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"#China unveiled on Sunday (June 19) a list of #HongKong government officials in the new administration of incoming leader John Lee, set to be sworn in on July 1." straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia…
Lists from the official Xinhua news agency and the Hong Kong government showed finance secretary Paul Chan retains his post, while Mr Paul Lam replaces Ms Teresa Cheng as justice secretary, and Mr Eric Chan becomes the new chief secretary, or No. 2 official.
"Some Hong Kong media have said President Xi Jinping is expected to attend Mr Lee’s swearing-in ceremony in Hong Kong, but it was not confirmed whether any senior mainland leaders would attend."
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US view of developments in #Ukraine: "At the broadest levels, there's no doubt that thus far #Russia has failed to achieve it strategic objectives" @DOD_Policy Colin Kahl tells #CNAS2022

"Vladimir Putin went into this war seeking to gobble Ukraine up..."
#Russia "has had more progress in the south" of #Ukraine, per @DOD_Policy

Russian gains-"To some degree that is true although the gains on any given day really measured in blocks" he says "They are not large, sweeping breakthroughs of Ukrainian defenses"
"There are significant casualties, but that is true on both sides" per @DOD_Policy at #CNAS2022 on #Russia-#Ukraine fighting

"The Ukrainians are taking casualties, The Russians are taking a lot of casualties, as well, & the front lines are not moving very much"
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End of an icon #jumbo #jumbofloatingrestaurant #hongkong #hk
Boat horns sounding in tribute to what was once a landmark in the south of Hong Kong (sound on)
Tug boats pushing and pulling Jumbo out of the Aberdeen typhoon shelter
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3 years ago today, an event changed #HongKong forever: The police dispersed #antiELAB protesters outside of #LegCo on #Jun12. It marks the start of the (last) pro-democracy struggle of the city. A thread. (1/9)
At the moment when the police fired their first shot, I was being interviewed by the PTS #Taiwan. Link: bit.ly/3xi7STc. After the interview, I headed back to CITIC Tower and see what I could help. (2/9)
The atrium of the building was full of smoke and people were being treated by volunteer first responders. The police didn’t stop firing the teat gas outside of the LegCo and subsequently cleared off the area. The rest is history. (3/9)
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Just now: A Mandarin-speaking man attacked a Hong Kong student at @Cornell for putting up posters supporting freedom of #HongKong and #Uyghurs. This man's action & any kind of Chinese aggression against #Hongkongers should never be acceptable. Here's what happened:
Around 18:30, as a Cornell student was putting "#FreeHongKong" & "#FreeUyghurs" posters up in Ithanca Commons near Cornell, a man approached to threaten him in Mandarin. The student immediately recorded the scene with his phone. (2/) @SPEAL_Cornell
The man then pushed him to the ground and tried to snatch his phone away, leaving wounds on his hand. The assault only ended as another passerby interrupted. (3/) @SPEAL_Cornell @students4hk Image
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Tracking #BA4 and #BA5 #Omicron #Sublineages over time

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Updated 6/07/2022
BA.4/5 is rapidly🔥 increasing in the #UnitedStates!

Top5 BA.4/5 hotspots: #SouthAfrica, #USA, #UnitedKingdom, #Portugal and #Germany
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Tracking #BA4 and #BA5 #Omicron #Sublineages over time

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Updated 6/06/2022
BA.4/5 is quickly increasing in #UnitedStates!

Top5 BA.4/5 hotspots: #SouthAfrica, #USA, #UnitedKingdom, #Portugal and #Germany
Tracking #BA4/#BA5 in #Asia

Hotspots:
BA.4 - #Israel, #Singapore, #Japan, #HongKong, #India
BA.5- #Israel, #Singapore, #India, #Japan,
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Tracking #BA4 and #BA5 #Omicron #Sublineages over time

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Sequence count: 10,779

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Updated 6/05/2022
BA.4/5 is quickly increasing in #UnitedStates!

