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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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4 Hong Kong Activists Arrested for Online Posts Under New Security Law

4 Hong Kong Activists Arrested for Online Posts Under New Security Law

4 Hong Kong Activists Arrested for Online Posts Under New Security Law 4 Hong Kong Activists Arrested for Online Posts Under New Security Law HONG KONG — The Hong Kong police have arrested four people over social media posts that called for the city to become independent from China, an early indication that the authorities will strictly enforce a new …

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Turkey Passes Law Extending Sweeping Powers Over Social Media

Turkey Passes Law Extending Sweeping Powers Over Social Media

Turkey Passes Law Extending Sweeping Powers Over Social Media Turkey Passes Law Extending Sweeping Powers Over Social Media In 2016, months before an attempted coup, Turkey moved even more aggressively to censor content on the internet, as the number of people prosecuted for insulting Mr. Erdogan in posts on social media skyrocketed. At the same time, internet trolls loyal to …

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Hong Kong University to Fire Law Professor Who Inspired Protests

Hong Kong University to Fire Law Professor Who Inspired Protests

Hong Kong University to Fire Law Professor Who Inspired Protests Hong Kong University to Fire Law Professor Who Inspired Protests HONG KONG — The University of Hong Kong’s governing body voted on Tuesday to fire an associate law professor who was convicted last year of charges related to his leading role in the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests and has remained …

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UK Suspends Extradition Treaty With Hong Kong Over Security Law

UK Suspends Extradition Treaty With Hong Kong Over Security Law

UK Suspends Extradition Treaty With Hong Kong Over Security Law UK Suspends Extradition Treaty With Hong Kong Over Security Law LONDON — In an escalation of tensions with China, Britain on Monday suspended an extradition treaty with Hong Kong in protest of a new security law that gives China sweeping powers and is seen by critics as a significant threat …

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Washington NFL Team Faces Sexual Harassment Claims from 15 Women, Hire Law Firm

Washington NFL Team Faces Sexual Harassment Claims from 15 Women, Hire Law Firm

Washington NFL Team Faces Sexual Harassment Claims from 15 Women, Hire Law Firm Washington NFL Team Faces Sexual Harassment Claims from 15 Women, Hire Law Firm The N.F.L. team in Washington has hired the law firm Wilkinson Walsh to review the claims of 15 women who, in an article published by The Washington Post on Thursday, said they were sexually …

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Trump Weakens Major Conservation Law to Speed Construction Permits

Trump Weakens Major Conservation Law to Speed Construction Permits

Trump Weakens Major Conservation Law to Speed Construction Permits Trump Weakens Major Conservation Law to Speed Construction Permits Conservationists like to call the National Environmental Policy Act the “Magna Carta” of environmental law. Just as the charter of rights protected English citizens from monarchical rule, activists note, the foundational environmental policy gives United States citizens a voice in every federal …

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Hong Kong’s Opposition, Battered by Security Law, Looks to Elections

Hong Kong's Opposition, Battered by Security Law, Looks to Elections

Hong Kong’s Opposition, Battered by Security Law, Looks to Elections Hong Kong’s Opposition, Battered by Security Law, Looks to Elections HONG KONG — Defying warnings from local officials that the Hong Kong opposition’s unofficial primary vote could be illegal under a sweeping new security law, hundreds of thousands of people chose avowedly pro-democracy candidates to run in citywide elections this …

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Hong Kong Security Law Helps China Tighten Grip Over Schools

Hong Kong Security Law Helps China Tighten Grip Over Schools

Hong Kong Security Law Helps China Tighten Grip Over Schools Hong Kong Security Law Helps China Tighten Grip Over Schools Starting this fall, schools in Hong Kong will display colorful new government-issued posters declaring that “freedom comes with responsibilities.” Administrators may now call the police if anyone insults the Chinese national anthem on campus. Students as young as kindergartners will …

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Hong Kong Security Law Squeezes Space for Media, Choking RTHK

Hong Kong Security Law Squeezes Space for Media, Choking RTHK

Hong Kong Security Law Squeezes Space for Media, Choking RTHK Hong Kong Security Law Squeezes Space for Media, Choking RTHK HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s public broadcaster has long been a rare example of a government-funded news organization operating on Chinese soil that fearlessly attempts to hold officials accountable. The broadcaster, Radio Television Hong Kong, dug into security footage last …

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