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Beijing will retaliate if the US Congress passes legislation seeking sanctions against China over the coronavirus pandemic, the spokesman for the country's parliament said Thursday.Beijing will retaliate if the US Congress passes legislation seeking sanctions against China over the coronavirus pandemic, the spokesman for the country's parliament said Thursday.

COVID-19: China Warns Of Countermeasures Over US Coronavirus Sanctions Threat

The law could ban what Beijing defines as subversion and sedition, and may spark new social unrest.The law could ban what Beijing defines as subversion and sedition, and may spark new social unrest.

China proposes controversial Hong Kong security law - BBC News

China News: China said that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is "blackmailing" the Hong Kong government with the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act and thaChina News: China said that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is "blackmailing" the Hong Kong government with the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act and tha

Mike Pompeo: US Secretary of State Pompeo 'blackmailing' Hong Kong government | World News - Times of India

Many people in Hong Kong fear that Beijing is whittling away at its freedoms, worries that fuelled the sometimes violent protests last year. The protests have ebbed since January because of the novel coronavirus outbreak.Many people in Hong Kong fear that Beijing is whittling away at its freedoms, worries that fuelled the sometimes violent protests last year. The protests have ebbed since January because of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

China supports ‘improvement’ of Hong Kong’s ‘basic law’ | World News,The Indian Express

“Watching the fate of Hong Kong people being decided in Beijing tonight was like watching the Tiananmen Massacre in Beijing in 1989--that same feeling of powerlessness, the sadness, about the rights of people being trampled upon.”

Maya Wang 王松莲 on Twitter: "Watching the fate of Hong Kong people being decided in Beijing tonight was like watching the Tiananmen Massacre in Beijing in 1989--that same feeling of powerlessness, the sadness, about the rights of people being trampled upon."

“Every tool in the economic and diplomatic tool box should be used to hold China accountable if they proceed down the path of destroying #HongKong as we know it. https://t.co/9gxK2N4s3d”

Lindsey Graham on Twitter: "Every tool in the economic and diplomatic tool box should be used to hold China accountable if they proceed down the path of destroying #HongKong as we know it. https://t.co/9gxK2N4s3d"

“It’s in the best interest of all for #China & the U.S. to have a balanced relationship. But that will not be possible if it requires ignoring or silently accepting repeated violations of their commitments on #HongKong’s autonomy & attacks on basic rights https://t.co/edwnFz0udo”

Marco Rubio on Twitter: "It’s in the best interest of all for #China & the U.S. to have a balanced relationship. But that will not be possible if it requires ignoring or silently accepting repeated violations of their commitments on #HongKong’s autonomy & attacks on basic rights https://t.co/edwnFz0udo"

“Beijing’s announcement of yet another attempt to bring an end to the “one country, two systems” framework in #HongKong is deeply alarming. Attempting to circumvent the HK legislature shows a complete disrespect for the rule of law.”

Nancy Pelosi on Twitter: "Beijing’s announcement of yet another attempt to bring an end to the “one country, two systems” framework in #HongKong is deeply alarming. Attempting to circumvent the HK legislature shows a complete disrespect for the rule of law."

China's top legislature to hold annual session on May 22-28 - CGTN

China's leaders and parliament will meet on Friday amid growing international anger and criticism.China's leaders and parliament will meet on Friday amid growing international anger and criticism.

China congress: Leaders face unprecedented pressure | China News | Al Jazeera

China's parliament said Thursday it will introduce a proposal for a national security law in Hong Kong at its annual session, in a move likely to stoke...

China proposes new national security law in Hong Kong .:. Tibet Sun

Parliament to discuss Bill that sidesteps the territory’s lawmaking body to crackdown on OppositionParliament to discuss Bill that sidesteps the territory’s lawmaking body to crackdown on Opposition

China plans new security law in Hong Kong - The Hindu

‘It is reasonable to be deeply concerned about Hong Kong’s future,’ US analyst says.‘It is reasonable to be deeply concerned about Hong Kong’s future,’ US analyst says.

HONG KONG: China's parliament said Thursday it will discuss a proposal for a national security law in Hong Kong at its annual session, in a move likely to stoke unrest in the financial hub. Beijing has made clear it wants new security legislation passed after the semi-autonomous city was rocked by seven months of massive and sometimes violent pro-democracy protests last year.HONG KONG: China's parliament said Thursday it will discuss a proposal for a national security law in Hong Kong at its annual session, in a move likely to stoke unrest in the financial hub. Beijing

China’s parliament to discuss draft Hong Kong national security law | Arab News

U.S. senators are introducing a bipartisan bill that would sanction Chinese officials and entities who enforce the new national-security laws in Hong Kong,...U.S. senators are introducing a bipartisan bill that would sanction Chinese officials and entities who enforce the new national-security laws in Hong Kong,...

