Archive for August 17th, 2019

Gas masks and hard hats at HK’s protest pop-up store

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

Lee Ching-hei runs a pop-up store in Hong Kong but instead of offering the latest food trends or fashion must-haves he sells another highly sought-after commodity: protest [...]
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Social media has become a battleground in HK’s protests

17-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

* Using social media as a tool to galvanise support during a political movement isn’t new, but Hong Kong’s current protesters are using social media in a way [...]
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Chinese diplomat warns Beijing ‘will not sit on its hands’; military runs drills near HK border

17-Aug-2019 Intellasia | FoxNews | 6:02 AM

The Chinese ambassador to the United Kingdom issued a stern warning Thursday, saying that Beijing will “not sit on its hands” amid ongoing near-daily street [...]
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Allan Zeman says he’s open to cutting rents to help HK businesses get through protest turmoil

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

Prominent Hong Kong businessperson Allan Zeman, who has made his name famous through high-end restaurants and is a significant landlord in Central, says he is open to cutting [...]
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HK protesters face crucial weekend test after airport setback

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

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement faces a major test this weekend as it tries to muster another huge crowd following criticism over a recent violent airport protest [...]
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MFA advises Singaporeans not to travel to HK unless necessary

17-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has advised Singaporeans to defer non-essential travel to Hong Kong. In a travel advisory released on its website on Friday (16 August), [...]
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French ‘spiderman’ climbs HK tower, hoists reconciliation flag amid mass protests

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

French “spiderman” climber Alain Robert scaled a 68-storey skyscraper in Hong Kong on Friday to hoist a flag symbolising reconciliation between China and the [...]
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HK offers budget sweeteners

17-Aug-2019 Intellasia | JapanNews | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s government unveiled 19.1 billion Hong Kong dollars (US$2.44 billion) worth of economic relief measures and downgraded its growth forecasts on Thursday as [...]
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HK protesters face crucial weekend test after airport setback

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

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement faces a major test this weekend as it tries to muster another huge crowd following criticism over a recent violent airport protest [...]
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As China faces fate on HK, America and other democracies face a choice

17-Aug-2019 Intellasia | USAToday | 6:02 AM

Donald Trump tweets as Xi Jinping lines up his military tanks and Hong Kong protesters wave American flags and sing the US national anthem: Our view Chinese President Xi [...]
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HK cuts taxes to shore up economy amid protests

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

Hong Kong’s government announced tax cuts and higher social spending Thursday to reverse a deepening economic slump aggravated by anti-government protests and the [...]
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Beijing has option of forceful intervention in HK: Global Times tabloid

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

China has the option to “forcefully intervene” to quell violent protests in Hong Kong, an influential state-controlled tabloid warned in an editorial on Friday, [...]
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Ai Weiwei fears ‘Tiananmen’ crackdown in HK

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

Watching the Hong Kong protests from afar, Chinese dissident-artist Ai Weiwei fears the worst, warning of a repeat of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown in Beijing. “I [...]
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Thousands of secondary students support school boycott as pro-democracy group Demosisto calls on them to skip Monday classes weekly over protest demands

Thousands of secondary students support school boycott as pro-democracy group Demosisto calls on them to skip Monday classes weekly over protest demands

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

At least thousands of secondary school students are set to boycott classes every Monday starting from September 2 if the Hong Kong government refuses to withdraw the [...]
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HK’s police describe their side of the protests

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

That is a senior Hong Kong police officer’s response to accusations from outraged protesters that the authorities are using excessive force to quell demonstrations. [...]
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