Hong Kong

Watch China's Propaganda In Action: Foreign Ministry Claims Massive Hk Protests Were...

Earlier this week the internet went crazy over just how bold the communist People's Republic of China government's lies are becoming. A viral video showed a press briefing in which a foreign ministry spokesman coolly presented the still raging...
Related topics: China, Protests, World Videos

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And — Swoosh! — There Goes Your Credibility

Nike apparently has axed a new line of China-only sneakers because its designer publicly supported the Hong Kong protests.
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Would You Live In A Home Where Something Grisly Happened, Survey Asks

More than half of Hong Kong respondents said yes. A Prudential Brokerage official told the South China Morning Post that some people are afraid of ghosts but more are afraid of sleeping on the street.
Related topics: Polls, China

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Hong Kong Protesters Take Out Newspaper Ads, Petition Embassies Of G-20 Nations For Help

As the world shifts its attention to the G-20 summit in Osaka, a small but dedicated group of protesters in Hong Kong have delivered petitions to the consulates of G-20 members asking the countries to defy China at their meeting this week and insist...
Related topics: Protests, Petitions, China

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Hong Kong’s Protesters Have A New Target In Sight: The G20 Summit

Ahead of the G20 summit, which kicks off on Friday (June 28) in Osaka, Japan, Hong Kong’s protesters are clamoring to have their voices heard by some of the world’s most powerful leaders. The effort comes after massive demonstrations...
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Where You Shop And Where You Eat Is Now A Political Choice In Hong Kong

Writing in her book Land and the Ruling Class in Hong Kong in 2005, Alice Poon, who formerly worked for some of Hong Kong’s biggest property developers, said that it was just a matter of time before deep-seated discontent over Hong...

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Hong Kong Protesters End "illegal" Police Station Siege

Though Chinese President Xi appears to have successfully deflected attention away from Hong Kong with his trip to North Korea and sudden detente with Washington, protesters have continued to take to the streets this week to demand the resignation of...
Related topics: Protests, Police, North Korea

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Does The Fed Set Monetary Policy In Hong Kong?, By Scott Sumner

David Beckworth recently conducted an excellent interview of Mike Bird, which is full of fascinating observations. At one point they were discussing the Hong Kong currency board, which since 1983 has fixed the exchange rate between the Hong Kong and...
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Hong Kong Leader Carrie Lam Is Facing The Wrath Of Her People. Beijing May Be Even Angrier. 

The pro-autonomy protests in Hong Kong highlight the squeeze between its “two masters.”
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Hong Kong Protests Flare Again Over Extradition Laws

HONG KONG—More than 1,000 protesters blocked Hong Kong police headquarters into the night Friday, while others took over major streets as the tumult over the city’s future showed no signs of abating. The latest protest came after a...
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Hong Kong Activists: We're Protesting For Our Freedom From Brutal Chinese Authoritarianism

First an extradition to China bill, then a disproportionate crackdown by Hong Kong police. Hong Kongers will not accept living under China's thumb.       
Related topics: Activism, Protests, China, Police

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Thousands Converge On Hong Kong Police Hq In Anti-government Demo

Thousands of protesters blockaded Hong Kong’s police headquarters Friday evening, demanding the resignation of the city’s pro-Beijing leader and the release of demonstrators arrested during the territory’s worst political crisis in...
Related topics: Police, Protests, China, Beijing

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As Hong Kong Erupted Over Extradition Bill, City’s Tycoons Waited And Worried

Business titans who have prospered in the global financial center feared the wrath of China. They spoke out only after Beijing wavered. China’s rise has enriched, and intimidated, them.
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Hong Kongers Emigrate As Freedoms And Living Standards Slide

Hong Kongers are looking for greener pastures overseas as the city’s freedoms and living standards slide, with those emigrating saying the huge political protests rocking the international finance hub are just the latest catalyst. Edward, a...
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Macro Briefing: 21 June 2019

Trump approved strike on Iran, then cancels attack: CNBC Hong Kong protests resume over controversial extradition bill: CNN Eurozone growth remains weak but output picks up (slightly) in June: IHS Markit Japanese mfg conditions weaken in June; new...
Related topics: Iran, Cnbc, Protests, CNN

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Hong Kong Police Remove ‘riot’ Label From June 12 Protests, But Citizens Still Demand Justice

A canister of tear gas exploded next to lawmaker Wu Chi Wai. Screen capture from Youtube FTVV. After 2 million Hong Kong people rallied against the June 12 anti-extradition protest being labeled a ‘riot’ by police, Hong Kong police...
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"'my Whole Life Is A Bet,' The President Of The United States Says, Resting His Forearms On...

"It’s a steamy evening in mid-June, and Trump is facing a set of high-stakes tests around the world. Tensions rising with Iran. Tariffs imposed by India. Protesters flooding the streets of Hong Kong. But Trump is confident, ready to joust. He has...
Related topics: Iran, India, Protests

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Hong Kong Protesters Threaten More Demos If Demands Not Met

Hong Kong student groups were preparing to mobilise support for another major demonstration, a union leader said, as a Thursday deadline approached for the pro-Beijing government to respond to demands of protesters who have shaken the city with...
Related topics: Protests, China, Beijing

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China Is Creating An Alternate Reality About The Hong Kong Protests, In Real Time

Internet censorship in China is nothing new. Most of us are familiar with how the “Great Firewall” blocks certain terms and scrubs “sensitive” images and videos from the web. But those are crude techniques, and censorship in...
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The Richest Man In Hong Kong Is Funding An Entire College Class' Tuition For Up To 5 Years —...

Hong Kong's wealthiest man, Li Ka-shing, announced June 16 that he would fund up to 5 years of tuition for Shantou University's incoming class. Li is the 28th-richest person in the world and has an estimated net worth of $30.3 billion, according to...

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