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‘I Am Afraid’: China Tightens Grip On Hong Kong With Commission To Report Dissidents

China unanimously voted and enacted a national security law Tuesday to further tighten its control over Hong Kong amid rising tensions with the United States. The law creates the Commission for Safeguarding National Security in Hong Kong, which will report rebellious acts, including secession and working with foreign powers, to the Chinese government, according to the Washington Post. China’s new ...

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Team Telecom Recommends that the FCC Deny Pacific Light Cable Network System’s Hong Kong Undersea Cable Connection to the United States | OPA

Team Telecom today recommended to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), based on national security concerns, that the FCC partially deny the Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN) subsea cable system application, to the extent it seeks a direct connection between the United States and Hong Kong. Team Telecom, which is formally known as the Committee for the Assessment of Foreign Participation ...

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Hong Kong Criminalizes ‘Disrespect’ For Chinese National Anthem

The Hong Kong government has passed legislation that would jail and fine citizens who disrespect the Chinese national anthem. A Hong Kong citizen who breaks the law and disrespects the anthem would serve a sentence of up to 3 years in jail and would be fined HK$50,000, Reuters reports. The legislation comes amidst increasing tensions in the city-state between pro-democracy ...

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China Virus Quarantine May Kill the Economy

The politician’s response to the coronavirus is the medical equivalent of the 10 percent across–the–board budget cut where politicians faced with a budget shortfall take the coward’s way out and cut every budget. Thereby treating the useful just as harshly as the useless. Real leaders would eliminate the useless while protecting the useful, but down that path lies criticism about ...

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China Suspends US Navy Visits To Hong Kong Following Signing Of Pro-Democracy Legislation

China suspended U.S. Navy visits to Hong Kong Monday after President Donald Trump signed legislation last week backing the pro-democracy protests that have been going on for months. The two bills Trump signed Nov. 27 come amid a continuation of public clashes in Hong Kong that began over an extradition bill. China previously warned it would retaliate if the legislation ...

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Reuters Changes Article On Hong Kong Protesters, Issues No Correction

A Reuters article about the Hong Kong protests saw drastic changes Monday, with every paragraph and the headline modified. The original article highlighted reports that Hong Kong police are now threatening protesters with live bullets. The updated article omits this report and instead focuses on the protesters, who are described as throwing “petrol bombs” and wreaking havoc on the city. ...

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Hong Kong Student Dies From Head Injury After Police Fired Tear Gas During Clashes

A Hong Kong university student died Friday after falling from in a parking garage during violent clashes between protesters and police, the region’s Hospital Authority said. Chow Tsz-Lok, a 22-year-old computer science student at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, fell from the third floor to the second floor of a garage Monday in the Tseung Kwan O district ...

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Security At NBA Game Confiscates Pro-Hong Kong Signs From Fans

Security at a Wednesday night NBA game between the Washington Wizards and Guangzhou Long Lions confiscated signs that read “Free Hong Kong” and “Google: Uyghurs” from several game attendees. Wizards spokesman Scott Hall confirmed the incident to Fox News, stating, “The building security staff removed signs tonight in accordance with Capital One Arena’s long-standing Signs, Banners, Posters, and Flag Policy. ...

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Hong Kong Government Deploys Law Banning Face Masks

Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam use emergency powers at a news conference Friday to deploy a rare law banning the use of facemasks amid high tensions across the region. The move comes after four days of peaceful and violent demonstrations — including the officer-involved shooting of an 18-year-old student protester — took place between Sept. 28 and Oct. 1 ...

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Hong Kong Police Unload Live Rounds On Protesters, Shoot 18-Year-Old: Report |

A young Hong Kong protester was shot by police Tuesday during a protest against China’s celebration of 70 years under communism, according to the South China Morning Post (SCMP). Demonstrations, which have been ongoing since Saturday, escalated Tuesday night with fires, tear gas, street fights and at least 30 arrests. More than 40% of the region’s train stations shut down, ...

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Police Fire Tear Gas, As Hongkongers Protest Anniversary Of Chinese Communist Rule |

Hong Kong police responded to escalating weekend protests against China’s 70th anniversary of communist rule by making more than 150 arrests, firing teargas and using a water cannon. Demonstrators set fires, smashed windows at subway stations and threw bricks at police, according to The Washington Post on Monday. “If they respect us, then we will respect them,” a 28-year-old protester ...

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Hong Kong: A Repeat of the Iranian Green Revolution Fail?

Hong Kong Protests

Have you read a lot about the pro-democracy (read: pro-freedom) demonstrations currently taking place in Hong Kong? If you are like most people you are surprised to hear that they are still taking place. That’s because the “loud-mouth media” – or the big cable networks, to be more specific – are more concerned with sensationalism than news that happens to ...

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Hong Kong Protesters Call On Trump To Liberate The City

Protesters in Hong Kong reportedly called for the assistance of President Donald Trump in liberating the city, as demonstrators marched to the U.S. Consulate on Sunday. The march started at the Chater Garden public park in Hong Kong’s business district, then moved towards the U.S. consulate in the city, CNN reports. Protesters planned to present a letter to the U.S. ...

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Hong Kong Withdraws Extradition Bill That Ignited Summer-Long Protests

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam withdrew the implementation of an extradition bill that ignited a summer of peaceful and violent protests throughout the region. The bill would have allowed Hong Kong criminal suspects to be extradited and tried in mainland China, which many Hongkongers interpreted as an intrusion on the region’s independent government system. “The government will formally withdraw the ...

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