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Voice of America 22 May 2020

US: China's Security Law Would be 'Death Knell' for Hong Kong's Autonomy


As pro-democracy lawmakers scuffle with security in Hong Kong, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asks China to reconsider its push to impose national security law on semiautonomous territory #UnitedStates #China #HongKong

Director of People's Action, George Goehl, explains why he believes Sen. Heitkamp would be a "disastrous" pick to head the USDA and details why the organization is backing Rep. Marcia Fudge for the role.
Frances O'Grady, general secretary of the Trades Union Congress, says the public sector workers that "kept Britain going" during the pandemic should be rewarded for it.

She said a potential public sector pay freeze - which amounts to a pay cut, due to inflation - would re-introduce austerity for the "people that put their health and, in some cases, lives on the line to help the rest of us".

Speaking to Sophy Ridge, Ms O'Grady called it "bad economics", refusing to rule out strike action.
Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam has defended Beijing's national security law during her annual address.
China imposed the controversial legislation in June and high-profile opposition activists have been jailed since then.
Al Jazeera's Adrian Brown reports from Hong Kong.
French #police on Tuesday faced accusations of a 'scandalous' use of excessive force after they fired tear gas to disperse a camp pitched by homeless #migrants in Paris. The government is already facing a storm of criticism over a new #security #law that opponents say will erode the accountability of the police.

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