Applicants for the space mission would need to be aged between 30 and 45, and meet certain height and health requirements. The government said that candidates – as well as their family members – must be “patriots.”
Residents, schools and organisations are invited to participate in this year’s No Air Con Night by going without climate control on October 7, as well as pledging to turn off the air conditioning when the temperature outside is lower than 27 degrees Celsius.
“We are deeply concerned by China’s increasingly aggressive and bullying behavior in the Taiwan Strait, and elsewhere in the region,” US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said.
Protests against Beijing’s policies on Hong Kong, Tibet and Xinjiang staged worldwide on China’s National Day
Groups in the UK, the US and Taiwan staged demonstrations against Beijing on the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
Straight talk: Why Chuang Shuk-kwan’s performances at Hong Kong’s Covid-19 press conferences were worthy of praise
“For many of us Chuang is an authentic Hong Kong heroine. She is a shining exception to a generally unloved leadership… The government could do a lot worse than make her an official role model for press handlers,” writes Tim Hamlett.
September saw five speech therapists convicted and jailed under the sedition law. A combat coach had the charge against him upgraded from sedition to subversion. And the national security case against the organiser of Hong Kong’s Tiananmen vigils was transferred to High Court.
A number of people wearing Hanfu, the traditional dress of China’s Han Dynasty, were seen in Tsim Sha Tsui to mark the anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949.
In Pictures: Hong Kong marks China’s National Day as counter terrorism police and new armoured vehicle deployed
As John Lee heralded Hong Kong’s “return to rule from chaos” in a speech to mark the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, special police units were deployed to oversee proceedings.