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China's actions in Hong Kong, on LAC with India are part of Communist Party's behaviour, says Mike Pompeo
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China's actions in Hong Kong, on LAC with India are part of Communist Party's behaviour, says Mike Pompeo

The US secretary of state said these are the sort of actions that the authoritarian regimes take, and they have a real impact not only on people in Hong Kong, but a real impact on people all around the world

In Hong Kong, arrests and fear mark first day of enforcement of China's new national security law
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In Hong Kong, arrests and fear mark first day of enforcement of China's new national security law

A former British colony, Hong Kong was promised a high degree of autonomy when it returned to Chinese control in 1997. The reality, however, is somewhat different

'It's a sad day': US slams China over new Hong Kong security law, Mike Pompeo warns Beijing of new countermeasures
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'It's a sad day': US slams China over new Hong Kong security law, Mike Pompeo warns Beijing of new countermeasures

In a strongly-worded statement on Tuesday night, Pompeo said, 'The Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) decision to impose draconian national security legislation on Hong Kong destroys the territory's autonomy and one of China's greatest achievements.'

Rise of a paranoid superpower: Xi Jinping’s China is making costly strategic blunders in pursuit of greatness
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Rise of a paranoid superpower: Xi Jinping’s China is making costly strategic blunders in pursuit of greatness

China has alienated regional players and given rise to a renewed push for Asian multilateralism underwritten by the US.

China passes stringent National Security Law; Beijing now armed with sweeping powers over Hong Kong
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China passes stringent National Security Law; Beijing now armed with sweeping powers over Hong Kong

China has also drawn criticism from other governments, including the G-7 countries. Foreign ministers from the bloc said this month that the law was a threat to Hong Kong’s autonomy and called on China to abandon it

Support for Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests dips, but 49% strongly oppose China's national security law, finds survey
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Support for Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests dips, but 49% strongly oppose China's national security law, finds survey

Events on the ground also point to a loss in momentum, with most demonstrations in recent weeks attended only by hundreds and ending quickly

Key takeaways from China's new security law that will tighten Beijing's grip on Hong Kong, subdue political strife
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Key takeaways from China's new security law that will tighten Beijing's grip on Hong Kong, subdue political strife

China released a sweeping blueprint on Saturday to tighten its control over Hong Kong, revealing plans to establish a security agency in the territory to help Beijing extinguish challenges to its power after months of unrest

Ladakh councillor held for 'highly objectionable' audio clip mocking Narendra Modi, Indian Army over Galwan Valley stand-off
India

Ladakh councillor held for 'highly objectionable' audio clip mocking Narendra Modi, Indian Army over Galwan Valley stand-off

A councillor of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC)-Kargil was arrested early on Saturday after his 'highly objectionable' audio clip mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Army in the wake of the recent face-off between India and China went viral on social media, officials said.

Galwan Valley face-off: India’s border state infrastructure push has irked China
India

Galwan Valley face-off: India’s border state infrastructure push has irked China

The proximate cause of China's belligerence is the completion of the Darbuk-Shyok-Daulat Beg Oldi (DSDBO) Road, completed by the Border Roads Organization (BRO) in April 2019 after nineteen years of work.

Galwan Valley face-off: MEA cites 1996, 2005 pacts to explain refrain from use of firearm; here's what the agreements actually say
India

Galwan Valley face-off: MEA cites 1996, 2005 pacts to explain refrain from use of firearm; here's what the agreements actually say

The first agreement between India and China was signed in 1993 and related to border disputes and maintenance of peace until final resolution. But what does the treaty actually say on peace and wartime SOPs.

The biggest obstacle to America's China policy is Donald Trump, claims John Bolton in scathing new memoir
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The biggest obstacle to America's China policy is Donald Trump, claims John Bolton in scathing new memoir

As national security officials and some trade advisors in the Donald Trump administration tried crafting get-tough-on-China policies to address what they viewed as America’s greatest foreign policy challenge, they ran into opposition from an unexpected quarter

Galwan Valley clash: From Taiwan and WHO to border infrastructure in Ladakh, theories abound on what triggered China to escalate border row
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Galwan Valley clash: From Taiwan and WHO to border infrastructure in Ladakh, theories abound on what triggered China to escalate border row

No one should assume that official India knows very much more than is evident, particularly not whether Beijing is willing to risk war over the issue.

'You can bark, but you can't bite': A look at why China may well call the world's bluff on Hong Kong
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'You can bark, but you can't bite': A look at why China may well call the world's bluff on Hong Kong

China long depended on Hong Kong to be everything it was not. The city’s freewheeling capitalism and personal freedoms, both absent from the mainland, made it one of the world’s premier financial hubs. Together, they flourished for decades.

China readies National Security Law to strip Hong Kong of its autonomy, allow Beijing's intelligence agencies to formally enter island city
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China readies National Security Law to strip Hong Kong of its autonomy, allow Beijing's intelligence agencies to formally enter island city

While the Chinese government broadly abided by Sino-British Joint Declaration for the first decade or so after the handover, it has, in recent years, tried to tighten its grip over the island city.

China hardens resolve to defy US, even as it speaks of cooperation; Li Keqiang calls for close trade relations
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China hardens resolve to defy US, even as it speaks of cooperation; Li Keqiang calls for close trade relations

Ignoring threats from Washington, China stripped another layer of autonomy from Hong Kong on Thursday, ploughing ahead with a plan that would ban any form of dissent deemed subversive in the territory reclaimed from Britain more than two decades ago

Hong Kong no longer autonomous from China, unworthy of special US status, says Mike Pompeo
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Hong Kong no longer autonomous from China, unworthy of special US status, says Mike Pompeo

China had undermined Hong Kong’s autonomy so fundamentally, Mike Pompeo said, that he could not support its recertification for its special pre-1997 trading status.

Hong Kong Police fires tear gas as protesters resist China's grip, launch first major demonstration after COVID-19 outbreak
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Hong Kong Police fires tear gas as protesters resist China's grip, launch first major demonstration after COVID-19 outbreak

Thousands of protesters swarmed some of Hong Kong’s busiest neighbourhoods on Sunday, singing, chanting and erecting roadblocks of torn-up bricks and debris as police repeatedly fired tear gas, pepper spray and a water cannon during the city’s largest street mobilisation in month

China moves to tighten its grip on Hong Kong with stringent anti-dissent laws; Opposition leaders lament 'end' of city-State
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China moves to tighten its grip on Hong Kong with stringent anti-dissent laws; Opposition leaders lament 'end' of city-State

China signalled on Thursday it would move forward with laws that would take aim at anti-government protests and other dissent in Hong Kong

Britain's COVID-19 toll crosses 30,000 mark as authorities begin trial of contact tracing app to contain spread of coronavirus
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Britain's COVID-19 toll crosses 30,000 mark as authorities begin trial of contact tracing app to contain spread of coronavirus

Britain on Tuesday became the first country in Europe to confirm more than 30,000 coronavirus deaths, and infections rose sharply again in Russia, even as other nations made great strides in containing the scourge

Coronavirus Outbreak: Hong Kong movie theatres, beauty parlours to reopen after no new reported cases of local transmission
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Hong Kong movie theatres, beauty parlours to reopen after no new reported cases of local transmission

Cinema halls in Hong Kong will again be thrown open to the public as part of a phased relaxation process in the city. The government has decided to ease restrictions put in place due to coronavirus. However, they will have to cater to reduced crowds.