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President Donald Trump is “displeased” with China’s proposed crackdown in Hong Kong and has doubts over the territory’s future as a global financial center if it goes ahead, the White House said Tuesday.
It’s “hard to see how Hong Kong can remain a financial hub if China takes over,” press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told a briefing, saying the warning came directly from Trump.
Beijing wants to enact legislation banning secession, subversion, terrorism and foreign interference in Hong Kong after months of massive, often violent pro-democracy protests last year.
Activists in Hong Kong warn the clampdown would effectively mean an end to the former British colony’s special status, where elections, a free press and other liberties help make it an international finance capital rivalling New York and London.
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An Indian yogi whose claims he spent decades without food or water earned him a band of devotees and the scepticism of doctors died Tuesday, his neighbour told AFP. The long-haired and bearded Prahlad Jani — who dressed in red and wore a nose ring in the fashion of Hindu goddesses — hailed from Charada village in the western state of Gujarat, where he spent his life in a routine of yoga and mediation. He was 90 based on his claim that he was…
A decade after billions of dollars were wired to Swiss banks, the country is holding its first trial into whether a local banker failed to stop a $700 million transfer into an account controlled by Low Taek Jho, the alleged mastermind behind the 1MDB scandal.
(ATTN: ADDS more info in paras 5-6, 12-13, 17-18) SEOUL, May 26 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s virus fight appears to be dragging on as sporadic outbreaks tied to an infection cluster in Seoul’s nightlife district of Itaewon continued ahead of another phase of school reopening. The 19 new cases, with 16 being local infections, raised South Korea’s total coronavirus caseload to 11,225, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…
Demonstrators defied coronavirus restrictions to march in cities across Ecuador on Monday in protest against President Lenin Moreno’s drastic economic measures to tackle the crisis. Demonstrations took place in several other cities, including Guayaquil, the epicenter of Ecuador’s health crisis, where union leaders said hundreds marched through the city.
Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou stood on the steps of the British Columbia Supreme Court complex on Saturday, posing for pictures with supporters. They included about a dozen Huawei employees and friends who have attended Meng’s court appearances since her arrest at Vancouver’s airport on December 1, 2018. But if Meng gets her way, she will not be seeing much more of the building that served as the backdrop. On Wednesday, judge Heather Holmes will…