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”

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”

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”

HONG KONG 20 NĂM TRỞ VỀ ĐẠI LỤC: Không còn là một thử nghiệm chính trị

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  • 13.07.2017, 15:28

TTCT– Sau 20 năm, mô hình “một quốc gia, hai chế độ” do Đặng Tiểu Bình đề xuất không chỉ là một thử nghiệm chính trị nữa, mà đã là đời sống hằng ngày ở vùng lãnh thổ này. 

Không còn là một thử nghiệm chính trị
Mối quan hệ giữa Hong Kong và đại lục sau 20 năm vẫn chưa thật sự rõ ràng– scmp.com

Tuy nhiên, liệu mô hình quản trị nhà nước có một không hai đó có thành công hay không vẫn còn là một câu hỏi lớn.

Mô hình này được xác lập vào năm 1984 và triển khai ở Hong Kong vào năm chuyển giao 1997, được ca ngợi là bộ khung thực tế nhất để thống nhất hai vùng đất chia cách nhau 150 năm về ý thức hệ và khác biệt thể chế. Mô hình đó đã giúp thành phố ổn định trong thời kỳ chuyển giao từ Anh sang cho Trung Quốc. Tiếp tục đọc “HONG KONG 20 NĂM TRỞ VỀ ĐẠI LỤC: Không còn là một thử nghiệm chính trị”

Thousands march in Hong Kong to show dissent for Chinese rule

Rally by pro-democracy groups on 20th anniversary of city’s handover to Chinese rule follows Xi Jinping’s visit and labelling of any challenge to it as ‘a red line’

Pro-democracy protester Leung Kwok-hung joins a march in Hong Kong on Saturday. He was later taken away by police.
Pro-democracy protester Leung Kwok-hung joins a march in Hong Kong on Saturday. He was later taken away by police. Photograph: Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters have marched across Hong Kong to mark the 20th anniversary of its return to Chinese control with a high-profile show of dissent.

China’s president Xi Jinping, who had been in the former British colony on a three-day tour, flew out of Hong Kong just hours before the annual protest kicked off in Victoria Park on Saturday afternoon. Tiếp tục đọc “Thousands march in Hong Kong to show dissent for Chinese rule”

Britain concerned over challenges to Hong Kong’s ‘one country, two systems’ deal

Bi-annual report on former colony saying confidence in its systems is under threat comes after repeated interventions from Beijing

Pro-democracy supporters
Beijing has told Britain that Hong Kong is an internal matter that no country has a right to interfere in. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images

Developments in Hong Kong have affected confidence in the city’s autonomy, though its rule of law remained robust “despite challenges”, the British government has said.

Britain handed the former colony back to China in 1997 with guarantees it would retain extensive autonomy, an independent legal system and broad personal and commercial freedoms under a deal known as “one country, two systems”.

The international financial hub has seen tumultuous times over the past couple of years, with pro-democracy protests quelled in what many residents see as creeping interference by Beijing and the rise of a small but vocal movement pushing for independence.

Britain monitors developments in Hong Kong, as the agreement it struck with China for the territory’s return stipulated the continuation of its capitalist way of life for 50 years. Tiếp tục đọc “Britain concerned over challenges to Hong Kong’s ‘one country, two systems’ deal”