Archive for September 28th, 2019

Asian stocks fall as traders mull Trump inquiry

28-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Asian stocks fell Friday as traders weighed data showing slower US economic growth and the possible impact of an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. The [...]
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Asian markets fall as Trump impeachment saga hits sentiment

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

Asian markets fell Friday following declines on Wall Street as the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump weighed on sentiment. Political turmoil in Washington [...]
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Town hall speakers rebuke Lam for HK protest response

Town hall speakers rebuke Lam for HK protest response

28-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam came under a barrage of criticism at a town hall session Thursday, with citizens accusing her government of turning a deaf ear to months of [...]
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HK lawyer quits BNP Paribas after Facebook post supporting anti-government protests and ridiculing pro-Beijing activists

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

A Hong Kong corporate lawyer has quit BNP Paribas after expressing support for the anti-government protests and mocking pro-Chinese supporters on his personal Facebook [...]
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HK braces for weekend protests ahead of major Chinese anniversary

28-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong is braced for a weekend of unrest with pro-democracy protests likely to mount in the China-ruled territory ahead of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the [...]
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Adviser to HK leader Carrie Lam does not believe she has completely ruled out independent inquiry into police

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

An adviser to Hong Kong’s leader believes she has not ruled out the possibility of an independent inquiry into police behaviour during anti-government protests. [...]
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HK activist urges Starbucks to cancel local franchise

28-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Prominent Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong joined calls for Starbucks Corp. to cancel its franchise with one of the city’s biggest restaurant companies after a member of [...]
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HK leader endures barrage of anger at town hall meeting

HK leader endures barrage of anger at town hall meeting

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

Hong Kong’s embattled leader endured a barrage of criticism at a town hall meeting Thursday night that laid bare anger coursing through the city after months of huge, [...]
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British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab calls on China to live up to HK obligations, but stops short of granting right of abode to BN(O) passport holders

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

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Thursday called on China to “live up to its obligations” to Hong Kong under the Sino-British Joint Declaration, [...]
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FEATURE-HK locals fear loss of small-town life with artificial islands

28-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Not long after Tom Yam returned to his native Hong Kong after 40 years abroad, he picked Lantau Island to settle in, drawn to its laid-back villages, wooded trails and scenic [...]
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Five years on, HK’s ‘Umbrella’ generation has sharp edge

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

From doing homework by torchlight to hurling flaming molotov cocktails at riot police: the character of Hong Kong’s protests has changed dramatically in five years, [...]
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HK Airlines opens crew training facility

28-Sep-2019 Intellasia | FlightGlobal | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong Airlines (HKA) has opened its first training facility, located near the airport. The 11-storey complex will comprise 12 aircraft simulator bays, as well as other [...]
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HK’s June 4 museum puts on special exhibit marking Occupy anniversary, and says movement has inspired 2019 anti-government protests

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

Hong Kong’s June 4 museum has put on a special exhibition to mark the fifth anniversary of the Occupy movement, honouring those organisers say have inspired the ongoing [...]
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HK leader’s town hall fails to persuade protesters

28-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s beleaguered leader Carrie Lam faced her public with humility, but she may not get the response she hoped for. In a face-off with an antagonistic audience, [...]
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HK government launches HK$300 million scheme to help retrain city’s workforce amid anti-government protests and US-China trade war

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

Grants worth thousands of Hong Kong dollars each will be given to the jobless and underemployed who complete free training under a HK$300 million (US$38 million) government [...]
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