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Hong Kong police arrest 370 people, 10 under new security law, as anger boils over in July 1 protests
HONG KONG (The Straits Times/ANN): Hong Kong police arrested at least 10 people under a new national security law on Wednesday (July 1), shortly after the legislation took effect, as thousands gathered in mass protests on the anniversary of the city's handover to China.
HONG KONG (The Straits Times/ANN): Hong Kong police fired a water cannon at protesters and arrested at least 30 people for unlawful assembly on Wednesday (July 1), as the global financial hub turned a corner with the new national security law in place on the anniversary of the city's handover to China.
HONG KONG (The Straits Times/ANN): The city will turn the corner with the new national security law in place, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam declared on Wednesday morning (July 1), hours before a planned march by some defiant opposition activists that set the stage for possible clashes.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is planning to travel to Hawaii to meet with Chinese government officials, Politico reported on Friday, citing two unnamed sources.
HONG KONG has become a centre of global attention again after China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) adopted a piece of new security legislation for this Asian financial centre to stop unduly demonstrations and violent riots that have hurt its economy and people’s livelihood.
HONG KONG/SHANGHAI: The hysterical outburst of China-haters over the country's move to close the national security loophole in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region was to be expected. The proposed legislation by the country's top legislature aims at safeguarding core national interests.
TAIPEI: China's planned national security law may prompt Taiwan to revoke the special status it extends to Hong Kong, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Monday (May 25), a move that could anger Beijing and make it harder for Hong Kongers to visit and invest.
WASHINGTON/HONG KONG: The US might revoke Hong Kong's special trading privileges if China enacts a tough new security law covering the territory. China's foreign minister Wang Yi warned that the two countries seemed poised "at the brink of a new Cold War."