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Hong Kong's own leaders have sacrificed its autonomy | Antony Dapiran

If Hong Kong has become a pawn between the US and China, it is because Carrie Lam and her government have allowed itLast week, President Donald Trump announced measures that could rewrite Hong Kong’s relationship with the US. The territory now appears to be on the cusp of having its status in the world change more fundamentally than it did with the handover from Britain in 1997.Two weeks ago, Beijing announced it would legislate a new national security law and impose it on Hong Kong by decree, b...
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Hong Kong leader calls out U.S. 'double standard'

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has fired back at foreign governments critical of China's plans to impose a national security law in the city. Tuesday (June 2)'s press conference was Lam's first public appearance since Washington announced it would remove Hong Kong's special status under U.S. law. She pointed to protests against police brutality across the United States over recent days. " They are highly c...
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Hong Kong leader criticizes 'double standards' over protests

Hong Kong's leader on Tuesday criticized the “double standards” of foreign governments regarding national security, pointing to the current unrest in the United States as an example of how attitudes differ when protests hit home. “We have recently seen these kind of double standards most clearly with the riots in the United States,” Chief Executive Carrie Lam said. Lam pointed to more recent criticism of an imminent national security law that many foreign politicians have characterized as Beij...
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Hong Kong leader criticizes "double standards" over protests

Hong Kong's leader on Tuesday criticized the “double standards” of foreign governments over national security, pointing to the current unrest in the United States as an example of how attitudes differ when protests hit home. “We have recently seen these kind of double standards most clearly with the riots in the United States,” Chief Executive Carrie Lam said. Lam pointed to more recent criticism of an imminent national security law that many foreign politicians have characterized as Beijing e...
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Hong Kong leader accuses international community of double standards over US riots

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam accused foreign governments for having “double standards,” criticising the US for condemning Beijing’s move to impose national security laws to quell protests, while taking its own severe steps to curb unrest at home. “They are very concerned about their own national security, but on our national security...they look through coloured glasses,” said Ms Lam in a weekly press conference. She also warned that US sanctions against Hong Kong would mean “hurting their own in...
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When Peaceful Protest Doesn’t Work, What Do You Do? They’re Asking That in Hong Kong, Too.

HONG KONG—Typed on screens, painted as graffiti, and yelled out loud, the idea of “burning together” (laam chau in Cantonese) is invoked by some Hongkongers who believe a scorched earth attitude is the only reasonable response to desperate times. Decades of nonviolent demonstrations have barely moved the needle in their quest for self-determination, and as the legal and political climates have begun to shift at a much more rapid pace, with Beijing determined to change the way Hong Kong functions...
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Donald Trump promises a 'very interesting' response to China's proposed crackdown on Hong Kong

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned that Hong Kong could lose its status as a global financial centre if a proposed Chinese crackdown goes ahead, and promised a "very interesting" US response within days. The Chinese legislation would ban secession, subversion, terrorism and foreign interference after months of massive, often-violent pro-democracy protests last year in the semi-autonomous territory. Hong Kong's chief executive, Carrie Lam, said on Tuesday that essential freedoms woul...
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The Guardian view on Hong Kong’s future: China’s doublespeak | Editorial

Comments from officials and state media have confirmed that the city’s residents have every reason to worryThe most powerful indictments of Beijing’s plans to impose a national security law on Hong Kong have not come from pro-democracy activists, but from the authorities themselves. They have told the city’s residents all they need to know about the proposals which China’s rubber-stamp parliament is due to pass this Thursday.Thousands have already protested against the plans, which will bar subv...
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Hong Kong leader tries to reassure investors rattled by China law

China's plans to impose a new security law on Hong Kong will not erode freedoms, the city's leader said Tuesday, as she tried to reassure international businesses and foreign governments alarmed by the proposal. Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the controversial law would "only target a handful of lawbreakers" but she would not be drawn on what actions and opinions would be deemed illegal once the legislation is passed. Beijing wants to enact legislation banning secession, subversion, terrorism...
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Hong Kong security law: Carrie Lam dismisses concerns over rights

Carrie Lam says a security law planned by China is a "responsible" move which won't infringe on rights.
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Hong Kong's leader says security laws will not affect city's rights and freedoms

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that Beijing's proposed national security laws would not trample on the city's rights and freedoms and called on citizens to wait to see the details of the legislation. Lam added her voice to an unprecedented barrage of statements by Beijing and local officials, and former city leaders defending the legislation and seeking to reassure residents, investors and diplomats about Hong Kong freedoms. "There is no need for us to worry," Lam told a regular w...
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Hong Kong leader says security law will not hurt freedom amid global alarm

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday Beijing's proposed national security law for the city, which has raised alarm in the global financial centre and abroad, would not trample on its cherished rights and freedoms. Business leaders, international trade chambers and diplomats have said pushing through the legislation could mark a turning point for China's freest city, having an impact on a broad spectrum of its activities and intensify social unrest. Lam spoke as online forums called for ...
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Hong Kong security law: Carrie Lam dismisses concerns over rights

Carrie Lam says a security law planned by China is a "responsible" move which won't infringe on rights.
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Hong Kong leader dismisses concerns over city's freedoms

Carrie Lam says a security law planned by China is a "responsible" move which won't infringe on rights.
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Hong Kong protests flare up again, as demonstrators issue calls for independence

Hong Kong's pro-democracy, anti-government protests were back in full force Sunday for the first time since COVID-19 lockdowns began, while riot police fired tear gas on the crowds for the first time in weeks.Thousands of mostly young people took to the streets just days after China signaled it planned to directly impose national security laws against subversion, sedition and terrorism, and collusion with foreign forces on the city. The demonstrators believe Beijing's plan to bypass Hong...
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Coronavirus live news: India sees 6,000 new cases in biggest one-day rise since pandemic began

China abandons GDP target for first time amid ‘great uncertainty’; Trump appears at Michigan factory without mask; Italy death toll could be 60% higher than assumedChina abandons GDP targetUK coronavirus updates - liveCoronavirus latest: at a glanceAustralia – live updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 8.24am BST More on China’s plans to impose national security legislation in Hong Kong. The chief executive of the global financial hub, Carrie Lam, has said the legislation would not affect ...
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Asia Today: Hong Kong increasing coronavirus testing

Hong Kong’s leader says the city is ramping up testing for the coronavirus, especially for workers at the busy international airport and caregivers at homes for the elderly and disabled. Carrie Lam said Tuesday that tests would be increased from 4,500 to 7,000 daily, with both the government health department and university laboratories taking part. Hong Kong has gone several days without new local infections, but a recent family cluster has increased concerns about those who show no symptoms ...
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Hong Kong risks new unrest with China anthem bill: opposition

Hong Kong's government risks reigniting last year's political unrest by pushing ahead with a controversial bill outlawing insults to China's national anthem, opposition lawmakers said Tuesday. Pro-democracy lawmakers warned history was repeating itself, noting that the fast-tracking of a bill last year to allow extraditions to the authoritarian mainland was the spark that lit seven straight months of pro-democracy protests. On Tuesday Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam -- a pro-Beijing appointee --...
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230 arrested in Hong Kong's first major protests since virus began

Hong Kong police arrested hundreds of people during weekend democracy protests -- including a 12-year-old boy -- officials said Monday, in the first major political unrest since the coronavirus outbreak began. The disclosure came as the financial hub's pro-Beijing leader Carrie Lam vowed to overhaul the city's education system, arguing its liberal studies curriculum helped fuel last year's huge protests.
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Carrie Lam blames Hong Kong education system for fuelling protests

Pro-Beijing leader pledges to overhaul school system, after weekend of heavy-handed police actionHong Kong’s pro-Beijing leader, Carrie Lam, has vowed to overhaul the city’s education system, saying its liberal studies curriculum helped to fuel last year’s violent pro-democracy protests.Her intervention follows a weekend of heavy-handed police responses to scattered protests across the city, with journalists pepper-sprayed and searched, at least 18 people injured, a 12-year-old student journalis...
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Hong Kong Movie Theaters Reopening This Week with Social Distancing Measures in Place

