China has lodged a diplomatic protest with Singapore after a shipment of Singaporean military armored vehicles being brought back from Taiwan was seized in Hong Kong, Beijing's foreign ministry said Monday.
Hong Kong customs seized a shipment of nine armored vehicles aboard a ship originating in Kaohsiung and bound for Singapore that was transiting through Hong Kong on Nov. 23 after it was tipped off by China, Hong Kong media reported Saturday.
Hong Kong's last British colonial governor Chris Patten attacked the city's pro-independence movement Friday as the push for a split with China grows over fears of Beijing's tightening grip.
Taiwan's Defense Ministry on Thursday rejected Hong Kong media claims that armored personnel carriers bound for Singapore and seized in Hong Kong were the property of the island's Armed Forces.
All residents in China's restive region of Xinjiang must hand in their passports to local police stations for "examination and management," the Global Times newspaper said Thursday.
At least 40 people were killed when part of a power station under construction in China collapsed Thursday, the official Xinhua news agency reported, the latest industrial accident in a country with a dismal safety record.
Hong Kong's leader said Chinese President Xi Jinping has affirmed his handling of a political dispute in the Chinese-ruled territory in which two recently elected legislators were barred from taking their seats.
Authorities in Beijing warned Wednesday that heavy pollution will persist this week, urging the suspension of outdoor school activities and construction projects.
Two newly elected Hong Kong separatist lawmakers who altered their oaths by adding anti-China insults were disqualified from taking office in a court decision Tuesday.
The Dream Cruises vessel Genting Dream docks in Hong Kong on Tuesday, Nov. 15.