Hong Kong

Alibaba Is Reportedly Delaying Its Multibillion-dollar Hong Kong Ipo Due To Massive Protests...

Alibaba will reportedly postpone its multibillion-dollar Hong Kong initial public offering due to rising political instability and protests within the city, according to Reuters.  The deal was originally supposed to go into motion in August,...
Related topics: Initial Public Offering, Protests, Reuters

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Hong Kong’s Economy Is Still Important To The Mainland, At Least Financially

Correcting misinformation about Hong Kong's status sometimes bandied about by critics of its protestors.

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China Escalates Hong Kong Conflict By Detaining Consulate Staffer

Simon Cheng Man-kit, a 28-year-old staffer at the British Consulate in Hong Kong, hasn't returned from an August 8 trip to mainland China. Many fear Cheng's disappearance is a harbinger of hostile actions against people suspected of supporting the...
Related topics: China

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Australia Sees Rush Of Hong Kong Millionaires

Australia is seeing an increase in interest in its millionaires-only visa program from wealthy Hong Kong residents who are eyeing a safety net amid political turmoil in the Chinese-ruled territory, migration lawyers told Reuters.The New South Wales...
Related topics: Australia, Reuters

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‘we Are Facing One Of The Biggest Authoritarian States’: A Hong Kong Politician Speaks Out

Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong continue as China flexes its muscles and warns of an intervention. Today, we feature an exclusive interview with Alvin Yeung, a politician from Hong Kong who supports the protests and hopes to achieve reforms....
Related topics: Protests, China

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Protesters See Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s ‘dialogue’ Call As ‘trap’

Following a massive showing by anti-extradition bill protesters over the weekend, the Hong Kong government is now saying they want to open communications, but between the government’s shifty record and explicit pushback against the demands of...
Related topics: Protests

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As Hong Kong Fights For Civil Liberties, Leftists In America Fight To Take Ours Away

"Our police shot us, government betrayed us, social institutions failed us. Please help us." — Hong Kong protesters On Aug. 12, pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong waved four American flags and sang the American national anthem in unison on the...
Related topics: Police, Protests

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Trump And Other G7 Leaders Should Use Summit To Push For Free Trade And A Free Hong Kong

Country leaders from the Group of Seven, known as G7, which includes the United States, Japan, Germany, and other advanced countries, will all gather in Biarritz, France, this weekend and attempt to tackle virtually every vexing problem facing...
Related topics: Japan, Germany, France

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Youtube Pressured To Ban Chinese State Media Ads That Spread Misinformation About Protesters

Vernon Yuen/NurPhoto via Getty Images YouTube is being pressured to remove ads from China Central Television, a state media channel that’s allegedly spreading misinformation about protesters in Hong Kong. Users on Twitter and Reddit have...
Related topics: Social Media, Protests, China, Reddit

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Juventus Look To Expand In Asia With New Hong Kong Branch

Milan (AFP) – Italian champions Juventus announced on Wednesday that they have opened a new branch in Hong Kong as the Serie A giants look to expand into the Asia-Pacific region. Juventus see the region as a major area of potential growth and...
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China Admits To Holding Employee From Uk’s Hong Kong Consulate

Supposedly Simon Cheng Man-kit "violated a law on public order."
Related topics: China, United Kingdom

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Hong Kong Bank Warns Protests Could Hurt Economy

A major Hong Kong bank on Wednesday warned that protests in the city could harm the economy in both Hong Kong and mainland China, Reuters reported.Bank of East Asia warned that the unrest could reverberate.“The tense atmosphere [in Hong Kong] is...
Related topics: Protests, China, Reuters

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Beijing Says Holding Uk’s Hong Kong Consulate Employee

A employee of Britain’s consulate in Hong Kong who went missing earlier this month is being held in China, Beijing confirmed Wednesday. The incident comes as relations between Britain and China have become strained over what Beijing calls...
Related topics: China, Beijing, United Kingdom, London

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A 24-year-old Student In London Was Left Baffled After Being Caught Up In Twitter's Purge Of...

Twitter on Monday released a list of 936 accounts which it had identified as being part of a China-backed propaganda effort targeting protesters in Hong Kong. An account belonging to Luka Ivezic, a 24-year-old student in London, was also on the list...
Related topics: United Kingdom, London, Social Media, China, Protests

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Hong Kong Protesters Recall Violent Subway Attack

Protesters in Hong Kong brought their message to commuters Wednesday on the one-month anniversary of a subway station attack by suspected gang members.  Mike O’Sullivan reports that protesters want an independent investigation into the violent...
Related topics: Protests, Anniversaries

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Op-ed: Why So Many Chinese Students Can't Understand The Hong Kong Protests

When I came to the U.S. from China as a student, my thinking had been shaped by Chinese propaganda.
Related topics: Protests, China

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Beijing Confirms Detention Of Uk Consulate Worker

China confirmed that it has detained an employee of the UK consulate in Hong Kong, according to BBC and Bloomberg. Nearly two weeks after Simon Cheng failed to return from a conference over the border in Shenzen, prompting his girlfriend, with whom...
Related topics: China, Beijing, United Kingdom, BBC, Bloomberg

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"a Generation Without A Future": Millennials Struggle To Survive In Modern Hong Kong

As we pointed out yesterday, migration from Hong Kong to Taiwan has surged this year - but not solely because the streets of Hong Kong have been clogged with protesters since June. Young Hong Kongers, like their American counterparts living in San...
Related topics: Taiwan, Protests

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Hong Kong In Crosshairs Of Global Power Struggle

Authored by By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers via ConsortiumNews.com, Hong Kong is one of the most extreme examples of big finance, neoliberal capitalism in the world. As a result, many people in Hong Kong are suffering from great economic...

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Western Coverage Of Hong Kong Ignores Economic Woes In Favor Of Rare Clashes

Well over a million people participated in anti-extradition protests over the weekend, making Hong Kong a lightning rod for media. However, with the city government’s rhetoric and the overexposure of clashes, the reality of the average...
Related topics: Protests

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