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After the pro-democracy protests that rocked Hong Kong in 2019, China is now ready to impose a new national security legislation on the island nation.After the pro-democracy protests that rocked Hong Kong in 2019, China is now ready to impose a new national security legislation on the island nation.

China ready to bring new law on Hong Kong, US warns of 'strong' reaction | World News | Zee News

A proposal to enact new Hong Kong security legislation was submitted to China's rubber-stamp on Friday, state media said, a move expected to fan fresh protests in the semi-autonomous financial hub.A proposal to enact new Hong Kong security legislation was submitted to China's rubber-stamp on Friday, state media said, a move expected to fan fresh protests in the semi-autonomous financial hub.

End Of Hong Kong: China Pushes For National Security Law After Unrest

Japan's Nikkei slipped 0.25%, while South Korea's Kospi fell 0.7%.Japan's Nikkei slipped 0.25%, while South Korea's Kospi fell 0.7%.

asian markets: Hong Kong leads global markets lower as Beijing readies new security law - The Economic Times

“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."

“Minutes ago, asked about the #HongKong national-security law Beijing just announced, @realDonaldTrump said on the South Lawn before boarding his chopper: “I don’t know what it is, because nobody knows yet. If it happens, we’ll address that issue very strongly.” 😅 https://t.co/Ur0cFomDOU”

Jeffrey Ngo 敖卓軒 😷 on Twitter: "Minutes ago, asked about the #HongKong national-security law Beijing just announced, @realDonaldTrump said on the South Lawn before boarding his chopper: “I don’t know what it is, because nobody knows yet. If it happens, we’ll address that issue very strongly.” 😅… https://t.co/k2BXCtItN8"

“The United States condemns the PRC proposal to impose national security legislation on Hong Kong and strongly urges Beijing to reconsider. We stand with the people of Hong Kong.”

Secretary Pompeo on Twitter: "The United States condemns the PRC proposal to impose national security legislation on Hong Kong and strongly urges Beijing to reconsider. We stand with the people of Hong Kong."

“1/ [Could you give a brief assessment?] 1.1/ The new National Security Law in HK will kill future democratic movements, since all pro-democracy protests in the city can be classified as attempts of subversions of China's authority, just like how the Beijing does in China.”

Joshua Wong 黃之鋒 😷 on Twitter: "1/ [Could you give a brief assessment?] 1.1/ The new National Security Law in HK will kill future democratic movements, since all pro-democracy protests in the city can be classified as attempts of subversions of China's authority, just like how the Beijing does in China."

The 13th National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, opened its third session Friday morning at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Premier Li Keqiang delivered a government work report on behalf of the State Council to the legislature for deliberation.

Full text: Premier Li's speech at the third session of the 13th NPC - CGTN

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Pro-democracy activists fear Beijing pushing through a new law could be "the end of Hong Kong".Pro-democracy activists fear Beijing pushing through a new law could be "the end of Hong Kong".

NPC: China moves to impose controversial Hong Kong security law - BBC News

Pro-democracy activists had said they feared "the end of Hong Kong" if China brought the new security law.Pro-democracy activists had said they feared "the end of Hong Kong" if China brought the new security law.

China introduces new security bill in parliament to tighten controls over Hong Kong | World News,The Indian Express

Beijing's refusal to set a 2020 GDP growth target dents recent gains in oil prices.Beijing's refusal to set a 2020 GDP growth target dents recent gains in oil prices.

Demand dip: Oil prices fall on worries over China's growth rate | News | Al Jazeera

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China firm on achieving development goals of 2020, though setting no specific growth target - Xinhua | English.news.cn

China set its 2020 defense budget growth target at 6.6 percent, lower than the 7.5 percent growth in 2019.

China slows defense budget growth to 6.6 % in 2020 - Global Times

HONG KONG: China’s plan to impose national security legislation in Hong Kong is expected to lead to the flight of capital and talent from the Asian financial hub, bankers and headhunters said on Friday. The proposed legislation, which prompted concerns over freedoms in the semi-autonomous city, comes after large-scale and often violent pro-democracy demonstrations last year,HONG KONG: China’s plan to impose national security legislation in Hong Kong is expected to lead to the flight of capital and talent from the Asian financial hub, bankers and headhunters said on

Hong Kong bankers worry that new laws could lead to capital flight | Arab News

In a draft budget report submitted to the NPC, the government also set a 6.6 percent growth rate for its defence budget, lower than the 7.5 percent rise in 2019, an outlay that’s closely followed globally.In a draft budget report submitted to the NPC, the government also set a 6.6 percent growth rate for its defence budget, lower than the 7.5 percent rise in 2019, an outlay that’s closely followed globally.

China abandons growth target, lowers defence budget rise for 2020 amid pandemic - world news - Hindustan Times

Premier acknowledges risks facing China but lays emphasis on 6 sectors to boost economy, generate jobs - Anadolu AgencyPremier acknowledges risks facing China but lays emphasis on 6 sectors to boost economy, generate jobs - Anadolu Agency

COVID-19: China sets no growth target for 2020

"The people’s armed forces demonstrated fine conduct by reacting swiftly to the Party’s commands and shouldering heavy responsibilities in COVID-19 control,” Mr. Li said."The people’s armed forces demonstrated fine conduct by reacting swiftly to the Party’s commands and shouldering heavy responsibilities in COVID-19 control,” Mr. Li said.

China to boost defense spending by lowest rate in years - The Hindu

Gold prices extend pullback from a one-week low of $1,717.34, flashed the previous day, to currently around $1,727.40 during Friday’s Asian session.Gold prices extend pullback from a one-week low of $1,717.34, flashed the previous day, to currently around $1,727.40 during Friday’s Asian session.

Gold buyers look to regain control above $1,700

The special governance system set up to protect the city’s freedoms was really only ever designed to stifle them.The special governance system set up to protect the city’s freedoms was really only ever designed to stifle them.

Beijing’s handling of situation consolidates Taiwan government's determination to safeguard democracyBeijing’s handling of situation consolidates Taiwan government's determination to safeguard democracy

Taiwan expresses concern at Beijing's pla... | Taiwan News

Prices reversed to the upside as tensions between the U.S. and China centered on the former’s imposition of a new national security law on Hong Kong.Prices reversed to the upside as tensions between the U.S. and China centered on the former’s imposition of a new national security law on Hong Kong.

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A spokesperson for China’s foreign ministry office in Hong Kong has condemned the city’s last colonial governor Chris Patten, saying he will be “condemned to everlasting infamy,” whilst accusing him of meddling in local affairs. Lord Patten appeared in a Foreign Correspondents’ Club webinar titled “What’s in Store for Hong Kong’s Future?” as a guest […]

Ex-Hong Kong governor Chris Patten 'condemned to everlasting infamy' for 'meddling,' says Beijing spokesperson | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

BEIJING - China faces "immense" economic challenges as it emerges from the coronavirus pandemic, Premier Li Keqiang warned Friday as he opened his nation's annual legislative session that will seek to tighten Beijing's control over Hong Kong.BEIJING - China faces "immense" economic challenges as it emerges from the coronavirus pandemic, Premier Li Keqiang warned Friday as he opened his nation's annual legislative session that will seek to tighten Beijing's control over Hong Kong.

China's premier warns of 'immense' challenges to economy

Last Thursday, the Hong Kong Education Bureau decided to retroactively void an exam question from the Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) World History exam. After presenting students with three passages from primary historical artifacts that illustrate the collaboration between Japanese and Chinese academics, merchants, and a Chinese revolutionary leader who helped overthrow the oppressive Qing […]

Pedagogy of the oppressed: We need to defend intellectual freedom in Hong Kong | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

China's defence spending this year will rise at the slowest rate in three decades but will still increase by 6.6% from 2019, as the country grapples with what it sees as growing security threats and a wilting economy.China's defence spending this year will rise at the slowest rate in three decades but will still increase by 6.6% from 2019, as the country grapples with what it sees as growing security threats and a wilting economy.

China defence spending rise at three-decade low, still to grow 6.6% - Reuters

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy lawmakers have sharply criticized China’s move to strengthen its grip on the city and limit opposition.Hong Kong’s pro-democracy lawmakers have sharply criticized China’s move to strengthen its grip on the city and limit opposition.

Hong Kong opposition slams China's national security law - Los Angeles Times

Beijing's reluctance to set a 2020 growth target is a bad sign for global trade, given that China has weathered COVID-19 better than most.“This is a price we must pay, and a price worth paying,” said Premier Li Keqiang.

China Ditches 2020 Growth Target, Worsening Economic Fears | Time

The key takeaways of the Two Sessions of the 13th National People’s Congress in Beijing are already in the public domain.   In a nutshell:The key takeaways of the Two Sessions of the 13th National People’s Congress in Beijing are already in the public domain.   In a nutshell: no GDP target for 2020; a budget …

China: one country, two sessions, three threats - Asia Times

Pandemic that prompted China to isolate cities has added to strains.Pandemic that prompted China to isolate cities has added to strains.

China Boosts Spending for Virus-Hit Economy, Takes Up HK Law

The massive common hurt caused by Covid-19, coupled with the stark realisation that China is a major threat, should catalyse coalescing among the US and Europe.The massive common hurt caused by Covid-19, coupled with the stark realisation that China is a major threat, should catalyse coalescing among the US and Europe.

How the post-Covid world will impact China

Hong Kong led a sell-off across world equities Friday after China introduced proposals to enact a national security law for the city.Hong Kong led a sell-off across world equities Friday after China introduced proposals to enact a national security law for the city.

