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"hong kong government" Discussed on AP News

AP News

14:53 min | Last month

"hong kong government" Discussed on AP News

"Hong Kong has denounced the US decision to suspend extradition in tax exemption treaties with the semi autonomous Chinese city the U. S. is the latest country to suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong off to Canada Australia and Britain also suspended such agreements the U. S. also suspended an agreement with Hong Kong on reciprocal tax exemptions on income derived from the international operation of ships president trump picks playing the decision we really gave them tremendous incentive and subsidy in order that they be successful for freedom but now that the freedom obviously seems to have been taken away we will keep all of the incentives that we were given them which is billions and billions of dollars the Hong Kong government released a statement saying it to pull the U. S. action which it described as a need to create troubles in the China US relationship using Hong Kong as the point in geopolitics I'm Karen Thomas

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Hong Kong government slams U.S. decision to suspend treaties

AP News Radio

00:53 sec | Last month

Hong Kong government slams U.S. decision to suspend treaties

"Hong Kong has denounced the US decision to suspend extradition in tax exemption treaties with the semi autonomous Chinese city the U. S. is the latest country to suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong off to Canada Australia and Britain also suspended such agreements the U. S. also suspended an agreement with Hong Kong on reciprocal tax exemptions on income derived from the international operation of ships president trump picks playing the decision we really gave them tremendous incentive and subsidy in order that they be successful for freedom but now that the freedom obviously seems to have been taken away we will keep all of the incentives that we were given them which is billions and billions of dollars the Hong Kong government released a statement saying it to pull the U. S. action which it described as a need to create troubles in the China US relationship using Hong Kong as the point in geopolitics I'm Karen Thomas

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Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under security law

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | Last month

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under security law

"Hong Kong police have arrested media tycoon Jimmy Lai and raided the publisher's head quarters in the highest profile use yet of a new national security law Beijing imposed on the city in June life was taken out of his mansion in Kowloon by police and later brought to his media company next digital led police raid was ongoing according to a live stream video by stock live remained in the office he's read the two hours before police took him away the seventy one year old is not spoken pro democracy figure in Hong Kong who regularly criticizes China's authoritarian rule and Hong Kong's government the move comes days off to the American government announced sanctions on Hong Kong and mainland Chinese officials I'm Charles the last month

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Hong Kong fires back at "shameless" U.S. sanctions

This American Life

00:44 sec | Last month

Hong Kong fires back at "shameless" U.S. sanctions

"Hong Kong's government is calling US sanctions on 11 senior officials shameless and despicable. The BBC's Michael Bristowe reports. The sanctions signal further deterioration in the relations between the US and China. The U. S said it was imposing the sanctions in response to China's attempts to undermine the autonomy of Hong Kong. The sanctions will freeze the U. S assets of those targeted, including the totals leader, Carrie Lam in Beijing senior official Dalio training Mr Leo equipped that he didn't have any assets of world offered to send president from $100 to impound. Mr Trump has taken a more confrontational attitude towards China ahead of the U. S presidential election, the BBC's Michael

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Hong Kong postpones elections for a year 'over virus concerns'

Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News

00:15 sec | 2 months ago

Hong Kong postpones elections for a year 'over virus concerns'

"Getting word this morning that a major election is being postponed because the Corona virus the Hong Kong government is postponing September's parliamentary elections by one year because they're currently experiencing a spike in Corona virus infections

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Google joins a group of major tech companies in pushing back against Hong Kong’s new security law

Monocle 24: The Briefing

07:08 min | 2 months ago

Google joins a group of major tech companies in pushing back against Hong Kong’s new security law

"Welcome to today's edition of the briefing with me, Andrew Malone when China imposed a new, security law on Hong Kong it doubtless understood that they would be widespread anger, and perhaps even actual consequences and calculated that the cost to his one it could meet. The bill has now begun to arrive. Several giants have announced that they will pause cooperation with any requests for user data from Hong, Kong police including such behemoths as telegram, Google twitter, facebook and WHATSAPP in a perhaps more dramatic development, voguish video up. TIKTOK has indicated that it will stop operations in Hong Kong, entirely one join with more from Hong Kong by Monaco's Hong. Kong Bureau chief chambers. Joins first of all I was intrigued by this announcement that they would pose cooperation with Hong. Kong's police. Do we know what kind of cooperation was underway before? We don't know exactly and it was quite funny that one of the APPS you didn't mention signal said they would stop cooperating. If only they they'd started cooperating in the first place, and they said they don't hold any data, so they wouldn't have any to handover. So We're not quite sure what kind of data the Hong Kong. Police Force has been requesting from these companies in the past. And what they've said is that they're going to pause any cooperation. In to assess what I guess, what this security bill means, and what what it means if they do handover this kind of data to the police I mean. Loads of people use WHATSAPP and that's. That's got end to end encryption so It's not clear what kind of information you know. Facebook, the owner of what's up. What's sense of what the tech giant's trying to figure out here? Are they acting out of genuine concern at what China is doing, or is this an attempt I guess especially in talks case to be perceived as being on the right side. I think that you could say that that being on the fence right now because they're in the same position as most of us in Hong Kong. We don't really still know what this law. Requires them what it involves. It's a very. Very thin piece of legislation for something as dramatic as a as a national security law in we're talking thirty odd pages and sixty six articles. And in those articles require the the Hong Kong government set up certain bodies, and then those bodies and need to pass certain implementation rules to bring this into being now. Those are starting to come out, so we're starting to see what this might mean. And so one of those rules came out yesterday, which says know police can. Search a premises without a warrant. If it's to do with his National Security Law which has got obviously alarming for a lot of people. So. Companies like facebook and Google that they just waiting to see. What this actually means. And so they don't want to be seen to be handing over. Information right now to the government. If that's going to lead to prosecutions, and as you said, that would definitely leave, leave them on the wrong side of of public opinion at at least outside of China all the tech giant's also concerned with trying to balance that against the prospect of upsetting Beijing. Well know they're all banned in China. The the one tech giant that. Is Absent from that list is apple, and that's the one tech giant that is allowed to operate inside of mainland China. So. This is not a matter of them, not wanting to upset Beijing I think this is more a matter than not wanting to upset bag global audience. Because obviously this. This whole thing has been huge news around the world. And these tech giants have nothing to lose in terms of upsetting. Beijing so I definitely seem see, this is holding onto all pleasing that their audience around the world, and at the end of the day Hong. Kong is a city of seven and a half million people whereas you know, these companies have hundreds of millions of users around the world so. As as we kind of seeing Hong, Kong might just just find bearing the brunt of a lot of these things. You said earlier that you and everybody else in Hong. Kong was still trying to figure out precisely what this new security law is going to mean. Have you noticed that having any direct effect on day to day life already whether that's been in actual implementation or manifestations of at all in reaction to it in terms of protest demonstration etc.. There's been zero protests. I mean this. This seems to be one of those piece of legislation that has. Is having more of an impact. On People's. Minds and their conversations rather than any big physical changes, there'd be no protests, but for the majority of this year because of covid nineteen and they're still not allowed to go ahead. Because of the covid nineteen restrictions, so we'll, we'll have to wait and see if if when those get raised and police, perhaps do grant authority for. Illegal. Protest Rally with huge numbers of people will turn out, but as of today, and since the law came into effect this time almost on last week. It's been very normal on the streets in Hong Kong. Everyone's been going about their business. But there I mean been just news coming out every day. That's just causing more and more alarm like the the the libraries taking books off the shelves to to see whether they fall foul of this security bill and this latest news today that that Tiktok the is is pulling out of Hong, Kong, and pulling its APP off of the APP store. Even, though that's I, that's a bit of a red herring because it is after Chinese. Company and I imagine this is more a corporate strategy than than anything else it does. Continue to to raise alarm bells here, but when you when you go out on the streets. It's it's very. It's like Hong Kong in two thousand eighteen. You know before before all the protests last year, so it appears very normal, but I think the damage being done here is very much in people's minds James Chime busy now Hong Kong Bureau. Thanks for joining us. You're listening to the briefing on monocle twenty. Four.

