(Bloomberg Opinion) — The U.S. is deploying its economic weaponry as never before, using unilateral sanctions to punish China for the erosion of Hong Kong’s autonomy and its treatment of Uighur minorities in the country’s northwest. Western experience with Russia suggests Washington’s efforts to force a change of behavior are unlikely to succeed, even if the measures remain in place for years.
Washington blacklisted a powerful Chinese conglomerate and officials over human rights abuses in Xinjiang at the end of July, just as President Donald Trump suggested he would ban popular Chinese-owned video app TikTok. In early August, weeks after Beijing imposed a national security law on Hong Kong, the White House took the most dramatic step of all, targeting the territory’s leader, Carrie Lam, and a handful of others. The Hong Kong Autonomy Act passed by the U.S. in July may expand that group, and target their bankers, too.
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A Republican student group at Arizona State University is raising money for the 17-year-old gunman who fatally shot two protesters and injured another in Kenosha, Wisconsin. College Republicans United said that half of all funds they raise during the semester will go toward Kyle Rittenhouse’s legal defense. The group, which is not part of the main ASU College Republicans, described the accused murderer as a “community volunteer” and a “citizen who attempted to help in a city of chaos.” In a tweet on Thursday announcing the fundraising plan, College Republicans United tweeted that Rittenhouse “does not deserve to have his entire life destroyed because of the actions of violent
WINNIPEG, MB, Aug. 27, 2020 /CNW/ – Lakeview Hotel Investment Corp. (TSXV: LHIC) (the “Corporation” or “Lakeview“) announced that it is relying on the exemption provided in Manitoba Securities Commission Blanket Order 52-504 ? Temporary Exemption from Certain Corporate Finance Requirements with Deadlines during the Period from June 2, to August 31, 2020 (“Blanket Order 52-504“) to postpone the filing of the following continuous disclosure documents:
- the filing of the Corporation’s interim financial statements and related management discussion and analysis for the six month periods ended June 30, 2020 (the “Required Quarterly Filings“); and
- compliance with the delivery requirements of applicable securities laws relating to the Required Quarterly Filings.
Blanket Order 52-504 provides Lakeview with an additional 45 days from the deadlines otherwise applicable under securities laws to make the respective filings (the “Extension Period“).