Archive for August, 2019

Thai killers who murdered British backpackers to get death penalty after appeal fails

Thai killers who murdered British backpackers to get death penalty after appeal fails

31-Aug-2019 Intellasia | MSN | 6:57 AM

Two migrants sentenced to death for murdering two British backpackers in 2014 have lost their appeal to have their conviction quashed. Burmese pair Wai Phyo and Zaw Lin had [...]
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China, Japan, Korea to step up cultural ties despite rows

China, Japan, Korea to step up cultural ties despite rows

31-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:51 AM

The culture and tourism ministers of South Korea, Japan and China agreed on Friday to step up cultural, sports and people-to-people exchanges despite tensions over trade and [...]
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HK protests: Joshua Wong and other pro-democracy figures arrested

HK protests: Joshua Wong and other pro-democracy figures arrested

31-Aug-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:50 AM

Several prominent pro-democracy figures have been arrested in Hong Kong in an apparent crackdown on protests that have plunged the city into its worst political crisis in [...]
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HK police round up activists as mass rally called-off

HK police round up activists as mass rally called-off

31-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Prominent democracy activists were arrested Friday in a dragnet across Hong Konga move described by rights groups as a well-worn tactic deployed by China to suffocate dissent [...]
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Love in a time of tear gas: politics and romance on HK’s barricades

31-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A gas mask lovingly adjusted, a hand squeezed before approaching police lines and a frantic search through swirls of tear gasAbby and Nick’s relationship has blossomed [...]
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HK stocks rally wiped out by new protest fears

31-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Property firms suffered hefty losses in Hong Kong Friday as the arrest of leading pro-democracy figures wiped out an early rally in the Hang Seng Index, fuelled by fears of [...]
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Police ban of mass HK protest planned by Civil Human Rights Front upheld on appeal

31-Aug-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

An appeal board has upheld Hong Kong police’s objection to a march and rally proposed by the Civil Human Rights Front for Saturday. Head of the appeal board Dr Pang [...]
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HK home prices ease for 2nd consecutive month in July

31-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong private home prices fell for the second straight month in July, according to government data released on Friday, amid continued pressure on the local economy from [...]
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China’s dream of making the yuan a global currency hit by HK protests, depreciation, analysts say

31-Aug-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Global payment transactions in July involving the Chinese yuan dropped to the lowest level since October 2018 as the Hong Kong protests, reduced global trade flows and its [...]
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HK’s ‘be water’ protests leave China casting about for an enemy

31-Aug-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

On Friday morning, as Hong Kong woke up, the news came in as thick as the incessant rain: Andy Chan Ho-tin, the head of the outlawed Hong Kong National party, was arrested [...]
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Cathay warns staff face sack if they join HK strike

31-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Cathay Pacific has warned staff they risk being sacked if they join a planned Hong Kong strike, as the airline intensifies its crackdown on employee support for the rolling [...]
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Why does Beijing have a military garrison in HK and what could that mean for protesters?

31-Aug-2019 Intellasia | ABC | 6:02 AM

As more than three months of protests in Hong Kong have continued unabated, speculation has grown that Beijing could send security forces to quash unrest. While most experts [...]
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HK arrests three prominent activists in crackdown

31-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Joshua Wongthe face of Hong Kong’s umbrella movementhas been arrested, on suspicion of organising illegal protests. Two other prominent political activists in the city [...]
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China rejected HK plan to withdraw bill: sources

31-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China recently rejected a formal submission from Hong Kong for a “full withdrawal” of an unpopular extradition bill. That’s according to three government [...]
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Exclusive: Amid crisis, China rejected HK plan to appease protesters sources

31-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Earlier this summer, Carrie Lam, the chief executive of Hong Kong, submitted a report to Beijing that assessed protesters’ five key demands and found that withdrawing a [...]
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