In Hong Kong, dozens of skywatchers ranging from astronomy enthusiasts with telescopes to families enjoying Father's Day gathered at a waterfront park in east Kowloon to witness the partial solar eclipse. Observers along a narrow band from Africa to Asia can witness a dramatic "ring of fire" annular eclipse, but in Hong Kong only a partial solar eclipse - one that covered nearly nine-tenth of the sun - can be seen.
We bring you Chinese reactions after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson offered to welcome millions of Hong Kong residents in the wake of China's approval of a national security law that could extend Beijing's authority over Hong Kong. Also, official vigils for the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre are banned by Chinese authorities for "health reasons".
A turning point for Hong Kong and for the planet? Days after China announced a new security law that could effectively submit Hong Kongers to the same censorship as the mainland, local authorities for the first time banned annual June 4 pro-democracy commemorations in that former UK possession. Will the tightening of the screws undermine Hong Kong's place as the world's third-biggest financial centre, or will it be business as usual?