China issues warning to Hong Kong pro-democracy campaigners

Golden Bauhinia stalker mainland security agents

Golden Bauhinia stalker mainland security agents

China has promised Hong Kong's capitalist system will remain unchanged for "at least" 50 years, but it has not clarified what happens after that.

Today, Xi will preside over the 20th-anniversary ceremony just a few meters from where the "Umbrella Movement" took place, and a speech will be given on which the future of the rebellious city is expected.

"When taken together, the more direct statements, the greater pomp, and the tighter security combined signal a significant ramping up of the intensity and boldness of Beijing's efforts to rein in [Hong Kong's] ability to function as a city that is much freer - not just slightly freer - than any mainland metropolis", he said.

Recurrent in the images are the themes of nationalism versus colonialism, justice and freedom under Beijing's control, and the color red, a symbol of good fortune and Beijing support. Hong Kong has some of the world's highest housing prices.

He went on to tell the history of the British takeover of Kowloon and the New Territories, now part of Hong Kong, after the Qing dynasty was defeated in the two Opium Wars.

Lam, speaking in Mandarin instead of the Cantonese dialect widely used in Hong Kong and southern China, said she wanted to create a harmonious society and bring down astronomical housing prices that have also sown social discord.

Trump says he is sending federal help to fight Chicago crime
Our federal partners from the US attorney's office, the ATF, the FBI need to be much more invested in this overall strategy. State police, intelligence analysts and state and federal prosecutors will target illegal guns and repeat gun offenders.

He believed the new chief executive, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, was now entrusted with two missions - enactment of Article 23 of Hong Kong's Basic Law - which requires the city to enact its own national security law to ban treason, secession, sedition or subversion - and the launch of national education in the school curriculum.

The message comes as young activists have emerged calling for self-determination or even full independence for Hong Kong, which has infuriated Beijing.

Some protesters carried a cardboard model of a toilet picturing Leung's face on the lid and Lam's face in the bowl, covered with excrement.

While the Hong Kong Chinese also helped transform food culture in Vancouver, Yu said their arrival also bred resentment from others, including Chinese immigrants who preceded them.

"Hong Kong has developed from a small unknown fishing village into a large global metropolis, forged by the hard work of generations of Hong Kongers", he said.

But his words can not be taken at face value in light of the fact that his administration has trampled on the freedom of Hong Kong residents and their fundamental rights. A group of activists, including young pro-democracy leader Joshua Wong, were detained on Wednesday ahead of Xi's arrival after they staged a sit-in in front of an iconic sculpture of a gold Bauhinia flower - a monument to the handover.

Talking 2017 NBA Draft
Though Jackson has not worked out for the Celtics, it was reported Wednesday that the team had received his medical information. Then, it was believed that Boston could save the night by stealing Paul George away from the Lakers.

The remarks on Friday came a day after UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson stressed Britain's commitment to the historic Sino-Britain Joint Declaration, which gave Hong Kong rights unseen on the mainland through a "one country, two systems" agreement.

On Saturday, Hong Kong marked 20 years since the end of British colonial rule, when the Asian financial hub was handed back to mainland China.

In 2012, Xi's predecessor, Hu Jintao, made no mention of British invasion, or the 19th-century "humiliation", during his speech before Hong Kong's previous administration.

The CBC's Elaine Chau, age 6, and her brother Edmond, in the front yard of their Montreal house in 1992, the year the family moved to Canada from Hong Kong. "We support the police's law enforcement actions".

China's President urged Hong Kong to do more to increase security and boost "patriotic education".

Judiciary committee asks Lynch to disclose Clinton email conversations
The Post reported that the FBI considered the document bad intelligence and possibly even a fake sent to confuse the bureau. Circa's John Solomon and Sara A.

Recommended News

  • Injuries that have hampered world number one Andy Murray in 2017

    Lendl added that Murray is "hitting the ball really well" and that he's satisfied by Murray's performance in practice . Practice has gone well , " was Lendl's response when asked whether he is anxious about the number one tennis player.
    Sony to start spinning vinyl after 30-year hiatus

    Sony to start spinning vinyl after 30-year hiatus

    Or are you enjoying spinning records for the first time after growing up in the digital realm? People see it as an artefact'. Past year the United Kingdom , vinyl records generated more revenue than advertising-backed tiers of streaming platforms.
    Chile feels the fatigue from its all-out play in Confed Cup

    Chile feels the fatigue from its all-out play in Confed Cup

    Pizzi says the south Americans can hold their own against Fernando Santos-coached Portugal . Germany and Mexico will meet in the second semi-final on Thursday.
  • AP analysis shows more unopposed Missouri races, GOP edge

    Roughly 20 percent of seats up for election had just one major party candidate - seven for Republicans and six for Democrats. And that lack of competition in the fall pushes policy further off center, GiaQuinta argues, no matter which party benefits.
    Macron's party makes big win in legislative election

    Macron's party makes big win in legislative election

    The Socialists, who dominated the last Assembly, are expected to suffer a stinging defeat and win just a few dozen seats. With most first round votes counted, the National Front was on course to win about 13.5 percent of votes.

    Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr today

    While in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan Ramadan did not begin until May 28 and therefore will for the Eid moon on Sunday night. During Eid , Muslims will often buy new clothes for the occasion, and take part in festivals and celebrations.
  • Weather alert for storm headed east through Wallingford

    Weather alert for storm headed east through Wallingford

    EXTENDED: This weekend looks dry until late-day Sunday with high temperatures in the mid to upper 80s with humidity remaining low. The first line of showers and storms (associated with a trough of Low pressure) are moving through the Mid-South this afternoon.
    Manny Pacquiao vs Australia's Jeff Horn: Preview and Prediction

    Manny Pacquiao vs Australia's Jeff Horn: Preview and Prediction

    Pacquiao will try to earn the 60 win of his professional career against Jeff Horn this Sunday in Brisbane, Australia. You can also stream the fights on or the WatchESPN app. "I'm ready for any of them".
    Hamilton takes 66th career pole in Azerbaijan

    Hamilton takes 66th career pole in Azerbaijan

    I thought may be once I matched him may be it will fade but I was hungrier than ever today, even more hungry than before. Sebastian Vettel: "The result is okay, but obviously I am not entirely happy and this qualifying didn't help".
  • Fiery plane crash on Interstate 405 near John Wayne Airport

    Fiery plane crash on Interstate 405 near John Wayne Airport

    In the aftermath of the crash, the airfield was closed to arrivals, but arrivals were resumed about 45 minutes afterward. The man told KABC that the impact spun the vehicle around and that he saw flames all around.
    TMZ reports Venus is

    TMZ reports Venus is "at fault" for a fatal auto crash

    Williams, a seven-time Grand Slam champion, is the No. 10 seed at Wimbledon , which gets underway Monday in England. Venus Williams has been accused of causing a auto crash in Miami which lead to the death of a 78-year-old man.
    Hunters advised not to expect immediate grizzly bear hunting

    Hunters advised not to expect immediate grizzly bear hunting

    For example, it's likely that they'll allow for limited trophy hunting for grizzly bears in those states starting sometime soon. The question that has plagued every conversation about Yellowstone grizzlies for well over a year was finally answered today.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.