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Hong Kong Publisher Jimmy Lai Is Arrested Under National Security Law

Hong Kong Publisher Jimmy Lai Is Arrested Under National Security Law

Hong Kong Publisher Jimmy Lai Is Arrested Under National Security Law Hong Kong Publisher Jimmy Lai Is Arrested Under National Security Law HONG KONG — The Hong Kong police on Monday arrested seven people, including 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 …

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Beirut, Hong Kong, Belarus Elections: Your Monday Briefing

Beirut, Hong Kong, Belarus Elections: Your Monday Briefing

Beirut, Hong Kong, Belarus Elections: Your Monday Briefing Beirut, Hong Kong, Belarus Elections: Your Monday Briefing (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 last dictator’ President Aleksandr Lukashenko, who …

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Hong Kong Officials Condemn and Mock Trump Administration Sanctions

Hong Kong Officials Condemn and Mock Trump Administration Sanctions

Hong Kong Officials Condemn and Mock Trump Administration Sanctions Hong Kong Officials Condemn and Mock Trump Administration Sanctions 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 crackdown on political dissent …

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Trump Administration Imposes Sanctions Against Chinese Officials for Hong Kong Crackdown

Trump Administration Imposes Sanctions Against Chinese Officials for Hong Kong Crackdown

Trump Administration Imposes Sanctions Against Chinese Officials for Hong Kong Crackdown Trump Administration Imposes Sanctions Against Chinese Officials for Hong Kong Crackdown 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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Beirut, Hong Kong, Climate Change: Your Friday Briefing

Beirut, Hong Kong, Climate Change: Your Friday Briefing

Beirut, Hong Kong, Climate Change: Your Friday Briefing Beirut, Hong Kong, Climate Change: Your Friday Briefing (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 heat from climate change. Beirut’s grief …

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Dozens Charged in Hong Kong for Taking Part in Tiananmen Protest

Dozens Charged in Hong Kong for Taking Part in Tiananmen Protest

Dozens Charged in Hong Kong for Taking Part in Tiananmen Protest Dozens Charged in Hong Kong for Taking Part in Tiananmen Protest Two dozen democracy advocates in Hong Kong were charged on Thursday with taking part in an annual vigil honoring the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, the latest sign of the aggressive clampdown on dissent in the …

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China’s Offer to Help With Virus Testing Spooks Hong Kong

China’s Offer to Help With Virus Testing Spooks Hong Kong

China’s Offer to Help With Virus Testing Spooks Hong Kong China’s Offer to Help With Virus Testing Spooks Hong Kong The offer was presented as a favor to Hong Kong, a city struggling with a surge in coronavirus infections: a team of 60 medical officials from mainland China who would help expand testing across the city. But it is being …

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Hong Kong Delays Election, Citing Coronavirus. The Opposition Isn’t Buying It.

Hong Kong Delays Election, Citing Coronavirus. The Opposition Isn’t Buying It.

Hong Kong Delays Election, Citing Coronavirus. The Opposition Isn’t Buying It. Hong Kong Delays Election, Citing Coronavirus. The Opposition Isn’t Buying It. 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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With Security Law as a Cudgel, Beijing Cracks Down on Hong Kong

With Security Law as a Cudgel, Beijing Cracks Down on Hong Kong

With Security Law as a Cudgel, Beijing Cracks Down on Hong Kong With Security Law as a Cudgel, Beijing Cracks Down on Hong Kong 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 …

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Hong Kong Bans Eating in Restaurants. And Then It Doesn’t.

Hong Kong Bans Eating in Restaurants. And Then It Doesn’t.

Hong Kong Bans Eating in Restaurants. And Then It Doesn’t. Hong Kong Bans Eating in Restaurants. And Then It Doesn’t. HONG KONG — Hong Kongers have rarely seen their government react so swiftly to public opinion. On Thursday, city officials lifted a ban on dining in restaurants — imposed just a day earlier, to fight the spread of the coronavirus …

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