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The most controversial move at the NPC opening was the introduction of a proposal to impose a security law in Hong Kong – immediately denounced by Washington and pro-democracy figures.The most controversial move at the NPC opening was the introduction of a proposal to impose a security law in Hong Kong – immediately denounced by Washington and pro-democracy figures.

China draws Western rebuke over move to tighten grip on Hong Kong

HONG KONG, May 22 (Reuters) - Hong Kong's government said on Friday that plans by Beijing to impose national security legislation in the Chinese-ruled city would not affect its judicial independence or that of its legal entities.HONG KONG, May 22 (Reuters) - Hong Kong's government said on Friday that plans by Beijing to impose national security legislation in the Chinese-ruled city would not affect its judicial independence or that of its legal entities.

Hong Kong says national security law will not hamper ju...

Hong Kong has plunged amid reports that China is planning to impose new security laws on the city, which has been racked by pro-democracy protestsHong Kong has plunged amid reports that China is planning to impose new security laws on the city, which has been racked by pro-democracy protests

JSE faces pressure on Friday as Beijing considers Hong Kong security laws

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China is foisting an anti-sedition law on Hong Kong that will change it for ever | Hong Kong | The Guardian

The special governance system set up to protect the city’s freedoms was really only ever designed to stifle them.The special governance system set up to protect the city’s freedoms was really only ever designed to stifle them.

“Some wacko in China just released a statement blaming everybody other than China for the Virus which has now killed hundreds of thousands of people. Please explain to this dope that it was the “incompetence of China”, and nothing else, that did this mass Worldwide killing!”

Donald J. Trump on Twitter: "Some wacko in China just released a statement blaming everybody other than China for the Virus which has now killed hundreds of thousands of people. Please explain to this dope that it was the “incompetence of China”, and nothing else, that did this mass Worldwide killing!"

“The United States condemns the PRC proposal to impose national security legislation on Hong Kong and strongly urges Beijing to reconsider. We stand with the people of Hong Kong.”

Secretary Pompeo on Twitter: "The United States condemns the PRC proposal to impose national security legislation on Hong Kong and strongly urges Beijing to reconsider. We stand with the people of Hong Kong."

“China continues to use the global pandemic it caused as cover for a crackdown against opponents of the Communist Party. Hong Kong is next to pay the price. The US must impose sanctions against Chinese officials, banks & business that enforce any new crackdown laws.”

John Bolton on Twitter: "China continues to use the global pandemic it caused as cover for a crackdown against opponents of the Communist Party. Hong Kong is next to pay the price. The US must impose sanctions against Chinese officials, banks & business that enforce any new crackdown laws."

“Those wondering what impact #China’s actions will have on U.S. policy should read my #HongKong Human Rights & Democracy Act which is now law It requires ⁦@StateDept⁩ to certify annually that HK is sufficiently autonomous to justify unique treatment https://t.co/iBhPQRIwyU”

Marco Rubio on Twitter: "Those wondering what impact #China’s actions will have on U.S. policy should read my #HongKong Human Rights & Democracy Act which is now law It requires ⁦@StateDept⁩ to certify annually that HK is sufficiently autonomous to justify unique treatment https://t.co/iBhPQRIwyU"

The Chinese National People's Congress is set to pass a new law designed to force Hong Kong into submission. The move clearly shows the world that Beijing intends to have the last word, says DW editor Dang Yuan.The Chinese National People's Congress is set to pass a new law designed to force Hong Kong into submission. The move clearly shows the world that Beijing intends to have the last word, says DW editor Dang Yuan.

Opinion: Beijing flexing its muscle in Hong Kong | Opinion | DW | 22.05.2020

Pro-democracy activists fear Beijing pushing through a new law could be "the end of Hong Kong".Pro-democracy activists fear Beijing pushing through a new law could be "the end of Hong Kong".

NPC: China moves to impose controversial Hong Kong security law - BBC News

Beijing's goal is to have a clear and well-defined interest in maintaining Hong Kong's unique economic, social and political patterns, as has been done in Macau where the law was also implemented.

A National security legislature supports 'One Country, Two Systems' - CGTN

Beijing unveils a plan that would gut the “one country, two systems” framework.Beijing unveils a plan that would gut the “one country, two systems” framework.

China’s full-scale assault on democracy in Hong Kong demands a U.S. response — but a careful one - The Washington Post

HONG KONG: China’s plan to impose national security legislation in Hong Kong is expected to lead to the flight of capital and talent from the Asian financial hub, bankers and headhunters said on Friday. The proposed legislation, which prompted concerns over freedoms in the semi-autonomous city, comes after large-scale and often violent pro-democracy demonstrations last year,HONG KONG: China’s plan to impose national security legislation in Hong Kong is expected to lead to the flight of capital and talent from the Asian financial hub, bankers and headhunters said on

Hong Kong bankers worry that new laws could lead to capital flight | Arab News

Hong Kong residents are rushing to download VPNs before China's new security law is passed at this year's National People's Congress.New law could lead to increased surveillance and censorship

VPN downloads soar in Hong Kong following new China law | TechRadar

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said late on Friday the Chinese proposal to impose national security laws on Hong Kong will improve business confidence in the city and will not damage the interests of foreign investors, China's state news agency Xinhua reported.Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said late on Friday the Chinese proposal to impose national security laws on Hong Kong will improve business confidence in the city and will not damage the interests of foreign investors, China's state news agency Xinhua reported.

