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Ted Cruz calls out the NBA for “shameless retreating” after Houston Rockets GM tweeted support for Hong Kong protesters

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On Friday, the general manager of the Houston Rockets put out this tweet in support of the Hong Kong protesters: Well that apparently didn’t go over well with the owner of the . . .
          

The NBA is facing a clash between its business interests and brand identity in China

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The league finds itself caught between a Chinese rock and a democratic hard place.

Yesterday, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted—then quickly deleted—an image that said “fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong,” in support of the ongoing pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. The Rockets are one of the most popular NBA teams in China, so Morey’s tweet did not go over well with the government there, many fans, and the team’s Chinese sponsors and business partners. Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta quickly responded with a tweet of his own.

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Extinction Rebellion

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Climate protesters gathered around a boat at Oxford Circus during a coordinated protest by the Extinction Rebellion group in April.






Extinction Rebellion (abbreviated as XR) is a socio-political movement with the stated aim of using civil disobedience and nonviolent resistance to compel government action on climate breakdown, biodiversity loss, and the risk of social and ecological collapse. Extinction Rebellion was established in the United Kingdom in May 2018 with about one hundred academics signing a call to action in support. — Wikipedia

The movement uses a circled hourglass, known as the extinction symbol, to serve as a warning that time is rapidly running out for many species. From rebellion.eart#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/5450&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comh:

The Extinction Symbol was designed in 2011 by street artist ESP, who loans XR usage on the same basis: www.extinctionsymbol.info#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/5450&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com.

Since its launch, XR has quickly gained national and international following, taking it to the streets in mass demonstrations, demanding immediate action from their national parliaments and governments.

For their branding, the organization uses a custom, rounded version of Futura Condensed named Fucxed. Initially used in lowercase for the XR logo, a caps-only version is used across the globe on banners, websites and social media. In comparison to other recent peoples movements such as the (anti-)Brexit protests, or the Women’s Marches, there is a remarkably uniform and consistent branding in the messages from Extinction Rebellion in outlets from social media to worldwide demonstrations.




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Announcement for a demonstration in Hong Kong on Oct 5, 2019: “ 地球上的生命正步向被徹底摧毀的命途之上. 為物種抗爭! 為未來反抗! / Life on Earth is being annihilated. Rebel For Life!” Slogan and logo use a yet unidentified typeface.




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In June 2019, XR published an activist handbook with Penguin Books: “This is a book of truth and action. It has facts to arm you, stories to empower you, pages to fill in and pages to rip out, alongside instructions on how to rebel – from organising a roadblock to facing arrest.” Note the clever use of the (suggestedly extinct) publisher’s logo penguin as a cover illustration.




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Pop-up demonstration in Australia.




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Protesters in Hong Kong.




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September 2019. A show-goer walks past Extinction Rebellion protesters as they demonstrate against London Fashion Week.




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Members of Extinction Rebellion demonstrate at the La Rural exhibition centre in Buenos Aires.




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“Climate Change = Mass Murder” – protesters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.




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NBA's Chinese business interests clash with free speech in Hong Kong tweet controversy

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It started with a tweet from the Houston Rockets' general manager -- words of support for the protests in Hong Kong -- that prompted swift backlash from Chinese financial backers. How the league then handled the conflict between its business in China and its approach toward free speech and human rights has set off a firestorm of reaction. Amna Nawaz talks with Mike Pesca, host of "The Gist."
          

NBA's Chinese social media account reinterprets official statement about a Hong Kong tweet

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Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted a now-deleted image that read "Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong."
          

2 protesters charged under Hong Kong's new mask ban as protests continue

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Riot police fanned out across Hong Kong on Monday night as groups of pro-democracy protesters took to the streets in continued violence since the government banned face masks at rallies, with two protesters charged earlier in the day with violating the mask ban.


          

Rockets general manager's Hong Kong comments anger China

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China's official basketball association says it will suspend co-operation with the Houston Rockets following a tweet by the NBA team's general manager in support of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.


