19 Jan 2021

China and WHO acted too slowly to contain Covid-19, says independent panel

China and the World Health Organization (WHO) failed to act accordingly in regards to the severity of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to an independent review panel. The panel, based in Switzerland, determined that China did not apply adequate public health measures when the virus was first detected in Wuhan. The

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14 Jan 2021

Hong Kong internet firm blocked website over security law

A Hong Kong internet service provider blocked access to a pro-democracy website to comply with the city’s national security law. HKChronicles, the site that was blocked by Hong Kong Broadband Network, had compiled information on “yellow” shopes that supported the city’s pro-democracy movement. The site also posted personal information and

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11 Nov 2020

Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers resign after China ruling

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy lawmakers have resigned en masse following an incident in which China removed four of their like-minded colleagues. The resignation comes amid a decision passed by Beijing allowing the city’s government to dismiss politicians posing a threat to national security. The lawmakers decided to exit the city legislature

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22 Oct 2020

As rivalry with Washington heats up, Beijing commemorates ‘victory’ in ‘war to resist US aggression’

On this week 70 years ago, a war called the “War the Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea” by the Chinese occurred. The war’s anniversary celebrations are often an occasion for anti-US rhetoric, as the war was seen as a great victory by China and North Korea. Depending on China’s

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01 Jul 2020

Hong Kong: First arrests under ‘anti-protest’ law as handover marked

The new anti-protest law in Hong Kong sparked international controversy, and the Hong Kong police have since made their first arrests under the new legislation imposed by Beijing as crowds took to the streets to mark 23 years since the end of British rule. At the demonstrations, several were arrested

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30 Jun 2020

Hong Kong security law: Anger as China’s Xi signs legislation

China recently passed a controversial security law that gives it more powers over Hong Kong, sparking concern from the UK, the EU, and NATO. President Xi Jinping signed legislation that will not be placed in Hong Kong’s mini-constitution that criminalizing sedition and effectively hindering protests. Following the announcement of new

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18 Jun 2020

China Tightens Controls Over Beijing as Coronavirus Infections Spread

Over the past week, Chinese officials have canceled hundreds of flights in and out of Beijing and renewed the pandemic protocol of restricting movement and closing businesses and schools. The nation’s capital is experiencing a new wave of COVID-19 infections, the most recent of which occurring at a meat and

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16 Jun 2020

Beijing extends residential lockdowns and tightens outbound travel as coronavirus infections spread

Beijing has re-entered lockdown in several residential compounds, disinfected 30,000 different restaurants, and tightened travel as the city faces a renewed outbreak that has continued to spread over the week. Beijing’s last COVID-19 outbreak saw more than 100 additional people infected, sparking fears of a devastating second wave. On Tuesday,

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10 Jun 2020

Mike Pompeo criticises HSBC for backing Hong Kong security law

On Tuesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized banking giant HSBC for its support of China’s imposing of new restrictive security legislation in Hong Kong, stating that the US stood with its allies against “coercive bully tactics.” The Trump administration has also been vocal about condemning Beijing for moves

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05 Jun 2020

Thousands of Hong Kongers defy police ban to remember Tiananmen Square massacre

On Thursday evening, thousands of Hong Kong residents defied a strict police ban, choosing to gather to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. The memorial has been held every year since the horrific crackdown on pro-democracy protestors in China. However, the rally was banned this year over

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