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The Raw Story - 1 hour 4 min ago
London (AFP) – Hong Kong expatriates living in Britain have welcomed London’s pledge of “a pathway to future citizenship” for millions of the territory’s residents after China imposed a controversial security law there.But they warned this “message of hope” would not help many, including those born after Hong Kong’s 1997 return to Chinese rule and […]...
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The Independent - 1 hour 37 min ago
Applicants will have to pass the character test and the national security test, minister says...
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The Guardian - 2 hours 9 min ago
Americans told to be very cautious following the imposition of the national security law in Hong Kong The US has warned its citizens in China to "exercise increased caution" because of a heightened risk of arbitrary detention and exit bans that prevent foreign citizens leaving the country. Citizens could face prolonged spells in jail, without US consular support, or access to details of any alleged crime, the state department said. The warning, sent in an email to US citizens in China, comes...
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The Guardian - 4 hours 46 min ago
Zealots touted a future based on lucrative trade deals with Beijing. Only now are they are waking up to the risks Anger and alarm about China is mounting rapidly in government circles and especially among Tory rightwingers, anxious about national security, unfair trade practices and Hong Kong. It's certainly true that the increasingly aggressive behaviour of President Xi Jinping's authoritarian regime is deeply worrying. It's a pity that the Tory grandees who are making the most noise...
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The Guardian - 6 hours 37 min ago
Acting immigration minister says anyone who is a bad character or security concern would be returned Alan Tudge has refused to guarantee that people from Hong Kong who fear persecution will not be sent back, explaining Australia decided to offer visa extensions and not safe haven visas in order to attract "serious talent". The acting immigration minister made the comments on ABC's Insiders, defending the decision to offer a five-year extension to Hong Kongers already in Australia which...
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BBC - 10 hours 44 min ago
As China enforces new restrictions, some are turning to their British National (Overseas) passport.
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Tech Crunch - 15 hours 46 min ago
Editor's note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7am PT). Subscribe here. You could almost hear the internet cracking apart this week as international businesses pulled away from Hong Kong and the US considered a ban on TikTok. Software can no longer eat the entire […]...
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The Guardian - 18 hours 46 min ago
Boris Johnson's defence of democracy in Hong Kong has put at risk both exports and Chinese investment in UK infrastructure When China's ambassador to London, Liu Xiaoming, warned this month that there would be "countermeasures" if ministers interfered in Chinese internal affairs over Hong Kong, it sent a shudder through Britain's battered business community. After four months during which the pandemic has plunged the economy into a recession, this was not a message to fill boardrooms...
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New York Times - 19 hours 46 min ago
Secondary school students at an antigovernment rally in Hong Kong's Central district in August last year.
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The Raw Story - 22 hours 4 min ago
The World Health Organization has urged countries grappling with coronavirus to step up control measures, saying it is still possible to rein it in, as some nations clamp fresh restrictions on citizens. With case numbers worldwide more than doubling in the past six weeks, Uzbekistan on Friday returned to lockdown and Hong Kong said schools […]...
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Forbes - 22 hours 19 min ago
Phillips with Bacs & Russo Hong Kong Watch Auction: X of 269 lots achieved $14 million with a sell-through rate of 99.24%. Collectors from 50 countries competed for pieces in the saleroom, over the phone and online. The online participation was particularly strong with 1,200 bidders...
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