Hong Kong leader says national security legislation to improve business confidence: Xinhua - Reuters

While the rest of the world is focused on fighting a deadly pandemic, China has launched another communist power grab.While the rest of the world is focused on fighting a deadly pandemic, China has launched another communist power grab.

China Makes Communist Power Grab: 'The Rule of Law in Hong Kong Is Over' | CBN News

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Exchange-traded funds with exposure to Hong Kong sold off Friday after Beijing said it was considering new security laws that would curtail the territory's...Exchange-traded funds with exposure to Hong Kong sold off Friday after Beijing said it was considering new security laws that would curtail the territory's...

Hong Kong ETFs tumble as China moves to enact new security laws - MarketWatch

China ditched its annual growth projection for the first time in decades in a rare move that shows the true scale of the coronavirus economic im... China ditched its annual growth projection for the first time in decades in a rare move that shows the true scale of the coronavirus economic im...

China ditches its annual growth target for the first time as coronavirus hammers the world's 2nd-largest economy | Markets Insider

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - New Chinese national security restrictions imposed on Hong Kong could draw a US revocation of the former British colony's "special status" under US law, a move that would have far-reaching trade and investment implications.. Read more at straitstimes.com.East Asia News -WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - New Chinese national security restrictions imposed on Hong Kong could draw a US revocation of the former British colony's "special status" under US law, a move

How ending Hong Kong's 'special status' could affect US companies, East Asia News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

New legislation proposed in Beijing signals the likely end of the "one country, two systems" policy that has allowed Hong Kong to flourish.New legislation proposed in Beijing signals the likely end of the "one country, two systems" policy that has allowed Hong Kong to flourish.

A Huge Blow to Hongkongers’ Freedoms – Reason.com

The European Union on Friday urged China to respect Hong Kong’s freedoms after Beijing proposed a new security law following pro-democracy protests in the semi-autonomous territory. After consulting EU capitals, Brussels’ diplomatic chief Josep Borrell issued a statement calling for “the preservation of Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy”. Earlier, Premier Li Keqiang had unveiled to China’s […]

EU urges China to respect Hong Kong autonomy | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

Hong Kong democracy activists fear for their lives: Joshua Wong.Following China’s decision to introduce a national security law to crush dissent in Hong Kong, Sunflower Movement leader Lin Fei-fan on Friday (May 22) proposed to form an international humanitarian team to support the former British territory’s democracy activists.Hong Kong democracy activists fear for their lives: Joshua Wong.Following China’s decision to introduce a national security law to crush dissent in Hong Kong, Sunflower Movement leader Lin Fei-fan on Friday (May 22) proposed to form an international humanitarian team to support the former British territory’s democracy activists.

Former Taiwan student leader proposes interna... | Taiwan News

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Beijing trying to cement a fragile domestic recovery without bingeing on debtBeijing trying to cement a fragile domestic recovery without bingeing on debt

China abandons growth target, shifts stimulus focus to jobs | Asia – Gulf News

Governments around the world have decried the Chinese regime's proposed national security law for Hong Kong, a move ...Governments around the world have decried the Chinese regime's proposed national security law for Hong Kong, a move ...

Countries Decry Beijing’s Move to Tighten Grip Over Hong Kong

As China moves to enact security legislation for Hong Kong at its annual national congress, lawmakers say it feels like the end of Hong Kong. "This is the end of Hong Kong and it’s like the end of our homeland," said Tanya Chan, a legislator in the territory.

Ever since Hong Kong was, rightly, relinquished by the British colonial authorities and restored to Chinese sovereignty more than two decades ago, Beijing has been playing cat and mouse with its inhabitants.  Now, once again comes a none-too-stealthy attempt to undermine Hong Kong’s right to determine its own affairs, with Beijing trying, as before, to impose its will on theEver since Hong Kong was, rightly, relinquished by the British colonial authorities and restored to Chinese sovereignty more than two decades ago, Beijing has been playing cat and mouse with its

China has sought to evade its international responsibilities for a quarter of a century | The Independent

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday condemned China's effort to take over national security legislation in Hong Kong, calling it "a d...Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday condemned China's effort to take over national security legislation in Hong Kong, calling it "a d...

