Archive for May 5th, 2020

Coronavirus is giving Beijing cover to extinguish HK’s democracy, advocates say

Coronavirus is giving Beijing cover to extinguish HK’s democracy, advocates say

05-May-2020 Intellasia | | 7:50 AM

Under its masthead, American newspaper the Washington Post has carried the phrase “democracy dies in darkness” since 2017. While it has been interpreted by some [...]
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Beijing liaison office slams US-funded report ‘filled with lies’ about national security law, HK protest movement

Beijing liaison office slams US-funded report ‘filled with lies’ about national security law, HK protest movement

05-May-2020 Intellasia | | 7:25 AM

Beijing’s liaison office in Hong Kong continued its barrage of criticism over the city’s affairs, slamming “anti-China” politicians and foreign forces [...]
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Shots fired by N Korea ‘accidental’  Pompeo

Shots fired by N Korea ‘accidental’ Pompeo

05-May-2020 Intellasia | | 7:06 AM

Shots fired by North Korea across its border with South Korea were likely “accidental,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday as speculation continues [...]
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N Korea’s Kim did not have surgery, South says, as shots fired at DMZ

N Korea’s Kim did not have surgery, South says, as shots fired at DMZ

05-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:57 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un did not undergo surgery during almost three weeks of absence from public life, a South Korean official said on Sunday, as the two Koreas [...]
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N Korea defectors criticised over speculation Kim was ill or dead

N Korea defectors criticised over speculation Kim was ill or dead

05-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:51 AM

A former senior North Korean diplomat apologised on Monday after saying leader Kim Jong Un was likely so ill he could not stand, days before he emerged in state media chain [...]
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Equities tumble in Asia as Trump revives trade war fears

05-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Asian markets suffered steep losses Monday, tracking a selloff in New York after Donald Trump sparked fears of a renewed trade war with China over its role in the coronavirus [...]
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Markets drop in Asia on rising China-US tensions over virus

05-May-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Shares skidded in Asia on Monday as investors eyed rising tensions between the Trump administration and China over the origins and handling of the coronavirus pandemic. [...]
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HK falls more than 3pct as US-China tensions weigh on investor sentiment

05-May-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

Stocks in Asia fell on Monday, as reigniting tensions between the US and China weighed on investor sentiment, with major regional markets closed for holidays. Hong [...]
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Coronavirus: HK to relax rules on public gatherings

05-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong is to relax its rules on public gatherings after the coronavirus epidemic showed signs of abating in the city, the Post learned on Monday. Groups of up to eight [...]
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Coronavirus is giving Beijing cover to extinguish HK’s democracy, advocates say

05-May-2020 Intellasia | ABC | 6:02 AM

Under its masthead, American newspaper the Washington Post has carried the phrase “democracy dies in darkness” since 2017. While it has been interpreted by some [...]
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Roy Cho, alleged mastermind of HK’s biggest fraud case, denies fresh charge of deceiving staff at Convoy as trial gets under way

05-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The alleged mastermind of the fraud involving Hong Kong’s largest independent financial advisory firm, Convoy Global Holdings, was charged with intent to deceive [...]
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Convicted Vietnam refugee fights deportation after 30 years in HK

05-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Three decades after he landed on Hong Kong shores as a child refugee, Vo Van Hung is fighting efforts to deport him to Vietnam now that he has finished a lengthy jail [...]
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HK’s Exchange Fund suffers $11 billion losses in first quarter

05-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s Exchange Fund suffered losses of HK$86.1 billion ($11.11 billion) in the first quarter of 2020, central bank Hong Kong Monetary Authority told local [...]
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Coronavirus: HK’s economy slumps 8.9 per cent in worst contraction on record

05-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s economy suffered its worst performance on record, slumping 8.9 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Census and [...]
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Coronavirus: ban on groups of more than 4 at restaurant tables could be relaxed to 8, sources say as HK considers easing social-distancing measures

05-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s ban on groups of more than four per table in restaurants amid the Covid-19 crisis could be relaxed to eight under a government proposal endorsed by public [...]
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