Headline RoundupMay 24th, 2020

China's New National Security Law Rekindles Hong Kong Tension

Summary from the AllSides News Team

A new Chinese national security law is stoking civil unrest in Hong Kong, as people protest measures that reportedly threaten to curtail civil liberties for residents of the semi-autonomous state. The China-Hong Kong relationship has come back into focus alongside concerns about China's management of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, and reports of renewed trade tensions with the U.S. Many voices throughout the media spectrum, regardless of political bias, framed the situation as an example of another Chinese attempt to exert control over Hong Kong and its residents. Some questioned how the newfound tension, paired with accusations of a Chinese pandemic cover-up and potentially increased U.S. dependence on Chinese imports, will reshape the U.S.-China relationship going forward.

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