Archive for July 23rd, 2019

Business Briefs 23 Jul 2019

23-Jul-2019 Intellasia | | 8:42 AM

* VietJetAviation Company (VJC) has announced that the State Securities Commission had approved its plan to buy back a maximum of 25 million’shares, or a 4.61 % stake, [...] » More

China state media takes aim at ‘violent extremists’ in Hong Kong

China state media takes aim at ‘violent extremists’ in Hong Kong

23-Jul-2019 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:32 AM

China’s main official news outlets have accused “extremists” of using the “chaos” and violence in Hong Kong to disrupt the country’s development in commentaries [...] » More

Asian markets sink as traders consider Fed rate cut

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

Asian markets were in retreat Monday on dimming hopes for a deep interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve, but all the firms on a new tech-focused board in China rallied on [...] » More

Asian shares lower, Shanghai STAR tech board shares surge

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

Asian shares were mostly lower Monday, tracking losses on Wall Street, though a newly launched technology stocks market in Shanghai soared with its trading debut. Prices of [...] » More

Anger soars over vicious mob attack on HK protesters

Anger soars over vicious mob attack on HK protesters

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

Anger soared in Hong Kong on Monday over a vicious assault on pro-democracy protesters by suspected triad gangsters that left dozens wounded, a dramatic escalation of the [...] » More

HK leader says ‘attack’ on China representative office a challenge to national sovereignty

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

Hong Kong’s leader on Monday strongly condemned some anti-government protesters for an “attack” on China’s main representative office in the city. On [...] » More

HK injects HK$113 million into housing projects to ‘bring some warmth’ to city rocked by extradition crisis

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

More than HK$110 million has been injected into transitional housing projects that will benefit about 600 people to “bring some warmth to the current social [...] » More

HK police fire rubber bullets, tear gas as protests descend into chaos

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

Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets and tear gas in running clashes with protesters late on Sunday amid chaotic scenes as anger over an extradition bill morphs into a fresh [...] » More

How HK maids became caught in a ‘humanitarian tsunami’

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

Migrant workers who become pregnant by their employers face dismissal, homelessness and a swift return home The sun had not yet risen in Hong Kong when Sally*, a domestic [...] » More

HK teachers and researchers working on mainland to get three-year tax break in bid to boost Greater Bay Area

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

Teachers and researchers employed in Hong Kong but working across the border could soon receive a three-year exemption from mainland taxes as part of the government’s [...] » More

Top Beijing representative in HK condemns attack on liaison office during extradition protest, says rioters will be punished

Top Beijing representative in HK condemns attack on liaison office during extradition protest, says rioters will be punished

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

Beijing’s top official in Hong Kong has slammed Sunday’s unprecedented attack on his office by anti-government protesters who defaced the national emblem on the [...] » More

National Front member arrested over HK explosives is denied bail

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

A Hong Kong National Front member arrested after the seizure of what has been described as the largest amount of explosives found in the city since its return to China in [...] » More

At least 45 injured as rod-wielding mob dressed in white rampages through Yuen Long MTR station, beating screaming protesters

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

At least 45 people were injured in unprecedented late-night violence at a Hong Kong railway station on Sunday, as a rampaging mob of men in white T-shirts attacked black-clad [...] » More

Violence escalates between HK police and protesters

23-Jul-2019 Intellasia | CBS | 6:02 AM

Clashes involving Hong Kong’s protest movement escalated violently late Sunday as police launched tear gas at protesters who didn’t disband after a massive march [...] » More

HK protests: Night of violence shocks city after seventh week of mass marches

23-Jul-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong descended into scenes of chaos Sunday night, after riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters, and a mob armed with batons attacked people in a [...] » More