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HK prepares for pro-democracy march amid extradition bill anger

02-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong authorities called for calm ahead of Monday’s annual pro-democracy march, with widespread anger over an extradition bill expected to lead to large crowds [...]
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Clashes as HK marks China handover anniversary

02-Jul-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Anti-government protesters trying to ram their way into Hong Kong’s parliament battled police armed with pepper spray Monday as the territory marked the anniversary of [...]
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Timeline: Key dates for HK extradition bill and protests

02-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Millions of people have taken to the streets in the past three weeks to protest against a proposed extradition bill that has plunged Hong Kong into political crisis and [...]
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Independent inquiry into clashes during HK extradition bill protests would reveal whether ‘foreign forces’ involved, says pro-establishment figure backing statutory probe

02-Jul-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A pro-establishment heavyweight has added his voice to calls for city leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor to launch an independent probe into violent clashes during extradition [...]
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HK home prices hit new peak in May, but momentum slows

01-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s private home prices rose for the fifth straight month in May to a record high, but the pace slowed from the previous month on caution over Sino-US trade [...]
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HK remains as busiest fundraising market in Asia

01-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:02 AM

With nearly 70 billion-Hong Kong dollar (about 9 billion US dollars) fundraising in the first half of this year, Hong Kong remained as the busiest fundraising market in Asia. [...]
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HK extradition bill protests: failure to open independent inquiry into June 12 clashes would ‘not be justifiable’

01-Jul-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

* Former ministers and senior legal figure argue a judge-led probe is vital for taking heat out of extradition row * government source insists way to handle issue is through [...]
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I felt the fear of abduction by China in HK. Appeasing Bejing has to stop

01-Jul-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

When I moved to Hong Kong in 1987, after my books had been permanently banned by the Chinese government, the territory’s distinctive character was immediately obvious. [...]
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‘HK Reddit’: how leaderless extradition protests took a lead from social media

01-Jul-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

* Online platforms such as LIHKG and Telegram play a key role in helping protesters coordinate their moves and stay on message * Anonymity gives peace of mind, while coded [...]
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Wealth managers head to Singapore as China concerns dim HK’s lure

01-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Some foreign wealth managers are scrapping plans to open offices in Hong Kong in favour of Singapore, as the rich begin to move funds from the Chinese territory where a new [...]
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HK Is a Rebel Enclave in a Sea of Totalitarianism. Welcome to the New West Berlin

HK Is a Rebel Enclave in a Sea of Totalitarianism. Welcome to the New West Berlin

01-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Time | 6:02 AM

President Donald Trump has never been afraid to stir up a tempest, which is why he has already indicated that this weekend he will be discussing the political crisis gripping [...]
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HK anti-extradition protesters rally again near government offices

01-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

More than 1,000 people, mostly students dressed in black, rallied outside government offices in Hong Kong on Friday as protests over a controversial extradition bill that has [...]
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Pro-Beijing politicians rail against liberal studies, the HK school subject that ‘politicises teens’

01-Jul-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

* A review of the city’s curriculum recommended liberal studies remain compulsory * That did not please pro-Beijing politicians, who say it is to blame for recent [...]
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Education centre boss, 22, buys $117 million HK villa on Mount Nicholson even as city’s property remains downbeat

29-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The 22-year-old chief executive of a high-end education centre has splashed out HK$916 million (US$117.33 million) for a house at one of Hong Kong’s most prestigious [...]
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HK’s used home prices rose at a slower pace in May as escalating trade war deters buyers from big-ticket purchases

29-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Prices of Hong Kong’s lived-in homes increased at a slower pace in May, as the escalation of the US-China trade war created uncertainty for the city’s business [...]
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