Hong Kong protests
The Airport Authority Hong Kong cancels all departure flights from Hong Kong, effectively locking down Hong Kong International Airport amid ongoing unrest.
Sources: BBC News
Sources: BBC News
Hong Kong-based airline Greater Bay Airlines completes its maiden flight from Hong Kong to Bangkok. The airline has been granted licenses to operate 104 routes across the Greater China and Asia Pacific regions.
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.
Hong Kong legal scholar and pro-democracy activist Benny Tai is fired from his tenured position as associate professor of law at the University of Hong Kong, due to his prior arrest for coordinating the Umbrella Revolution. Tai in a Facebook post called it the "end of academic freedom" in the city.
Hong Kong records its highest one-day increase in cases since the pandemic began, with 108 new cases, including 83 local transmission cases and 25 imported cases.
The annual Tiananmen Square massacre vigil in Hong Kong is banned for the first time since 1990 citing health concerns due to COVID-19. The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, who organize the vigil, say the ban signals the end of Hong Kong's "one country, two systems".
Palau's President Thomas Remengesau Jr. bans chartered flights from China and suspends charter flights from Macau and Hong Kong until further notice. Remengesau is set to issue an executive order to that effect after a meeting with the National Emergency Committee.
Prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow are arrested, charged and released on bail.
The government of Hong Kong bans the pro-independence localist party Hong Kong National Party.
228 people are arrested during a large demonstration in Hong Kong amid frustration with government policies and rising property prices.
An estimated 52,000 people took part in anti-government protests in the former British colony of Hong Kong.