Archive for November 23rd, 2019

Pope Francis to pay tribute to Japan’s ‘Hidden Christians’

Pope Francis to pay tribute to Japan’s ‘Hidden Christians’

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | | 11:53 AM

When Pope Francis visits the Japanese city of Nagasaki, he will pay tribute to a sometimes forgotten population of so-called “hidden Christians” who clung to [...]
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Pope departs Thailand for Japan, bringing anti-nuclear message

Pope departs Thailand for Japan, bringing anti-nuclear message

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | | 11:36 AM

Pope Francis left Thailand on Saturday after a three-day visit and headed to Japan, where he is to visit the ground zeros of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as part of his campaign [...]
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China says Taiwan courting ‘disaster’ after pre-election comment on independence

China says Taiwan courting ‘disaster’ after pre-election comment on independence

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:08 AM

The Chinese government warned self-ruled Taiwan on Thursday that it was courting “disaster”, after the running mate for President Tsai Ing-wen in January [...]
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Northwestern University stands up to Chinese students whining over photo of Taiwan independence flag

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 8:07 AM

Northwestern University’s army of Chinese students apoplectic over appearance of Taiwan independence flag at campus event Despite a massive outcry by its brigade of [...]
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The HK government and police are trying to restore peace

The HK government and police are trying to restore peace

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:59 AM

Your editorials (19 November and 13 November) allege that actions by the Hong Kong special administrative region government and the force used by the police have accelerated [...]
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Asian shares mostly higher despite US-China trade anxiety

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

Stocks logged modest gains Friday in Asia after a lackluster overnight session on Wall Street ended with the market’s third straight drop. Upbeat comments by Chinese [...]
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Most Asian markets on the rise as trade optimism returns

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

Asian markets rose Friday as a sense of optimism returned to trading floors after a report said China’s point man on the US tariffs talks had offered to host a meeting [...]
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China threatening autonomy of HK, says Chris Patten

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

Chris Patten, the last British governor of Hong Kong, has warned that China’s threat to overrule the Hong Kong judiciary represents a dramatic threat to the autonomy of [...]
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Police to guard polls for vote in protest-wracked HK

Police to guard polls for vote in protest-wracked HK

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

Police will be out in force at polling stations in Hong Kong this weekend as keenly contested local elections take place amid ongoing anti-government protests. Hong [...]
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HK hospitals find themselves on protest frontlines

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

Hong Kong’s public hospitals, long known for professionalism, have become a new front in the anti-government protests that have engulfed the city for more than five [...]
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Chinese donations flood in for HK protest victims

Chinese donations flood in for HK protest victims

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

Chinese citizens are rushing to donate money to the families of two Hong Kong men attacked during the city’s ongoing political unrest. The South China Morning Post [...]
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How HK’s local elections have become a proxy vote on the protests

How HK’s local elections have become a proxy vote on the protests

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

This Sunday Hong Kong holds district council elections. Normally a sleepy affair with low turnout, this year they have become a focus of intense interest. Nearly six months [...]
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Donald Trump likely to sign US’ HK democracy bill, sponsor Marco Rubio says

Donald Trump likely to sign US’ HK democracy bill, sponsor Marco Rubio says

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

The sponsor of US legislation that could pave the way for diplomatic action and economic sanctions against Hong Kong said on Thursday that he believed US President Donald [...]
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Handful of HK protesters surrender as university siege staggers on

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

At least eight protesters who had been holding out at a trashed Hong Kong university surrendered to police in the early hours of Friday, while others desperately searched for [...]
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HK protests: police chief says no deadline for resolving Polytechnic University crisis

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

Hong Kong’s new police chief said on Friday there was no deadline for dealing with protesters barricaded inside Polytechnic University, as he urged them to come out so [...]
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