Friday, May 29, 2020

#JAPAN: Gov't Ends State Of Emergency

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Japan this  week declared at least a temporary victory in its battle with COVID-19, and it triumphed by following its own playbook. It drove down the number of daily new cases to near target levels of 0.5 per 100,000 people with voluntary and not very restrictive social distancing and without large-scale testing.

Instead, the country focused on finding clusters of infections and attacking the underlying causes, which often proved to be overcrowded gathering spots such as gyms and nightclubs.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

#CHINA: Parliament Approves Restrictive Hong Kong Security Law

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China's parliament has backed security legislation for Hong Kong which would make it a crime to undermine Beijing's authority in the territory.

The resolution - which now passes to China's senior leadership - has caused deep concern among those who say it could end Hong Kong's unique status and political freedoms. 

It could also see China installing its own security agencies in the region for the first time.

The move has already sparked a new wave of anti-mainland protest.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

#UK: Journalist Threatens Conservative MP For Defending Cabinet Member

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A podcaster who writes for two major British newspapers has tweeted his desire to physically attack a Conservative MP in front of his children.

Andy Dawson, who writes for left-leaning newspapers the Guardian and the Mirror and also co-hosts a podcast called Athletico Mince, was responding to a tweet by Sarah Vine, wife of Michael Gove MP.

Gove was on TV defending Dominic Cummings, who has come under fire for taking a 260-mile trip during the lockdown to bring his family to the countryside.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

#HONGKONG: Gov't Dismisses Concerns Over New Security Law

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Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam has said other countries "have no place" interfering in the territory, as she robustly defended a controversial national security law planned by China.

The law would ban treason, secession, sedition and subversion. Critics say it would limit the city's freedoms. Many fear it would be the end of the "One Nation, Two Systems" arrangement made between the city-state and the Communist Chinese mainland in 1997 when it was handed back by the British.

But in her weekly press conference, Ms Lam said it was a "responsible" move to protect the law-abiding majority.

She denied that the law would curtail the rights of Hong Kongers.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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Sunday, May 24, 2020

#KENYA: Jubilee Party Vows Crackdown On Renegade Members Of Parliament

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Kenya's Jubilee Party has warned that it will not tolerate acts of indiscipline by its members.

Ten MPs allied to Deputy President William Ruto have accused the party leadership of using State agencies to harass and intimidate them.

The MPs led by Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati) claimed there is an elaborate plan to arrest them, using fabricated charges

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Saturday, May 23, 2020

#CANADA: Four Federal Political Parties Apply For Federal Aid As Donations Dry Up

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Four of the main political parties in Canada have joined a growing list of organizations looking for federal support during the pandemic.

Spokespeople for the Liberal Party, the Conservative Party of Canada, the Green Party and the New Democratic Party told CBC News that they all have applied to the Canada emergency wage subsidy program to help them cover their employees' salaries as political donations dry up.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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Friday, May 22, 2020

#CHINA: People's Congress To Consider Law To Ban Dissent In Hong Kong

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Pro-democracy activists say they fear "the end of Hong Kong", after China announced plans for a new security law.

The US said the move could be "highly destabilising" and undermine China's obligations on Hong Kong's autonomy.

China's National People's Congress will on Friday debate the law, aimed at banning "sedition and subversion," which many fear will be broadly defined as any type of dissent against the Communist Party in mainland China.

Supporters say it is needed to tackle the violence in political protests that erupted last year, broadly disrupting normal life for many.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

#UK: Parliament Begins Debate On Post-Brexit Immigration Bill

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New immigration legislation now being debated in Parliament will focus on putting EU citizens wanting to move to the country on an equal footing with other nationalities, and will end the free movement of EU citizens into the UK, something that existed before Brexit.

But it will also pave the way for the government to introduce a new points-based system, which some say will affect the ability of care workers to come to the UK.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

#AUSTRALIA: 116 Nations Back Call For Coronavirus Origin Inquiry

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More than 110 countries have backed Australia's push for an independent coronavirus inquiry which has caused a damaging rift with China.

The African Group's 54 member states will co-sponsor the motion, joining 62 other countries including Russia, Indonesia, India, Japan, Britain and Canada.

The European Union's 27 members are all on board, along with Brazil, South Korea, Mexico, Turkey and New Zealand.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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