          

HKEx reportedly plans to raise LSEG bid

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Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing this week plans to raise its 32 billion bid to take over London Stock Exchange Group, inclu -More

          

Hong Kong v Shanghai: the battle over China's capital markets

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LSE takeover bid highlights contrasting visions of the two financial hubs
          

President Trump: Good possibility of a trade deal with China but much prefer 'big deal'

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President Donald Trump answers reporters' questions about China trade, Hong Kong and more from the Roosevelt room at the White House while signing the U.S.-Japan trade agreement.
          

NBA blacklash in China shows the long-term struggle between US and China: Strategas analyst

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Dan Clifton, Head of Policy Research at Strategas Research Partners, joins "The Exchange" to discuss backlash the NBA is facing in China after the Houston Rockets general manager tweeted his support for protests in Hong Kong.
          

DressYouCan investe sul fashion renting per le spose

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I dati parlano chiaro: è in crescita il fenomeno del noleggio dei vestiti e del cosiddetto "second hand", ossia l'acquisto di abiti di seconda mano e, in qualche caso, anche l'affitto degli stessi. A intercettare questa tendenza, anni fa, sono stati in molti e alcuni di questi, oggi, sono i big dell'ecommerce di questa nicchia del settore dell'abbigliamento e accessori. Tra questi, in Italia, figura anche DressYouCan, azienda fondata da Caterina Maestro. La società, che nel 2018 aprì una sezione dedicata alla sposa, facendo debuttare l'abito bianco nel mercato della sharing economy, ieri ha lanciato “Yes i do”, progetto che non solo porta in Italia il trend del noleggio di abiti da sposa di lusso ma permetterà di trovare in un unico luogo tutti i professionisti necessari per la cerimonia nuziale.

Il costo dell'affitto dell'abito da sposa va dai 294 ai 394 euro. DressYouCan si occupa della spedizione, del ritiro e della tintoria.

Nel 2023 il fashion renting varrà la cifra di 1,9 miliardi di dollari

Tra le clienti, assicurano dall'atelier milanese della società, in corso di Porta Ticinese, donne che desiderano dire sì con un abito di lusso ma preferiscono investire i soldi dell'acquisto del vestito in altro, signore al secondo matrimonio e, in qualche caso, ritardatarie e indecise che, a due settimane dalle nozze, non hanno ancora scelto l'outfit.

Il costo dell'affitto dell'abito da sposa va dai 294 ai 394 euro

Negli ultimi tempi, inoltre, in molte si stanno accostando al noleggio per favorire la sostenibilità, l'economia circolare e le "buone pratiche di riciclo".

Numeri alla mano, come anticipato, il mercato del second hand è sempre più forte come emerso lo scorso aprile, nel corso dell'Altagamma consumer and retail insight. Nello specifico il True-luxury global consumer Insight, realizzato da Boston Consulting Group, ha evidenziato che il Il mercato di seconda mano vale ormai 22 miliardi, ed è trainato dalle piattaforme digitali. Il fenomeno è in decisa crescita (+ 12 per cento annuo) tra i consumatori top, con il 60 per cento di loro interessato all’acquisto di prodotti usati, per via del rapporto qualità prezzo e per la ricerca di articoli sold-out, di limited edition e di oggetti vintage.

Accanto a questa tendenza si va rafforzando anche il fenomeno del fashion renting. A guidare la crescita del fashion renting è soprattutto il noleggio online che secondo Allied Market Research (società di ricerca con sedi a Londra, a Singapore, Hong Kong, Brasile, India) nel 2023 varrà la cifra record di 1,9 miliardi di dollari. Un trend confermato da uno studio di Espresso Communication per DressYouCan, su oltre 30 testate internazionali dedicate a tendenze e attualità con il coinvolgimento di un panel di esperti tra docenti universitari e influencer per indagare sulle nuove abitudini fashion degli italiani.

