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Hong Kong: Líderes da 'Revolução dos Guarda-Chuvas' são condenados à prisão

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Hong Kong: Líderes da 'Revolução dos Guarda-Chuvas' são condenados à prisão

- HONG KONG - Três líderes do movimento pró-democracia que mobilizou milhares de jovens em Hong Kong em 2014 foram condenados nesta quinta-feira a penas de prisão por seu papel na chamada "Revolução dos Guarda-Chuvas". Joshua Wong, Nathan Law e Alex Chow receberam sentenças de seis, oito e sete meses de reclusão, respectivamente, em um julgamento em apelação. Para seus seguidores, as condenações são uma prova adicional do controle ferrenho que a China exerce sobre a ex-colônia britânica, retrocedida a Pequim em 1997
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Taiwan condemns jailing of Hong Kong democracy activists

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Taiwan condemns jailing of Hong Kong democracy activists

- HONG KONG: Taiwan hit out against the jailing of three young Hong Kong protest leaders Thursday (Aug 17) in its latest gesture of support for the city's pro-democracy movement, a move likely to anger Beijing. China is accused of tightening its grip in semi-autonomous Hong Kong and is extremely sensitive to challenges from areas it considers to be part of its territory, including self-ruling Taiwan which it sees as a renegade province to be brought back into its fold
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Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong sentenced to 6 months' jail for 2014 protests

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Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong sentenced to 6 months' jail for 2014 protests

- HONG KONG: Student activist Joshua Wong has been sentenced to six months’ jail over his role in the 2014 pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Wong, 20, was on Thursday (Aug 17) sentenced alongside former Umbrella Movement leaders Alex Chow and Nathan Law who were jailed seven months and eight months respectively. The Court of Appeal has sentenced me to 6 months of jail
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Secondary school students arrested over online investment scams in Hong Kong

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Secondary school students arrested over online investment scams in Hong Kong

- HONG KONG — Three secondary school pupils including one as young as 14, who are accused of running online investment scams that duped seven investors out of HK$1.8 million (S$313,684) over five months, were among 10 Hongkongers arrested by police in a series of raids across the city on Wednesday (Aug 16). The force believes scores of other victims did not report to police after they were prompted to make “high return, low risk” investments that never existed
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Hong Kong democrat charged with 'misleading' police over abduction claim

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Hong Kong democrat charged with 'misleading' police over abduction claim

- HONG KONG: Hong Kong police have charged a democracy activist with misleading police after claiming he had been abducted and assaulted by mainland Chinese agents. Howard Lam, a veteran yet low-profile member of the city's main opposition group, the Democratic Party, held a press conference last week claiming agents from mainland China forced him into a car in the middle of the city, punched metal staples in the shape of crucifixes into his thighs for being "unpatriotic", and dumped him on a remote beach
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Chinese automakers kick tires at FCA, but any deal faces obstacles

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Chinese automakers kick tires at FCA, but any deal faces obstacles

- HONG KONG: Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd said on Wednesday it was not planning a bid for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV , and while other potential Chinese suitors remain any tie-up could face significant U.S. regulatory obstacles. Geely was one of several Chinese carmakers cited in an Automotive News report on Monday that representatives of "a well-known Chinese automaker" had made an offer this month for FCA and that other potential Chinese suitors had interest
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Young Hong Kong democrats face jail amid fears of broader crackdown

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Young Hong Kong democrats face jail amid fears of broader crackdown

- HONG KONG (Reuters) - The democracy movement in Chinese-ruled Hong Kong is facing a dark era, student protest leader Joshua Wong said on Wednesday, a day before an appeal court decides whether to send him and two other activists to jail. The former British colony, which last month celebrated 20 years under Communist Party rule, was gridlocked by nearly three months of street protests in 2014 that failed to convince Beijing to allow full democracy in densely populated city
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Singapore surpasses Hong Kong as Asia's third most liveable city: Economist report

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Singapore surpasses Hong Kong as Asia's third most liveable city: Economist report

- SINGAPORE — The Republic has trumped Hong Kong as one of the most liveable cities in the world, according to the latest global liveability report by The Economist Intelligence Unit, with Singapore jumping 11 places to claim the 35th spot out of 140 cities. Citing Singapore's improving educational achievements as the main factors behind the jump in ranking, The Economist noted that this is the first time Singapore is ranked above Hong Kong in the index, with the latter falling two positions to rank 45
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Chinese police smash dog-meat gang that stole pets and killed them for food

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Chinese police smash dog-meat gang that stole pets and killed them for food

- HONG KONG — Police in Beijing have smashed a dog meat workshop where stolen pets were killed to be eaten. Several cages holding 34 dogs were found at a simple concrete workshop in Yangfang township in the suburban Changping district on August 12 after police officers received an anonymous tip-off, according to a report from state-owned Xinhua on Monday (Aug 14)
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State-owned China Unicom to raise US$12 billion from Alibaba, Tencent, others

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State-owned China Unicom to raise US$12 billion from Alibaba, Tencent, others

- HONG KONG: Telecoms group China Unicom is raising US$11.7 billion from about a dozen investors including tech giants Alibaba Group and Tencent Holdings, as part of Beijing's push for state-owned enterprises to be revitalized with private capital. The deal represents the largest capital raising in the Asia-Pacific region since insurer AIA's 2010 market debut, as per Thomson Reuters data. It would also be the biggest deal in recent years under Beijing's "mixed-ownership" reforms
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Tags: Telecommunication | 
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Tencent second-quarter profit jumps 70 percent on smartphone games, beating estimates

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Tencent second-quarter profit jumps 70 percent on smartphone games, beating estimates

- HONG KONG: China's Tencent Holdings on Wednesday reported a forecast-beating 70 percent jump in its second-quarter profit, buoyed by higher revenues from smartphone games, payment services and online advertising. The world's largest gaming company raked in revenues of 56.6 billion yuan (US$8.46 billion) over the period, up 59 percent from a year ago and beating an average forecast of 52.98 billion yuan from 10 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters
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Troubled Cathay loses US262 million in first half 2017 

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Troubled Cathay loses US262 million in first half 2017 

- HONG KONG: Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific on Wednesday reported a massive net loss of HK$2.05 billion (US$262.07 million) for the first half of the year as the airline struggled with intense competition from rivals. The results, which were far worse than analysts predicted, came after Cathay saw its first annual loss in eight years in 2016, as lower cost Chinese carriers eat into its market share
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A talent for invention? China’s media tries to lay claim to other countries’ discoveries

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A talent for invention? China’s media tries to lay claim to other countries’ discoveries

- HONG KONG — Chinese state media has praised the country’s “four new great inventions” – even though none of them actually originated in China. In an article published last Friday (Aug 11), Xinhua News Agency drew parallels between ancient China – which created the compass, gunpowder, paper and printing – and modern China. It said the country could boast of “four new great inventions”: High-speed rail, electronic payment, bike sharing and online shopping
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50 Hong Kong sightseeing tips guidebooks skip

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50 Hong Kong sightseeing tips guidebooks skip

- Here is a list of stuff to do in Hong Kong that keeps even those born and bred in the city excited about being here every single day. From daredevil sampan rides to a really big bird cage to lowering the degree of separation between you and an Olympic gold medallist -- you'll need more than a couple of days in Hong Kong to do it all: 1
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Soccer - Injured Tevez to return to China after Argentina treatment

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Soccer - Injured Tevez to return to China after Argentina treatment

- HONG KONG: Carlos Tevez has been granted a return to his native Argentina for treatment on a calf injury, but only after agreeing in writing to return to Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua before the end of the month. Speculation has been mounting in local media that the former Manchester United and Juventus forward was attempting to orchestrate a move back to Boca Juniors, who sold the 33-year-old to Shenhua for 11 million euros (9
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Soccer - Injured Tevez to return to China after Argentina treatment

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Soccer - Injured Tevez to return to China after Argentina treatment

- HONG KONG (Reuters) - Carlos Tevez has been granted a return to his native Argentina for treatment on a calf injury, but only after agreeing in writing to return to Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua before the end of the month. Speculation has been mounting in local media that the former Manchester United and Juventus forward was attempting to orchestrate a move back to Boca Juniors, who sold the 33-year-old to Shenhua for 11 million euros (9
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Hong Kong 'abduction victim' arrested for misleading police - ASEAN/East Asia

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Hong Kong 'abduction victim' arrested for misleading police - ASEAN/East Asia

- Hong Kong (AFP) - A member of a Hong Kong pro-democracy party was arrested Tuesday for "misleading police" after he said he was abducted and beaten by mainland Chinese agents who punctured his legs with staples. Howard Lam said he had been kidnapped from a busy Hong Kong street in broad daylight over his plan to send a signed photo of footballer Lionel Messi to the widow of late Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo
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  • Hong Kong: Líderes da 'Revolução dos Guarda-Chuvas' são condenados à prisão
    Hong Kong: Líderes da 'Revolução dos Guarda-Chuvas' são condenados à prisão

    , oglobo.globo.com

    HONG KONG - Três líderes do movimento pró-democracia que mobilizou milhares de jovens em Hong Kong em 2014 foram condenados nesta quinta-feira a penas de prisão por seu papel na chamada "Revolução dos Guarda-Chuvas". Joshua Wong, Nathan Law e Alex Chow receberam sentenças de seis, oito e sete meses de reclusão, respectivamente, em um julgamento em apelação. Para seus seguidores, as condenações são uma prova adicional do controle ferrenho que a China exerce sobre a ex-colônia britânica, retrocedida a Pequim em 1997
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    Places: Brazil |  Hong Kong | 

Politics & Government

  • Three young Hong Kong democracy leaders jailed for months
    Three young Hong Kong democracy leaders jailed for months

    , stuff.co.nz

    Joshua Wong, the school boy who led Hong Kong's youth to protest for greater democracy and occupy city streets for months in 2014 has been jailed for six months. The harsh sentence for illegal assembly is the first prison term handed to any of the leaders of the Umbrella Movement. A Hong Kong appeal court on Thursday issued tighter sentences for Wong and two other young Hong Kong democracy leaders - Alex Chow, 26, and Nathan Law, 24 - for several months for "unlawful assembly" linked to the city's months-long pro-democracy protests in 2014
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Sports

  • Chinese table tennis gold medallist sued over Singapore gambling debt
    Chinese table tennis gold medallist sued over Singapore gambling debt

    , sg.yahoo.com

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Kong Linghui, one of China's best-known table tennis players and now head coach of the country's national women's team, is facing a HK$2.55 million (254,686 pounds) lawsuit over a gambling debt to a luxury hotel in Singapore, according to a Hong Kong court writ. Singapore has become a playground for Asia's rich and famous, luring cash-rich Chinese gamblers who increasingly turned their attention to the city-state when a crackdown on corruption by Chinese President Xi Jinping took on high-rollers in the nearby gambling hub of Macau
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    Categories: Sports |  Law & Crime | 
    Tags: Judiciary |  Tennis |  Table Tennis |  Games |  Civil Actions |  Tournaments |  Medalists |  Gold medalist | 
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Business

  • Secondary school students arrested over online investment scams in Hong Kong
    Secondary school students arrested over online investment scams in Hong Kong

    , todayonline.com

    HONG KONG — Three secondary school pupils including one as young as 14, who are accused of running online investment scams that duped seven investors out of HK$1.8 million (S$313,684) over five months, were among 10 Hongkongers arrested by police in a series of raids across the city on Wednesday (Aug 16). The force believes scores of other victims did not report to police after they were prompted to make “high return, low risk” investments that never existed
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Technology

Health

  • Liverpool stars visit Hong Kong children's hospital ahead of Premier League Asia Trophy
    Liverpool stars visit Hong Kong children's hospital ahead of Premier League Asia Trophy

    , mirror.co.uk

    Liverpool stars brought smiles to the faces of children when they took time out of their pre-season tour to visit a hospital in Hong Kong. Dejan Lovren, Divock Origi and new signing Dominic Solanke were among the players to meet patients at The Duchess of Kent Children's Hospital. The Reds posed for pictures, played football and chatted to staff as they looked to make the most of theur visit to the Far East
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Family & Parenting

  • Chinese traffic cops shocked to find school MPV crammed with 36 kids
    Chinese traffic cops shocked to find school MPV crammed with 36 kids

    , nst.com.my

    HONG KONG: Traffic police in China recently pulled over a seven-seat multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) van that was found to be carrying 36 school children, a teacher and a driver, the state broadcaster CCTV reported. The driver, surnamed Bai, runs a local kindergarten in Nanyang, Henan province and is responsible for taking the children to school and back home every school day
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Society & Culture

