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Hong Kong’s leader says security laws will not affect city’s rights and freedoms

Hong Kong’s leader says security laws will not affect city’s rights and freedoms

26-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:01 AM

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday added to a raft of attempts by local and Beijing officials to provide reassurance that proposed national security laws would not [...]
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Hong Kong demand for VPNs surges on heels of China’s plan for national security laws

26-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:59 AM

Demand for virtual private networks in Hong Kong surged more than six-fold last Thursday as Beijing proposed tough new national security laws for the financial hub, [...]
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Beijing’s top envoy in HK calls on diplomats and business lobbies to back national security law

26-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 9:08 AM

Beijing’s top diplomat in Hong Kong has called on envoys and business chambers to avoid doing anything that would undermine their interests as he urged them to back the [...]
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HK needs national security law because it is ‘easy target for hostile foreign opportunists’: former leader Tung Chee-hwa

26-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 9:04 AM

Former Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa has made a strong appeal for calm over Beijing’s push for a tailor-made national security law for the city, trying to ease public [...]
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China official in HK says some protest acts ‘terrorist in nature’

China official in HK says some protest acts ‘terrorist in nature’

26-May-2020 Intellasia | | 7:17 AM

China’s foreign ministry office in Hong Kong said on Monday some actions during last year’s pro-democracy protests were “terrorist in nature” and [...]
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China’s new HK laws a ‘flagrant breach’ of agreement, foreign officials say

26-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Nearly 200 political figures from around the world on Saturday decried Beijing’s proposed national security laws for Hong Kong, including 17 US Congress members, as [...]
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HK protests: police used disproportionate force and made poor decisions, says British expert who resigned from IPCC review

26-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong police used disproportionate force at “practically every” anti-government protest from mid-June last year and made poor decisions in dealing with them, [...]
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Coronavirus alert: as Hongkongers return from Australia and New Zealand, expert warns of summer surge in Covid-19 cases

26-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong could see a surge of imported coronavirus infections when travellers arrive from the southern hemisphere over the summer, according to a top infectious-diseases [...]
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Coronavirus: no new Covid-19 cases in HK

26-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong recorded another Covid-19 free day on Monday, extending its streak without locally transmitted cases to 11 days. The number of infections in the city remains at [...]
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HK border town slumps as mainland traders vanish

26-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Last summer, pro-democracy protesters harassed Chinese traders in Sheung Shui and smashed storefronts that catered to them in the Hong Kong border town, angry at what they [...]
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Coronavirus: HK’s trade declines in April, but drop-off eases slightly

26-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on Hong Kong’s trade, although the damage eased in April, according to latest government figures. Exports fell by 3.7 per [...]
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Hang Seng Index rebounds from rout as proposed security law roils sentiment, HKEX surges on Chinese IPO outlook

26-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index rebounded from its worst rout in almost five years in a market troubled by rising political tensions after China proposed a security law [...]
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HK security, police chiefs warn of growing ‘terrorism’ as national laws loom

26-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s security and police chiefs said “terrorism” was growing in the city, as government departments rallied on Monday behind Beijing’s plans to [...]
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US aide renews warning on China’s proposed law for HK

26-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A top White House aide renewed a warning on Sunday that the US might revoke Hong Kong’s special trading privileges if China enacts a tough new security law covering the [...]
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HK homebuyers enter the market, as developers dangle discounts to end nine weeks of slumping property sales

26-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s homebuyers came off the sidelines to nibble at more than 200 flats offered at two projects, as developers slashed prices to end nine consecutive weeks of [...]
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