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China to sanction Rubio, Cruz, and others over U.S. action on Hong Kong

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Senator Ted Cruz and Sen. Marco Rubio (R) attend a signing ceremony for S442, the NASA transition authorization act, with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 21, 2017. Kevin Lamarque......
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Beirut, Hong Kong, Belarus Elections: Your Monday 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 clashes in Belarus after a presidential election, anger reaching the boiling point in Beirut and Europe’s illegal raves. Clashes after a win for ‘Europe’s......
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Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under security law

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jimmy Lai, chairman of Next Media Ltd., second left, is led away from his residence by law enforcement officials in Hong Kong, China, on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Paul Yeung | Bloomberg | Getty Images Hong Kong police arrested media......
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Hong Kong media tycoon arrested under new security law

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Lai, who owns popular tabloid Apple Daily, is an outspoken pro-democracy figure in Hong Kong and regularly criticizes China’s authoritarian rule. The national security law came into effect June 30 and is widely seen as a means to curb dissent......
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Hong Kong Publisher Jimmy Lai Is Arrested Under National Security Law

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here HONG KONG — The Hong Kong police on Monday arrested Jimmy Lai, the media tycoon and critic of the Chinese Communist Party, on charges of violating the territory’s new national security law, making him the most high-profile target......
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UK and allies call for ‘fair’ Hong Kong elections

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Image copyright EPA Image caption Joshua Wong (pictured) was among those to be barred from standing in the elections The UK and four allies have urged Hong Kong’s government to allow barred opposition candidates to contest delayed parliamentary elections. The appeal on Sunday was made by the foreign ministers of......
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Hong Kong Officials Condemn and Mock Trump Administration Sanctions

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Hong Kong and Chinese officials by turns condemned and mocked a Friday move by the Trump administration to impose sanctions on Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, and 10 other senior officials for their roles in a prolonged......
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Trump Administration Penalizes Hong Kong Officials for Crackdown on Protesters

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here WASHINGTON — The Trump administration imposed sanctions on Friday on Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, and 10 other senior officials in Hong Kong and mainland China over their roles in cracking down on political dissent. The move......
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U.S. sanctions Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam for carrying out Chinese ‘policies of suppression’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam leaves at the end of a press conference at the government headquarters in Hong Kong on July 31, 2020. Anthony Wallace | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will impose a fresh......
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Beirut, Hong Kong, Climate Change: 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 growing anger at Lebanon’s government after the Beirut explosion, a surge in virus cases in France and Germany and the pain inflicted by extreme......
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Hong Kong issues arrest warrant for U.S. citizen under new national security law

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A U.S. citizen is among six pro-democracy activists to have arrest warrants issued for them by Hong Kong police for suspected violations under a new national security law, Chinese state media reported late Friday. , the managing director of the D.C.-based......
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Hong Kong ‘seeking arrest’ of fleeing activists

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Image copyright EPA/Reuters Image caption Simon Cheng and Nathan Law are among those reportedly wanted under a new security law Police in Hong Kong are seeking the arrest of six pro-democracy activists living in exile in Western countries, including the UK, media reports say. The group reportedly includes former UK......
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With Security Law as a Cudgel, Beijing Cracks Down on Hong Kong

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here BEIJING — For weeks, as Beijing quickly drafted and imposed a stringent new national security law for Hong Kong, many in the territory feared the rules would be used to intimidate the opposition, but hoped they would not......
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White House condemns Hong Kong election delay after Trump suggests postponing U.S. election

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Lam, citing a worsening Covid-19 outbreak in Hong Kong, announced earlier Friday that the semi-autonomous Chinese city would push back by one year the Legislative Council elections previously scheduled to take place in September. McEnany characterized Lam’s invocation of her......
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Hong Kong Delays Election, Citing Coronavirus. The Opposition Isn’t Buying It.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here HONG KONG — The Hong Kong government said on Friday that it would postpone the city’s September legislative election by one year because of the coronavirus pandemic, a decision seen by the pro-democracy opposition as a brazen attempt......

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