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23
May

President Donald Trump pressed for a further reopening of the United States as job losses mount from coronavirus shutdowns, while China's premier warned of "immense" economic challenges, even as the Asian giant emerges from the worst of the pandemic. As stated by Antara, calls to kickstart the world's two largest economies came as large parts of Europe continued to resume normal life as the crisis there abates, with more shops opening and beaches welcoming tourists. But the lifting of restrictions in some places comes despite virus cases passing five million globally, with the disease continuing its march in Latin America and Russia//Ant

23
May

Before the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ’s) May-23 deadline for Myanmar to file first report in the Rohingya genocide case, regional parliamentarians urged Myanmar to act promptly, to end discriminatory restrictions against the minority group. As quoted by Antara, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) noted in a statement received in Jakarta on Friday, that authorities should also safeguard all civilians in the ongoing war in the states of Rakhine and Chin. Member of Parliament in Malaysia and APHR Chair Charles Santiago emphasized, that his side has yet to see any credible evidence of Myanmar taking steps to improve the situation for Rohingya//Ant

23
May

Pro-democracy campaigners in Hong Kong vowed Friday, to take to the streets in protest over what they said was China's fiercest assault, on the city's treasured autonomy with its move to impose a security law. As quoted by AFP.com, the proposal for the legislation -- expected to ban treason, subversion and sedition -- was introduced into China's rubber-stamp parliament at the opening of its annual session on Friday morning.

It followed repeated warnings from China's communist leaders, they would no longer tolerate dissent in Hong Kong, a semi-autonomous city that endured seven months of massive pro-democracy protests last year. Jimmy Sham, leader of the Civil Human Rights Front, which organised the million-person rally that kicked off last year's unrest. This is the largest nuclear weapon the Chinese Communist Party has used in its mutual destruction of Hong Kong//AFP

23
May

China warned Friday that its huge economy will suffer an immense hit from the coronavirus, as the ongoing pandemic and national lockdowns, cause massive global job losses and Russia faces a steep increase in deaths. As quoted by AFP.com, as Beijing's communist rulers failed, to set an annual growth target for the first time in decades, Asian markets fell, further battered by Chinese moves to crack down on Hong Kong's treasured autonomy.

China's e-commerce giant Alibaba added to the gloom by reporting an 88 percent drop in first quarter net profit, despite higher than forecast revenue. New coronavirus infections have begun to dip in much of the world, but the economic damage from the pandemic is only just beginning, and the disease is continuing its deadly march in Latin America and Russia//AFP