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Beijing walks a thin line as HK erupts at the worst possible time

Beijing walks a thin line as HK erupts at the worst possible time

15-Jun-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

This week’s violent protests in Hong Kong against a controversial extradition bill couldn’t come at a worse time for China’s stability-obsessed Communist [...]
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Telegram reports powerful cyberattack from China during HK protests

15-Jun-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Encrypted messaging platform Telegram said it experienced a “powerful” cyberattack on Wednesday during massive protests in Hong Kong. The attempted distributed [...]
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HK protests continue for a second day as the government shuts its offices

15-Jun-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* Hundreds of protesters gathered in a park on Thursday, though overall numbers appeared far less than the previous day. * Police and demonstrators clashed for hours on [...]
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HK extradition bill: pro-Beijing lawmakers in no hurry to push contentious law through and could extend debate

HK extradition bill: pro-Beijing lawmakers in no hurry to push contentious law through and could extend debate

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

Pro-establishment lawmakers are not planning to hurry the passage of an unpopular extradition bill and are open to extending debate on it, in a renewed bid to assuage [...]
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A Tense Calm Settles Over HK After Violence Between Police And Protesters

15-Jun-2019 Intellasia | NPR | 6:00 AM

Updated at 6:05 a.m. ET Authorities in Hong Kong closed government offices in the city’s Central district after violent clashes between police and protesters brought [...]
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US lawmakers pressure China with bill backing HK rights

US lawmakers pressure China with bill backing HK rights

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

Republican and Democratic lawmakers joined forces Thursday to reaffirm US commitment to democracy and human rights in Hong Kong, and send a stern warning about what they [...]
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Banks re-open as HK returns to normal ahead of weekend protest

15-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Cracks appeared to emerge on Friday in the support base for a proposed Hong Kong law that would allow extraditions to China as opponents of the bill vowed further [...]
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HK protesters return to MTR stations urging passengers to disrupt trains, while calling on students to skip school and workers to go on strike

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

Protesters campaigning for the withdrawal of the controversial Hong Kong extradition bill returned to MTR stations on Friday, dressed in black and urging passengers to [...]
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HK quiet now, but prospect of new protest looms large

15-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong authorities were bracing Friday for more protests by demonstrators trying to prevent Beijing-appointed Chief Executive Carrie Lam from pushing through a bill that [...]
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HK protest row could give Donald Trump another card to play against China  but will he use it?

HK protest row could give Donald Trump another card to play against China but will he use it?

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

The controversy over this week’s protests in Hong Kong could become another complication in the already tense relationship between China and the United States if US [...]
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China state media blames HK protests on ‘lawlessness’

China state media blames HK protests on ‘lawlessness’

14-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:42 AM

Protests in Hong Kong over planned new extradition laws with China are “hammering” the city’s reputation, with outbreaks of “lawlessness” [...]
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Kai Tak sale: HK government postpones land tender for the first time as protests throw city out of gear

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

The Hong Kong government has for the first time in its history postponed the tender of a large waterfront residential site at the former Kai Tak airport after violent street [...]
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UPDATE 4-HK shuts govt offices, security tight after violent protests

14-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

* Security tight in Hong Kong * Legislative meeting adjourned on Thursday * Protesters ready to step up demonstrations * government offices to close for the rest of week * [...]
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Tensions simmer between HK riot police, protesters after day of violence

14-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong riot police and protesters braced early on Thursday for possible further clashes across the city’s financial district after a day of violence over an [...]
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Extradition bill debate postponed for second time after HK protests

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

Legislative Council president Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen has again postponed a debate on Hong Kong’s polarising extradition bill, after thousands of protesters blocked [...]
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