Donald Trump ends Hong Kong’s special status with US to punish China

[ad_1] President Donald Trump said he issued an order to end Hong Kong’s special status with the US and signed legislation that would sanction Chinese officials responsible for cracking down on political dissent in Hong Kong, the latest escalation in tensions between the world’s largest economies. “No administration has been tougher on China than this […]

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Majority of US firms in Hong Kong concerned about security law, says report

[ad_1] A majority of US companies in Hong Kong surveyed by the American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham) are concerned about the sweeping new national security law in the global financial hub, with a third looking to move assets or business longer-term. The legislation, which punishes secession subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces with up […]

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Over 200,000 vote in Hong Kong pro-democracy primaries

[ad_1] Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong residents turned up over the weekend to vote in an unofficial two-day primary election held by the city’s pro-democracy camp as it gears up to field candidates for an upcoming legislative poll. The primary was held two weeks after Beijing imposed a sweeping national security law on the […]

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UK-China ties freeze with debate over Huawei, Hong Kong

[ad_1] Only five years ago, then-British Prime Minister David Cameron was celebrating a “golden era” in U.K.-China relations, bonding with President Xi Jinping over a pint of beer at the pub and signing off on trade deals worth billions. Those friendly scenes now seem like a distant memory. Hostile rhetoric has ratcheted up in recent […]

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Virologist who fled to US from Hong Kong accuses China of coronavirus cover-up

[ad_1] At a time when Covid-19 has infected over 12 million people across the globe, a scientist from Hong Kong has revealed that China knew about the deadly virus well before it claimed it did, in an extraordinary claim about cover-ups at the highest levels of government. Click here for full Covid-19 coverage In an exclusive […]

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Hong Kong local coronavirus cases jump rapidly, alarming health officials

[ad_1] Hong Kong reported its largest number of local coronavirus transmission cases in almost three months, stumping local health officials and reflecting the difficulty of eradicating the pathogen. The city found nine new local cases, government officials said in a press briefing Tuesday. That’s the most since at least April 8, according to government data. […]

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TikTok Says It Will Exit Hong Kong Market Within Days

[ad_1] New York: TikTok will exit the Hong Kong market within days, a spokesman told Reuters late on Monday, as other technology companies including Facebook Inc have suspended processing government requests for user data in the region. The short form video app owned by China-based ByteDance has made the decision to exit the region following […]

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WhatsApp to Pause Law Enforcement Requests for User Data in Hong Kong

[ad_1] Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service said on Monday it had “paused” processing law enforcement requests for user data in Hong Kong. WhatsApp is “pausing” such reviews “pending further assessment of the impact of the National Security Law, including formal human rights due diligence and consultations with human rights experts,” a spokesperson said in a statement. […]

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Facebook, others, block govt requests on Hong Kong user data

[ad_1] Facebook, WhatsApp and Telegram will deny law enforcement requests for user data in Hong Kong as they assess the impact of a new national security law enacted last week. Facebook and its messaging app WhatsApp said in separate statements Monday that they would freeze the review of government requests for user data in Hong […]

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White House joins Senate in approving bill rebuking China over Hong Kong

[ad_1] The House on Wednesday joined the Senate in approving a bill to rebuke China over its crackdown in Hong Kong by imposing sanctions on groups that undermine the city’s autonomy or restrict freedoms promised to its residents. The bill targets police units that have cracked down on Hong Kong protesters, as well as Chinese […]

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