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Kim Jong Un supports China on controversial Hong Kong bill

North Korea has voiced its support for China’s controversial new national security law, which was imposed on Hong Kong this week. The country’s state media released a video on Saturday, saying their government fully backs the new measures. They went on to call the move a “legitimate step” towards safeguarding the region and its citizens. […]

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Tech

India’s TikTok clone app Mitron gets massive response

Indian student from the prestigious IIT-Roorkee developed a short-form video platform to take on China’s TikTok. The application has clocked over five million installs within the first month of launch. Mitron is already in the top 10 spot of the ‘Top free’ apps on Google Play, and has a rating of 4.7 stars on Google’s […]

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After flagging Trump’s tweet, Twitter fact checks Chinese government spokesperson

Twitter flagged a tweet written in March by a Chinese government spokesman that suggested the U.S. military brought the novel coronavirus to China, as the social media platform ramps up fact-checking of posts. Twitter posted a blue exclamation mark under a tweet by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian, with a comment urging readers to […]

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Business

TikTok owner ByteDance to shift power out of China: Report

TikTok’s poaching of Disney’s Kevin Mayer to be its CEO was just the most visible part of a broader strategy by its Chinese owner to shift its centre of power away from China at a time of rising global tensions. The short video app’s parent company ByteDance has quietly made a series of moves in […]

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US, UK and EU express concerns over Hong Kong’s autonomy

The United States, Britain and the European Union have also expressed concern about the security legislation and its implications for China’s freest city. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday Hong Kong no longer qualified for special treatment under U.S. law, potentially dealing a crushing blow to its status as a major financial […]

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Chinese parliament approves Hong Kong national security bill

China’s parliament approved a decision on Thursday to go forward with national security legislation for Hong Kong that democracy activists in the city and Western countries fear could erode its freedoms and jeopardise its role as a global financial hub. China says the legislation will aim to tackle secession, subversion, terrorism and foreign interference in […]

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Hongkongers protests as government mulls to pass Chinese national anthem bill

Hong Kong riot police fired pepper pellets to disperse protesters in the heart of the global financial centre on Wednesday as new national security laws proposed by Beijing revived anti-government demonstrations. Police also surrounded the Legislative Council where a Bill was due to be debated that would criminalise disrespect of the Chinese anthem, amid soaring […]

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Wuhan performs 6.5 million coronavirus tests in 9 days to prevent second wave infections

The central Chinese city of Wuhan conducted more than 6.5 million novel coronavirus tests in just 9 days, according to state media, a drastic move by authorities to prevent a second wave of infections in the original epicenter of the global pandemic. Wuhan’s ambitious citywide nucleic acid testing drive came after six new cases emerged […]

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Hong Kong police fire tear gas as protesters rally against China’s security law plan

Police in Hong Kong have fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters rallying against China’s plans to impose a new security law on the territory. Thousands of demonstrators have been marching through the city centre. Police say 120 have been arrested. Earlier, 200 senior politicians from around the world issued a joint statement criticising […]

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India

Indian Army Chief visits Leh in Ladakh amid rising border tensions with China

Amid rising tensions with China along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, Army Chief General MM Naravane visited Leh on Friday to review the ongoing situation with the field commanders there. The Army chief was briefed by top military field Commanders in Leh, including Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General YK Joshi and 14 Corps […]

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China to pass controversial national security law for Hong Kong

China to pass controversial national security law for Hong Kong, in what could be the biggest blow to the city’s autonomy and civil liberties since its handover to Chinese rule in 1997. The move by China’s rubber stamp parliament, the National People’s Congress (NPC), which is meeting in Beijing this week, is sure to fuel […]

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US Senate passes bill that’ll block Chinese companies from selling shares on American stock exchange

The US Senate has passed a bill that could block some Chinese companies from selling shares on American stock exchanges. It would require overseas firms to follow US standards for audits and other financial regulations. The measure now has to be passed by the House of Representatives before being signed into law by President Trump. […]