Archive for November 16th, 2019

HK’s cash pool tightens as Alibaba primes for $13 billion listing

16-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Alibaba Group’s $13.4 billion Hong Kong listing is shrinking cash levels in the protest-wracked financial hub, with short-term borrowing costs shooting back towards a [...]
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HK protests: traffic returns to Tolo Highway but partial reopening comes with conditions as activists issue election ultimatum

16-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Protesters offered a “friendly gesture” on Friday, partially reopening the blocked Tolo Highway, but other major roads and tunnels remained impassable as the [...]
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Catapults, flaming arrows: HK protesters’ medieval tech

16-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

With wooden catapults to launch petrol bombs and bows and arrows pilfered from sports departments, Hong Kong’s democracy protesters are combining new tactics with [...]
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HK court extends online messaging ban aimed at those inciting violence, which authorities say has had ‘very real and meaningful effect’

16-Nov-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A Hong Kong court has extended a temporary ban on publishing messages online that incite violence previously granted to the city’s embattled government, as the civil [...]
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UK ministers threaten sanctions on HK officials

UK ministers threaten sanctions on HK officials

16-Nov-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

Foreign Office ministers have for the first time threatened to use new sanctions laws against individuals in Hong Kong found guilty of human rights abuses during the [...]
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HK celebrity Cecilia Cheung praised after reposting Chinese president’s quote calling for calm amidst unrest

16-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong celebrity Cecilia Cheung has won praises after she reposted a quote by Chinese president Xi Jinping about the situation in Hong Kong. The quote by Xi: [...]
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HK: protesters lift highway blockade on proviso elections proceed

16-Nov-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

Protesters in Hong Kong have cleared a highway that they have blocked since Monday as a gesture of goodwill, as political unrest paralysed the city for a fifth day in a row. [...]
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Thousands in HK defy Xi with pro-democracy rallies

16-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters defied a warning by China’s President Xi Jinping and again took to the city’s streets on Friday, as the political turmoil [...]
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High Court denies injunction sought by Chinese University student leader to bar HK police from campus after days of clashes with protesters

16-Nov-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A Hong Kong court has dismissed an urgent injunction application by a Chinese University student leader to bar unauthorised police from campus after the school became a [...]
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Former UN ambassador says Taiwan will fall after HK

16-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

As violence continues to escalate in Hong Kong, former American representative to the United Nations (UN), Nikki Haley on Tuesday (November 12) urged US citizens to stand [...]
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Is Beijing ready to step in to stop HK protests?

16-Nov-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

As this week’s major escalation of violence shows no sign of abating, a question that has hung over Hong Kong from the start of the protest movement is again weighing [...]
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HK protests: lunchtime demonstrations extend across city with hundreds of people blocking roads

16-Nov-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s lunchtime protests expanded on Friday from the Central and Tai Koo business districts to more locations such as Causeway Bay and Wong Chuk Hang, with [...]
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Chinese embassy backs students tearing down ‘pro-HK protest’ banners in Korea

16-Nov-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The Chinese embassy in South Korea on Thursday defended the actions of two people, thought to be Chinese nationals, who were filmed on a university campus in Seoul taking [...]
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Former UN ambassador says Taiwan will fall after HK

Former UN ambassador says Taiwan will fall after HK

16-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

As violence continues to escalate in Hong Kong, former American representative to the United Nations (UN), Nikki Haley on Tuesday (November 12) urged US citizens to stand [...]
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Taiwan opposition candidate calls for return to one China formula

16-Nov-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Taiwan’s opposition presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu on Thursday (November 14) called for a return to a consensus with the mainland that there is only one China, but [...]
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