Archive for August 24th, 2019

Pompeo says China’s detention of two Canadians is ‘wrong’

Pompeo says China’s detention of two Canadians is ‘wrong’

24-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:00 AM

The United States is working to secure the release of two Canadians held by China, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday, calling their detention “arbitrary and [...]
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Asian mostly up ahead of much-anticipated Powell speech

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

Asian markets mostly rose Friday ahead of a key speech by Federal Reserve boss Jerome Powell, while the pound held the previous day’s rally fuelled by rekindled hopes [...]
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China’s arrest of a HK man puts spotlight on a controversial shared rail station

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

A train station in the heart of Hong Kong could soon become a symbol of Hong Kongers’ worst fears about China, after the detention of a UK consulate employee. Simon [...]
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The Latest: Accountants march to support HK protests

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

The Latest on Hong Kong (all times local): 5:10 p.m. China has derided Canada by saying that only those with “ulterior motives” should fear for their safety when [...]
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Explainer: HK’s ‘borrowed time’worry about 2047 hangs over protests

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

Hong Kong’s protest movement began as opposition to a now-suspended extradition bill but evolved into a direct challenge to the city’s government and calls for [...]
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9 questions about the HK protests you were too embarrassed to ask

24-Aug-2019 Intellasia | VOX | 6:02 AM

Protesters filled Hong Kong International airport last week. Many wore black, the unofficial uniform of these demonstrations. They carried signs and decorated the walls and [...]
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Police watchdog member walks back support for officers not wearing ID numbers amid HK anti-government protests

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

A senior member of Hong Kong’s police watchdog said on Thursday that elite anti-riot officers should not be required to show their identification numbers, to avoid [...]
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HK students to boycott new term as protests continue

HK students to boycott new term as protests continue

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

Hong Kong student leaders on Thursday announced a two-week boycott of lectures from the upcoming start of term, as they seek to keep protesters on the streets and pressure on [...]
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Google shutters more than 200 YouTube channels amid HK protests

Google shutters more than 200 YouTube channels amid HK protests

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

* In a blog post Thursday, Google said it axed more than 200 YouTube channels due to misinformation around Hong Kong protests. * This comes after Facebook and Twitter took [...]
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HK unions urge Cathay Pacific to end ‘white terror’

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

Cathay Pacific Airways, which is caught in the crosswinds between authorities in Beijing and anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, must put an end to “all forms of [...]
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Trainee HK lawyer can join legal profession, says justice department, after letter accused him of posting hate speech against police online

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

A trainee lawyer accused of posting hate speech against Hong Kong police on social media can continue his career in the city, the justice department has said. The Department [...]
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Canadian Consulate suspends travel to China for HK staff

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

The Canadian Consulate in Hong Kong said on Friday it has suspended travel to mainland China for local staff, just days after an employee of the city’s British [...]
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HK man grabbed officer’s gun and shot him after drunken fight with mother in Sha Tin, prosecutor says

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

An unemployed Hong Kong man snatched an officer’s gun and shot him after his mother called in police following a heated row with her drunk son, a court heard on [...]
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HK protests: students from 10 universities and more than 100 secondary schools expected to join class boycott

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

Students from 10 Hong Kong universities and more than 100 secondary schools are expected to join a class boycott next month, with their representatives in tertiary [...]
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UPDATE 2-YouTube finds influence campaign tied to HK protests

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

Alphabet Inc’s Google announced on Thursday that its YouTube streaming video service disabled 210 channels appearing to engage in a coordinated influence operation [...]
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