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TikTok says it will no longer operate in Hong Kong due to national security law

TikTok says it will no longer operate in Hong Kong due to national security law

Technology
TikTok has said it will no longer operate in Hong Kong after China's new national security law demanded it hand over user data.Technology giants including Google, Twitter and Facebook have also said they will deny requests for user data from Hong Kong law enforcement while they examine the implications of the new legislation. Professional networking site LinkedIn and video conferencing software Zoom have said they too are "pausing processing data requests from and related to Hong Kong" in light of the law.It comes after the Hong Kong government announced how some aspects of the security law will be implemented late on Monday. Police will no longer have to seek court orders before requiring internet users or service providers to remove posts or aid investigations. ...
Hundreds arrested in Hong Kong protests, as analysts weigh in on national security law’s impact

Hundreds arrested in Hong Kong protests, as analysts weigh in on national security law’s impact

Finance
Protesters chant for five demands during street protests on Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, China on July 1, 2020.Tommy Walker | NurPhoto | Getty ImagesAbout 370 protesters were arrested in Hong Kong on Wednesday — 10 of them were apprehended for breaching the new security law just one day after it took effect.The new law came into force late Tuesday night, hours after the top decision making body of China's parliament passed the controversial legislation.Police used water cannons to disperse thousands of demonstrators in Hong Kong who poured out into the streets. In some cases, the protests turned violent. Seven officers were injured while on duty, police said.Opponents of the law say it undermines the city's autonomy that was promised when Hong Kong was handed over from the U.K. to C
G7 urges China to ‘reconsider’ imposing security law on Hong Kong

G7 urges China to ‘reconsider’ imposing security law on Hong Kong

World
June 18 (UPI) -- Hours before China's top legislature was to convene on Thursday, the Group of Seven powerful countries urged Beijing to reconsider imposing a controversial national security law on Hong Kong that critics say will dismantle the embattled region's autonomy. The Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress was to convene from Thursday to Saturday when lawmakers will deliberate draft laws, China's state-run Xinhuanet reported without indicating if the Hong Kong bill was on the schedule. Advertisement China has come under widespread international criticism after its rubber-stamp legislature near-unanimously approved a bill late May to criminalize acts of secession, sedition, subversion, terrorism and conspiring with foreign actors to threaten national security in ...
Chinese lawmakers endorse Hong Kong national security law

Chinese lawmakers endorse Hong Kong national security law

World
China’s legislature has endorsed a national security law for Hong Kong that has triggered new protests in the territory and strained relations with the United States and BritainBy JOE McDONALD Associated PressMay 28, 2020, 10:07 AM4 min read4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBEIJING -- China’s legislature endorsed a national security law for Hong Kong on Thursday that has strained relations with the United States and Britain and prompted protests in the territory. The National People’s Congress backed the bill as it wrapped up an annual session that was held under intensive anti-coronavirus controls. The vote was 2,878 to 1, in line with the high-profile but largely ceremonial body’s custom of near-unanimous approval of legal changes decided by the ruling Commun
Hong Kong protesters hit with teargas as world figures condemn China’s plans for security law

Hong Kong protesters hit with teargas as world figures condemn China’s plans for security law

World
Police have fired teargas at protesters in Hong Kong after nearly 200 political figures from around the world condemned China's plans for new security laws.Hundreds of demonstraters clashed with security officials in Hong Kong's Wanchai district on Sunday over Beijing's proposals to set up government intelligence bases in the territory. Protesters were seen cowering behind umbrellas as officers with shields fired the gas to try to disperse crowds of activists and journalists carrying "Free Hong Kong" signs.China says it wants to prevent a repeat of last year's riots, which were triggered by a bill that would have allowed islanders to be extradited to the mainland. Image: Protesters in masks were forced to flee when police fired teargas at them i...