Washington/Hong Kong: The US on Wednesday condemned the arrest of pro-democratic media tycoon Jimmy Lai under the national security law and asked Beijing to restore Hong Kong’s rule of law immediately
London: An alliance of five major nations- Britain, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the US - have voiced their concerns over the Hong Kong government’s “unjust” disqualification of candidates and “disproportionate” postponement of Legislative Council elections.
Beijing/Sputnik: The Hong Kong police said on Monday that they have arrested seven people under national security law on suspicion of foreign collusion.
Moscow/Sputnik: Hong Kong police have arrested pro-democratic media tycoon Jimmy Lai under the national security law, Global Times reported on Monday.
Washington/UNI: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday criticized the Hong Kong administration for postponing the legislative elections by one-year, pondering whether Hong Kongers will ever be able to vote again.
Beijing/UNI: Hong Kong police are after the six pro-democracy activists living in exile in Western countries.
Hong Kong/Beijing: Amid growing conflict, China on Tuesday announced a decision to suspend extradition and judiciary assistance treaties between Hong Kong and Canada, Australia and Britain.
Berlin/Sputnik: Germany, as part of the European Union's reaction to China's national security law for Hong Kong, will stop exporting weapons and dual-use goods to the region, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said.
Gaza/Sputnik: Israeli settlers torched in the early hours of Monday a mosque in the Palestinian city of Al-Bireh, located in the central West Bank province of Ramallah, Palestine’s state news agency WAFA has reported.
A leading Hong Kong-based newspaper has claimed that Chinese president Xi Jinping is all set to sideline the democratically elected representatives and civil servants of Pakistan to expand his direct influence over the political and economic processes of the country.
Vancouver: Canadians with ancestral origins from mainland China, Hong Kong, Tibet, Xinjiang, India and Philippines are planning to demonstrate outside the Vancouver Art Gallery here to condemn the treatment meted by Beijing towards Hongkongers, Tibetans and occupied East Turkestan on Sunday.
Beijing/UNI: China on Tuesday came down heavily on Britain for its decision to suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong.
London/UNI: UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is expected to announce the suspension of the extradition treaty with Hong Kong on Monday, amid heightened tensions with Beijing, British media report.
Washington: After China declared primaries held by Hong Kong’s pro-democratic parties on the weekend ‘illegal’, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Legislative Council election in the city in September should be equally free and fair.
Moscow/Sputnik: The New York Times newspaper announced that it plans to relocate its Hong Kong-based digital news operation to the South Korean capital city of Seoul over uncertainty created for news organizations by the controversial national security law and subsequent protests.