China moves to tighten grip on Hong Kong

BEIJING (AFP) – China moved yesterday to quash Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement by unveiling plans for a new security law at the start of its annual parliamentary session that also laid bare the “immense” economic challenges caused by the coronavirus. The 3,000-member National People’s Congress (NPC) began with a minute of silence for China’s victims of the coronavirus before Premier Li Keqiang delivered his annual version of the United States (US) president’s “state of the union” address. More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin