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Public dialogue aimed at easing HK tensions to begin next week
Hong Kong's leader said today that she would engage directly with her governing team in a dialogue with the community next week while reiterating calls for an end to the violence that has roiled the c...
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Moody’s downgrades Hong Kong outlook to ‘negative’ as protests go on
HONG KONG, Sept 16 — Credit rating agency Moody’s changed its outlook on Hong Kong’s rating to negative from stable today, reflecting what it called the rising risk of “an erosion in the stren...
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Hong Kong pushes new tax on developers to try to lower housing costs
HONG KONG: Hong Kong is pushing ahead with a vacancy tax in the hope that a more affordable property market could help quell anti-government protests.
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Hong Kong unrest rocks insurers’ sales as China buyers balk
One of the biggest sources of demand for Hong Kong insurance products is drying up as the city’s summer of unrest deters Chinese buyers.
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Hong Kong protesters hit pause button to mark September 11
Hong Kong activists called off protests on Wednesday in remembrance of the Sept 11, 2001, attacks on the United States and denounced a Chinese state newspaper report that they were planning "massive t...
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China stocks retreat as steep factory price slump weighs; HK rises
SHANGHAI: China stocks retreated on Tuesday, snapping their week-long winning streak, after data showed country's factory-gate prices had shrunk at the sharpest...
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Hong Kong tourism arrivals plunge 40%
HONG KONG: The ongoing protests in Hong Kong, now in their 15th week, have delivered a blow to the city’s tourism industry not seen since the 2003 SARS epidemic.
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Hong Kong is the new Cold War's Berlin, declares activist Joshua Wong
Comparing the struggle of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters to the role of Berlin during the Cold War, activist Joshua Wong (photo, above) told an audience in the German capital that his city was...
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Hong Kong school students form human chain after a weekend of protests
Hundreds of uniformed school students, many wearing masks, formed human chains in districts across Hong Kong today in support of anti-government protesters after another weekend of clashes in the Chin...
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China says will 'crush' any attempt at Hong Kong separatism
Hong Kong is an inseparable part of China and any form of secessionism “will be crushed.” state media said on Monday, a day after demonstrators rallied at the US consulate to ask for help in bring...
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Hong Kong expects to see calmer days
If the government’s concession to protesters cannot restore calm in Hong Kong, the remaining option may be Beijing action.
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Dr M fears use of force by Beijing if HK protests persist
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad is concerned that Beijing might resort to force if the situation in Hong Kong persists or escalates.
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Hong Kong protests to target airport after night of violence
Hong Kong protesters plan to block one of the world’s busiest airports on Saturday after a night of violence in which police used tear gas and rubber bullets to break up crowds, the latest clashes i...
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Dr M says HK protests prove ‘one country, two systems’ doesn’t work
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 7 — The prolonged protests in the Chinese territory of Hong Kong shows the limits of having two different models of government within one country, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.
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Global Foreign Exchange Market
Amid a short working week with the Labour Day break on Monday, the dollar weakened by 0.51% to 98.41 due to global risk-on sentiment as Washington and Beijing agreed to hold high-level talks in October, raising hopes of a de-escalation in trade tensions that has...
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HK protesters stage fresh rallies
Protesters erect the Lady Liberty Hong Kong statue during the ‘No White Terror No Chinazi’ rally in Charter Garden, Hong Kong, China.
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Timeline: Key dates in Hong Kong's protests
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has formally withdrawn a proposed extradition bill that sparked months of protests in the Chinese-ruled city.
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Hong Kong protesters are switching from WeChat to these messaging apps—here’s why
The protests in Hong Kong have been well-documented, with MTR stations being shut down, law enforcement authorities pushing back protesters with tear gas, and general civil unrest spiralling throughou...
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HKEX websites were attacked on Thursday, CEO says
HONG KONG: Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd.’s websites suffered cyberattacks on Thursday, though they were unrelated to the afternoon’s derivatives market...
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Fitch downgrades Hong Kong as city braces for more protests
BENGALURU: Global credit rating agency Fitch Ratings on Friday downgraded Hong Kong's long-term foreign currency issuer default rating to "AA" from "AA+"...
