Monday, 27 June, 2022
TopicHong Kong protests

Topic: Hong Kong protests

Career policeman, controversial ex-security chief: Meet John Lee, the new leader of Hong Kong

Lee served as Secretary for Security in 2019 when there were violent crackdowns on pro-democracy protests. He was also key in implementing the national security law that criminalises most forms of protest.

Why protests can’t fight state power: Just check out Myanmar, Belarus, Hong Kong, Russia

It certainly seems easier to start revolutions than to influence their course. The 12-year era of street protests resulting in regime changes looks to be over.

Hong Kong’s big investors stay put, but keep flight option open

Rich investors are still assessing how the Chinese government’s tighter grip on Hong Kong will impact asset prices and the long-term business environment.

Hong Kong is arresting citizens under new security law over online comments, activity

Hong Kong Police detained four people ages 16 to 21 over comments posted in July. In a statement issued to the public, it 'reminded' them that the cyberworld is not beyond the law.

The US-China rivalry is broadening from trade to everything

From a possible ban on TikTok app to discussions of undermining the Hong Kong dollar’s peg to the greenback, the US-China tensions is moving into new, unpredictable areas.

Google, Facebook, Twitter stop sharing user data with Hong Kong govt

The companies' response come amid concerns that Hong Kong's new security law could criminalize protests. Police had last week arrested a man for waving an independence flag.

Hong Kong bans protest movement’s rallying cry for ‘revolution’

The Hong Kong government had earlier said banners and chants calling for 'Hong Kong independence' were now illegal, without specifying that this also applied to the 'Liberate Hong Kong!' slogan.

What Hong Kong’s new security law means for business

Continued uncertainty over the law’s implementation, response by protesters and retaliation from US may restrain Hong Kong’s economic recovery from Covid.

Sad day for Hong Kong, says Mike Pompeo, warning China of new countermeasures

Xi Jinping Tuesday signed controversial security law that gives China new powers over Hong Kong that are tailor-made to curb dissent, protests and criminalise sedition.

China approves Hong Kong security law, risking US anger

The measure to punish acts of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces comes on the eve of the anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to Chinese rule.

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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