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Monday, 6 July 2020 23:38 WIB

A Chinese law professor who has written essays critical of President Xi Jinping's governance has reportedly been detained in Beijing. Friends of Xu Zhangrun say the writer and academic was taken from his home early Monday morning by more than a dozen police officers.  The New York Times, quoting his friend Geng Xiaonan, says a computer and papers were also taken from the home. Geng says she learned from Xu's wife that police told her Xu was accused of soliciting prostitutes during a recent visit to the southwestern city of Chengdu.   Xu Zhangrun taught law at Beijing's...

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Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas to Disperse Protesters
Monday, 22 July 2019 17:11 WIB | Global

Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets late Sunday to disperse pro-democracy protesters who again filled the streets of the Chinese territory. Tens of thousands of demonstrators protested for the seventh straight weekend, with some defacing the Chinese national emblem on Beijing's liaison office. Some threw eggs at the building and spray-painted surrounding security cameras. Acrid clouds of tear gas enveloped the territory's dense commercial district. The protests have morphed from a call for an end to the now-suspended bill to extradite Hong Kong residents charged with...

Global Tensions Mount Over Iran's Seizure of British Oil Tanker
Monday, 22 July 2019 09:59 WIB | Global

Global tensions continue to mount over Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, with Britain issuing a stern warning to Tehran and the Islamic Republic maintaining the seizure was a "reciprocal" move.   Britain's Foreign Office said Saturday it summoned Iran's Charge d'Affaires in London, one day after British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Tehran "may be choosing a dangerous path of illegal and destabilizing behavior" and warned Britain's "reaction will be considered but robust." Iran's powerful Guardian Council said Saturday the seizure was in...

China Calls on US To 'Correct' Iran Sanctions
Friday, 19 July 2019 23:56 WIB | Global

China urged Washington on Friday to œcorrect sanctions imposed on Chinese companies accused of helping Iran acquire materials for its nuclear program. U.S. pressure on Iran and its œlong-arm jurisdiction against companies in third countries is the œroot cause of tension with Tehran, a foreign ministry spokesman said. œChina has consistently and resolutely opposed the United States imposing unilateral sanctions and so-called long-armed jurisdiction over other countries, including China, said the spokesman, Geng Shuang. œWe urge the United States to immediately correct...

Iran Offers to Take Steps Toward Easing Tensions with US
Friday, 19 July 2019 17:11 WIB | Global

Iran signaled Thursday that it was willing to take steps to reduce the tensions over its nuclear program with the Trump administration. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told reporters in New York that Tehran would be open to more intrusive inspections of its nuclear program if Washington lifted its economic sanctions.  But the offer, which Zarif described as "a substantial move," was met with a tepid response.  A senior administration official told VOA on background, "The president has repeatedly said he is willing to have a conversation with Iranian leaders. If...

US Homeland Security Officer Defends Border Officer Action
Friday, 19 July 2019 11:36 WIB | Amerika Global

The US Homeland Security Officer (DHS) requested the protection of officers against approved migrants and their parents' unprotected children on the US-Mexico border, in a hearing on Thursday (18/7) at the Congress building, Capitol Hill. Acting Minister Kevin McAleenan asked questions from members of the Board's Supervision and Reform Committee, regarding unhealthy issues, prolonged detention, inappropriate requests by officers, and how DHS requested assistance from the number of Permit migrants. McAleenan said, with only billions of dollars in additional funding from Congress, his office...

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POLITICS
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