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World Trump Says He’s ‘More and More Angry at China’: Hong Kong Update

03:35  01 july  2020
03:35  01 july  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

US Senate votes in favor of sanctions law against China for Hong Kong

 US Senate votes in favor of sanctions law against China for Hong Kong © ANTHONY WALLACE In the dispute over the autonomy status of Hong Kong, the US Senate has passed a sanctions law against China. The Chamber of Congress voted unanimously for the text, which provides for punitive measures against anyone who undermines the autonomy of the Chinese Special Administrative Region. In the dispute over the autonomy status of Hong Kong, the US Senate has passed a sanction law against China.

U.S. President Donald Trump said he ’ s becoming “ more and more angry at China ” over the spread of the pandemic, in a tweet that didn’t reference China ’s top agencies overseeing Hong Kong affairs released separate statements supporting the law. The Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office said the

(Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong was bracing for China to hand down sweeping security legislation, as Hong Kong ’ s leader, Chief Executive Carrie Lam, declined to comment on the legislation, much of While Wong didn’t say why he was quitting the group, he said activists needed faced a grim fate after

(Bloomberg) -- China released the details of its sweeping security legislation for Hong Kong, as the U.S. took steps to roll back special trading privileges that help maintain the former British colony’s status as an international commercial hub.

The legislation, which was published in full only as it took effect, called for sentences as long as life in prison for the most serious cases of terrorism, secession, subversion of state power and collusion with foreign forces. Earlier Tuesday, President Xi Jinping personally signed an order promulgating the legislation. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was “deeply concerned” about the law while the Trump administration vowed “strong actions.”

Hong Kong. Washington announces visa restrictions for Chinese officials

 Hong Kong. Washington announces visa restrictions for Chinese officials © MANDEL NGAN / POOL / AFP Mike Pompeo on June 24, 2020. This Friday, June 26, the United States announced a "visa restriction" for Chinese officials. Donald Trump had promised to punish Communist Party officials who questioned Hong Kong's autonomy. The United States announced on Friday, June 26, visa restrictions to limit the entry into the United States of Chinese officials considered responsible for questioning the autonomy of Hong Kong .

And even as he has lashed out at China ’ s government for its handling of the winter coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, helping to “The communist regime in Beijing would like nothing more than to extinguish the autonomy of Hong Kong and the rights of its people,” Mr. Toomey said in a statement.

He said the law was compatible with Hong Kong ’ s legal system and would “punish extremely few while protecting Hong Kong media, including Now TV, the South China Morning Post and others, reported that China ’ s top Much of the legislation remained secret and details weren’t immediately released.

a blue suitcase: Printing of Apple Daily Newspaper As China Passes Hong Kong National Security Bill © Bloomberg Printing of Apple Daily Newspaper As China Passes Hong Kong National Security Bill

Copies of the Apple Daily newspaper move along a conveyor at the company’s printing facility in Hong Kong early on Wednesday, July 1.

Photographer: Lam Yik/Bloomberg

Read more about the law here

The national security law comes into force just ahead of the 23rd anniversary of the city’s return to China from British rule, a symbolic occasion usually marked by mass protests against Beijing. An appeals panel upheld an unprecedented police ban against a Civil Human Rights Front rally planned for Wednesday, although some activists said they would march anyway.

Hong Kong marks handover anniversary as national security law takes effect

  Hong Kong marks handover anniversary as national security law takes effect Hong Kong marks handover anniversary as national security law takes effectThe contentious law 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.

“ Hong Kong is a part of China , they’ll have to deal with that themselves,” he said . Trump ’ s labeling of the demonstrations as riots is certain to rile activists in the Asian Rioting is defined under Hong Kong law as an unlawful assembly of three or more people where any person commits a breach of the peace.

Donald Trump says he will end Hong Kong ' s special status with the US over China ' s new security law. According to media reports, Washington is expected to revoke more than 3,000 Chinese graduate students' visas. While this accounts for only 1% of the total number of Chinese students in

Key developments:

China publishes details of law; takes effect July 1President Xi Jinping signs order promulgating lawBoris Johnson says U.K. “deeply concerned”Civil Human Rights Front loses protest appealTrump administration suspends some trade privileges

Here’s the latest (all times local):

Trump says he’s getting angry with China (6:52 a.m.)

U.S. President Donald Trump said he’s becoming “more and more angry at China” over the spread of the pandemic, in a tweet that didn’t reference the country’s actions in Hong Kong.

The territory is waiting to see if his administration will implement more sanctions against Chinese or Hong Kong officials in response to the security law passed on Tuesday. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi earlier called on Trump to deploy sanctions against Chinese officials under the 2016 Magnitsky Act and to take steps under the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act.

Hong Kong Makes First Arrest Under New National Security Law

  Hong Kong Makes First Arrest Under New National Security Law Hong Kong police made their first arrest on Wednesday less than 24 hours after China imposed a sweeping new national security law in the territory. © Bloomberg A barge displays the words 'celebrate the new national security law' in Hong Kong on July 1. Bloomberg A man was arrested for holding a Hong Kong independence flag in the central Causeway Bay neighborhood, the police force tweeted Wednesday. The legislation has raised fears about the financial hub’s autonomy from the mainland and the preservation of its basic freedoms, including of speech and the press.

Read more : Chinese banks at risk from sanctions. The Trump administration overnight escalated pressure on China over its crackdown on Hong Kong by making it harder to export sensitive technology to the city, while lawmakers in Beijing on Tuesday approved the landmark security law.

– READ MORE : U. S . President Donald Trump says China ’ s actions on Hong Kong are “plain violations of its treaty obligations” in remarks Friday This week, China ' s National People' s Congress approved imposing a national security law on Hong Kong despite previous commitments by Beijing to

“We must consider all tools available, including visa limitations and economic penalties,” Pelosi said in a statement.

U.S. may change refugee rules (6:42 a.m.)

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is proposing giving refugee status to Hong Kong residents at risk of persecution by the government for taking part in protests.

The legislation was introduced Tuesday in response to the government in Beijing adopting a new national security law that asserts broad new powers over Hong Kong to rein in critics.

“Following last night’s implementation of Beijing’s National Security Law, the U.S. must help Hong Kongers preserve their society at home and find refuge for those who face persecution for exercising the rights once guaranteed under the Joint Declaration,” Rubio said in a statement.

Senators Propose Giving Hong Kong Residents Priority as Refugees

Australia says law undermines autonomy (6:23 a.m.)

Foreign Minister Marise Payne followed the U.K. in expressing “deep concern” over the legislation. “That this decision was made without the direct participation of Hong Kong’s people, legislature or judiciary is a further cause for concern,” she said in a statement. “The people of Hong Kong will make their own assessments of how this decision will affect their city’s future. The eyes of the world will remain on Hong Kong.” Tensions between Australia and China have risen in recent months.

Police report first arrest under new security law in Hong Kong

 Police report first arrest under new security law in Hong Kong © DALE DE LA REY In Hong Kong, police have arrested a person for the first time based on the new security law. The man was arrested for holding an independence flag, the Hong Kong police said on Twitter on Wednesday. In Hong Kong, the police arrested a person for the first time based on the new security law. The man was arrested for holding an independence flag, the Hong Kong police said on Twitter on Wednesday.

He has repeatedly said that no one could have seen the effects of the coronavirus coming.Credit These final days of February, perhaps more than any other moment during his tenure in the White But their animosity toward China also undercut hopes for a more cooperative approach by the world’ s

He said last week that we were "potentially very close," to an agreement. While Trump is sending positive signals once more about reaching a Phase One It' s not just human rights in Hong Kong that Trump is ignoring. According to US national security adviser Robert O'Brien, China has put more

Full text calls for life sentences (11 p.m.)

The text of the legislation confirmed that the most severe offenders would be eligible for sentences as long as life in prison under all four crimes covered by it: terrorism, secession, subversion of state power and collusion with foreign forces. Those convicted would be sentenced under a tiered system similar to the one used on the mainland, with lower-level offenders convicted of subversion, for instance, liable for terms of 3-10 years or 0-3 years, depending on the offense.