Even though China briefly reopened some movie theaters in March, the nation ended up closing them again when the spread of coronavirus appeared to get worse with a cautious return to business as usual. But Hong Kong, which mostly operates independently and autonomously from mainland China, is preparing to open movie theaters this week. This comes after strict social distancing measures, high public awareness, and escalated control measures kept the pandemic from growing exponentially in the reg...
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Hong Kong to Give Free Masks to Every Family As It Prepares to Reopen Economy

Hong Kong’s government announced a plan to give every family at least 10 free face masks as it prepares to reopen large parts of society later this week. The region of 7 million people has experienced 14 full days without any community transmission of the new coronavirus, setting the stage for local politicians to…Read more...
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Hong Kong Cinemas Allowed To Reopen as Coronavirus Recedes

Cinemas in Hong Kong will be allowed to reopen from Friday as part of a phased relaxation of social distancing measures in the city. The move was announced on Tuesday afternoon by the city’s Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, after a meeting of the Executive Council. Broadway Cinemas, one of Hong Kong’s leading multiplex operators, quickly […]
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Hong Kong civil servants to return to work as lockdown eases

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday most civil servants will gradually return to work from May 4, but the government had not yet decided whether to ease travel and social distancing restrictions that are due to expire next week. The financial hub reported no new coronavirus infections for a third day on Tuesday, bringing some relief as the city grapples with economic ruin triggered by the disease that comes hot on the heels of months of crippling anti-government protests. Looking to ea...
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Hong Kong Protesters Defy Virus Rules, Vow to Resume Movement

(Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters staged a small demonstration at a luxury downtown mall, challenging rules that ban gatherings of more than four people in a glimpse of what could be another summer of discontent as local virus cases ease.The gathering of around 100 people at lunchtime Friday was one of the largest since the Covid-19 pandemic descended on the city earlier this year, effectively halting pro-democracy protests that rocked the city since they began last June.Hong K...
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Asia virus latest: Virgin Australia collapses; oil rebounds

Cash-strapped Virgin Australia collapsed Tuesday, making it the largest carrier to buckle under the strain of the coronavirus pandemic, which has ravaged the global airline industry. In an announcement to the Australian Stock Exchange, Virgin said it planned to keep operating flights despite handing over the keys to administrators. Chief executive Carrie Lam said social distancing measures and some business restrictions would continue for another two weeks until at least May 7.
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Fearing Big Election Loss, China Goes on Offensive in Hong Kong

(Bloomberg) -- On the surface, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam appears to have had a few pretty good months: Her government has managed to contain the coronavirus outbreak, during which street protests have mostly disappeared.Yet her bosses in Beijing don’t appear convinced that will help their allies during Legislative Council elections set for September. A spate of arrests and stern official edicts over the past few weeks amount to an offensive that looks designed to ensure China gets its way no m...
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Coronavirus live news: Trump says he will suspend all immigration to US amid pandemic

President to sign temporary executive order ‘in light of attack from Invisible Enemy’; US oil market collapses into negative prices; global cases near 2.5 million. Follow the latest updatesUS oil prices dip below zero for first time on recordUS scuppers G20 coronavirus statement on strengthening WHOAustralia coronavirus liveCoronavirus latest: at a glanceSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.57am BST In non-coronavirus news:Kim Jong-un underwent heart surgery earlier this month and is recoverin...
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Hong Kong Police Arrest at Least 14 Opposition Activists

(Bloomberg) -- China is again taking steps to rein in Hong Kong’s democracy advocates, drawing fresh condemnation from the U.S. while also antagonizing protesters who paralyzed the city for much of last year.The Beijing-backed Hong Kong government arrested 15 people on Saturday, including prominent pro-democracy activists and a lawmaker. The move came after China’s Liaison Office, Beijing’s representative in Hong Kong, asserted the right to intervene in the city’s affairs -- prompting local auth...
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Hong Kong barristers call on Beijing to 'exercise restraint' in comments

The Hong Kong Bar Association on Tuesday called on Beijing to "exercise restraint" in its comments regarding affairs in the Chinese-ruled city, warning that its views could be perceived as interference in the global financial hub. The association, which represents around 1,500 barristers in the former British colony, made the statement a day after the Liaison Office, Beijing's top representative office in Hong Kong, welcomed an appeal court ruling that upheld the constitutionality of the city's...
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