Sunday, May 31, 2020

White House News (白宮消息) | May 31, 2020

White House News (白宮消息) | May 31, 2020

 George Floyd protests – live: Police cars and buildings torched as violent clashes reach Trump Tower and White House on fifth night of unrest

May 31 - Tense protests over the death of George Floyd raged for a fifth consecutive night on Saturday in cities across the US, from Philadelphia to Los Angeles, with police cars set ablaze and reports of injuries mounting on all sides.
The demonstrations, which began in Minneapolis following Floyd’s death on Monday when a police officer pressed a knee onto his neck until he stopped breathing, have become a national phenomenon as protesters decry years of police brutality against African Americans.
The violent clashes between activists and law enforcement reached the White House and the doors of Trump Towers in New York and Chicago on Saturday night after Donald Trump inflamed the situation with tweets threatening “vicious” retribution...    more
May 31 - Authorities in Minneapolis deployed the National Guard on Saturday to deal with protests and riots in the city, determined to avoid the scenes of looting and destruction from the night before. Their tactics were aggressive, as this video below shows, with guardsmen marching through residential neighbourhoods ordering people to go inside their homes – and firing non-lethal rounds at them if they failed to comply. This footage, not usually the kind associated with American cities, is being widely shared.     more coming up!

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Charlie Brown (查理布朗) | May 30, 2020

《花生漫畫》西元1952年六月/"Peanuts" on June 22nd, 1952

White House News (白宮消息) | May 30, 2020

May 30 - ..."Chauvin and three other police officers involved in Floyd's arrest have been fired as protests rage across the United States.

Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter after enough evidence was gathered to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said today."  source

 May 29, 2020
President Trump News Conference
President Trump delivered a statement in the White House Rose Garden announcing that the U.S. is terminating its relationship with the World Health Organization and redirecting funds for public health needs. He took no questions from reporters.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Charlie Brown (查理布朗) | May 29, 2020

White House News (白宮消息) | May 29, 2020

Hong Kong: What is the BNO and what does the UK move mean?

The UK has said it is considering more rights for holders of a special passport issued to some people in Hong Kong.

May 29 - The territory, which used to be a British colony, was handed back to China in 1997. Anyone born before then is eligible to apply for a British National (Overseas) passport, known as a BNO.
If China implements a controversial proposed security law, people holding the BNO, could get a "path to citizenship", the UK said.

Trump targets China over Hong Kong security law
President Donald Trump has announced that he will start to end preferential treatment for Hong Kong in trade and travel, in response to a new security law pushed by Beijing.

May 30 -
He described the Chinese government's moves to introduce the measure in Hong Kong as a "tragedy".
Mr Trump also said he was "terminating" the US relationship with the World Health Organization over Covid-19.
China has told the West to "stop interfering" in Hong Kong.
The territory, a former British colony, enjoys unique freedoms not seen in mainland China. But many people there see the looming security law as bringing an end to Hong Kong's special status, agreed under a 1984 agreement between China and the UK.
There are fears the proposed measure - which has sparked a wave of anti-mainland protests - could end Hong Kong's unique status and make it a crime to undermine Beijing's authority in the territory.
This week, Britain said that if China went forward with the law, it could offer British National (Overseas) passport holders in Hong Kong a path to UK citizenship.
On Friday, the UK Home Office confirmed that up to three million people with BNO status could acquire citizenship in this way - as long as they applied for and were granted a passport.   source

China's move to tighten control of Hong Kong prompts U.S. policy changes
May 29, 2020

Thursday, May 28, 2020

White House News (白宮消息) | May 28, 2020

What impact would revoking status have?

It could jeopardise billions of dollars worth of trade between Hong Kong and the US and could dissuade people from investing there in the future.
It would also hurt mainland China, which uses Hong Kong as a kind of middleman for transactions with the rest of the world. Mainland companies and multinational firms use the territory as an international or regional base.
Shortly after Mr Pompeo's declaration, prominent pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong called on US, European and Asian leaders to follow his lead and reconsider Hong Kong's special trade status if Beijing imposes the security law.
"Once the law is implemented, Hong Kong will be assimilated into China's authoritarian regime, on both rule of law and human rights protections," he warned.
The security law would create "massive damage to expats and investors in Hong Kong", he said. Maintaining the city's autonomy was the "only way" to protect business, he added.

Monday, May 25, 2020

White House News (白宮消息) | May 25, 2020

It wasn't just the beaches. Pictures posted on social media showed mostly unmasked people crowded together at ACE Speedway in Altamahaw, North Carolina, on Saturday.

"We're tired of being stuck in the house. I'm not afraid of this virus one bit," spectator Becky Woosley told CNN affiliate WGHP.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

White House News (白宮消息) | May 24, 2020

“Our love of God and neighbor is always personal and not partisan,” the statement added. ” While we share the desire to bring people back to Mass as quickly as possible, we will wait to schedule our public worship when it is safe and we are prepared to do so.”

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Charlie Brown (查理布朗) | May 23, 2020

《花生漫畫》西元1952年五月/"Peanuts" on June 8th, 1952

《花生漫畫》西元1952年五月/"Peanuts" on June 15th, 1952

White House News (白宮消息) | May 23, 2020

WASHINGTON (May 23) - President Donald Trump said Friday that places of worship are "essential" and should open this weekend...

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