A bad year for Xi clouds Communist China’s 70th birthday celebrations

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 03:33:01 +0000

Chinese president Xi Jinping walks during a welcome ceremony for Bulgaria's President Rumen Radev at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 3, 2019. (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP)

BEIJING, China — It was meant to be an unabashed celebration of the triumph of Communism in China, and of President Xi Jinping’s authority as the country’s undisputed leader for years to come. But as the People’s Republic of China approaches its 70th anniversary on October 1st, Xi finds himself battling threats on multiple fronts. From […]

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China condemns US lawmakers’ support for Hong Kong protests

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 02:39:59 +0000

A pro-democracy protester holds eggs as he plan to throw them to the police station during a protest march in Hong Kong Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. Another weekend of protests is underway in Hong Kong as Mainland Chinese police are holding drills in nearby Shenzhen, prompting speculation they could be sent in to suppress the protests. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

BEIJING — A spokesman for China’s ceremonial legislature has condemned statements from U.S. lawmakers supportive of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement. You Wenze called the comments “a gross violation of the spirit of the rule of law, a blatant double standard and a gross interference in China’s internal affairs.” He says Hong Kong’s 7.5 million people […]

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Chinese military personnel parade near Hong Kong border

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2019 05:04:46 +0000

Thousands of Chinese military personnel paraded at a sports stadium in a city across the border from Hong Kong on Thursday, an AFP reporter witnessed.

Shenzhen, China — Thousands of Chinese military personnel paraded at a sports stadium in a city across the border from Hong Kong on Thursday, an AFP reporter witnessed. Armored vehicles were also inside the stadium in Shenzhen, with the drill taking place as fears rise that China may intervene to end 10 weeks of unrest […]

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LIST: Canceled flights to, from Hong Kong  on Aug. 14

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 23:37:14 +0000

MANILA, Philippines — Several flights to and from Hong Kong were canceled anew Wednesday due to raging protests in the special administrative region of China. The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said the canceled flights as of 4 a.m. are: Philippine Airlines  PR 306 (Manila-Hong Kong) PR307 (Hong Kong-Manila) Cathay Pacific CX 906 (Manila-Hong Kong) […]

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Protesters trigger second day of Hong Kong airport chaos

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 11:21:18 +0000

A tourist (C) gives her luggage to security guards as she tries to enter the departures gate during another demonstration by pro-democracy protesters at Hong Kong's international airport on August 13, 2019. - Protesters blocked passengers at departure halls of Hong Kong airport on August 13, a day after a sit-in forced authorities to cancel all flights to and from the major international hub. (Photo by Philip FONG / AFP)

HONG KONG — Hundreds of flights were cancelled or suspended at Hong Kong’s airport on Tuesday as pro-democracy protesters staged a second day of hugely disruptive rallies, defying warnings from the city’s leader who said they were heading down a “path of no return”.    The new protest came as Beijing also sent further ominous signals […]

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LIST: Canceled flights on Monday due to Hong Kong protests

Credit to Author: Dennis Maliwanag| Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2019 23:04:02 +0000

LIST: Canceled flights on Monday due to Hong Kong protests

MANILA, Philippines — Several flights to and from Hong Kong were canceled on Tuesday due to ongoing protests in Hong Kong. In an advisory, the Manila International Airport Authority announced the cancellations of the following flights as of 6:50 a.m.: Cathay Pacific CX 901 Hong Kong-Manila CX 930 Manila-Hongkong CX 939  Hong Kong-Manila CX 976 […]

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Flights from Hong Kong Airport to resume from 6 am Tuesday

Credit to Author: racosta| Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2019 12:49:41 +0000

Flights from Hong Kong Airport to resume from 6 am Tuesday

Hong Kong Airport Authority hopes to resume flights from 6 a.m. on Tuesday after more than 180 departures were canceled earlier today, according to Hong Kong Media.

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