Hong Kong introduces a minimum wage after public pressure to resolve a wealth gap, though business leaders complain about the cost.
A Hong Kong court acquits pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai of criminal intimidation on a 2017 charge. This verdict comes after his high-profile arrest last month under the new national security law.
At least 12 Hong Kong pro-democracy nominees for the September election are disqualified, among them, Dennis Kwok, Joshua Wong, Tiffany Yuen, and three others from the Civic Party. Other nominations were still being reviewed, the government said in a statement expressing support for the disqualifications.
U.S. President Donald Trump signs legislation and an executive order that will "hold China accountable" for recent "oppressive actions" in Hong Kong by ending its preferential economic status with the United States.
The second coronavirus death outside mainland China is reported in Hong Kong. The victim was a 34-year-old Hongkonger who had recently travelled to Wuhan, the center of the pandemic. The Hospital Authority said the victim suffered from "preexisting health conditions", but did not give details.