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U.S. is 'looking at' banning TikTok and Chinese social media apps, Pompeo says

Todd and Don

01:53 min | 2 months ago

U.S. is 'looking at' banning TikTok and Chinese social media apps, Pompeo says

"Tic tacs, and late last night that it plans to exit Hong Kong. Within days as several tech giants have announced that there are pausing the review of the Hong Kong government request for user data in reaction to the national security law that China imposed on the region. And his current political expression in its future of the United States may also be in question that, according to the Trump administration, this is from Reuters. In the light of the recent events, we've decided to stop operations of the TIC tac app in Hong Kong. That's what a Chinese spokesperson or that's what Tic Tac has said. Meanwhile, there's a lot of conversation here in America about TIC tac, possibly being banned. Well, then people have been talking about it for months being you know what China based organization you know, China owns just about everything. They have access to everything and this tick top app. Is collecting a lot of data on people. A lot of companies routinely receive requests for user data from governments throughout the world, including Hong Kong is part of the criminal investigations. Facebook Twitter Google are among the companies that have said They would suspend operations in that region to look more closely at the law. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is speaking out against TIC Tac, and it's something that more and more politicians are talking about, possibly banning. Here in the United States. You're still on it. I am. Here's what Tic Tac. Here's what Pompeo says. We're certainly looking at it, Pompeo said in response to an interview. Question. We've worked on the issue for a long time, he added, citing the administration's prohibition against embattled China Telcom. Hallway. Now the apples recent become a vehicle for political activism, of course, after President Trump's official Twitter account invited supporters to request tickets, you know that Oklahoma campaign in Tulsa lot of tech talkers were requesting tickets and with no intentions of showing

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TikTok leaves Hong Kong after China security law enactment

BBC World Service

01:13 min | 2 months ago

TikTok leaves Hong Kong after China security law enactment

"Joined a growing list of social media platforms to respond to sweeping new powers imposed by China. In Hong Kong, the Chinese firm that runs the popular video sharing APP said it would exit the territory within days. Facebook, Google and Twitter have already announced they've suspended requests for user information from Hong Kong's government. On Monday, the authorities said Internet companies that refused to take down information that contravenes new national security legislation in Hong Kong could be find their employees could also be imprisoned. Hong Kong's chief executive, Carrie Lam, says her administration will vigorously implement the new security law, Islam said this was a red line that couldn't be crossed, Stephen McDonald reports. Carrie Lam said today that her city's new state security law will only affect a handful of radicals. However, critics say Hong Kong's leader is airbrushing what's become the criminalization of certain dissenting views? Libraries and bookshops have started removing titles advocating independence or even a high degree of autonomy for Hong Kong social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp. Announced that they've stopped supplying Hong Kong police and state security with user data.

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Google, Facebook and Twitter Suspend Review of Hong Kong Requests for User Data

Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia

00:12 sec | 2 months ago

Google, Facebook and Twitter Suspend Review of Hong Kong Requests for User Data

"Facebook and Twitter won't process user data requests from the Hong Kong government. The new Hong Kong security law has raised questions about free speech in the region. Facebook says it will review the human rights impact and

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Google, Facebook and Twitter Suspend Review of Hong Kong Requests for User Data

Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia

00:08 sec | 2 months ago

Google, Facebook and Twitter Suspend Review of Hong Kong Requests for User Data

"Or Google, Facebook and Twitter. White process user data requests from the Hong Kong government. The new Hong Kong security law has raised questions about free speech in the

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Hong Kong security law: What is it and is it worrying?

Weekend Edition Sunday

04:15 min | 2 months ago

Hong Kong security law: What is it and is it worrying?

"24 hours after Beijing had passed its controversial security legislation. Authorities the Hong Kong had already charged 10 people with violating the sweeping new law. A new measure put severe restrictions on free expression. Beijing says the law is crucial to safeguarding Hong Kong's economic development and political stability and allows China to investigate and punish those accused of dissent. Penalties include life sentences. Los effect was immediate Twitter accounts were deleted. Pro democracy activists resigned their posts and several left the country. Li Chun Cheon is a former legislator and prominent opposition leader. He joins me now from Hong Kong, Mr Lee, Thanks for speaking with us. Hello. So, as I mentioned, several activists have disappeared from social media have ceased their pro democracy activities, and they certainly aren't talking to the press with Beijing threatening life sentences. For those that so called collude with foreign powers. I feel like I should begin this interview asking why you're taking the time to speak with us. I think it's very important to tell you well, what is happening to Hong Kong and the wording off the law is so vague that don't really know what it means. One employs collusion with a foreign power. And causing hatred to the central government. I'm not going to preach hate. I'm going to preach love only for the people of Hong Kong. How have you seen this law go into effect in terms of the way authorities are cracking down or in terms of the way that people just conduct themselves differently. They are trying to cleanse all free speech, putting fear among the people and and after you put fear, then the people began to start self censorship. So there's lots of people who tried to Cleanse or their faithful off any mentioning off the stroking that we have. During the past protest movement were now not under the Hong Kong government will have directly confronting The Chinese Communist Party because one off the provisional law is that the police has sweeping power. That is not what they used to have a new power to be operation like the secret Police. Britain has offered some Hong Kong residents safe haven. Many people have gone to Taiwan. You recently urged Congress here in the U. S to Ah pass. A bill making it easier for people in Hong Kong to seek asylum in the United States. How many people do you think we'll be looking for avenues like that over the next few months? And is that something you're thinking about? No, of course I would continue to stay in Hong Kong and continue speaking out for two people. But with the refugee proposal from any country, off course is useful that you know, people who worry about the future can go toe off other country to seek a safe harbour. But I have to remind the woe that actually They're already 9000 people arrested and 1600 already prosecuted and this is very difficult for those who are prosecuted to find a safe harbor. I think the important thing is for people to stay on in Hong Kong to continue demon and one country, two systems that are promised. We are only 23 year we still should have 27 years off, no change and also democracy. So you think there's still some hope then that the protests Khun B successful and that they can push back this this tide that has really picked up steam in recent months from China, seizing more control of Hong Kong, cracking down on on expression in Hong Kong. Of course, the situation is very difficult, you know, But when you look at is the European experience they have suffered for many years. But finally there's the Berlin Wall fell down. And so the hope is that also people in China one also democracy and freedom and joy hand together to seek for that, But off course, this regime ists now. Very powerful in terms of surveillance in terms ofthe, you know, suppression, and they're using law against people, but with the world's standing to get a Hong Kong I think we will continue our fight. We do not know when we can be. Ah, Victoria's but still I think the spirit had to be there. And we want Hong Kong to make it through the difficult time in the in the future.

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China Passes Hong Kong National Security Law to Crush Threats

