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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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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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These graphics show why Hong Kong is important for China

Beijing’s recent urge to implement a national security law in Hong Kong, a Chinese special administrative region, further increased fears that the city’s autonomy would be jeopardized. Hong Kong, a former British colony that returned to Chinese rule in 1997, is governed by the “one country, two systems” principle. The framework allows the city some freedoms that its mainland counterparts …

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Pompeo meets with a Chinese colleague in Hawaii to talk about trade, Hong Kong, and human rights

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with his Chinese counterpart in Hawaii on Wednesday, when relations between the two nations fell to their lowest level in ten years, from Beijing’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic to Hong Kong’s autonomy. The meeting of Pompeo and Yang Jiechi started informally at dinner on Tuesday and continued on Wednesday at the Pearl Harbor-Hickam …

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The Hong Kong restaurant group’s ‘Covid-19 Playbook’ helps global companies reopen

(CNN) – The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a wave of mandatory physical detachments in restaurants around the world. Such measures, which have already been carried out with low profit margins, have pushed tens of thousands of them out of business, and many more will follow. But during this global crisis, a valuable resource is now circulating among restaurateurs: the …

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