Taiwan says Hong Kong warned off flight to Taiwan-controlled island : The Asahi Shimbun

TAIPEI–Hong Kong air traffic controllers on Thursday warned off a Taiwanese civilian flight flying to Taiwan-controlled islands in the South China Sea, forcing it to turn back, the island’s government said. The incident, which comes at a time of rising regional tensions, occurred as a UNI Air charter flight from southern Taiwan’s Kaohsiung to the Pratas Islands was approaching Hong Kong’s flight information region, Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration said. Hong Kong air traffic controllers told the captain there were “dangerous activities” happening below 26,000 feet and the aircraft could not…

Hong Kong as a Key Battlefield in the New Cold War

The increasingly aggressive US posture toward China has led to sanctions against Hong Kong officials for their roles in the recent crackdown, as well as the growing rejection of Chinese technology giants like Huawei from US markets. But its primary target is Hong Kong’s role as an international financial center. What is the next American step on this battlefield of the new cold war? Hong Kong as China’s Golden Goose As a center for international finance, Hong Kong is the main battlefield for the new cold war between the United…

Taiwan says Hong Kong warned off flight to Taiwan-controlled island

TAIPEI, Oct 15 (Reuters) – Hong Kong air traffic controllers on Thursday warned off a Taiwanese civilian flight flying to Taiwan-controlled islands in the South China Sea, forcing it to turn back, the island’s government said. The incident, which comes at a time of rising regional tensions, occurred as a UNI Air charter flight from southern Taiwan’s Kaohsiung to the Pratas Islands was approaching Hong Kong’s flight information region, Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration said. Hong Kong air traffic controllers told the captain there were “dangerous activities” happening below 26,000 feet…

Taiwan says Hong Kong warned of ongoing danger after South China Sea flight blocked

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Hong Kong air traffic controllers told Taiwan there was danger until further notice on a flight path to Taiwanese-controlled islands in the South China Sea, Taipei said on Friday, a case that has raised fears Beijing may try and blockade the islets. Tensions over the Pratas Islands, in the northern part of the contested South China Sea, have spiked in recent weeks, with China carrying out several military exercises near them. The Pratas are only lightly defended by Chinese-claimed Taiwan. On Thursday, Taiwan said a regular civilian…

Taiwan says Hong Kong warned off flight to Taiwan-controlled island | The Mighty 790 KFGO

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Hong Kong air traffic controllers on Thursday warned off a Taiwanese civilian flight flying to Taiwan-controlled islands in the South China Sea, forcing it to turn back, the island’s government said. The incident, which comes at a time of rising regional tensions, occurred as a UNI Air charter flight from southern Taiwan’s Kaohsiung to the Pratas Islands was approaching Hong Kong’s flight information region, Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration said. Hong Kong air traffic controllers told the captain there were “dangerous activities” happening below 26,000 feet and the…

China can’t be trusted, Xi’s dictatorship ‘thuggish’, says Britain’s last Hong Kong Governor Chris Patten

Chinese President Xi Jinping&nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspPTI Beijing, China: Asserting that China cannot be trusted, Britain’s last Hong Kong Governor Chris Patten has said that the coronavirus pandemic becomes a “greater menace” because of the Chinese government that silenced its brave doctors when they tried to blow the whistle on what was happening. In an opinion piece in Project Syndicate, Patten highlighted the four examples of the Chinese leadership’s “duplicity and mendacity” to demonstrate that the world should not trust China. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s dictatorship is certainly “thuggish” and…

Beijing floats plan for man-made Hong Kong island

One hundred days have passed since Beijing imposed a catch-all national security law on Hong Kong on July 1, the 23rd anniversary of the return of the former British territory. Since then, the protests that convulsed the financial hub for the better part of 2019 have petered out, to the extent that local police have reputedly downsized their riot squad. Now Beijing is pivoting to Hong Kong’s perennial housing woes, applying expertise and experience gained from building an archipelago of artificial, militarized islands across the South China Sea.  A mammoth…

U.S., China Spar Over Mainland Detention of 12 Hong Kong Activists

HONG KONG—China’s arrest of 12 Hong Kong pro-democracy activists, nabbed as they tried to flee the city by boat in the face of an intensifying crackdown on dissent, is fueling a new war of words between Washington and Beijing. On Sunday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Twitter that the people detained weren’t seeking democratic freedoms but “elements attempting to separate Hong Kong from China.” Other Chinese officials this weekend accused the U.S. of meddling in China’s internal affairs. … Source link

Hong Kong’s Financial Center Turns Into A Key Battleground in U.S.-China Cold War

  During his speech on July 23, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo remarked that the United States’ clash with China was one of “freedom vs. totalitarianism.”    The conflict is reminiscent of the U.S.-Soviet Cold War, but the former Soviet Union was powerless when it came to international finance. China, however, has the global financial center of Hong Kong.     RELATED READ: [Bookmark] INTERVIEW | Former Governor Chris Patten Worried About Hong Kong’s Future   The currencies of both the former Soviet Union and China are dependent on…

Hong Kong will suspend some legal cooperation with United States, China says

Hong Kong will suspend an agreement on mutual legal assistance with the United States, China’s foreign ministry said, in a tit-for-tat response to Washington ending some agreements with Hong Kong. Key points: The agreement was signed in 1997 before Britain returned Hong Kong to China It specified that the US and Hong Kong governments would help each other in criminal matters This includes transferring people in custody or searching and confiscating proceeds of crime The US State Department notified Hong Kong on Wednesday (local time) that Washington had suspended or…