WSJ What's News

05:44 min | 3 months ago

China Passes Hong Kong National Security Law to Crush Threats

"Hong Kong is a global banking center home to several multinational companies. It seen by the business community as a gateway to China was so much at stake. We're taking a closer look at the impact of China's new security on the region Wall Street. Journal markets. Columnist Mike. Byrd is based in Hong Kong. He joins US NOW MIKE WELCOME! Thanks very much for having me. Mike you're on the ground in Hong. Kong you are very much in touch with the business community. Put this in perspective for us. Just how big of a deal is this? The first thing to say is that we don't have a lot of detail on what is going in this low. We know that it will have rules on secessionist Atta. Choose to subversion of the Chinese state and to some vague implications. Abou- coming under foreign influence, but we don't know the straight detail of it. The actual text of the law has yet to be published, so it's difficult for businesses to make a firm idea of of what this is going to mean for them for the moment. Moment is a lot of confusion, and it's also extremely sensitive topic, because not knowing what's in that bill means that you don't know what will be illegal to save from tomorrow. What you may encounter legal difficulties from saying a lot of international businesses staying relatively quiet about that even now organizations like the American Chamber of Commerce relatively quiet organizations that have to be fat up until now been fairly critical of the idea of the national security, though a now being very cautious about what they say. Mike as you know as we've reported a top executive from banking, giant HSBC signed a petition supporting the legislation, saying it supports any law to stabilize social order in Hong, Kong and economic prosperity and development to have that backing from HSBC. How significant is that? I think hate be. Situation has turned out to be as a bit of a microcosm for war. The problem is for businesses more broadly in Hong Kong, which is a SPEC- signed up to the idea. The national security though they had an executive sign up to that was referred to in Chinese media in state media as sort of too little too late that that support was slow that it wasn't absolute that it wasn't clear from the beginning now. Hong Kong HSBC was obviously criticize full completely the opposite for signing the bill astle is very difficult to find this sort of middle ground position that businesses like hate pc, especially those with sort of one foot in the West and one foot in China. They've done really well in the past couple of decades in Montaigne and jewel role. It's now increasingly difficult to. To do the HAGIA species come under fire from both sides for doing it. It's likely to continue doing so, and that's going to be the case for other large Hong Kong. Business as you go companies like Johnny Matheson, which are really West and run by of had a big influence in Asia for longtime. They're gonNA find it increasingly difficult to straddle both sides. I WANNA. Point out at the time HSBC said it supported laws that will enable Hongkong to rebuild its economy and maintain the principle of one country, two systems, any indication from any companies, especially those that are based in the West that they will curb their presence or scale back their presence or future business deals in Hong Kong. You've seen some smaller organizations to that. In the couple of research firms here, but people mostly stray away from saying for a couple of reasons, one thing is if you have to do business in mainland China saying that you leaving Hong. Kong because of a load of the government of mainland China wants to pass is a bad look. It's not GonNa win you any friends in the mainland. The second reason is purely cost related. It's expensive to move people and if If it becomes the case that it won't disrupt Your Business Operations you've moved people. You probably lost employees in the process. You probably lost deals in the process for no reason. as a reporter is sold. Is Covering London during twenty sixteen businesses talked a lot about leaving because of brexit talks about the risks. Relatively few of them did precisely because it's so expensive to do so disruptive if there are any circumstances in which you can stay, you probably will. And Mike as a journalist who lives in Hong Kong who is very familiar with the business community. What are the lingering questions you have? What are the unknowns that need to be answered to get scope about the significance and impact of this decision. I think the honest answer is that we won't know enough about the little to know how Lafayette businesses until it begins being enforced you have lose like this in mainland China and it's the selectiveness of their enforcement. That really matters whether it's used as the Hong Kong. Government is broadly suggesting the Hong Kong. Government. He's very keen to stress that this won't affect most people that it shouldn't affect national businesses. Many businesses may not in a cynical way mind this of law, if it really just applies to political dissidents, if it's just used to crackdown police political dissidents, and that will be the same as many businesses finding mainland China, many businesses find. Find even in places like Singapore they can live without sort of thing, but the strict text of the bill may prove to provide situations for the Hong Kong government to pursue international businesses if they wanted to. So I think we'll have to see where we are in a few months time once the lawyers and who's being caught up in it. Who's being warned about legally? WHO's actually going to call? He's being prosecuted for until that happens is going to be really difficult to say the soda scope of the Law until it actually begins to fullest. Mike Byrd joining us from Hong Kong great to have you on the podcast. Thanks very much.

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'Inaccurate and Biased': Hong Kong Government Rejects UK Criticism of New Security Law

BBC World Service

00:52 sec | 3 months ago

'Inaccurate and Biased': Hong Kong Government Rejects UK Criticism of New Security Law

"The governments in Hong Kong says Britain's latest six month reports on the former colonies political situation is inaccurate and biased in the reports the British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the implementation of a new national security legislation by China was deeply concerning from Hong Kong his most in yep the Hong Kong government's expresses deep regret asked to describe Dominic Roberts reports as inaccurate and biased just like any other statement from Beijing is size other countries have no rights to intervene in Hong Kong's in turn off fast it also insists Beijing's national security law for Hong Kong we only talk that's an extremely small minority of criminals the report comes as Nexans call for gatherings across the city to mark the first anniversary of a major clash with the police in last year's

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Cathay Pacific to Get Bailout Led by Hong Kong Government

BTV Simulcast

00:57 sec | 3 months ago

Cathay Pacific to Get Bailout Led by Hong Kong Government

"Of the Hong Kong government's gonna bail out Cathay Pacific with thirty billion Hong Kong dollar loan and a steak that's according to the the South China morning post and they're also going to undergo a forty billion Hong Kong dollar capital restructuring it comes off the back of a lot of speculation as to what is going to be the next step man yeah I think if you look at that story yes if anything well who owns cafe you've got Chinese because one you've got contact the discussion was that they go for rights issue Singapore Airlines went for rights issue at six point six billion U. S. dollars but that the issue is this around what eighty five billion dollars has been pumped into our lines in the form of bay lights delta says it's gonna be three years before demand returns and all the one buffet bailed on delta I ten name but if you are online so this sat this is an ongoing story British Airways trying to challenge the issues against at the pilots at the moment amber it's here in the region also in our

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Pompeo says Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China, jeopardizing billions of dollars in trade

Noon Business Hour

02:34 min | 4 months ago

Pompeo says Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China, jeopardizing billions of dollars in trade

"Andrew Andrew bush bush is is joining joining us us former former chief chief market market intelligence intelligence officer officer at at the the commodity commodity futures futures trading trading commission commission he's he's an an economist you can find them online at Andrew bush dot com Andy let's begin with the secretary of state is that he's basically talking about Hong Kong and how it's it's not necessarily separate from China not autonomous right in this is really key because under the U. S. Hong Kong policy act of nineteen ninety two we treat them as fully autonomous for trade in economic matters even after China took control well now it the U. S. says that they're the same as China then that exempts that takes away that exemption of terrorists right they did president trump put on China overall an inmate disallows Hong Kong to import certain set their attention technologies in support in international bodies like the World Trade Organization in other words you it can make it really difficult on China to repair on Hong Kong to remain as stellar piece of financial and trade kind of a special place I'm going forward and I think that's where the U. S. is heading with this because of what China is trying to do and what the Hong Kong government is debating right now about changing their policy towards towards Hong Kong being able to our members of Hong Kong's population be able to say bad things about the Chinese anthem I I I know that sounds a little bit crazy by but it's a sixty five hundred dollar fine a potential three years in jail if you come out in dis on the anthem of the Chinese and this was happening in a sports arenas and that's why they're they're moving forward on it so what's the play here for the United States why come out and say this now well because essentially they're taking their abrogating the agreement China has with actually the U. K. I'm taking over the Hong Kong in keeping it completely autonomous you know two countries or one country two areas have forget what the phrase his I'm sorry I can't remember right now but I I think they're gonna move forward out of the danger for the market why do we care about this is because this could escalate another round of trade war between the United States and China overall on the U. S. could put trade sanctions are raised terrace back on the Chinese on this could disrupt whatever early green shoots that we had a beginning of the day breaking down of of the recent trade war so that's why we care about what goes on in Hong Kong

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Despite Pandemic, Hong Kong Protesters' Demands Remain

All Things Considered

04:23 min | 4 months ago

Despite Pandemic, Hong Kong Protesters' Demands Remain

"You we're going to turn our attention now to Hong Kong you may remember that last year there were mass protests that started over a bill that would have made it easier to extradite people to China the protester grew to include broader pro democracy issues like an investigation into use of force by police the treatment of protesters in Hong Kong even became another friction point in U. S. Chinese affairs but then the corona virus pandemic hit efforts to control the virus changed everything so we wanted more perspective on how it's changed life in Hong Kong so once again we've called on a lawmaker there with whom we've been keeping in touch elephant young he's a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong and he's the leader of the pro democracy civic party outfit young nice to have you back on the program thanks for joining us thank you for having me and first of all you know I'm going to ask how are you how are you doing surviving or think just like the rest of the world Hong Kong is still hanging in there we imposed a very strict social distancing role as far as the restaurants and entertainment are concerned that has been relax a bit run two weeks ago but the people still going to work and everybody's wearing a mask let's get to the news the media news yesterday a police watchdog group released a report which had been long awaited especially by people like yourself which looked into charges of police brutality during last year's pro democracy protests the report found that the police pretty much used force only when necessary what's your reaction to those findings first of all I wish to make the audience make it clear to them that this police watched all members of such were appointed directly by the chief executive nobody from the opposition were members so basically the whole group is pro Beijing and so we were not expecting a lot from this watchdog in first place anyway but it was completely disappointing when they fully accept the explanation by the police without taking police brutality into accounts what's been happening in this area now that the social distancing measures that you described have been relaxed somewhat in Hong Kong have there been further demonstrations have there been further clashes with police there are still people who tried to come out and try to protest in a very gentle way not really protest that they gather in shopping malls for example and put up the slogans but Hong Kong police still become very brutal to them they charge them for illegal assembly for example the restriction restrictive people off before but we have seen enormous cases that the police were still issued is fine to the people who basically alone in a mall but police allege them for joining the gathering so we're expecting some cases will challenge in court of disqualifying I'm presuming that your demands as a pro democracy lawmaker and activists have not changed if the government is using efforts to control the virus as an opportunity to clamp down even further on gatherings what avenues do you have to make your case of course right now when the pandemic still out there it is very difficult to have major protests like what we had last year with over a million people participating but I have full faith in Hong Kong people that when the pandemic is over I'm sure they'll come out again and the Dimond says you've mentioned a bit earlier we are not changing we are not asking for the moon at the five two months namely universal suffrage that is direct democracy upon people and independent investigation of police brutality is still very strong in people's mind regardless of the pandemic and so when there's an opportunity I'm sure Hong Kong people will come out and take to the street again how would you describe the atmosphere in Hong Kong overall after you know everything that everyone there has been through I mean we talked about you know the violence then this deadly global pandemic how would you describe the mood there what would you want us to know about what life is like there right now to a certain extent life is still as usual the politically we can see that the Hong Kong government is taking full advantage of this corona but we are not going to just simply say go ahead we will

