Thursday, 20 February 2020

Tag Archives: HONG KONG

Police report arson attacks, vandalism overnight in Hong Kong

HONG KONG police said they arrested three people in connection with arson and vandalism in Kowloon late Wednesday. In a news release on Thursday morning, the police said three people – a 15-year-old girl, a 16-year-old boy and a 29-year-old man – were arrested in connection with vandalizing public buses. ...

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Carrie Lam promises ‘open mind’ after Hong Kong election rout

HONG KONG’s leader Carrie Lam has said the government will “seriously reflect” after local elections saw massive gains by pro-democracy candidates. Seventeen of the 18 district councils are now controlled by pro-democracy councillors, according to local media. The election, the first since the wave of anti-Beijing protests began, saw an ...

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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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