Archive for November 20th, 2019

Thousands of petrol bombs primed for HK streets ‘found in weapons factory at Chinese University’

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

More than 8,000 petrol bombs ready for use on Hong Kong’s streets have been found at Chinese University, a source has told the Post. Meanwhile, a police insider said [...]
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Desperate HK protesters explore sewers in campus escape bid

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

Arms covered in cling film and torches in hand as they drop into the sewers, clusters of pro-democracy protesters still inside a Hong Kong campus are plotting increasingly [...]
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HK siege in third day as China sounds warnings

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

A potentially deadly standoff between Hong Kong police and dozens of desperate protesters barricaded into a university campus moved into a third day Tuesday, as China issued [...]
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China slams HK court’s ruling of anti-mask law as unconstitutional, says only Beijing can decide on constitutionality

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

China’s top legislative affairs body has hit out at Hong Kong’s High Court ruling that the emergency anti-mask law was unconstitutional, arguing only the national [...]
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HK university protesters defy surrender warnings

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

Dozens of exhausted pro-democracy protesters barricaded inside a Hong Kong university defied warnings Tuesday to surrender, as a police siege of the campus dragged into a [...]
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Anxious families wait outside besieged HK campus

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

Relatives of some of the young pro-democracy protesters holed up inside a Hong Kong university held anxious vigil Tuesday as police vowed to arrest those inside. Around 100 [...]
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Asian airlines slash flights to HK as unrest escalates

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

Several Asian airlines have cut flights to Hong Kong for the coming weeks, an industry scheduling publication showed, as anti-government protests in the city grow [...]
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China will not sit back if HK demos get ‘uncontrollable’: envoy

China will not sit back if HK demos get ‘uncontrollable’: envoy

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

China will not simply sit back and watch if months of protests in Hong Kong develop into an “uncontrollable” situation, Beijing’s ambassador to Britain said [...]
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HK protests: Queen Elisabeth Hospital guards against tear gas amid nearby clashes between radicals and riot police

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

A major public hospital in Hong Kong sealed its windows with tape, installed air purifiers and postponed some medical appointments after intense rounds of tear gas were fired [...]
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The busy HK tourist district dealing with the destructive aftermath of pitched battles between radicals and police

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

Businesses and residents in a Hong Kong tourist district picked up the pieces on Tuesday, a day after petrol bombs, tear gas, and water spray flew through the air during [...]
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HK protests: hundreds arrested as university standoff enters third day

HK protests: hundreds arrested as university standoff enters third day

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

About 100 protesters remain holed up at a university surrounded by police in Hong Kong, on the third day of the most prolonged and tense confrontation in more than five [...]
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Student protesters hold out as HK leader urges peaceful resolution

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

Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hoped a standoff between police and a hold-out group of anti-government protesters at a university could be [...]
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HK protesters attempt to escape through sewage

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

According to the Hong Kong Fire Services personnel on site, about four to five manholes were left open when they arrived inside the school. Firemen entered the sewer to [...]
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China says HK courts have no power to rule on face mask ban

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

China’s top legislature said Hong Kong courts have no power to rule on the constitutionality of legislation under the city’s Basic Law, which includes a proposed [...]
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HK court rules ban on face masks unconstitutional

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

Hong Kong’s high court has ruled that an emergency law revived by the government to ban protesters wearing face masks was unconstitutional. It found the law was [...]
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