Hong Kong's appeal to mainland experts is aimed at achieving the widespread testing that helped underpin successful virus-eradication strategies in cities like Wuhan and Beijing.
Hong Kong media reported on Friday that Samuel Chu and five other activists from the territory, who now live in Britain, the United States, and elsewhere, have been put on the wanted list on charges of violating the national security law for Hong Kong.
Germany's Maas described the election decisions as "a further infringement of the rights of Hong Kong's citizens".
Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong, who has said he wants to hire a bodyguard to protect himself from detention after being barred from running for office, compared the testing push to Beijing's efforts to track other groups suspected of secessionist tendencies such as the largely Muslim Uighur minority in Xinjiang.
Beijing imposed the security law - which carries punishment of life imprisonment - against secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces.
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But we have seen all kinds of stuff like that during protests and we know that protests actually increase the spread of the virus. During the hearing, Fauci was been asked about why the Europe did better job than the U.S.in the aspect of containing COVID-19.
Since the law was passed last month, pro-democracy political organizations have disbanded as their leaders fled the region, and police have used the law to arrest protesters. Chu's warrant marks the first reported instance of the law being used against a foreign national.
While the city was slated to vote on September 6, Hong Kong's top official Carrie Lam announced on July 31 that the Legislative Council (LegCo) election would be postponed, claiming that gatherings of voters on polling day would threaten public health amid an uptick of CCP virus cases in the city.
But the move drew pushback from activists who alleged Hong Kong was using the pandemic as a pretext to halt the momentum of pro-democracy candidates.
China is reportedly suspending its extradition agreement with New Zealand in retaliation to New Zealand suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong. Trump cited concerns around mail-in voting fraud, which have largely been debunked.