Moscow/Sputnik: The European Union has deplored China's approval of the new national security bill for Hong Kong and criticized the legislation as detrimental to the Hong Kong autonomy, European Council President Charles Michel said on Tuesday.
Geneva: Hong Kong is witnessing protests in recent times as China is gearing up to impose its national security law on the city, making the United Nations’ former human rights chief and eight former U.N. special envoys to urge the body’s secretary-general to appoint a special envoy on the region.
Hong Kong: Organizers have said Hong Kong police on Saturday banned a major demonstration against China's planned national security law for the city on the ground of following social distancing and previous unrest measures.
London: United Kingdom MP Stewart McDonald has asked the UK government to act against the Chinese government's intention to destroy Hong Kong’s autonomy.
Hong Kong: Amid protests and tensions in the city, Hong Kong democrats have now voiced concern over the security secretary’s failure to clarify whether suspects arrested under the impending national security law could be detained indefinitely without trial or charge, media reports said.
Hong Kong: Amid growing tension over the new law, the Hong Kong police on Thursday dispersed dozens of protesters who had assembled at the Yuen Long shopping centre to mark the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival holiday, media reports said.
Washington: The US Senate has passed a pair of bills by unanimous consent which would impose sanctions on China for its decision to implement the controversial national security law on Hong Kong that critics have said might erode the city's democratic rights.
Moscow/Sputnik: The Chinese Embassy in the United States called on Washington on Saturday to lift the newly introduced visa restrictions for Chinese officials over the situation in Hong Kong.
Beijing: It seems that China is apparently trying to target school students to silence them as the system has emerged as a battleground over Beijing's move to impose national security legislation in the city.
Hong Kong: A minor girl in Hong Kong has claimed that one police officer sexually assaulted her during her arrest at a protest in the city last September, media reports said.
Beijing: China is pushing to implement the national security law on Hong Kong and in such a scenario pro-democracy activists and religious leaders face a risk of being extradited to mainland China for trial, as per a US-based Christian watchdog.
Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong has said implementation of the new legislation by the Chinese government on the city may trigger protests.
Beijing: The implementation of the Hong Kong national security legislation will make the mainland China's legal system effective on the city that has witnessed violent protests against the law in recent times.
New York/IBNS: The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Friday that her office was closely following developments as China’s top legislative body, the National People’s Congress, holds talks on a proposed national security law for Hong Kong.
Beijing: China has warned that widespread demonstrations might have a serious impact on Hong Kong's special status which will end in 2047 under Beijing's 'one country, two systems' principle, specially at a time when the city is still witnessing pro-democracy protests.