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Canada's main stock index capped a good week by moving slightly higher Friday amid escalating tensions between the U.S. and China.

TSX, Wall Street close higher despite escalating U.S.-China tensions - BNN Bloomberg

Trudeau said Canada has long called for de-escalation of tensions between Beijing and the semi-autonomous territory.Trudeau said Canada has long called for de-escalation of tensions between Beijing and the semi-autonomous territory.

Trudeau says Canada concerned about China’s proposed new law for Hong Kong - National | Globalnews.ca

The government is planning to stimulate its coronavirus-ravaged economy with a big boost in spending.The government is planning to stimulate its coronavirus-ravaged economy with a big boost in spending.

Conspicuous by its absence: China drops its GDP growth target | China News | Al Jazeera

If China wants Hong Kong to be treated as a simple Chinese province, then the United States should return the favor.If China wants Hong Kong to be treated as a simple Chinese province, then the United States should return the favor.

China’s authoritarian moves in Hong Kong must not go unpunished - The Washington Post

With new law, Xi Jinping is setting out to devour Hong Kong as surely and as confidently as Vladimir Putin devoured Crimea six years agoWith new law, Xi Jinping is setting out to devour Hong Kong as surely and as confidently as Vladimir Putin devoured Crimea six years ago

Terry Glavin: Pro-democracy hopes fade in ‘the saddest day in Hong Kong history’ | National Post

With new law, Xi Jinping is setting out to devour Hong Kong as surely and as confidently as Vladimir Putin devoured Crimea six years agoWith new law, Xi Jinping is setting out to devour Hong Kong as surely and as confidently as Vladimir Putin devoured Crimea six years ago

Terry Glavin: Pro-democracy hopes fade in ‘the saddest day in Hong Kong history’ | National Post

The special governance system set up to protect the city’s freedoms was really only ever designed to stifle them.The special governance system set up to protect the city’s freedoms was really only ever designed to stifle them.

“1/ On the eve of HK's Tiananmen massacre vigil, Beijing is now scrapping its promise of #1country2systems by circumventing HK’s legislature and directly imposing the most controversial national security law #article23 upon Hong Kong.”

Joshua Wong 黃之鋒 😷 on Twitter: "1/ On the eve of HK's Tiananmen massacre vigil, Beijing is now scrapping its promise of #1country2systems by circumventing HK’s legislature and directly imposing the most controversial national security law #article23 upon Hong Kong."

“The United States condemns the PRC proposal to impose national security legislation on Hong Kong and strongly urges Beijing to reconsider. We stand with the people of Hong Kong.”

Secretary Pompeo on Twitter: "The United States condemns the PRC proposal to impose national security legislation on Hong Kong and strongly urges Beijing to reconsider. We stand with the people of Hong Kong."

“China continues to use the global pandemic it caused as cover for a crackdown against opponents of the Communist Party. Hong Kong is next to pay the price. The US must impose sanctions against Chinese officials, banks & business that enforce any new crackdown laws.”

John Bolton on Twitter: "China continues to use the global pandemic it caused as cover for a crackdown against opponents of the Communist Party. Hong Kong is next to pay the price. The US must impose sanctions against Chinese officials, banks & business that enforce any new crackdown laws."

“Those wondering what impact #China’s actions will have on U.S. policy should read my #HongKong Human Rights & Democracy Act which is now law It requires ⁦@StateDept⁩ to certify annually that HK is sufficiently autonomous to justify unique treatment https://t.co/iBhPQRIwyU”

Marco Rubio on Twitter: "Those wondering what impact #China’s actions will have on U.S. policy should read my #HongKong Human Rights & Democracy Act which is now law It requires ⁦@StateDept⁩ to certify annually that HK is sufficiently autonomous to justify unique treatment https://t.co/iBhPQRIwyU"

The Communist Party of China is moving to enact a new national security law that could have severe ramifications over Hong Kong's freedoms and autonomy.The Communist Party of China is moving to enact a new national security law that could have severe ramifications over Hong Kong's freedoms and autonomy.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for Beiing to reconsider taking over Hong Kong's national security legislation and warned of an unspecified U.S. response if it proceeds.U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for Beiing to reconsider taking over Hong Kong's national security legislation and warned of an unspecified U.S. response if it proceeds.

New China law is ‘death knell’ for Hong Kong autonomy: Pompeo - National | Globalnews.ca

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for Beiing to reconsider taking over Hong Kong's national security legislation and warned of an unspecified U.S. response if it proceeds.

New China law is ‘death knell’ for Hong Kong autonomy: Pompeo - National | Globalnews.ca

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said late on Friday the Chinese proposal to impose national security laws on Hong Kong will improve business confidence in the city and will not damage the interests of foreign investors, China's state news agency Xinhua reported.Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said late on Friday the Chinese proposal to impose national security laws on Hong Kong will improve business confidence in the city and will not damage the interests of foreign investors, China's state news agency Xinhua reported.

