Archive for July 1st, 2017

Xi Jinping warns Hong Kong over sovereignty ‘red line’

Xi Jinping warns Hong Kong over sovereignty ‘red line’

01-Jul-2017 Intellasia | BBC | 11:11 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned against “impermissible” challenges to Beijing’s authority over Hong Kong. Mr Xi was speaking at the swearing-in of [...]
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Asian shares drop, tracking Wall St losses, mixed data

01-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Shares slipped in Asia on Friday, tracking an overnight decline on Wall Street. Strong Chinese manufacturing data failed to lift benchmarks in Hong Kong and Shanghai. KEEPING [...]
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Asia Stocks Follow US Drop as Dollar, Bonds Fall: Markets Wrap

01-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Asian equity markets slid, paring a quarterly gain, after a slump in US stocks triggered a surge in volatility. The dollar held on to losses and bonds fell as central banks [...]
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China’s President Xi inspects ‘hard-working comrades’ at HK garrison

01-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping stood bolt upright and impassive on Friday as he inspected more than 3,000 People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops in Hong Kong, the largest [...]
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Massive military parade for Xi as HK activists freed

01-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Tanks, missile launchers and chanting troops greeted President Xi Jinping in a potent display of Chinese military might Friday as part of his landmark visit to politically [...]
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Room service? Xi takes over HK luxury hotels

01-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China’s President Xi Jinping will want for nothing during his three-day visit to Hong Kong after taking over two entire luxury hotels with more than 1,300 rooms between [...]
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Britain hopes HK makes more progress towards democracy

01-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Britain hopes that Hong Kong will make more progress toward democracy, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Thursday in a statement marking 20 years of Chinese rule. [...]
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Beijing’s struggle to win HK’s young hearts

01-Jul-2017 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

This week, Hong Kong marks 20 years since its return from the UK to China but Lai Chun-yin is not celebrating. He is lying on his back on the pavement, spinning a football in [...]
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20 years on, freewheeling HK becomes more like the rest of repressed China

01-Jul-2017 Intellasia | USA Today | 6:00 AM

When Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived here Thursday to mark 20 years since the former British colony was handed over to China’s control, he was greeted by cheering [...]
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China sends aircraft carrier to HK for anniversary

China sends aircraft carrier to HK for anniversary

01-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A Chinese aircraft carrier is steaming towards Hong Kong for celebrations marking 20 years since Britain gave back the former colony, in a clear display of China’s [...]
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UK foreign minister Johnson urges democratic progress in HK

01-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

UK Foreign minister Boris Johnson on Thursday urged democratic progress in Hong Kong, 20 years after Britain returned the semi-autonomous city to China. “The rule of [...]
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Xi asserts authority over HK in PLA troop inspection

01-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

President Xi Jinping inspected troops based in Hong Kong on Friday as he asserts Chinese authority over the former British colony China took control of 20 years ago. Xi rode [...]
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HK airline Cathay Dragon expands its mainland China network

01-Jul-2017 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Dragon said it will grow its network in mainland China through the expansion of its code share arrangement with Shenzhen Airlines. The [...]
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President Xi Jinping tours HK junior police training camp

01-Jul-2017 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

As part of his visit to mark the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to Chinese rule, the president toured the Junior Police Call camp at Pat Heung in Yuen Long In [...]
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‘If you are born and raised in HK, you care about HK’s future more than anything’

01-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Qz | 6:00 AM

This extract has been excerpted with permission from PEN Hong Kong from the essay “Hometown,” by Kris Cheng, part of the anthology Hong Kong 20/20: Reflections on [...]
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