Hong Kong’s fate is the future of globalism

A pro-democracy lawmaker in Hong Kong is arrested by police during a protest

Andrew Wan, a pro-democracy legislator, is arrested during a protest in Hong Kong, July 1. Photo: Yat Kai Yeung/NurPhoto via Getty Images

A new security law in Hong Kong is the latest blow to a globalist vision of the free movement of people, ideas and capital. Tiếp tục đọc “Hong Kong’s fate is the future of globalism”

Declaration of the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the adoption by China’s National People’s Congress of a National Security Legislation on Hong Kong.

Council of the EU Press release 1 July 2020 10:50

The Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress adopted the National Security Law in Hong Kong on 30 June and subsequently promulgated it in Hong Kong the same day. The European Union reiterates its grave concerns about this law which was adopted without any meaningful prior consultation of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council and civil society. Tiếp tục đọc “Declaration of the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the adoption by China’s National People’s Congress of a National Security Legislation on Hong Kong.”

Former Canadian PM Mulroney calls for revised relations with China

Former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney
Former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney, seen here at George Bush’s funeral in 2018, said his country needed to revise its ties with China. (AFP/Alex Brandon)

MONTREAL: Canada must have an “urgent rethink” of its relationship with China, former prime minister Brian Mulroney said on Wednesday (Jul 1) as tensions build over the possible extradition to the United States of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. Tiếp tục đọc “Former Canadian PM Mulroney calls for revised relations with China”

US lawmakers seek more action on Hong Kong after arrests

Hong Kong protesters
Protesters chant slogans during a rally against a new national security law in Hong Kong on the anniversary of the city’s handover from Britain. (AFP/Anthony WALLACE)

WASHINGTON, DC: US lawmakers on Wednesday (Jul 1) urged further action against China over its imposition of a security law in Hong Kong, where police broke up defiant protests. Tiếp tục đọc “US lawmakers seek more action on Hong Kong after arrests”

Hong Kong police arrest more than 300 protesting China’s ‘birthday gift’ of security law

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Hong Kong police fire water cannon at crowds protesting new security law
A woman reacts after she was hit with pepper spray deployed by police as they cleared a street with protesters rallying against a new national security law in Hong Kong on Jul 1, 2020. (Photo: AFP/DALE DE LA REY)

BEIJING: Hong Kong police fired water cannon and tear gas and arrested more than 300 people on Wednesday (Jul 1) as protesters took to the streets in defiance of a new security law. Tiếp tục đọc “Hong Kong police arrest more than 300 protesting China’s ‘birthday gift’ of security law”

U.S. Halts High-Tech Exports to Hong Kong Over Security Concerns

The Trump administration’s new restrictions come in response to a new national security law that will extend China’s influence over Hong Kong.

Credit…Lam Yik Fei for The New York Times

By June 29, 2020, 6:25 p.m. ET

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration placed new restrictions on U.S. exports of defense equipment and certain high-technology products to Hong Kong on Monday, in response to a new Chinese law aimed at tightening Beijing’s control over the territory.

Tiếp tục đọc “U.S. Halts High-Tech Exports to Hong Kong Over Security Concerns”

Landslide victory for Hong Kong pro-democracy parties in de facto protest referendum

Hong Kong (CNN)Pro-democracy candidates appear to have made major gains in Hong Kong’s district council elections, as early results trickled in Monday morning, with multiple high-profile pro-government figures losing their seats.

More than 2.9 million people turned out to vote in Sunday’s elections, which have been framed as a de facto referendum on the almost six months of ongoing protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. With more than 95% of constituencies declared, pro-democracy candidates appeared to have won a landslide victory.

Tiếp tục đọc “Landslide victory for Hong Kong pro-democracy parties in de facto protest referendum”

Chine : face aux manifestations à Hongkong, des étudiants vietnamiens évacués

17/11/2019 23:07 Courrier du Vietnam

>>Chine : nouvelles violences à Hong Kong

Le consulat général du Vietnam à Hong Kong (Chine) a envoyé un représentant pour aider les étudiants vietnamiens à l’Université chinoise de Hong Kong à aller à l’aéroport pour rentrer à la maison. L’Université chinoise de Hong Kong, l’une des universités les plus prestigieuses de la région administrative spéciale, est devenue le lieu de rassemblement des manifestants du 12 au 15 novembre. La police de Hong Kong a été forcée d’utiliser des gaz lacrymogènes pour disperser les manifestants retranchés sur le campus. Pour assurer la sécurité des étudiants, les responsables de cette université ont annoncé le 13 novembre la fin du premier semestre de l’année scolaire 2019-2020. Les étudiants ont pris un congé temporaire et retourneront à l’école pour commencer le deuxième à partir du 6 janvier 2020. Le matin du 16 novembre, le représentant du consulat général du Vietnam à Hong Kong s’est rendu à l’Université chinoise de Hong Kong pour ramener les cinq Vietnamiens y étudiant à l’aéroport. Hong Kong arbitre environ 180.000 étudiants étrangers dont 50 vietnamiens.