Hong Kong leader says national security legislation to improve business confidence: Xinhua - Reuters

The Chinese National People's Congress is set to pass a new law designed to force Hong Kong into submission. The move clearly shows the world that Beijing intends to have the last word, says DW editor Dang Yuan.The Chinese National People's Congress is set to pass a new law designed to force Hong Kong into submission. The move clearly shows the world that Beijing intends to have the last word, says DW editor Dang Yuan.

Opinion: Beijing flexing its muscle in Hong Kong | Opinion | DW | 22.05.2020

What is clear is that the source material presented to students taking the exam pointed in one direction, rather than being multifaceted.What is clear is that the source material presented to students taking the exam pointed in one direction, rather than being multifaceted.

A draft decision on establishing and improving the legal system and enforcement mechanisms for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to safeguard national security was submitted to China's national legislature for deliberation on Friday.

NPC to discuss draft decision on national security legislation for HK - CGTN

A simple guide to the new national security law China has proposed in Hong Kong and why it matters.A simple guide to the new national security law China has proposed in Hong Kong and why it matters.

Hong Kong security law: What is it and is it worrying? - BBC News

Hong Kong residents are rushing to download VPNs before China's new security law is passed at this year's National People's Congress.New law could lead to increased surveillance and censorship

VPN downloads soar in Hong Kong following new China law | TechRadar

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WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - New Chinese national security restrictions imposed on Hong Kong could draw a US revocation of the former British colony's "special status" under US law, a move that would have far-reaching trade and investment implications.. Read more at straitstimes.com.East Asia News -WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - New Chinese national security restrictions imposed on Hong Kong could draw a US revocation of the former British colony's "special status" under US law, a move

How ending Hong Kong's 'special status' could affect US companies, East Asia News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

China's top economic official on Friday promised higher spending to revive its pandemic-stricken economy and curb surging job losses, but steered clear of launching a massive stimulus on the scale of the United States or Japan.China's top economic official on Friday promised higher spending to revive its pandemic-stricken economy and curb surging job losses, but steered clear of launching a massive stimulus on the scale of the United States or Japan.

Beijing’s handling of situation consolidates Taiwan government's determination to safeguard democracyBeijing’s handling of situation consolidates Taiwan government's determination to safeguard democracy

Taiwan expresses concern at Beijing's pla... | Taiwan News

Massive infrastructure spending announced by Beijing does little to assuage fears of full-on trade war between world's largest economies.Massive infrastructure spending announced by Beijing does little to assuage fears of full-on trade war between world's largest economies.

Rising US-China tensions halt copper price rally - MINING.COM

China's decision to propose new legislation tightening control over Hong Kong has sparked a wave of condemnation from American lawmakers and officials, in yet another sign of worsening relations between the economic superpowers. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo released a statement Friday saying he "condemns" China's parliament for proposing legislation that he claimed "would be a death knell for the high degree of autonomy Beijing promised for Hong Kong." FILE - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a press briefing at the State Department in Washington, May 20, 2020.He also vowed thatChina's decision to propose new legislation tightening control over Hong Kong has sparked a wave of condemnation from American lawmakers and officials, in yet another sign of worsening relations between the economic superpowers. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo released a statement Friday saying he "condemns" China's parliament for proposing legislation that he claimed "would be a death knell for the high degree of autonomy Beijing promised for Hong Kong." FILE - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a press briefing at the State Department in Washington, May 20, 2020.He also vowed that

US-China Tensions Rise as Beijing Signals Tightening Controls on Hong Kong | Voice of America - English

Beijing is considering a national security bill that would put Hong Kong's independence at risk.Beijing is considering a national security bill that would put Hong Kong's independence at risk.

Hong Kong's economic success at risk as Beijing tightens grip

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday condemned China’s push for legislation allowing it to exercise more control over Hong Kong, saying such a move would be a “death knell” for the territory’s autonomy from Beijing.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday condemned China’s push for legislation allowing it to exercise more control over Hong Kong, saying such a move would be a “death knell” for the territory’s

US condemns China's actions as 'death knell' for Hong Kong | TheHill

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday condemned China’s push for legislation allowing it to exercise more control over Hong Kong, saying such a move would be a “death knell” for the territory’s autonomy from Beijing.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday condemned China’s push for legislation allowing it to exercise more control over Hong Kong, saying such a move would be a “death knell” for the territory’s

US condemns China's actions as 'death knell' for Hong Kong | TheHill

What happened: China’s National People’s Congress started its annual meeting.  On the political side Premier Li Keqiang announced that the country will introduce a security law for Hong Kong, which added to US-China tensions and generated a risk-off sentiment in global markets.What happened: China’s National People’s Congress started its annual meeting.  On the political side Premier Li Keqiang announced that the country will introduce a security law for Hong Kong, which

Focus: China and Hong Kong | Arab News

Global stocks dropped Friday after China imposed new rules that seek to extend its powers over Hong Kong and allow it to crack down on dissent i... Global stocks dropped Friday after China imposed new rules that seek to extend its powers over Hong Kong and allow it to crack down on dissent i...

