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Video of Huawei executive’s arrest in Canada released as extradition hearings draw closer

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Canadian authorities agreed to release footage of the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, the CFO of Huawei, who is fighting against extradition to the US on charges of conspiracy and fraud. Her lawyers say she was denied due process. The footage shows the arrest of Meng on December 1, 2018 at the Vancouver International Airport during Read More

Citigroup, BNP caught up in U.S. case against Huawei CFO: documents

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S.-based Citigroup (C.N) and French bank BNP Paribas (BNPP.PA) are caught up in the U.S. criminal case against the chief financial officer of China’s Huawei Technologies, according to newly available documents. FILE PHOTO: A Huawei company logo is pictured at the Shenzhen International Airport in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China July 22, Read More

Twitter bans ‘state media’ from advertising… and guess who decides how they are defined

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As mainstream media outlets accused Twitter of allowing a Chinese news agency to advertise its reporting on the Hong Kong protests, the platform announced it would ban all “state-controlled” media advertising within a month. “Going forward, we will not accept advertising from state-controlled news media entities,” Twitter announced on Monday afternoon. We have updated our Read More

‘We are moving into a new, controlled society worse than old totalitarianism’ – Zizek on Google leak

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Modern censorship is more dangerous than open totalitarianism, it being concealed and incorporated in our daily routine, says Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek, commenting on the insider leak detailing Google’s news blacklist. The intellectual told RT he’s not advocating for online anarchy, comparing it to snuff movies in hardcore pornography – some regulation should be in Read More

Hong Kong police rush protesters after brief stand-off

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Riot officers carrying shields have chased protesters through a busy district in Hong Kong to end a brief stand-off outside a police station. Pro-democracy protesters gathered outside the station in Mong Kok after an approved rally ended on Saturday evening. Videos and photos posted to social media showed demonstrators pointing lasers as they passed the Read More

Hong Kong teachers march against police brutality

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Thousands of protesters are marching through the streets of Hong Kong for a tenth week, demanding democratic reforms and a halt to police brutality. In the first of three protests planned for today, black-clad teachers gathered in a public square in the city’s central district, before marching toward the home of chief executive Carrie Lam. Read More

Hong Kong: More protesters take to the streets to defy Beijing

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Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Hong Kong calling for democratic reforms. A protest march by teachers is currently under way. It will be followed by another anti-government march in Hung Hom at 3.30pm and a pro-government rally at 5pm at Tamar Park in Admiralty. The latest protests come days after Hong Read More

Twitter diplomat? Trump wants to arrange meeting between China’s Xi and Hong Kong protesters

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Donning his peacemaker cap, US President Donald Trump said he has “no doubt” about a “happy” resolution to Hong Kong’s unrest, suggesting, via tweet, a meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and the city’s protest leaders. The president made the overture on Thursday in his favorite online venue – Twitter – promising that “If President Read More

Beijing: US ‘insanely involved in anti-Chinese criminal cases in Hong Kong’

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China has accused the United States of collaborating with violent extremists in an effort to undermine stability in Hong Kong. A statement released by the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) condemned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other US lawmakers for Read More