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Tiananmen remembrances continue despite banned vigil

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/04/20, 04:15 am

June 4 marks the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre and for the first time, a candlelight vigil will not be held at Hong Kong’s Victoria Park. The annual vigil was the largest gathering marking the day when Chinese troops opened fire on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing, killings hundreds or even thousands. Authorities cited the ongoing pandemic as reason to cancel the gathering, although pro-democracy activists see it as the latest sign of Beijing’s tightening grip.

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U.K. extends visa rights for Hong Kong citizens

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/03/20, 03:19 pm

Britain may welcome nearly 3 million Hong Kong citizens if China imposes its new security law. Close to 350,000 Hong Kong residents hold a British National Overseas passport, and another 2.5 million are eligible to apply.

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China stalled on pandemic details

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/02/20, 01:41 pm

The World Health Organization publicly praised China in January for its response to the coronavirus outbreak despite growing frustration behind the scenes. Recordings from the agency’s internal meetings released on Tuesday showed Chinese government labs only shared the genome of the virus after another lab published the details on Jan. 11.

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