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Fitch downgrades Hong Kong as city braces for more protests
HONG KONG, Sept 6 — Global credit rating agency Fitch Ratings today downgraded Hong Kong's long-term foreign currency issuer default rating to "AA" from "AA+" following months of unrest and protests...
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Hong Kong braces for weekend protests as leader fails to appease activists
Hong Kong is bracing for more demonstrations this weekend, with protesters threatening to disrupt transport links to the airport as embattled leader Carrie Lam’s withdrawal of a controversial extrad...
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Hong Kong leader says China backs her "all the way"
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said that China “understands, respects and supports” her government’s move to formally withdraw the extradition bill which would have allowed extraditions to mainland...
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Asian markets mostly rise as dealers absorb positive news
HONG KONG, Sept 5 — Most Asian equities and currencies rallied today, building on the previous day’s advance as investors were cheered by a number of positive developments on trade, Hong Kong and ...
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China stocks rally on stimulus hopes, trade talks; Hong Kong up
SHANGHAI: China stocks rallied on Thursday, boosted by hopes Beijing will cut a key ratio to shore up the economy, while another round of talks between China and the U.S...
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Lack of extradition process from HK to China flagged by anti-money laundering body
The lack of a mechanism in Hong Kong to extradite suspects to other parts of China was cited as an obstacle to tackling money laundering and terrorism financing by an international monitoring group on...
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Shares, investor spirits up on confirmation of US-China trade talks
TOKYO: Asian shares extended gains on Thursday and U.S. stock futures jumped after China said it will hold trade talks with the United States in early October, raising...
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KLCI starts lower before rising as HK, Brexit concerns appear to ease
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 5): The FBM KLCI opened down today before rising as Asian equities rose amid an apparent easing in Brexit and Hong Kong's political concerns.
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Asian shares up as Brexit, Hong Kong progress lifts mood
TOKYO, Sept 5 — Asian stocks perked up today, as apparent progress in the political crises in Britain and Hong Kong gave investor confidence a shot in the arm, with easing fears of a hard Brexit lif...
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Hong Kong leader to meet media after killing extradition bill
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam is expected to address the media on Thursday, a day after she withdrew a controversial extradition bill that has triggered mass protests and plunged the Chinese territory i...
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Wall Street rises on strong Chinese data, Hong Kong and Brexit news
NEW YORK, Sept 5 — Wall Street’s main indexes rebounded yesterday, after robust economic data from China, easing tensions in Hong Kong and British lawmakers’ approval of a law to delay Brexit pr...
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FBM KLCI index target cut
PETALING JAYA: Analysts have reduced their 2019 target for the FBM KLCI amid lacklustre corporate earnings in the second quarter, as well as investors reducing their...
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Wall Street rises on strong Chinese data, Hong Kong and Brexit news
New York: Wall Street's main indexes rebounded on Wednesday, after robust economic data from China, easing tensions in Hong Kong and British lawmakers'...
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Commando killed in demo gone awry, and 9 news from yesterday
KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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US stocks join global rally on Hong Kong peace hopes
NEW YORK, Sept 4 — Wall Street stocks rose early today, joining a global rally after the leader of Hong Kong spiked an extradition bill that had sparked massive protests.
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HK formally withdraws controversial extradition bill
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Wednesday announced the formal withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill that has plunged the Chinese-ruled city into its worst political crisis in decades.The bill...
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Hong Kong stocks rally on extradition bill hopes
HONG KONG, Sept 4 — Property firms led a surge in Hong Kong today as reports said the government was planning to agree to a key demand of campaigners after months of sometimes violent protests that ...
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Lam to announce withdrawal of extradition bill, says source
A Reuters government source confirmed that Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam will announce the withdrawal of the extradition bill on Wednesday.
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Hong Kong's stock market surges as Lam to formally withdraw Extradition Bill
HONG KONG: Hong Kong's main stock benchmark surged more than 4% on Wednesday afternoon after media reported the government was set to formally...
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Hong Kong shares surge 3pc after Lam said to ‘withdraw’ controversial Bill
HONG KONG, Sept 4 — Hong Kong’s main stock benchmark surged more than 3 per cent this afternoon after media reported the government would formally withdraw the proposed extradition Bill that spark...
