Canada raises travel warning amid escalating protests in Hong Kong

Canada raises travel warning amid escalating protests in Hong Kong

Canada raises travel warning amid escalating protests in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has been reeling from frequent protests ever since the city's government, which is supposed to be separate from communist Chinese influence, introduced an extradition bill that critics say would threaten the liberties awarded to the city as people could be extradited to face the law in the mainland China. "Mainland China for trial and sentence".

The State Department slammed the Chinese government Thursday, accusing it behaving like a "thuggish regime" after a state newspaper published personal information of an American diplomat in Hong Kong who reportedly spoke with supposed "Hong Kong independence" activists.

In response to tourist concerns and the spate of travel warnings, the Hong Kong government issued a statement Thursday insisting the territory remains "a welcoming city for tourists and travelers from around the world".

This week China appeared to turn its attention to companies it sees as connected to the protests.

On Monday aviation workers joined a strike that gridlocked Hong Kong, forcing airlines, including Cathay, to cancel hundreds of flights.

Photo Macau is the only Chinese territory where gambling is legal, but it's feeling the heat as protests continue in nearby Hong Kong.

Responding to a question on the protests at a press conference earlier this week, Cathay chairman John Slosar said the company respected its staff's opinions.

"Our diplomat was doing her job and we commend her work", Ortagus added.

Macau, which is an hour away by ferry from Hong Kong or a 30-minute drive from its worldwide airport, reported a 3.5 per cent fall in gaming revenues in July. The branch was later vandalised, Taiwanese broadcaster TVBS reported.

A flyer was put on the U.S. emblem during the protest outside the U.S. General Consulate in Hong Kong.

China has accused foreign powers, particularly the United States, of fomenting the demonstrations in Hong Kong.

What happened at the airport?

They are waving banners written in different languages denouncing Carrie Lam and the police, and handing out leaflets with artwork explaining the recent protests.

Authorities are so far tolerating the rally, which have not overly disrupted passengers.

Fake boarding passes saying "HK to freedom" appeared on social media to promote the rally.

Prada said Hong Kong has also been a drag on sales in Asia while Hugo Boss has closed its airport store, and one in Hong Kong's luxury strip. A similar airport protest on July 26 ended peacefully.

Ms Lam urged an end to the violence, claiming that the protests were dragging on the city's economy.

"We certainly wouldn't dream of telling them what they have to think about something". "This time is more serious". "Hong Kong's economy is facing a very hard situation", Mr Chan said.

Ms Lam also announced the government would reconvene a week earlier than planned from recess on 13 August. Some offered protesters a thumbs-up as they chanted. It would also require the president to apply sanctions on individuals identified as responsible for the surveillance, abduction, detention, or forced confessions of booksellers and journalists in Hong Kong, as well as for other actions suppressing freedoms. "This is what other countries' diplomats do", she said.

Former deputy police commissioner Alan Lau Yip-shing will handle large-scale public order events, including activities to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China on October 1, the government said in a statement.

"I don't really know what to think about the protest", said Joyce, a New Zealander.

Beijing has issued increasingly stern warnings about the continuing demonstrations, and the military recently released a video showing them conducting anti-riot drills.

The Chinese Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hong Kong lashed out at Ortagus on Friday, calling her comments "blatant slander against China which has confounded right with wrong and again exposed USA gangster logic and hegemonic thinking".

China dismissed the remark as "gangster logic".

Hong Kong's embattled and deeply unpopular leader, Carrie Lam, appeared in public for the first time in two weeks on Monday, condemning the protesters and saying that they had pushed the territory "to the verge of a very unsafe situation".

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