Racism a ‘chronic disease’ in the US

Publication date 01 June 2020 | 21:59 | ICT

China said on Monday that the ongoing civil unrest in the US highlighted its severe problems of racism and police violence, and exposed Washington’s double standards in supporting Hong Kong’s protesters.

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    Publication date 01 June 2020 | 21:57 | ICT

    A covid-19 financial aid package sailed through Thailand’s House of Representatives on Sunday but opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) attacked the 1.9 trillion baht ($60 billion) aid as mostly benefiting big businesses.

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    Publication date 01 June 2020 | 21:47 | ICT

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    Publication date 01 June 2020 | 21:46 | ICT

    Police fired tear gas outside the White House late on Sunday as major US cities were put under curfew to suppress rioting as anti-racism protesters again took to the streets to voice fury at police brutality.

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    Publication date 01 June 2020 | 21:45 | ICT

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    Publication date 31 May 2020 | 22:07 | ICT

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    Publication date 31 May 2020 | 22:00 | ICT

    Curfews were imposed on major US cities as clashes over police brutality escalated across the country with demonstrators ignoring warnings from President Donald Trump that his government would stop the violent protests “cold”.

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    Publication date 31 May 2020 | 21:59 | ICT

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    Publication date 31 May 2020 | 21:58 | ICT

    The accusations US President Donald Trump levelled at the practice of “one country, two systems” in Hong Kong is a gross misrepresentation of the ground situation, said Hong Kong Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah.