Archive for August 13th, 2019

HK protesters increasingly sympathise with radical action, survey finds, after months of anti-government unrest

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

Anti-government protesters increasingly sympathise with the use of radical action, as political unrest in Hong Kong enters its third month and clashes with police grow more [...] » More

‘Guerilla first aid’: who are the HK volunteers braving protest chaos to treat the injured?

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

Dressed in bright yellow vests, they are seen darting through crowds, going to the aid of injured protesters. First-aid volunteers have become a common sight on Hong Kong [...] » More

Cathay Pacific shares plunge after China warning on protests

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

Shares in Hong Kong’s flagship carrier Cathay Pacific plunged more than four percent on Monday, after Beijing banned airline staff supporting Hong Kong protesters from [...] » More

Young, educated and middle class: first field study of HK protesters reveals demographic trends

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

Almost 75 per cent of the protesters who have taken to the streets in Hong Kong in recent weeks have had some higher education and nearly 60 per cent are younger than 30 [...] » More

Tear gas fired in Kwai Fong station: HK police told by MTR Corporation to think of public safety after unprecedented indoor deployment during protest

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

Hong Kong’s rail operator urged police on Monday to consider the safety of passengers and staff after officers fired tear gas inside a subway station in an [...] » More

HK police demonstrate water cannon as protests linger

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

One of the world’s busiest airports canceled all flights after thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters crowded into the main terminal Monday afternoon. Hong [...] » More

Nationalist Chinese tabloid editor blasts HK’s Harbour City mall for ‘kowtowing’ to protesters

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

The editor of nationalist state-run tabloid Global Times has lashed out at a popular Hong Kong shopping mall for “kowtowing” to protesters and not doing enough to [...] » More

Cathay Pacific warns it could fire staff for supporting ‘illegal protests’

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

Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific warned its staff on Monday that they could be fired if they “support or participate in illegal protests”, as the airline comes [...] » More

HK airport grinds to a halt as protests swell

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

Hong Kong’s airport cancelled all flights on Monday, with authorities blaming demonstrators for the disruption of one of the world’s busiest terminals, a dramatic [...] » More

British academics call on University of HK not to dismiss jailed law professor

13-Aug-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:02 AM

Hundreds of international academics have signed an open letter in support of a jailed Hong Kong law professor currently in solitary confinement, urging his university not to [...] » More

Cathay Pacific threatens staff with sack as shares plummet after Beijing stance on HK protests

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

Cathay Pacific has warned that it would sack staff taking part in illegal protests in Hong Kong, saying it would take a “zero tolerance” approach, as its shares [...] » More

‘They’re being used’: HK protests divide neighbourhoods

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

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters boast of a broad support base but their movement has divided some neighbourhoods, including Wong Tai Sin, where many police [...] » More

HK hit by more violence as protests enter 10th week

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

Hong Kong has once more descended into violence, with police firing teargas at protesters across the city as mass demonstrations calling for democracy entered their 10th [...] » More

Hospital Authority strengthens control measures against superbug Candida auris after HK outbreak

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

The Hospital Authority has stepped up control measures in the fight against deadly superbug Candida auris after a month-long outbreak in Hong Kong hospitals. The [...] » More

HK protests: brutal undercover police tactics spark outcry

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

Footage of helmeted protesters suddenly making arrests causes concern after weekend of intense clashes Rights groups and democracy activists have accused police in Hong Kong [...] » More