US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the law meant Hong Kong was no longer autonomous from China and its special trading status should be revoked – a serious blow to its standing as a financial hub. … [Read more...] about Britain offers passport holders in Hong Kong visa-free travel for up to 12 months after China rubber-stamps controversial national security law
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But neither Pompeo nor other officials were able Wednesday to describe what action the administration might take, an uncertainty related to the impact that such sanctions would have on U.S. companies that operate in Hong Kong and the city's position as Asia's major financial hub. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump raises fears of new trade war with China by announcing White House press conference in wake of move to rein in Hong Kong’s autonomy, sending share prices down
The foreign ministers and secretaries said the Chinese vote to legislate new national security laws see would see people prosecuted in Hong Kong for political crimes, contravening the UN's International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. … [Read more...] about China’s chilling crackdown on freedom in Hong Kong sees Australia join allies U.S., UK and Canada to release a damning statement saying they are ‘destroying’ trust
Two Chinese cities, Shenzhen and Zhuhai, have banned the eating of dogs in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, but no national law has been released to ban the act. Pictured, caged cats and dogs for sale at a live animal meat market in Guangzhou, China, in April 2003 … [Read more...] about China signals a complete ban on the eating of dog meat ahead of notorious Yulin festival with new rules to classify dogs as ‘companion animals’
Sales were down 7.5% in April - better than March - but nowhere near where they need to be for the economy to be running on full cylinders. Many Chinese people are still worried about a second wave of infection, and they're not spending as much as they used to. … [Read more...] about How bad are China’s economic woes?