Hong Kong

What To Know About Blizzard, Hong Kong And The Controversy Over Politics In Esports

Though video game culture is seldom a quiet, peaceful place, the uproar over Blizzard Entertainment punishing a popular gamer for showing support for Hong Kong protesters has shaken the whole industry. Ng Wai Chung, a Hearthstone player from Hong...
Related topics: World Videos, Protests

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Hong Kong Property Prices Plunge For 8 Straight Weeks

Hong Kong Property Prices Plunge For 8 Straight Weeks A new report from Centaline Property, a research firm providing private data on the property market in Hong Kong, has shown property prices are experiencing their worst downturns...

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Rampaging Mobs Stage An Arson Spree In Hong Kong

This story is being published by POLITICO as part of a content partnership with the South China Morning Post. It originally appeared on scmp.com on Oct. 20, 2019.Hong Kong protesters went on a rampage on Sunday hurling petrol bombs and setting...
Related topics: China, Protests

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Shhh -- Don’t Tell Lebron: Chinese, Other Christians ‘most Persecuted Religious Group’

A few days ago, when Lebron James whined about his team and his league’s “difficult week,” he wasn’t just flipping off Muslim Uighurs and Hong Kong freedom protesters suffering in China. He was throwing Chinese Christians...
Related topics: Religion, Protests, China

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Hong Kong Again In Chaos As Protesters Defy Ban

HONG KONG—Hong Kong streets descended into chaotic scenes following an unauthorized pro-democracy rally Sunday as protesters set up roadblocks and torched businesses and police responded with tear gas and a water cannon. Protesters tossed...
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Police Blast Mosque With Water Cannon As Tens Of Thousands Protest In Hong Kong

The movement, now in its fifth month, continues to have widespread support and momentum despite increasing violence and police threats.
Related topics: Police, Protests

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12 Photos That Show How Hong Kong Protesters Are Wearing Winnie The Pooh, Guy Fawkes, And Lebron...

The protests began mostly peaceful, but have since become violent after police said they began using live bullets for self-defense.
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Hong Kong Protest Leaders Urge Turnout For March, Despite Risk Of Arrest

Pro-democracy leaders called on Hong Kong's citizens to join a Sunday anti-government march in spite of the risk of arrest, after police banned the rally which is seen as a test of the protest movement's strength following months of unrest.Police...
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Hong Kong Murder Suspect Says He Wants To Surrender To Taiwan

Carrie Lam, Hong Kong's chief executive, said Saturday the murder suspect whose case was the spark that started the fire of the Hong Kong protests -- an extradition proposal to allow Hong Kong to transfer suspects to Taiwan, as well as  mainland...
Related topics: Taiwan, Protests, China

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Lawmakers Express “deep Concern” Over Blizzard’s Hong Kong Protest Response

Enlarge / Mei from Overwatch has become a grass roots symbol of the Hong Kong protests in the wake of Blizzard's decision. (credit: r/hongkong) A bipartisan group of Senate and House lawmakers has signed a letter expressing "deep concern" over...
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The World Needs To Stop Self-censoring About Hong Kong

There is a long and growing list of global companies, artists, and institutions that have “hurt the feelings of the Chinese people.” Last week it was video-game powerhouse Blizzard. Before that, the general manager for the NBA’s...
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Hong Kong’s Leader Backs Police Use Of Force For ‘illegal’ March

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam took to the airwaves Saturday to back the use of force by police ahead of a major anti-government march planned this weekend in the Chinese-ruled city, which has been battered by months of violent protests.Following a...
Related topics: Police, Protests

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Nba China Woes Refuse To Die, As Tibet Protesters Demonstrate At Brooklyn Nets Game

Tibetan rights activists protested tonight alongside Hong Kong democracy activists at the Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors game at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn. The protesters said their aim was to draw attention to the issue of China’s...
Related topics: China, Tibet, Protests, Activism, Canada, Toronto

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China Bans Exports Of Black Clothing To Hong Kong Amid Escalating Social Unrest

China Bans Exports Of Black Clothing To Hong Kong Amid Escalating Social Unrest Over the last 24 hours, several reports have surfaced, one from the South China Morning Post (SCMP), and another from Reuters, are now detailing new export...
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Bipartisan Group Of Lawmakers Blasts Tim Cook For Caving To China

Apple is facing blowback for deleting an app used by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.
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Wework Valuation Collapse From Cash Crunch Could Crush Hong Kong Office Market 

WeWork Valuation Collapse From Cash Crunch Could Crush Hong Kong Office Market  WeWork running out of cash has derailed the company's plan for massive expansion worldwide. JPMorgan Chase and SoftBank/Vision Fund are preparing to offer...
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Aoc, Marco Rubio, And 5 More Lawmakers Just Wrote A Letter To Tim Cook Calling Apple's Decision To...

Lawmakers including Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida called Apple's decision to remove an app that Hong Kong protesters used to track police activity "deeply concerning" in a letter to...
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In Protest Clouds, Hong Kong Tourists See Silver Lining

HONG KONG — No tiresome wait for hugs and kisses from Mickey and Minnie Mouse. No queue at all for Hyperspace Mountain, where thrill-seekers are so scarce that Star Wars’ Admiral Ackbar speaks to himself in the dark. Tinker Bell gazes out...
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Hong Kong’s Cathay Says September Passenger Traffic Slumps

Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific says passenger traffic slumped last month on plummeting demand from mainland Chinese travellers. The carrier’s September traffic figures released Friday are the latest sign that mainland visitors are staying...
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Hong Kong Protesters, Executive, Vow Not To Give In

Hong Kong is bracing for the 20th straight weekend of anti-government protests after events this week revealed that both sides are digging in. Protesters say they won't back down from their "five demands" of Hong Kong's government, and the city's...
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