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US delegates have ‘open mind’ on extradition law  Listenfacebook
Around a dozen lawmakers have discussed Hong Kong's extradition plans with members of the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission who are visiting the SAR. The body under the US Congress recently warned that the proposed laws threaten the security and economic interests of Americans in Hong Kong. One of the lawmakers at the talks, New People's Party chairwoman Regina Ip, said she tried to convince the delegates that Washington has nothing to fear from the legal changes. And she told Jim Gould the visitors appear to have an "open mind" on the matter:
Huawei chief shrugs off US moves against his firm  Listenfacebook
Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei has shrugged off US attempts to block his company's global ambitions, saying the United States underestimates the telecom giant's strength. Washington is banning Huawei from dealings with US firms without a specific licence because it says it's a threat to national security, although that measure has now been suspended for three months. But Ren said in an interview on mainland state TV that the telecom giant's 5G plans aren't affected at all. Annemarie Evans asked China analyst, Mark O'Neill, what he makes of Ren's comments:
Indonesia's Joko Widodo re-elected president as rival cries foul  Listenfacebook
Heavily armed Indonesian troops are on high alert amid fears of civil unrest in the capital Jakarta, as the surprise early announcement of official election results handed Joko Widodo another term as leader of the world's third-biggest democracy. Presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto vowed to take his claims of widespread cheating to court as several thousand supporters rallied in the capital. Annemarie Evans asked Keith Loveard, senior risk analyst with the Jakarta-based Concord Consulting, whether it had been a contentious election: