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HK magistrate bars Ramanjit ‘Romi’ Singh from lodging torture claim against Indian authorities in Eastern Court extradition hearing

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

A Hong Kong resident facing extradition to India was barred on Wednesday from making a torture claim in court after a magistrate sided with the government by ruling that the [...]
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HK man arrested in possession of $4,210 of crystal meth ‘may have used rice dumplings to conceal his drug trafficking’

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

A suspected drug trafficker was arrested and HK$33,000 (US$4,210) worth of crystal meth seized, along with HK$160,000 in cash and a bag of zongzi rice dumplings when his BMW [...]
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HK shares snap losing streak as Fed hints at rate cut

06-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Nikkei | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong shares rose for the first time in six days on Wednesday after the US Federal Reserve indicated the possibility of monetary easing to help weather economic [...]
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HK’s annual Tiananmen Square candlelight vigil is under threat from China

06-Jun-2019 Intellasia | VOX | 6:00 AM

China is increasingly gaining control over the semi-autonomous city. A massive candlelight vigil is taking place on Tuesday in the only part of China that allows dissent, [...]
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HK pupils petition against extradition bill as protests build

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

Thousands of Hong Kong secondary school students are expected to boost numbers at a large rally being planned for Sunday to block sweeping legal changes that would allow [...]
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HK holds somber Tiananmen vigil as Beijing goes into lockdown

HK holds somber Tiananmen vigil as Beijing goes into lockdown

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

Tens of thousands joined a somber candlelight vigil in Hong Kong on Tuesday to mark the 30th anniversary of Chinese troops opening fire on student-led democracy protesters in [...]
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Extradition law is ‘final nail’ in HK’s coffin activist

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

A Hong Kong independence activist said on Tuesday that proposed amendments to the city’s legal system that would allow captured fugitives to be sent to China could deal [...]
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HK’s you won’t let China erase the memory of Tiananmen

06-Jun-2019 Intellasia | VICI | 6:00 AM

Tens of thousands of people, young and old, flooded into Hong Kong’s Victoria Park for a candlelight vigil Tuesday night to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the [...]
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HK’s Tiananmen Square memorial vigil yielded record donations on 30th anniversary, say organisers

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

The organisers of the annual vigil in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park to mourn victims of the Tiananmen Square crackdown said they received an unprecedented amount of [...]
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HK slips behind New York and Nasdaq in five-month global IPO rankings, as trade war takes a toll on sentiment

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

* Hong Kong was the third biggest IPO market by proceeds raised in the first five months of 2019, according to data from Refinitiv * The city failed to attract blockbuster [...]
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HK government releases long defence of contentious extradition bill against American Chamber of Commerce criticism

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

The Hong Kong government issued a lengthy statement late on Monday night dismissing a leading international business chamber’s concerns over a controversial extradition [...]
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Gambling addict disfigured friend and left her ‘like walking dead’ after unprovoked acid attack over $7,700 debt

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

A gambling addict who gruesomely disfigured a friend and “ruined her life” in an acid attack was jailed for 12 years on Monday. Dan Zhaojuan, 50, launched the [...]
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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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