"Con il fashion renting chiunque può realizzare il desiderio d’indossare capi d’alta moda per un’occasione speciale", ha sottolineato Caterina Maestro, " o semplicemente risolvere il quotidiano problema dell’outfit da ufficio, affidandosi completamente alle competenze di esperte fashion renter".

Da ieri, inoltre, con “Yes I do”, le clienti possono trovare in un unico spazio tutti i professionisti di cui hanno bisogno le future spose per organizzare un matrimonio unico in ogni dettaglio. “A scegliere il fashion renting per il giorno del sì sono soprattutto donne che prestano particolare attenzione alle scelte consapevoli, che decidono di non acquistare un vestito che verrà indossato una sola volta nella vita. Grazie al nostro servizio, inoltre, le spose possono ricevere l’abito sul luogo della cerimonia, in tutta comodità, con un processo semplice e veloce. Con “Yes i do” vogliamo rendere ancor più facile la vita alle donne che stanno per fare il grande passo e offrire loro un’esperienza a 360 gradi”.

Nel dettaglio le future spose troveranno un wedding team che le aiuterà a trovare il vestito bianco perfetto, il wedding photographer, il flower designer, gli esperti di bomboniere, le insegnanti di wedding yoga, la make up artist. Possono essere inseriti all'interno dell'appuntamento servizi personalizzati come, per esempio, la consulenza d'immagine.

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Kalpana Bagamane Denzel è chief diversity, inclusion and talent officer di Kering

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Prosegue la politica del gruppo Kering per accelerare inclusione e supportare la diversità in azienda. E' operativa da oggi Kalpana Bagamane Denzel, chief diversity, inclusion and talent officer.

La nomina segna una nuova tappa della decisa azione di Kering a sostegno della diversità

La nomina segna una nuova tappa della decisa azione del Gruppo a sostegno della diversità. Il gruppo, spiega il management in una nota, beneficerà dei 25 anni di esperienza di Kalpana su questo fronte. Kalpana Bagamane Denzel lavorerà presso la sede centrale di Kering e riporterà a Béatrice Lazat, chief people officer.

Lavorando con tutte le maison e le funzioni globali del gruppo, la manager allineerà le attività di Kering per quanto concerne la diversità e l'inclusione.

La nuova funzione si occuperà anche di sviluppare una strategia dei talenti in cui la diversità e l'inclusione siano al centro. "Questa nomina evidenzia l'ampio desiderio di Kering di accelerare ed espandere la sua azione a sostegno della diversità e dell'inclusione", si legge nella nota.

La diversità, in termini di di genere, cultura, origine, origine, orientamento sessuale, identità o disabilità delle persone, per il gruppo francese è un arricchimento..Kering è al decimo posto della classifica di 7.000 aziende del Refinitiv Diversity & Inclusion Index (2019).

"Diversità e pari opportunità tra tutti i nostri collaboratori e i dipendenti sono stati a lungo al centro della cultura di Kering. Il nostro impegno è volto ad agire concretamente per offrire a tutti i nostri dipendenti un ambiente di lavoro inclusivo, aperto e stimolante", ha detto Béatrice Lazat, chief people officer di Kering.

"Non vedo l'ora di lavorare", ha affermato Kalpana Bagamane Denzel, "insieme a tutto il nostro team per continuare il viaggio verso un ambiente di lavoro ancora più diversificato e inclusivo".

La manager, nata e cresciuta negli Stati Uniti, è cittadina americana e ha lavorato in Uk, Germania, Svizzera, Hong Kong e, più recentemente, a Singapore.

Kalpana ha iniziato la sua carriera come consulente di gestione per Andersen Consulting, prima di lavorare presso Procter & Gamble. Più recentemente ha ricoperto il ruolo di direttore generale della Russell Reynolds Associates.

