Hong Kong stocks gain in week as Geely, BYD, shine on robust EV sales

Local stocks are headed for another winning week as Geely Auto and BYD lead carmakers higher on robust EV sales. They overshadow concerns about China’s economic slowdown. Read more on

UN Human Rights Experts Call on Hong Kong Government to Repeal National Security Law

Four independent United Nations human rights experts are calling on the Hong Kong government to drop the Beijing-imposed national security law, saying the legislation is fundamentally incompatible with international norms. Read more on


Forget the ‘small minority,’ the national security law has silenced Hong Kong society

“We are told that things have returned to ‘normal’. Well, returned to what was normal in Stalin’s Russia or Ceausescu’s Romania, perhaps,” writes Tim Hamlett. Read more on

China stocks swing amid looming stagflation as producer inflation soars

Producer prices jumped 10.7 per cent year on year in September, the fastest pace since November 1995, National Bureau of Statistics data showed. Read more on

UN experts urge review of Hong Kong security law; say arrests ‘incompatible’ with human rights and int’l law

Four United Nations international rights experts have urged the Hong Kong authorities to launch an independent review of the Beijing-imposed national security law, saying it is “incompatible&… Read more on

This week

China stocks drop on slowdown worries while Kompasu halts Hong Kong markets

Stocks retreat for a third day amid losses in energy producers as China seeks to boost power supply to ease a crunch. Read more on

Hang Seng declines on tech stock losses and China power crunch concerns

Stocks decline from a four-week high as tech leaders from Alibaba to Meituan falter while the city braces for extreme weather conditions. Higher energy costs are undermining economic recovery. Read more on

The Tiananmen Massacre statue and the purging of Hong Kong

Hong Kong University is “signalling that it will sacrifice its century-old tradition of academic freedom and critical inquiry in the interests of self-preservation,” writes Louisa Lim. Read more on

Alibaba, Meituan lift Hang Seng on bets China crackdown on tech is ending

Meituan has accepted a US$533 million fine for monopolistic practices after a five-month probe by market regulator. Investors see that as a relief for the broader sector. Read more on

Last week

Hong Kong Media Outlet Ordered to Support Beijing’s Interests Under New Guidelines – Vision Times

In what is seen as a move to further undermine editorial independence in Hong Kong, the Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) was instructed by the government to prioritize national security as well as the interests of the Chinese regime. The document outlining the new rules was handed over to RHTK’s staff on Sept. 29. Read more on

Hong Kong’s security chief – the most dangerous person in town?

Who is the most dangerous person in Hong Kong today?  No, it’s not the 15-year-old girl locked up this month and denied bail for allegedly inciting subversion. And it’s not any one of her thre… Read more on

The University of Hong Kong must cherish its autonomy and protect the Tiananmen Massacre statue

This week, I walked past the memorial at the University of Hong Kong to those who lost their lives in the June 4, 1989, incident in Beijing, Jens Galschiøt’s Pillar of Shame. University authorities… Read more on

Hong Kong stocks set for weekly gain on Alibaba rally, China services data

Benchmark stock index is headed for a second weekly advance after a private report shows China’s services industry grew in September. Alibaba rallies for a third day from an all-time low. Read more on

Analysis: Hong Kong prioritized opening to China over the rest of the world. Now it’s stuck in Covid limbo

Almost two years into the Covid-19 pandemic, some of the world’s major business hubs — including New York, London and Paris — are reopening as travel restrictions relax and daily life resumes. Read more on

Chinese emblem appears on Hong Kong gov’t websites under updated flag law, local emblem shrinks

The Chinese emblem has appeared at the top of several Hong Kong government websites next to the local emblem as an updated flag law is gazetted. The Hong Kong emblem also appears to have shrunk in … Read more on