The text states any actions taken after the law is implemented will be punishable, implying that the legislation is not retrospective. That would mean the law won’t encompass a person’s previous actions before the law came into effect, as several officials have suggested.

The law would apply to all residents, or those who set up companies or unincorporated organizations in Hong Kong. The legislation allowed for trials that dealt with state secrets to be closed to the public.

U.S. vows strong action (10:15 p.m.)

The U.S. National Security Council said Beijing’s imposition of the legislation was a “violation” of its 1984 treaty with the U.K. that paved the way for Hong Kong’s return to Chinese rule. The move effectively signaled the end to China’s promise to maintain a “one country, two systems” framework in the city until at least 2047, NSC spokesman John Ullyot said.

China-Sanctions Bill on Hong Kong Law Passed by U.S. House

  China-Sanctions Bill on Hong Kong Law Passed by U.S. House The U.S. House of Representatives passed by unanimous consent a bill imposing sanctions on banks that do business with Chinese officials involved in cracking down on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. © Bloomberg A demonstrator kneels on the ground as he is arrested by riot police during a protest in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. China described Hong Kong's new security law as a "sword of Damocles" hanging over its most strident critics, after Beijing asserted broad new powers to rein in sources of opposition, from pro-democracy protesters to news agencies to overseas dissidents.

“The United States will continue to take strong actions against those who smothered Hong Kong’s freedom and autonomy,” Ullyot said. “We urge Beijing to immediately reverse course.”

Annual march banned (9 p.m.)

Hong Kong for the first time banned its biggest annual protest march, Civil Human Rights Front co-convener Jimmy Sham said, a decision attributed to outbreak-control measures. The Hong Kong Appeal Board on Public Meetings and Processions upheld a police ban on the march planned for the July 1 anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to Chinese rule.

Some activists urged supporters to turn out anyway to express displeasure with the security law, even though they risked arrest.

a screenshot of a video game: A Tradition of Protest © Bloomberg A Tradition of Protest

Boris Johnson ‘deeply concerned’ about law (7:08 p.m.)

The U.K. prime minister said his country was “deeply concerned” about China’s decision as he spoke to reporters in central England. “We will be looking at the law very carefully, we will want scrutinize if it’s in conflict with the Joint Declaration between the U.K. and China,” he said.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said in an emailed statement earlier Tuesday that the move to pass the law would be a “grave step.”

Liaison Office, HKMAO statements (6:25 p.m.)

China’s top agencies overseeing Hong Kong affairs released separate statements supporting the law. The Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office said the legislation provided a strong guarantee for the long-term stability of “one country, two systems” and a turning point for Hong Kong to return to the right track.

Xi signs order (6:01 p.m.)

Xi signed an order promulgating the law, the official Xinhua News Agency said, one of the final steps necessary to put the measure into effect. The National People’s Congress Standing Committee -- China’s top legislative body -- had earlier voted behind closed doors to adopt the legislation and write it into Hong Kong’s Basic Law.

“The law and the decision were passed unanimously, which shows the common will of all people of the country, including Hong Kong people,” NPC Chairman Li Zhanshu, the Communist Party’s No. 3 leader, said in a speech. He said the law was compatible with Hong Kong’s legal system and would “punish extremely few while protecting the majority.”

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Hong Kong: The government declares a slogan dear to the protesters .
HONG-KONG-EVENTS: Hong Kong: The government declares a slogan dear to the protesters © Reuters / SHANNON STAPLETON HONG KONG: THE GOVERNMENT DECLARES AN ILLEGAL SLOGAN TO DEAR DEMONSTRANTS HONG KONG (Reuters) - The slogan "Free Hong Kong, revolution of our time", regularly chanted during the pro-democracy demonstrations that have shaken the city, evokes separatism or subversion, the local government said on Thursday, doing reference to crimes punished by the new security law imposed by Beijing.

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