Archive for September 10th, 2019

FEATURE-Charities forced to step in as HK’s poor struggle for homes

10-Sep-2019 Intellasia | | 7:27 AM

Luk Chin Tak spends much of his life in the tiny, windowless room he shares with his wife in Hong Kong, where the waiting time for public housing has just hit a near [...]
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Business Briefs 10 Sep 2019

10-Sep-2019 Intellasia | | 7:26 AM

* Seaprodex Refrigeration Industry Corporation (SRF) has announced a capital contribution plan to establish Searefico Technical and Construction JSC whose charter capital is [...]
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Typhoon lashes Japanese capital, one dead, power, transport disrupted

Typhoon lashes Japanese capital, one dead, power, transport disrupted

10-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:58 AM

One of the strongest typhoons to hit eastern Japan in recent years struck just east of the capital Tokyo on Monday, killing one woman, with record-breaking winds and stinging [...]
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Korean president appoints justice minister despite scandals

Korean president appoints justice minister despite scandals

10-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:57 AM

An embattled law professor began his duty as South Korea’s justice minister after receiving presidential approval on Monday, despite an ongoing probe by state [...]
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‘Respect commuters’ rights’, HK government tells protesters as chief executive and transport minister visit reopened MTR station

‘Respect commuters’ rights’, HK government tells protesters as chief executive and transport minister visit reopened MTR station

10-Sep-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:56 AM

Hong Kong’s leader met with airport and railway operators on Monday to review existing measures to stop protesters and plans to step up defences, as an MTR Corporation [...]
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Clashes Erupt in HK as Thousands March on the US Consulate to Call for Washington’s Support

10-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Time | 6:02 AM

Clashes took place in the heart of Hong Kong Sunday as thousands of protesters marched on the US consulate, calling for Washington’s help in their struggle for greater [...]
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Withdrawal of extradition bill not an attempt to compromise with violent protesters, HK Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung says

10-Sep-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s No 2 official has said the government was not making a compromise with violent protesters by announcing a formal withdrawal of the extradition bill, which [...]
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HK activist Joshua Wong confirms arrest for ‘bail breach’

10-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong said Sunday he had been arrested for breaching bail conditions on returning home from a trip to Taiwan. Wong, 22, was among multiple [...]
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HK: Angela Merkel says China must ‘guarantee’ rights and freedoms

10-Sep-2019 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

‘In the current situation, everything must be done to avoid violence,’ German chancellor says in Beijing The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has said the rights [...]
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Mediators at HK anti-government protests face arrest if they obstruct police, force memo confirms

10-Sep-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Legislators and social workers who try to mediate at anti-government protests face arrest if they do not make way for advancing police cordons, guidelines handed down by the [...]
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US bill on HK won’t help city out of political crisis, former diplomat says

10-Sep-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The US bill supporting Hong Kong’s democracy and human rights will not help the city out of its political crisis, according to the president of the National Committee [...]
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Beijing over the moon as cake maker slams HK protests

10-Sep-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A week after the director of a Hong Kong mooncake manufacturer was pilloried for expressing his support for the city’s protesters, the head of a rival brand has become [...]
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Clashes after peaceful crowd takes HK message to US consulate

10-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Pro-democracy activists jammed Hong Kong streets in a march to the United States consulate on Sunday in a bid to ramp up international pressure on Beijing, but hardcore [...]
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HK protesters march to US Consulate to call for help from Trump

10-Sep-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Protests calling on US President Donald Trump to intervene in the ongoing Hong Kong political standoff escalated rapidly Sunday, with marchers setting fire to a barricade [...]
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HK protests: woman who suffered eye injury in violent protest engages lawyers to block police’s attempt to seek her medical records

10-Sep-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A young woman who suffered a serious eye injury during a violent protest in Hong Kong in August has sought legal help to block a police bid to access her medical reports, the [...]
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