Danisha Hakeem

Central Hong Kong govt offices temporarily shut in anticipation of protests

The government of Hong Kong has temporarily shut down its Central Government Offices in Admiralty early this morning (21 Jun) in anticipation of another round of protests, as university students continue to push for the total withdrawal of the extradition Bill and Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s resignation. South China Morning Post reported that nearly a thousand protesters donning masks and …

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High net worth individuals and companies begin relocating assets from Hong Kong to Singapore following unrest over extradition Bill

As the political storm unfolds between the government of Hong Kong and the city’s denizens – particularly members of civil society – over the former’s divisive extradition Bill, the mega-wealthy are moving their assets elsewhere, including to Singapore. Financial Times reported Thu (20 Jun) that according to an executive vice-president from the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX), Hong Kong’s Securities and …

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Hong Kong university students continue pushing back against extradition Bill, possible escalation via protest on Fri

Tensions in Hong Kong flare as university students warn of escalating protests against the controversial extradition Bill tomorrow (21 Jun), in the event that the city’s government refuses to concede to their demands by today (20 Jun). South China Morning Post reported on Wed (19 Jun) that the university students have also, in addition to the full withdrawal of the …

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China accused of carrying out genocide of Falun Gong members via organ harvesting

Adherents of the long-persecuted Falun Gong spiritual group are reportedly in danger of being the subjects of a possible genocide as China is accused of harvesting their organs for transplant. South China Morning Post reported independent panel China Tribunal – comprising legal practitioners and experts – as saying on Monday (17 Jun) that there was concrete evidence to support that …

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NTU and NUS rank in top 20 universities worldwide, best universities in Asia

Two of Singapore’s public universities are ranked among the top 20 universities worldwide, according to Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings for 2019 released earlier this month. The National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have also jointly secured a place at the top of the world-renowned higher education consultancy’s list of Asia’s best universities in the …

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Taiwan’s legislative body passes resolution in support of Hong Kongers’ opposition to extradition Bill

The Legislative Yuan, Taiwan’s lawmaking body, has passed a resolution urging the government of Hong Kong to withdraw its divisive extradition Bill. The resolution, which was passed on Mon (18 Jun) after negotiations during an extraordinary meeting, also called upon the city’s government to “listen to its people with humility and minimize conflict”. “Hong Kong people have voiced their concerns …

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Hong Kong govt offices reopen after temporary closure following rally on Sun

A day after closing down its offices in central Hong Kong in the aftermath of a massive protest against the contentious extradition Bill last Sunday, the city’s government has called upon its staff to resume operations today (18 Jun). “As the roads in the vicinity of the the Central Government Offices (CGO), Tamar have generally become accessible, the CGO will …

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Carrie Lam should announce full withdrawal of extradition Bill: Hong Kong former secretary for transport and housing Anthony Cheung

Hong Kong’s former secretary for transport and housing Anthony Cheung Bing-leung has urged Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor to announce the full withdrawal of the city’s controversial extradition Bill by Tuesday morning (18 Jun), as she is scheduled to chair a weekly meeting of the Executive Council. Prof Cheung told South China Morning Post in an interview on Mon …

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Hong Kong central govt offices close for a day in preparation for workers’ strike, following massive rally on Sunday

Hong Kong’s central government offices will be closed today (17 Jun) as the city prepares itself for workers going on strike, following Sunday’s massive rally against the controversial extradition Bill. An official notice was issued regarding the closure, which read: “As the access roads in the vicinity of the Central Government Offices (CGO) are blocked, CGO will still be temporarily …

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