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Pro-democracy activists fear Beijing pushing through a new law could be "the end of Hong Kong".Pro-democracy activists fear Beijing pushing through a new law could be "the end of Hong Kong".

NPC: China moves to impose controversial Hong Kong security law - BBC News

Beijing's refusal to set a 2020 GDP growth target dents recent gains in oil prices.Beijing's refusal to set a 2020 GDP growth target dents recent gains in oil prices.

Demand dip: Oil prices fall on worries over China's growth rate | News | Al Jazeera

Beijing's reluctance to set a 2020 growth target is a bad sign for global trade, given that China has weathered COVID-19 better than most.“This is a price we must pay, and a price worth paying,” said Premier Li Keqiang.

China Ditches 2020 Growth Target, Worsening Economic Fears | Time

New details of Hong Kong’s national security law emerged on Friday, detailing the now-blurred lines between the territory and mainland China despite a promise of autonomy.New details of Hong Kong’s national security law emerged on Friday, detailing the now-blurred lines between the territory and mainland China despite a promise of autonomy.

Hong Kong is dealt a decisive blow by China. What will the Trump administration do? - The Washington Post

The special governance system set up to protect the city’s freedoms was really only ever designed to stifle them.The special governance system set up to protect the city’s freedoms was really only ever designed to stifle them.

Beijing seems intent on doubling down on its hardline approach. Its officials are becoming more combative Beijing seems intent on doubling down on its hardline approach. Its officials are becoming more combative

Commentary: China's clear message to the U.S. on Hong Kong: Beijing will not back down - Los Angeles Times

“Minutes ago, asked about the #HongKong national-security law Beijing just announced, @realDonaldTrump said on the South Lawn before boarding his chopper: “I don’t know what it is, because nobody knows yet. If it happens, we’ll address that issue very strongly.” 😅 https://t.co/Ur0cFomDOU”

Jeffrey Ngo 敖卓軒 😷 on Twitter: "Minutes ago, asked about the #HongKong national-security law Beijing just announced, @realDonaldTrump said on the South Lawn before boarding his chopper: “I don’t know what it is, because nobody knows yet. If it happens, we’ll address that issue very strongly.” 😅… https://t.co/k2BXCtItN8"

“Beijing’s announcement of yet another attempt to bring an end to the “one country, two systems” framework in #HongKong is deeply alarming. Attempting to circumvent the HK legislature shows a complete disrespect for the rule of law.”

Nancy Pelosi on Twitter: "Beijing’s announcement of yet another attempt to bring an end to the “one country, two systems” framework in #HongKong is deeply alarming. Attempting to circumvent the HK legislature shows a complete disrespect for the rule of law."

“Pompeo condemns China's proposed Hong Kong national security law - CNNPolitics https://t.co/aeyin2AwS7”

Jake Tapper on Twitter: "Pompeo condemns China's proposed Hong Kong national security law - CNNPolitics https://t.co/aeyin2AwS7"

“The United States condemns the PRC proposal to impose national security legislation on Hong Kong and strongly urges Beijing to reconsider. We stand with the people of Hong Kong.”

Secretary Pompeo on Twitter: "The United States condemns the PRC proposal to impose national security legislation on Hong Kong and strongly urges Beijing to reconsider. We stand with the people of Hong Kong."

(Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong stocks headed for their worst loss since the global financial crisis after Beijing announced its intention to impose a national security law on the city, which could trigger a new round of protests as well as heighten tensions with the U.S.The MSCI Hong Kong Index fell 6.8% on(Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong stocks headed for their worst loss since the global financial crisis after Beijing announced its intention to impose a national security law on the city, which could trigger a new round of protests as well as heighten tensions with the U.S.The MSCI Hong Kong Index fell 6.8% on

Hong Kong Stocks Sink Most Since 2008 on Security Law Concern

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has vowed full implementation of "One Country, Two Systems" in Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions (SAR), and highlighted the necessity to establish sound legal systems to defend national security in the two SARs.

