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U.S. Limits Hong Kong’s Access to Sensitive Innovation Over Security Law

The Trump administration made it harder to export sensitive American technology to Hong Kong, escalating pressure on China as lawmakers in Beijing prepared to hand down a national security law that limits the former British colony’s autonomy. The U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in a statement Monday that the security legislation, which China’s top…

Hong Kong’s mental health had already been battered by the protests. Then came the coronavirus

Hong Kong (CNN)Alvin Yau is exhausted. Like other residents in Hong Kong, he hasn't had a break in nearly a year, ricocheting from one crisis to the next.When Hong Kong was consumed by anti-government, pro-democracy protests last year, the 25-year-old banking analyst found himself constantly on edge, unable to sleep at night, and so overwhelmed…

Hong Kong’s pandas mate for first time in years in privacy of coronavirus lockdown

Captive animals had previously shown little inclination too mate, and scientists are hopeful it may result in pregnancy Isolation suits Ying Ying and Le Le, whom scientists have been trying to breed since they reached sexual maturity 10 years ago. Photograph: Ocean Park Hong Kong/AFP via Getty Images A middle-aged couple of giant pandas in…

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Still long way to go on EU recovery fund offer, EU authorities says

© Reuters. BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Negotiations towards the European Union's coronavirus recovery fund still have a long way to go before a summit of EU leaders later this month, a senior EU official involved in the talks said on Thursday. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said negotiators aimed to keep the size of…

Russia thinking about $26 billion budget costs trek to combat virus, says PM

© Reuters. Russian Prime Minister Mishustin takes part in a video conference call with officials in Moscow MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said on Thursday the government would consider increasing budget spending by 1.8 trillion roubles ($25.6 billion) to fight the coronavirus and support the economy. Some economists have said Russia's regulations…

IMF advises Ukraine to keep reserve bank independent as governor’s exit rattles market

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Ukraine's Central Bank Governor Smoliy speaks during an interview with Reuters in Kiev By Matthias Williams (NYSE:) and Natalia Zinets KYIV (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund urged Ukraine on Thursday to maintain the independence of the central bank after Governor Yakiv Smoliy unexpectedly resigned, citing "systematic political pressure". The negative…

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