Archive for June 11th, 2019

Why did Hongkongers join million-strong march to protest extradition bill? It’s about protecting freedom, and it’s in their DNA

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

Teenager Anna Chan Wah fought through a sea of demonstrators, undeterred by searing heat, the crawling pace of the protest and even a gnawing fear of failure. “We know [...]
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HK seeks new markets through Asean free-trade deal as US-China trade war rages on

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

The intensifying US-China trade war has battered Hong Kong, prompting it to look to new markets and trade mechanisms such as those presented by the upcoming free-trade deal [...]
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Violence mars end of huge HK protest against China extradition

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

A huge peaceful protest in Hong Kong against controversial plans to allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland descended into violence early Monday as police fought running [...]
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Massive extradition bill protest fills HK streets

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

Hundreds of thousands of protesters marched through Hong Kong on Sunday to voice their opposition to legislation that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China [...]
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Human sea of white washes through HK as masses register anger over extradition bill

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

Wister Au hit the streets on Sunday along with up to a million others just as he had during the 2003 protest against national security legislation and the 2014 Occupy [...]
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HK plunged into political crisis after huge protest against extradition law

HK plunged into political crisis after huge protest against extradition law

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

Hong Kong was plunged into a fresh political crisis on Sunday night after more than half a million people took to the streets to thwart a proposed extradition law that would [...]
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HK leader refuses to scrap extradition bill despite rally

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

Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing leader on Monday refused to scrap a controversial plan to allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland, a day after record crowds came out to [...]
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HK protests against extradition law spill into Sydney

HK protests against extradition law spill into Sydney

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

Anger in Hong Kong over a move to allow extraditions to mainland China spilled over into Sydney on Sunday, with migrants gathering for a protest and urging the Australian [...]
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HK lawmaker gets suspended sentence over ‘Occupy’ charges

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

Legislator Tanya Chan was handed a suspended sentence on Monday after she was found guilty of inciting public nuisance during the 2014 pro-democracy “Occupy” [...]
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From Vancouver to New York to Brisbane, rallies around world express solidarity with HK’s mass protest against extradition agreement

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

A wave of solidarity swept from Berlin to Brisbane on Sunday as demonstrators gathered around the world to support the mass protest in Hong Kong against the [...]
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Taiwan bans China-made semiconductors from cable TV boxes, in line with new cybersecurity law

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

Taiwan’s telecoms regulator has banned cable television providers from sourcing components made by Chinese firms for use in digital set-top boxes, a move that adds to [...]
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HK students in Taiwan protest against extradition bill

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

Hundreds of Hong Kong students gathered in front of the Hong Kong representative office in Taipei Sunday to express their objection to a proposed bill in Hong Kong that would [...]
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Taiwan may lose another Pacific ally to Beijing as Solomon Islands begins 100-day assessment of priorities

Taiwan may lose another Pacific ally to Beijing as Solomon Islands begins 100-day assessment of priorities

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

Last month, after heated elections in the Solomon Islands, the Taiwanese combat support ship Pan Shi arrived on the shores of Taipei’s main ally in the South Pacific. [...]
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Taiwan flag, general appear at US Indo-Pacific Command symposium

11-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

Taiwan general attends US Indo-Pacific Command symposium in Hawaii In a move sure to cause China to cry foul, a Taiwanese military leader and the Taiwanese Marine banner [...]
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2019 Taiwan LGBTQ Film Festival held in Bangkok

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

Taiwan LGBTQ Film Festival in Bangkok kicked off Saturday, with a forum hosted to highlight the process Taiwan went through to legalise same-sex marriage. The festival opened [...]
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