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Vigil banned, HK set to commemorate Tiananmen with ‘candles everywhere’

Vigil banned, HK set to commemorate Tiananmen with ‘candles everywhere’

04-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:47 AM

People in Hong Kong are set to commemorate the bloody 1989 crackdown by Chinese troops in and around Tiananmen Square by lighting candles across the city on Thursday, after [...]
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United Nations urged to appoint special envoy to safeguard human rights in HK

United Nations urged to appoint special envoy to safeguard human rights in HK

04-Jun-2020 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 7:17 AM

The heads of the foreign affairs committees in the British, New Zealand, Australian and Canadian parliaments have urged the United Nations chief to appoint a special envoy to [...]
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HK’s Tiananmen vigil has been banned, but the city’s spirit of commemoration for June 4th shines on

HK’s Tiananmen vigil has been banned, but the city’s spirit of commemoration for June 4th shines on

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

Honouring lost lives with white flowers, lit candles, evocative songs and speeches has long been part of the annual Tiananmen Square vigil at Hong Kong’s Victoria Park. [...]
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HK student shot by officer during protests last year has applied to drop out of school, court hears

HK student shot by officer during protests last year has applied to drop out of school, court hears

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

A student charged with attempting to steal a Hong Kong policeman’s handgun and escape from custody during an anti-government protest last year has applied to drop out [...]
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Philippines says it won’t end US military access agreement amid South China Sea tensions

Philippines says it won’t end US military access agreement amid South China Sea tensions

04-Jun-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

The Philippines has reversed its decision to end an important military agreement with the United States as territorial tensions with China heat up in the South China Sea. [...]
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US and Korea reach agreement to fund Koreans working for US Forces Korea

US and Korea reach agreement to fund Koreans working for US Forces Korea

04-Jun-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

The Pentagon announced Tuesday that the Department of Defense and South Korea reached a new cost-sharing agreement for the country to fund over 4,000 Korean nationals who [...]
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Indonesia court orders president to apologise for Papua internet curbs

Indonesia court orders president to apologise for Papua internet curbs

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

An Indonesian court on Wednesday ordered President Joko Widodo to make an official apology after ruling that his government’s decision to rein in internet speeds to [...]
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Fifth doctor from Wuhan hospital dies from Covid-19 after long battle

Fifth doctor from Wuhan hospital dies from Covid-19 after long battle

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

A fifth doctor from Wuhan Central Hospital, where late Covid-19 whistle-blower doctor Li Wenliang worked, has died from the disease. Hu Weifeng, a 42-year-old urologist, died [...]
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South China Sea: is this vegetable patch the answer to the Chinese navy’s food supply problem?

South China Sea: is this vegetable patch the answer to the Chinese navy’s food supply problem?

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

China’s navy has claimed a victory against sand, turning a stretch of beach on an artificial island in the South China Sea into a vegetable patch. In a report posted on [...]
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China drives global oil demand recovery out of coronavirus collapse

China drives global oil demand recovery out of coronavirus collapse

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

China’s oil demand has recovered to more than 90 percent of the levels seen before the coronavirus pandemic struck early this year, a surprisingly robust rebound that [...]
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Coronavirus: Leaked WHO files show China ‘delayed releasing important information’

Coronavirus: Leaked WHO files show China ‘delayed releasing important information’

04-Jun-2020 Intellasia | News.Sky | 6:02 AM

The delay led to frustration among World Health Organization officials, despite their public praising of China for transparency,. China delayed releasing important [...]
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China warns Britain interfering in HK will ‘backfire’

China warns Britain interfering in HK will ‘backfire’

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

China warned Britain on Wednesday that interfering in Hong Kong will backfire, after the former colonial power vowed to give sanctuary to locals who may flee the city if a [...]
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‘Lose, lose, lose’: Trump’s decision to quit WHO ‘may sink Taiwan hopes of role in agency’

‘Lose, lose, lose’: Trump’s decision to quit WHO ‘may sink Taiwan hopes of role in agency’

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

US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the World Health Organization would only result in a lose-lose-lose situation for Washington, [...]
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Korea announces $29 billion third stimulus budget to fight virus misery

Korea announces $29 billion third stimulus budget to fight virus misery

03-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:04 AM

South Korea unveiled on Wednesday a 35.3 trln won ($28.8 billion) supplementary budget, to raise the total stimulus to 270 trillion won for an economy facing its worst growth [...]
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Pompeo says China trying to muzzle Hong Kong by preventing Tiananmen vigil

Pompeo says China trying to muzzle Hong Kong by preventing Tiananmen vigil

03-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:22 AM

The United States on Tuesday accused China of muzzling Hong Kong by preventing a vigil to mark the Tiananmen Square protests, amid a heated feud between Washington and [...]
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