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Hong Kong Protests Resume After Officials Relax Social Distancing Rules

All Things Considered

01:14 min | 4 months ago

Hong Kong Protests Resume After Officials Relax Social Distancing Rules

"After weeks of quiet two new cases of corona virus have been reported in Hong Kong relaxed social distancing roles have led to bars filling up and revived pro democracy protests that had been dormant since January but as NPR's Julie McCarthy reports they are emerging tweet changed Hong Kong democracy activist and barrister Martin Lee says the one country two systems formula that promises Hong Kong a high degree of self rule hangs by a thread Beijing now asserts it has supervisory powers over Hong Kong semi autonomy including what laws are passed a bill that would make it a crime to mock the Chinese national anthem is now a priority Lisa's making Hong Kong subservient indicates the very principle of two systems within one country as well as China's duty to not interfere that China would not rule over Hong Kong directly for those fifty years commencing on the first of July nineteen ninety seven but allow Hong Kong to this place no but China is now completely broken that promise how Hong Kong government should be defending Hong Kong instead Lee says chief executive Carrie lam is mostly doing Beijing's

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Hong Kong: Coronavirus Patient’s Pet Dog Tests Positive for ‘Low Level’ of Virus

Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia

00:16 sec | 7 months ago

Hong Kong: Coronavirus Patient’s Pet Dog Tests Positive for ‘Low Level’ of Virus

"And the Hong Kong government says the pet dog of a coronavirus patient in Hong Kong has been found to have a lower level of the virus the city's agricultural and fisheries department says the dog tested weak positive if confirms the dog would be the first case of a pet catching the corona

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Coronavirus: Hong Kong activates quarantine rules for visitors from mainland China

Weekend Edition Saturday

01:04 min | 8 months ago

Coronavirus: Hong Kong activates quarantine rules for visitors from mainland China

"Hong Kong is activated a mandatory fourteen day quarantine for anyone arriving from mainland China impairs Rebecca her she reports about two dozen people have been infected with a new corona virus in Hong Kong and one person has died in the city anyone coming from mainland China into Hong Kong is now required to remain in their homes or hotel rooms for fourteen days even if they have no symptoms of the novel corona virus that has sickened tens of thousands of people in China in killed more than seven hundred visitors who don't quarantine themselves could be jailed for up to six months Hong Kong's government warned the new rules took effect midnight on Friday the day before the number of people crossing the border into the city was up by about a third as travelers tried to get in before the quarantine rules began the World Health Organization says the vast majority of corona virus cases are mild we're back Herscher NPR news Hong Kong the US embassy in Beijing is confirm that a sixty year old American has died of the new coronavirus a man died this week at a hospital in Wuhan

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"hong kong government" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

05:34 min | 1 year ago

"hong kong government" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Actions Hong Kong's government has not responded by saying it expresses regret lebron James says a tweet from the Houston Rockets GM showed a lack of knowledge of the relationship between China and Hong Kong Hong Kong protestors very upset with the support for what they say is the China and be a business relationship Russia's president Vladimir Putin says he supports president era one is moving to Syria says the two will meet within the next couple of days UK and European Union negotiators are closing in on a drive brexit deal amid optimism that there could be a break through very soon more damage has been uncovered the wake of Japan's typhoon and rows of bullet trains they're lose with flood waters are being dealt with in Nagano are not gonna go global news I'm cured I tried a third time Nagano global news twenty four hours a day on Erin a tick tock on Twitter power by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts to more than one hundred twenty countries in San Francisco I'm at Baxter this is Bloomberg Juliet Yankee at almost as good as Doug sisterly and pronunciations there let's get to Hong Kong now which joined by Bloomberg's in maillot and of course we are following this news that China is threatening to retaliate if the U. S. passes new legislation on Hong Kong aid what does this mean is the U. S. kind of looking to rescind Hong Kong special status I don't think they're going that far the Hong Kong the the the acts that they're pushing through it would require an annual review of the economy the degree of autonomy that to Hong Kong exercises in relation to China and and what Congress is is is pushing through is a bill that that says they're going to do an annual review of this that's a very high level review and they would have to have sanctions if there were any Hong Kong officials or others who were violating human rights and the rest of it so it in a way this is this is a a lesser version of of tweaking the original Hong Kong policy act of nineteen ninety two which was with the original act which set up Hong Kong's trading status with with the U. S. of the U. S. revoked that original act that would be a sort of doomsday scenario for Hong Kong it would change all sorts of things and erode confidence in the in the city but but at the moment they're just they're they're they're pushing through a bill that in some ways is is sort of more about needling China and offering sort of symbolic support to to the protesters yeah but it fits in this to this mosaic coming you've got the US China trade war you've also have Hong Kong on the brink of a recession perhaps and Carrie lam preparing for her annual policy address later today how does this all fit in yeah exactly as you say it's a it's an extremely complicated situation and it's a tense time in general for US China ties Hong Kong's administration is sort of being besieged over the last four months they have been criticized by the U. K. some people have started banning export licenses for crowd control equipment in the rest the the Hong Kong police have come under criticism from the United Nations for it some of their aggressive tactics in in trying to control the violent crowds here sometimes and so it's just it's not clear exactly where all of this is going I mean trump himself is is is offering some some sort of kinder words to xi Jinping over Twitter and the rest of that while Congress and Republicans office have a long history of of needling China are pushing through this bill that would it kind of looks like they're pushing for for leverage in the broader trade war but but it's not quite clear that that everyone is aligned on the same side in the U. S. on the on the Chinese side it you know she's in pain could could make this part of the trade war if you wanted to and and respond with with with terrorists or something else but it's not clear that there's that there's any sort of unified approach on on the on either side frankly from the protesters in Hong Kong's side you know I they kind of in favor of of where the US is going in terms of passing this bill and its supporting them or if they are asking for more absolutely they've been I mean there were there were crowds here in Hong Kong on Monday waving American flags around in the street come calling for for the for the Congress to pass this and it's it's I mean it's a huge it's a huge vote of confidence for them and and they're obviously up against you know the full might of China and some cases out on the streets of Hong Kong here so having the support of of really powerful US lawmakers like Nancy Pelosi or or you know well known well known lawmakers like Ted Cruz this is a it's a it's a pretty huge vote of confidence here so they're they're they're asking they're asking for the US to to push this through and vote in favor of it they're not not really asking them to to to push for for even more but but at the moment I think I mean again having having powerful US lawmakers on your side is more than most protest movements around the world can can count on as part of this in from trade deal the focus has been on more U. S. agricultural purchases obviously China has a bit of a of food supply up problem right now they desperately need more food I'm wondering whether it's possible that even if Congress were to sign off on this Hong Kong bill and make it law potentially did that president trump could could veto it because he needs to get a trade deal done yeah it's I think deaf I was just speaking to to an expert here in Hong Kong who said that passing this bill makes makes getting a trade deal even harder so I think you're absolutely right I think there's definitely there's definitely chance that there could be some disagreement here and and trump has obviously been a little bit more favorable towards she than than Congress has news a and Milo in Hong Kong thank you so much for keeping us up to date on all the latest of course is.

