Archive for June 8th, 2019

Firebomb hurled at patrol van in early morning HK attack outside police headquarters

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

Hong Kong police are on high alert and have ordered officers to be extra vigilant at an anti-government mass rally planned for Sunday after a petrol bomb attack on its [...]
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HK’s landmark LGBT ruling on spousal benefits clouded by concerns over implementation

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

Hong Kong’s LGBT community has hailed a momentous court ruling that brought greater economic rights, but the Post found that some gay Hongkongers remain sceptical about [...]
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HK lawyers protest ‘polarising’ extradition bill in rare march

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

More than 3,000 Hong Kong lawyers held a rare protest march on Thursday against a proposed extradition bill that could see individuals sent to China to face trial in what the [...]
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‘The last fight for HK’: activists gear up over extradition law

‘The last fight for HK’: activists gear up over extradition law

08-Jun-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Fears controversial bill, which has its second reading next week, will allow China to target political enemies with impunity It has been called “the nail in Hong [...]
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HK court rules government can’t deny same-sex benefits

08-Jun-2019 Intellasia | The Hill | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal reportedly ruled on Thursday that the government cannot deny same-sex couples spousal employment benefits. The court overturned a past [...]
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Why massive turnout at march against HK’s controversial extradition bill could mean game over for leader Carrie Lam despite concessions

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

League of Social Democrats chair Avery Ng Man-yuen recalls a recent visit to Sham Shui Po, one of Hong Kong’s poorest districts, to tell people why he opposes the [...]
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HK’s Proposed Extradition Law and International Human Rights: Legalised Kidnapping?

08-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Lawfare Blog | 6:00 AM

In a growing number of cases over the past few years, China has used state-sponsored kidnapping as a means of delivering rough justice to individuals abroad. Both Chinese [...]
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Bronze Age rock carving at Cape Collinson could be declared monument, according to HK government proposal

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

An ancient rock carving at Cape Collinson on the east of Hong Kong Island that probably dates back to 3,000 years ago could become a declared monument, according to a [...]
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HK Court Issues Landmark Ruling in a Victory for LGBT Rights

08-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal said Thursday the government cannot deny spousal employment benefits to same-sex couples, in a ruling hailed as a major step forward [...]
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HK scientist pins hopes to revive ‘Pearl of the Orient’ past on cutting-edge technology

08-Jun-2019 Intellasia | HongkongFP | 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 oysters a [...]
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HK coroner calls for new safety measures at public swimming pools following tragedy at North Kwai Chung Jockey Club

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

A coroner has called for improved safety measures at swimming pools including better communication between lifeguards after ruling a drowning was an accident. Coroner [...]
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HK privacy watchdog orders Cathay Pacific to take remedial action over massive leak of customer data

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

Hong Kong’s privacy watchdog has ordered Cathay Pacific Airways to take remedial action for beaching the law after the personal information of 9.4 million passengers [...]
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Taiwan invites Solomon Islands leadership to visit

08-Jun-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:00 AM

Rumours have been circulating the Solomon Islands will cut ties with Taiwan, though MOFA denies this Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said on Thursday (June [...]
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Taiwan-US ties moving forward with renaming of organisation: Tsai

08-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

The partnership between Taiwan and the United States will continue to progress and play an important role in the free and open Indo-Pacific region, President Tsai Ing-wen [...]
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US-Taiwan NSC meet does not mean US supports President Tsai: ex-AIT chair

08-Jun-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:00 AM

The fact that Taiwan’s National Security Council (NSC) Secretary general David Lee met United States’ National Security Adviser John Bolton last month does not [...]
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