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  • Hong Kong
    Monday Dec 8, 1941

    World War II

    Battle of Hong Kong

    Hong Kong
    Monday Dec 8, 1941

    Japan occupied the British Crown colony of Hong Kong. The Hong Kong garrison consisted of British, Indian and Canadian units besides Chinese soldiers and conscripts from both within and outside Hong Kong.




  • Hong Kong, China
    Wednesday Apr 7, 1954

    Jackie Chan

    Born

    Hong Kong, China
    Wednesday Apr 7, 1954

    Chan was born on 7 April 1954, in Hong Kong, as Chan Kong-sang.




  • Hong Kong
    Saturday May 27, 1989

    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    A Gathering Called "Democratic Songs dedicated for China"

    Hong Kong
    Saturday May 27, 1989

    In Hong Kong on 27 May, over 300,000 people gathered at Happy Valley Racecourse for a gathering called Democratic songs dedicated for China. Many Hong Kong celebrities sang songs and expressed their support for the students in Beijing.




  • Hong Kong
    Sunday May 28, 1989

    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    Protests in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong
    Sunday May 28, 1989

    A procession of 1.5 million people, one fourth of Hong Kong's population, led by Martin Lee, Szeto Wah and other organization leaders, paraded through Hong Kong Island. Across the world, especially where ethnic-Chinese lived, people gathered and protested. Many governments, including those of the United States and Japan, issued travel warnings to China.




  • Hong Kong, China
    Tuesday Mar 4, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    Hong Kong: consequences on medical staff

    Hong Kong, China
    Tuesday Mar 4, 2003

    On March 4, a 27-year-old Hong Kong man who had visited a guest in Metropole (on the ninth floor) 11 days earlier was admitted to Prince of Wales Hospital. At least 99 hospital workers (including 17 medical students) were infected while treating him.




  • Hong Kong, China
    Thursday Mar 13, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS Spread in Vietnam: First Patient

    Hong Kong, China
    Thursday Mar 13, 2003

    Johnny Chen was then evacuated to Hong Kong, he died on March 13.




  • Hong Kong, China
    Thursday Mar 27, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    Hong Kong: Educational classes cancellation

    Hong Kong, China
    Thursday Mar 27, 2003

    On March 27, Hong Kong Education and Manpower Bureau announced the class cancellation of all educational institutions.


  • Hong Kong, China
    Sunday Mar 30, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    Hong Kong: Massive Building outbreak!

    Hong Kong, China
    Sunday Mar 30, 2003

    On March 30, Hong Kong authorities quarantined estate E of the Amoy Gardens Apartment due to a massive (200+ cases) outbreak in the building.


  • Hong Kong, China
    Tuesday Apr 8, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS Spreading through Hong Kong: So far!

    Hong Kong, China
    Tuesday Apr 8, 2003

    On April 8, SARS started to plague the Lower Ngau Tau Kok Estate near Amoy Gardens in Kowloon. Hong Kong health officials warned that SARS had spread so far domestically and abroad that it was here to stay.


  • Hong Kong, China
    Wednesday Apr 9, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS Spreading through Hong Kong: James Salisbury (American's Death)

    Hong Kong, China
    Wednesday Apr 9, 2003

    On April 9, James Earl Salisbury died of SARS at a hospital in Hong Kong. An American Mormon and a teacher at Shenzhen Polytechnic. He had been sick for approximately one month before his death, but he was originally diagnosed with pneumonia. His son Michael "Mickey" Salisbury was with him in China and also contracted the disease, but he survived it. Salisbury's death led to more open admissions by the Chinese government about the spread of SARS.


  • Hong Kong, China
    Tuesday Apr 22, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    Hong Kong: Schools reopening

    Hong Kong, China
    Tuesday Apr 22, 2003

    On April 22, schools, in Hong Kong, started to reopen in stages.


  • Hong Kong, China
    Sunday May 4, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS Infections dropping in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong, China
    Sunday May 4, 2003

    On May 4, the newly infected number of people in Hong Kong dropped to a single digit.


  • Hong Kong, China
    Saturday May 24, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS spreading stops at Hong Kong

    Hong Kong, China
    Saturday May 24, 2003

    On May 24, the number of newly infected patients reached zero for in Hong Kong, the first time since the outbreak in the territory in March.


