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China approves plan to impose Hong Kong security law

China approves plan to impose Hong Kong security law

China’s parliament approved plans Thursday to impose a security law on Hong Kong that has ratcheted up tensions with the US and sparked new protests over fears the city is losing its special freedoms. The vote by the rubber-stamp National People’s Congress (NPC) came hours after the United States revoked the special status conferred on […]

Hong Kong police stamp out national anthem law protests

Hong Kong police stamp out national anthem law protests

Hong Kong police cast a dragnet around the financial hub’s legislature on Wednesday, firing pepper-ball rounds and arresting hundreds as they stamped down on protests against a bill banning insults to China’s national anthem. The latest unrest comes days after China announced separate plans to impose a sweeping national security law on Hong Kong following […]

Hong Kong police embrace China’s security law plan

Hong Kong police embrace China’s security law plan

Hong Kong’s security chief on Monday welcomed China’s plans to impose a national security law on the financial hub, saying it was needed to defeat “terrorism” and calls for independence. Beijing plans to write a new security law for Hong Kong that bans treason, subversion and sedition after months of massive, often-violent pro-democracy protests last […]

‘This is the end of Hong Kong’: China pushes security law after unrest

‘This is the end of Hong Kong’: China pushes security law after unrest

China’s parliament said it will introduce a proposal Friday for a national security law in Hong Kong at its annual session, in a move the US warned would “highly destabilising” for the financial hub. The announcement late Thursday was quickly decried by pro-democracy lawmakers and activists as “the end of Hong Kong”, with fears it […]

COVID-19: How global real estate markets are bracing up for impact

COVID-19: How global real estate markets are bracing up for impact

By Kingsley Adegboye with Agency report Uncertainty is not good for development. The tide of speculations surrounding possible ill effects of the Covid19 spread is delaying investment decisions across the globe. According to a report by Colliers Research, the decisions over commercial real estate acquisition are expected to be delayed due to Coronavirus scare, especially […]