Archive for October 29th, 2019

UK truck deaths: How Vietnam is still a hotbed of people traffickers

UK truck deaths: How Vietnam is still a hotbed of people traffickers

29-Oct-2019 Intellasia | | 9:21 AM

Three years after Al Jazeera uncovered Vietnamese human trafficking practices to the UK, the business is still going strong. It was a terrifying way to die. The grim [...]
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UK asks Vietnam for help identifying truck death victims

UK asks Vietnam for help identifying truck death victims

29-Oct-2019 Intellasia | | 9:15 AM

Britain has asked Vietnam for assistance in identifying four of the 39 people found dead in a truck container outside London last week. Few of the victims were carrying [...]
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Young Vietnamese workers risking life and death on ‘the line’ to Europe

Young Vietnamese workers risking life and death on ‘the line’ to Europe

29-Oct-2019 Intellasia | | 9:03 AM

Amid the rice paddies and villages of central Vietnam, residents have a name for the shadowy network used to smuggle their loved ones to Europe. Translated to English, [...]
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Postcards from a poisoned coast: Vietnam’s people-smuggling heartland

Postcards from a poisoned coast: Vietnam’s people-smuggling heartland

29-Oct-2019 Intellasia | | 8:56 AM

The countryside in the Vietnamese provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh is dotted with billboards for labour export companies advertising jobs or study overseas. Thousands of [...]
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Business Briefs 29 October 2019

29-Oct-2019 Intellasia | | 8:28 AM

* Truong Hai Auto Corporation (Thaco), a large shareholder of Hoang Anh Gia Lai Agricultural Company (HNG), has registered to buy an extra five million HNG shares from [...]
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Asian stocks rise as China-US trade, Brexit fears recede

29-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AF | 6:02 AM

Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Monday as investors looked ahead to a crowded week of corporate earnings, a possible US interest rate cut and other [...]
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Asian markets boosted by trade deal optimism

29-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Asian markets rallied Monday after China and the US said they were close to agreeing a mini trade deal, but the pound was struggling on fresh Brexit uncertainty while EU [...]
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Tear gas and molotovs as HK reels from new clashes

29-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong was gripped by another day of petrol bombs and tear gas on Sunday as police and pro-democracy protesters clashed for hours throughout a popular tourist district. [...]
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HK finance chief Paul Chan warns of full-year negative growth as anti-government protests batter economy

29-Oct-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s financial chief on Sunday warned the city was heading towards negative economic growth for the full year as he appealed to the public to unite against the [...]
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Insurer AIA third-quarter new business posts tepid rise as HK demand slows

29-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Asia-focused insurer AIA Group Ltd said on Monday it posted only a small rise in new business for the third quarter, affected by a “challenging operating [...]
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If Beijing does not budge, the struggle for HK will last decades

If Beijing does not budge, the struggle for HK will last decades

29-Oct-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

“Is there any way that Hong Kong can avoid becoming another Northern Ireland?” This was the first question posed by a well-known Hong Kong activist at the start [...]
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As violence and vandalism escalate in HK, some protest supporters have had enough

29-Oct-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

For most of the summer, 25-year-old Jose was an ardent supporter of the protests raging in Hong Kong. Even when demonstrations became increasingly violent, she defended the [...]
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Police fire tear gas, water cannon to break up protests in HK’s tourist district

29-Oct-2019 Intellasia | TheHill | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong Police fired tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets to break up protests in Hong Kong’s tourist district, prompting the protesters to set shops on fire and [...]
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UK student left with brain haemorrhage in violent arrest by undercover HK officers

29-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:02 AM

It’s hard for “K” to pinpoint the exact moment he believes he suffered a brain haemorrhage during a violent arrest by two undercover officers in Hong [...]
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HK weekend ends again with protest violence, tear gas

HK weekend ends again with protest violence, tear gas

29-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

An unauthorised anti-government rally in Hong Kong quickly turned chaotic on Sunday as police used tear gas to disperse protesters on a major tourist strip, leading to hours [...]
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