Li stresses national security in HKSAR, opposes Taiwan independence - CGTN

Beijing’s handling of situation consolidates Taiwan government's determination to safeguard democracyBeijing’s handling of situation consolidates Taiwan government's determination to safeguard democracy

Taiwan expresses concern at Beijing's pla... | Taiwan News

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Beijing’s legal force on Hong Kong, US retail, the future of higher education | Financial Times

The key takeaways of the Two Sessions of the 13th National People’s Congress in Beijing are already in the public domain.   In a nutshell:The key takeaways of the Two Sessions of the 13th National People’s Congress in Beijing are already in the public domain.   In a nutshell: no GDP target for 2020; a budget …

China: one country, two sessions, three threats - Asia Times

BEIJING - China faces "immense" economic challenges as it emerges from the coronavirus pandemic, Premier Li Keqiang warned Friday as he opened his nation's annual legislative session that will seek to tighten Beijing's control over Hong Kong.BEIJING - China faces "immense" economic challenges as it emerges from the coronavirus pandemic, Premier Li Keqiang warned Friday as he opened his nation's annual legislative session that will seek to tighten Beijing's control over Hong Kong.

China's premier warns of 'immense' challenges to economy

China's defence spending this year will rise at the slowest rate in three decades but will still increase by 6.6% from 2019, as the country grapples with what it sees as growing security threats and a wilting economy.China's defence spending this year will rise at the slowest rate in three decades but will still increase by 6.6% from 2019, as the country grapples with what it sees as growing security threats and a wilting economy.

China defence spending rise at three-decade low, still to grow 6.6% - Reuters

China moved Friday to quash Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement by unveiling plans for a new security law at the start of its annual parliamentary session that also laid bare the "immense" economic challenges caused by the coronavirus. The 3,000-member National People's Congress (NPCChina moved Friday to quash Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement by unveiling plans for a new security law at the start of its annual parliamentary session that also laid bare the "immense" economic challenges caused by the coronavirus. The 3,000-member National People's Congress (NPC

China moves to tighten grip on Hong Kong

By Micah Mudlaff On the day of Hong Kong’s infamous Handover, it was unlikely anyone thought the future obstacle to CCP domination over Hong Kong would be businessman Donald Trump. Yet, in 2020, the now-President of the United States and his administration appear to be leading the international opposition to Beijing’s ever-growing intrusions into the […]

Why is the UK so silent as Beijing trashes the Hong Kong Handover agreement? | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

Real estate companies and financials were among the biggest victims in a stock market sell-off in Hong Kong on Friday after China submitted a security law proposal for the city that has fanned fears of fresh protests. With the economy already on the ropes because of the coronavirus, investors fled for the hills with many worried about […]

Investors flee: Hong Kong stocks battered by Beijing's national security proposal | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

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A spokesperson for China’s foreign ministry office in Hong Kong has condemned the city’s last colonial governor Chris Patten, saying he will be “condemned to everlasting infamy,” whilst accusing him of meddling in local affairs. Lord Patten appeared in a Foreign Correspondents’ Club webinar titled “What’s in Store for Hong Kong’s Future?” as a guest […]

Ex-Hong Kong governor Chris Patten 'condemned to everlasting infamy' for 'meddling,' says Beijing spokesperson | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

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China has not set a GDP growth target for this year and will take a slew of forceful financial measures this year to shore up the economy, which has been dragged down by the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Government Work Report that Premier Li Keqiang delivered to the opening of the third session of the 13th National People's Congress on Friday.

NPC opens, no growth target set for 2020 - Chinadaily.com.cn

Beijing will set up a “legal and enforcement mechanisms” in Hong Kong to safeguard national security, Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday. The remark came a day after the central government announced plans to discuss enacting national security law in the city following almost one year of pro-democracy protests. At the third annual session of […]

Beijing to set up 'enforcement mechanisms' in Hong Kong to protect national security, as head of legislature voices support | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

A proposal to enact new Hong Kong security legislation was submitted to China's rubber-stamp on Friday, state media said, a move expected to fan fresh protests in the semi-autonomous financial hub.A proposal to enact new Hong Kong security legislation was submitted to China's rubber-stamp on Friday, state media said, a move expected to fan fresh protests in the semi-autonomous financial hub.

End Of Hong Kong: China Pushes For National Security Law After Unrest

It's the latest sign of the damaging toll that the pandemic has taken on the world's second biggest economy.It's the latest sign of the damaging toll that the pandemic has taken on the world's second biggest economy.

China Drops Economic Growth Target For The First Time Amid ‘Great Uncertainty’

National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien told "The Story" Thursday that "America will respond" if the Chinese government "takes strong action" under a proposed "national security law" that would strengthen Beijing's control over Hong Kong after months of pro-democracy protests.National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien told "The Story" Thursday that "America will respond" if the Chinese government "takes strong action" under a proposed "national security law" that would strengthen Beijing's control over Hong Kong after months of pro-democracy protests.

