The National Iranian Tanker Company-operated Sanchi sinks, following its January 6 collision with a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship off Shanghai, China, leaving no survivors.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says up to three million Hong Kong residents will be offered citizenship in the United Kingdom, following the passing of a controversial new national security law by China. Under the British government's plans, Hong Kongers will be able to settle in the UK for five years under political asylum, and after a further year will be able to apply for citizenship. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says there will be "no limits on numbers or quotas", due to the UK's "historic commitment to the people of Hong Kong".
Twitter says it has suspended more than 200,000 automated accounts on the social media site that it believes were part of a Chinese government-run campaign to spread misinformation about the protests in Hong Kong.
The U.S. consulate in Hong Kong says that China denied a request for a port call to Hong Kong by the USS Wasp. China says that it handles approvals "case by case, in accordance with the principle of sovereignty".
The Stethem visits Shanghai, signaling that relations between the two countries continue despite tensions over the recent Lassen 6 cruise near artificial islands constructed by China. The navies of the two nations plan combined maritime exercise as well.
Thousands of people protest against plans to introduce national patriotism lessons in Hong Kong schools, calling it Chinese propaganda. [http:--www.bangkokpost.com-news-asia-304906-hong-kong-parents-protest-china-patriotism-lessons ("Bangkok Post")]date=August 2019