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83pct of young Hongkongers say Beijing was in the wrong over the Tiananmen Massacre HKU survey

05-Jun-2019 Intellasia | HongkongFP | 6:00 AM

More than 80 per cent of young Hongkongers believe the Chinese government acted wrongly over the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre, according to a University of Hong Kong survey. The [...]
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HK braces for big crowds and high emotions as June 4 vigil for Tiananmen crackdown coincides with anger over extradition proposal

05-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong is bracing for a momentous June 4 commemoration, with as many as 180,000 people expected for a candlelight vigil, calls for student localists to return to the [...]
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HK leader Carrie Lam ‘will not simply follow orders from Beijing’ on extradition requests and can refuse transfer of fugitives accused of crimes against defence or foreign affairs

05-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s leader has given an assurance she will not be able to simply follow orders from Beijing to transfer criminal suspects to mainland China under her [...]
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Asia-Pacific airlines wait to be convinced on safety of Boeing’s crash-linked 737 Max following crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia that killed a total of 346 people

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

To fly, to buy, or to wait for a replacement: these are some of the options facing major Asia-Pacific airlines over Boeing’s grounded 737 Max plane. Carriers at the [...]
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Worsening US-China trade war hits HK’s office rental market as companies put expansion plans on hold

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The worsening US-China trade war, which continues to depress stock markets and the economy, is affecting Hong Kong’s office leasing market, as a growing number of [...]
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HK pro-independence activists question value of annual June 4 vigil to commemorate crackdown at Tiananmen Square

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Pro-independence activists in Hong Kong have called for an end to the city’s annual June 4 vigil to commemorate Beijing’s military crackdown in Tiananmen Square [...]
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African swine fever returns to HK, hitting city’s pork supply and leaving consumers counting cost of pricey meat

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The Hong Kong government has been urged to come up with a sustainable policy to handle African swine fever, after the sudden shutdown of a slaughterhouse on Saturday dried up [...]
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HK extradition bill: security chief John Lee says he expects Beijing to keep its promises on human rights safeguards

HK extradition bill: security chief John Lee says he expects Beijing to keep its promises on human rights safeguards

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s security chief said on Sunday he was confident Beijing would keep its word and safeguard the human rights of any fugitives handed over to mainland China, [...]
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Exiled Tiananmen dissident barred from HK

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Tiananmen Square protest leader was barred from entering Hong Kong on Sunday after travelling to the city for a candlelight vigil marking the crackdown’s 30th [...]
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More than 11,000 plastic bottles collected on HK beaches in past year, with over a third possibly washed over from mainland China

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

More than 11,000 plastic bottles were collected on Hong Kong beaches in the past year, with over a third of the staggering amount of waste believed to be from the mainland, [...]
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Hotter weather linked to increase in suicide among elderly, study led by University of HK finds

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Are Hong Kong’s hotter summers driving more elderly people to suicide? A comprehensive study of data collected over decades has suggested a link between higher [...]
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After 30-year search, Canadian journalist Arthur Kent finally tracks down the HK student activist he filmed during Tiananmen Square crackdown

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

When Canadian journalist Arthur Kent filmed two student protesters on the steps of a monument in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, at about 3am on June 4, 1989, he had no idea who [...]
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World’s most expensive housing market just got even pricier with mortgages in HK eating up 70 per cent of monthly income

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Ordinary people are increasingly being priced out of Hong Kong’s property market, with mortgages eating up almost 70 per cent of monthly incomes and prices surpassing [...]
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HK to cull 4,700 pigs after second swine fever case found

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong will cull 4,700 pigs after African swine fever was detected in an animal at a slaughterhouse close to the border with China, the second such case in a month in the [...]
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Corpse washes up on beach at Cape D’Aguilar, HK

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A decomposing body was found washed up on a beach at the southeastern tip of Hong Kong Island on Saturday, sparking a police investigation. A passer-by spotted the corpse, of [...]
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