Archive for July 13th, 2019

Taiwan former leader Ma cleared in political leaks case

Taiwan former leader Ma cleared in political leaks case

13-Jul-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:34 AM

Taiwan’s former president Ma Ying-jeou was found not guilty in a political leaks case on Friday, a major legal victory for a politician facing a slew of lawsuits since [...]
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Asian markets extend gains as Fed hopes linger

13-Jul-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Asian equities rose Friday, building on optimism fuelled by expectations of a Federal Reserve interest rate cut, with debate now focusing on how far the central bank will go. [...]
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Asian markets on course to end week on positive note

13-Jul-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Asian equities mostly rose in early trade Friday but gains were slight as investors applied the brakes after recent advances, with debate now focusing on the depth of an [...]
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Asian shares mostly higher after Wall St sets new records

13-Jul-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Shares in Asia are mostly higher after a turbulent day on Wall Street ended with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing above 27,000 for the first time. Japan’s [...]
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Misinformation amid HK protests: A Q&A with a researcher on the ground

13-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Poynter | 6:02 AM

Since early June, hundreds of thousands of protesters have flooded the streets of Hong Kong in an attempt to block an extradition bill that would allow criminal suspects from [...]
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Protest planned for HK’s Sheung Shui against mainland Chinese parallel traders puts pharmacies on alert

Protest planned for HK’s Sheung Shui against mainland Chinese parallel traders puts pharmacies on alert

13-Jul-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Pharmacies frequented by mainland Chinese visitors and parallel traders in a border district of Hong Kong have been warned to shut down if safety is threatened during a [...]
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HK police officers cheat death as metre-long iron bar spears windscreen on West Kowloon Highway

13-Jul-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Two police officers escaped serious injury on Friday when a metre-long iron bar flew up from a motorway and speared the windscreen of their moving vehicle. The accident [...]
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Not the only one: Protest ‘Lennon Walls’ flower across HK

13-Jul-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Plastered in colourful sticky-notes carrying messages of defiance against Hong Kong’s government, so-called “Lennon Walls” have sprung up across the [...]
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HK’s Lennon walls: protest goes on in colourful collages of sticky labels

13-Jul-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

On Tuesday evening Ines Wong gathered seven pieces of cardboard, attached to them colourful sticky labels with messages demanding the Hong Kong government retract a [...]
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Central China Securities shares plunge in Shanghai and HK as asset management products face default risks

13-Jul-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Shares of Central China Securities tumbled in Shanghai and Hong Kong after the brokerage said two of its asset-management products worth 241.5 million yuan (US$35.1 million) [...]
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Three newborn kittens found dead with legs bound by rope among abandoned litter of five in HK village

13-Jul-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Three newborn kittens were found dead with their legs bound by rope at a refuse collection point in a northern Hong Kong village on Friday, prompting a police investigation [...]
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Deploy auxiliary police around ‘Lennon Walls’ to head off confrontations, says former HK minister Joseph Wong

13-Jul-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Civil Aid Service personnel and auxiliary police should be sent to patrol areas around Hong Kong’s so-called Lennon Walls to head off confrontations, a former minister [...]
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Parents, friends remember HK protester ‘Raincoat Man’ who died fighting extradition law

13-Jul-2019 Intellasia | USA Today | 6:02 AM

The parents of a Hong Kong man who plunged to his death after putting up banners against divisive extradition legislation urged young people on Thursday to stay alive to [...]
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Nearly 1 in 10 people in HK likely to have depression, according to HKU survey conducted during extradition bill crisis

Nearly 1 in 10 people in HK likely to have depression, according to HKU survey conducted during extradition bill crisis

13-Jul-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Nearly one in 10 people in Hong Kong were found to have suspected depression in a study conducted during the extradition bill crisis, as the city suffered an “epidemic [...]
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In challenge to Beijing, HK activists attempt to take fight to mainland

13-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s faceless protest movement is embarking on a bold new strategy that poses a direct challenge to the city’s political masters in Beijing: activists want [...]
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