China passes national security law for governing Hong Kong

Some fear that the new law will take away freedoms that make Hong Kong the only real global financial center in China.
Chinese authorities repeatedly said the law is aimed at a few "troublemakers" and not investors, but people are nervous.
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IMF says U.S.-China tensions impede global growth

Oct 15, 2019
0.8% may not sound like a lot, but on a global scale, it's different.
The IMF released a report saying global growth would be larger if the U.S.-China trade war ended. Above, workers prepare a shipping container at a port in the Shandong province of China in January, 2019.
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