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Australian judge quits Hong Kong court, citing national security law

18 Sep 2020

HONG KONG/SYDNEY One of the 14 foreign judges on Hong Kong's highest court has resigned due to concerns over a sweeping new national security law imposed by Beijing on the city, Australia's national broadcaster reported on Friday.

UPDATE 1-Australian judge quits Hong Kong court, citing national security law

18 Sep 2020

HONG KONG/SYDNEY, Sept 18 One of the 14 foreign judges on Hong Kong's highest court has resigned due to concerns over a sweeping new national security law imposed by Beijing on the city, Australia's national broadcaster reported on Friday.

HK tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under security law, bearing out 'worst fears'

10 Aug 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai became the highest-profile person arrested under a new national security law on Monday, detained over suspected collusion with foreign forces as around 200 police searched the offices of his Apple Daily newspaper. | Video

Medien-Unternehmer und China-Kritiker Lai in Hongkong festgenommen

10 Aug 2020

Hongkong Wenige Wochen nach Einführung des neuen Sicherheitsgesetzes in Hongkong hat die Polizei nun auch den bekannten Medien-Mogul Jimmy Lai festgenommen, der als scharfer Kritiker Chinas gilt.

Exclusive: Global banks scrutinize their Hong Kong clients for pro-democracy ties - sources

20 Jul 2020

HONG KONG Global wealth managers are examining whether their clients in Hong Kong have ties to the city's pro-democracy movement, in an attempt to avoid getting caught in the crosshairs of China's new national security law, according to six people with knowledge of the matter. | Video

EXCLUSIVE-Global banks scrutinize their Hong Kong clients for pro-democracy ties -sources

20 Jul 2020

HONG KONG, July 20 Global wealth managers are examining whether their clients in Hong Kong have ties to the city's pro-democracy movement, in an attempt to avoid getting caught in the crosshairs of China's new national security law, according to six people with knowledge of the matter.

Special Report: Hong Kong's top cop overshadows embattled leader Lam as China cracks down

08 Jul 2020

HONG KONG As Hong Kong fretted over tough new national security legislation Beijing was fashioning earlier this year, Chris Tang enthusiastically supported the move. It was needed, Hong Kong's combative police chief said, to extinguish calls for the city's independence and restore order.

What you need to know about Hong Kong's national security law

01 Jul 2020

HONG KONG China's sweeping new national security law for Hong Kong took effect in the global financial hub at 11 p.m. local time (1500 GMT) - the same moment the city authorities published the law. It is expected to mark the biggest change in the freewheeling former British colony since it returned to Chinese rule in 1997. | Video

Explainer: What you need to know about Hong Kong's national security law

01 Jul 2020

HONG KONG China's sweeping new national security law for Hong Kong took effect in the global financial hub at 11 p.m. local time (1500 GMT) - the same moment the city authorities published the law. It is expected to mark the biggest change in the freewheeling former British colony since it returned to Chinese rule in 1997. | Video

What you need to know about Hong Kong's national security law

01 Jul 2020

HONG KONG China's sweeping new national security law for Hong Kong took effect in the global financial hub at 11 p.m. local time (1500 GMT) - the same moment the city authorities published the law. It is expected to mark the biggest change in the freewheeling former British colony since it returned to Chinese rule in 1997. | Video

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Biden picks diverse team of top economic advisers

President-elect Joe Biden named former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as his Treasury secretary nominee on Monday, and named three women to other top economic posts, setting the stage for a more diverse White House.