Asia

Hong Kong’s extradition Bill opponents storm into suburban Sha Tin district, Carrie Lam stays mum on total withdrawal

Protests against the Hong Kong government’s extradition Bill show no signs of quelling as tens of thousands stormed into New Town Plaza Mall in the suburban Sha Tin district on Sun (14 Jul). Reuters reported that clashes between the protestors and the police officers were particularly violent, as umbrellas and plastic bottles were thrown against the police officers, leaving 10 …

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Extradition Bill is ‘dead’: Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam

After seismic clashes between protestors and the police that rocked Hong Kong for weeks, the city’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has announced that the controversial extradition Bill that sparked the protests is now “dead”. Chairing the Executive Council meeting on Tue (9 Jul), she said: “I have almost immediately put a stop to the (bill) amendment exercise, but …

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Japan is giving away houses for free. But why?

Japan has an increasing number of vacant homes and to fix this problem, they came up with a bizarre solution. They’re giving away the houses for free! Offering houses for free of charge might sound like a scam but the country is facing an unusual property problem – it has more homes than people to live in them. Based on …

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