Ai primi di settembre Kering ha lanciato il Baby Leave, 14 settimane pagate a tutti i dipendenti per l'arrivo di un figlio. La società ha così incentivato la sua politica di welfare aziendale. A partire dal primo gennaio 2020, l'azienda prevede 14 settimane di congedo totalmente retribuite a padri o partner nel caso di arrivo di un figlio, anche adottivo.

La politica sarà applicabile nei sei mesi successivi alla nascita o all'adozione, indipendentemente dal fatto dalla situazione personale del dipendente o dalla sua posizione geografica. Dal gennaio 2017, tutti i dipendenti di Kering e delle sue maison, la società prevede 14 settimane di congedo di maternità o di adozione con stipendio pieno, e cinque giorni di congedo con stipendio pieno per il congedo di paternità o del partner.

Oggi, l'azienda sta rafforzando ulteriormente la sua politica genitoriale estendendo il congedo di paternità o "partenaire" a 14 settimane pagate al 100 per cento. Dal primo gennaio, quindi, con il " Baby Leave", tutti i genitori, qualunque sia la loro situazione personale, beneficeranno di 14 settimane di congedo a stipendio pieno per la nascita o l'adozione di uno o più bambini.

Foto: Kalpana Bagamane Denzel, dall'ufficio stampa Kering


          

Die Demonstranten in Hong Kong haben gerade die Revolution ...

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Die Demonstranten in Hong Kong haben gerade die Revolution ausgerufen. Und zitieren in ihrem verlesenen Manifest freizügig aus der Gettysburg Address und der US-Unabhängigkeitserklärung. Ob das ein schlauer Schachzug ist? Auf der einen Seite ist die Idee natürlich, dass die Amerikaner einschreiten, wie sie es in Taiwan gemacht haben. Auf der anderen Seite ist in Mainland China schon länger die Propaganda so, dass das eine von außen gesteuerte Geschichte ist. Das bestätigt man damit ja. Na wir werden sehen.
          

Compromís y PSPV renuevan a la dirección de la EMT mientras se dilucida su responsabilidad en el fraude

