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Pompeo insists China ‘tide is turning’ at contentious US Senate hearing

WASHINGTON: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted the “tide is turning” in dealings with China, citing international support for Washington s policies even as he expressed “dismay” at the number of countries supporting Beijing s new security law for Hong Kong. Reflecting rising tensions between the world s two largest economies, Pompeo ...

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China halts Hong Kong extradition treaties with Canada, UK

China announced the suspension Tuesday of Hong Kong’s extradition treaties with Canada, Australia and Britain in a tit-for-tat move following similar decisions by those countries over a controversial new security law. Western nations have angered Beijing over their responses to the law imposed on Hong Kong which they see as ...

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China tells UK to avoid meddling in its affairs relating to Hong Kong

BEIJING: China has urged United Kingdom to avoid meddling in its affairs after reports that Britain was poised to suspend an extradition treaty for Chinese-ruled Hong Kong. Foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin made the remark during a daily media briefing, adding that China would react resolutely to actions in the ...

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Australia To Offer Residence Option To 10,000 Hong Kong Passport Holders

SYDNEY: The Australian government announced that around 10,000 Hong Kong passport holders currently living in Australia will be allowed to apply for a permanent residence once their existing visas expire. The new announcement been made in wake of the controversial security law. Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government believes that pro-democracy ...

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Facebook, WhatsApp say suspending user information request from Hong Kong

HONG KONG: Facebook and its messaging service WhatsApp said they are suspending requests from the Hong Kong government and law enforcement authorities for information on users. The pause will take place “pending further assessment” of a new national security law imposed on Hong Kong by China, and would include “formal ...

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Canada advises citizens against travelling to Hong Kong

TORONTO: Canada has  “strong concern” over China’s new national security legislation in Hong Kong and updated advisory warning citizens from travelling to the special administrative region citing potential impacts of the new legislation. Canada’s foreign minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said in a statement posted on his official Twitter page that “This ...

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Hong Kong security law sails through Chinese parliament

HONG KONG: China approved a contentious national security law that will allow authorities to crack down on subversive and secessionist activity in Hong Kong, a move many see as Beijing’s boldest yet to erase the legal firewall between the semi-autonomous territory and the mainland’s authoritarian Communist Party system. Chinese President Xi Jinping ...

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Cathay Pacific proposes $5 billion bailout

HONG KONG: Financially battered Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific Airways has proposed the government help fund a 39 billion Hong Kong dollar ($5 billion) recapitalization plan to help it survive the coronavirus pandemic. Cathay Pacific said in a stock exchange filing on Tuesday that the plan calls for it to ...

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Police report arson attacks, vandalism overnight in Hong Kong

HONG KONG police said they arrested three people in connection with arson and vandalism in Kowloon late Wednesday. In a news release on Thursday morning, the police said three people – a 15-year-old girl, a 16-year-old boy and a 29-year-old man – were arrested in connection with vandalizing public buses. ...

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