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Hong Kong pro-democracy activists appear in court [Video]

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Hong Kong pro-democracy activists appear in court

More than 20 pro-democracy activists have appeared in a Hong Kong court accused of joining or organising an illegal gathering on June 4 to mark the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.

Their case had been postponed until next month.

Al Jazeera’s Divya Gopalan reports from Hong Kong, where there are growing concerns over freedom of speech.

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Asia Society Policy Institute: Weaponizing the Belt and Road Initiative [Video]

The U.S.-based Asia Society Policy Institute followed up last weeks launch of its new report Weaponizing the Belt and Road Initiative with a compelling webinar discussion with the papers author, ASPI Vice President for International Security and Diplomacy, Daniel Russel, and Elina Noor, director of political-security affairs at ASPI. Scott Swift, former commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, also joined the discussion.

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31st August 2020 (Hong Kong) The winners of 2020 Miss Hong Kong pageant emerged yesterday evening. The champion was No. 8, Lisa MarieTseGa Ye, the first runner-up was No. 2 Celina Harto, a trainee interior designer and the second runner-up was No. 4 Rosita Kwok Pak Yin. The recently announced Miss Friendship was won []

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In this presidential election cycle, both Democrats and Republicans claim to be tough on China What does that actually mean? In fact, what does the American public really know about the China of today? On this edition of the program we attempt to separate myth from reality