Archive for July 9th, 2020

‘We cried a lot’: HK family torn apart as protester seeks asylum in Australia

09-Jul-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 10:02 AM

One resident of the city who took part in pro-democracy demonstrations feels he can never return home but hopes one day to be reunited with his family “Leaving a place [...] » More

Global Cases Top 12 Million; HK Outbreak: Virus Update

Global Cases Top 12 Million; HK Outbreak: Virus Update

09-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 10:01 AM

Global coronavirus cases topped 12 million, with even places that have been relatively successful in containing infections facing flare-ups. Beijing appeared to make headway [...] » More

Huawei urges UK not to rush into 5G decision

09-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:54 AM

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei urged Britain on Wednesday not to rush into taking any costly decision to phase out its equipment from the UK’s 5G network because of US [...] » More

US will act to deny China access to Americans’ data, says Pompeo

09-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:52 AM

The Trump administration will take steps to ensure the Chinese government does not gain any access to the private information of American citizens through telecommunications [...] » More

UK universities urged to adopt risk management strategy with China

UK universities urged to adopt risk management strategy with China

09-Jul-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 9:50 AM

Universities in the UK have been urged to adopt a risk management strategy for any dealings with China amid concerns that academics are self-censoring because of fears about [...] » More

Japan’s machinery orders tick up but factory demand patchy

09-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:46 AM

Japan’s machinery orders unexpectedly rose in May, offering policymakers some comfort capital expenditure has held up despite the hit to corporate profits from the [...] » More

Japan rescuers battle to reach thousands trapped by floods

09-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:45 AM

Japanese emergency services and troops were scrambling on Thursday to reach thousands of homes cut off by devastating flooding and landslides that have killed dozens and [...] » More

Asian stocks set to rise as focus swings to recovery prospects

09-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:44 AM

Asian stocks were expected to rise on Thursday, as hopes of a robust economic recovery offset concerns over flare-ups in the coronavirus pandemic, and as investors looked [...] » More

Most Asian equities fall again as virus fears dampen sentiment

09-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Asian markets stuttered again Wednesday following the previous day’s sharp drop, with optimism about the reopening of economies clouded by concerns about fresh spikes [...] » More

HK national security law: citizenship not prerequisite for judges’ appointment to cases, minister says in clearest indication yet on issue

09-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s justice minister has offered the clearest indication yet on the role of foreign judges in court cases involving national security, saying that citizenship [...] » More

Federal government to consider tearing up extradition ties with HK amid Chinese crackdown

09-Jul-2020 Intellasia | ABC | 6:02 AM

The Federal government may tear up Australia’s extradition agreement with Hong Kong as Beijing’s crackdown on the city intensifies. The Chinese government has [...] » More

HK bans protest anthem in schools as fears over freedoms intensify

09-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong authorities on Wednesday banned school students from singing of “Glory to Hong Kong”, the unofficial anthem of the pro-democracy protest movement, just [...] » More

HK stock bulls sustain market rally on IPO outlook amid resurgence in Covid-19 cases, sanction threats

09-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong stocks advanced on expectations an influx of hot money into stock offerings will support prices, overshadowing concerns over new coronavirus infections in the city [...] » More

HK national security law: lawyers warn of loss of checks and balances on police power as rules remove traditional judicial safeguards

09-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Senior Hong Kong lawyers have warned of fewer judicial safeguards and limited channels to seek redress, a day after the sweeping powers given to the police unit charged with [...] » More

Bankruptcy ruling sought as disqualified HK lawmaker Baggio Leung fails to repay HK$930,000 owed to legislature

09-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s legislature will ask the courts to declare disqualified lawmaker Sixtus Baggio Leung Chung-hang bankrupt, after the activist ignored repeated requests to [...] » More