Archive for December 25th, 2019

Asian stocks mixed in quiet holiday trading

25-Dec-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Asian stocks were mixed on Tuesday after stocks closed modestly higher on Wall Street, extending the major indexes’ milestone-shattering run. Rising optimism around a [...] » More

Asian markets mixed as traders shift into holiday mode

25-Dec-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Asian markets mixed as traders shift into holiday mode Asian markets were mixed in thin business Tuesday as investors across the region traded with an eye on the early finish [...] » More

HK political novices thrust into office on Beijing backlash

HK political novices thrust into office on Beijing backlash

25-Dec-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A colourful cast of political novices who won Hong Kong’s local elections are attending cramming courses and trading tips on how to take the fight to the city’s [...] » More

Protesters rally near HK harbor, more demos planned over Christmas

Protesters rally near HK harbor, more demos planned over Christmas

25-Dec-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

More than 1,000 protesters, many in surgical masks and balaclavas, filled a harborside plaza near Hong Kong’s financial district late on Monday to demand full democracy [...] » More

Half as many midnight masses for HK Catholics on Christmas Eve

25-Dec-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

About half as many Catholic churches in Hong Kong will celebrate midnight mass on Christmas Eve as did so last year, amid fears of possible protest chaos. Organisers had [...] » More

Wider Image: HK protest tide turns into sea of flames

25-Dec-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Chinese-ruled Hong Kong introduced a bill into the legislature in February that would have allowed the extradition of defendants to mainland China for the first time to face [...] » More

HK residents eye apartments overseas as protests drag on

HK residents eye apartments overseas as protests drag on

25-Dec-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Residents of Hong Kong are hunting for homes all over the world as tense anti-government protests look set to drag into the new year. Real estate brokers from Australia to [...] » More

More domestic helpers in HK using online platforms to send money home, with ongoing protests seen as part of reason

25-Dec-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The use of online platforms by Hong Kong’s domestic helpers to send money home for Christmas has jumped, a survey found, with the ongoing anti-government protests [...] » More

HK anti-government protests: leader of city’s Catholics Cardinal John Tong calls for Christmas truce

25-Dec-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The leader of Hong Kong’s Catholics has called for a Christmas truce after months of violent social unrest which threatened to continue into the festive period, [...] » More

Grand Theft Protest: HKers and Chinese gamers battle online

25-Dec-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Grand Theft Auto’s wildly popular online multiplayer game has become the latest venue for Hong Kong pro-democracy supporters and Chinese nationalists to wage their [...] » More

Polytechnic University campus, battered by HK anti-government protests, to reopen mid-January

25-Dec-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The trashed campus of Polytechnic University is expected to fully reopen by the middle of next month for the start of the new term, following checks on air quality, [...] » More

Young democrats shake up pro-Beijing stronghold in HK

25-Dec-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

For decades it was known as Little Shanghai, a gritty, waterfront neighbourhood that was the landing spot for many mainland Chinese emigrating to Hong Kong. Densely packed [...] » More

HK protests: Some business thrive as movement spreads

25-Dec-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Continuing protests take toll on Hong Kong economy but a few enterprising companies cash in on movement Hong Kong’s economy has been battered by the continuing street [...] » More

HK schools pull out of debate contest after furore over protest-related topics

HK schools pull out of debate contest after furore over protest-related topics

25-Dec-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

At least four secondary schools have withdrawn from a debate competition after a pro-Beijing outcry over the discussion of protest-related topics, its organisers have said. [...] » More

Taiwan becomes new market for surrogacy after legalisation of same-sex marriage

25-Dec-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Surrogacy remains illegal in Taiwan, prompting same-sex couples to seek surrogate mothers overseas Although surrogacy is illegal in Taiwan, more and more same-sex partners [...] » More