Archive for November 30th, 2019

HK gears up for weekend protests after rare lull in violence

HK gears up for weekend protests after rare lull in violence

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

Hong Kong braced for a fresh round of protests over the weekend as police said they would withdraw from a university on Friday that has been the site of some of the worst [...]
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Beaten HK district council elections candidates to challenge results over claims of intimidation or voting irregularities

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

Three pro-democracy candidates who lost in the district council elections by close margins have challenged the results, claiming election officials were intimidated or there [...]
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Gay homeowner challenges HK inheritance law over fears husband may not get house if he dies

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

A gay homeowner who previously took the Hong Kong government to court over a rule that prevented him from living with his husband has mounted a second legal challenge, this [...]
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HK set for fresh protests as police end university siege

HK set for fresh protests as police end university siege

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

Hong Kong police on Friday said they were ending their siege of a university campus that became a battleground with pro-democracy protesters as activists vowed to hold fresh [...]
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HK is the biggest geopolitical threat to markets, economist warns

30-Nov-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

Ongoing civil unrest in Hong Kong is the biggest geopolitical threat to global markets, an economist told CNBC Thursday. Speaking to CNBC’s “Street Signs [...]
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HK, China stocks tumble on heightened Sino-US tension and rout in market darlings

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

Hong Kong and Chinese stocks slumped as concerns mounted about growing tension between Beijing and Washington and traders unwound bets on some of the shares with the biggest [...]
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HK’s flagship airline Cathay Pacific to scale back its capacity by 1.4 per cent in 2020

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

Hong Kong’s flagship airline Cathay Pacific will scale back its capacity by 1.4 per cent next year, reversing an earlier plan to grow by 3.1 per cent, as the city is [...]
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HK home prices extend rout in October as protests escalated and economy mired in recession

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

Home prices in Hong Kong fell for a fifth month in October after an escalation in anti-government protests kept investors at bay despite efforts by the government to shore up [...]
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UPDATE 1-Cathay Pacific to cut 2020 capacity by 1.4pct -memo

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

Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd plans to cut capacity by 1.4 percent next year, reversing an earlier plan for a boost of 3.1 percent because of a challenging [...]
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Tourist arrivals in October take sharpest plunge since HK’s anti-government protests began

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

Tourist arrivals to Hong Kong in October took the sharpest plunge in a single month since May 2003, when the city was plagued by the severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars). [...]
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Hotpot vs bread: the culinary symbols of HK’s political divide

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

A humble loaf of bread has become a new symbol for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters who have embraced a slew of colourful and sometimes surreal memes as they push [...]
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HK Airlines delays salaries as protests hit tourism

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

Low-cost carrier Hong Kong Airlines said Friday it will delay salary payments to some staff, warning its business has been “severely affected” by the political [...]
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The Guardian view on China, HK and Xinjiang: will the truth hurt?

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

Beijing was never going to welcome the news that the US had passed a law backing pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. But its anger today at Donald Trump’s signing of [...]
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HK pupil accused of bringing explosives into school refused bail at Sha Tin Court

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

A Hong Kong pupil who allegedly brought explosives to school was refused bail by a court on Friday. Form Six student Lai Man-kwong, 18, has been charged with possession of an [...]
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HK is ‘the only option’ for China to connect with overseas markets for now, says expert

HK is ‘the only option’ for China to connect with overseas markets for now, says expert

30-Nov-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong has been engulfed in anti-government protests for months, but the city’s capital markets have remained an important gateway between China and the world, [...]
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