Thursday, 21 November 2019

Tag Archives: HONG KONG

Hong Kong police seal off university amid fears of crackdown

HONG KONG police on Monday trapped hundreds of protesters inside a major university, sealing off roads in the area after almost two straight days of standoffs that have raised fears of a bloody showdown with both sides refusing to back down. Hundreds of defiant protesters inside Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University ...

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Hong Kong condemns attack on justice secretary as protests paralyze city

HONG KONG: The Hong Kong government condemned on Friday an attack by a “violent mob” on the city’s justice secretary in London, the first direct altercation between demonstrators and a government minister during months of often violent protests. Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng, who was in London to promote Hong ...

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Hong Kong readies for more chaos as violence spreads citywide

HONG KONG prepared for more clashes on Wednesday as anti-government protesters paralyzed parts of the Asian financial hub for a third day, with some transport links, schools and many businesses closing after an escalation of violence. Protesters and police battled through the night at university campuses and other locations only ...

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Alibaba hires more banks on up to $15 billion listing

HONG KONG: Alibaba has extended its investment banking syndicate as it works towards a $10 billion to $15 billion listing in Hong Kong at the end of the month, according to three sources with direct knowledge of the matter. The online Chinese retail giant has appointed Citigroup, JP Morgan and ...

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Asian shares give up gains as Hong Kong chaos hits sentiment

SYDNEY: Asian shares reversed gains on Monday, the yen ticked higher and gold jumped as fresh violence broke out in Hong Kong, while uncertainty still remained over whether the United States and China could end their damaging trade war. Hong Kong s Hang Seng index .HSI led the losses in ...

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China to restrict visas for US nationals

SINGAPORE: China is planning tighter visa restrictions for US nationals with ties to anti-China groups, people with knowledge of the proposed curbs said, following similar US restrictions on Chinese nationals, as relations between the countries sour. China’s Ministry of Public Security has for months been working on rules to limit the ...

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Hong Kong chief Lam warns military could step in bad situation

HONG KONG Chief Executive Carrie Lam warned on Tuesday that the Chinese military could step in if the ongoing protests in the city continue, adding that four months of protests marked by a sharp escalation in police violence and protester blow-back was no longer “a peaceful movement for democracy”, media ...

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Sit-in at school of Hong Kong protester shot by police

HONG KONG: Hundreds of Hong Kongers staged a sit-in outside the school of a protester who was shot by police as authorities said the wounded 18-year-old was in a stable condition. The international finance hub has been left reeling from the shooting, the first time a demonstrator has been struck ...

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Launch of new online banks in Hong Kong faces further delay

The launch of new online-only banks in Hong Kong is expected to be delayed in part due to anti-government protests in the city, people with direct knowledge of the matter said. Most of the eight newly licensed digital banks in Hong Kong, including joint ventures involving Standard Chartered and Bank ...

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