"Otherwise, it is tantamount to uprooting the foundation of the establishment of the SAR". Hong Kong has recorded 3,273 infections as of Friday, more than double the tally on July 1.
The government has tightened social distancing restrictions, limiting public gatherings to two people, and banned dining-in at restaurants after 6 p.m.
Authorities explained that the candidates did not comply with the contentious National Security Law.
The democracy camp has come under sustained attack since Beijing imposed the sweeping security law last month - a move China's leaders described as a "sword" hanging over the heads of its critics.
Police said their posts suggested they would use every means to establish a republic in Hong Kong and unite all pro-independence forces.
Pro-democracy protesters have sparred with police in violent clashes in the months leading up to the elections, leading to over 8,000 arrests since June 2019.
Opposition pro-democracy groups hold 22 of the seats and had hoped to improve on that count and even win a majority by capitalizing on opposition to the new legislation.
If the elections are postponed, they must be held no later than 14 days.
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But the White House was quick to respond to Hong Kong's announcement. Under that agreement, the freedoms Hong Kong enjoyed relative to the rest of China were guaranteed to continue until 2047.
Still according to the document, the attacks would have continued at least until July 21, 2018, carried out by an apparent phishing attempt with a document on Vatican State Secretariat letterhead addressed to the head of the Hong Kong Study Mission in China.
"As far as I know, people in Hong Kong are more used to voluntary testing", Zhong said.
Currently, Uber, which sold its Chinese mainland business to local rival Didi Chuxing in 2016, operates across the Asian-Pacific region in Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.
Friday marked the tenth straight day of triple-digit increases in COVID cases in Hong Kong, citing 121 novel cases.
HONG KONG (AP) - At least 12 Hong Kong pro-democracy nominees including prominent activist Joshua Wong were disqualified for September legislative elections, with authorities saying Thursday they failed to uphold the city's mini-constitution and pledge allegiance to Hong Kong and Beijing.
Earlier Thursday, pro-democracy activist Lee Cheuk-yan criticised the new national security law imposed by China following protests in Hong Kong that went on for months. "I wish to emphasize that no reasonable man would think that this election ban is not politically driven".
Lam is reported to have said that the Covid-19 situation in Hong Kong was at its worst, and that Beijing had given her the green light to implement the precautionary measures.