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Zen Soo

WWMT-TV

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  • SCMP News
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Recent articles by Zen:

Hong Kong newspaper raided, tycoon detained under new law

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities broadened their enforcement of a new national security law on Monday, arresting media tycoon Jimmy Lai, searching the headquarters of his Next Digital group and carting away boxes of what they said was evidence. In the evening, police also arrested prominent pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow Ting at her home, according to a tweet by fellow activist Nathan… → Read More

Hong Kong newspaper raided, tycoon detained under new law

Hong Kong authorities arrested media tycoon Jimmy Lai on Monday, broadening their enforcement of a new national security law and stoking fears of a crackdown on the semi-autonomous region's free press. Police were seen carting away boxes of what they said was evidence at Lai's pro-democracy Next Digital headquarters. → Read More

Hong Kong postpones elections by a year, citing coronavirus

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced Friday that the government will postpone highly anticipated legislative elections by one year, citing a worsening coronavirus outbreak in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. The Hong Kong government is invoking an emergency ordinance in delaying the elections. Lam said the government has the support of the Chinese government in making the… → Read More

Hong Kong protesters adapt signs, slogans to skirt new law

HONG KONG (AP) — It was one of the first protests in Hong Kong after a feared national security law came into effect. Among a dozen or so lunchtime demonstrators at a luxury mall in the Central business district, a man raised a poster that — viewed from afar — read in Chinese, "Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times. " → Read More

Experts say Twitter breach troubling, undermines trust

HONG KONG - A breach in Twitter’s security that allowed hackers to break into the accounts of leaders and technology moguls is one of the worst attacks in recent years and may shake trust in a platform politicians and CEOs use to communicate with the public, experts said Thursday. The FBI said Thursday it is investigating the hacks, and said the high-profile accounts “appear to have been… → Read More

Facebook, others block requests on Hong Kong user data

HONG KONG (AP) — Social media platforms and messaging apps including Facebook, WhatsApp, Telegram, Google and Twitter will deny law enforcement requests for user data in Hong Kong as they assess the effect of a new national security law enacted last week. → Read More

US diplomat in Hong Kong says security law use a 'tragedy'

HONG KONG (AP) — The top American diplomat in Hong Kong said Monday that it is a "tragedy" to use the semi-autonomous Chinese territory's new national security law to chip away at "fundamental freedoms" in the Asian financial hub and create an "atmosphere of coercion and self-censorship. " "Using the national security law to erode fundamental freedoms and to create an atmosphere of coercion and… → Read More

Hundreds march in Hong Kong as leader urges stability

HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of people marched in Hong Kong's streets on Tuesday night to mark a year since the start of anti-government protests, as the leader of the semi-autonomous Chinese city called for peace and stability. “Everyone has to learn their lesson, including the Hong Kong government,” Carrie Lam told reporters. “Hong Kong cannot bear that kind of chaos, and the people of Hong Kong… → Read More

Focus shifts to Hong Kong's fate on Tiananmen anniversary

HONG KONG (AP) — As China tightens its control over Hong Kong, activists in the city sought new ways Thursday to mark the 31st anniversary of the crushing of a democracy movement centered on Beijing's Tiananmen Square. With democracy all but snuffed out in mainland China, the focus has shifted increasingly to Hong Kong, where authorities banned an annual candlelight vigil marking the anniversary… → Read More

Hong Kong blocks Tiananmen vigil; rush on for UK passports

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police rejected an application Monday for an annual candlelight vigil marking the anniversary this week of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, as residents rushed to apply for passports that could allow them to move to the United Kingdom. Throngs of people lined up at DHL courier outlets across the city, many to send documents to the U. K. to apply for or renew what… → Read More

Protesters mass in Hong Kong as anthem law is debated

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of protesters shouted pro-democracy slogans and insults at police in Hong Kong on Wednesday as lawmakers debated a bill criminalizing abuse of the Chinese national anthem in the semi-autonomous city. Police massed outside the legislative building ahead of the session and warned protesters that if they did not disperse, they could be prosecuted. → Read More

Hong Kong leader says security law not a threat to freedoms

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader said Tuesday that national security legislation proposed by China's legislature will not threaten the semi-autonomous territory's civil rights, despite widespread criticism of the move as an encroachment on freedom of speech and assembly. The city's chief executive, Carrie Lam, told reporters that there was "no need for us to worry" over the move being… → Read More

Stanley Ho, who built Macao's gambling industry, dies at 98

HONG KONG (AP) — Stanley Ho, the Macao casino tycoon who was considered the father of modern gambling in China, died Tuesday in Hong Kong. He was 98. A family statement said he died peacefully in his sleep, but did not give a cause of death. Known as the "King of Gambling," the dashing billionaire and bon vivant secured a four-decade monopoly on casinos in Macao, then parlayed his home advantage… → Read More

Hong Kong lawmakers clash as pro-Beijing camp elects chair

HONG KONG (AP) — Clashes broke out in Hong Kong's legislature Monday for a second time this month as a pro-Beijing lawmaker was elected as chair of a key committee that scrutinizes bills, ending a prolonged struggle for control with the pro-democracy camp. The legislature's House Committee, which vets bills and decides when to present them for a final vote, had been without a chairperson for… → Read More

U.S. restriction on chipmakers deals critical blow to Huawei

HONG KONG (AP) — The latest U. S. sanctions on tech giant Huawei threaten to devastate the company and escalate a feud with China that could disrupt technology industries worldwide. Huawei Technologies Ltd. is one of the biggest makers of smartphones and network equipment, but that $123 billion-a-year business is in jeopardy after Washington announced further restrictions on use of American… → Read More

Hong Kong police watchdog upholds actions against protesters

HONG KONG (AP) — A long-awaited report from an official Hong Kong police watchdog group issued Friday said officers used force only in response to threats to their safety during months of anti-government protests last year. Police fired live rounds on 12 occasions when they "had reasonable suspicion of lethal force" being used or prepared against them, the Independent Police Complaints Council… → Read More

Hong Kong police spray tear gas in protest at shopping mall

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police used pepper spray on Friday to disperse over a hundred protesters in a shopping mall who were singing and chanting pro-democracy slogans. The demonstrators sang the protest anthem "Glory to Hong Kong" and chanted "Glory to Hong Kong, revolution of our times" in the New Town Plaza mall in Hong Kong's New Territories. → Read More

Hong Kong university entrance exams begin with virus steps

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong students began taking university entrance examinations Friday with masks, temperature checks and social-distancing measures in place after a one-month delay. More than 52,000 students are expected to sit for the city's Diploma of Secondary Education examinations, which are used for university admissions. → Read More

US, UK condemn Hong Kong arrests of democracy advocates

HONG KONG (AP) — The United States and Britain have condemned the arrests of at least 14 veteran pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong on charges of joining massive anti-government protests last year. U. S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the police action jeopardizes a high degree of autonomy guaranteed the southern Chinese city. → Read More

Singapore stops Zoom for online education as hackers strike

HONG KONG (AP) — Singapore has suspended the use of Zoom for online education after hackers hijacked a lesson and showed obscene images to students. In what is known as "Zoombombing," two hackers interrupted a geography lesson a day after Singapore closed schools on Wednesday in partial lockdown measures to help curb local transmissions of the coronavirus. Lessons have moved online, with some… → Read More