Coronavirus frustrates Saudi women’s push for financial independence

Some Saudi women were just starting their career in the tourism industry when Saudi Arabia was hit by the Coronavirus pandemic. For them, the downturn is particularly damaging because it struck just as their efforts to enter the workforce and gain greater financial independence were gaining traction. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, … Read more Coronavirus frustrates Saudi women’s push for financial independence

Singapore heads towards worst recession since independence

Singapore has slashed its growth forecast for the third time this year. The GDP is expected to shrink by up to seven percent, effectively sending the city-state into its deepest economic downturn. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow … Read more Singapore heads towards worst recession since independence

China Trolls U.S. Over George Floyd Protests After Trump Criticized Hong Kong

Chinese officials and state media needled the Trump administration over race-related protests and looting that have engulfed U.S. cities in recent days, after weathering criticism and threats from Washington over Beijing’s own moves to quell unrest in Hong Kong. Over the weekend, China’s foreign ministry and state media seized the opportunity to fire back at … Read more China Trolls U.S. Over George Floyd Protests After Trump Criticized Hong Kong

China Trolls U.S. Over Protests After Trump Criticized Hong Kong

Chinese officials and state media needled the Trump administration over race-related protests and looting that have engulfed U.S. cities in recent days, after weathering criticism and threats from Washington over Beijing’s own moves to quell unrest in Hong Kong. Over the weekend, China’s foreign ministry and state media seized the opportunity to fire back at … Read more China Trolls U.S. Over Protests After Trump Criticized Hong Kong

Expert on 15th anniversary of China’s Anti-Secession Law

The 15th anniversary of the Anti-Secession Law regarding Taiwan comes amid turbulent times for both Taiwan and the Chinese mainland. Senior officials from various departments and organizations attended Friday’s seminar. China’s top legislator Li Zhanshu made a keynote speech, praising the law’s role in promoting cross-Strait relations. He denounced the so-called “Taiwan Independence” and called … Read more Expert on 15th anniversary of China’s Anti-Secession Law

Beijing seminar marks 15th anniversary of China’s Anti-Secession Law

A seminar has been held in Beijing to mark the 15th anniversary of China’s Anti-Secession Law. Senior Chinese government and Communist Party of China officials attended the event. China’s top legislator Li Zhanshu praised the law’s role in promoting cross-Straits relations. He denounced any moves towards so-called “Taiwan Independence” and called for joint efforts for … Read more Beijing seminar marks 15th anniversary of China’s Anti-Secession Law

Protests after China introduce Hong Kong security law | ITV News

Hong Kong’s relative independence from China was supposed to last for half a century after Britain handed it over in 1997. Less than half way through the agreed time, cherished freedoms are being snatched away, with a new security law passed by China’s parliament on 28 May. It could mean, among other things, Chinese intelligence … Read more Protests after China introduce Hong Kong security law | ITV News

How to be rational about China’s proposed national security law

I’m Robert Lawrence Kuhn and here’s what I’m watching: China’s proposed national security law, focused on Hong Kong and received with great enthusiasm by the National People’s Congress, the NPC, China’s legislature. China says the law strengthens “One Country, Two Systems” by curbing chaos of rebels and hooligans – China prioritizes “One Country.” Critics say … Read more How to be rational about China’s proposed national security law

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?

Burundi Ruling Party Candidate Wins Vote Rejected by Rival

Burundian ruling party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye won the nation’s presidential election, which was marred by violence and health concerns because of the coronavirus outbreak. The outcome was immediately rejected by the opposition. Ndayishimiye won with 68.7% of the ballots cast on May 20, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission. His main rival, Agathon Rwasa, … Read more Burundi Ruling Party Candidate Wins Vote Rejected by Rival

15-Year Rule of Burundi’s ‘Paramount Leader’ Ends with Election

Burundi ruling party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye won last week’s presidential election, which was marred by violence and health concerns because of the coronavirus outbreak. Ndayishimiye won with 68.7% of the ballots cast on May 20, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission. His main rival, Agathon Rwasa, got 24.2%, the commission announced on Monday. Burundi’s … Read more 15-Year Rule of Burundi’s ‘Paramount Leader’ Ends with Election

Hong Kong Leader Carrie Lam Rejects Criticism Over Security Laws From Foreign Governments

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam defended China’s moves to impose sweeping national security laws in the territory amid renewed protests and growing international concern over what it would mean for the city’s future autonomy. Local residents support the planned legislation, Chief Executive Carrie Lam asserted in a weekly briefing Tuesday, while rejecting criticism from foreign … Read more Hong Kong Leader Carrie Lam Rejects Criticism Over Security Laws From Foreign Governments

Singapore Economy Could Contract Most Since Independence

May.26 — Selena Ling, head of treasury research and strategy, global treasury, at OCBC Bank, talks about Singapore’s economy, which is facing its worst contraction since independence more than a half-century ago as the coronavirus outbreak and measures to contain it pummel the trade-reliant city state. Ling speaks with Haslinda Amin and Yvonne Man on “Bloomberg Markets: … Read more Singapore Economy Could Contract Most Since Independence

Mounting opposition to China’s proposed security laws | ABC News

More than a dozen Australian politicians are among a group a of global leaders raising concerns about China’s new laws for Hong Kong. China’s government plans to enforce new security measures, which will target independence activists, foreign forces and terrorists. In a return of the unrest that hit Hong Kong last year, crowds thronged the … Read more Mounting opposition to China’s proposed security laws | ABC News

China’s security law: Hong Kong police fires tear gas and water cannon to disperse demonstrators

In a return of the unrest that roiled Hong Kong last year, crowds thronged the Causeway Bay shopping area in defiance of curbs imposed to contain the coronavirus. Chants of “Hong Kong independence, the only way out,” echoed through the streets. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest … Read more China’s security law: Hong Kong police fires tear gas and water cannon to disperse demonstrators