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Hong Kong police have banned the annual vigil marking the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre for the first time in 30 years, citing coronavirus public gathering restrictions. On Monday, the force wrote a letter to Richard Tsoi – vice-chair of Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China – which organises the June …

HONG KONG — Hong Kong officials reacted with a mix of anxiety, resignation and defiance to President Trump’s announcement that the United States would end its special relationship with the city, reflecting the semiautonomous territory’s deep political divide over its relationship with mainland China. Mr. Trump’s move, which could imperil the city’s status as an …

China’s rubber-stamp parliament, the National People’s Congress, passed the resolution Thursday to enact the sweeping security legislation, which bans sedition, secession and subversion of the central government and allows mainland China’s state security agencies to operate in the city. Now approved, the NPC’s standing committee will draft the law, which will be implemented upon promulgation …

Taiwan will provide the people of Hong Kong with “necessary assistance”, President Tsai Ing-wen has said, after a resurgence in protests in the Chinese-ruled territory against newly proposed national security legislation from Beijing. Taiwan has become a refuge for a small but growing number of pro-democracy protesters fleeing Hong Kong, which has been convulsed since …

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam attends the opening session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 22, 2020. Leo Ramirez | AFP | Getty Images The U.S. government will likely impose sanctions on China if Beijing implements national security law that would give it …

Hong Kong police fired tear gas and pepper spray at demonstrators on Sunday, as thousands gather for the first protest since Beijing’s controversial plan to directly impose national security laws on the city, in what could provide a litmus test of public opposition to China’s tightening grip over the financial hub. Images posted on social …

Losses were significantly greater than in other global markets. Hong Kong’s property companies were among the biggest decliners. European markets opened down 1 percent to 2 percent, following drops in stocks in China, Taiwan and South Korea. Futures markets were forecasting that Wall Street would open about 1 percent lower later on Friday. Other markets …

A protester talks with security forces following their intervention in a vigil to commemorate a protestor who died 11 months ago during a rally against the controversial extradition law proposal in Hong Kong, China on May 15, 2020. Miguel Candela Poblacion | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images China is poised to impose a new national …

BEIJING — China is moving to impose new national security laws that would give the Communist Party more control over Hong Kong, threatening to erode the freedoms that distinguish the global, commercial city from the rest of the country. The proposal, announced on Thursday, could reignite the fear, anger and protests over the creeping influence …

After steadily eroding Hong Kong’s political freedoms and independent legal system, Beijing signaled that the national security law will be a new tool that allows it to directly tackle the political dissent that erupted on Hong Kong’s streets last year. The months-long and sometimes violent protests began last June and fizzled out only over public …