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Opinion | America's tech war on China: Why it could backfire

Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Washington stopped NASA from cooperating with China on space exploration. After four decades of hard work, Beijing sent a probe to the far side of the moon, and one is on its way to Mars. Ditto the embargo on military and dual-use technology by the West on China. The Chinese by themselves developed supersonic Dongfeng ballistic missiles including the intercontinental DF-41, which can reach America's heartland in 30 minutes.

Opinion | Ex-prosecutor: Civil servant pledging fidelity appropriate and necessary

Grenville Cross says that it is right to expect those charged with ensuring the SAR's stability and prosperity to bear true allegiance to their law, their city and their country.

Opinion | Nobel Peace Prize recognizes merit while avoiding politics

Nobel Peace Prize 2020 had been awarded to the World Food Program, for “its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict”.

Opinion | Time to end the clown show and chaos in LegCo

"Serious or severe breaches of an official Code of Conduct for LegCo members should result in automatic disqualification from the Office."

Opinion | HK shows its strength in the face of US intimidation

If Hong Kong fails, this will harm China, which is now the overriding objective of US foreign policy. However, as time will tell, the US understands neither Hong Kong nor its people, and its malevolence will not succeed.

Opinion | Trump Vs. Biden: Terminal Rot

As expected, what was merely The Greatest Show on Earth (a.k.a. the US presidential election) is now displaying its true colors as The Greatest Monkey-Show on Earth.

Opinion | New media rules will bring order back to chaotic media industry in HK

The Hong Kong Police imposed new media rules on Tuesday and now only recognize media representatives registered with the Information Services Department (ISD) and those from "internationally recognized and well-known" non-local news agencies, newspapers, magazines, radio and TV stations. This means police events and some protest scenes may now be off-limits to unregistered, online news outlets, student journalists, freelancers and individuals.

Opinion | Criticizing judges: Complaints procedures and higher standards

After a 15-year-old youth was sentenced on May 26 to 18 months' probation for the offenses of arson and possession of materials with intent to destroy or damage property, the secretary for justice, Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah, invited the Court of Appeal to review the sentence, arguing that it was manifestly inadequate (CAAR 1/2020).

Opinion | Travel advisory system: Objective advice trumps political manipulation

Whenever mechanisms designed to promote the public good are abused, everybody loses out, and the travel advisory system is no exception. Travel alerts are official statements issued by governments, and they contain information about the safety of particular places.

Opinion | Spy planes impersonating as foreign civilian airliners: A despicable act of cowardice

The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin accused the US of disguising the identities of its warplanes as civilian aircraft to spy on China at least 100 times this year in a briefing this week, describing it as a "serious security threat". The US disguising warplanes as civilian aircraft is not only a violation of the Convention on International Civil Aviation, but also the China-US code of safe conduct on naval and air force encounters, signed in 2014.

Opinion | Why is a Chinese lawyer not practicing Chinese law?

Human rights lawyer Ren Quanniu who is seeking to represent 29-year-old Wong Wai-yin, one of the 12 Hongkongers detained in the mainland after trying to flee to Taiwan, has lodged his grievance with the Yantian People’s Procuratorate in Shenzhen last Friday and called on Chinese prosecutors to investigate local security officers for allegedly making false claims and depriving his client of his right to a legal defense.

Opinion | 12 anti-extradition separatists caught illegal border crossing, now asking for extradition

"Be careful what you wish for, lest it comes true!" The origin of this saying is Aesop's Fables which is one of the world's best-known collection of morality tales. One of the 5 wishes, or demands, causing Hong Kong for over one year of social unrest which started with the Extradition Bill. If the bill is approved, it will allow Hong Kong to detain and transfer people wanted in countries, or territories, without formal extradition agreements, including Taiwan and mainland China.

Opinion | Rage: The book of coronavirus misinformation

In Rage, the second book about Trump's presidency by American journalist, Bob Woodward said US health officials began monitoring the virus outbreak from late December 2019 and the Chinese President Xi Jinping asked his US counterpart Donald Trump not to spark panic over COVID-19, and rejected several offers by Trump to send medical experts to China to help investigate and contain the virus.

Opinion | The 12 Hongkongers detained in Shenzhen shall bear the fruits of their actions

The detainment of a dozen of Hong Kong residents in mainland China that were arrested when China Coast Guard intercepted their speedboat in Chinese waters on August 23 as they tried to flee to Taiwan has sparked a new Sino-US diplomatic row, as the families of the 12 made their first public appeal to the local government to bring the group back to the city for trial.

Opinion | Political disputes must be put aside to fight virus together

To break the COVID-19 contagious chain, more than 1.7 million Hong Kong people have taken part in the voluntary Universal Community Testing Programme, which was launched on Sept. 1.
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