🌊 HK's rule of law under siege?
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Top Chinese diplomat says “constitutional order must be protected” to safeguard HK’s rule of law
Football pitches at Victoria Park ‘fully booked’ ahead of June 4
COVID-19 | 700k people in HK have yet to receive their third vaccine dose
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Rule of law “under siege”: top Chinese diplomat
Liu Guangyuan, Hong Kong’s Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said yesterday that the constitutional order “must be protected” in order to help preserve the city’s rule of law and ensure lasting stability.
Speaking at an international rule of law forum hosted by the Hong Kong government, he added that the rule of law around the world is now under siege from countries “claiming to promote democracy”, and sought to reassure that Hong Kong will “shine again” with the support of Beijing.
Victoria Park football pitches fully booked on June 4
The football pitches at Victoria Park have been fully booked for June 4, a day that in previous years, was known for annual candlelight vigils held by tens of thousands to commemorate the June 4, 1989, Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement in Beijing.
According to SCMP, almost all of the time slots from June 1-3 and June 5-23 remained open without many bookings. However, officials later said that the football pitches were available for sports on June 4, but not for “other purposes”. What those “other purposes” could possibly be… one can only wonder. 🤔
COVID-19 in Hong Kong
New cases: 251 (82 PCR, 133 RAT, 36 imported)
Total cases: 1,211,338
New deaths: 2
Total deaths: 9,374
Other COVID-19 updates:
• Microbiologist Ho Pak-leung yesterday said around 700,000 people in Hong Kong have not yet received their third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The revelation comes ahead of a new policy set to take effect by the end of this month, where residents will be required to have received at least three doses to enter most premises.
• Health authorities uncovered two positive COVID-19 cases during compulsory testing exercises for restricted areas in Sha Tin and Tin Shui Wai yesterday.
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