG, Dec 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- DesignCap, an all-in-one online graphic design platform from PearlMountain Limited, today released version 1.2.0 - a major update that makes visual designs for social media, blogs, and other marketing presences achievable for anyone. DesignCap has provided thousands of ready-made templates and a vast library of icons, photos,…

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