Archive for June 13th, 2019

Business Briefs 13 Jun 2019

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

* Hai Phat Investment JSC (HPX) has passed a plan to sell part of the commercial space on the first and fifth floors of B2 Building in its high-end commercial and residential [...]
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HK police fire tear gas, water as protest escalates

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

Hong Kong police fired tear gas and high-pressure water hoses against protesters who had massed outside government headquarters Wednesday in opposition to a proposed [...]
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Protesters Worry HK’s Freedoms Are Gradually Eroding

13-Jun-2019 Intellasia | NPR | 6:00 AM

Rachel Martin talks to pro-democracy activist and former politician Emily Lau about mass protests in Hong Kong in opposition to proposed legislation to extradite criminal [...]
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What HK’s massive protests are really about

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

The fight over an extradition law and democracy in China, explained. On the surface, the people of Hong Kong are fighting their political leaders over a seemingly bland set [...]
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Explainer: Why proposed changes to HK’s extradition law are fuelling protests

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

Hong Kong’s government has indefinitely delayed the second round of debate on an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial for the [...]
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HK protesters begin night vigil as extradition anger mounts

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

Tensions rose in Hong Kong late Tuesday as hundreds of protesters began a nighttime vigil outside the city’s parliament, just hours before lawmakers debate a divisive [...]
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HK extradition bill: thousands of protesters block city streets and prepare for worst as riot police gather nearby

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

Thousands of protesters angry at the Hong Kong government’s contentious extradition bill have blocked streets around the Legislative Council complex on Wednesday, [...]
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HK extradition bill: education boss Christine Choi condemns teachers and students for plotting classroom boycotts

HK extradition bill: education boss Christine Choi condemns teachers and students for plotting classroom boycotts

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

Hong Kong’s education authority has hit out at teachers and students for planning to strike against the government’s controversial extradition proposal. [...]
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HK braces for more protests over proposed extradition law

13-Jun-2019 Intellasia | NCB News | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong was hit with more demonstrations and strikes on Wednesday over plans for a law that would allow extraditions to mainland China. The protests, which came three days [...]
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Hundreds gather near HK Legco a day before second reading of extradition bill, as tensions with police rise

Hundreds gather near HK Legco a day before second reading of extradition bill, as tensions with police rise

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

Two days after clashes between protesters and police outside the Hong Kong government’s headquarters, hundreds have returned to the same grounds in opposition against [...]
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HK shops, workers in rare strike to ‘defend freedom’

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

Hong Kong retailer Alan Li shut up shop on Wednesday, joining about 100 businesses and numerous workers in a rare strike to protest against an extradition bill that many fear [...]
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HK football fans boo China anthem as protests swell

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

Hong Kong football fans booed the Chinese national anthem and held signs opposing government plans to allow extraditions to the mainland at a home match against Taiwan on [...]
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The Guardian view on HK’s extradition protests: an essential stand

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

Hundreds of thousands have rallied against legal changes that imperil the region’s freedoms. They deserve support, even if China’s leaders are unlikely to shift [...]
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Explainer: Why proposed changes to HK’s extradition law are fuelling protests

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

Hong Kong’s government has indefinitely delayed the second round of debate on an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial for the [...]
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Does the extradition law really spell the death of HK? Some businesses say yes

13-Jun-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong is a city built for business. Seized by the British after the first Opium War ended in 1842 and used as a base for trade in drugs and other products, in the late [...]
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