Friday, 19 July 2019

Tag Archives: HONG KONG

Clashes break out as Hong Kong protesters escalate fight in suburbs

HONG KONG: Tens of thousands rallied in a large Hong Kong suburb on Sunday, driven by abiding anger at the government’s handling of an extradition bill that has revived fears of China tightening its grip over the former British colony and eroding its freedoms. Clashes broke out as protesters hurled ...

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Hong Kong chief says China extradition bill ‘dead’

HONG KONG chief Carrie Lam has said a controversial bill that would’ve allowed extradition to the Chinese mainland and that subsequently led to mass protests in the city is “dead”. “I have almost immediately put a stop to the [bill] amendment exercise. But there are still lingering doubts about the ...

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China accuses British FM of colonial fantasy over Hong Kong

BEIJING: China on Wednesday said it lodged an official protest with London over remarks by British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt about Hong Kong, accusing him of “fantasizing in the faded glory of British colonialism”. It is the second day in a row Beijing has hit back at Hunt for remarks ...

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Hong Kong police retake parliament from protesters

HONG KONG police fired tear gas Tuesday to regain control of the city’s parliament after thousands of protesters occupied and ransacked the assembly in an unprecedented display of defiance on the anniversary of the territory’s handover to China. The financial hub has been rocked by three weeks of huge demonstrations ...

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Protesters scuffle with HK police, government offices shut

HONG KONG: Scuffles broke out between demonstrators and police in Hong Kong as hundreds of people persevered with a protest against an extradition law with mainland China, a day after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to break up big crowds. Protests around the city’s legislature on Wednesday forced ...

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Thousands rally in Hong Kong over China extradition bill

HONG KONG: Thousands of protesters rallied in central Hong Kong, seizing two main highways on Wednesday, in a defiant show of strength against government plans to allow extraditions to China. The Asian financial hub was rocked over the weekend by the largest protest march since the city s 1997 return ...

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Hong Kong’s Favorite ETF Is Short the Whole Stock Market

Investors have been piling into a fund that makes money whenever Hong Kong stocks fall, as they rush to hedge against potential losses amid global uncertainties. The CSOP Hang Seng Index Daily Inverse Product has attracted $292 million in 2019, the biggest inflow for any fund trading on the city’s ...

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Thousands protest against China extradition law

CHINA: Thousands of people protested in Hong Kong over a proposed law change that would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial. Officials say they need to amend the law before July so that they can extradite a murder suspect to Taiwan. Demonstrators – some marching with ...

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One dead, two missing after oil tanker blaze off Hong Kong

HONG KONG: One man was killed and two others declared missing after an oil tanker caught fire while it was being refuelled off Hong Kong on Tuesday, sending a huge cloud of dark smoke billowing into the air. Twenty-three people were rescued after those on board the stricken Vietnamese-listed vessel ...

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Over 3,000 people join annual demonstration in Hong Kong

BEIJING: More than 3,000 people took to the streets of Hong Kong on Tuesday to take part in a traditional annual January 1 demonstration to express their protests against the policy of the regional administration. According to the South China Morning Post, organizers of the march expected 5,500-5,800 people to ...

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