The accused were arrested in January for organising and taking part in a primary held in July 2020 designed to win the upcoming election. Card Joseph Zen and Lee Cheuk-yan were present in the courthouse where the accused were arraigned. For US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, “Political participation and freedom of expression should not be crimes.” Beijing wants to severely punish Jimmy Lai, Benni Tai and Joshua Wong.
They were arrested in January for organizing and taking part in the July primary. A repeat of the Jimmy Lai case is feared. The group includes Benny Tai, strategist of the electoral campaign. Accused of "wanting to win the election". Chinese university students’ union banned.
For the Chinese president, 99 million people have been lifted out of poverty in eight years, a gift for the centenary of the Chinese Communist Party. However, the base point is too low; in fact, 13 per cent of the population still lives below the poverty line. Doubts have also been cast on economic picture since it is based on data provided by the provinces.
Chinese investments bring no benefits. Chinese companies violate local laws. Chinese workers get paid more than US$ 2,000 dollars while Venezuelans get US$ 350. The same situation is found in other parts of Latin America. Complaints are made against Chinese mining and oil companies.
The woman also starved, suffocated and burnt Piang Ngaih Don with a hot iron. Gaiyathiri Murugayan now faces life imprisonment. Defence attorney: the accused suffers from depression. The police suspend her husband. There are several cases of abuse of foreign workers.
Hwang Doo-Jin was sentenced to 12 years in prison for attempted murder of his partner. Local bishops urge people to avoid prejudice and abuse. The conviction has been appealed. There are fears of discrimination because the accused belongs to a small immigrant community.
The Court motivation for the rejection of latest bail request by the democracy tycoon. His commitment not to use the internet and to limit contact overlooked. The legal foundations of the city have been subverted. Links between Lai and the “Stand with Hong Kong” pressure group rejected.
New IT unit created to steal the secrets of western pharmaceutical companies. Alarm already launched by the Southern Parliament. Seoul Intelligence: cyber-attacks from the North increased by 32%. Kim Jong-un interested only in US and European drugs.
Chinese authorities: The city must be run by "patriots". The risk of disqualification before and after the vote. Carrie Lam: The central government intervened to avoid political chaos. District councillors already targeted. The postponement of the elections is a ploy to prevent the Democrats from winning.
First vaccines for healthcare professionals and hospital patients. AstraZeneca and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines are ready for use. Asia lags behind the US and Great Britain. In 2020, South Korean GDP was the third highest among advanced economies.
Putin's opponent gets two-and-a-half-year in prison. He announced that he is Christian, and noted that “there is a book that says what needs to be done, and I try to stick to it.” Praising the power of truth, he slams Russian authorities for exploiting veterans for political purposes. He could face more charges.
Torrential rains provoke flash flooding with five people dead so far, four of them children. Waters up to 2.5 meters high. Flooded houses and haywire traffic. Heavy rain is still expected in the coming days. Governor Baswedan accused of mismanaging the emergency.
They are part of the group of 80 big brands accused of doing business with Xinjiang companies that exploit forced labour. Giant Toshiba will close relations by the end of the year. The US and Britain have already imposed restrictions on imports of Chinese cotton.
Porfirije (Perić) succeeds 90-year-old Irinej (Gavrilović), who died in November. He represents “hope for the Vatican” and ecumenical relations. The Serbian Patriarchate remains close to Moscow. Kosovo is an unsolved issue. Russia supported the other two candidates.