China's ruling Communist Party is accused of mass detentions, forced labor, forced birth control and other abuses against Muslim minorities in the country's Xinjiang region. China denies the allegations.
Anti-government protesters have adapted new methods to protest without violating the new security law legislation.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel had video calls with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and President Xi Jinping, where they discussed ties, as well as China's security law for Hong Kong.
US President Trump says his former national security advisor John Bolton would pay a "big price" for what he described as an illegal tell-all memoir.
Stand-off between Indian and Chinese border troops is the culmination of festering tensions between the two sides over territory that has been contested for more than a century.
Brawls and face-offs flare up on a fairly regular basis between the two nuclear-armed giants over their 3,500-kilometre frontier, which has never been properly demarcated, but no one has been killed in decades.
President Emmanuel Macron says "he was monitoring the (Hong Kong) situation closely and reiterated France's support for the principle of "one country, two systems".
"United States is ready, willing and able to mediate or arbitrate their now raging border dispute," US President Trump tweets, as troops of both countries remain locked in a standoff in India-administered Kashmir's Ladakh region.
Indian observers say thousands of troops from both sides face each other in Galwan Valley following controversial Indian construction in high-altitude Ladakh area of India-administered Kashmir, scene of a brief but bloody war in 1962 that India lost.
Feeling the pinch of rising Chinese tech, the Silicon Valley giants become political to stay in the game.
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US President Donald Trump says World Health Organization had "done a very sad job" in its handling of coronavirus and he would soon make a decision about US funding to it.
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