Top5 BA.4/5 hotspots: #SouthAfrica, #USA, #UnitedKingdom, #Germany and #Portugal
Tracking #BA4/#BA5 in #Asia

Hotspots:
BA.4 - #Israel, #Singapore, #Japan, #HongKong, #India
BA.5- #Israel, #Singapore, #India, #Japan,
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Tracking #BA4 and #BA5 #Omicron #Sublineages over time

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Sequence count: 10,658

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Updated 6/04/2022
BA.4/5 is quickly increasing in #UnitedStates!

Top5 BA.4/5 hotspots: #SouthAfrica, #USA, #UnitedKingdom, #Germany and #Portugal Image
Tracking #BA4/#BA5 in #Asia

Hotspots:
BA.4 - #Israel, #Singapore, #Japan, #HongKong, #India
BA.5- #Israel, #Singapore, #Japan, #India Image
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In Hong Kong’s Victoria Park, where people had come together for an annual vigil before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, authorities blocked off main parts of the venue and warned people against illegal gatherings. Full Story: reuters.com/world/chinas-t…
Heavy police presence in and around Victoria Park.
"To remember is to resist," prominent Chinese human rights lawyer @tengbiao told Reuters from the United States. "If nobody remembers, the suffering of the people will never stop and the perpetrators will continue their crimes with impunity."
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天安门大屠杀 Today commentates the 33rd anniversary of the #Tiananmen Square Massacre in China. The CPC has made #HongKong a police state. This will be the first remembrance without a public commemoration in #HK . Remember this was about inflation and runaway food prices 🤫1/8
China’s military executed over 10,000 students protesting food scarcity and runaway prices. The government rolled their tanks over the dead students and then washed their remains down the sewer with fire hoses..#Emblematic of how Xi treats his detractors. #XinjiangPoliceFiles 2/8
As the Rules-based world marches ever closer to a kinetic conflict with China, we must all remember the bravery that Tank Man showed the world in defiance of China’s poor policies and autocratic government. 3/8
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By @leamokhc: Two universities in #HongKong are planning to restructure or downgrade their politics departments as demand for places falls in the wake of the national security law. hongkongfp.com/2022/05/30/two…
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) said it intends to “restructure” its department of Government and Public Administration (GPA), citing the decline in applicants and long-time financial challenges.
The 51-year-old department, which has cultivated prominent politicians and pro-democracy activists, will be downgraded to a programme. It will be incorporated into a yet-to-be-named new school ...
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International judicial figures, including the former UK attorney general Sir Robert Buckland, backed a legal opinion that says the systematic threats to #HongKong’s judicial independence will continue to intensify, ...theguardian.com/world/2022/may…
... and that the continued presence of overseas judges is being used by the territory’s government as a vote of confidence.
Other signatories include the human rights lawyer Helena Kennedy; Alex Carlile, a former independent reviewer of UK terrorist legislation; Prof Irwin Cotler, a former attorney general of Canada; Guy Mansfield, a former chairman of the UK Bar Council;
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Participé junto a Cuerpo Diplomático en encuentro virtual con Alta Comisionada #ONU para #DDHH, Michelle Bachelet, quien se encuentra en #China. Bachelet ofreció detalles su visita, cual permitirá una coop. más amplia e/ China y ONU en DDHH @CubaMINREX @CUBAONU @MisionCubaONUG
En mi intervención, ratifiqué el apoyo de #Cuba a la postura china en asuntos relacionados con #Xinjiang, #HongKong y #Tíbet. Rechazamos los dobles raseros, la politización de los #DDHH y su uso para interferir en asuntos internos de otros países. @CubaMINREX @CUBAONU
Celebramos logros alcanzados por #China en la lucha contra la pobreza y sus avances económicos y sociales en las últimas décadas. Reconocimos su papel como actor protagónico y coordinador e/ países en desarrollo y en materia protección #DDHH. @CubaMINREX @CUBAONU @MisionCubaONUG
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Tracking #BA4 and #BA5 #Omicron #Sublineages over time

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Updated 5/22/2022
Tracking #BA4/#BA4 in #Asia and #Oceania

Hotspots: #Israel, #Hongkong, #NewSouthWales (#Australia), #Singapore
Emerging Hotspots: #India
#NewZealand (MIQ facility)
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Tracking #BA4 and #BA5 #Omicron #Sublineages over time

