Archive for November 20th, 2019

China ‘will retaliate’ if Donald Trump signs Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act into law

China ‘will retaliate’ if Donald Trump signs Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act into law

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | | 1:54 PM

Beijing warned it would retaliate if United States President Donald Trump signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act into law, after the US Senate passed the act, [...]
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U.S. Senate passes HK rights bill backing protesters, angers Beijing

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | | 1:47 PM

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation on Tuesday aimed at protecting human rights in Hong Kong amid a crackdown on a pro-democracy protest movement, drawing [...]
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Holdouts on Hong Kong campus, surrounded by police, face dwindling options

Holdouts on Hong Kong campus, surrounded by police, face dwindling options

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | | 1:43 PM

The last band of anti-government protesters trapped inside a besieged Hong Kong university were weighing a narrowing range of options on Wednesday, with some trying to escape [...]
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Business Briefs 20 November 2019

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | | 9:00 AM

* Singapore-based firm Platinum Victory Pte Ltd has completed the purchase of 12.6 million shares from shareholders of Refrigeration Engineering Corporation (REE), raising [...]
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Asian markets swing with trade in focus, HK extends gains

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

Asian markets fluctuated Tuesday as investors keep tabs on the developments in the China-US trade talks after a report said Beijing was concerned about the outlook. Hong Kong [...]
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Asian shares mixed amid caution on US-China trade talks

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Asian shares were mixed Tuesday as investors stayed cautious over prospects for an agreement in trade talks between the United States and China. Japan’s benchmark [...]
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Asian markets as investors remain buoyed by trade hopes

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

Asian markets mostly rose Tuesday following another record close on Wall Street as investors bet on China and the US reaching a mini trade deal despite a report saying [...]
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HK campus siege almost over, but the violence and anger is here to stay

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Attention in Hong Kong continues to be focused on the city’s Polytechnic University, where an ever-shrinking number of protesters remain holed up inside the besieged [...]
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China says only it can rule on HK constitution

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

China insisted Tuesday it alone held the authority to rule on constitutional matters in Hong Kong, as it condemned a decision by the city’s high court to overturn a ban [...]
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Dozens of HK protesters make daring campus breakout

Dozens of HK protesters make daring campus breakout

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

Dozens of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters dramatically escaped a two-day police siege at a university campus late Monday by shimmying down ropes from a bridge to waiting [...]
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HK protests: hundreds surrender to police after university standoff

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

About 600 protesters who were trapped by police inside a Hong Kong university have surrendered to the authorities, chief executive Carrie Lam has said. Lam said that among [...]
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Fears of bloodshed as HK university standoff enters third day

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

Hong Kong’s new police chief called for the support of all citizens to end social unrest that has disrupted the city for more than five months, while protesters [...]
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HK protests prompt organiser to scrap RISE Conference in 2020 as unrest clouds longer term planning

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

More than five months of anti-government protests in Hong Kong have forced organisers to cancel the RISE Conference scheduled for March 2020 in what is the first event of the [...]
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UN decries HK protesters’ violence, calls for calm

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

The UN human rights office said on Tuesday that some Hong Kong demonstrators’ resorting to extreme violence, including against police, was “deeply regrettable and [...]
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HK protests: police siege of Polytechnic University leaves parents stranded after trying to rescue their children

HK protests: police siege of Polytechnic University leaves parents stranded after trying to rescue their children

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

The siege of Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University by police trapped not only radical protesters, but parents who said they were trying to get their children out. John, [...]
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