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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 …

Fighting broke out between pro-democracy and pro-government lawmakers in Hong Kong on Monday, over a proposed law to ban insults China’s national anthem.  The clashes erupted in the House Committee, a body that helps evaluate bills, with security guards dragging protesting pro-democracy legislators from the chamber and arguments flaring up between rival camps.  The scuffles …

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Scuffles broke out on Monday between pro-democracy and pro-government legislators in Hong Kong over the leadership of a key committee which could pave the way for a debate on a controversial China national anthem bill. In chaotic scenes, pro-democracy legislators charged at security guards surrounding pro-establishment lawmaker Chan Kin-Por, who had …

Anti-government protests have resumed in Hong Kong as restrictions in the city began to ease, following a period of enforced calm due to the coronavirus pandemic.   Riot police chased protesters through Hong Kong’s shopping malls and streets on Sunday as democracy activists launched Mother’s Day flash mob rallies calling for independence and for the city’s …

The novel coronavirus outbreak The novel coronavirus outbreak The novel coronavirus outbreak Michigan state police prevent protesters from entering the chamber of the Michigan House of Representatives on Thursday, April 30. The protesters were unhappy with the state’s stay-at-home order. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently extended the order through May 15, though restrictions were relaxed so …