Senators to propose sanctioning Chinese officials over Hong Kong security law: WSJ - MarketWatch

“There is no room for discussion,” says the education secretary“There is no room for discussion,” says the education secretary

Chaguan - Educational freedom is under assault in Hong Kong | China | The Economist

The Secretary of State said the recent treatment of pro-democracy figures has made it more difficult to asses the city's autonomy"We’re closely watching what’s going on there," he said

Pompeo Raises Issue of Hong Kong's Autonomy From Beijing | Time

China's top legislature holds press conference ahead of annual session - Xinhua | English.news.cn

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday recent treatment of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists made it more difficult to assess that the territory remains highly autonomous from China, a requirement for the special treatment it enjoys under American law. Pompeo said a congressionally mandatedU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday recent treatment of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists made it more difficult to assess that the territory remains highly autonomous from China, a requirement for the special treatment it enjoys under American law. Pompeo said a congressionally mandated

Pompeo: Hong Kong's treatment of activists makes autonomy assessment more difficult

Republican and Democratic U.S. senators said on Thursday they would introduce legislation to impose sanctions on Chinese officials for violating Hong Kong's independence, after Beijing moved to impose a new security law on the former British colony.Republican and Democratic U.S. senators said on Thursday they would introduce legislation to impose sanctions on Chinese officials for violating Hong Kong's independence, after Beijing moved to impose a new security law on the former British colony.

HONG KONG/NEW YORK -- Hours after Beijing signaled a tighter grip on Hong Kong with new national security legislation, American lawmakers proposeSenators seek sanctions against Chinese entities that violate city's sovereignty

Beijing's Hong Kong security bill immediately countered by US lawmakers - Nikkei Asian Review

Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak to navigate the markets today.Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak to navigate the markets today.

Coronavirus News Updates: China Plans to Draft New National-Security Law for Hong Kong - Barron's

Hong Kong: The intensifying war of words rattled financial markets as US President Donald Trump’s tweets and a US Senate bill that could delist someHong Kong: The intensifying war of words rattled financial markets as US President Donald Trump’s tweets and a US Senate bill that could delist some Chinese companies from American exchanges, hamme…

Asia defensive on US-China altercation - Asia Times

A top Beijing official has said China will support Hong Kong in “improving” mechanisms related to its mini-constitution, while excluding the usual mention of the city’s high degree of autonomy at the opening of the third session of the 13th Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). In delivering the party’s annual work […]

Beijing supports 'improvement' of Hong Kong's Basic Law; usual mention of 'high degree of autonomy' absent | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

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The stablecoin would help facilitate trade among four Asian countries, which is key to economic recovery in the region after coronavirus, proponents said. The stablecoin would help facilitate trade among four Asian countries, which is key to economic recovery in the region after coronavirus, proponents said.

Chinese Government Advisers Propose Regional Stablecoin for 4 Asian Countries - CoinDesk

China pursues defensive policies and the defense budget is moderate and restrained in regards to the total amount of the budget, per capita spending and the rate of GDP, Zhang Yesui, spokesperson for the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) told a press conference on Thursday.

China’s defense budget stays moderate and restrained: NPC spokesperson - Global Times

The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq were down slightly Thursday. Global tensions and coronavirus pandemic fallout continued to roil markets.The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq were down slightly Thursday. Global tensions and coronavirus pandemic fallout continued to roil markets.

Dow: US stocks dip on unemployment claims, grim coronavirus fallout

The standing committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) will be granted the power to add the clauses of a national security law into the Annex IIIThe standing committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) will be granted the power to add the clauses of a national security law into the Annex III of the Basic Law during the “two sessions.”…

Beijing to impose national security law in HK - Asia Times

China said on Thursday it supports improving the system and mechanism related to the constitution and basic law of Hong Kong and Macau, in comments likely to stir concern that it could take measures to tighten its grip on Hong Kong.China said on Thursday it supports improving the system and mechanism related to the constitution and basic law of Hong Kong and Macau, in comments likely to stir concern that it could take measures to tighten its grip on Hong Kong.

China supports improvement of Hong Kong's political system - Reuters

Is this the end of “one country, two systems?”

China plans to “improve” Hong Kong governance with new national security law – Shanghaiist

The growing narrative that China has seized on COVID-19 to step up its assertive behavior and exploit the pandemic for geopolitical gain, from Hong Kong to Taiwan to the South China Sea, is exaggerated. The reality is that Beijing had been engaging in the same types of pressure tactics for years.The growing narrative that China has seized on COVID-19 to step up its assertive behavior and exploit the pandemic for geopolitical gain, from Hong Kong to Taiwan to the South China Sea, is exaggerated. The reality is that Beijing had been engaging in the same types of pressure tactics for years.