Pompeo: China measure a 'death knell' for Hong Kong autonomy | Inquirer News

The World Health Organization declared Latin America "a new epicenter" of the coronavirus pandemic Friday as US President Donald Trump demanded churches reopen despite the ongoing COVID-19 threat. China meanwhile warned that its economy will suffer an immense hit from the coronavirus and BeijingThe World Health Organization declared Latin America "a new epicenter" of the coronavirus pandemic Friday as US President Donald Trump demanded churches reopen despite the ongoing COVID-19 threat. China meanwhile warned that its economy will suffer an immense hit from the coronavirus and Beijing

Latin America named virus epicenter as Trump demands churches reopen

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday condemned China’s push for legislation allowing it to exercise more control over Hong Kong, saying such a move would be a “death knell” for the territory’s autonomy from Beijing.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday condemned China’s push for legislation allowing it to exercise more control over Hong Kong, saying such a move would be a “death knell” for the territory’s

US condemns China's actions as 'death knell' for Hong Kong | TheHill

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday condemned China’s push for legislation allowing it to exercise more control over Hong Kong, saying such a move would be a “death knell” for the territory’s autonomy from Beijing.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday condemned China’s push for legislation allowing it to exercise more control over Hong Kong, saying such a move would be a “death knell” for the territory’s

US condemns China's actions as 'death knell' for Hong Kong | TheHill

Beijing's plan to push through law draws US rebuke and is likely to stoke more unrest in Hong Kong.Beijing's plan to push through law draws US rebuke and is likely to stoke more unrest in Hong Kong.

China plans new national security law for Hong Kong | China News | Al Jazeera

The United States on Friday stepped up threats to strip Hong Kong of special trading privileges as it led Western nations in anger over China's brazen assault on the territory's autonomy.   The United States on Friday stepped up threats to strip Hong Kong of special trading privileges as it led Western nations in anger over China's brazen assault on the territory's autonomy.  

US mulls 'nuclear option' as China threatens Hong Kong autonomy | ABS-CBN News

China’s legislature in Beijing is preparing a new national-security law aimed at Hong Kong to prohibit and punish terrorism, foreign influence, and secession. By that, they mean demonstration, free speech, and a functioning democratic system with rights guaranteed to citizens. The Western world needs to pay attention to what China is preparing to do.

China & Hong Kong: Western World Needs to Pay Attention | National Review

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy lawmakers have sharply criticized China’s move to strengthen its grip on the city and limit opposition.Hong Kong’s pro-democracy lawmakers have sharply criticized China’s move to strengthen its grip on the city and limit opposition.

Hong Kong opposition slams China's national security law - Los Angeles Times

We have rewound the clock to when Hong Kong was the spooking China investors.We have rewound the clock to when Hong Kong was the spooking China investors.

Hong Kong Adds Fresh Risk To China Relationship

Hong Kong pro-democracy campaigners yesterday vowed to take to the streets in protest over what they said was China’s fiercest assault on the territory’s treasured autonomy with its move to impose a security law. The proposal for the legislation — expected to ban treason, subversion and sedition — was introduced at the opening of the National People’s Congress in Beijing yesterday. It followed repeated warnings from Chinese leaders that they would no longer tolerate dissent in Hong Kong, which endured seven months of pro-democracy protests last year. “This is the largest nuclear weapon the Chinese Communist Party has used in its mutual destructionHong Kong pro-democracy campaigners yesterday vowed to take to the streets in protest over what they said was China’s fiercest assault on the territory’s treasured autonomy with its move to impose a security law. The proposal for the legislation — expected to ban treason, subversion and sedition — was introduced at the opening of the National People’s Congress in Beijing yesterday. It followed repeated warnings from Chinese leaders that they would no longer tolerate dissent in Hong Kong, which endured seven months of pro-democracy protests last year. “This is the largest nuclear weapon the Chinese Communist Party has used in its mutual destruction

Outrage in HK over security law - Taipei Times

His much-touted trade victory has crashed and burned with the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump's Trade Deal With China Is Dead, Killed by the Coronavirus

Move expected to fan fresh protests in semi-autonomous financial hubMove expected to fan fresh protests in semi-autonomous financial hub

Hong Kong’s controversial security law: what is it and why does China want it? | Asia – Gulf News

NEW YORK/HONG KONG -- China's new national security legislation for Hong Kong threatens to eviscerate the "one country, two systems" principle under wWith a single stroke, president shuts down critics in his party and justifies US tensions

Xi's Hong Kong power grab deftly masks domestic shortcomings - Nikkei Asian Review

Premier Li Keqiang abandoned the country's annual gross domestic product target for the first time in more than a quarter-century, citing "factors that are too difficult to predict."Premier Li Keqiang abandoned the country's annual gross domestic product target for the first time in more than a quarter-century, citing "factors that are too difficult to predict."

China has moved to take away the city’s autonomy, one of several aggressive actions by Beijing across the region.China has moved to take away the city’s autonomy, one of several aggressive actions by Beijing across the region.

China Uses the Pandemic to Take Hong Kong's Autonomy - The Atlantic