Tag: unrest

Hong Kong’s summer of protests leaves economy bruised and battered

by Yan ZHAO / Sean GLEESON As pro-democracy protests grind on for a fourth month, Hong Kong has been left counting the cost, with the city’s tourist industry battered and businesses forced to lay off staff as they struggle to stay afloat. Images beamed around the...

Due to continuing protests, 91% of Hong Kong businesses aim to move to Singapore, American Chamber of Commerce (SG) survey reveals

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A survey reveals that 120 Hong Kong businesses intend to move out from the beleaguered city and that 91% of these firms have eyed Singapore as the preferred destination. The survey states this results from the continuing protests in Hong Kong, Bloomberg reported. The survey was carried...

Joshua Wong: Hong Kong’s pro-democracy poster child

by Jerome TAYLOR Joshua Wong, the Hong Kong activist soon to visit the United States, was the unlikely hero of the Umbrella Movement that inspired hundreds of thousands to take over Hong Kong's streets for two months in 2014 calling for free elections. Five years later,...

Clashes after peaceful crowd takes Hong Kong message to US consulate

by Jerome TAYLOR / Yan ZHAO Pro-democracy activists jammed Hong Kong streets in a march to the United States consulate on Sunday in a bid to ramp up international pressure on Beijing, but hardcore protesters later clashed with riot police across the city's core. Millions have demonstrated...

Scorned in China, the Hong Kong singer who chose politics over career

by Jacques CLEMENT Denise Ho has been pulled from concerts, her records are banned in China and she has been smeared as "poison", but the Cantopop star says standing with the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement outshines all the damage to her career. The short-haired 42-year-old is...

China rotates troops in Hong Kong as police ban new rally

by Elaine YU / Emma CLARK China sent fresh troops to Hong Kong Thursday as part of a "routine" garrison rotation, as the financial hub braced for a new round of violent protests after police refused permission for a mass rally at the weekend. Hong Kong...

India lockdown a major blow for Kashmir tourism

by Jalees ANDRABI On Srinagar's Dal Lake, intricately decorated houseboats usually packed with tourists lie empty as Kashmir's tourism sector reels from a three-weeks-long lockdown imposed as India revoked the picturesque region's autonomy. With its breathtaking scenery, snow-capped mountains and placid lakes, temperate Kashmir is a...

Trump appears to link China trade deal to HK demos

President Donald Trump on Wednesday appeared to link a trade deal with Beijing to the "humane" resolution of a standoff with Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters while seeming to suggest a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. "Millions of jobs are being lost in China...

India abolishes Kashmir’s special status, tightens grip on region

by Jalees ANDRABI The Indian government on Monday revoked Kashmir's special status, stripping the significant autonomy it has enjoyed for seven decades in a move expected to further inflame tensions in the Muslim-majority region and infuriate rival Pakistan. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi Hindu-nationalist party rushed...