  • China
    Tuesday Jul 1, 2003

    Hong Kong independence

    After more than 500,000 people protested against the legislation of national security law as stipulated in the Basic Law Article 23

    China
    Tuesday Jul 1, 2003

    Since 1997, the implementation of the Hong Kong Basic Law Article 45 and Article 68, which states that the Chief Executive (CE) and the Legislative Council (LegCo) should be chosen by universal suffrage, has dominated the political agenda in Hong Kong. The pro-democracy camp, one of the two largest political alignments in the territory, has called for the early implementation of the universal suffrage since the 1980s. After more than 500,000 people protested against the legislation of national security law as stipulated in the Basic Law Article 23 on 1 July 2003, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPCSC) in April 2004 ruled out universal suffrage before 2012.


  • Hong Kong
    Sunday Jun 1, 2008

    2008 Sichuan earthquake

    Artistes 512 Fund Raising Campaign

    Hong Kong
    Sunday Jun 1, 2008

    The Artistes 512 Fund Raising Campaign, an 8-hour fundraising marathon, was held on June 1 in Hong Kong; it was attended by some 200 Sinosphere musicians and celebrities.


  • Hong Kong, China
    Tuesday Nov 8, 2011

    John Forbes Nash Jr.: A Beautiful Mind

    Hong Kong Honorary Doctorate

    Hong Kong, China
    Tuesday Nov 8, 2011

    Nash received an honorary doctorate of science from the City University of Hong Kong on November 8, 2011, and was a keynote speaker at a conference on game theory.


  • Mong Kok, China
    Monday Feb 8, 2016

    Hong Kong independence

    Mong Kok civil unrest broke out between police and protesters

    Mong Kok, China
    Monday Feb 8, 2016

    On 8 February during the 2016 Chinese New Year holidays, the Mong Kok civil unrest broke out between police and protesters following the government's crackdown on unlicensed street hawkers. Batons and pepper spray were used by the police and two warning shots were fired into the air, while protesters threw glass bottles, bricks, flower pots and trash bins toward the police and set fires in the streets. The main participant in the event, Hong Kong Indigenous, a political group with pro-independence tendencies, was branded by Director of the Chinese Liaison Office in Hong Kong Zhang Xiaoming as "radical separatists" who were "inclined toward terrorism."


  • Hong Kong, China
    Monday Mar 28, 2016

    Hong Kong independence

    Hong Kong National Party

    Hong Kong, China
    Monday Mar 28, 2016

    Hong Kong National Party, the first party openly advocating for Hong Kong independence and a Republic of Hong Kong was established on 28 March 2016, drawing attacks from the Beijing and SAR governments. The State Council’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office issued a statement condemning the party, saying it "has harmed the country’s sovereignty, security, endangered the prosperity and stability of Hong Kong, and the core interests of Hong Kong..."


  • Hong Kong China
    Sunday Apr 10, 2016

    Hong Kong independence

    Demosistō

    Hong Kong China
    Sunday Apr 10, 2016

    Demosistō, a political party mainly led by the former student leaders such as Joshua Wong and Nathan Law in the 2014 Occupy protests established on 10 April 2016, advocated a referendum to determine Hong Kong's sovereignty after 2047, when the "One Country, Two Systems" principle as promised in the Sino-British Joint Declaration and the Hong Kong Basic Law is supposed to expire.


  • Hong Kong, China
    Friday Aug 5, 2016

    Hong Kong independence

    Hong Kong pro-independence activists launched a rally

    Hong Kong, China
    Friday Aug 5, 2016

    On 5 August, the Hong Kong pro-independence activists launched a rally which was dubbed "first pro-independence rally in Hong Kong" and drew about 2,500 people.


  • Hong Kong, China
    Sunday Sep 4, 2016

    Hong Kong independence

    2016 Legislative Council election, six pro-independence activists were disqualified

    Hong Kong, China
    Sunday Sep 4, 2016

    In the 2016 Legislative Council election, six pro-independence activists were disqualified, including Hong Kong Indigenous' Edward Leung and Hong Kong National Party's Chan Ho-tin, by the Electoral Affairs Commission (EAC), in which the government argued that their pro-independence stances did not comply with the Basic Law Article 1 which stated that Hong Kong being an inalienable part of China and Legislative Council Ordinance (Cap. 542) § 40 which required all candidates to uphold the Basic Law and pledge allegiance to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.


  • China
    Monday Nov 7, 2016

    Hong Kong independence

    National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) interpreted the Article 104 of the Basic Law of Hong Kong to "clarify" the provision of the legislators to swear allegiance to Hong Kong as part of China when they take office

    China
    Monday Nov 7, 2016

    Their oaths were invalidated by the LegCo secretary-general Kenneth Chen and were subsequently challenged by the government in the court. On 7 November 2016, the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) interpreted the Article 104 of the Basic Law of Hong Kong to "clarify" the provision of the legislators to swear allegiance to Hong Kong as part of China when they take office. The spokesman of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office stated that "[Beijing] will absolutely neither permit anyone advocating secession in Hong Kong nor allow any pro-independence activists to enter a government institution."


