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Mike Pompeo steps up criticism of HSBC over Hong Kong

Image copyright Reuters Image caption US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has criticised HSBC’s support for China’s new security law US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has renewed his criticism of banking giant HSBC, accusing it of aiding China’s “political repression” in Hong Kong. He said he was “dismayed” that executives at Next Media, a pro-democracy media group, were apparently… Read more →

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Hong Kong remarks by O’Neill and Foster ‘need clarified’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption There have been demonstrations in Hong Kong over the new security law, some of which have turned violent There have been calls for the Executive Office to clarify reported comments about Hong Kong’s new security law. The first and deputy first ministers allegedly said they “understand and respect” the legislation, imposed by China in June.… Read more →

Hong Kong: China vows to retaliate after Trump ends special economic status

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“Their freedom has been taken away” China has vowed to retaliate after the US ended Hong Kong’s preferential trade status and imposed sanctions on officials who crack down on rights. President Donald Trump said he was acting because China had taken away Hong Kong’s freedom after it imposed a new security law.… Read more →

TikTok halts Hong Kong access after security law

Image copyright TikTok Short-video app TikTok has halted operations in Hong Kong, according to a notice posted on its website. The company flagged the move earlier this week after China imposed a new security law on the city. The law has restricted freedoms in the semi-autonomous territory, raising concerns of official oversight of social media. Other social media companies such… Read more →