US Firms In Hong Kong Awake To “Sad Day” As Trump Vows To Curb Economic Ties

Trump has said China had broken its word over Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy. The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong said on Saturday it was “a sad day” for the global financial centre, hours after US President Donald Trump moved toward stripping the city of its special treatment in a bid to …
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US To Bar Some Chinese Students, Strip Hong Kong Special Treatment: Donald Trump

Washington: President Donald Trump said Friday he would strip several of Hong Kong’s special privileges with the United States and bar some Chinese students from US universities in anger over Beijing’s bid to exert control in the financial hub. In a day of concerted action, the United States and Britain also raised alarm at the …
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Hong Kong Warns Removing US Special Status Is A “Double-Edged Sword”

Hong Kong: Hong Kong told the United States to keep out of the debate over national security legislation being imposed by China, and warned that withdrawal of the financial hub’s special status under U.S. law could backfire on the U.S. economy. President Donald Trump is due to announce later on Friday his response to the …
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UN Security Council To Discuss Hong Kong Today: Report

China had refused to allow UN Security Council meet called by US on proposed laws. (File) The United States and Britain have called for the UN Security Council to meet Friday to discuss a controversial security law that China plans to impose on Hong Kong, diplomatic sources said Thursday. The subject will be considered in …
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China Parliament Passes Hong Kong Security Bill As Tensions Rise With US

Beijing, China: China’s parliament approved plans Thursday to impose a security law on Hong Kong that critics say will eradicate the city’s promised freedoms.   The vote by the rubber-stamp National People’s Congress came hours after the United States revoked the special status conferred on Hong Kong, paving the way for the territory to be …
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300 Arrested As Thousands Protest In Hong Kong Over China’s Proposed Law

About 300 people were arrested, most for illegal assembly, in three districts, police said. Hong Kong: Police in Hong Kong fired pepper pellets and made 300 arrests as thousands of people took to the streets on Wednesday to voice anger over national security legislation proposed by China, that has raised international alarm over freedoms in …
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Riot Police Deployed In Hong Kong Over Protests Against Chinese Anthem Bill

Riot police took up positions amid soaring tensions over perceived threats to the city’s freedoms Hong Kong: Hong Kong deployed riot police around the Legislative Council on Wednesday as activists called for protests against a bill to criminalise disrespect of the Chinese anthem, amid soaring tensions over perceived threats to the city’s freedoms. Protests have …
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US White House Aide Robert O’Brien Renews Warning On China’s Proposed Law For Hong Kong

The new Chinese law would enforce punishment for “subversion, treason and sedition” in Hong Kong WASHINGTON: A top White House aide renewed a warning on Sunday that the US might revoke Hong Kong’s special trading privileges if China enacts a tough new security law covering the territory. The warning from national security advisor Robert O’Brien …
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US Mulls Nuclear Option As China Threatens Hong Kong Autonomy

US lawmakers are pressing for tough action over Hong Kong (Representational) Washington: The United States on Friday stepped up threats to strip Hong Kong of special trading privileges as it led Western nations in anger over China’s brazen assault on the territory’s autonomy. US lawmakers are pressing for tough action over Hong Kong, which has …
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Leader Carrie Lam Says, Hong Kong To Adopt National Security Law As Soon As Possible

Carrie Lam said that the proposed law would not affect the rights and freedoms of Hong Kongers(File) Beijing: Hong Kong’s leader vowed on Friday to “fully cooperate” with Beijing over a national security law for the semi-autonomous Chinese territory, after lawmakers introduced a draft proposal to the country’s parliament. The plan for the law was …
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