China in Focus (July 1): Congress Considers Response After ‘Death’ of Hong Kong Autonomy

More than 300 arrests were made in Hong Kong on July 1 as thousands took to the streets to protest. This, a day after Beijing passed its national security law.

It’s not just Hongkongers who are affected by the new law, but everyone in the world. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today said that the “one country, two systems” policy is now dead.

Taiwan’s navy is practicing live fire drills simulating an enemy attack. A fleet of F-16 fighter jets also carried live MK-84 bombs in drills in response to threats from the Chinese Communist Party.

Canada-China relations continue to deteriorate with Chinese authorities sentencing a Canadian millionaire to eight years behind bars. Some say it’s in retaliation for the arrest of Huawei’s CFO.

And U.S. customs officials seized 13 tons of hair products suspected to have been made by detained Uyghurs in China. There’s also suspicion that the beauty products were made from human hair.

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