An anonymous transsexual is involved in a landmark case in Hong Kong to win the right to marry her boyfriend.
Hong Kong reports 107 new confirmed cases, which is the first time in nearly a month that more than 100 cases are reported and brings the total number of confirmed cases in the city to 9,664. This sudden rise in cases is partially due to an outbreak among ethnic minorities.
The U.S. consulate in Hong Kong says that China denied a request for a port call to Hong Kong by the USS Wasp. China says that it handles approvals "case by case, in accordance with the principle of sovereignty".
A by-election begins in Hong Kong. [http:--news.bbc.co.uk-2-hi-asia-pacific-8684996.stm (BBC)] [http:--www.bangkokpost.com-news-asia-178039-hong-kong-democrats-contest-by-elections-in-suffrage-push ("Bangkok Post")]date=August 2019