Guangzhou lockdown: Chinese are criticizing zero-Covid — in language censors don’t seem to understand

Hong Kong CNN — In many countries, cursing online about the government is so commonplace that nobody bats an eye. But it’s not such an easy task on China’s heavily censored internet. That doesn’t appear to have stopped residents of Guangzhou from venting their frustration after their city – a global manufacturing powerhouse home to … Read more

Guangzhou lockdown: Chinese are criticizing zero-Covid — in language censors don’t understand

Hong Kong CNN — In many countries, cursing online about the government is so commonplace that nobody bats an eye. But it’s not such an easy task on China’s heavily censored internet. That doesn’t appear to have stopped residents of Guangzhou from venting their frustration after their city – a global manufacturing powerhouse home to … Read more

Hong Kong jails woman for insulting China’s national anthem during Olympic celebration

Hong Kong CNN — A woman who waved a British colonial-era flag to celebrate Hong Kong claiming Olympic gold has become the first person in the city to be jailed on a charge of insulting the Chinese national anthem. Paula Leung, a 42-year-old online journalist, admitted the charge and was given a three-month jail sentence … Read more

New Pay Transparency Laws in California and New York City Impose Disclosure Obligations for Any Position That Can Be Performed in Those Locations

California and New York City are joining Colorado and Washington state in imposing pay range disclosures in job postings. On November 1, 2022, covered employers will be required to include the salary range in a job posting for any position that can be performed, at least in part, in New York City. On January 1, … Read more

Manchester: Chinese consulate says pulling hair of Hong Kong protester was ‘my duty’

Hong Kong CNN — A Chinese diplomat who was filmed pulling the hair of a Hong Kong pro-democracy protester on the grounds of his consulate in Manchester, England, has defended his actions – saying it was his “duty” to maintain China’s dignity. “Any diplomat” would have done the same, Chinese Consul-General Zheng Xiyuan said on … Read more

Sanctioned Russian oligarch’s $500 million superyacht leaves Hong Kong for Cape Town

A luxury yacht belonging to sanctioned Russian oligarch Alexey Mordashov departed Hong Kong waters on Thursday heading for the South African port of Cape Town, according to private tracking site MarineTraffic. The prominent sight of the 465 foot (141-metre) multi-deck Nord in the city’s Victoria harbor in recent weeks had sparked criticism from the US … Read more

Hong Kong leader on new property measures, attracting foreign talent

John Lee, Hong Kong’s chief executive, arrives to deliver his policy address at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong on Oct. 19, 2022. Paul Yeung | Bloomberg | Getty Images Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee on Wednesday announced plans to attract talent and investment to the Asian financial hub which has lost thousands of … Read more

Chief executive John Lee’s maiden speech

Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee speaking at a press conference before his Executive Council Meeting on October 18, 2022 in Hong Kong, China. John Lee will release his first policy address as Chief Executive. (Photo by Vernon Yuen/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Nurphoto | Nurphoto | Getty Images Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee on … Read more