"hong kong government" Discussed on World News Analysis

World News Analysis

05:06 min | 1 year ago

"hong kong government" Discussed on World News Analysis

"And also <hes> partly because of the competition all their flies the inconvenience to nothing individual tourists but also to a business people who member <hes> <hes> so the the the need to moose attrition of their business and meeting and also a discussion special so oh this old <hes> being disrupted yeah long another and <hes> also the small businesses focused on store <hes> <hes> at a main street probably and then with his oldest was about a father you because it was stolen in the first place and the secondly maybe some mobile employees <hes> afraid of being up in the violin or dump station oscar for leave <hes> so you're doing have inability to serve the customer of their customers so that's why actually it last week you know if you look at the australian media on trade and business the owners they are thinking of closing their store and the message is very clear this day <hes> you know the protests have cost the lives. It's not a peaceful protest animal and some violent breaking the law if against the law any part of the world so you have to do something well. There's a whole process and the people so the danger is whether people will lose call the calm that he's the key question here <hes> so you look at the media media reports as you mentioned that particular number of the western media as we look at headlines focus on pro they always somehow in their efforts trying to it always fine is the protesters by describing the act <hes> even is violent fitness approved democracy freedom fighters. I even involving <hes> engaging. Violent activities violins deal is awkward phase somehow justifiable title <hes> and <hes> this is not issue the sa- gave them and they should not be punished it. I think it is wall message. This is encouraging more violence escalating of violence in hong kong at the same time you also always putting the bristles <hes> in the spotlight it by blaming the up for using proper means to protect the <hes> the older and low of the hong kong <hes> <hes> we know like hong kong. Please has been having excising the high degree of both of restraint. You just compare <hes> this pinker atop. The policeman was taking off tester. If that happened in the united states the protest would be shot dead almost bolt discussion. That's all and because the question about that hong kong on the holidays the wreckage and they would be released the next day. Oh this is also a big question. I get is and i think <hes> the most urgent questioned here is now i mean how is this going to end because the mass rouse has rocked the city for about ten weeks and there are no signs of baiting. What is in the hong kong government can do to bring order back to the city well. I think probably you'd think back a few weeks back on dimension on companies should should be more active and more affordable in efforts to restore law and order and now the danger is like if you look at those protests testers of the money out of control <hes> there's so much emotion and the are doing rectal way. They're going radical article becoming a more extreme example in attack of the effects of fire <hes> the of the police station they also attacked with with the gas bomb the <hes> basically fines off terrorism until this you have to stop that i think all montgomery declared curfew for example and then <hes> there's a challenge that he's the weather you have enough police bills to mention the older you mentioned the <hes> the announcements for example <hes> but if hong kong <hes> hong kong government the within the need help. I think the mainland is ready to offer for example. We have this. I'm gonna pistols the specialist in maintaining older handily disturbing major violence orleans or terrorism religious the social <hes> stability issues and also of course we have enough police goes inland help <hes> but <hes> it's really about the judgment the miracle in the weather this undergarment whether the hong kong government being it is the point you know we needed to bring in extra full to help <hes> mentioned the situation to help everything and then we can start the next stage of discussion..

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"hong kong government" Discussed on World News Analysis

World News Analysis

03:18 min | 1 year ago

"hong kong government" Discussed on World News Analysis

"Please download our podcast by searching wrote today. Beijing says the most depressing and overriding task of the hong kong government government is to stop the violence and end of the kiosks and restore order essential government official made the remarks during symposium on car into situation of the hong kong special administrative region beijing also ray a-2-rated is a strong support for the government of hong kong cri. Joe fong has the details address in more than five hundred attendees at the meeting juncture. Men of the state council's hong kong and macau affairs office says the central government when not said it by if the situation in hong kong deteriorates to appoint what the special administrative region government can't handle it his the central government has sufficient officiant capabilities to quickly subdued the possible unrest as empowered by the basic law of hong kong note in the city is facing the most severe situation attrition since its return to the motherland john reiterates that the most pressing and overriding task of hong kong is to stop violence and the chaos and to restore order attendees at the meeting said the message conveyed by the central government has greatly boosted confidence of hong kong residents they also called upon those who love china and hong kong to take action to support the special administrative region government and please to stop violence an end the chaos. Tom y chu is the deputy director of the committee for the basic. Law of the national people's congress standing committee ordered told. I think a clear message now is that stability is the top priority. The rule of law is the core value of hong kong stability of the society. It depends on the stability of the government and the stability of the government depends on support for the chief executive the government and hong kong please who safeguard hong kong security and the rule of law so that people can rest assured only one people's lives are stable can hong kong maintains development ape laszewski sukey is a member of hong kong's legislative council. She's calling for unity. Among the people in hong kong and support for the hong kong government say any attempt it's to disrupt the government is doomed to fail <unk> jonjo. The moody shot amd behind escalating violence is to overthrow the government image but it is bound to fail the hong kong has its own system. It is part of our country. The hong kong government is only a local one approved by the central the government so it is impossible to overthrow the government by violence what we need is to be united and say no to violence supported the chief chief executive to hong kong government and police other attendees expressed confidence in the one country two systems principle and hong kong people's ability she to govern hong kong well for sierra. I am joe fan for more on the hong kong joining us on the line as john roz a senior fellow away the chong-young institute of a financial studies at jimmy university so john the central government official junk xioaming has ray iterative beijing's a strong support for.

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"hong kong government" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

01:54 min | 1 year ago

"hong kong government" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"Everything comes down that from the Hong Kong government after a massive protest today that organizer say drew one point seven million people despite that number protests today were for the most part come on a loan with the civil human rights front appealing to the city's chief executive way up stats Carrie lam must listen to people's voices and implements the fight the moms and also asked the police to a reef visits to reconsider right that strategies against protesters five demands a complete withdrawal of an extradition bill the withdrawal of the riot characterization of the June twelfth protests the unconditional release of all arrested protesters formation of an independent commission of inquiry into police behavior Eversole suffrage in Afghanistan a bomb ripped through a wedding reception in the capital Kabul killing sixty three people injuring nearly two hundred more many women and children among the victims isis is affiliate Afghanistan claimed responsibility for the attack which comes in the middle of peace talks this comes as the US and the Taliban have just just concluded the eighth round of peace talks to end the Afghan war now in its eighteenth year on Friday president trump held a high level meeting with his Afghan envoy along with top security stuff at his golf club in Bedminster he said that both sides want to deal to end the war Judy macfarlane ABC news London in Ohio a twenty year old man arrested after posting a video on Instagram threatening a Jewish community center near Youngstown new Middletown police chief bins they gave me this is a person that has declared himself as the white nationalist and with the hate crimes anything else going on we want to make sure that we did our part to make sure this was this person was taken off the streets very quickly a cache of weapons found at his home police have increased security at Jewish institutions in the area reared in participated in the deadly twenty seventeen white nationalist rally in Charlottesville Virginia you're listening to ABC news Sony's.

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"hong kong government" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper

The Lead with Jake Tapper

01:34 min | 1 year ago

"hong kong government" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper

"Welcome to this afternoon and disappointed those who i had hoped the president would condemn china and the hong kong government and stand in solidarity with the protesters yeah that's paula hancocks is live. I for us at the hong kong international airport and paula. What's the situation there right now jacobs.

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"hong kong government" Discussed on World News Analysis

World News Analysis

02:36 min | 1 year ago

"hong kong government" Discussed on World News Analysis

"Today. I'm joing the hong kong special administrative rich and government delivered strong condemnation regarding sunday's illegal protests a city which saw rioters attacking police the government spokesperson said they will bring those illegal protesters to justice the increasingly violent demonstrations of pushed the city to what what the government calls an extremely dangerous edge and government officials are outraged by such behaviour for more earlier had a talk with the turbo our current affairs commentator so victoria first of all. Could you tell us more about what exactly happened on sunday well four for sunday. It is very unfortunate that chaos and rioting and disturbances continued in hong kong and a ah there have been many cases of south house and also more alarmingly have being <hes> attacks on the police as well as throwing rolling of <hes> kotov fi at the police officers <hes> resulting in injury of police officers and this is really <hes> very serious and a major change in the nature of some of these riotings on the other hand. I think the hong on complement do the right thing. <hes> the <hes> condemned such violence and <hes> the spokesperson of the hong kong police force. It's also said that anyone attending such illegal gathering is actually guilty of hong kong crime and need to be dealt with as such a from the rest of china from mainland perspective. I think we forty could such continuation of violence lynne's than chaos and disturbance in hong kong and we want to urge the hong kong government and the hong kong police supposed to do whatever they can to bring the situation. She'll paxton normalcy to restore order and to restore rule of law and to bring those <hes> guti off <hes> attacking police and creating such social all the to justice. Why did the protesters keep targeting. You're getting the police which is not commonly seen in demonstrations or protests elsewhere. This is indeed very alarming. <hes> police force in hong hong kong is the very important line of defense or walk law traditionally people in hong kong..

