“Crackdown” in the news
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· Hong Kong second wave fears: Disneyland to SHUT one month after opening amid new outbreak →
According to Al-Jazeera, the measures will include mandatory face masks on public transport and a crackdown on restaurants serving takeaway food after 6pm.
The China Post
· Man blamed for nearly half Sri Lanka virus cases speaks out →
Former Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena launched an expansive crackdown on illegal drugs, calling users “a social catastrophe,” and his successor, Rajapaksa, also has taken a tough stance.
· China vows retaliation after Trump ends preferential status for Hong Kong →
A U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the administration was also preparing sanctions against Chinese officials and entities involved in the Hong Kong crackdown, including further U.S. travel bans and possible Treasury sanctions.
· Rina Harun says engagement ongoing over UN refugees but mum about evictions →
KUALA LUMPUR, July 15 — The women, family and community development minister told Parliament today several ministries were examining refugee issues when asked about their eviction by local landlords amid an immigration crackdown, but did not elaborate.
· Crunch time for Apple in fight against $21b EU tax order →
Apple's clash with EU competition regulators comes to a head tonight as Europe's second-highest court rules on whether it has to pay €13 billion ($21 billion) in Irish back taxes, a key part of the EU's crackdown against sweetheart tax deals.
· Trump ends Hong Kong preferential status, citing ‘oppressive’ Beijing actions against city →
A US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the administration was also preparing sanctions against Chinese officials and entities involved in the Hong Kong crackdown, including further US travel bans and possible Treasury sanctions.
· Crunch time for Apple in fight against US$15 billion EU tax order →
Apple's clash with EU competition regulators comes to a head on Wednesday as Europe's second-highest court rules on whether it has to pay 13 billion euros (US$15 billion) in Irish back taxes, a key part of the EU's crackdown against sweetheart tax deals.
The Japan Times
· Trump ends Hong Kong’s preferential status over new security laws →
The legislation Trump signed calls for sanctions on Chinese officials and others who help violate Hong Kong’s autonomy, and financial institutions that do business with those found to have participated in any crackdown on the city.
· Trump signs order ending preferential status for Hong Kong, talks tough on China →
Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who had lunch together at the White House on Tuesday, have blamed China for the spread of the coronavirus pandemic - which China denies - and have criticised Beijing for its Hong Kong crackdown.
Hong Kong Free Press
· Security law: Taiwan must be wary, it could be the next target →
Even when much of the world’s focus is on China’s security law crackdown on Hong Kong and its border clashes with India, Taiwan could very well be the next theatre of action.