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Two truck accidents on Hong Kong’s Tuen Mun motorways lower than 24 hours after deadly Tolo crash – NEWPAPER24

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Two truck accidents on Hong Kong’s Tuen Mun motorways lower than 24 hours after deadly Tolo crash

2019-03-16 06:45:59




Two extra accidents occurred on Hong Kong’s motorways on Saturday morning, lower than 24 hours after a deadly crash.Each incidents on Saturday concerned vans and occurred lower than an hour aside in Tuen Mun within the New Territories, inflicting visitors jams.On Friday evening, a van driver escaped critical damage after shedding management of his automobile on Tolo Freeway in Tai Po, solely to be killed moments later by a GoGoVan automobile as he walked onto the highway to examine the injury.Driver escapes damage solely to…

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Senators ask US to sanction Myanmar military chief – NEWPAPER24

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2019-03-20 22:51:33

WASHINGTON: Senators referred to as on Wednesday (Mar 20) for the USA to slap sanctions on Myanmar’s military chief, saying extra wanted to be performed to carry accountability over the marketing campaign towards the Rohingya.

In a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the 4 senators stated Myanmar has proven “no credible indicators of progress” regardless of widespread worldwide condemnation of the killings and sexual violence towards members of the principally Muslim minority.

Senators together with Dick Durbin, the number-two Democrat, stated that sanctions towards Myanmar’s military chief, Senior Basic Min Aung Hlaing, in addition to different high officers would show “US intolerance for behaviour that contravenes elementary human rights.”

“The Trump administration has taken no motion towards these senior officers although sanctions designations would ship a robust message that the USA helps accountability for these perpetrating well-documented human rights abuses towards the Rohingya and different ethnic minorities,” wrote the group that additionally included Republican Senator Todd Younger of Indiana, which has develop into a hub for refugees from Myanmar.

The Treasury Division in August imposed sanctions on 4 commanders accused of orchestrating massacres, however the senators stated the transfer was inadequate.

They urged sanctions towards Min Aung Hlaing beneath the Magnitsky Act, a US legislation named after a Russian accountant who died in jail that lays out the seizure of property and a US journey ban for overseas officers who violate human rights.

Round 740,000 Rohingya fled into neighboring Bangladesh in 2017 in a army marketing campaign that the UN referred to as ethnic cleaning.

In a uncommon overseas media interview final month, Min Aung Hlaing instructed Japan’s Asahi Shimbun that there was “no sure proof” the military had persecuted the Rohingya.

The army shares energy with a civilian authorities led by Aung San Suu Kyi, a former heroine within the West when she was beneath home arrest who has been extensively condemned for not talking up on behalf of the Rohingya.

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Trump says tariffs on Chinese language items might keep for ‘substantial interval’ – NEWPAPER24

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2019-03-20 23:05:44

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump warned on Wednesday (Mar 20) that america might depart tariffs on Chinese language items for a “substantial interval” to make sure that Beijing complies with any commerce settlement.

The stance may complicate U.S.-China commerce talks set to renew subsequent week, as Chinese language officers have been urgent for a full lifting of U.S. tariffs as a part of any deal, folks acquainted with the talks have stated.

Trump stated his prime negotiators, U.S. Commerce Consultant Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, would depart for Beijing this weekend, confirming plans for talks subsequent week disclosed on Tuesday by an administration official.

The face-to-face talks would be the first since Trump delayed a Mar 1 deadline to avert an increase in tariffs on US$200 billion value of Chinese language imports to 25 per cent from the present 10 per cent.

“The deal is coming alongside properly,” Trump stated to reporters on the White Home, including that the China journey was meant “to additional the deal.”

However when requested about lifting U.S. tariffs on Chinese language items, Trump stated: “We’re not speaking about eradicating them. We’re speaking about leaving them for a considerable time frame as a result of we now have to guarantee that if we do the deal, China lives by it.”

Trump didn’t elaborate on his plans for the tariffs. His negotiators have demanded that China conform to an enforcement mechanism to make sure that Beijing follows via on any reform pledges in any deal.

Washington is demanding that China finish practices it says drive the switch of American know-how to Chinese language firms, enhance entry for American firms to China’s markets and curb industrial subsidies.

Since July 2018, america has imposed duties on US$250 billion value of Chinese language imports, together with US$50 billion in know-how and industrial items at 25 % and US$200 billion in different merchandise together with furnishings and development supplies, at 10 %. China has hit again with tariffs on about US$110 billion value of U.S. items, together with soybeans and different commodities.

The eight-month commerce battle between the world’s two largest economies has raised prices, roiled monetary markets, shrunk U.S. farm exports and disrupted manufacturing provide chains.

In a while Wednesday, throughout a speech in Lima, Ohio, Trump emphasised once more that he needed america to succeed in a “nice” commerce take care of China.

“We’re up to now down, it is received to be an incredible deal. If it is not an incredible deal, you by no means catch up,” Trump stated in remarks at a navy tank manufacturing plant.

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Vietnam jails dissident for ‘reactionary’ Fb posts that criticised state surveillance and lengthy leases for international traders – NEWPAPER24

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Vietnam jails dissident for ‘reactionary’ Fb posts that criticised state surveillance and lengthy leases for international traders

2019-03-20 12:01:34




A Vietnamese activist was sentenced to 2 years in jail on Wednesday for “abusing democratic freedoms” within the conservative communist state that has seen an uptick in dissident detentions underneath a hardline management.Le Minh The was convicted for a collection of Fb posts following a half-day trial in southern Can Tho province, state media reported.Vietnam’s Catholics: cross with China, and all communistsHe “intentionally posted and distributed reactionary propaganda info on-line,…

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