?criminal actions of the demonstrators that are denying democracy and freedom to law-abiding Hong Kong residents.
And although Washington has repeatedly denied playing any role in the violent demonstrations in Hong Kong, the ill-inten狗亚体育下载链接ios后花园
tioned remarks from these prominent US political figures belies both those denials, since they have incited
狗亚体育下载链接ios后花园Hong Kong residents to engage in confrontation with both the SAR government and the central government.
If the increasing violent acts employed by the Hong Kong demonstrators are still being categorized as p狗亚体育下载链接ios后花园女神会所
eaceful calls for democracy by these US politicians and others, what happened in Hong Kong in the pa
st weeks has shown people around the world the ugly and violent side of Western-style democracy.
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They have repeatedly occupied public spaces to stage illegal demonstrations, they have blocked roads and h
ijacked subway carriages so that people cannot go to work, they have attacked police officers, police stations and pol
狗亚体育下载链接ios后花园女神会所ice family quarters, even passers-by, and they have stormed the airport forcing it to shut down three times so far this month.
The Hong Kong police have done what they are supposed to do, which is enforce the law, fight crimes and uphold social order.
Yet by turning a blind eye to the iron-clad evidence of what is happening in the SAR, some polit狗亚体育下载链接ios后花园
icians in the US have criticized the Hong Kong police claiming they have used excessive force. One only has to re
call the police actions in Ferguson in the US and in Paris, France, to see how restrained the Hong Kong police have bee狗亚体育下载链接ios后花园女神会所
n. But using a double standard in this way has become typical US behavior. Anti-China forces in the West should not un
derestimate China’s determination to safeguard stability and prosperity in Hong Kong. Nor should they un狗亚体育下载链接ios后花园
derestimate China’s capability to defend its territorial sovereignty and security.
Meanwhile, the agitators and insurrectionists in Hong Kong should discard an
y illusion they may have that they will get away with their illegal acts and crimes. And th狗亚体育下载链接ios后花园女神会所
e SAR government will continue to enforce the law in the city and bring any lawbreakers to justice.
Global Times journalist Fu Guohao was discharged from a Hong Kong hospital on Wednesday, ha
ving been detained and assaulted by protestors at Hong Kong International Airport for almost an hour la狗亚体育下载链接ios419女神会所
te on Tuesday during a sit-in that shut down the airport’s operations for almost two days.
Fu met media after he was discharged from the Princess Margaret Hospital in the New Territories of Hong Kong SAR. Fu狗亚体育下载链接ios419
said he did not suffer serious injuries, coming away with just some bruising to his face.
Fu thanked the public for their care and concern, saying he still loves Hong Kong.
狗亚体育下载链接ios419Fu was sent to Hong Kong by the Global Times to cover the protests. The mass sit-in
at the airport started on Friday and led the airport to halt operations for two days.
Wearing a yellow press jacket, Fu’s hands and legs were bound while he狗亚体育下载链接ios419
was assaulted by a group of protestors who didn’t believe him to be journalist.
Fu was taken away by ambulance early Wednesday morning.
Hours before the assault of Fu, a tourist from Shenzhen, Guangdong province, was狗亚体育下载链接ios419女神会所
also detained and assaulted for hours by protestors who had doubts about his identity.
ome journalists tried but were unable to rescue the man, with protestors accusing those journalists of being undercover agents.
狗亚体育下载链接ios419The protestors demanded that the journalists produce identity documents to prove that they were reporters.
The man was later rescued after riot police arrived at the airport.
Shortly after Fu was detained and assaulted, Global Times editor-in-chief Hu
Xijin confirmed on his Sina Weibo account that Fu works for the media organization.狗亚体育下载链接ios419女神会所
Hu said the protesters’ actions were “shameless” and “cowardly”.
Hu urged protesters, whom he called “mobs”, to respect journalists.狗亚体育下载链接ios419
“If these radical protesters in Hong Kong could conduct brutal lynching against jou
rnalists, then you tell me, should we stop calling you mobs, but ‘terrorists’?” Hu asked.
In a letter to Hu, the Hong Kong Association of Media Veterans condemned what happened to Fu at the airport.狗亚体育下载链接ios419女神会所
The association, with a membership of more than 1,000 media prof
essionals, said Fu has shown the world how to be a professional reporter.
?The Hong Kong International Airport started to resume operation on Wednesday
after?the city’s aviation hub was completely crippled for about two days by protesters.狗亚体育下载链接ios楼凤
Passengers are now able to conduct check-in procedures after tickets or purchase vouchers ar
狗亚体育下载链接ios楼凤e checked by airport staff. One check-in gate is left open for passengers to pass through.
Dozens of protesters are still sitting outside one of the exits of the arri
val hall. A demonstration area has been marked out with security staff walking nearby.狗亚体育下载链接ios楼凤品茶微信
Earlier on Wednesday, the High Court in Hong Kong is
sued an interim injunction order to ban unlawful obstruction of airport operations.
The order, requested by the Airport Authority,?prohibits an
y person from unlawfully and willfully obstructing and interfering with proper use of th狗亚体育下载链接ios楼凤
e?airport, according to a statement issued by the Airport Authority at about 8:30 am.
The authority emphasized that persons are also restrained from attending or participating in any demonstration or prot狗亚体育下载链接ios楼凤品茶微信
est or public order event in the airport other than in the area designated by the airport authority.
The interim injunction expressly provides that nothing in the interim injunction shall be construed as authori
狗亚体育下载链接ios楼凤zing any demonstration, protest or public order event contrary to the Public Order Ordinance.
Sealed copies of the interim injunction order were posted at the airport at around 2:30 pm.
Starting from 2 pm Wednesday, the airport began to require all passe狗亚体育下载链接ios楼凤品茶微信
ngers to show their identity documents and flight information before entering the airport.
Some protesters have been holding unauthorized public assemblies at the airport since Aug 9 and seriously o
bstructed the operation of the airport on Aug 12 and 13, causing a lot of flight cancellations.狗亚体育下载链接ios楼凤
Hundreds of flights were cancelled and thousands of passengers were left stranded.
As one of the busiest in the world, the Hong Kong Int狗亚体育下载链接ios楼凤品茶微信
ernational Airport handled an average of 200,000 travelers each day in 2018.
The move has impressed many in the neighborhood. A female reside
nt surnamed Wen, owner of a snack counter opposite the square, has witnessed s狗亚体育下载链接ios后花园
everal conflicts in the past and said she’s very happy the seniors have solved the problem.
狗亚体育下载链接ios后花园女神会所Before the new technology was put into use, some dancers worried whether wearing a headset is harmful to their ears or
whether they could all hear the same music at the same time. They found this wasn’t a problem at all.
Originally a small team with a few dozen people when it was founded nine years ago, the Nanning狗亚体育下载链接ios后花园
Dream Team is now a large square dance group with 121 members. Members are from Guangxi, Sh
andong, Chongqing and other places and are all retirees above 50, with the oldest 82 years old.
Their daily hour-long square dances are held from 8-9 pm.狗亚体育下载链接ios后花园女神会所
Besides their regular evening dancing, the dancers also enter will provincial dance competitions in Guangxi and travel together.
狗亚体育下载链接ios后花园Many Chinese netizens and media accounts have forwarded video of the Nanning Dream Team square dancing w
ith their headsets to support them, thinking it is a practice worth expanding nationwide.
he average income of tourism employees in Hong Kong has slumped by nearly狗亚体育下载链接ios后花园女神会所
80 percent year-on-year over the past two months, while more than 10 percent of to
urism employees had zero income, a joint survey by three tourism trade unions in the city found.狗亚体育下载链接ios后花园
The results of the survey, which was conducted in early August, were released on Mo
nday. A total of 1,012 workers in Hong Kong’s tourism sector completed the survey questionnaire.狗亚体育下载链接ios后花园女神会所
Respondents said that compared with the same period last year, on average, the number of tour groups they received d
ropped more than 70 percent and their earnings were down by about 75 percent since this June. Among them, 40 percent sa
w a fall of more than 90 percent in income and more than 10 percent had no income at all.
onship that meets the requirements of the new era,” it said.
The resumption of the China-Japan strategic dialogue is a key sign that Beijing an狗亚体育下载链接ios会所
d Tokyo have pushed forward their bilateral relations on the right track and forged closer ties, said Lu Hao, a re
狗亚体育下载链接ios会所品茶微信searcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ Institute of Japanese Studies.
Official exchanges and communication mechanisms, including the strategic dialogue, were suspended after the two cou
ntries became mired in a dispute over China’s uninhabited Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea.狗亚体育下载链接ios会所
Lu said the strategic dialogue mechanism plays a vital role for the two neighbors, especial
ly as they are both facing unprecedented conditions and a rapidly changing global environment.
狗亚体育下载链接ios会所品茶微信”The dialogue not only focuses on improving bilateral ties but also touch
es on some of the important regional and international issues of common interest,” Lu
said, adding that boosting mutual understanding and cooperation between China
and Japan, the world’s second-and third-largest economies, helps promote regional stability and prosperity.狗亚体育下载链接ios会所
On Friday, while meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, Le, the vice-minister, said China and Japan should k
eep up the positive momentum brought by the improved ties and enhance short-term goals while strengthening long-term ones.
Describing the meeting in Osaka between Xi and Abe as fruitful, Kono said Japan is expecting a state visit by Xi next spring and i狗亚体育下载链接ios会所品茶微信
willing to work with China “in various fields and face global challenges shoulder to shoulder”.
Zhou Yongsheng, a professor and deputy director of the Ja
panese Studies Center at China Foreign Affairs University, said, “As Sino-J狗亚体育下载链接ios会所
apanese relations have shown signs of warming in recent years, both
狗亚体育下载链接ios会所品茶微信countries should cherish the momentum and build new relations featuring a shift from
competition to collaboration under the guidance of the strategic dialogue mechanism. Prom
oting Sino-Japanese ties will benefit the peace and prosperity of Asia and improve global governance.”
ents from WeChat groups have become commo
n complaints of the grassroots officials, said the official, who did not want to be named.?娱乐地图
He said he used to be in more than 40 WeChat working groups, but now he is involved in less than 10.
A total of 23 of the 50 fugitives suspected of major crimes who are on a class-A wanted
notice issued by China’s Ministry of Public Security have been detained, the ministry announced Thursday.
Of the 23 detainees, two are suspected of intentional homicide, eight are s
uspected of gang-related and organized crimes, seven are suspected of telecom and onli
ne fraud and five are suspected of other major crimes of fraud, the ministry said at a press conference.?娱乐地图女神会所
Since the class-A wanted notice was issued on July 24, public security au
thorities nationwide have taken the highest-level measures of investigation and s
urveillance on the 50 fugitives, said Jiang Guoli, deputy head of the criminal investigation bureau under the ministry.
?娱乐地图He said seven of the fugitives voluntarily turne
d themselves in to the authorities under the pressure of the law and policies.
Two fugitives were arrested by police with the help of tip-offs and?娱乐地图
those who offered tip-offs will be awarded 200,000 yuan ($28,400), Jiang noted.
The public security authorities are verifying a large number of clues about the fugitives provided by the public, he said.?娱乐地图女神会所
Jiang stressed that the authorities and the people have the determination and cap
ability to arrest the rest of the fugitives and urged them to surrender for leniency.
mergency notice to lower the water level in rivers and check drainage networks, pumping stations and related facilities.
The notice reminded all districts to check underground spaces including garages, shopping狗亚体育下载链接ios夜生活女神会所
malls, construction sites, and entrances and exits of rail stations to reinforce advertising billboards, air condit
ioners and decorations on high buildings, particularly in commercial and crowded places, to withstand strong winds.狗亚体育下载链接ios夜生活
Jiangsu has issued warnings to brace for strong winds, rainstorms and temperature drops since Friday.
The provincial meteorological administration said large-sca
狗亚体育下载链接ios夜生活le indoor and outdoor activities should be suspended and precarious buildings
should be demolished or repaired to ensure safety. People are also advised to stay at home.
The Xiangzhou district government of Zhuhai special economic zone i狗亚体育下载链接ios夜生活女神会所
n South China’s Guangdong province published a special notice recently, requiring all
狗亚体育下载链接ios夜生活government departments, organizations and units in the district to establish no more than one WeChat working group.
Furthermore, “no work assignments and work related content are allowed to be
published or forwarded on the WeChat working group after work,” the notice said.狗亚体育下载链接ios夜生活女神会所
“The move aims to help reduce the daily work burden on grassroots level officials and employees,” it said.
狗亚体育下载链接ios夜生活Xiangzhou district has taken the lead in Guangdong, the window of China’s reform and o
pening-up, to have issued such a notice that requires “one unit, one WeChat group” in its district.狗亚体育下载链接ios夜生活女神会所
The move has drawn much attention from the public, and the district has quickly hit the media spotlight at home and abroad.
violently attacked those who are against their opinions or who take pictures of them. Ta Kung Pa
o reported that when a female Hong Kong resident took out her cellphone on the subway a group of rioters狗亚体育下载链接ios千花网
surrounded her and were ready to beat the woman only because they suspected she was taking photos of them.
狗亚体育下载链接ios千花网However, nobody knew about their real identities because their faces were hidden behind masks.
The Civil Aviation Administration of China on Friday issued a major aviation safety risk warning over狗亚体育下载链接ios千花网女神会所
Cathay Pacific Airways in Hong Kong for a number of security risks and hidden dangers exposed recently.
