Archive for July 20th, 2019

Masked group defaces HK Lennon Wall decrying extradition bill, puts up pro-government posters

Masked group defaces HK Lennon Wall decrying extradition bill, puts up pro-government posters

20-Jul-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 8:10 AM

Hundreds of people, mostly wearing masks, gathered in northern Hong Kong to deface a pro-democracy Lennon Wall and replace it with pro-government posters during [...]
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1MDB scandal: Malaysia court grants US$11.6 million seizure of fugitive Jho Low’s father’s assets

1MDB scandal: Malaysia court grants US$11.6 million seizure of fugitive Jho Low’s father’s assets

20-Jul-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 8:03 AM

A Malaysian court on Friday allowed the forfeiture of 48 million ringgit (US$11.6 million) in assets from the father of fugitive businessman Jho Low, signalling authorities [...]
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Swine fever sends China’s pork prices, imports soaring

Swine fever sends China’s pork prices, imports soaring

20-Jul-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 8:00 AM

Pork prices have been sent soaring and herds devastated as African swine fever tears through China’s massive pig-farming industry, forcing the country to ramp up [...]
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Asian markets rally on fresh hopes for steep Fed rate cut

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

Asian markets rallied Friday as comments from a top Federal Reserve official were pounced on by investors as indicating the central bank will unveil a deep interest rate cut [...]
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Taiwan pledges help for HK protesters seeking sanctuary

Taiwan pledges help for HK protesters seeking sanctuary

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

Taiwan’s government said Friday it would provide assistance to Hong Kongers seeking sanctuary after local media reported dozens of activists involved in an [...]
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Taxi driver accused of assaulting two men in Lennon Wall row ordered by HK court to report to police three times a week while on bail

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

A Hong Kong taxi driver accused of assaulting and injuring two men in a row over one of the city’s Lennon Walls has been ordered to report to a police station three [...]
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Heavyweight backing for independent inquiry into HK extradition bill clashes

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

More than 30 senior leaders from across Hong Kong civil society including ex-government ministers and former allies of the city leader have called on the administration to [...]
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Hand signals and Post-its: The HK protester playbook

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

Hong Kong’s youth are no rookies when it comes to protests. The city’s young activists have fine-tuned their strategies since Occupy Central in 2014, a [...]
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HK land sale at former Kowloon airport receives muted response from developers

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

The biggest housing site on offer at Hong Kong’s former Kai Tak airport received a cold shoulder on Friday as property developers took a more cautious stance on the [...]
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Greenpeace launches HK pollution campaign as volunteers talk about the impact city’s bad air has on their health

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

Ho had always considered herself fit and healthy, but she had a nasty shock two years ago when she suffered an incessant coughing fit. “I coughed uncontrollably, [...]
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Opposition lawmaker Fernando Cheung withdraws his own bill to send HK murder suspect to Taiwan after it sparks fierce debate online

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

An opposition lawmaker in Hong Kong withdrew his own bill to resolve the murder case that triggered the government’s controversial extradition bill, hours after his [...]
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Family of elderly HK woman who died after house call to lodge another complaint as coroner rules doctor ‘unreliable’

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

Relatives of a 75-year-old woman who died after a medical house call are planning to lodge another complaint against the doctor after a coroner found him an unreliable [...]
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Tsai Ing-wen says ‘friends from HK’ will be considered for asylum on humanitarian grounds

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

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has acknowledged for the first time claims that Hong Kong protesters are fleeing to the self-ruled island and said it would consider any [...]
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HK extradition bill protests begin to bite as city records drop in short-haul travellers

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

Short-haul visitor numbers to Hong Kong dropped sharply this month as the city began to feel the impact of the ongoing protests against the extradition bill. Latest figures [...]
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Sheung Wan’s Cat Street: A haven for antique hunters in HK

20-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Are you a “cat” or are you a “rat”? Amid the tightly-packed antique shops of Upper Lascar Row in Sheung Wan, this question used to reverberate more [...]
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