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El Consejo de Administración de la Empresa Municipal de Transportes (EMT) de Valencia ha renovado este lunes los contratos del equipo directivo de la empresa pública, justo un día antes de que empiece la comisión de investigación -paralela a la policial y judicial- por el robo de cuatro millones de euros a través de ocho transferencias a entidades bancarias de Hong Kong. Compromís y PSPV han ratificado su confianza en el gerente de la EMT Josep Enric García Alemany, cuyo sueldo pasará de 70.000 a 75.000 euros anuales. La oposición -PP, Ciudadanos y Vox- ha votado en contra de esta decisión, aplazada desde la semana pasada, así como de la creación de un nuevo cargo, el de director adjunto, que recaerá en el hasta ahora jefe de gabinete, Toni Martínez, que pasará de percibir 50.000 euros a 60.000 en su nuevo puesto. Según ha informado la compañía en un comunicado, el actual director-gerente cobrará un 40% menos que su antecesor -92.453 euros- y un 60% menos que Jesús Herrero, el director-gerente de la empresa en los años 2005-2012 -126.897 euros-. En una entrevista en Radio Valencia, el alcalde Joan Ribó ha calificado estos incrementos salariales de «subidas normales» ligadas a los acuerdos alcanzados por los trabajadores públicos con el Gobierno. Unos ajustes que se han tenido que hacer justo ahora, según el primer edil, porque los contratos del equipo directivo de la empresa expiraban pronto. De hecho, sus socios de Gobierno del PSPV han condicionado la «renovación provisional» de los dirigentes al resultado de la comisión de investigación. «Si hay que pedir responsabilidades, seremos los primeros que lo haremos; nuestro compromiso está claro y pediremos las responsabilidades que correspondan cuando acabe. Pero ahora no es el mejor momento para dejar descabezada la empresa», ha esgrimido la concejal socialista Elisa Valía, que será la presidenta de ese grupo de trabajo. Valía ha insistido en que este nombramiento no supone un blindaje y ha precisado que si de la comisión se derivan responsabilidades la indemnización por despido sería exactamente igual. Respecto al fraude, Ribó ha explicado que se trata de «una gran estafa» que les tiene «muy preocupados». Un robo fruto de «una casualidad muy extraña», puesto que «había llegado dinero del banco Europeo de Inversiones» para comprar autobuses, al tiempo que el gerente de la EMT estaba de vacaciones y la responsable financiera, de baja por maternidad. Justo las dos firmas que se falsificaron para cometer el fraude. El alcalde ha añadido que «todo indica que se han quebrantado todos los mecanismos de seguridad por una decisión personal», en referencia a la jefa de administración despedida de la empresa y acusada por su presunta implicación en el desvío de dinero. Además, Ribó ha restado importancia a los mensajes de Twitter en los que el presidente de la empresa municipal, Giuseppe Grezzi, insinuaba con «tirar la toalla» . «Tiene todo mi apoyo», ha afirmado sobre su compañero en Compromís, al tiempo que ha señalado que «es muy pronto para determinar el tipo de responsabilidad» política de los responsables del organismo autónomo del Ayuntamiento de la capital. Recuperar el dinero «no es fácil, pero no imposible», ha sentenciado el alcalde. El PSPV, «cómplice directo» Precisamente, el primer edil ha hecho referencia al Pleno extraordinario que la oposición le ha obligado a convocar el próximo 17 de octubre para que explique la situación patrimonial de la empresa de los autobuses públicos. El consejero de Ciudadanos en el Consejo de Administración de la EMT, Narcis Estellés, ha calificado al PSPV de «cómplice directo de la crisis política y directiva» del ente, al haber votado a favor del nombramiento de los directivos. Estellés ha insistido en «la necesidad de intervención de la actividad económico-financiera de la EMT por parte del Ayuntamiento y la revocación de los puntos de votación de directivos y compra exprés de autobuses». «Si estamos pidiendo esta intervención es porque no tenemos confianza en el equipo directivo de Grezzi. No se nos han aceptado las propuestas en base a imposiciones de Grezzi, no hay ningún ningún motivo jurídico», ha matizado el edil. Desde la formación naranja reiteran, además, que «el Tribunal de Cuentas debe dictaminar las responsabilidades derivadas de la estafa». Por su parte, los consejeros del PP han anunciado que impugnarán los acuerdos adoptados porque pueden ser «lesivos» para el interés público. Los ediles Marta Torrado y Carlos Mundina emprenderán acciones legales contra la renovación de los contratos de alta dirección porque «no respetan» los principios de igualdad, publicidad, concurrencia y no discriminación, y consideran que deberían haberse convocado concursos públicos. 164 nuevos autobuses híbridos Además, el Consejo de Administración de la EMT ha aprobado este lunes -con la abstención de PP y con el voto en contra de Ciudadanos y Vox- la compra de 164 autobuses híbridos por un importe de 49,6 millones de euros, que llegarán de manera escalonada en los próximos dos años. El propio Grezzi ha señalado al respecto que la oposición deberá explicar «por qué no quieren que los valencianos disfruten de nuevos modelos de autobuses para mejorar el servicio». Para Grezzi es «otra demostración que no quieren descubrir el origen del fraude ni recuperar el dinero porque así ellos cantarían victoria. Piensan que cuanto peor vaya la EMT, mejor para sus intereses partidistas». «No lo vamos a consentir», ha zanjado. Los populares han argumentado su abstención en que los nuevos vehículos no se pueden convertir en eléctricos y los pliegos no coinciden con lo acordado.
          

10/8/2019: NEWS | WORLD: Mask ban sparks fresh violence

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FURIOUSLY yelling “wearing a mask is not a crime,” tens of thousands of masked protesters hit Hong Kong’s raindrenched streets in defiance of a new ban on facial coverings. Riot police later swept in with tear gas and made arrests as peaceful rallies...
          

