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Media tycoon Jimmy Lai, currently in custody after his arrest under Beijing's new national security law, is also among those on trial.(AP)

Veteran Hong Kong activists on trial over huge democracy rally

AFP | , Hong Kong
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 11:14 AM IST
As they entered court on Tuesday, some of the activists flashed a three-finger salute, a symbol now used across Asia to protest authoritarianism.
The bank is complying with its legal obligations and is "not in a position to judge the motives" of Hong Kong police, chief executive Noel Quinn said on Tuesday(Reuters)
The bank is complying with its legal obligations and is "not in a position to judge the motives" of Hong Kong police, chief executive Noel Quinn said on Tuesday(Reuters)

HSBC 'aiding crackdown on democracy' in Hong Kong, British lawmakers say

Reuters | , London
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 09:41 PM IST
  • Founded in Hong Kong but headquartered in Britain, HSBC has historically tried to remain politically neutral. Recently however it has shown support for Beijing, most notably last June when its top executive in Asia signed a petition backing China’s imposition of a national security law on Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said it was "heartbreaking" that, among the more than 10,000 people arrested over the pro-democracy protests, 40 per cent were students.(AP file photo)
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said it was "heartbreaking" that, among the more than 10,000 people arrested over the pro-democracy protests, 40 per cent were students.(AP file photo)

Hong Kong pushes for surveillance cameras in classrooms

ANI | , Hong Kong
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:09 PM IST
  • According to South China Morning Post (SCMP), Tommy Cheung Yu-yan, an adviser to the Executive Council, Chief Executive Carrie Lam's de facto cabinet, suggested that placing CCTV cameras in classrooms would reveal if teachers had made "subversive remarks".
A news conference of Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam is televised in Hong Kong, China. The protests in Hong Kong began almost three months ago over proposal to allow extraditions to mainland China.(Reuters)
A news conference of Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam is televised in Hong Kong, China. The protests in Hong Kong began almost three months ago over proposal to allow extraditions to mainland China.(Reuters)

Hong Kong unrest is worrying India’s jewellers

Bloomberg | By Swansy Afonso
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2019 05:40 PM IST
Shipments to Hong Kong, which comprised almost a third of India’s gems and jewelry exports, fell about 17% to $11.1 billion in the last fiscal year as the protracted trade war between the U.S. and China sapped demand.
CK Asset’s decision to put off the sale adds to signs of economic stress in the city more than two months after protests started against a proposed extradition bill, then turned into violent anti-Beijing protests.(REUTERS/ Representative Image)
CK Asset’s decision to put off the sale adds to signs of economic stress in the city more than two months after protests started against a proposed extradition bill, then turned into violent anti-Beijing protests.(REUTERS/ Representative Image)

$1.5 billion luxury homes sale put on hold amid Hong Kong unrest

Bloomberg | By Shawna Kwan
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 10:31 AM IST
The homes at 21 Borrett Road would not be offered for sale as scheduled this month, a spokeswoman for the company said Wednesday, confirming an earlier report on RTHK radio.
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