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"hong kong government" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

09:17 min | 1 year ago

"hong kong government" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"In to hear Tony from you know and I'm not I'm Jim sharpen for Tony least least Tony asked me to do the show was like I heard my way in here like a yeah so yeah so if you like Tony he Tony likes me so if we have a mutual friend all right we have got some pretty serious topics to talk about coming up here we'll talk to Yuri from Russia about the Russian protests before we get to that though you had to tear gassed protesters in Hong Kong we have had essentially two months of mass demonstrations in Hong Kong where these pro democracy protesters have been going from one neighborhood to another dimension to watch this it's almost become routine in a way but the police are not exactly sure what route they're gonna take so we've had the routine clashes between protesters and police but something distinct and different happened recently in Hong Kong where the other one to get to me these protesters are asking the political prisoners be released and they want free and open elections in a it territory of China's which actually was democratic for about a hundred years remember Hong Kong was under British rule for those years it was leased and then I went back to China and by the way speaking of going back to China my brother lives in China for a number of years he is persona non grata now in China and cannot return both of his kids my niece and nephew speak Chinese they are they are fluent Mandarin them the reason my brother can't really return is his best Chinese friend was thrown in in prison and because his best friend from China had a daughter that was born in the United States he asked me to help him get in touch with us senator John McCain when when the center was still alive and see if you could step in because there was an American interest there in the sense of his daughter not having a father around not much came of this senator intervening but eventually they relented and let let this man out of prison who by the way was you know facing grave danger a diabetic and they were denying him his insulin and so you know the Chinese government is you can be incredibly brutal and while they have appeared to become more of a partner on the world stage and we do a lot of import export business within a course there are plenty of talking there's plenty to talk we could have a dog at about what's going on between the US and China as far as a trade war goes but let's talk about what's going on in the interior which of course Hong Kong is now part of the interior in one Hong Kong neighborhood view had right police firing multiple rounds of tear gas and that made the demonstrators flee to another neighborhood were sometimes they put up barriers to keep the police from following them but after these pro democracy protesters left occupy another district the residents in that neighborhood who'd been watching from the sidelines then descended by the hundreds into the same area and they watch officers grab a woman who is wearing neither a Blackshirt nor master that's the attire of the protesters and the crowd surrounded the police and yelled let her go let her go civic party leader Alvin young tells of Hong Kong's leaders that they've got a step down in order to fix this current crisis and he takes issue with the Hong Kong government simply saying the bill is dead he talked to the BBC and he says that he agrees with that but then that Hong Kong will suffer because of the unrest Hong Kong and Macau affairs office opening its doors to the media on the spokesman they're addressing the television cameras and saying if the tub is continues the whole of Hong Kong society will pay the cost how troubled where you buy that intervention what that statement at least is a fair statement that everybody will have to pay and it is up to Beijing and Hong Kong government to decide how are they going to address protests just two months I mean we Hong Kong people we are not asking for the moon here with simply asking this government to make it very clear that they are going to withdraw the controversial extradition bill that they are going to end initiates a independent and quot commission of Inquirer over the past two months and we're not simply doing something that is completely out of no where they'll all have of reasons and I wonder why is this government turning a blind online to distant months five two months in total for the past two months is unreasonable the chief executive Caroline those said three weeks ago the extradition bill will die when the current Lech code expositor city of council which you'll remember its term is completed next year ahead of the shuttle general election is not sufficient our problem here as the level of mutual trust and confidence between the people and this government is very low and what the Hong Kong people demanding for is something very simple and straight forward that is we expect this traffic executive would have the courage to look into the camera and say we are withdrawing to spell out we are asking for something that is so outrageous no we are asking for something that is entirely reasonable but problem is this chief executive refuses to say something like that and by adopting the what the bill is this debt is not a technical term we are asking for technical terms that can be used at Lascaux jar that civic party leader Alvin young talking on the B. B. C. about what he called the this basically this is an extradition bill that would have allowed Hong Kong residents to be sent to the China mainland to stand trial and that the protest against that have now morphed into calls for broader democratic reforms in violent acts of defiance against the police now over Russia where there have been protests lots of protests in Moscow fifty thousand people just yesterday and here's France twenty fours Russian correspondent Nicole's worth analyzing with the protest mean for Putin's reelection Vladimir Putin's reelection next year wrote a Moscow today forty thousand people as the side least possibly more function protests of people had gathered in in one space with a fairly large police presence but because those people have begun to to leave up protests daily several hundred on simple so far from the people have headed down towards the presidential administration in Moscow is a few minutes walk away it's not very aggressive policing the police will come along on the basically picking people off the street if the current protest placards which they had quite the just simply carried only out of the wall throws protest so what's going on there well the house being more apparent police brutality against protests does in some Petersburg off the phone fall around nine to rest that we got recording us probably gonna vice fairly steep I would imagine as the day goes on and it was the wind a political backdrop to these demonstrations Nick certainly these are the biggest manifestations of public on west was in Russia for about nine or even ten years from now and what this reflects is that people increasingly frustrated the column is well a politically there's a perception that Russians increase me one party state there was an opinion poll this week that found that if there were no election tomorrow only forty three percent of Russians would vote for prince president Putin gayness president and thus the lowest rating from thing to me is the last time his a potential vote was out of the cool design low in opinion polls is at the end of his first year as president boy back in two thousand one so those those real perception Russians with Russia simply isn't working this is become focused on the lack of freedom and the lack of perceived choice for potential position continents in these elections which is coming up in Moscow September's local actions but what a increasingly been seen as a litmus test for next year's presidential election all right coming up next on voice to America we will talk to Yuri from Russia about whether or not these protests will really make a difference as far as Vladimir Putin goes member Vladimir Putin has been in power the head of Russia's government essentially for twenty years either as prime minister or president of course he's been directing his own government to get involved in the U. S. sending out to a lot of social media posts that are just yeah the oldest column for Sparky next if booting can stay in power with all these protests ahead on voice to America I'm Jim sharpen for Tony Firmino voice.

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"hong kong government" Discussed on WAFS Biz 1190

WAFS Biz 1190

02:11 min | 1 year ago

"hong kong government" Discussed on WAFS Biz 1190

"Not intend to such envy, that on the waterfront quick, we promised that off to whip related fields will report to the Security Council of the legislature will consult the views of the lawmakers before we defiant on the step forward area, lamb speaking through an interpreter, hundreds of thousands of people at demonstrated in Hong Kong this week against the Bill. I'm Christopher cruise. And I'm Susanna Palmer from Bloomberg world headquarters. The Hong Kong government is backing down on China backed extradition, Bill at has triggered mass protests in Hong Kong, chief, executive Carrie Lam announced the decision to suspend consideration of the Bill at a press conference in Hong Kong, adding that she would not retract the Bill, but will work on improving and building popular. Support for the measure vice President Mike Pence was set to deliver a speech critical of China's human rights record on June fourth that was the anniversary of the TNN square massacre, that isn't tell Donald Trump stepped in Bloomberg has learned from several people familiar with the matter that the president delayed the speech to avoid upsetting Beijing ahead of potential meeting with Chinese president Xi Jinping at the group of twenty meeting in Japan at the end of this month. Chewy which is controlled by PetSmart surged in its first day of trading up fifty nine percent. The story from Bloomberg's Charlie Pellett. It raised one point zero two billion dollars in its initial public offering investors. Bet that pet owners will do more of their shopping online for everything from cat food to Dougie, sweaters, chui's shares did rise as much as eighty eight percent in their first hour of trading PetSmart acquired chewy and 2017 paying about three billion dollars for the company last year. Petsmart peg the value of chewy at four point four five billion dollars in private documents, share with investors, according to people with knowledge of those documents, Charlie Pellett. Bloomberg radio, Ivanka Trump took in nearly four million dollars in revenue last year from her part ownership of president Donald Trump's Washington hotel that's up slightly from year earlier financial disclosure released by the White House. Yesterday also shows her fashion business took in at least one million dollars..