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Hong Kong leader to announce withdrawal of extradition bill - media report
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam is expected to announce later on Wednesday the formal withdrawal of a proposed extradition bill that sparked three months of protests in the Chinese-ruled city, the South C...
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Hong Kong leader says has never tendered resignation to Beijing
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday (September 3) she has never asked the Chinese government to let her resign to end the city's political crisis.She said it was down to her whether to stay on...
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Hong Kong leader denies Beijing won't let her resign
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said today she has never asked the Chinese government to let her resign to end the city's political crisis, responding to a Reuters report about a voice recording of her sa...
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Hong Kong leader says she would 'quit' if she could
Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam (photo, above) said she has caused “unforgivable havoc” by igniting the political crisis engulfing the city and would quit if she had a choice, according to a...
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Amid crisis, China rejected HK plan to appease protesters - sources
Earlier this summer, Carrie Lam, the chief executive of Hong Kong, submitted a report to Beijing that assessed protesters' five key demands and found that withdrawing a contentious extradition bill co...
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No need yet for HK to use emergency powers: senior official
Hong Kong is a long way from having to declare emergency powers or to ask the Chinese military to intervene, a senior official with China's parliament and pro-Beijing Hong Kong politician told Reuters...
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'Now or never': HK protesters say they have nothing to lose
Exasperated with the government’s unflinching attitude to escalating civil unrest, Jason Tse quit his job in Australia and jumped on a plane to join what he believes is a do-or-die fight for Hong Ko...
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Hong Kong violence becoming more serious, but gov't in control, says Lam
Violence in Hong Kong’s anti-government protests is becoming more ,but the government is confident it can handle the crisis itself, the city’s embattled leader said on Tuesday.
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Singapore PM’s wife defends his seven-figure pay on Facebook
SINGAPORE: Ho Ching, who is married to Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, took to Facebook to defend her husband’s pay, which looks higher than those of many government leaders.
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Making the case for violence in Hong Kong protests
Pun sees himself as a peaceful, middle-class Hong Kong student.
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My Say: What a riskier world means for us
The past week may have marked the juncture when the many stresses in geo­politics and the global economy reached a tipping point: It is now more likely that we will get a series of political shocks a...
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HK leader says dialogue and 'mutual respect' offer way out of chaos
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hoped a peaceful weekend anti-government protest was the start of efforts to restore calm and that talks with non-violent protesters would provide "a wa...
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Hong Kong stocks snap four-day rally on profit-taking
Hong Kong stocks ended lower on Tuesday as investors locked in profit after a four-day winning streak following Beijing's interest rate reform, which boosted riskier assets and tempered recession fears.
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Hong Kong leader sees 'way out' of chaos through dialogue
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that the government would talk to peaceful protesters and tackle complaints against police.Lam also said she could not comment on recent instances in which...
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Carrie Lam can defuse HK protests by taking on property tycoons
Political reform is slow, but there’s a swift solution to the economic inequality that has helped foment discontent
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Hong Kong teacher's rally marks start of more protests
Over a thousand Hong Kong school teachers braved thunderstorms on Saturday to start a weekend of anti-government demonstrations that some activists fear could see tougher police tactics on the city’...
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The Big Story: Singaporean kayaker's body found in Terengganu, and the moral dilemma of AI
SINGAPORE - Catch up with the hottest topics on The Straits Times' new weekday talk show.
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China says protesters like 'terrorists', airport reopens
China's Hong Kong Liaison office said on Wednesday that anti-government protesters were no different to "terrorists", as US President Donald Trump said Chinese troops were moving to the border with Ho...
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Police, protesters clash at HK airport after flights halted for second day
Police and protesters clashed at Hong Kong’s international airport on Tuesday after flights were disrupted for a second day as the political crisis in the former British colony deepened.
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HK leader challenged: 'Have your hands been tied by Beijing?'
Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam was challenged by reporters on the demands of protesters and the use of police force during the worst crisis Hong Kong has faced since its handover to Chinese rul...
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Hong Kong stocks dive as protests rumble, China anger builds
HONG KONG, Aug 13 ― Hong Kong stocks tumbled today as protests that have jolted the city for more than two months fuel political and economic uncertainty, with China's growing frustration leading to...