Hong Kong police stage show of force on streets, jeered by residents

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Hong Kong police staged a show of force on Monday night in a district hit by some of the most violent clashes with protesters in recent months, but instead of being confronted by demonstrators were jeered by onlookers.

          

Factbox: Fans, U.S. politicians, others react to NBA's China controversy

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) took heavy fire on Monday for saying a weekend tweet by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey, which supported Hong Kong protests for democracy, was "regrettable" and "inappropriate."

          

NBA stirs U.S. hornet's nest, faces China backlash over Hong Kong tweet

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An increasing number of U.S. lawmakers voiced anger on Monday over the NBA's response to a Houston Rockets official's tweet backing Hong Kong democracy protests, raising U.S.-China tensions as talks to end a 15-month trade war resumed.

          

NBA head Adam Silver defends response over tweet uproar

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NBA commissioner Adam Silver defended the league's response to the Houston Rockets general manager's tweet backing Hong Kong democracy protests, telling Japan's Kyodo News that his organization supports freedom of expression without necessarily endorsing a point of view.

          

Hong Kong bourse drops $39 billion bid to buy London Stock Exchange

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Hong Kong's bourse said on Tuesday it has dropped its $39 billion bid to take over London Stock Exchange Group (LSE), saying it had been unable to bring the takeover target's management on board with its unsolicited approach.

          

Stephen A. Smith Pauses Between Bootlicks To Tell Daryl Morey To Grow Up

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Ahead of his radio program this afternoon, Stephen A. Smith clearly thought long and hard about Daryl Morey’s tweet supporting Hong Kong protestors, the ensuing controversy and Morey’s subsequent backtracking, and the large-scale implications of all of the above on relationships between China and U.S.-based…

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The Chinese Government Is Gamergating Daryl Morey

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In summary: On Friday night, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted a fairly bland slogan-like expression of support—“Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong.”—for ongoing protests against the mainland Chinese government’s encroachment on the autonomy of Hong Kong. Because the Rockets are the second-most…

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The NBA Doesn’t Give A Fuck About People

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The NBA already knows the math. The NBA already knows that whatever price it may pay for aligning themselves with the Chinese government against one of its own teams’ employees—all because Rockets GM Daryl Morey tweeted out a show of support for protesters in Hong Kong—will be nothing compared to what they stood to…

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Houston Rockets Face Backlash After Manager Tweets Support For Hong Kong Protests

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The NBA's Houston Rockets are facing backlash in China after the team's general manager tweeted out support for protests in Hong Kong.
          

The NBA should learn from Google China

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By now, you’ve probably heard about the tweet heard ‘round the world, or at least, the part of the world where Mandarin is spoken. The GM of the Houston Rockets basketball franchise wrote a tweet — since deleted — supporting the democracy protesters that have lit up Hong Kong these past few weeks. As Eben […]
          

Répression à Hong Kong : une Europe bien timorée

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Depuis deux mois et demi, des manifestations d'une ampleur sans précédent secouent Hong Kong, ancienne possession britannique rétrocédée à la Chine en 1997. L'empire du Milieu s'était engagé à respecter jusqu'en 2047 un accord qui prévoyait de conserver l'autonomie et les particularités juridiques du territoire. Le président Xi Jinping, partisan d'un retour aux fondamentaux du régime communiste et d'une politique extérieure agressive, ne veut pas attendre une si longue échéance. C'est pourquoi l'exécutif hongkongais de Carrie Lam (aux ordres de Pékin), a « voté » une loi permettant l'extradition des délinquants et criminels vers la Chine continentale, rompant avec l'autonomie juridique de la cité. Très impopulaire, cette mesure a cristallisé la colère des partisans locaux de la démocratie, qui manifestent en masse et semblent bien décidés à ne pas céder aux menaces des autorités chinoises, malgré les tirs à balles réelles de la police qui ont fait un blessé mardi 1er octobre. Bien que le régime ait retiré la mesure contestée, la mobilisation ne faiblit pas et la répression se fait de plus en plus violente.