The administration said some flight personnel of Cathay Pacific had pa
狗亚体育下载链接ios千花网rticipated in violent acts and been charged for related crimes, but were not being b
anned from aviation activities. The charges involved passenger information being leaked maliciously.
Such practices have shown there are hidden dangers to aviation狗亚体育下载链接ios千花网
safety, and have increased aviation risks from Hong Kong to mainland, the regulator said.
To maintain the order of air transport and protect passenger
狗亚体育下载链接ios千花网女神会所s’ safety, the administration imposed three conditions on Cathay Pacific .
From Saturday, Cathay Pacific should ban all staff who have participated and supported ill
egal protests and violent activities in Hong Kong, as well as those with records of extreme behaviors, from flyi狗亚体育下载链接ios千花网
ng mainland-related flights or performing other duties related to mainland aviation .
From Sunday, the company should share the information of all crew members who fly fl
狗亚体育下载链接ios千花网女神会所ights to the Chinese mainland or over the airspace of the mainland to mainland c
ivil aviation authorities. Without approval, flights will not be accepted to the mainland, the regulator said.
rt aims to better regulate procedures for review of death sentences and the execution.
Under the guideline, courts should inform those on death row that they have the right to tho狗亚体育下载链接ios千花坊
se meetings, and they must tell the defendants if the people that the inmates wish to see refuse the meeting.
If someone applies to meet with his or her child under the age of 18, courts should first
狗亚体育下载链接ios千花坊品茶微信ask for approval from the child’s guardian. A video meeting will be arranged if courts, after a review, believe
a face-to-face meeting would affect the children’s physical or mental health, it said.
The last words of convicts facing the death penalty can be recorded by audio or video, it said.狗亚体育下载链接ios千花坊
Ruan Chuansheng, a law professor at the Shanghai Administration Institute, said such a guideline will unify different pra
狗亚体育下载链接ios千花坊品茶微信ctices in the implementation of executions carried out by courts nationwide.
“We’ve had basic principles to carry out executions, such as informing of the right to meetings of convicts facing the death狗亚体育下载链接ios千花坊
penalty, but what courts should do for the meeting and how to arrange the meeting are not specified,” he said.
狗亚体育下载链接ios千花坊品茶微信Ji Chunwei, a criminal lawyer from Guangdong province, said t
he new rule is a big step forward in human rights protection in the judicial sector.
“The guideline will prevent situations in which some people were informe狗亚体育下载链接ios千花坊
d after their family members had been executed, which has happened before,” he said.
The guideline also clarifies some of the other legitimate rights of convicts on deat狗亚体育下载链接ios千花坊品茶微信
h row. It states that a local high court should inform the death penalty convict of the righ
t to hire a defense lawyer to help him or her in the penalty review process. Under current laws,狗亚体育下载链接ios千花坊品茶微信
all death sentences in the country must be reviewed by the Supreme People’s Court.
The defense lawyer can submit their findings or evidence either to the
local high court or directly to the top court, according to the guideline.
?online fraud cases in the first six months of this year, the report said.
狗亚体育下载链接ios后花园Sun Jinfeng, deputy director of the ministry’s criminal investigation department, applauded the cooperation, calli
ng for more enterprises and social institutes to join the anti-fraud team to maintain an orderly online environment.
he central government and all walks of life in Hong K狗亚体育下载链接ios后花园
ong are worried that social unrest in the city is starting to take its toll on its economy.
狗亚体育下载链接ios后花园女神会所Yang Guang, a spokesman for the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, said violent clashes between
the police and protesters have affected the city’s economy, harming tourism and retail sales.
狗亚体育下载链接ios后花园”The political protests began in June and have had a detrimental effect on Hong Kong’s economy and even dampened ov
erseas investors’ confidence in Hong Kong,” Yang said at a news conference on Tuesday.
He added that flights in and out of Hong Kong, railway operations
and traffic on major roadways in the city were all affected by the general strike on Monday.狗亚体育下载链接ios后花园女神会所
Yang’s remarks came after Hong Kong’s top financial official warned that the city’s ec
onomy faces the prospect of a “technical recession period” in the third quarter of this year.
Hong Kong’s economic output in the second quarter increase狗亚体育下载链接ios后花园
d 0.6 percent year-on-year, according to its Census and Statistics Department.
“Hong Kong’s economic environment became more challenging in Jul
y, and if there are job layoffs due to the economic downturn, this will affect the livelihood of m狗亚体育下载链接ios后花园女神会所
any Hong Kong residents,” Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po said on Wednesday.
He said the government will consider measures to support Hong Kong’s small and medium-sized enterprises and boost emplo
yment in terms of facilitating capital turnover, slashing operational costs and exploring overseas markets.