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Hong Kong police swoop on postponed poll protests

by on September 6, 2020 0
Nearly 300 people were arrested by Hong Kong police on Sunday as riot officers swooped on democracy protesters opposed to the postponement of local elections. Sunday was meant to be voting day for the city’s partially elected legislature, one of the few instances where Hong Kongers get to cast ballots. But the city’s pro-Beijing... Read More

UK suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong

by on July 21, 2020 0
Britain on Monday risked worsening strained ties with China, as it suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in protest at a controversial new security law in the territory. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab confirmed the widely expected move in parliament, despite Chinese warnings that Britain was making a grave foreign policy error and risked... Read More

Hong Kong: 500,000 cast ‘protest’ vote against new security law

by on July 12, 2020 0
Unofficial poll to decide strongest pro-democracy candidates to contest Legislative Council polls in September. Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong citizens have queued to cast ballots over the weekend in what the Chinese-ruled city’s opposition camp says is a symbolic protest vote against tough national security laws directly imposed by Beijing. The unofficial poll... Read More

China censors Hong Kong internet, US tech giants resist

by on July 7, 2020 0
China has unveiled new powers to censor Hong Kong’s internet and access user data using its feared national security law — but US tech giants have put up some resistance citing rights concerns. The online censorship plans were contained in a 116-page government document released on Monday night that also revealed expanded powers for... Read More

Tech companies suspend processing Hong Kong government data requests

by on July 6, 2020 0
Facebook Inc (FB.O), Google Inc and Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) suspended processing government requests for user data in Hong Kong, they said on Monday, following China’s establishment of a sweeping new national security law for the semi-autonomous city. Facebook, which also owns WhatsApp and Instagram, said in a statement it was “pausing” reviews for all... Read More

Canada’s strict border closures shut out Hong Kong asylum seekers even as interest spikes

by on July 3, 2020 0
Hong Kong’s new security law has prompted a sharp uptick in inquiries from families looking to relocate to Canada, but Ottawa’s strict COVID-19 border control measures are making it nearly impossible to get in, immigration lawyers said.FILE PHOTO: A passengers walks towards the gates for U.S. travel at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Toronto,... Read More

China warns UK over citizenship offer to Hong Kong people

by on July 2, 2020 0
Beijing threatens UK with ‘corresponding measures’ and denounces US bill seeking sanctions over Hong Kong security law. China has slammed the United Kingdom’s decision to offer a path to citizenship for Hong Kong’s residents, threatening potential “corresponding measures” and warning against interference in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. In a statement on Thursday, the Chinese... Read More
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