Partial solar eclipse seen from Hong Kong’s harbour
23 June 2020 | 3:29 pm
In Hong Kong, dozens of skywatchers ranging from astronomy enthusiasts with telescopes to families enjoying Father's Day gathered at a waterfront park in east Kowloon to witness the partial solar eclipse. Observers along a narrow band from Africa to Asia can witness a dramatic "ring of fire" annular eclipse, but in Hong Kong only a partial solar eclipse - one that covered nearly nine-tenth of the sun - can be seen.
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Citing legal concerns, the club has suspended the 26th edition of its human rights reporting award. Hong Kong's national security laws have stifled free press in the former bastion of democracy.
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An election committee composed largely of pro-Beijing figures voted for John Lee, a former security official, to be the new leader of Hong Kong. Lee, the only candidate in the vote, replaces Carrie Lam in July.
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It's the first time Xi has made a trip outside mainland China since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The visit is expected to showcase Beijing's control over Hong Kong after a political crackdown crushed dissent.
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Action thriller "Raging Fire" won best film at the 40th Hong Kong Film Awards on Sunday (July 17), taking home three other trophies for best director, best editing and best action choreography.
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Giant panda An An was euthanized at the age of 35 at a Hong Kong theme park, with park officials saying they were "deeply saddened" by the loss.
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Courts in Hong Kong have recently imprisoned at least two activists under protest-related charges. New regional leader John Lee has vowed to focus on national security, and critics are wary of what that could mean.
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China should also release people detained during Hong Kong's protests in 2019, the UN Human Rights Committee has said. It marks the panel's first recommendation since 2020.
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Japanese citizens will once again be able to get Chinese visas, Beijing said, reversing a previous ban over COVID testing China had slammed as "discriminatory."