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[Companies should find ways to reduce vulnerability to #Beijing]

1. #China’s new unreliable entity list adds one more widget to its tool kits of economic statecraft, under which it has full discretion in determining which companies are problematic.

2. Beijing’s #LiaisonOffice recently called for a “new struggle against three mountains, from legal, education to social service sectors”, where local courts are required to serve Beijing’s punitive arm and which calls into question whether judicial independence can be sustained
3. So long as #HongKong continues to function as the gateway of global capital flowing into China, foreign companies and governments still have the leverage to call for more #HumanRights and #freedom protections.
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[#China slams HK judges using judiciary independence to challenge its authority]

1. #CCP mouthpiece People’s Daily attacks HK courts for using judiciary ind to challenge its authority, days after #LiaisonOffice urged a “new struggle against 3 mountains” that targets legal sector Image
2. The essay blasted judges for regarding #hkpolice as “dishonest witnesses”, although courts have already explained their ruling regarding the inconsistency behind the police’s evidence.
3. The paper also criticized the local judges for misinterpreting the One Country Two Systems and failing to uphold their duty to protect #Chinese national interests and national security.
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1. #US StateSec Pompeo certified #HK no longer warrants differential treatment under US law as ‘No reasonable person can assert that HK maintains a high degree of autonomy from #China Image
2. His report to Congress mentioned 3 key events to his decision: NPCSC’s assertion of its right to interpret all #HK; #Liaisonoffice’s claim that it was exempt from Basic Law; and the #NationalSecurityLaw announced last week.
3. He applauded millions of #HKprotesters who have stood up to #Beijing’s encroachment. But in response, he noted, the #HKgov ‘deployed tear gas’ & ‘made mass arrests’, while China ‘reportedly dispatched its People’s Armed Police into HK’, breaching Basic Law& Joint Declaration.
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[Demosisto's report on #LiaisonOffice's empire in #HK]

1.When #China's liaison office violates #1country2systems & claims to have "supervisory power" on HK issue, @demosisto today released a report & found that the office owns a property empire w. 757 properties, worth HK$3.4bn+
2. Since the Umbrella Movement, #liaisonoffice has scaled up its property portfolio, with over 130 properties purchased after 2014. Some of them were rented to pro-#Beijing groups which are active in elections and pro-govt rallies.
3. The expansion shows that #Beijing has accelerated its control over #Hongkong. Our founding chair Nathan @nathanlawkc stressed that #LiaisonOffice now literally interferes in local affairs and damage the city's autonomy with more communist party officials stationed in #HK.
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