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China announces sanctions against 11 US politicians for interfering in ‘Hong Kong affairs’
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China announces sanctions against 11 US politicians for interfering in ‘Hong Kong affairs’

The number of Americans named by Beijing exactly equals the number of Hong Kong and Chinese officials placed on a sanctions list by the US last week

Hong Kong's pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai arrested under new national security law
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Hong Kong's pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai arrested under new national security law

Lai owns the Apple Daily newspaper and Next Magazine, two outlets unapologetically pro-democracy and critical of Beijing

France stops ratification of extradition agreement with Hong Kong, says treaty to remain 'as it stands'
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France stops ratification of extradition agreement with Hong Kong, says treaty to remain 'as it stands'

Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the US suspended similar treaties with Hong Kong last month after China imposed a new national security law on the city

US imposes sanctions on China’s major paramilitary organisation over rights abuses in Xinjiang
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US imposes sanctions on China’s major paramilitary organisation over rights abuses in Xinjiang

The sanctions freeze any assets the targets may have in US jurisdictions and bar Americans from doing business with them

Hong Kong police arrests four under new national security law for online posts 'inciting secession'
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Hong Kong police arrests four under new national security law for online posts 'inciting secession'

The month-old law has curbed pro-democracy protests as activists along with academics and others wonder if their activities could be targeted

Vatican said to be hacked from China just weeks before embarking on talks with Beijing
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Vatican said to be hacked from China just weeks before embarking on talks with Beijing

The revelations are certain to anger the Vatican as its relationship with the Chinese government has been enormously delicate, especially over China’s crackdown on Hong Kong

New Zealand suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong after China passes new security law
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New Zealand suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong after China passes new security law

Foreign Minister Winston Peters said New Zealand can no longer trust that Hong Kong’s criminal justice system is sufficiently independent from China

After US orders China's Houston consulate closed, Beijing accuses law enforcement of 'improperly entering' premises
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After US orders China's Houston consulate closed, Beijing accuses law enforcement of 'improperly entering' premises

The Trump administration ordered the Houston consulate closed this week, saying Chinese agents tried to steal medical and other research in Texas

Coronavirus Outbreak: Hong Kong International Film Festival cancelled in light of surge in cases
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Hong Kong International Film Festival cancelled in light of surge in cases

The Hong Kong International Film Festival was supposed to take place in the second half of August.

British government to open special citizenship path to Hong Kong residents from January
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British government to open special citizenship path to Hong Kong residents from January

Those who come to the UK through the new pathway will be able to apply to settle in Britain permanently once they have lived in the UK for five years.

UK suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong; Beijing warns London to avoid 'wrong path'
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UK suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong; Beijing warns London to avoid 'wrong path'

Britain is one of a growing number of countries to have denounced the security law in Hong Kong, which was introduced after months of pro-democracy demonstrations

UK indefinitely suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong over China's controversial national security law
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UK indefinitely suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong over China's controversial national security law

UK will also extend its arms embargo to Hong Kong, stopping the export of equipments such as firearms, smoke grenades and shackles to the region.

Global COVID-19 toll crosses 6.02 lakh, cases climb to 1.42 crore; US continues to be worst-hit country
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Global COVID-19 toll crosses 6.02 lakh, cases climb to 1.42 crore; US continues to be worst-hit country

The US alone accounts for over 37 lakh COVID-19 cases, while Brazil has reported 20 lakh and India, 10 lakh.

China vows to retaliate after Donald Trump strips Hong Kong of its preferential trade status
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China vows to retaliate after Donald Trump strips Hong Kong of its preferential trade status

When the US imposed sanctions on four Chinese officials over China’s crackdown on Uighurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang, Beijing reciprocated by announcing travel bans and sanctions on prominent Republican members of Congress

Donald Trump ends Hong Kong's preferential status citing Beijing's 'oppressive' actions against city
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Donald Trump ends Hong Kong's preferential status citing Beijing's 'oppressive' actions against city

Acting on a Tuesday deadline, Trump also signed a bill approved by the US Congress to penalize banks doing business with Chinese officials who implement the new security law.

Caught in an 'ideological spiral', US and China drift gradually towards a 21st Century Cold War
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Caught in an 'ideological spiral', US and China drift gradually towards a 21st Century Cold War

Lines are being drawn and US-China relations are in free fall, laying the foundation for a confrontation that will have many of the characteristics of the Cold War — and the dangers

Hong Kong voters defy Beijing, throw support behind protest leaders in unofficial primary vote
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Hong Kong voters defy Beijing, throw support behind protest leaders in unofficial primary vote

Just half of the 70 seats in the Hong Kong legislature represent geographical districts that are directly elected by voters. The other half are so-called functional constituencies, most chosen by corporate voting and more likely to go to establishment candidates

Australia suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong, extends visas; China threatens retaliation
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Australia suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong, extends visas; China threatens retaliation

Prime Minister Scott Morrison also made a pitch for international businesses with regional headquarters in Hong Kong to relocate to Australia

US considering additional actions against China on Hong Kong's new security law, COVID-19, says White House
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US considering additional actions against China on Hong Kong's new security law, COVID-19, says White House

US and China have sparred recently over China's imposition of new national security law in Hong Kong, treatment of Uighurs, and Beijing's handling of coronavirus

After National Security Law, China's leash on Hong Kong tightens as it chokes broadcaster RTHK
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After National Security Law, China's leash on Hong Kong tightens as it chokes broadcaster RTHK

RTHK has also found itself caught in geopolitical wrangling between China and Taiwan, the self-governing island that Beijing claims as part of its territory