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What Hong Kong’s Pandemic Experience Taught Uber About Other Cities

New York Times
OAKLAND, Calif. — In late February, Uber executives were set to gather in San Francisco to form business plans for the year as the coronavirus steadily spread beyond China. While some executives who were initially invited had been told to stay home, the remaining few huddled at Uber’s headquarters to......
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Hong Kong, U.K. Domestic Violence, Jeffrey Epstein: Your Friday Briefing

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering how China’s security apparatus is expanding to Hong Kong, rising domestic violence in Britain and locals enjoying a tourist-free Venice. Hong Kong: China’s security......
CNBC Business

How Hong Kong beat coronavirus and avoided lockdown

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here When Apple closed its retail stores around the globe amid the coronavirus pandemic, a handful of outlets were exempt, including its six locations in Hong Kong. In fact, much of Hong Kong has felt relatively normal this year compared with......
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IPOs in Hong Kong and Shanghai pop, despite pandemic, tensions with the U.S.

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Hong Kong exchange building. Vincent Isore | IP3 | Getty Images Initial public offerings (IPOs) in greater China jumped in the first half of this year, bucking the declines seen elsewhere due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.......
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Hong Kong Opens Door to China’s Hulking Security State

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here China’s state security apparatus has largely worked in the shadows while the Communist Party leader, Xi Jinping, expanded it over recent years into a bulwark against threats to party rule, public order and national unity. Hong Kong could......
BBC World

Prominent pro-democracy activist flees Hong Kong

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Image copyright Getty Images One of Hong Kong’s most prominent young democracy activists has fled the territory after China imposed a sweeping, controversial security law. Nathan Law, a one-time student leader and local legislator who spent time in prison after 2014’s “Umbrella Protests”, said he would continue his advocacy work......
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Hundreds arrested in Hong Kong protests, as analysts weigh in on national security law’s impact

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Protesters chant for five demands during street protests on Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, China on July 1, 2020. Tommy Walker | NurPhoto | Getty Images About 370 protesters were arrested in Hong Kong on Wednesday — 10 of......
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UK says ‘we will not duck our historic responsibilities’ to Hong Kongers, offers path to citizenship

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here In this photo taken in Hong Kong on June 3, 2020, Reese Tan, a 25-year old tutor, poses with his British National (Overseas), or BN(O), in his favorite part of the city and the place he would miss the most......
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Pelosi decries Hong Kong security law, declaring ‘one country, two systems’ dead

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Context: The Senate last week unanimously passed a sanctions bill to penalize individuals, banks and other entities that enable China’s new security law. But while Pelosi called for bipartisan action to combat Beijing’s move, including “visa limitations and economic penalties,”......
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How China’s national security law could change Hong Kong forever

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Hong Kong’s status as one of the world’s most prominent financial hubs appears to be under threat.  Beijing has unanimously passed a new national security law for the territory, which some experts warn has the potential to erode the very......
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‘It Could Be Anyone’: Hong Kong Security Law Sends Chill Over the City

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here HONG KONG — A museum that commemorates the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre is rushing to digitize its archives, afraid its artifacts could be seized. Booksellers are nervously eyeing customers, worried they could be government spies. Writers have asked......
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Raab to set out UK response to Hong Kong clampdown

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Image copyright AFP Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will set out later what action the UK will take in response to China’s imposition of an “anti-protest” law in Hong Kong. He has warned Beijing that eroding Hong Kong’s autonomy risks “violating” legal obligations entered into when it took control of the......
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As China Strengthens Grip on Hong Kong, Taiwan Sees a Threat

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here TAIPEI, Taiwan — China’s leader, Xi Jinping, has long tried to convince Taiwan that unification was a historical inevitability, alternately enticing the democratic island with economic incentives while bluntly warning that any move toward formal independence would be......
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Threatening sanctions over Hong Kong is the ‘logic of bandits,’ Chinese official says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A barge displays the words ‘Celebrate national security law’ on Victoria Harbour on July 1, 2020 in Hong Kong. Anthony Kwan | Getty Images BEIJING — As geopolitical tensions rise over the central government’s growing grip on Hong Kong, a Chinese......
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Hong Kong makes first arrest under China’s new national security law

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Hong Kong Police Guard of Honour raises a Chinese national flag and a Hong Kong flag during a flag raising ceremony at the Golden Bauhinia Square on June 15, 2020 in Hong Kong, China. Anthony Kwan | Getty Images Hong......
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Europe Travel, Hong Kong Law, Russia: Your Wednesday Briefing

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering Europe’s reopening to travelers (but not Americans), China’s sweeping security law for Hong Kong and why Russian internet stars are keeping their distance from......
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Harsh Penalties, Vaguely Defined Crimes: Hong Kong’s Security Law Explained

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Under the security law, however, Beijing has given itself wide latitude to interfere in Hong Kong’s legal affairs. The legislation will install in Hong Kong a formidable network of security forces controlled by Beijing, including a national security......
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China unveils details of the Hong Kong national security law

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Pedestrians walks past a government-sponsored advertisement promoting a new national security law on June 30, 2020 in Hong Kong, China. Billy H.C. Kwok | Getty Images BEIJING — The central Chinese government passed a sweeping new security law for Hong......
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Brushing Aside Opponents, Beijing Imposes Security Law on Hong Kong

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here A year after protesters in Hong Kong jubilantly defied Chinese rule, the national leader, Xi Jinping, has opened a long-term counteroffensive in the territory, signing a sweeping new security law on Tuesday that sets obedience to Beijing above......

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