“Foreign” in the news
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· Hong Kong's future as China's gateway to the West is under threat →
Hong Kong is China’s gateway to the global financial system; its key conduit to the west for foreign capital and trade.
· New Zealand deputy PM breaks ranks to urge Ardern to lift Covid-19 lockdown →
“We’ve been in compulsory lockdown for far too long,” said Winston Peters, who is the deputy prime minister and foreign minister, but is not a member of Ardern’s Labour party.
The Japan Times
· Hong Kong police and protesters gear up for day of demonstrations →
China last week announced it would bypass Hong Kong’s legislature to implement national security legislation banning subversion, secession, terrorism and foreign interference in the former British colony.
The China Post
· Vote counting in Suriname suspended due to ‘tired staff’ →
Bouterse, a 74-year-old former coup leader and strongman who has been convicted of murder and drug smuggling, was hoping to ride the elections into another term despite Suriname’s economic problems, which include a foreign debt that experts say cannot be repaid and high inflation.
· Coronavirus: Hungary’s government seeks to remove autocratic rule from far-right leader Orban →
However while offering explanations focussed on the virus, the PM has also managed to carry out policy in line with his nationalist agenda - with his latest decree requiring government approval for major foreign stakes in domestic firms until the end of 2020.
· Hong Kong crisis: Trump warns China he will take action as protests loom →
The legislation would ban secession, subversion, terrorism and foreign interference after months of massive, often-violent pro-democracy protests last year.
· Riot police surround Hong Kong legislature ahead of flashpoint anthem debate →
It targets secession, subversion, terrorism and foreign interference - terms that are increasingly used by authorities to describe last year's pro-democracy protests.
· Police swarm Hong Kong ahead of flashpoint anthem debate →
In response to last year’s often violent protests, Beijing announced plans last week to enact legislation banning secession, subversion, terrorism and foreign interference.
· Coronavirus live news: Spain begins 10 days of mourning as global deaths near 350,000 →
But the site, which attracted four million visitors last year, was largely deserted on Tuesday as foreign visitors are still banned from travel to Italy until next month.
Hong Kong Free Press
· Explainer: How a new law may see Hongkongers jailed for 3 years for parodying the national anthem →
The NPCSC can add more Chinese laws to Annex III, but they must be limited to defence and foreign affairs.