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China passes sweeping Hong Kong security law, heralding authoritarian era

01 Jul 2020

HONG KONG/BEIJING Beijing on Tuesday unveiled new national security laws for Hong Kong that will punish crimes of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces with up to life in prison, heralding a more authoritarian era for China's freest city. | Video

Hong Kong security law paves way for more authoritarian era

30 Jun 2020

HONG KONG Beijing unveiled sweeping national security legislation for Hong Kong on Tuesday, symbolically asserting its authority over the city just an hour before the 23rd anniversary of its return to Chinese rule.

UPDATE 2-Hong Kong security law paves way for more authoritarian era

30 Jun 2020

HONG KONG, July 1 Beijing unveiled sweeping national security legislation for Hong Kong on Tuesday, symbolically asserting its authority over the city just an hour before the 23rd anniversary of its return to Chinese rule.

Taiwan president wins landslide victory in stark rebuke to China

12 Jan 2020

TAIPEI Taiwanese re-elected President Tsai Ing-wen by a landslide on Saturday in a stern rebuke that could fuel further tension with China, which has tried military threats and economic inducements to get the island to accept its rule. | Video

Envy and solidarity from Hong Kong activists as democratic Taiwan prepares to vote

10 Jan 2020

TAIPEI Hong Kong activists and budding pro-democracy politicians have flocked to Taiwan to observe its elections, aiming to bolster exchanges and galvanise an alliance against China's influence.

China's Beijing Kunlun to revisit Grindr IPO

30 Jul 2019

HONG KONG/NEW YORK Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd said on Monday it would revive plans for an initial public offering (IPO) of popular gay dating app Grindr Inc, after a U.S. national security panel dropped its opposition to the plan.

China considers U.S. rare earth export curbs: Global Times editor

28 May 2019

HONG KONG/BEIJING Beijing is "seriously considering" restricting exports to the United States of rare earths, 17 chemical elements used in high-tech consumer electronics and military equipment, the editor in chief of China's Global Times said on Tuesday.

Hong Kong's NWS Holdings to buy FTLife Insurance for $2.8 billion

28 Dec 2018

HONG KONG Hong Kong's NWS Holdings Ltd has agreed to buy FTLife Insurance Co Ltd for HK$21.5 billion ($2.8 billion) from Chinese financial holding firm JD Group, in the biggest-ever insurance acquisition deal in the Asian financial hub.

China's BAIC plans $4.5 billion backdoor listing for electric car unit

23 Jan 2018

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI China's state-backed Beijing Automotive Group (BAIC) will take its electric vehicle unit public by injecting it into another listed subsidiary, boosting its financial muscle as the battle for the country's hotly contested green car market heats up.

Great Wall says watching Fiat Chrysler; no talks yet

22 Aug 2017

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI Chinese automaker Great Wall Motor Co Ltd reiterated its interest in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV on Tuesday, but said it had not held talks or signed a deal with executives at the Italian-American automaker.

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