August 13, 2020 22:36 (IST)
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US condemns arrest of pro-democratic media tycoon Jimmy Lai, asks China to restore Hong Kong's rule of law

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

Five Eyes alliance slams decision to postpone Hong Kong polls

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.

Hong Kong police confirms making 7 arrests in Foreign collusion probe

Beijing/Sputnik: The Hong Kong police said on Monday that they have arrested seven people under national security law on suspicion of foreign collusion.

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under National security law - Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: Hong Kong police have arrested pro-democratic media tycoon Jimmy Lai under the national security law, Global Times reported on Monday.

Mike Pompeo hits out at Hong Kong's decision to postpone Legislative Elections

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.

Hong Kong police hunt for the pro democracy activists

Beijing/UNI: Hong Kong police are after the six pro-democracy activists living in exile in Western countries.

Hong Kong Conflict: China suspends extradition treaties with Canada, Australia, Britain

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.

Germany to stop exporting weapons, dual-use products to Hong Kong - Foreign Minister Maas

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.

Hong Kong bans public gatherings larger than 2 as COVID-19 cases continue rise

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.

Xi Jinping-led China wants to control Pakistan's democratic and economic system, says Asia Times Opinion piece

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.

Canada: Vancouver expecting to witness massive rally against China today

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.

China slams Britain for suspending extradition pact with Hong Kong

Beijing/UNI:  China on Tuesday came down heavily on Britain for its decision to suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong.

UK’s extradition treaty with Hong Kong all set to be suspended

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.

Mike Pompeo calls for free and fair Hong Kong Legislative Council polls

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.

New York Times to relocate part of Hong-Kong office to Seoul over security law

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.