Covid-19: Divided States of America

In the United States, the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic is deepening the divide between Republicans and Democrats. Faced with scientists’ decisions and the restrictions that they imply, supporters of President Donald Trump are invoking their rights set out in the First and Second Amendments of the US Constitution. Our team reports from Florida and … Read more Covid-19: Divided States of America

China Approves Hong Kong Security Bill

Chinese lawmakers approved a proposal for sweeping new national security legislation in Hong Kong, defying a threat by U.S. President Donald Trump to respond strongly to a measure that democracy advocates say will curb essential freedoms in the city. The National People’s Congress, China’s rubber-stamp legislature, approved the draft decision by a vote of 2,878-1 … Read more China Approves Hong Kong Security Bill

Reporters: USA, a divisive virus

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HK’s future over national security

Ensuring the full enforcement of the nation’s Constitution will be one of the main tasks of China’s top legislature this year, according to a draft work report unveiled on Monday. A draft decision to introduce national security legislation for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is under deliberation at the national legislature during its ongoing … Read more HK’s future over national security

What Do China’s New Security Laws Mean For Hong Kong?

China’s decision to impose new national security laws in Hong Kong has brought protesters advocating greater democracy back onto the city’s streets, after a lull forced by the coronavirus pandemic. It also has cast more doubt on whether Hong Kong still has the “high degree of autonomy” promised before the British handed their colony back … Read more What Do China’s New Security Laws Mean For Hong Kong?

Carrie Lam: Many fully understand and support the security legislation for Hong Kong

HK Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday said many fully understand and support the security legislation for Hong Kong. At a news conference, Carrie Lam said the legislation’s goal is to ensure the “One Country, Two Systems” principle and to “maintain the long-term prosperity and stability in HK.” She added that the legislation is improving … Read more Carrie Lam: Many fully understand and support the security legislation for Hong Kong

HK Dept. of Justice: Central govt. only authority responsible for national security

The Hong Kong Department of Justice said the Chinese central government is the only authority responsible for the country’s national security. It says the draft decision of the national security law for Hong Kong shows that the National People’s Congress will uphold Hong Kong residents’ legal rights based on the law and the “One-China Principle.” … Read more HK Dept. of Justice: Central govt. only authority responsible for national security

McEnany Declines to Say What Law Gives Trump the Power to Override States on Churches

President Donald Trump said he would order states to allow places of worship to reopen from stay-at-home restrictions imposed to combat the coronavirus outbreak, promising to override any governor who refuses without explaining what authority he had to do so. “The governors need to do the right thing and allow these very important essential places … Read more McEnany Declines to Say What Law Gives Trump the Power to Override States on Churches

China Abandons Numerical GDP Target on ‘Great Uncertainty’ From Covid-19

China reiterated a pledge to implement the first phase of its trade deal with the U.S. despite setbacks from the coronavirus outbreak, and as tensions escalate between the world’s two biggest economies. “We will work with the United States to implement the phase one China-U.S. economic and trade agreement,” Premier Li Keqiang told an annual … Read more China Abandons Numerical GDP Target on ‘Great Uncertainty’ From Covid-19

Pro-Beijing Hong Kong Lawmakers Support New Security Law

“When you compare the national security of the People’s Republic of China and the safety of its people, the stock performance with the Hong Kong stock market pales into insignificance,” says pro-Beijing lawmaker Martin Liao Cheung-kong. He was joined by fellow establishment politician Regina Ip, at a press conference in LegCo, Hong Kong’s legislative council. … Read more Pro-Beijing Hong Kong Lawmakers Support New Security Law

Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Lawmakers Protest Against China’s New Security Law

There were scuffles during Hong Kong’s Legislative Council meeting as pro-democracy lawmakers protested against China’s new security law. Authorities in Beijing vowed to end what they called a “defenseless” posture due to “those trying to sow trouble.” Legislation slated for passage in the National People’s Congress in Beijing would help complete Hong Kong’s obligation to … Read more Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Lawmakers Protest Against China’s New Security Law

Hong Kong Activists Urge Protests Against New China Security Law

“We are going to lose our rule of law,” says Wu Chi-wai, a Hong Kong politician and the current chairman of Democratic Party, about China’s new security law on the city. Democracy advocates called for protests against sweeping national security legislation China introduced Friday, as authorities in Beijing vowed to end what they called a … Read more Hong Kong Activists Urge Protests Against New China Security Law

China’s New Security Law for Hong Kong

China will improve national security in Hong Kong, Premier Li Keqiang said, a day after China announced dramatic plans to rein in dissent by writing a new law into the city’s charter. “We will establish sound legal systems and enforcement mechanisms for safeguarding national security in the two special administrative regions, and see that the … Read more China’s New Security Law for Hong Kong

Government will fully implement ‘One Country, Two Systems’ policy

The Chinese government will fully implement the policy of “One Country, Two Systems,” with a high degree of autonomy for both Hong Kong SAR and #Macao SAR, according to the government work report delivered on Friday. Premier Li Keqiang said the central government will establish sound legal systems and enforcement mechanisms for safeguarding national security … Read more Government will fully implement ‘One Country, Two Systems’ policy

‘This is the End of Hong Kong,’ Democracy Advocates Protest New China Security Law

Democracy advocates called for protests against sweeping national security legislation China introduced Friday, as authorities in Beijing vowed to end what they called a “defenseless” posture due to “those trying to sow trouble.” Legislation slated for passage in the National People’s Congress in Beijing would help complete Hong Kong’s obligation to pass laws curbing acts … Read more ‘This is the End of Hong Kong,’ Democracy Advocates Protest New China Security Law