Archive for June 15th, 2019

Asian shares mixed over concerns about oil tankers, trade

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

Asian shares were mixed Friday as investors weighed a variety of factors, including suspected attacks on two oil tankers in the strategic Strait of Hormuz and lingering [...]
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HK’s controversial extradition bill will damage city’s economy, relationship with the US, say economists

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

A controversial extradition bill that sparked massive protests in Hong Kong this week could potentially damage the city’s economy and its relationship with the United [...]
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Rising uncertainty over trade war could weigh on bottom lines at HK’s banks, KPMG says

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

Rising interest rates helped boost Hong Kong banks as the city’s economy slowed last year, but heightened uncertainty from an escalating trade war between the United [...]
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HK urged to look into high-profile case of electronic waste illegally shipped to Philippines as Greenpeace loses track of cargo

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

Hong Kong authorities have been urged to look into a high-profile case where a container holding tonnes of electronic and plastic waste illegally shipped to the Philippines [...]
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HK protest row could give Donald Trump another card to play against China  but will he use it?

HK protest row could give Donald Trump another card to play against China but will he use it?

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

The controversy over this week’s protests in Hong Kong could become another complication in the already tense relationship between China and the United States if US [...]
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HK protesters return to MTR stations urging passengers to disrupt trains, while calling on students to skip school and workers to go on strike

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

Protesters campaigning for the withdrawal of the controversial Hong Kong extradition bill returned to MTR stations on Friday, dressed in black and urging passengers to [...]
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Banks re-open as HK returns to normal ahead of weekend protest

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

Cracks appeared to emerge on Friday in the support base for a proposed Hong Kong law that would allow extraditions to China as opponents of the bill vowed further [...]
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US lawmakers pressure China with bill backing HK rights

US lawmakers pressure China with bill backing HK rights

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

Republican and Democratic lawmakers joined forces Thursday to reaffirm US commitment to democracy and human rights in Hong Kong, and send a stern warning about what they [...]
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A Tense Calm Settles Over HK After Violence Between Police And Protesters

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

Updated at 6:05 a.m. ET Authorities in Hong Kong closed government offices in the city’s Central district after violent clashes between police and protesters brought [...]
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HK extradition bill: pro-Beijing lawmakers in no hurry to push contentious law through and could extend debate

HK extradition bill: pro-Beijing lawmakers in no hurry to push contentious law through and could extend debate

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

Pro-establishment lawmakers are not planning to hurry the passage of an unpopular extradition bill and are open to extending debate on it, in a renewed bid to assuage [...]
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HK protests continue for a second day as the government shuts its offices

15-Jun-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* Hundreds of protesters gathered in a park on Thursday, though overall numbers appeared far less than the previous day. * Police and demonstrators clashed for hours on [...]
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Telegram reports powerful cyberattack from China during HK protests

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

Encrypted messaging platform Telegram said it experienced a “powerful” cyberattack on Wednesday during massive protests in Hong Kong. The attempted distributed [...]
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Beijing walks a thin line as HK erupts at the worst possible time

Beijing walks a thin line as HK erupts at the worst possible time

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

This week’s violent protests in Hong Kong against a controversial extradition bill couldn’t come at a worse time for China’s stability-obsessed Communist [...]
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HK is in danger. China’s promise of democracy was a lie

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

The ninth of June 2019 was a Sunday. Any other Sunday in summer at Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, old men and women would do their usual walkabouts and maids would gather, spread [...]
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US lawmakers pressure China with bill backing HK rights

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

Republican and Democratic lawmakers joined forces Thursday to reaffirm US commitment to democracy and human rights in Hong Kong, and send a stern warning about what they [...]
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