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Lusa - Business News - Macau: Ferry to Hong Kong airport cancelled for second day as protests continue




Macau, China, Aug. 13, 2019 (Lusa) - The ferry service between Macau and the Hong Kong International Airport, which usually plies the strait in the evening, was cancelled on Tuesday for a second consecutive day, the local authorities announced.
Macau’s Directorate of Maritime Affairs and Water Services (DSAMA) said that the direct 7.45pm service between the Macau Outer Harbour Ferry Termina and Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) would not take place, following a decision by the Hong Kong authorities to cancel flights departing from that Special Administrative Region of China.
"The last trip [for HKIA] departed from the Maritime Terminal of Taipa at 15:55," the DSAMA said in a statement identical to that issued on Monday, the first day the Hong Kong Airport authorities cancelled first all outgoing and then all incoming flights in the territory, following protests inside the terminal.
The Hong Kong authorities announced that the check-in services for flights departing from the international airport, located on the island of Lantau, were suspended at 4.30pm local time.
The remaining flights that had already completed check-in procedures went ahead, as well as some planned incoming connections. Dozens of flights destined for Hong Kong have already been cancelled.
The authorities in Hong Kong have advised the public not to go to the airport.
This is the second day of air traffic cancellations and the fifth consecutive day of protests in Lantau.
Demonstrations in Hong Kong started in June against a proposed amendment to the region’s extradition law that would allow the authorities to extradite suspected criminals to jurisdictions with which the region currently has no such agreements, including mainland China. While the proposal has been suspended, it has not been withdrawn, and the protests have now taken on a broader goal of opposing what those participating claim to be an "erosion of liberties" in the former UK colony, and demanding r suffrage.
Since mid-June protesters have also been demanding the resignation of the current head of government, an independent inquiry into police violence, and the release of people detained for taking part the protests.
The transfer of Hong Kong and Macao to the People's Republic of China, in 1997 and 1999, respectively, took place under the principle of "one country, two systems", which opponents to the amendments of the law argue is now under threat.
For both special administrative regions a period of 50 years was agreed, during which they were to have a high degree of autonomy, at the executive, legislative and judicial levels, with China’s central government responsible for external relations and defence.

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Date : 2019-08-14 09:55:00







 

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