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Joshua Wong, the Face of Hong Kong's Democracy Movement: Why the World Will Keep the Spotlight on Hong Kong in 2020

Joshua Wong (Demosisto) is one of the most prominent faces of Hong Kong's democracy movement and a leading figure in the "Umbrella Movement" which came into being in 2014. Together with hundreds of thousands of Hongkongers, the now 23-year-old is campaigning for free elections, reform of the voting system and democratization of the Chinese Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong.

US, China sign initial 'phase one' trade deal

The U.S. and China signed a "phase one" trade deal on Jan. 15 that marks a major milestone in the more than two-year trade war between the world's top two economies.

The agreement was signed by U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He during a White House ceremony attended by droves of government officials and business leaders.

Beijing opposes military adventurism risks heightening tension in region

China voiced opposition to the abuse of military force by the U.S. in Iraq, days after a U.S. drone strike killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad and a senior Iraqi figure.

The statement by Foreign Minister Wang Yi came after he spoke to his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov to discuss the tension in the Middle East, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

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