Archive for August 14th, 2019

Chief Executive Carrie Lam vows to do better job connecting with HK’s young people, as city leaders close ranks over anti-government protest crisis

Chief Executive Carrie Lam vows to do better job connecting with HK’s young people, as city leaders close ranks over anti-government protest crisis

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

Hong Kong’s leader on Sunday promised to do a better job connecting with the city’s young people, many of whom have joined the heated anti-government protests [...] » More

Hong Kong pushed to the ‘brink of no return’ as airport protests continue

14-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Violent protests are pushing Hong Kong “to the brink of no return,” the city’s leader warned Tuesday, as airport protests continued to disrupt flights in [...] » More

HK aims to reopen airport after protester shutdown

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

Authorities in Hong Kong aimed to reopen one of the world’s busiest aviation hubs Tuesday but dozens of flights were still cancelled after thousands of pro-democracy [...] » More

Canada’s Trudeau extremely concerned about HK, urges China to be careful

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

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau on Monday said he was very worried about events in Hong Kong, which has a large Canadian population, and urged Chinese authorities to [...] » More

HK stocks dive as protests rumble, China anger builds

14-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong stocks tumbled Tuesday as protests that have jolted the city for more than two months fuel political and economic uncertainty, with China’s growing [...] » More

HKIA closure: Singaporeans scramble to make alternative travel plans

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

Singaporeans affected by Monday (12 August) afternoon’s flight cancellations at the Hong Kong International Airport are scrambling to make alternative plans to get [...] » More

HK leader Carrie Lam fights back tears as she warns protesters they are pushing city ‘into an abyss’

HK leader Carrie Lam fights back tears as she warns protesters they are pushing city ‘into an abyss’

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

Hong Kong’s leader has warned protesters they are pushing the city “into an abyss” by attacking its institutions, in what she called attempts to [...] » More

HK airport says aiming to restore normal service but more protests planned

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

Hong Kong’s Airport Authority said on Tuesday it was working with its partners to restore normal operations as soon as possible but noted that more protests are [...] » More

Elite police ‘raptor’ squad went undercover to target radical HK protesters, insiders say

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

An elite squad of police officers went undercover as anti-government protesters, infiltrating the ranks of radicals to perform arrests in a first move of its kind amid weeks [...] » More

HK protesters change tactics

14-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Protesters have adopted a hit-and-run strategy to create maximum disruption. Police in Hong Kong have fired tear gas and charged with batons at protesters, in an attempt to [...] » More

HK leader urges calm as protest tensions rise; airport reopens

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

A state of “panic and chaos” exists in Hong Kong, the city’s embattled leader said on Tuesday, defying calls to quit as the stock market tumbled, airlines [...] » More

‘When will you die?’ HK leader grilled at press conference

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

When Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam appeared before the press on Tuesday, she appeared to be expecting to deliver a brief statement and move on. Instead she faced a [...] » More

HK protests: as police and protesters change tactics, is more violence inevitable?

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

“An eye for an eye” read the placards after a female anti-government protester was allegedly hit by a beanbag round fired by Hong Kong police in Tsim Sha Tsui on [...] » More

Taipei protests over UN Women listing Taiwan as province of China

Taipei protests over UN Women listing Taiwan as province of China

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

Taipei has protested against a UN Women decision to describe the self-governing island as a province of China in a social media article on marriage equality, saying Beijing [...] » More

China’s worst fears: HK, Taiwan and any other democracy

14-Aug-2019 Intellasia | TheHill | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong police have repeatedly assailed pro-democracy demonstrators in street clashes for weeks now. In mid-July, suspected Chinese organised gang members assaulted [...] » More