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Hong Kong stocks resume retreat as protest fallout deepens
Hong Kong: Hong Kong’s stocks fell amid renewed pressure after protesters brought the city’s airport to a standstill Monday, highlighting the economic fallout from weeks of anti-government demonstrations that show no sign of easing.
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Tourism in trouble: Hong Kong demos hit economy
HONG KONG, Aug 12 — Empty hotel rooms, struggling shops and even disruption at Disneyland: months of protests in Hong Kong have taken a major toll on the city’s economy, with no end in sight.
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Hong Kong stocks end lower as protests threaten to dent economy
Hong Kong stock market started the week on a soft footing on Monday, amid weeks of violent protests that threatened to weigh on the Asian financial hub's economy.
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HK official warns city’s economy faces tough times
HONG KONG: Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan has warned the Asian financial hub is entering “a very difficult economic environment” as trade declines and growth slows.
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Lam: HK protests hit business like tsunami
HONG KONG: Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said the business community was very worried about the long-term consequences of protests in the Asian financial hub.HONG KONG: Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said the business community was very worried about the long-term consequences of protests in the Asian financial hub.
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Hong Kong official warns city's economy faces tough times
HONG KONG: Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan has warned the Asian financial hub is entering "a very difficult economic environment” as trade declines and growth slows.
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Hong Kong police fire tear gas as protesters hit and run
Hong Kong police fired volleys of tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters on Saturday - sending tourists fleeing weeping in Kowloon - only for demonstrators to regroup and gather elsewhere dur...
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Tourism in trouble: Hong Kong demos hit economy
HONG KONG, Aug 11 — Empty hotel rooms, struggling shops and even disruption at Disneyland: months of protests in Hong Kong have taken a major toll on the city’s economy, with no end in sight.
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Downturn to hit Hong Kong like a 'tsunami', warns city's leader
Hong Kong’s protests are hitting its economy, the city’s leader Carrie Lam said on Friday, echoing warnings from business leaders including powerful local property developers, as about 1,000 mostl...
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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says protests have hit business like a ‘tsunami’
HONG KONG, Aug 9 — Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said today the business community was very worried about the long-term consequences of protests in the Asian financial hub.
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Hong Kong facing worst crisis since handover: senior China official
Hong Kong is facing its worst crisis since it returned to China from British rule in 1997, the head of China’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs office said on Wednesday amid more anti-government protests...
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GE15 in 2023: How a democracy must defeat a klepto-theocracy
COMMENT | With 7.9 million voters automatically added to the electoral roll in Malaysia by the next general election, widely expected to be in 2023, those who are 18 years of age will have nearly 50 p...
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Hong Kong leader says protests are challenging China's sovereignty
Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam on Monday said the recent protests disrupting the former British colony are "endangering the one country two systems" and destroying Hong Kong's prosperity.Lam ...
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Hong Kong protesters seek to shut down city with general strike
Hong Kong was bracing for major disruptions to business on Monday as a general strike threatens to paralyse parts of the Asian financial centre, with more than 100 flights already cancelled, amid a br...
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Thousands of Hong Kong civil servants to rally, wave of protests planned
Thousands of Hong Kong civil servants are planning to rally on Friday night in support of protesters and to urge authorities to rebuild confidence in the government as escalating protests rock the Asi...
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China's Hong Kong PLA garrison releases video with scenes of 'anti-riot' exercise
As Hong Kong’s political crisis simmers amidst heated protests, China’s People’s Liberation Army in Hong Kong released a video showing footage of “anti-riot” exercises and its top brass warn...
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Hong Kong growth stalls amid trade war, protests
HONG KONG, July 31 — Hong Kong’s economy remained sluggish in the second quarter amid the ongoing US-China trade dispute, government figures released today showed, as weeks of civil unrest threate...
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Beijing reiterates support for Hong Kong's Lam, police
China reiterated on Monday its support for Hong Kong's leader, Carrie Lam (above), and its police, and called on Hong Kong people to oppose violence following another weekend of clashes between protes...
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Beijing to make announcement on Hong Kong unrest
Hong Kong bore the scars on Monday of another night of violent protests, with hard hats, umbrellas and water bottles littering some central streets, as Beijing was set to make an announcement on the A...
