China said Hong Kong’s future leader needs to tackle the city’s housing crisis in the latest sign that the city’s expensive residential real estate market is a priority for Beijing.
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While members of the public have been adhering to COVID-19 restrictions, a pardon for officials having violated them has caused trouble in the territory.
Over the past year, Xi Jinping’s government has sought to gain control of the vast amounts of data held by large tech firms.
Protest has been all but banned in Hong Kong as China carries out a sweeping crackdown against its opponents.
China's authoritarian leaders have used the law to stamp out dissent in Hong Kong after the city was convulsed by huge and often violent democracy protests in 2019.
Hundreds of police officers descended on the newspaper’s Hong Kong headquarters, media reports said.
The moves by the city’s Beijing-appointed government have raised more questions about Hong Kong’s viability as a financial hub.
The bill, passed Wednesday, will allow the city’s immigration director to obtain information about any passenger or crew member boarding a flight.
The shift to a forceful inculcation of national security issues, even among young children, comes as Beijing increases its control over almost all sectors and institutions in Hong Kong.
The moves are the latest in China’s efforts to ensure that pro-democracy voices don’t have a path to obtain power in Hong Kong.