This tracker includes only sequences with signature mutations👇

Tracker: public.tableau.com/app/profile/ra…

Updated 5/21/2022
Tracking #BA4/#BA4 in #Asia and #Oceania

Hotspots: #Israel, #Hongkong, #NewSouthWales (#Australia), #Singapore
Emerging Hotspots: #India
#NewZealand (MIQ facility)
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Tracking #BA4 and #BA5 #Omicron #Sublineages over time

This tracker includes only sequences with signature mutations👇

Tracker: public.tableau.com/app/profile/ra…

Updated 5/20/2022
Tracking #BA4/#BA4 in #Asia and #Oceania

Hotspots: #Israel, #Hongkong, #NewSouthWales (#Australia), #Singapore
Emerging Hotspots: #India ImageImage
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Important story from @hkfp: "The list of closed platforms also includes Citizen News. But a number of small-scale local Chinese-language outlets are still telling the stories of #HongKong in an independent voice." hongkongfp.com/2022/05/09/exp…
“[A]lthough the environment changed, most of us have remained in our position and try our best to find the truth for the Hong Kong community,” said Ronson Chan, chair of the Hong Kong Journalists Association.
Founded by “a small group of former Apple Daily employees” on July 21 last year, Channel C HK has won more than 200,000 subscribers on YouTube, over 185,000 Instagram followers and nearly 80,000 likes on Facebook in just nine months.
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By @SpeakerPelosi: “Zen’s arrest is one of the clearest signs yet of #Beijing’s worsening crackdown as #HongKong fights for its freedoms — and of Beijing’s growing desperation and fear that it is losing this fight.”

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“Zen and three of his colleagues have been released on bail, but the charges remain in force, with each facing the prospect of life in prison. We must all condemn their arrests, which are an affront to religious freedom, political freedoms and human rights.”
“As I have said before, if we do not speak out for human rights in China because of commercial interests, we lose all moral authority to speak out on human rights anywhere in the world.”
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"John Lee's background is that of a policeman, a law enforcer. This suggests that Beijing places its view of law and order at the front and centre of ruling #HongKong,” @ChongJaIan told BBC. bbc.com/news/world-asi…
Dr Professor Steve Tsang of the China Institute at SOAS agrees, calling Mr Lee "Beijing's enforcer".

His appointment confirms that "Beijing intends to have its man in Hong Kong toe the party line and do what Beijing expects it to do."
Analysts also say Mr Lee's lack of popular support leaves little choice for him but to continue relying on Beijing to secure his political position.
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"#HongKong isn’t what it was. The exuberantly free and pluralist society that I knew for 28 years has largely vanished. Activists for a kaleidoscope of political and social causes no longer line the road outside Causeway Bay station." bloomberg.com/opinion/articl…
"Hong Kong officials say the national security law that China imposed on the city in 2020 ended the chaos and violence of the 2019 pro-democracy protests and restored order. It did a lot more than that."
“It was as if, in order to fix a leaky pipe, the builders had pulled down the entire house and plowed up the land under its foundations,” @limlouisa wrote in Indelible City.
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The four trustees of the "612 Humanitarian Fund" in #HongKong were released on bail late last night. However, @laiyanhoeric said the arrest indicates that the #NSL is now weaponized to crack down on non-violent public activities in the city. My latest: dw.com/zh/612%E5%9F%B…
According to @hk01official, the police suspected that the fund's trustees began to "collude with foreign forces" prior to the imposition of the #NSL. It cited evidence including the fund was used to support members of #HongKong's civil society organization to ...
... to go to the UK and Geneva to lobby support from foreign lawmakers and "smear #HongKong." The police also suspected that the fund provided medical and legal support to NGOs in #Taiwan as well as Hong Kongers in Canada.
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By @XinqiSu: "A #HongKong scholar who helped run a now-disbanded defence fund for democracy protesters was arrested at the airport under the national security law, two legal sources said." sg.news.yahoo.com/hong-kong-defe…
"Hui Po-keung, a prominent cultural studies scholar, was on his way to take up an academic post in Europe before he was detained on Tuesday, the sources said, asking not to be named."
"Hui was arrested for 'collusion with foreign forces', one source said, an offence under a new security law that Beijing imposed on Hong Kong in response to huge protests three years ago."
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