Archive for November 22nd, 2019

Protesters stay holed up on HK campus, surrounded by riot police

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

Fewer than 100 protesters remained holed up in a Hong Kong university on Thursday as riot police encircled the campus, with some activists desperately searching for ways to [...] » More

Furious China vows to ‘fight back’ after Congress backs HK democracy

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

China on Thursday accused the United States of seeking to “destroy” Hong Kong and threatened retaliation after Congress passed new legislation supporting the [...] » More

UK to grant visa to HK consulate worker tortured in China

22-Nov-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:02 AM

An employee of the UK consulate in Hong Kong who was tortured by Chinese authorities will be granted a visa to rebuild his life in Britain, it emerged on Wednesday as senior [...] » More

Boy, 12, is youngest to be convicted over HK protests since they erupted in June

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

A 12-year-old boy became the youngest protester to be convicted over the civil unrest that broke out in June when he pleaded guilty on Thursday to vandalising a police [...] » More

Former UK consulate worker says Chinese police tortured him

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

A former employee of Britain’s consulate in Hong Kong said Wednesday that Chinese secret police tortured and interrogated him about London’s role in protests in [...] » More

HK police sergeant slashed across face with razor during arrest of suspect

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

An off-duty police sergeant was slashed in the face with a razor in Hong Kong on Thursday as he attempted to arrest a man suspected of damaging the banner of a district [...] » More

HK campus stalemate persists as US bill sets up China clash

HK campus stalemate persists as US bill sets up China clash

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

Hardline Hong Kong protesters held their ground on Thursday in a university besieged for days by police as the US passed a bill lauding the city’s pro-democracy [...] » More

Amid protest closures, use of HK’s MTR network is down by a quarter

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

Hong Kong’s embattled rail operator continued to shed customers in October, with ridership figures tumbling as metro stations closed early for most of the month in the [...] » More

Singapore deports HKer over protest discussion

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

Singapore has deported a Hong Kong YouTube star after he organised a small gathering to discuss the protests convulsing his home city in violation of public assembly laws, [...] » More

HK protests affecting income of artistes says actor Ruco Chan

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

The ongoing unrest at Hong Kong has affected the pockets of its celebrities. Quoting Hong Kong actor Ruco Chan, Oriental Daily reported that artistes’ money-making [...] » More

Tear gas above ground, snakes below: HK protesters take to sewers to flee

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

With all other escape routes blocked, some of the remaining protesters holed up in a Hong Kong university tried the unthinkable: they crawled through the sewers to get out. [...] » More

HKer banned from Singapore for holding illegal assembly

22-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Alex Yeung, the Hong Kong restaurant owner who recently organised a public event in Singapore to discuss the protests in his city-state, has been repatriated and banned from [...] » More

More HK protesters leave Polytechnic University in surrender, dozens still barricaded inside besieged campus

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

Another group of diehard protesters has left the besieged Polytechnic University campus and surrendered to police, as Hong Kong’s transport system returned to relative [...] » More

Beijing vents fury at Washington over HK Human Rights Act

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

Chinese officials and state media have reacted with fury to the almost-unanimous passage of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act by the US House of Representatives on [...] » More

After HK democracy act passes, US lawmakers still have 150 other China-related bills to deliberate

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

The US Senate’s passage on Tuesday of legislation that warns Beijing against encroaching on Hong Kong’s autonomy has focused attention on whether US President [...] » More