Archive for June 18th, 2019

China earthquake kills 12, injures 134

18-Jun-2019 Intellasia | | 4:51 PM

The toll from a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China rose to 12 dead and 134 injured on Tuesday as rescuers pulled bodies and survivors from wrecked buildings. [...] » More

Business Briefs 18 Jun 2019

18-Jun-2019 Intellasia | | 12:04 PM

* Vietnam Vegetable Oils Industry CorporationJoint Stock Company (VOC) has announced its business plan for 2019 targeting net revenue of VND4 trillion and pre-tax profit of [...] » More

Asian shares mostly higher as investors look ahead to Fed

18-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AP | 10:16 AM

Asian shares were mostly higher Monday amid a wait-and-see attitude about the direction of interest rates and the trade dispute between the US and China. Japan’s [...] » More

HK leader fights for political life after bill fiasco

18-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AP | 10:16 AM

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam steadily climbed her way up bureaucratic ranks to capture the top position in the former British colony, relying on sheer intelligence, [...] » More

HK extradition bill: Financial Secretary Paul Chan says city economy is ‘stable and orderly’ despite protests

18-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 10:16 AM

Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po has said the recent tense social atmosphere had inevitably affected some aspects of the economy and livelihood, even though Hong [...] » More

Hundreds Of Thousands Of HK Protesters Demand Leader’s Resignation

18-Jun-2019 Intellasia | HuffPost | 10:16 AM

Hong Kong’s top official, Carrie Lam, apologised to the city’s residents on Sunday night, saying in a statement that the government’s [...] » More

HK democracy activist Joshua Wong freed from jail, vows to join mass protests

18-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:16 AM

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong walked free from prison on Monday after serving nearly five weeks for contempt of court, pledging to join a mass protest movement [...] » More

HK police ‘threatened, bullied and snubbed’ in public backlash against force’s handling of extradition bill protests

HK police ‘threatened, bullied and snubbed’ in public backlash against force’s handling of extradition bill protests

18-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 10:16 AM

Hong Kong police have been publicly scolded, rejected by other departments and given the cold shoulder in restaurants, as well as subjected to bullying and intimidation [...] » More

HK police begin to clear streets of protesters

18-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AP | 10:16 AM

Hong Kong citizens marched for hours Sunday in a massive protest that drew a late-in-the-day apology from the city’s top leader for her handling of legislation that has [...] » More

Protest against controversial extradition bill casts shadow on HK’s largest property sales since early May

18-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 10:16 AM

Property sales were disappointing on Sunday in Hong Kong’s biggest offering since early May, as buyers stayed away amid huge protests in the city against a proposed [...] » More

Trump to raise HK protests with Xi at G20: Pompeo

18-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 10:16 AM

US President Donald Trump will discuss the mass protests in Hong Kong with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the upcoming G20 summit, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said [...] » More

When it’s hard to be humble: Carrie Lam’s harsh style even when backing down on HK extradition bill fuels public anger

18-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 10:16 AM

In announcing her decision to suspend the much-despised extradition bill, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor promised to be “humble” but insisted she was [...] » More

HK is not China yet, but that feared day is coming ever nearer

18-Jun-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 10:16 AM

Hong Kong has become a place whose present is unresolved and whose future is unimaginable. After the unexpected violence of the last week, no one can predict how the events [...] » More

HK police clear streets as protesters move to park

18-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AP | 10:16 AM

Protesters in Hong Kong left the streets, averting possible clashes Monday after haggling for hours with police by moving to areas near the city’s government [...] » More

HK makes history as black sea of protesters denounce city’s leader and Beijing

18-Jun-2019 Intellasia | CBS News | 10:16 AM

In Hong Kong’s biggest protests since Britain handed this former colony back to China in 1997, organisers said nearly 2 million people took to the streets Sunday to [...] » More