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As China Strengthens Grip on Hong Kong, Taiwan Sees a Threat

As China Strengthens Grip on Hong Kong, Taiwan Sees a Threat

As China Strengthens Grip on Hong Kong, Taiwan Sees a Threat As China Strengthens Grip on Hong Kong, Taiwan Sees a Threat 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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Political Grip Shaky, Belarus Leader Blames Longtime Ally: Russia

Political Grip Shaky, Belarus Leader Blames Longtime Ally: Russia

Political Grip Shaky, Belarus Leader Blames Longtime Ally: Russia Political Grip Shaky, Belarus Leader Blames Longtime Ally: Russia MOSCOW — The longtime authoritarian leader of Belarus, under threat like never before ahead of what was supposed to be just another rigged election, is taking a surprising new tack that he hopes will win him sympathy in the West: blaming Russian …

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China Moves Ahead With Law Tightening Grip on Hong Kong

China Moves Ahead With Law Tightening Grip on Hong Kong China Moves Ahead With Law Tightening Grip on Hong Kong Chinese lawmakers on Saturday pressed forward with a contentious draft security law for Hong Kong, signaling that they would soon pass the legislation, which would deepen the Communist Party’s domination of the territory. A meeting in Beijing of the National …

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Protesters in Hong Kong Rally Against China’s Tightening Grip

Protesters in Hong Kong Rally Against China’s Tightening Grip

Protesters in Hong Kong Rally Against China’s Tightening Grip Protesters in Hong Kong Rally Against China’s Tightening Grip HONG KONG — The protesters wanted to surround the city’s government offices, but a smothering police presence forced them to abandon that plan. They tried to block traffic in the financial district at lunchtime, but the police pelted the crowd with rubber …

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Hong Kong Protests China’s Tightening Grip: An Explainer

Hong Kong Protests China's Tightening Grip: An Explainer

Hong Kong Protests China’s Tightening Grip: An Explainer Hong Kong Protests China’s Tightening Grip: An Explainer The protests in Hong Kong this past week have many of the hallmarks of the antigovernment demonstrations last year that came to define the territory’s biggest political crisis in decades. Protesters have tried to target the legislative chambers. They have marched on the streets …

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