  • China
    Friday Jul 14, 2017

    Hong Kong independence

    The four legislators were unseated by the court

    China
    Friday Jul 14, 2017

    After the disqualification of the two legislators, the government launched the second wave of legal challenge against four more pro-democracy legislators who used the oath-taking ceremony, including Demosistō's Nathan Law as well as Lau Siu-lai, who ran their campaigns with the "self-determination" slogan. On 14 July 2017, the four legislators were unseated by the court.


  • China
    Monday Sep 4, 2017

    Hong Kong independence

    Hong Kong independence issue made a high-profile reappearance as the banners calling for independence surfaced at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) overnight ahead of the new academic year

    China
    Monday Sep 4, 2017

    On 4 September 2017, the Hong Kong independence issue made a high-profile reappearance as the banners calling for independence surfaced at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) overnight ahead of the new academic year. The school staff quickly removed them.


  • Hong Kong, China
    Monday Sep 11, 2017

    Hong Kong independence

    Chief Executive Carrie Lam denounced the pro-independence banners and posters, asserting the students' message ran counter to the "one country, two systems" principle and the Basic Law

    Hong Kong, China
    Monday Sep 11, 2017

    On 11 September, Chief Executive Carrie Lam denounced the pro-independence banners and posters, asserting the students' message ran counter to the "one country, two systems" principle and the Basic Law, "I condemn the continued appearance of such remarks on university campuses, which is in violation of our country’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and development interests," she said. She also insisted academic freedom and university autonomy were no excuse for propagating fallacies.


  • Hong Kong, China
    Friday Sep 15, 2017

    Hong Kong independence

    Ten university heads in Hong Kongcondemned the "recent abuses" of the freedom of expression in a joint statement

    Hong Kong, China
    Friday Sep 15, 2017

    On 15 September, ten university heads in Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, Lingnan University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Education University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Open University of Hong Kong and the University of Hong Kong, condemned the "recent abuses" of the freedom of expression in a joint statement, adding that all the universities do not support Hong Kong independence as it contravenes the Basic Law.


  • Hong Kong, China
    Sunday Mar 11, 2018

    Hong Kong independence

    March 2018 Legislative Council by-elections for the four seats left vacant by the disqualified legislators over the oath-taking controversy

    Hong Kong, China
    Sunday Mar 11, 2018

    In the March 2018 Legislative Council by-elections for the four seats left vacant by the disqualified legislators over the oath-taking controversy, three candidates were disqualified by the Electoral Affairs Commission (EAC) returning officers, including Demosistō's Agnes Chow on the basis of that she "cannot possibly comply with the requirements of the relevant electoral laws, since advocating or promoting 'self-determination' is contrary to the content of the declaration that the law requires a candidate to make to uphold the Basic Law and pledge allegiance to the [Hong Kong Special Administrative Region]".


  • Hong Kong, China
    Tuesday Aug 14, 2018

    Hong Kong independence

    Controversy erupted in 2018 when the FCC hosted a lunchtime talk with Andy Chan, convenor of the Hong Kong National Party (HKNP) to take place

    Hong Kong, China
    Tuesday Aug 14, 2018

    In August, a controversy erupted in 2018 when the FCC hosted a lunchtime talk with Andy Chan (pro-independence political activist. He is a founding member and the convenor of the Hong Kong National Party, the first party to advocate for Hong Kong independence), convenor of the Hong Kong National Party (HKNP) to take place on 14 August. Victor Mallet, Vice-chairman of the press organisation, chaired the session.


  • Hong Kong, China
    Sunday Oct 7, 2018

    Hong Kong independence

    Mallet was subjected to a four-hour interrogation by immigration officers on his return from Thailand

    Hong Kong, China
    Sunday Oct 7, 2018

    Mallet (Victor Mallet visa controversy is an incident in Hong Kong in 2018 that many pundits consider as having major implications for freedom of speech in Hong Kong. The Foreign Correspondents' Club scheduled a lunchtime talk for 14 August) was subjected to a four-hour interrogation by immigration officers on his return from Thailand on Sunday 7 October before he was finally allowed to enter Hong Kong.


  • China
    Sunday Dec 2, 2018

    Hong Kong independence

    Chu was told that his candidacy was invalid

    China
    Sunday Dec 2, 2018

    On 2 December, Chu was told that his candidacy was invalid, making him the tenth candidate barred from running in the election for his political belief and the first banned from running in the village-level election.


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