Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Tag Archives: HONG KONG

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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Angela Merkel says peaceful solution needed for Hong Kong

BEIJING: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that she discussed Hong Kong with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and that there needed to be a peaceful solution for the city. Li Keqiang, speaking at a joint news conference in Beijing with Merkel, said China wanted to prevent unrest in the former British ...

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Hong Kong leader announces withdrawal of extradition bill

HONG KONG: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Wednesday announced the withdrawal of an extradition bill that triggered months of unrest and threw the Chinese-ruled city into its worst crisis in decades, a source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The announcement, in an internal meeting with pro- establishment lawmakers ...

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Cathay warns staff face sack if they join Hong Kong strike

HONG KONG: Cathay Pacific has warned staff they risk being sacked if they join a planned Hong Kong strike, as the airline intensifies its crackdown on employee support for the rolling pro-democracy protests. Hong Kong’s flagship carrier, which has 27,000 staff in the city, has been accused of bowing to ...

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China rotates new batch of troops into Hong Kong

HONG KONG: China rotated troops in its People’s Liberation Army (PLA) garrison in Hong Kong, days before protesters planned to hold a march calling for full democracy for the Chinese-ruled city after three months of sometimes violent demonstrations. Chinese state media described the troop movement in the early hours as ...

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ICC bans two Hong Kong cricketers for life

LONDON: The International Cricket Council (ICC) banned two Hong Kong players, including one who has already served a 30-month ban, from all cricket for life for breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code in matches played between 2014 and 2016. Irfan Ahmed, who was banned from all cricket for two-and-a-half years in ...

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Tear gas fired as Hong Kong police, protesters clash

HONG KONG riot cops fired tear gas and baton-charged protesters who retaliated with a barrage of stones, bottles and bamboo poles on Saturday, as a standoff in a working-class neighbourhood descended into violence, breaking an uneasy peace that had lasted several days. Earlier thousands of demonstrators, many wearing hard hats ...

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