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Chinese diplomat warns Beijing ‘will not sit on its hands’; military runs drills near HK border

17-Aug-2019 Intellasia | FoxNews | 6:02 AM

The Chinese ambassador to the United Kingdom issued a stern warning Thursday, saying that Beijing will “not sit on its hands” amid ongoing near-daily street [...]
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Social media has become a battleground in HK’s protests

17-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

* Using social media as a tool to galvanise support during a political movement isn’t new, but Hong Kong’s current protesters are using social media in a way [...]
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Gas masks and hard hats at HK’s protest pop-up store

17-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Lee Ching-hei runs a pop-up store in Hong Kong but instead of offering the latest food trends or fashion must-haves he sells another highly sought-after commodity: protest [...]
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HK’s Li Ka-shing weighs in on crisis with poetic adverts

17-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s wealthiest man Li Ka-shing took out a series of enigmatic newspaper adverts on Friday calling for an end to the political violence plaguing the financial [...]
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HK’s police describe their side of the protests

17-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

That is a senior Hong Kong police officer’s response to accusations from outraged protesters that the authorities are using excessive force to quell demonstrations. [...]
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Youngsters gather at HK’s Kwai Fong MTR station with water buckets and towels to clean up marks of tear gas fired during anti-government protests on Sunday

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

Young people came up with a new form of protest in Hong Kong on Friday morning by taking their own buckets and towels to clean up Kwai Fong MTR station, where police fired [...]
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Thousands of secondary students support school boycott as pro-democracy group Demosisto calls on them to skip Monday classes weekly over protest demands

Thousands of secondary students support school boycott as pro-democracy group Demosisto calls on them to skip Monday classes weekly over protest demands

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

At least thousands of secondary school students are set to boycott classes every Monday starting from September 2 if the Hong Kong government refuses to withdraw the [...]
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HK pro-democracy lawmakers in US to discuss city’s crisis with politicians and business leaders

HK pro-democracy lawmakers in US to discuss city’s crisis with politicians and business leaders

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

Two pro-democracy lawmakers from Hong Kong are in the United States to meet government officials and business leaders to discuss the political unrest that has left the city [...]
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Ai Weiwei fears ‘Tiananmen’ crackdown in HK

17-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Watching the Hong Kong protests from afar, Chinese dissident-artist Ai Weiwei fears the worst, warning of a repeat of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown in Beijing. “I [...]
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Disney’s Mulan faces boycott calls after star Crystal Liu Yifei backs police in HK, accused of excessive force against protesters

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

Chinese-American actress Liu Yifei has attracted support and brickbats online after voicing support for the Hong Kong police on social media this week amid the city’s [...]
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Beijing has option of forceful intervention in HK: Global Times tabloid

17-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China has the option to “forcefully intervene” to quell violent protests in Hong Kong, an influential state-controlled tabloid warned in an editorial on Friday, [...]
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HK business leader Li Ka-shing invokes poetry in call for end to protests and violence

17-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFPl | 6:02 AM

If ambiguity in politics is an art, Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing has once again proved to be a master of it. The city’s business leaders have gone public one by one to [...]
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HK cuts taxes to shore up economy amid protests

17-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s government announced tax cuts and higher social spending Thursday to reverse a deepening economic slump aggravated by anti-government protests and the [...]
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HK tycoon Li Ka-shing urges love in response to growing protests

17-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s richest man, Li Ka-shing, urged people to “love China, love Hong Kong and love yourself” on Friday in a bid to calm the city’s escalating [...]
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As China faces fate on HK, America and other democracies face a choice

17-Aug-2019 Intellasia | USAToday | 6:02 AM

Donald Trump tweets as Xi Jinping lines up his military tanks and Hong Kong protesters wave American flags and sing the US national anthem: Our view Chinese President Xi [...]
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