  • Impatient Chinese motorist tampers with traffic lights; triggers accident, gridlock
    Impatient Chinese motorist tampers with traffic lights; triggers accident, gridlock

    , nst.com.my

    HONG KONG: A motorist in eastern China got so frustrated with slow changing traffic lights that he tried to tamper with the signals, creating massive jams and a road accident, Chinese media reported. The man was held by police and put in detention for seven days after he was found to have tampered with the lights at two intersections in Qingdao in Shandong province early on Tuesday morning, the Qilu Evening News reported
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Religion & Spirituality

  • Hong Kong maids lured by Islamic State recruiters: report
    Hong Kong maids lured by Islamic State recruiters: report

    , sg.yahoo.com

    Indonesian maids working in Hong Kong are being radicalised by extremists from the Islamic State group, a security think-tank said in a report Wednesday. Around 150,000 of the city's army of domestic helpers are from Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim-majority country. Against a backdrop of growing religious conservatism at home, a small number of militant maids has emerged, according to a report from the Jakarta-based Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC)
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Education

  • Secondary school students arrested over online investment scams in Hong Kong
    Secondary school students arrested over online investment scams in Hong Kong

    , todayonline.com

    HONG KONG — Three secondary school pupils including one as young as 14, who are accused of running online investment scams that duped seven investors out of HK$1.8 million (S$313,684) over five months, were among 10 Hongkongers arrested by police in a series of raids across the city on Wednesday (Aug 16). The force believes scores of other victims did not report to police after they were prompted to make “high return, low risk” investments that never existed
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Travel & Recreation

  • Hong Kong walking tour aims to show gritty side of city
    Hong Kong walking tour aims to show gritty side of city

    , indianexpress.com

    Hong Kong is known for its densely packed skyscrapers, luxury shopping malls and amusement parks, but Alla Lau shows visitors a grittier side of the city. “I don’t want them to just see that Hong Kong is wealthy,” said Lau, 26, after leading nearly a dozen tourists on a free walking tour of Hong Kong. “There’s always two sides to a story and I think people need to see the other side,” she said
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Law & Crime

  • Three young Hong Kong democracy leaders jailed for months
    Three young Hong Kong democracy leaders jailed for months

    , stuff.co.nz

    Joshua Wong, the school boy who led Hong Kong's youth to protest for greater democracy and occupy city streets for months in 2014 has been jailed for six months. The harsh sentence for illegal assembly is the first prison term handed to any of the leaders of the Umbrella Movement. A Hong Kong appeal court on Thursday issued tighter sentences for Wong and two other young Hong Kong democracy leaders - Alex Chow, 26, and Nathan Law, 24 - for several months for "unlawful assembly" linked to the city's months-long pro-democracy protests in 2014
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Media & Information

  • Chinese social media star 'wannabe' filmed driving using feet, while texting
    Chinese social media star 'wannabe' filmed driving using feet, while texting

    , nst.com.my

    HONG KONG: A motorist from eastern China has been fined for driving his car on an expressway with his feet on the steering wheel to “entertain” his friends on social media, according to a television report. The behaviour of the man from Yantai in Shandong province was filmed by a friend in the car and the video was uploaded on to the internet earlier this month, Shandong Television reported
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Life & Style

  • Hong Kong: Migrant worker women radicalised by online jihadi boyfriends – report
    Hong Kong: Migrant worker women radicalised by online jihadi boyfriends – report

    , asiancorrespondent.com

    FEMALE Indonesian migrant workers are being drawn to extremism while residing in Hong Kong, many through online communication with jihadi men, according to the findings of new research from a leading Jakarta-based think tank. Released on Wednesday, the report from Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC) entitled The Radicalisation of Indonesian Women Workers in Hong Kong argues that Indonesia’s government needs to work with labour recruiters and civil society organisations to prevent further radicalisation of female migrant workers, many of whom are culturally and socially isolated while overseas
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Science & Nature

Real Estate

  • Hong Kong home prices hit record high as Xi praises government on housing
    Hong Kong home prices hit record high as Xi praises government on housing

    , channelnewsasia.com

    HONG KONG: Hong Kong's private home prices hit a record high in May, according to government data released on Friday, just as Chinese President Xi Jinping praised the local government for "making progress" on its work on housing. Hong Kong's private home prices rose 1.2 percent in May from April, according to an index compiled by the Rating and Valuation Department
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