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Hong Kong passes security law which critics say further threatens freedoms

Hong Kong, China Reuters Hong Kong lawmakers on Tuesday unanimously passed a new national security bill within two weeks of it being presented, fast-tracking a major piece of legislation that critics say further threatens the China-ruled city’s freedoms. The package, known as Article 23, punishes offences including treason, sabotage, sedition, the theft of state secrets, […]

US lawmakers call for UN Uyghur rights report before China’s Olympics

New York City United Nations Secretariat Building

Washington DC, USReuters US lawmakers on Tuesday urged the United Nations’ human rights office to release its assessment of China’s policies in Xinjiang before next month’s Beijing Winter Olympics, which the US Government is boycotting on a diplomatic level over what it says is ongoing genocide in the region.  UN High Commissioner for Human Rights […]