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UK's PM Boris Johnson develops plans to completely remove Huawei from UK infrastructure by 2023, reducing its role "as quickly as possible". This change of mind is linked to the COVID epidemic
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USSPortland (LPD 27) conducts Laser Weapon System Demonstrator Test in Pacific
"The entities, based in China, Hong Kong, and the Cayman Islands, represent a significant risk of supporting procurement of items for military end-use in China," according to @CommerceGov
adding 24 government and commercial organizations to the Entity List "for engaging in activities contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States."
Washington classifies 24 Chinese government and commercial companies as companies conducting activities threatening US national security
US imposes sanctions on 9 Chinese entities over the oppression of the Uigurs
Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 - 139km ENE of Luring, China
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UK, Australia & Canada voice deep concern at China's proposed security law for Hong Kong. They warn "such a law on Hong Kong's behalf without the direct participation of its people, legislature or judiciary would clearly undermine the principle of 1 country 2 systems"
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Hong Kong: Switzerland's position
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Calls on the global community to stand with HongKong and says it's "time" for the U.S. to implement the HK Human Rights and Democracy Act.
SecDef @EsperDoD: "we are looking at a variety of futures, a second wave is a possibility, I don't think the coronavirus is going away anytime soon at least not until we have a vaccine or a cure and so we have to make sure that we understand what that path may look like ahead"
On the issue of enforcement, Lam stressed HK govt will strengthen enforcement, and central authorities will only set up specific agents in HK based on need
Carrie Lam stressed the national security law will not affect "one country, two systems", nor HK's capitalist system and legal system. The law, per Lam, "will only make HK safer and more stable", and enhance HK's faith of businesses
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CE Carrie Lam's Friday night presser comes with backdrop to show her "full support" for establishing national security law
Secretary Pompeo: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
: "The decision to bypass Hong Kong's well-established legislative processes and ignore the will of the people of Hong Kong would be a death knell for the high degree of autonomy Beijing promised for Hong Kong under the Sino-British Joint Declaration"
CE Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor will meet press at 8.30pm (on Friday night), and is expected to respond to the national security law
The HongKong and Macau Affairs Office says it was inevitable that Beijing would decide to impose a national security law on the SAR, with the situation becoming "increasingly severe" in recent years
Hong Kong activists called for people to rise up against Beijing's plans to impose national security legislation in the city, prompting alarm that the new laws could erode its freedoms through 'force and fear'
China's draft Hong Hong legislation says Hong Hong chief executive is responsible for educating people about national security, preventing acts that endanger national security
China Premier Li Keqiang encourages the people of Taiwan to join the mainland in opposing Taiwanese independence and to promote "reunification."
VPN downloads surge as Beijing signals its plans for a new security law in Hong Kong. NordVPN even had to add extra server capacity in response.
"So as much as we hope to find areas in which we can work together, we are cognizant that only the Chinese Communist Party and Chairman Xi only responds to strength," @statedeptspox tells @rongxiang
"And we have the strength in the United States to stand up to China when they're breaking their commitments to the world and we will do so," adds @statedeptspox in @VOANews interview
: "Beijing's recent statements related to the operations of Hong Kong's Legislative Council and potential national security legislation under Article 23 of the Basic Law undermine the PRC's commitments and obligations in the Sino-British Joint Declaration"
: "Any effort to impose national security legislation that does not reflect the will of the people of Hong Kong would be highly destabilizing, and would be met with strong condemnation from the United States and the international community."
The United States warns China of Hong Kong security law, describing it as destabilizing
US senators are introducing a bipartisan bill sanctioning Chinese party officials and entities who enforce the new national-security laws in Hong Kong. The legislation also would penalise banks doing business with the entities.
Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 - 33km E of Junlian, China
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UK government response on Beijing's move to impose national security law on Hong Kong: "We expect China to respect Hong Kong's rights and freedoms and high degree of autonomy."