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World insights | HK's electoral reform answers call of history, paves way for future

A panel discussion on Hong Kong's upcoming electoral reform was held earlier this week. DotDotNews invites Fred Teng, President of the America China Public Affairs Institute, HK former District Councilor Nixie Lam as well as China watchers Angelo Giuliano and Cyrus Janssen to share their views on this topic.

Watch This | Science Park launches smart living, co-creation space for HK's innovation community

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) launched the InnoCell on Wednesday (April 7), a smart living and co-creation space at Hong Kong Science Park. HKSTP said that the purpose-built space will provide an ideal environment for local and overseas innovation and technology talent to live, co-create, innovate and forge a thriving community to fulfill Hong Kong's potential.

Watch This | Children of the Stars: Autism sheds a light in an unpredictable way

April 2 is the United Nations World Autism Awareness Day. People with autism are called "children from the stars". They shut the door of their inner world so tightly that everything of the outside world seems to have nothing to do with them.

Opinion | The case against China—15 questions on Xinjiang for Western journalists

Xinjiang is a geopolitical hit job on China—by the West and its press. The so-called defenders of democracy and freedom are less truth-seekers than hate-mongers. All it takes for them to paint China as a rogue nation is three words: "genocide", "camps" and "communist".

Xia Baolong: Fully implement principle of 'patriots administering HK' Promote practice of 'One Country, Two Systems'

On February 22, the Chinese Association of Hong Kong and Macao Studies hosted a thematic symposium on improving the system and institutions of "One Country, Two Systems" and implementing the fundamental principle of "patriots administering Hong Kong." Here is the speech delivered at the symposium by Xia Baolong, Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, and Director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council.

Explainer | What changes have been made to HK electoral system?

The NPC Standing Committee amends Annex I and Annex II to the Basic Law, which is passed unanimously by 167 votes. Amendments will be made to the method for selecting the Chief Executive and Members of the Legislative Council, and to the composition and powers of the Election Committee. Watch the video to learn more about the details of HK electoral reform.

Explainer | How much do you know about side effects of COVID-19 vaccines?

No matter what kind of vaccine you get, there is a certain possibility of side effects. Generally speaking, common side effects of COVID-19 vaccines are usually mild and temporary, and people will recover within a week. After injection, people are required to stay on site for observation for 15 to 30 minutes. If you experience any symptoms, the on-site medical staff can provide treatment immediately. So citizens don't need to worry too much.

Watch This | Xinjiang cotton: Chinese netizens call for H&M to quit country

Chinese netizens call for fashion retailer H&M to "get out of the Chinese market" after it came to light that the company said it has stopped using products from Xinjiang, citing so-called human rights concerns.

Opinion | Electoral reform: Changes will save one country, two systems

Although there are various reasons why it has become necessary to reform Hong Kong's electoral system, the abysmal quality of many of its anti-government legislators stands out. They were not only contemptuous of the Basic Law, the source of the city's rights and liberties, but also ignorant of even the most elementary decencies. They hated China, their motherland, and were prepared to prostitute themselves before foreign powers in order to harm its interests and undermine their home city.

Watch This | China hits back at Western countries over false accusations, citing historical facts

China strongly condemns the Xinjiang-related sanctions imposed by the U.S., the UK, Canada and the European Union, said the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Tuesday (March 23), adding that the sanctions are based on lies and false information.

Truth Is | Who tries to stigmatize Sinovac vaccine?

Since its introduction to Hong Kong, Sinovac has been the subject of heated discussion. HK experts tried to block it because of the lack of a Phase III medical report, and the government had to waive that requirement to introduce it successfully. Recently, there have been several incidents of side effects and deaths after inoculation, causing some citizens to cancel the injections in fear. What exactly leads to the tarnished reputation of Sinovac? Watch this video to find out the truth.

Watch This | When light painting meets Chinese mythical beasts

Wang's latest works themed "Mythical Beast Light up Canton" have made him all the rage on Chinese social media. Mythical beast from the Classic of Mountains and Seas (Shan Hai Jing, a Chinese classic text and a compilation of mythic geography and beasts) visited various landmarks in Guangzhou via Wang's creative photography. After his works were published, the topic #GuangzhouNightSky achieved 37 million reads on Weibo. Darren Pearson, a world-class light painting artist, also commented on Wang's works, saying "This is a fantastic idea."

Exclusive | US sanctions over HK 'totally unfair, uncalled-for': HK justice chief

The National People's Congress has earlier adopted the decision to improve HK's electoral system. The HK government is facing a tight schedule to complete local legislation after the Standing Committee of the NPC amends Annex I and Annex II to the HKSAR's Basic Law.

Watch This | Let there be snow: Snowmaking biz leader looks forward to 2022 Winter Olympics

Florian Hajzeri has been in China for almost ten years. He first came to China in 2011 as an exchange student at the Peking University. He then stayed in China and finished his graduate studies in Shanghai. After getting his Master's degree, Hajzeri started to work in Shanghai and Beijing, before taking the position as General Manager of TechnoAlpin's branch.

Exclusive | Carrie Lam: HK people will be the biggest beneficiary from improving electoral system

The National People's Congress has passed the decision to improve Hong Kong's electoral system. To help the general public better understand the upcoming changes, DotDotNews conducts an exclusive interview with Ms. Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the HKSAR.
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