Western countries should learn to respect others’ sovereignty

Robert Griffith: “China has every right to pass whatever law it wishes to pass. Western interference certainly did not help the situation. It was designed to inflame the situation. The time really has come now that a little bit of order and stability has returned to Hong Kong. And the West should keep out and … Read more Western countries should learn to respect others’ sovereignty

Hundreds of protesters arrested on first day of Hong Kong national security law

The first day of the controversial national security in Hong Kong was met with protests as hundreds were arrested. The widely-drawn crimes of secession, subversion, terrorism and colluding with foreign forces could now carry a life sentence, a move welcomed by the city’s pro-Beijing leader, Carrie Lam. She toasted the legislation imposed by the Chinese … Read more Hundreds of protesters arrested on first day of Hong Kong national security law

Hong Kong: Police Use Water Cannons in Crack Down on Large Gatherings

Hong Kong woke up to a new reality on Wednesday, after China began enforcing a sweeping security law that could reshape the financial hub’s character 23 years after it took control of the former British colony. The law’s tough provisions went beyond what many investors, democracy advocates and even pro-Beijing politicians feared, prompting warnings that … Read more Hong Kong: Police Use Water Cannons in Crack Down on Large Gatherings

Flag-raising ceremony marks 23rd anniversary of HK’s return to China

A flag-raising ceremony was held at Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on Wednesday, to celebrate the 23rd anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China. Meanwhile, the National #Security #Law has been issued to ensure social stability and future development under the principle of “One Country, Two Systems.” #HongKong Subscribe … Read more Flag-raising ceremony marks 23rd anniversary of HK’s return to China

Pompeo Urges UN Security Council to Extend Iran Arms Embargo

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo urged the United Nations Security Council to work together to extend an expiring arms embargo on Iran, warning Tehran would quickly become a greater threat to the region if allowed to do so. “This Chamber has a choice: Stand for international peace and security, as the United Nations’ founders … Read more Pompeo Urges UN Security Council to Extend Iran Arms Embargo

Hong Kong people express support for national security law for Hong Kong

In Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, many residents have welcomed the passing of the national security legislation. People on Tuesday gathered in front of the city’s government headquarters to toast the law’s passing. They said they support any measure that will return peace and stability to the city. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download … Read more Hong Kong people express support for national security law for Hong Kong

Carrie Lam: One of the safest cities in the world has become cause of concern

Legislation to safeguard national security is now urgently needed. Since last June, Hong Kong has been traumatized by escalating violence fanned by external forces. These acts have crossed the “One Country” red line and called for resolute action. Once rated as one of the safest cities globally, security and stability have become relevant concerns. Subscribe … Read more Carrie Lam: One of the safest cities in the world has become cause of concern

National security laws for HKSAR to protect human rights – HK legal professionals

The National People’s Congress, China’s top legislature, adopted a decision in May to institute Hong Kong national security laws. Legal professionals from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) say they are looking forward to the laws’ implementation to restore stability and safeguard national security and protect human rights. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA … Read more National security laws for HKSAR to protect human rights – HK legal professionals

How flying snakes glide: Swimming through the air

Flying snakes glide through the air, flattening their bodies to provide lift. But as they glide they seem to swim, undulating their bodies from side to side. Now a team in the United States has used motion capture technology to study snake gliding in precise detail. Their models reveal that undulation is vital for the … Read more How flying snakes glide: Swimming through the air

National security legislation to maintain HKSAR’s stability: official

The draft law on safeguarding national security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) will help solidify the city’s stability and prosperity, said HKSAR’s Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan Siu-chee in an interview with China Central Television. The legislation is proof that the nation is the most powerful backing of Hong Kong’s … Read more National security legislation to maintain HKSAR’s stability: official

Reuters Newsmaker with International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva

Reuters Newsmaker discussion with Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Kristalina Georgieva, Breakingviews Global Editor Rob Cox and Global Economics Editor Swaha Pattanaik, on how the pandemic is reshaping expectations for global economic growth, financial stability, debt relief and social unrest.

‘DRC marked by political tensions, violence & fragility due to COVID-19’ – Zerrougui (MONUSCO)

Briefing by Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – Security Council Open VTC. UN Special Representative in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Leila Zerrougui said the situation in the … Read more ‘DRC marked by political tensions, violence & fragility due to COVID-19’ – Zerrougui (MONUSCO)

China-India border tensions: What can save the day?

Border skirmishes are smearing relations between #China and #India. The Chinese Ministry of National Defense maintains China has sovereignty over the Galwan Valley area. A Defense #Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday the responsibility for the recent border clash was utterly on the Indian side as China has always sought to safeguard peace and stability at … Read more China-India border tensions: What can save the day?

Ko Pui-shuen: National security legislation will benefit HK’s long-term stability

Ko Pui-shuen, chairwoman of Kingrich Asia Holding Limited and a member of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), stated that the national security legislation for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) is good news. As a businesswoman, she’s confident that the national security legislation will be beneficial for … Read more Ko Pui-shuen: National security legislation will benefit HK’s long-term stability

China, Russia and India’s top diplomats hold online meeting

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi joined his counterparts from Russia and India – Sergei Lavrov and S. Jaishankar – for a virtual online conference on Tuesday. The Russia-India-China meeting, the group also known as RIC, was convened at the initiative of Moscow and largely focused on cooperation in fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic. Financial stability, … Read more China, Russia and India’s top diplomats hold online meeting