Archive for June 23rd, 2020

Asian markets swing as new virus cases temper reopening hopes

23-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Markets mostly fell Monday as investors kept a nervous eye on a spike in virus infections around the world, while Europe pressed ahead with the easing of lockdown measures. A [...]
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Asia stocks mixed as virus cases stateside surge again; China keeps benchmark lending rate unchanged

23-Jun-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

Stocks in Asia traded mixed on Monday as the number of coronavirus cases stateside soared again. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 closed 0.18 percent lower at 22,437.27 while the [...]
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Factbox: Key details in draft of China’s HK security law

23-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China on Saturday announced details of draft national security legislation for Hong Kong, which is expected to be finalised in coming weeks. Here are the key features: The [...]
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HK leader’s ‘unusual’ power to choose judges in national security law cases sparks concern among lawyers, lawmakers

23-Jun-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Lawyers and opposition politicians have described it as “unusual” that Hong Kong’s leader will have the power to appoint judges to hear trials under the [...]
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EU, China summit to cool tensions over coronavirus, HK

23-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Ajazeera | 6:02 AM

EU has accused China of disinformation over the pandemic but two countries also at odds over Hong Kong, investment. The European Union and China will seek to cool tensions on [...]
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HK lawyers alarmed at plans for judges in national security trials

23-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Senior Hong Kong lawyers expressed alarm on Sunday at plans for the city’s leader to select judges for national security cases, calling it the most serious challenge to [...]
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Two HK schoolgirls arrested over bullying of girl caught on video

23-Jun-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Two Hong Kong schoolgirls have been arrested over a bullying incident in which the victim was repeatedly beaten with the lid of a fire bucket and pushed to eat the sand it [...]
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Coronavirus: 78-year-old woman becomes fifth HK fatality since beginning of pandemic

23-Jun-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A 78-year-old woman suffering from Covid-19 died on Saturday, becoming Hong Kong’s fifth coronavirus fatality since the pandemic’s beginning. The death of the [...]
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National security law: plans for general strike in HK, class boycott fail to win enough support at unofficial ‘referendum’

23-Jun-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Opposition activists failed to garner enough support for a citywide strike over the proposed national security law for Hong Kong, even as the voting period of their [...]
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Shrinking market, poor collection services have HK’s plastic recyclers struggling to stay afloat and few are succeeding

23-Jun-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Up to 90 per cent of Hong Kong’s small and medium plastic recyclers have closed their doors this year amid shrinking demand for their product, according to industry [...]
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New book pays homage to Cheng Yu-tung, HK tycoon who enjoyed helping friends, goldsmith apprentice who once upstaged Donald Trump

23-Jun-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Cheng Yu-tung left behind a $16 billion gold and property fortune when he passed away in September 2016, spending the last four of his 91 years bedridden after a brain [...]
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National security law: human rights NGOs dreading impact of legislation in HK slammed for fearmongering

National security law: human rights NGOs dreading impact of legislation in HK slammed for fearmongering

23-Jun-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

International human rights groups are worried their days of operating freely in Hong Kong are numbered, now that Beijing is drawing up a national security law for the city. [...]
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Father’s Day gift: tears of joy as HK families finally reunite after months separated by hospital visitor ban amid coronavirus

23-Jun-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

For more than four months, Chan Chun-ming counted the days until he could visit his hospital-bound wife again, only for fate to cruelly intervene at every turn. “The [...]
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National security law: HK literary scene fears curbs on what can be written, published and sold in the city after legislation takes effect

23-Jun-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong writers, publishers and booksellers are anxious that the national security law being drawn up by Beijing for the city will have a chilling effect on their industry. [...]
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Chinese professor banned from teaching over HK protest comments

23-Jun-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A university in central China has banned one of its professors from teaching after she expressed sympathies online for Hong Kong’s anti-government protesters and the [...]
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