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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 ...
Trump reportedly 'hell-bent' on imposing steel tariff despite objections from most advisors

Trump reportedly 'hell-bent' on imposing steel tariff despite objections from most advisors

Finance
President Donald Trump's White House is "hell-bent" on imposing tariffs on steel and other imports, Axios reported FridayThe plan — which was pushed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and was supported by National Trade Council Peter Navarro and policy adviser Stephen Miller — would potentially impose tariffs in the 20 percent range, according to the report.During a "tense" meeting Monday, the president made clear he favors tariffs, yet the plan was met with heavy opposition by most officials in the room, with one telling Axios about 22 were against it and only three in favor, including Trump.The White House did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment, but White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump hadn't made a final decision on steel tarif...