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"hong kong government" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

07:45 min | 1 year ago

"hong kong government" Discussed on KQED Radio

"We spend a lot of time and blood and sweat in creating a system that has the source of power. In the people. Whereas in Asia, I'm not trying to find excuses for the use of file insz. But then if anything they use a file was was initiated by the police force of Hong Kong and also Nishi aided by the people with public power, and that is not acceptable. We have on this issue already wrote a letter to the United Nations office of the High Commissioner for human rights. And also, we have called upon the international community, including that of the Bill of the Hong Kong, democracy and human Rights Act. That is currently being put forward in the in the congress in both the Senate and the house by Senator Rubio, and also by speaker Pelosi and all that. So we have to gather whatever resources, we have, and protect values. We stand for Americans and also stand behind Hong Kong talking about pro democracy. Movements and protests in Hong Kong in response to proposed legislation that would allow extradition to mainland China with me for this half hour Chang was a member of the northern California Hong Kong club again, if you'd like to join us, it's eight six six seven three three sixty seven Eighty-six, especially if you have friends or relatives who are still in Hong Kong, what are you hearing from them? We'd welcome your thoughts on that again. Eight six six seven three three sixty seven eighty six. You can also get in touch on Twitter and Facebook. We're at K. Q E D forum, you can also Email us it's format dot org. Allen of the focus of this, of course, is concerned of how this law could be used or misused say against people who are critical of the government, but it wasn't the impetus of this prompted by a murder committed by Hong Kong resident in Taiwan last year. That is correct. And, and if we go into technicalities of the proposed amendment, we can see that this is the. This is exactly a tactic that the Redan regime that Hong Kong government's trying to imitate the authoritarian regime in the People's Republic of China and saying that this is the core of the problem, which the Taiwan Taiwanese government, including tallies. President president tying Len. Well, ready spoke out and said that they will not let Taiwan would not let the Taiwanese murder case be the excuse for the Hong Kong authoritarian regime to use this in an attempt to try to. Amend or alter the law in favor of the Beijing government, because the Hong Kong bar association has already put out a statement with twenty four very detailed points. These are the best minds, we can get in Hong Kong, and it has proposed a number of different ways with the existing arrangement. Remember Hong Kong has a first class or first world type of law. And we have one way, a one off measures to deal with modo cases like this, and we do not see any imminent need to alter the law in favor of the Beijing government. Of course. All this is happening at a time of great tension between China and the United States over trade and tariffs and President Trump has been pretty muted so far. He said, I think yesterday quote, I understand the reason for the protests. But I hope they can work it out. What would you like to see the president and other? Republicans say about what's happening. I, I think it's, it's I think it's a bipartisan agreement now too. Support Hong Kong in its democratic and also freedom, 'cause a lot of values we can resonate here in the United States and specifically to the president and also to Republican. Friends outside. We hope to see. More pressures to the Hong Kong government being a signatory party to the international. Covenant of civil political rights and also a member to the Olympics, and, and also a member of the English speaking world of Fulmer, common, former Commonwealth or the circle of greater Commonwealth circle and, and in Asia Pacific, and, and yeah, we have rallies across thirty cities in across all the continents, except. I mean, we have rallies here in California. Well tomorrow night. Seven pm at Mitchell park of Palo Alto. What are you hearing on? I know you mentioned looted the fact that your family is still there. I still have friends there in Hong Kong. What are you hearing from them? Yeah. I'm hearing a lot of fears. I'm hearing a lot of people. Saddened by how they never have imagined in their lives that they would face police violence, and this magnitude, and also, they're just very satin that they do not want to leave Hong Kong because this is their home, but they it's leaving them. No choice when they have to plan for family, when they have to think about raising a family raising kids where the civil liberties, and also the values that we stand for our eroding. Our are, are leaving us as we speak. We, we mentioned a moment ago, the thirtieth anniversary of the tenement square, protests and crackdown. And there have been reports during that time of how little if anything people in China mainland, China know about Tiananmen Square. That's not the case in Hong Kong. Right. I mean, even in this most recent round of protests, there have been protesters. Wearing Tiananmen Square a t shirts holding signs and how do you think the knowledge of what happened thirty years ago is influencing the way the protesters today are thinking about what's going on in Hong Kong, Hong Kong protests, definitely, Verret fearful, because they a lot of them my parents generation, a lot of them witness the Taman nine hundred eighty nine massacre, and they are fearful of something similar of different level of magnitude that would happen to the people of a nozzle, not just the people of Hong Kong we as, as Hong Kong. Remember the town square mask for thirty straight years by hosting. Memorial events in Victoria Park and all that. I mean we stand for the Chinese people Chinese people didn't get to choose that they do not have the knowledge of the nine hundred eighty nine massacre because of the of freedom that is taken away from them. So, so the Hong Kong people stand with the Chinese people, and it's the authoritarian regimes in Hong Kong, and, and the People's Republic. Your parents never imagined this. But in some ways, this is exactly what the fear was when Hong Kong was turned over you know, in nineteen ninety seven that's correct. And, and I think we call upon swale Britain as the second signatory party to the Sino, British joint declaration, which is an international treaty signed by China and Britain back in nineteen Eighty-four. We call.

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"hong kong government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:31 min | 2 years ago

"hong kong government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Thirties. Awesome to cancel the talk. But he went ahead anyway and paid a price a few weeks later, Mr. Mallett was effectively kicked out of Hong Kong when his work visa was not renewed this happened to a number of journalists in mainland China. But it was the first Hong Kong, and it's one of the growing signs China's restricting freedoms that are actually enshrined in Hong Kong law. When the victim. Alec case was first slows it took. Everyone by surprise. It certainly me by surprise Frenching is one of the most eminent journalists he opened the Wall Street Journal first bureau in Beijing in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine when the US and China established diplomatic relations before that. He was a writer for the New York Times. More recently, he's been with Hong Kong's Far Eastern Economic review. And now right to syndicated weekly column was so unhappy. In Hong Kong Hongkong never done things like that. This is something that you would expect the mainland government should do not the Hong Kong government, and it made people worry even more that Hong Kong was going to become more and more like the mainland and people wondering whether this was a one off case all whether this d now visas was going to be a continuing issue that pick up in with us. Against foreign journalists. The reason for me. Do.

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"hong kong government" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

04:34 min | 2 years ago

"hong kong government" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Sky the territory was a fishing community its links to the c still influence cuisine today but researchers found that fishing the region now contain significant amounts of plastic which people are then consuming to the hong kong government has commissioned research into the problem but environmental groups say the process is too slow steve mcdonnell reports from hong kong every day mountains of seafood a delivered to the wet markets of home call people here seem to eat fish most weeks and that love buying it fresh to take home and cacapa stole however recent research has shown that when you bite into say a mullet from local waters you could get more than you bargained for now starting to get getting less and less of safer and especially fish if mixed me which makes me sixty percent of wild fish sampled by the education university of home kong will found to have ingested plastic one fish head eighty pieces in the majority of cases involved micro plastic less than five millimeters in size greenpeace says it carried out its own tests bisecting fish boards from the market confirming the university findings a local ton beach plenty of plastic bottles and other refuses washing up onto the shoal standing on the sand greenpeace campaigner chan holson explains its origin fans hong kong as i really fence populated sadie and we're super close to the ocean everything we have been using has gratitude lee high with conscience you go into the through our or janus here at the beach you don't have to be a brilliant scientists to see the nitra of the problem all of this plastic rubbish goes out into the ocean small officiating it bigger fish are eating them and around and around it goes in the food chine at the plastic pollution throw away out here really serious in hong kong if doghmane is take care really slow pays at doesn't match up with seriousness and urgency of the pollution trembles shown says hong kong still has no laws covering single use plastic and no of role plastic reduction targets the government says it's fully aware of the challenges posed by plastic in its waterways elvis always acting deputy director of the environmental protection department we also concerned about these we have to spend a ball hundred million dollars which is about you know quite not bundy you know sixteen million you just all of this year in combating buring matthews problem hong kong we have about ecu wessels mobilized it so via very concerned we're committed to tackle the government is just commissioned a twelve month study into the presence of microbes in hong kong's waterways these miniscule pieces of plastic come from coz medics which wash down the sink and end up in the ocean elvis also says after the report is completed they'll take whatever action is needed he'll says that every year the thirties here remove sixteen thousand tons of refuse from the ocean yet the problem persists so from next year eighty percent of government vending machines will stop selling water in plastic bottles the hope is that people will return to using drinking fountains that report by steve mcdonnell in hong kong also in the podcast cousy cool nickel russia she do much it's like a robbery if i get roped one two three times that under the law the police will intervene with wolves it's the same psychologically speaking as being a shop rise in wolf attacks in one region of southern france with pharma's now laying down poison and shooting the animals to try to protect livestock germany's bavarian conservative party the cs you has backed the interior minister who seehofer's proposal to turn back migrants of the buddha if they're registered elsewhere in the european union but the meeting munich voted an immediate clash with that conservative coalition allies by giving the cd you leader that's chancellor angela merkel until the end of the month to thrash out an alternative solution the bbc's jenny hill in berlin towed raza igbo more what began all of this is actually a host.

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"hong kong government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:21 min | 2 years ago

"hong kong government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"To answer an extradition request filed by the russian authorities world news from the bbc the author michael wolff has defended his controversial book about donald trump's presidency saying it was a classic piece of reporting mr wolf said he had spoken to people is close to the action is possible and aggression link piece together a view of what was reliable earlier mr trump described mr wolf as a turtle liza who made up stories to sell a boring an untruth will book hong kong's new justice secretary to of chung has been forced to apologize on her first and the job following reports that a home has breached planning regulations michael bristow reports this is an embarrassing incident for the new justice secretary who entered egil promising to uphold the rule of law hong kong's government released who apology even before pitches have his swearing in ceremony the row began when newspapers published photographs suggest into is a chance home has an unauthorized basement an additional roof room and an extra balcony the justice secretary said she would allow officials to inspect the property and put right any unapproved building work hong kong leader has also asked ms chung to explain herself the trump administration has given its most detailed plan so far for a proposed border wall with me execute estimating the cost of the next decade at eighteen billion dollars the money would be used to build more than a thousand kilometres of new or replacement barriers president trump had repeatedly insisted during his election campaign the mexico would pay for the wall germany's foreign minister is due to host his turkish counterpart for talks around now to try to improve longstrained relations between the two countries turkey's move loot chebba short loose head on friday the dankwa wanted a fresh start for this nato partner tensions between the two countries have been fuelled by a number of incidents in recent years including the imprisonment of several german citizens what berlin kohl's political reasons bbc news hello i made butler and welcome to in the balance the world service program that examines the stories from the world's all business and finance and looks and how they affect us all so it is twenty 18 folks those of you who took a new year break will no doubt.

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"hong kong government" Discussed on WNYC 820AM

WNYC 820AM

02:22 min | 2 years ago

"hong kong government" Discussed on WNYC 820AM

"Restive region has seen a fresh wave of violence since july two thousand in sixteen after popular rebel fighter wuhan bonnie was killed by indian security forces triggering widespread clashes bid local residents police in cyprus say they're holding an israeli citizen has accused of organ trafficking water hurrell was allegedly involved in luring done is to kosovo from turkey and other countries decade ago to sell their kidneys for transplants needed by of rich's riley's many the donors remained unpaid the sipri a police spokesman said he was arrested at larnaca airport in late december he's due in court in nona cone tuesday to answer an extradition request filed by the russian authorities world news from the bbc the author michael wolff has defended his controversial book about donald trump's presidency saying it was a classic piece of reporting mr wolf said he had spoken to people is close to the action as possible and aggression linked piece together view of what was reliable earlier mr trump described mr wolf as a total liza who made up stories to sell a boring and untruthful book hong kong's new justice secretary to riza chung has been forced to apologize on her first and the job following reports that a home has breached planning regulations michael bristow reports this is an embarrassing incident for the new justice secretary who entered egil promising to uphold the rule of law hong kong's government released apology even before pitches have his swearing in ceremony the row began lend newspapers published photographs suggesting to ease a chance home has an unauthorized basement and additional roof room and an extra balcony the justice secretary said she would allow officials to inspect the property and put right any unapproved building work hong kong's leader has also asked ms chung to explain herself the trump administration has given its most detailed plan so far for a proposed boater war with me sokoto estimating the cost of the next decade at eighteen billion dollas the money would be used to build more than a thousand kilometres of new or replacement barriers president trump had repeatedly insisted during his election campaign the mexico would pay for the wall germany's foreign minister is due to host his turkish counterpart fautaux around now to try to.

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"hong kong government" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

01:41 min | 3 years ago

"hong kong government" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

"Worse than the protest well they need goes to i guess the difference between a protest at underwriter and that sort of needs to be hammered out a bit the other question that they're going to addresses whether the court of appeal overstepped its its boundaries in deciding that it had in fact pena a violent protest or potentially violent protest whereas for the core the first quote of first instance i decided that it was not if the appeal succeeds and their sentences reduced or quashed then the chinese government i suspect we'll be absolutely furious because there is a widespread belief that those quite some pressure on the hong kong government to make that appeal to make a significant demonstration about dealing firmly with these young men indeed this is in many ways intended to set a precedent that no matter the nature of your protest the existence of your purchase is what effectively the ultimate problem yes and i'd i think there are a lot of protests in hong kong that will probably be more and this will set a really strong president vowed the government can deal with this at a time when there was a lot of pressure from beijing for the government to deal much more firmly with such outbreaks right let us move on to the japanese case of the black widow the serial killer she's been hunted a death sentence she has an i mean it's a it's a sad and sorry tale of.

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"hong kong government" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

02:03 min | 3 years ago

"hong kong government" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

"The organizers of the umbrella protest several years gone i think three years again as we are back in court yes back in court and now in jail three years ago the umbrella protest so the occupy central protests triggered you'll remember by a decision by the state council of china so in beijing not in hong kong that all candidates for the uh the chief executive role in hong kong how to be vetted by beijing which of course is not exactly the way the democracies post function this produced the the protests the three the gold ringleaders in some parts of the the the chinese press but whether those who led the protest adolfo wong a nathan lau analyst chao were arrested and was sentenced in july uh to community service which most hongkongers felt was sort of about right near the headquarters at him out of disruption are they had ashley kill hurt any body it's true but some kind of sentence was appropriate community service okay that that was was generally applauded or lease accepted but very unusually uh the hong kong government then appealed the verdict said he was much too lenient and that real disruption caused us so he went back to court and all three have now be sent to prison address will wong the six months charles four southern on nathan now four eight at any sentence over three months in hong kong debars the prisoner from standing for that for legco the let's do council uh off other major governor positions for at least five years so that none of these three i can actually sit in the deceased mother they won uh in in the last elections i feel the need for us to on something a little a little more cheerful uh this evening so i'm delighted that you brought in the story um the man who lost engagement ring.

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"hong kong government" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:33 min | 3 years ago

"hong kong government" Discussed on KQED Radio

"But in hong kong is typically asylumseekers languish in a limbo situation for many years before any determination is ever made in their case and in fact they all had been in hong kong for almost a decade or more what happened when their existence in invoke parliament in the holes snowden situation in hong kong became known as all of their claims were rejected summarily and it's because of their connection to snowden you believe that this simultaneous processing and then rejection from the hong kong government came about in fact no uh my preston is that the fact that these asylumseekers and the poor conditions in which they live became public this is a shameful and disgraceful for hong kong and that is what makes them a target there are trying to get to canada and their association with snowden may be he creating problems there it certainly possible we completed all of their applications and requested urgent treatment because of their vulnerability in hong kong months ago the initially told us that they were expecting the files and then two months later they said that they were not expediting the falls within it said y and this is why we've decided to go before the court to force the government to meet its commitment when that the our clients relied upon and now they're at the eleventh hour are facing imminent attention and eventual inevitable deportation and canada's last aarp and what is your best guess as to what has prompted what seems like a change of heart on canada's park what's hard not to think that the connection to snowden has some weights in the government's decisions it shouldn't obviously especially in this case are those that are spa sponsored refugee applicants we have an organization that's a guaranteed their support and so we can help but think the navy there's is a political motivation in some kind of foreign policy issue if they aren't allowed to go to canada what what will happen to them and their children they'll be detained eventually in hong kong and their children will be put into foster care until such time as the ah appeals are completed at which point they will be removed from hong kong and.

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