Global stocks dive after China sets up a fresh showdown with Trump and shocks investors by announcing a new Hong Kong security law | Markets Insider

Commentary Yesterday evening, three faceless bureaucrats from the National People’s Congress filed into a nondescript conference room in ...Commentary Yesterday evening, three faceless bureaucrats from the National People’s Congress filed into a nondescript conference room in ...

Hong Kong on the Brink, as Beijing Goes In For the Kill

China's National People’s Congress will soon rubber stamp Draconian new security legislation designed to strip Hong Kong of its last democratic vestiges, Matthew Fisher says. China's National People’s Congress will soon rubber stamp Draconian new security legislation designed to strip Hong Kong of its last democratic vestiges, Matthew Fisher says.

COMMENTARY: China shows off military strength as Beijing eyes new rules for Hong Kong - National | Globalnews.ca

The growth in China’s defense budget would see spending rise from $167 billion last year to $178.2 billion, an increase of about $11 billion.The growth in China’s defense budget would see spending rise from $167 billion last year to $178.2 billion, an increase of about $11 billion.

China announces $178.2 billion military budget

New legislation proposed in Beijing signals the likely end of the "one country, two systems" policy that has allowed Hong Kong to flourish.New legislation proposed in Beijing signals the likely end of the "one country, two systems" policy that has allowed Hong Kong to flourish.

A Huge Blow to Hongkongers’ Freedoms – Reason.com

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Beijing plainly sees the coronavirus crisis (which it did so much to cause) as a fine time to break its word and crush Hong Kong’s democracy. Let there be no more debate about whether China’s rulers can be trusted — about anything.Proving its word worthless, Beijing is moving to crush Hong Kong’s liberties 27 years ahead of schedule, in blatant violation of the deal that saw Britain hand rule of the city over to the

China's sudden rush to crush Hong Kong's freedom

China's top leaders have promised to step up stimulus to bolster the virus-ravaged economy amid rising worries that job losses could threaten social stability.China's top leaders have promised to step up stimulus to bolster the virus-ravaged economy amid rising worries that job losses could threaten social stability.

China omits GDP goal for first time ever to help save coronavirus-ravaged economy - National | Globalnews.ca

China's top leaders have promised to step up stimulus to bolster the virus-ravaged economy amid rising worries that job losses could threaten social stability.

China omits GDP goal for first time ever to help save coronavirus-ravaged economy - National | Globalnews.ca

Exchange-traded funds with exposure to Hong Kong sold off Friday after Beijing said it was considering new security laws that would curtail the territory's...Exchange-traded funds with exposure to Hong Kong sold off Friday after Beijing said it was considering new security laws that would curtail the territory's...

Hong Kong ETFs tumble as China moves to enact new security laws - MarketWatch

The Chinese legislature’s adoption of a formal decision to directly impose national security legislation on Hong Kong threatens the basic rights and freedoms of the city’s people, Human Rights Watch said today.The Chinese legislature’s adoption of a formal decision to directly impose national security legislation on Hong Kong threatens the basic rights and freedoms of the city’s people, Human Rights Watch

Hong Kong: Beijing Threatens Draconian Security Law | Human Rights Watch

China’s legislature in Beijing is preparing a new national-security law aimed at Hong Kong to prohibit and punish terrorism, foreign influence, and secession. By that, they mean demonstration, free speech, and a functioning democratic system with rights guaranteed to citizens. The Western world needs to pay attention to what China is preparing to do.

China & Hong Kong: Western World Needs to Pay Attention | National Review

China has not set a GDP growth target for this year and will take a slew of forceful financial measures this year to shore up the economy, which has been dragged down by the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Government Work Report that Premier Li Keqiang delivered to the opening of the third session of the 13th National People's Congress on Friday.

NPC opens, no growth target set for 2020 - Chinadaily.com.cn

China has moved to take away the city’s autonomy, one of several aggressive actions by Beijing across the region.China has moved to take away the city’s autonomy, one of several aggressive actions by Beijing across the region.

China Uses the Pandemic to Take Hong Kong's Autonomy - The Atlantic

It will allow China to operate its national security organs in the cityIt will allow China to operate its national security organs in the city

New security law will tighten Beijing’s grip on Hong Kong - The Hindu

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