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The Financial Times’ main story reports that Beijing has imposed sanctions on 11 American politicians and human rights figures in a “retaliatory move” to similar US actions against Chinese and Hong Kong officials following a controversial new security law in Hong Kong. The paper reports that media mogul Jimmy Lai was detained by the territory’s police for allegedly breaching the security law, in what it calls the “most high-profile arrest” since the legislation was introduced in June.

Financial Times Front Page 25th of June 2024

Both Conservative and Labour party pledges to improve public services in the UK have been deemed ‘essentially unfunded’ by a think tank, which criticises the parties for failing to make tough financial choices and warns of potential economic instability.

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