The United States warned China Thursday against any move to weaken Hong Kong’s autonomy following reports that China’s parliament will propose national security legislation for the territory in response to pro-democracy protests that often turned violent. "If it happens, we'll address that issue very strongly," U.S.The United States warned China Thursday against any move to weaken Hong Kong’s autonomy following reports that China’s parliament will propose national security legislation for the territory in response to pro-democracy protests that often turned violent. "If it happens, we'll address that issue very strongly," U.S.

US Objects to China’s Proposed Law to Limit Hong Kong Opposition Activity | Voice of America - English

SHANGHAI -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang did not announce an economic growth target for this year, marking the first time in three decades the governmenMove suggests country may not reach goal of doubling 2010 GDP this year

China abandons economic growth target for first time in decades - Nikkei Asian Review

Taipei, May 22 (CNA) Taiwan's government and leading opposition party spoke out Friday against plans by the Chinese government to enact new national security laws in Hong Kong.Taipei, May 22 (CNA) Taiwan's government and leading opposition party spoke out Friday against plans by the Chinese government to enact new national security laws in Hong Kong.

Government, opposition condemn China plans for new HK security laws - Focus Taiwan

China's national legislature starts annual session - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Hong Kong activists called for a protest march on Friday against Beijing's plans to impose national security legislation in the semiautonomous city, raising concerns over its freedoms and its status…Hong Kong activists called for a protest march on Friday against Beijing's plans to impose national security legislation in the semiautonomous city, raising concerns over its freedoms and its status…

Hong Kong activists call for protest after China vows stronger security enforcement

A proposal to impose national security laws in Hong Kong could see mainland intelligence agencies set up bases in the global financial hub, raising fears of direct enforcement by Chinese authorities in the city and the prospect of fresh protests.A proposal to impose national security laws in Hong Kong could see mainland intelligence agencies set up bases in the global financial hub, raising fears of direct enforcement by Chinese authorities in the city and the prospect of fresh protests.

Beijing may base security agencies in Hong Kong as part of new laws - World - The Jakarta Post

Pro-democracy activists had said they feared "the end of Hong Kong" if China brought the new security law.Pro-democracy activists had said they feared "the end of Hong Kong" if China brought the new security law.

China introduces new security bill in parliament to tighten controls over Hong Kong | World News,The Indian Express

The government chose not to set a GDP growth target for this year because of the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, economic policy will focus on reducing unemployment and poverty.The government chose not to set a GDP growth target for this year because of the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, economic policy will focus on reducing unemployment and poverty.

China Abandons Economic Growth Targets Amid Pandemic : NPR

China ditched its annual growth projection for the first time in decades in a rare move that shows the true scale of the coronavirus economic im... China ditched its annual growth projection for the first time in decades in a rare move that shows the true scale of the coronavirus economic im...

China ditches its annual growth target for the first time as coronavirus hammers the world's 2nd-largest economy | Markets Insider

Shares slipped in Europe and Asia on Friday, led by a nearly 6% decline in Hong Kong after communist leaders in Beijing proposed legislati...Shares slipped in Europe and Asia on Friday, led by a nearly 6% decline in Hong Kong after communist leaders in Beijing proposed legislati...

World shares slide, spooked by China moves toward Hong Kong | Inquirer Business

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday condemned China’s push for legislation allowing it to exercise more control over Hong Kong, saying such a move would be a “death knell” for the territory’s autonomy from Beijing.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday condemned China’s push for legislation allowing it to exercise more control over Hong Kong, saying such a move would be a “death knell” for the territory’s

US condemns China's actions as 'death knell' for Hong Kong | TheHill

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday condemned China’s push for legislation allowing it to exercise more control over Hong Kong, saying such a move would be a “death knell” for the territory’s autonomy from Beijing.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday condemned China’s push for legislation allowing it to exercise more control over Hong Kong, saying such a move would be a “death knell” for the territory’s

US condemns China's actions as 'death knell' for Hong Kong | TheHill

A previous attempt to adopt similar legislation in 2003 was met with a protest that drew around half a million people onto the streets and was eventually shelved.A previous attempt to adopt similar legislation in 2003 was met with a protest that drew around half a million people onto the streets and was eventually shelved.

Calls for protest march in Hong Kong as China pushes new security laws - world news - Hindustan Times