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Facebook and WhatsApp are not giving the Hong Kong authorities any user data for the time being

Social media platforms said in statements on Monday that they would “pause” the review of requests for information from the Hong Kong government until further assessment of the impact of the national security law, including formal human rights due diligence and consultations with human rights experts, is ongoing. “” Facebook (FB) The company believes that “freedom of expression is a …

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Hong Kong Security Act: Democracy-promoting books from libraries

Image rights AFP Image description Hong Kong protested the new law despite fears of severe penalties Pro-democracy figures have been removed from public libraries in Hong Kong as part of a controversial new security law. The works will be checked to see if they violate the new law, the agency that operates the libraries said. Legislation targets secession, subversion and …

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China criticizes Canada for criticizing the Hong Kong security law

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – China shot back in Canada on Saturday after criticizing Beijing’s national security law for Hong Kong. This is the second complaint in a week that has increased the strain on their bilateral relations. FILE PHOTO: Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a press conference at Rideau Cottage as efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus disease …

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Hong Kong officials “very disappointed” with Canada’s attempt to suspend the extradition pact

Pedestrians walk past government-sponsored advertisements in Hong Kong, China on June 30, 2020 to promote a new national security law. Billy HC Kwok | Getty Images Senior officials in Hong Kong said on Saturday that they were “very disappointed” with Canada’s decision to suspend the extradition treaty with the Chinese-governed city, and again hit Washington for “interference” in its affairs. …

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The United States restricts visas to Chinese officials because of Hong Kong freedoms: Pompeo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that Washington had issued visa restrictions to Chinese officials responsible for restricting Hong Kong freedoms, but did not mention any of those affected. FILE PHOTO: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo holds a press conference on June 24, 2020 in Washington, USA, on how to deal with China and Iran …

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Trump’s lifting of Hong Kong’s special status hurts the US more than China (opinion)

Few would deny that Beijing’s national security law, which allows Beijing to define secession, subversion, terrorism, or interference by foreign forces, paves the way for worrying restrictions on the civil liberties of Hong Kong citizens. But once again, President Trump has chosen a dramatic but doomed policy that will do little harm to China and further isolate the United States …

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Hong Kong protests: Martin Lee, “father of democracy”, caught between extremes

HONG KONG – He was once the most popular politician in Hong Kong, who was described by many as the “father of democracy”. He helped write the mini constitution that anchored the city’s valuable freedoms lacking in mainland China. For almost four decades, he provoked Beijing by campaigning for civil liberties, but remained a respected part of Hong Kong’s political …

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Hong Kong’s national security law, explained

Chinese lawmakers met behind closed doors this week in Beijing to push ahead with a proposed national security law that could drastically restrict freedom of expression in Hong Kong and increase China’s tensions with the West. A session of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress – the supreme legislative body of the communist country – ends on Saturday, …

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