The screening of “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” due to be released in Hong Kong this week was cancelled after cinemas declined to show it, said media. Quoting the movie's distributor VII Pillars Entertainment, the Hong Kong administration cancelled, without giving any specific reason for the cancellation. The movie was scheduled to open on March 23 in 32 cinemas, the distributor informed.
China’s former deputy public security minister Sun Lijun has been sentenced to life imprisonment for allegedly accepting $91 million in bribe. He was also accused of allegedly “deserting” his post during China’s initial fight against COVID-19. The 53-year-old Lijun was initially sentenced to death. However, his punishment was commuted to life imprisonment. The coring held that Lijun has abused his power during 2001 to 2020.
New symptoms have been reported from COVID-infected children in Hong Kong. Reportedly, some cases have reported symptoms like hoarseness and inspiratory stridor (a sign of airway obstruction). Notably, Hong Kong has been reporting over 7,000 cases for four consecutive days. The academic year for the schools is set to begin from September 1, amid an increased concern about the current situation.
The Enforcement Directorate has attached gems, jewellery and bank deposits worth Rs 253.62 crores of companies linked to Nirav Modi, alleged in a money laundering case. On July 22, the investigative agency said, with this, the total attached and seized assets tally in the case stands at Rs 2,650.07 crores. Furthermore, the diamond merchandise Nirav is currently lodged in UK jail, as his extradition plea to India got rejected.
An An, world's oldest male giant panda, died on July 22 at the age of 35, equal to 105 years in human years, in Hong Kong amusement park due to health issues. An An's health had worsened in recent weeks, with a significant drop in physical activities and food consumption. Messages of condolence flooded in from all around the world when An An's death was announced.
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In Hong Kong's Yuen Long, high voltage wires on a bridge caught fire, resulting in the largest blackout in recent memory. The incident caused power outages at three districts and at least over 1,60,000 homes. Although electricity has been restored at most places, the work is still underway. The government announced to suspend classes at 14 schools. Meanwhile, shares of CLP Holding Ltd, main power provider, dropped by 2.7%.
The famous Hong Kong Jumbo Floating Restaurant plummeted more than 1000 meters while being hauled away by tugboats from its 46-year home, making recovery efforts extremely difficult. It sank after encountering "adverse conditions" in the South China Sea. However, no members of the team were hurt in the event. The restaurant was well-known for its big Imperial-style front, neon lights, massive commissioned murals in the stairway, and vibrant… read-more
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India beat Hong Kong in the Salt Lake Stadium, finishing first in their AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers group on June 14. Blue Tigers' Anwar Ali scored three minutes into the game. Just before halftime, the star striker Chhetri extended the lead with a 30-yard freekick, his fourth goal of the tournament. At a Group B match in Ulaanbaatar, Palestine beat Philippines, ensuring India's place in the Asian Cup Finals.
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India won against Afghanistan in AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers 2023 at VYBK Stadium in their second match in Group D, on June 11. Sunil Chhetri scored in the 86th minute, while Sahal Abdul Samad scored in the 90+2nd minute. Following this victory, India equals Hong Kong in Group D, with both teams equal on six points. On June 14, India will play Hong Kong for leading position in the group.
John Lee is elected as the City's next leader, Hong Kong's Chief Executive on May 8 in a vote cast by a largely pro-Beijing committee. Lee was the only candidate who won with 99% of vote, he will replace current leader Carrie Lam on July 1. John Lee is a hardline security chief supervised a crackdown on Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement.
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