Chinese Aggression Amid the Pandemic Has Little to Do With COVID-19

Some 3,000 Communist Party officials are set to descend on Beijing on Friday for China's annual political spectacle, the 13th National People's Congress.All eyes are on China but little hope a major political gathering will yield internal reflection.

The former British colony was returned to China in 1997 under a 'one country, two systems' framework.The former British colony was returned to China in 1997 under a 'one country, two systems' framework.

Patten urges Hong Kong protesters not to ‘lose faith’

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ejinsight 20200521-Smell-the-future:-We-are-slipping-into-an –authoritarian-state Hkej ejinsight.comIt pains me to write this week’s column. But write it I must as a Hong Kong-born. Silence is not an option. I urge readers to share it with as many others as you can in the hope the free world will

Smell the future: We are slipping into an authoritarian state EJINSIGHT - ejinsight.com

"The real threat from China remains not its rise, but rather its collapse. Freedom is contagious. Xi’s actions against Hong Kong may, in hindsight, appear like treating a chest wound with a band-aid." "The real threat from China remains not its rise, but rather its collapse. Freedom is contagious. Xi’s actions against Hong Kong may, in hindsight, appear like treating a chest wound with a

China's Path To Self Destruction Starts in Hong Kong | The National Interest

China's action could spark fresh protests in Hong Kong, which enjoys many freedoms not allowed on the mainland, after often violent demonstrations of 2019 plunged the city into its deepest turmoil since it returned to Beijing's rule in 1997.

Hong Kong: China set to impose new Hong Kong security law, Trump warns of strong U.S. reaction - The Economic Times

The city’s residents are forging a “sense of country,” which will serve to undermine Beijing’s notion of patriotism.The city’s residents are forging a “sense of country,” which will serve to undermine Beijing’s notion of patriotism.

Hong Kong’s Revolutionary Anthem Is a Challenge to China - The Atlantic

A trader focus at the National People's Congress for today is any announcement for the GDP target for this year. The Congress was delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak, and so thus has been the economic growth target announcement for 2020.   By Eamonn SheridanA trader focus at the National People

Watch China's parliament for any new Hong Kong security law - this could prompt a US response

The comments by Trump come hours after a Chinese official said the National People's Congress is exercising its The comments by Trump come hours after a Chinese official said the National People's Congress is exercising its

US to React Strongly if China Makes Move on Hong Kong, Says Trump

Such a move has long been under consideration but was hastened by months of anti-government protests last year.Such a move has long been under consideration but was hastened by months of anti-government protests last year.

China Proposes Law Cracking Down On Hong Kong Opposition Activity | HuffPost

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:50 P.M.) - U.S. President Donald Trump said the United States would have a strong response if China went ahead with a law banningBEIRUT, LEBANON (7:50 P.M.) - U.S. President Donald Trump said the United States would have a strong response if China went ahead with a law banning

US threatens China with strong response over Hong Kong

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is using self-described human rights legislation to put pressure on the Hong Kong government and threaten China’s sovereignty, Beijing has claimed.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is using self-described human rights legislation to put pressure on the Hong Kong government and threaten China’s sovereignty, Beijing has claimed.

Beijing accuses Pompeo of using ‘democracy’ bill to blackmail Hong Kong govt — RT World News

The bill appears to confirm speculation that China will sidestep the territory’s own legislature to clamp down on protestorsSuch a move has long been under consideration but was hastened by months of anti-government protests last year

China Proposes Law to Limit Opposition Activity in Hong Kong | Time

China’s ceremonial parliament will consider legislation that would give Beijing greater powers to crack down on opposition in Hong Kong.China’s ceremonial parliament will consider legislation that would give Beijing greater powers to crack down on opposition in Hong Kong.

China proposes law to tighten its grip on Hong Kong - Los Angeles Times

Earlier we were joined from south west London by Lord Patten - who was the last British Governor of Hong Kong. And from Hong Kong the democracy campaigner, Bonnie Leung.Earlier we were joined from south west London by Lord Patten - who was the last British Governor of Hong Kong. And from Hong Kong the democracy campaigner, Bonnie Leung.

‘The Chinese government are taking advantage of the fact everyone is concentrating on the coronavirus’ – Lord Patten on Hong Kong’s proposed security law – Channel 4 News

Deciding that their coronavirus public relations catastrophe means China's international reputation can't get much worse, the Chinese Communist Party on Thursday moved to annihilate Hong Kong's freedom.Deciding that their coronavirus public relations catastrophe means China's international reputation can't get much worse, the Chinese Communist Party on Thursday moved to annihilate Hong Kong's freedom.

Chinese communist dragon moves to immolate Hong Kong

Trump says the U.S. will respond "very strongly" if China enacts legislation.

U.S. says China undermining commitment to keep Hong Kong semi-autonomous - POLITICO

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