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US slams China’s ‘direct attack’ on Hong Kong’s autonomy

US slams China’s ‘direct attack’ on Hong Kong’s autonomy

Washington, Mar 6(UNI) The United States on Saturday called China’s moves to change the Hong Kong electoral system “a direct attack” upon its autonomy and democratic processes, saying Washington is working at “galvanising collective action” against Chinese rights abuses.
The US condemnation came shortly after Beijing proposed a legislation that would tighten its increasingly authoritarian grip on Hong Kong by making changes to the electoral committee that chooses the city’s leader, giving it new power to nominate legislative candidates.
The measure, set to be approved during a week-long session of China’s rubber-stamp parliament, would further marginalise a democratic opposition decimated after Beijing imposed national security legislation following anti-government protests that rocked Hong Kong in 2019.
The US condemns China’s “continuing assault on democratic institutions in Hong Kong”, State Department spokesman Ned Price told a news briefing, adding that Washington was working to rally its allies and partners to speak in one voice and condemning China’s abuses against minority Muslims in Xinjiang and the “repression” taking place in Hong Kong, Al Jazeera reported.
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11 Apr 2021 | 12:58 AM

London, Apr 10 (UNI) Prince Philip’s funeral will take place on April 17 in Windsor, reported Britain's national broadcaster BBC on Saturday, citing the Buckingham Palace.

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Protests in Australia against deaths of indigenous people in jails : Reports

11 Apr 2021 | 12:49 AM

Canberra, Apr 10 (UNI)
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Bangladesh reports 5,334 new covid cases, 77 deaths in one day

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10 Apr 2021 | 8:03 PM

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Blinken to discuss Russia with NATO allies : Reports

Blinken to discuss Russia with NATO allies : Reports

10 Apr 2021 | 9:23 AM

Washington, Apr 10 (UNI) US Secretary of State Antony Blinken would visit Brussels next week to discuss Russia's alleged military buildup near it's border with Ukraine, a local media outlet reported on Saturday.

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Kerry and Dr Momen exchange views on climate change mitigation

Kerry and Dr Momen exchange views on climate change mitigation

10 Apr 2021 | 9:05 AM

Dhaka, Apr 10 (UNI) Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen sought U.S. support for helping his country meet it's commitments to the Paris Agreement during his meeting with the US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry.

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