The United States strongly condemns the arrests of eight pan-democratic politicians in Hong Kong, including five sitting members of the Legislative Council. The arrest of these lawmakers six months after the incident in question is a clear abuse of law enforcement for political purposes. The Hong Kong government’s harassment and intimidation of pro-democracy representatives and attempts to stifle dissent are stark examples of its ongoing complicity with the authoritarian Chinese Communist Party, which seeks to dismantle the promised autonomy of Hong Kong and eviscerate respect for human rights. We call on Beijing and the Hong Kong government to respect the right of the Hong Kong people to air their grievances through their elected representatives. The United States stands with the people of Hong Kong.
Federal Financial Regulatory Agencies Issue Interagency Policy Statement on Allowances for Credit Losses and Interagency Guidance on Credit Risk Review Systems Washington, DC (STL.News) Four federal financial regulatory agencies have approved a policy statement on […]
Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement: Secretary Anthony J. Blinken will travel September 6-8, 2021 to Doha, Qatar, where he will meet with Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Deputy Prime […]
(STL.News) Russian and China navy to joint operation chase the US warship that sank China fishing boats. YouTube video provided courtesy of Armed BN NOTE: STL.News does not guarantee the accuracy of information contained within […]