Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. Photo: Robert Ng
He Weifang
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He Weifang

China could have limited Hong Kong extradition bill protests if it had a comparably fair judicial system

  • He Weifang, a professor of law at Peking University of China, questions the stagnation of judicial reform in China
  • Carrie Lam’s handling of the extradition bill is improper, and deployment of People's Liberation Army would be disastrous

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. Photo: Robert Ng
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China’s consumer inflation remained high in July, due in large part due to the cost of pork, with the African swine fever crisis ravaging the pig population in the world’s biggest consumer of pork. Photo: AFP

US trade war drives China’s producer prices into deflation, as pork prices send consumer inflation higher

  • Producer price index (PPI) fell back into negative territory at minus 0.3 per cent in July compared to a year earlier, down from the flat reading in June
  • Consumer price index (CPI) rose to 2.8 per cent in July, the highest reading since February 2018, largely due to rising pork prices
Topic |   China economy

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China’s consumer inflation remained high in July, due in large part due to the cost of pork, with the African swine fever crisis ravaging the pig population in the world’s biggest consumer of pork. Photo: AFP
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