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China mandates pause on divorce

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/29/20, 11:59 am

Married couples in China jointly filing for separation now must spend a month “cooling-off” before divorcing. The Chinese legislature on Thursday passed a law that delays the processing of divorce requests for 30 days, except in cases of domestic violence.

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China approves Hong Kong national security law

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/28/20, 10:19 am

China’s National People’s Congress made an expected cut to Hong Kong’s autonomy on Thursday. The new security law bans sedition, foreign interference, and secession against the Chinese government. It also will allow security forces from China to operate in Hong Kong. Pro-democracy protesters rejected the move as an attempt to stifle dissent.

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Hong Kong police crack down on protests

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/27/20, 11:18 am

Hundreds of riot police surrounded Hong Kong’s Legislative Council on Wednesday morning as lawmakers considered whether to criminalize abuse of the national anthem. Authorities detained at least 300 people throughout the city for unlawful assembly. Some lawmakers spent the night at the government building in case protesters blocked the entrance before the vote, local media reported.

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