Archive for June 26th, 2020

HK activist Joshua Wong says he will be ‘prime target’ of new security law

HK activist Joshua Wong says he will be ‘prime target’ of new security law

26-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:27 AM

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong believes he will be a “prime target” of Beijing’s move to impose national security legislation on the Chinese-ruled [...]
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Exclusive: Support dips for HK democracy protests as national security law loomspoll

26-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:22 AM

Support for year-long pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong has slipped, now getting the backing of a slim majority, as the city braces for the imposition of Beijing-drafted [...]
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Trudeau says no to trading Huawei exec for two Canadians held by China

Trudeau says no to trading Huawei exec for two Canadians held by China

26-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:19 AM

Prime minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday rejected calls to step in to halt the extradition trial of Chinese Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, saying it would risk more arrests [...]
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Huawei makes inroads in Britain with new R&D centre

26-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:17 AM

Huawei said Thursday it will invest $1.2 billion in a chip research and manufacturing centre in Britain that has been strongly opposed by the United States. The [...]
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Australian intelligence raids target lawmaker over China links

26-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:14 AM

Australian intelligence officers and police raided the home and office of an opposition politician Friday as part of an investigation into alleged Chinese influence [...]
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India and China deployed in ‘large numbers’ in border showdown: foreign ministry

26-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:12 AM

India acknowledged for the first time Thursday that it has matched China in massing troops at their contested Himalayan border region after a deadly clash this month. But [...]
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Mainland China reports 13 new coronavirus cases, including 11 in Beijing

26-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:10 AM

China’s health authority on Friday reported 13 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for June 25, down from 19 a day earlier. Of the new infections, 11 were in Beijing, [...]
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Coronavirus: HK International Airport’s profits survived 9/11, Sars, and the 2008 global financial crisis, but Covid-19 is different

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

Hong Kong International Airport’s 20-year profit streak, which survived 9/11, Sars, and the global financial crisis, will not escape the coronavirus pandemic unscathed, [...]
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Coronavirus: HK records seventh fatality as man arrived from the Philippines dies of Covid-19

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

A 55-year-old stroke patient who had just returned from the Philippines and tested positive for Covid-19 died on Thursday, becoming Hong Kong’s seventh coronavirus [...]
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HK national security law: leader of city’s Catholics hopes ties with the Vatican will not fall foul of legislation

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

The leader of Hong Kong’s Catholics has said the city churches’ relations with the Vatican should not be deemed as “collusion with foreign forces” [...]
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Coronavirus: 10 who shared Emirates flight to HK with Covid-19 cases sent to quarantine centre after five days stranded at airport

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

Hong Kong health authorities have sent 10 transit passengers stranded at the airport for the past five days to a local quarantine centre amid public health concerns, as the [...]
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Coronavirus: some HK universities to still have online learning in place when semester kicks off in September

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

At least five Hong Kong universities will continue holding online lessons for at least the first few weeks of the semester beginning in September amid ongoing uncertainty [...]
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HK protests: lawyer Martin Lee blasts government response to legal challenge over police identification during unrest

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

South China Morning PostA prominent lawyer has blasted the Hong Kong government’s handling of the long-awaited legal challenge over police officers’ lack of [...]
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Taiwan to let HKers in on ‘humanitarian’ grounds beginning July 1the same day HK was returned to China

26-Jun-2020 Intellasia | WIO News | 6:02 AM

Taiwan recently announced plans to ease border restrictions for people coming from Hong Kong on humanitarian grounds. On Wednesday, June 24, the government announced plans to [...]
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HK protests: stage technician arrested while trying to throw petrol bomb at police gets four years’ jail

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

A young Hong Kong stage technician who tried to throw a petrol bomb at a police barricade during an anti-government protest last year was nothing but a common criminal, not a [...]
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