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Hong Kong protests knock investor confidence in city’s shares
HONG KONG: Hong Kong property stocks are turning into the biggest casualties of the city’s escalating street protests as investors worry about the economic impact and Beijing’s response.
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Iktibar di sebalik pergolakan di Hong Kong
29 JULAI — Apa yang sedang berlaku di Hong Kong ketika ini amatlah membimbangkan.
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Hong Kong’s economy hit by protests, says Finance Secretary
HONG KONG: Social unrest gripping Hong Kong has affected the city’s economy and businesses, and the unemployment rate is likely to rise from current levels, Financial Secretary Paul Chan said in a blog post.
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Protesters flock to Hong Kong airport as crisis simmers on
Thousands of protesters calling for democracy and some chanting “free Hong Kong” converged on the Chinese-ruled city’s airport yesterday as travellers were told to avoid protest areas in the ter...
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Hong Kong police criticised over failure to stop attacks on protesters
Hong Kong police faced criticism on Monday for an apparent failure to protect anti-government protesters and passersby from attack by what opposition politicians suspected were gang members at a train...
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Hong Kong police fire rubber bullets, tear gas as protests descend into chaos
Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets and tear gas in running clashes with protesters late on Sunday amid chaotic scenes as anger over an extradition bill morphs into a fresh front against what many s...
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Thousands in pro-police rally as Hong Kong braces for another mass protest
Tens of thousands gathered in Hong Kong on Saturday to voice support for the police and call for an end to violence, after a wave of protests against an extradition bill triggered clashes between poli...
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Google warns Hong Kong’s Joshua Wong of government-backed hackers
Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong said that Google Inc warned him about government-backed hacking attempts as the former British colony’s historic protests continue to draw global attention – and China’s ire.
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HK leader says protesters in latest clashes can be called 'rioters'
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Monday protesters who clashed with police on the weekend were rioters, a legally loaded term in the city, and she supported the police in upholding the law and seek...
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Infantilisation of democracy all begins with a youth fetish
COMMENT | Lowering the age of voting to 18 should be commended.
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Hong Kong protesters resume chorus of opposition to extradition bill
Thousands rallied in Hong Kong for a second day on Sunday, in an area popular with mainland Chinese shoppers, as deep-seated anger and frustration at the government's handling of an extradition bill r...
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HK protesters, police clash over Chinese traders
Hong Kong protesters clashed with police on Saturday in a town near the boundary with mainland China where thousands rallied against the presence of Chinese traders, seizing on another grievance follo...
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S'pore cautions wealth managers on aggressively courting HK business
Singapore has cautioned wealth managers against aggressively marketing their services or making other efforts to woo clients to the city-state by capitalising on rival Hong Kong's political turmoil, p...
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Singapore cautions wealth managers on aggressively courting HK business
SINGAPORE/HONG KONG: Singapore has cautioned wealth managers against aggressively marketing their services or making other efforts to woo clients to the city state by capitalising on rival Hong Kong's political turmoil, people with knowledge of the matter said.
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From Iron Lady to lame duck
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s apologies and explanations for a doomed extradition bill have failed to quell political tension and her departure is now seen by many in the Chinese-ruled city as merel...
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Mental health issues in Hong Kong surging amid protests, experts say
Stress and trauma over the political turmoil surrounding Hong Kong’s extradition bill has created an unprecedented mental health problem that the city is not equipped to deal with, medical professio...
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HK leader: Extradition bill is dead
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that the proposed extradition bill that sparked the territory's biggest political crisis in decades was dead.She admitted that the government's work on the ...
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After mass protests, Hong Kong leader says extradition bill is dead
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday the extradition bill that sparked the territory’s biggest political crisis in decades was dead, admitting that the government’s work on the bill had bee...
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Hong Kong singer-activist urges UN rights body to defend territory
China is tightening its grip on Hong Kong and the territory’s autonomy and democratic freedoms are slipping away, a prominent Hong Kong activist told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva yesterday ...
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Hong Kong police arrest six at Kowloon protest
Police arrested six people during a demonstration in one of Hong Kong's most popular tourist areas on Sunday, where thousands of protesters sought to raise awareness among mainland Chinese visitors ab...
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