Archive for June 17th, 2019

HK government will announce pause on unpopular extradition bill by afternoon

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

Hong Kong’s embattled government will hit the pause button on its controversial extradition bill as early as Saturday afternoon, sources have told the Post, after [...] » More

HK protest organisers vow to press ahead with Sunday march and strike action despite government backing down on extradition bill

HK protest organisers vow to press ahead with Sunday march and strike action despite government backing down on extradition bill

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

Hong Kong’s pan-democrats vowed to press ahead with a protest on Sunday and called for the city’s leader to resign, despite the government suspending its [...] » More

AP Interview: Ex-official urges dropping HK extradition bill

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

Hong Kong’s former Chief Secretary Anson Chan long an outspoken advocate for more democracy in the ex-British colony is urging the city’s chief executive, Carrie [...] » More

City of dissent: HK has a proud tradition of protesting to protect its unique identity

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

As dramatic images of tear gas being fired at protesters in Hong Kong campaigning against a controversial China extradition bill were beamed around the globe this week, it [...] » More

Explainer: Why proposed changes to HK’s extradition law fuelled protests

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

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has delayed indefinitely a proposed law that would allow extraditions to mainland China, in a dramatic retreat after widespread anger over the [...] » More

HK leader suspends extradition bill, says sorry

HK leader suspends extradition bill, says sorry

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

But analysts say China also has to weigh the risk of seeing Hong Kong, a vital port and financial centre of 7 million people, possibly losing its special economic status. [...] » More

Calls mount for compromise over unpopular HK bill

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

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam faced calls from both outside and within her government to delay extradition legislation that has spurred massive protests. Some members [...] » More

Government may pause HK extradition bill in face of more mass protests

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

Hong Kong’s embattled government was working to defuse the crisis over its controversial extradition bill with a possible pause for further discussion, sources told the [...] » More

Policeman opens fire on HK driver as he ‘tries to mow him down’

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

A policeman opened fire on a driver who was trying to mow him down in northern Hong Kong during the early hours of Saturday, the force has said. By the afternoon, the man [...] » More

AP PHOTOS: Umbrellas, a HK protest symbol, broken

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

Amid the detritus from protests that turned violent in Hong Kong this week was umbrellas. Blue, black and clear, half-open, partly broken, some reduced to bent metal frames. [...] » More

Carrie Lam: HK’s divisive, pro-Beijing leader

Carrie Lam: HK’s divisive, pro-Beijing leader

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

Carrie Lam vowed to heal divisions and listen to the city’s youth when she became Hong Kong’s leader, promises that lie in tatters after tear gas and pepper spray [...] » More

HK leader suspends controversial extradition bill after protests

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

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Saturday indefinitely delayed a proposed law that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, in a dramatic retreat after anger over the [...] » More

HK unrest alarms Taiwan with wary eye on China

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

Images of riot police battling protesters in Hong Kong this week have reverberated in nearby Taiwan where many recoil at what they fear could be their future if Beijing has [...] » More

Taiwan mulls relaxing residency law for divorced Chinese spouses

17-Jun-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The Ministry of the Interior (MOI) has drafted an amendment bill that will allow Chinese nationals who divorce Taiwanese spouses, but are denied custody of their children, to [...] » More

N Korean refugee: We took huge risks to help others reach freedom. Why is the US, Spain punishing us?

17-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

On February 22, 2019, I was inside the North Korean embassy in Madrid. I am a North Korean refugee. After being orphaned as a child, I faced hunger daily and fled alone as a [...] » More