Archive for June 14th, 2019

Business Briefs 14 Jun 2019

14-Jun-2019 Intellasia | | 9:29 AM

* FLC AMD Mining and Investment Company (AMD) has renamed itself FLC STONE with an aim to optimize its strength and operations of natural stone exploitation and consolidating [...]
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Taiwan president wins ruling party’s nomination for 2020 election

Taiwan president wins ruling party’s nomination for 2020 election

14-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:04 AM

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday won the ruling party’s hotly contested nomination for the 2020 presidential election in a boost to her administration, which [...]
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China state media blames HK protests on ‘lawlessness’

China state media blames HK protests on ‘lawlessness’

14-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:42 AM

Protests in Hong Kong over planned new extradition laws with China are “hammering” the city’s reputation, with outbreaks of “lawlessness” [...]
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HK authorities shut government offices due to protests

HK authorities shut government offices due to protests

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

Hong Kong authorities were shutting government offices in the city’s financial district for the rest of the week after a day of violence over an extradition bill that [...]
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Chinese ambassador to Britain rejects claims of central government hand in HK extradition bill

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

China’s ambassador to Britain has become the first Chinese official to publicly dismiss suggestions that Beijing was behind controversial changes to Hong Kong’s [...]
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HK protesters vow to keep fighting extradition law

HK protesters vow to keep fighting extradition law

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

Following a day of sit-ins, tear gas and clashes with police, Hong Kong students and civil rights activists vowed Wednesday to keep protesting a proposed extradition bill [...]
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Alibaba files to list in HK as soon as third quarter: source

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

China’s biggest e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has filed confidentially for a Hong Kong listing that could raise up to $20 billion as early as the third [...]
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Police face mounting brutality claims after HK clashes

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

Their motto has been “Asia’s Finest” since colonial times, but videos of Hong Kong police beating unarmed protesters have fuelled public anger and sparked [...]
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Telegram traces cyber-attack during HK protests to China

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

Encrypted messaging service Telegram suffered a major cyber-attack that originated from China, the company’s CEO said Thursday, linking it to the ongoing political [...]
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Ousted pro-democracy legislator ‘Long Hair’ Leung Kwok-hung loses bid to take case to HK’s Court of Final Appeal

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

An ousted pro-democracy legislator lost a bid to take his case to the top court and reclaim his seat on Thursday. The Court of Appeal ruled “Long Hair” Leung [...]
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World’s most expensive city for expats? HK ranks fourth in survey topped by Zurich

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

Hong Kong has become the fourth most expensive place in the world for expats and the second most expensive in the Asia-Pacific region, according to the latest cost of living [...]
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China cyberattack hits messaging app during HK protest

14-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Asahi | 6:00 AM

An encrypted messaging app said Thursday that it was hit by a powerful cyberattack from China as a major protest unfolded in Hong Kong. The attack on the Telegram app, which [...]
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HK slowly returns to normal after protests, but public told to allow extra time for travel

HK slowly returns to normal after protests, but public told to allow extra time for travel

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

Hong Kong was slowly returning to normal on Thursday after clashes between police and protesters angry at the government’s determination to press ahead with its [...]
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Extradition bill debate postponed for second time after HK protests

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

Legislative Council president Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen has again postponed a debate on Hong Kong’s polarising extradition bill, after thousands of protesters blocked [...]
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Tensions simmer between HK riot police, protesters after day of violence

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

Hong Kong riot police and protesters braced early on Thursday for possible further clashes across the city’s financial district after a day of violence over an [...]
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