The Dow Live Earth Run for Water started on April 18th. The host cities are: Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Chicago, Hong Kong, Jimbaran, London, Los Angeles, Manchester, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Minneapolis, New York, Lisboa, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Singapore City, Stockholm, Toronto and Washington, D.C..
Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association outraged Vatican by planning to ordain another bishop, Liu Xinhong in Anhui Province. On Sunday, China has already ordained Ma Yinglin, not approved by the Holy See, as a bishop in Yunnan. Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen urged the Vatican to stop diplomatic talks with China [http:--www.guardian.co.uk-worldlatest-story-0,,-5793952,00.html]
Unofficial reports from Hong Kong say the second Chinese human spaceflight, "Shenzhou 6", is expected to launch October 13 carrying two astronauts on a five day mission. [http:--www.rednova.com-news-space-250050-china_prepares_for_shenzhou_vi_space_flight_13_october_- (RedNova News)]date=July 2019
Hong Kong's leader Tung Chee-hwa announces that he will indefinitely postpone plans for an extremely unpopular security bill which sparked massive public protests and would have granted the government broad powers to prosecute vaguely defined threats to national security.
China Airlines Flight 611, breaks up in mid-flight while flying from Chiang Kai Shek International Airport in Taipei, Taiwan, to Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, China. All 225 passengers and crew on board perished in the breakup and crash.