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U.S. bans trade with Chinese surveillance firms

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/08/19, 11:13 am

The United States late Monday blacklisted several Chinese companies that make surveillance technology used to persecute religious minorities. The Commerce Department barred 28 companies from buying technology from U.S. businesses without government approval.

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Hong Kong starts enforcing mask ban

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/07/19, 11:00 am

The Hong Kong government on Monday charged the first two people with violating a ban on face masks that took effect on Saturday. The charges carry a possible sentence of up to a year in prison. The two protesters, an 18-year-old student and a 38-year-old woman, also face charges of unlawful assembly, punishable by up to five years in jail.

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Hong Kong bans masks

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/04/19, 10:57 am

Thousands of protesters wearing masks crowded the streets in Hong Kong’s central business district on Friday shouting, “Hong Kong resist!” Local media said two activists filed legal challenges against a new measure that bans protesters from covering their faces.

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