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Hong Kong’s protests present Beijing with a no-win situation. Will it choose the path where it loses the least?

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  • Being dependent on international goodwill to maintain trade, it’s in Beijing’s interests to handle Hong Kong with patience. But with leaders stoking nationalism, they may be tempted to deal with protesters decisively, to bolster legitimacy at home

Beijing vents fury at Washington over Hong Kong Human Rights Act

Hong Kong (CNN)Chinese officials and state media have reacted with fury to the almost-unanimous passage of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act by the US House of Representatives on Wednesday.

Tiếp tục đọc “Beijing vents fury at Washington over Hong Kong Human Rights Act”

Hong Kong’s Violence Will Get Worse

Police brutality has pushed protesters to extremes.

Police fire tear gas to disperse protesters in Hong Kong

Police fire tear gas to disperse protesters in the Causeway Bay area of Hong Kong on Nov. 11. ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Hong Kong’s protests have seen their first death, and there will be more to come. After months of demonstrations over Beijing’s growing influence tore the city apart, a protester who fell several stories under dubious circumstances died on Friday, while another is fighting for his life after being shot at close range by police on Monday while unarmed. Another man, meanwhile, was set on fire by protesters for shouting pro-Beijing slogans and is in critical condition. Mass tear gassings of Central, Hong Kong’s business district, caused many professionals to stay home, while clashes between police and protesters—previously mostly restricted to weekends—raged through the city on a Monday morning following an attempt to declare a general strike. Tiếp tục đọc “Hong Kong’s Violence Will Get Worse”

Hong Kong: 1.7m people defy police to march in pouring rain

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Demonstrators carry umbrellas as they march along a street in Hong Kong on Sunday in defiance of a police ban. Photograph: Vincent Yu/AP

An estimated 1.7 million people in Hong Kong – a quarter of the population – defied police orders to stage a peaceful march after a rally in a downtown park, after two months of increasingly violent clashes that have prompted severe warnings from Beijing and failed to win concessions from the city’s government.

Huge crowds filled Victoria Park on Sunday afternoon and spilled on to nearby streets, forcing police to block traffic in the area. Torrential rain came down an hour into the rally, turning the park into a sea of umbrellas. At the same time, protesters walked towards Central, the heart of Hong Kong’s business district, and surrounded government headquarters.

Biểu tình ở Hồng Kông tháng 6 năm 2019

  • Giới tài chính Hồng Kông thấp thỏm vì các cuộc biểu tình
  • Hồng Kông khủng hoảng, vì sao?

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Giới tài chính Hồng Kông thấp thỏm vì các cuộc biểu tình

Chánh Tài Thứ Bảy,  15/6/2019, 19:01

(TBKTSG Online) – Căng thẳng giữa người dân với chính quyền đặc khu Hồng Kông tăng cao liên quan đến dự luật dẫn độ gây tranh cãi, khiến giới lãnh đạo và đầu tư trong lĩnh vực tài chính ở đặc khu này lo lắng về tương lai của một thành phố được ví là trung tâm tài chính của châu Á và toàn cầu.

Nhờ nằm ở vị trí cửa ngỏ của Trung Quốc và mô hình “một quốc gia, hai chế độ”, Hồng Kông trở thành một trung tâm tài chính của khu vực và toàn cầu. Ảnh: AFP

Tiếp tục đọc “Biểu tình ở Hồng Kông tháng 6 năm 2019”

Góc khuất ở nơi có 1.000 cô gái lấy chồng ngoại và những phận đời dạt trôi

NN 27/10/2017, 14:16 (GMT+7) Lượng kiều hối của trên dưới 1.000 cô gái lấy chồng ngoại hàng năm gửi về nhiều như nước sông He mùa lụt. Nhưng đằng sau vẻ hào nhoáng lấp lánh như bề ngoài của một tấm huy chương ấy là góc khuất ít người biết đến…

Dạt trôi những phận người

Chưa ở đâu tôi thấy nhiều biệt thự như xã Đại Hợp (huyện Kiến Thụy, Hải Phòng). Những công trình hoành tráng mọc lên san sát như bát úp. Đó là nhà của những người có con gái lấy chồng ngoại. Nhà nào có 1 cô thì to vừa, có 2 cô thì to bự, có 3 hay 4 cô thì như biệt phủ, biệt điện. Bởi thế mà câu hỏi quen thuộc của nhiều bà ở đây là: “Nhà chị có mấy đứa con lấy chồng ngoại?”.

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Những ngôi nhà to đẹp ở Đại Hợp

Tiếp tục đọc “Góc khuất ở nơi có 1.000 cô gái lấy chồng ngoại và những phận đời dạt trôi”