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China passes landmark legislation to force national security laws in Hong Kong, effectively crushing the city's autonomy

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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China passed new national security legislation for Hong Kong on Thursday in a major blow to the city's autonomy.
The proposal was voted on by the annual and largely rubber-stamp National People's Congress on Thursday afternoon, allowing China to unilaterally force national security laws in Hong Kong.
Critics have said the new laws spell the "end of Hong Kong" and its freedoms. The aggressive action has already prompted renewed protests in the city.
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US mission to the UN accuses China of 'exploiting COVID-19' to distract from abuses in Hong Kong as tensions boil over

US mission to the UN accuses China of 'exploiting COVID-19' to distract from abuses in Hong Kong as tensions boil over

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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The US mission to the UN accused China of exploiting the world's preoccupation with the spread of the new coronavirus to further erode Hong Kong's freedoms.
Tensions between the US and China are escalating over China's move to unilaterally impose national security laws onto Hong Kong .
In a statement on Wednesday, the US called out China's aggressive actions as a matter of global security and called for a virtual meeting of the UN Security Council.
In response, China's mission to the UN refused the US request to convene a UNSC meeting, calling the US...
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