Archive for December 26th, 2019

‘It doesn’t matter if it’s Christmas’ – Hong Kong pro-democracy activists keep up protests

‘It doesn’t matter if it’s Christmas’ – Hong Kong pro-democracy activists keep up protests

26-Dec-2019 Intellasia | | 3:20 PM

Hong Kong anti-government protesters marched through Christmas-decorated shopping centres on Wednesday, chanting pro-democracy slogans and forcing one mall to close early, as [...] » More

Death toll in Indonesia bus plunge rises to 35 as more victims found

Death toll in Indonesia bus plunge rises to 35 as more victims found

26-Dec-2019 Intellasia | | 2:29 PM

At least 35 people were killed when a bus plunged into a ravine in Indonesia, officials said in a new toll Thursday, making it one of the most deadly bus accidents in recent [...] » More

Typhoon Phanfone kills at least 16 in Philippines

Typhoon Phanfone kills at least 16 in Philippines

26-Dec-2019 Intellasia | | 2:20 PM

A typhoon that swept across remote villages and popular tourist areas of the central Philippines on Christmas Day claimed at least 16 lives, authorities said Thursday. [...] » More

Business Briefs 26 December 2019

26-Dec-2019 Intellasia | | 8:42 AM

* VPBank (VPB) and roof-top solar power solution supplier Solar GATES have signed an agreement to guarantee financial support for household rooftop solar power plans, said [...] » More

Asian stocks mixed in quiet holiday trading

26-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

26-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

26-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

26-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

26-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

26-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

26-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

26-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

26-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

26-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

26-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