Archive for January 28th, 2020

HK protesters torch planned quarantine building

28-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A group of protesters set alight on Sunday the lobby of a newly built residential building in Hong Kong that authorities planned to use as a quarantine facility, as public [...]
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Wuhan coronavirus: HK police, protesters clash as anger erupts over proposal to use housing block as quarantine site

Wuhan coronavirus: HK police, protesters clash as anger erupts over proposal to use housing block as quarantine site

28-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Police descended on a public housing block in the border town of Fanling on Sunday as roads were blockaded and fires set by people furious over a government proposal to use [...]
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HK protests: applications pour in for government cash to research city’s civil unrest

HK protests: applications pour in for government cash to research city’s civil unrest

28-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

More than 200 applications have poured in from scholars and think tanks for a special government research grant to examine Hong Kong’s ongoing civil unrest. About a [...]
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HK government must ‘listen to the people’ in Year of the Rat, according to interpretation of fortune stick drawn by pro-Beijing lawmaker Kenneth Lau

HK government must ‘listen to the people’ in Year of the Rat, according to interpretation of fortune stick drawn by pro-Beijing lawmaker Kenneth Lau

28-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A rural leader drew a prophecy urging the Hong Kong government to “listen to the people” at a fortune stick ritual on Sunday, following months of protests against [...]
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Proposed HK virus quarantine building firebombed during protest

28-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Protesters threw petrol bombs on Sunday night at an empty public housing complex in Hong Kong that had been earmarked to become a temporary quarantine zone as the city [...]
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HK Disneyland closes over China virus fears

28-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s Disneyland announced it was shutting its doors on Sunday until further notice over the deadly virus outbreak in central China, a day after city authorities [...]
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China coronavirus forces Andy Lau to call off HK concerts, following closures of Disneyland, Ocean Park until further notice

28-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Canto-pop star Andy Lau Tak-wah has called off 12 Hong Kong concerts because of the coronavirus outbreak, which had already forced the cancellation of major events in the [...]
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HK declares a state of emergency in response to five confirmed coronavirus cases

28-Jan-2020 Intellasia | VOX | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong declared a state of emergency on Saturday in response to growing concern over the spread of a coronavirus that first surfaced in the Chinese city of Wuhan, [...]
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HK bans entry of visitors from China virus province

28-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Residents of China’s Hubei province, where the new coronavirus outbreak was first reported, will be banned from entering Hong Kong from Monday as China tries to halt [...]
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HK bars Hubei residents from entering city as coronavirus fears intensify

28-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong authorities on Sunday barred residents of China’s Hubei province, the centre of the coronavirus outbreak, from entering the city, in response to mounting [...]
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China coronavirus: HK will ban anyone who has been to Hubei province from entering city, in response to mounting calls to tighten border checks

28-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong will ban from midnight the entry of all residents of Hubei and anyone who had visited there in the last 14 days, except for those from the city, the government [...]
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China coronavirus: Finnair U-turns on earlier refusal to allow staff in HK permission to wear masks

28-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A European airline made an abrupt U-turn on Saturday night and relaxed its earlier ban on flight attendants wearing masks because of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. [...]
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HK action choreographer linked to bomb plot, charged with possessing array of weapons

28-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A Hong Kong action movie choreographer has been linked to an alleged plot to target police officers with a remote-controlled bomb and charged with possessing an array of [...]
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HK welfare minister Law Chi-kwong defends Carrie Lam’s decision to lower age threshold from 65 to 60 for HK$2 a ride on public transport

28-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s welfare minister has defended the government’s U-turn on lowering the age threshold from 65 to 60 to allow more people to use public transport for [...]
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HK is shutting down its schools until February 17 to limit the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus

28-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Business Insider | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong is declaring a citywide emergency and closing down its schools until February 17 in an attempt to limit the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus, officials announced on [...]
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