Thousands cast 'protest' vote against new Hong Kong security law July 13, 2020

from World Business Report· ·

500,000 Hong Kong citizens have queued to cast ballots over the weekend in what the Chinese-ruled city's opposition camp says is a symbolic protest vote against tough national security laws directly imposed by Beijing. We hear from the BBC's Danny Vincent. China releases second quarter growth figures this week; independent economist Michael Hughes tells us what to expect. Leaders of the 27 EU nations meet virtually on Friday to discuss plans to inject hundreds of billions of dollars into economies ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic; we hear from Maria Demertzis, deputy director of the Bruegel think tank in Brussels. Plus, …



500,000 Hong Kong citizens have queued to cast ballots over the weekend in what the Chinese-ruled city's opposition camp says is a symbolic protest vote against tough national security laws directly imposed by Beijing. We hear from the BBC's Danny Vincent. China releases second quarter growth figures this week; independent economist Michael Hughes tells us what to expect. Leaders of the 27 EU nations meet virtually on Friday to discuss plans to inject hundreds of billions of dollars into economies ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic; we hear from Maria Demertzis, deputy director of the Bruegel think tank in Brussels. Plus, Hannah Deacon, a medical cannabis campaigner says that the coronavirus pandemic could be opportunity for the industry to grow in the UK. And in Wales, churches and chapels will start to reopen from Monday. But there will be one thing missing for people sitting in the pews: a choir; we hear from Delyth Morgans Phillips a member of the Corisma choir in South Wales.