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Saturday, July 13, 2024
TopicNational Security Law

Topic: National Security Law

With over 50 Hong Kong activists arrested in a day, China has a stark message for Biden

China’s unprecedented arrests of opposition figures illustrates depth of Biden’s challenge. By the time he is president, there may not be much democracy left to save in Hong Kong.

Westerners grow wary of travelling to China over threat of detention

Some who do business with China are worried about the risk of being swept up by security agents & becoming casualties of geopolitical tensions between Beijing and the West.

Hong Kong media tycoon arrested in latest blow to democracy camp

Tycoon Jimmy Lai was among 7 people arrested on suspicion of 'breaches' of security law, with offences including collusion with a foreign country to endanger national security.

Hong Kong is arresting citizens under new security law over online comments, activity

Hong Kong Police detained four people ages 16 to 21 over comments posted in July. In a statement issued to the public, it 'reminded' them that the cyberworld is not beyond the law.

Tech firms begin to abandon Hong Kong because of security law

Under the new law, police can ask tech firms to delete or restrict access to content, with non-compliance punishable with a fine of HK$100,000 and six months in prison.

UK suspends extradition treaty, imposes arms embargo on Hong Kong over security law

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the suspension will stay until robust safeguards to prevent extraditions being misused under the new legislation are in place.

China says US policy is driven by McCarthy-Style Paranoia

US-China relations worsened after China imposed a national security law on Hong Kong, prompting the US to revoke trade privileges & threaten sanctions against Chinese officials.

Australia halts extradition treaty with Hong Kong, offers visas to students & skilled workers

The move came after China imposed the National Security Law in Hong Kong that punishes dissent, criminalises sedition and curbs protests with life imprisonment.

On Camera

Marathi cinema has an elitism problem. We need more than Maratha history appeasement

In 2016, ‘Sairat’ shook up the Marathi film industry by calling attention to its elitism. It showed audiences that there is more to Marathiness than Brahmanistic ceremonies.

‘Robot tax' for AI-induced job loss & ‘wealth tax' on vacant land — RSS-affiliate SJM's Budget wish list

In pre-budget meeting held in June with Finance Minister Sitharaman, Swadeshi Jagran Manch suggested incentivising those generating more employment & measures to control food inflation.

BrahMos a wonderful symbol but Philippines lacks capability to operate, says Ashley Tellis

If a country did not have C4ISR capability, having a missile was a wonderful symbol but not of much operational use, says former senior adviser to US state department.

A ‘jai jawan, jai kisan' trap awaits Modi. In a 5-year Test match with revived Opposition

Modi govt will need to address massive challenges without the total power it got used to, in the face of relentless electoral challenges, one after another.