Archive for June 19th, 2019

Business Briefs 19 Jun 2019

19-Jun-2019 Intellasia | | 9:25 AM

* The Hochiminh Stock Exchange (HOSE) decided on June 13 to suspend KSH Investment and Development JSC’s (KSH) trading of its shares on the southern exchange from June [...]
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Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit N Korea later this week amid high tensions with the US

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit N Korea later this week amid high tensions with the US

19-Jun-2019 Intellasia | | 7:48 AM

* Chinese President Xi Jinping will travel to North Korea this week for a two-day visit, ahead of a possible meeting between Xi and President Donald Trump at next [...]
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Asian markets mostly edge higher ahead of Fed meeting

19-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AP | 7:04 AM

Stocks in Asia mostly advanced Tuesday ahead of interest rate decisions by the US Federal Reserve and other central banks. The Kospi in South Korea gained 0.5 percent to [...]
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HK police switch to ‘softly-softly’ tactics to cool tensions after violent clashes with anti-extradition bill protesters

HK police switch to ‘softly-softly’ tactics to cool tensions after violent clashes with anti-extradition bill protesters

19-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:04 AM

Hong Kong police have switched to a “softly-softly” approach, maintaining a minimal presence and deploying firearms-free officers near the legislature over the [...]
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The HK Protests Could Be a Prelude to a Big Showdown Over Taiwan

19-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Slate | 7:04 AM

Advocates of democracy in Hong Kong notched an impressive victory in their long-running fight with the People’s Republic of China last weekend when the city’s [...]
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HK police chief Stephen Lo steps back from riot label as Carrie Lam keeps low profile

19-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:04 AM

A day after a historic mass rally against the government’s extradition bill and use of force against protesters opposing it, Hong Kong’s police commissioner [...]
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Carrie Lam set to offer personal apology for mishandling of HK’s extradition bill

19-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:04 AM

Hong Kong’s embattled leader is due to offer a second apology, this time in person, on Tuesday afternoon for her mishandling of a controversial extradition bill, but [...]
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HK Hospital Authority denies leaking data to police after extradition bill protesters are arrested in public hospitals

19-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:04 AM

Hong Kong’s public hospital operator has denied leaking patient data to the police after it emerged that anti-extradition bill protesters had been arrested after [...]
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Violent HK clashes not defined as a ‘riot’, says adviser to embattled leader Carrie Lam as others offer backing and call for another chance despite extradition bill debacle

Violent HK clashes not defined as a ‘riot’, says adviser to embattled leader Carrie Lam as others offer backing and call for another chance despite extradition bill debacle

19-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:04 AM

An adviser to Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said the government had never defined protesters’ clashes with police on Wednesday last week [...]
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HK protests fade as activists mull next steps

19-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AP | 7:04 AM

Hong Kong’s leader apologised Tuesday for an unpopular extradition bill that drew massive protests and indicated that it will not be revived during the current [...]
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HK mass protests against government’s extradition bill push more locals to seek psychological support

19-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:04 AM

A week of massive protests in defiance of the government’s extradition bill have driven an increasing number of Hongkongers to seek psychological support, according to [...]
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Calls for an apology and a resignation: what can Carrie Lam do to soothe an angry HK public?

19-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:04 AM

Senior officials and advisers to Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor were busy in emergency meetings throughout Monday to map out ways Hong Kong’s embattled leader could [...]
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China won’t allow HK leader to step down despite mass unrest: HK official

China won’t allow HK leader to step down despite mass unrest: HK official

19-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:04 AM

Beijing won’t let Hong Kong’s leader, Carrie Lam, step down even if she wanted to, a senior city government official close to her said on Monday, adding that a [...]
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Sound of HK’s defiance reverberates in Beijing

19-Jun-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 7:04 AM

The most obvious casualty of Hong Kong’s extraordinary uprising against chief executive, Carrie Lam, and her campaign to tie the city more closely to China, will be the [...]
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HK Journalists Association files complaint to independent watchdog, accusing police of using ‘violence and intimidation’ against media at extradition bill protests

HK Journalists Association files complaint to independent watchdog, accusing police of using ‘violence and intimidation’ against media at extradition bill protests

19-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:04 AM

The Hong Kong Journalists Association has filed a complaint to a police watchdog over 27 cases of alleged violence or harassment against reporters and other media personnel [...]
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