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Chinese authorities sentence foreign dissident

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/25/20, 11:17 am

A court in eastern China sentenced abducted bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 years in prison. The Chinese-born Swedish citizen operated a bookstore in Hong Kong for years that sold gossipy titles about China’s political leaders. In 2015, he disappeared from his seaside home in Thailand.

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Hong Kong implements coronavirus quarantine

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/05/20, 11:45 am

Hong Kong will put travelers from China under a 14-day quarantine, officials announced Wednesday. The territory has 21 confirmed coronavirus cases. Health workers there are still on strike, calling for officials to shut down Hong Kong’s borders with China to stop the outbreak from spreading further.

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Hong Kong reports first coronavirus death

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/04/20, 11:38 am

A 39-year-old man died from the coronavirus in Hong Kong as health workers walked off the job for a second day. Several hospitals in the territory limited services because about 9,000 of their employees went on strike, demanding completely closed borders with China to slow the spread of the disease.

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