Fresh Hong Kong fears spark stocks sell-off | Inquirer News

U.S. equity futures reversed declines on Friday and European stocks fluctuated as the volatility that has whipsawed investors all week showed few signs of abating. Treasuries climbed with the dollar while oil snapped a six-day winning steak.All you need to know about global markets today.

U.S. Futures Edge Higher; Treasuries, Dollar Gain: Markets Wrap

Beijing's rubber-stamp legislature is poised to adopt new "national security" laws that could doom the "One Country-Two Systems" policy.Beijing's rubber-stamp legislature is poised to adopt new "national security" laws that could doom the "One Country-Two Systems" policy.

China plans a new security law in Hong Kong that could end its dreams of democracy - CBS News

The dollar gained against major peers on Friday as worries about rising diplomatic tensions between the United States and China supported safe-haven demand for the greenback.The dollar gained against major peers on Friday as worries about rising diplomatic tensions between the United States and China supported safe-haven demand for the greenback.

Real estate companies and financials were among the biggest victims in a stock market sell-off in Hong Kong on Friday after China submitted a security law proposal for the city that has fanned fears of fresh protests. With the economy already on the ropes because of the coronavirus, investors fled for the hills with many worried about […]

Investors flee: Hong Kong stocks battered by Beijing's national security proposal | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

By Micah Mudlaff On the day of Hong Kong’s infamous Handover, it was unlikely anyone thought the future obstacle to CCP domination over Hong Kong would be businessman Donald Trump. Yet, in 2020, the now-President of the United States and his administration appear to be leading the international opposition to Beijing’s ever-growing intrusions into the […]

Why is the UK so silent as Beijing trashes the Hong Kong Handover agreement? | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

China moved to impose a controversial security law on Hong Kong at the opening of its annual parliamentary session on Friday, with Premier Li Keqiang also warning of the immense economic challenges caused by the coronavirus.China moved to impose a controversial security law on Hong Kong at the opening of its annual parliamentary session on Friday, with Premier Li Keqiang also warning of the "immense" economic challenges caused by the coronavirus.

China congress targets HK unrest, premier warns of economic peril - World - The Jakarta Post

China has not set a GDP growth target for this year and will take a slew of forceful financial measures this year to shore up the economy, which has been dragged down by the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Government Work Report that Premier Li Keqiang delivered to the opening of the third session of the 13th National People's Congress on Friday.

NPC opens, no growth target set for 2020 - Chinadaily.com.cn

As China moves to enact security legislation for Hong Kong at its annual national congress, lawmakers say it feels like the end of Hong Kong. "This is the end of Hong Kong and it’s like the end of our homeland," said Tanya Chan, a legislator in the territory.

World stocks took a hit on Friday as China moved to impose a new security law on Hong Kong after last year's pro-democracy unrest, further straining fast-deteriorating U.S.-China ties. India slashed interest rates for a second time this year.World stocks took a hit on Friday as China moved to impose a new security law on Hong Kong after last year's pro-democracy unrest, further straining fast-deteriorating U.S.-China ties. India slashed interest rates for a second time this year.

Tensions over Hong Kong unnerve world stocks, oil tumbles

China's total defence spending in 2019 only amounted to a quarter to that of the US, the world's largest defence spender, while the per capita expenditure was just about one-seventeenth, the report said. China's total defence spending in 2019 only amounted to a quarter to that of the US, the world's largest defence spender, while the per capita expenditure was just about one-seventeenth, the report said.

China Hikes Defence Budget to $179 Billion, Nearly Three Times That of India

China ditched its annual growth projection for the first time in decades in a rare move that shows the true scale of the coronavirus economic im... China ditched its annual growth projection for the first time in decades in a rare move that shows the true scale of the coronavirus economic im...

China ditches its annual growth target for the first time as coronavirus hammers the world's 2nd-largest economy | Markets Insider

Beijing plainly sees the coronavirus crisis (which it did so much to cause) as a fine time to break its word and crush Hong Kong’s democracy. Let there be no more debate about whether China’s rulers can be trusted — about anything.Proving its word worthless, Beijing is moving to crush Hong Kong’s liberties 27 years ahead of schedule, in blatant violation of the deal that saw Britain hand rule of the city over to the

China's sudden rush to crush Hong Kong's freedom

China's National People's Congress announced plans to bypass Hong Kong's legislature to enact a national security law. Here's what to know."This is the end of Hong Kong. This is the end of one country, two systems," pro-democracy lawmaker Dennis Kwok tells TIME

Hong Kong National Security Law: What to Know | Time

China's National People's Congress announced plans to bypass Hong Kong's legislature to enact a national security law. Here's what to know."This is the end of Hong Kong. This is the end of one country, two systems," pro-democracy lawmaker Dennis Kwok tells TIME

Hong Kong National Security Law: What to Know | Time