Archive for June 7th, 2019

Business Briefs 07 Jun 2019

07-Jun-2019 Intellasia | | 8:35 AM

* Long Giang Group has registered to buy seven million shares of Long Giang love trnent & Urban Development Company (LGL) within one month starting June 6 to increase its [...]
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Trump casts doubt on reports of North Korean executions

Trump casts doubt on reports of North Korean executions

07-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:08 AM

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday appeared to cast doubt on news reports of North Korean executions as part of a purge in the aftermath of a failed Hanoi summit and [...]
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Beijing confirms nomination of ex-Hong Kong police chief Andy Tsang to lead UN agency fighting drug crimes, terrorism and political corruption

Beijing confirms nomination of ex-Hong Kong police chief Andy Tsang to lead UN agency fighting drug crimes, terrorism and political corruption

07-Jun-2019 Intellasia | SCMP | 8:01 AM

China has nominated former Hong Kong police chief Andy Tsang Wai-hung for the top job at the UN’s third-biggest office and its drugs and crime division, confirming an [...]
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Asian stocks fall as Trump says Mexican tariffs still coming

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

Asian stocks were mostly lower on Thursday as traders kept a close watch on impending US tariffs on Mexico while trade talks with Beijing remained at a standstill. [...]
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China Tried to Get Germany to Deny HK Activists’ Asylum Claims

07-Jun-2019 Intellasia | HongkongNews | 6:00 AM

China sought to intervene in Germany’s handling of political asylum applications from two pro-independence activists from Hong Kong, RFA has learned. Ray Wong and Alan [...]
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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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Warning of more protests to come against HK government’s controversial extradition bill

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

An upcoming major protest against the government’s extradition bill may not be the last before legislators decide the proposal’s fate, the organiser has warned. [...]
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Thousands mark Tiananmen 30th anniversary in HK candlelight vigil

Thousands mark Tiananmen 30th anniversary in HK candlelight vigil

07-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong gathered Tuesday night to mark 30 years since China’s bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen [...]
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Higher pork prices for Hongkongers during Dragon Boat Festival as Sheung Shui Slaughterhouse reopens following swine fever shutdown

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

Pork prices at Hong Kong’s markets are expected to more than double on Friday at a time when the meat is in high demand during the Dragon Boat Festival, after the [...]
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Gay civil servant wins final appeal on spousal benefits for husband in another victory for HK’s LGBT community

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

A gay civil servant prevailed in his final appeal on Thursday to require the Hong Kong government to grant him and his husband spousal benefits and joint tax assessment, in [...]
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Scientist looks to resurrect HK’s ‘Pearl of the Orient’ past

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

On a raft floating off Hong Kong’s rural eastern coastline former investment banker turned scientist Yan Wa-tat patiently scrapes barnacles off some 2,000 [...]
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HK extradition bill a ‘terrible blow’ to rule of lawPatten

HK extradition bill a ‘terrible blow’ to rule of lawPatten

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

Hong Kong’s last British governor Chris Patten said on Thursday a proposed extradition bill allowing suspects to be sent to China for trial is a “terrible [...]
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HK court issues landmark ruling on benefits for gay couples

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

Hong Kong’s top court Thursday ordered the government to grant spousal rights and benefits to the husband of a gay civil servant who married overseas, in a ruling [...]
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HK clinic run by AMH Medical Diagnostic Group that is under investigation for its sourcing of HPV vaccine closes down in Yau Ma Tei

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

A private clinic in Hong Kong accused of using anticancer HPV vaccines from unknown sources has shut suddenly, leaving customers demanding refunds. A notice, dated June 5, [...]
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In full: HK Law Society urges government not to rush controversial extradition bill before consultations

07-Jun-2019 Intellasia | HongkongFP | 6:00 AM

The Law Society of Hong Kong has said that the government should not rush the legislation of the controversial extradition bill and should conduct extensive consultation [...]
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