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Digitalia #490 - Zio Papenone

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Rider della gig economy: saltuari o subordinati? Hvaldmir il beluga spia. Droni e defibrillatori. Apple rifiuta la app dei dissidenti di Hong Kong. Instagram presenta il nuovo Threads. Queste e molte altre le notizie commentate nella puntata di questa settimana.

Dallo studio distribuito di digitalia:
Franco Solerio, Massimo De Santo, Michele Di Maio, Francesco Facconi

Produttori esecutivi:
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L'ombra dell'esercito sulla crisi di Hong Kong

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Per la prima volta, l'esercito Cinese ha mandato un avvertimento ai manifestanti che si erano radunati davanti alla sua base ad Hong Kong.


          

Trump reportedly promised Xi he'd stay quiet on Hong Kong protests during trade talks

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Trump publicly called on China to investigate his political rival, and CNN reports a June phone call in which Trump raised Biden and told President Xi he'd stay quiet on Hong Kong protests during trade talks. John Harwood says Trump is selling America's
          

NBA's controversy with China is all about money, shouldn't be surprising to anyone, Jesse Watters says - Fox News

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  1. NBA's controversy with China is all about money, shouldn't be surprising to anyone, Jesse Watters says  Fox News
  2. China suspends business ties with NBA's Houston Rockets over Hong Kong tweet  CNN
  3. The World’s Wokest Sports League Bows to China  The New York Times
  4. Houston, We Have a China Problem  The Wall Street Journal
  5. Opinion: The NBA was staring down a China problem with or without Daryl Morey's tweet  Los Angeles Times
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What? No way. Apple? Censoring iOS 13 to appease China? Gosh. How shocking. Who'd have thought it?

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iGiant declines to Taiwan on for Hong Kong and Macau

Apple is under fire for kowtowing to Beijing and removing references to Taiwan in the localized versions of iOS 13 for Hong Kong and Macau in China.…


          

Bogut dives into NBA, Hong Kong, South Park firestorm

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Star Australian basketballer Andrew Bogut has waded into the storm sparked by the Houston Rockets' GM after his public support for protests in Hong Kong.
          

SEC orders Block.one to pay $24 million penalty for unregistered ICO

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On September 30, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced a settlement with Block.one#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/21354&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com, a blockchain technology company with operations in Virginia and Hong Kong, for conducting an unregistered initial coin offering (“ICO”) that raised several billion dollars’ worth of Ether from June 2017 through June 2018. The SEC alleged that Block.one#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/21354&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com, a Cayman Islands-registered company, offered and sold 900 million digital assets (the “Tokens”) to the general public. The Tokens were sold in Dutch-style auctions on the EOS.IO website, a website launched by Block.one#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/21354&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com, and also distributed through a smart contract. There were no transfer restrictions on the Tokens, which began trading through online trading platforms soon after the initial distribution. Block.one#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/21354&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com intended to use the proceeds from the ICO for general operating expenses and to develop EOSIO software aimed at increasing blockchain transaction efficiency. The Tokens…
          

Event: Hong Kong's eco-conscious Shi Fu Miz Festival features eclectic electronic acts, art and workshops this Oct - Hong Kong Free Press

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Event: Hong Kong's eco-conscious Shi Fu Miz Festival features eclectic electronic acts, art and workshops this Oct  Hong Kong Free Press
          

Nets Owner Joe Tsai Didn’t Seem Political. Until Now. - The New York Times

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  1. Nets Owner Joe Tsai Didn’t Seem Political. Until Now.  The New York Times
  2. China suspends business ties with NBA's Houston Rockets over Hong Kong tweet  CNN
  3. Houston, We Have a China Problem  The Wall Street Journal
  4. The World’s Wokest Sports League Bows to China  The New York Times
  5. Opinion: The NBA was staring down a China problem with or without Daryl Morey's tweet  Los Angeles Times
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USM decora el restaurante Huarte, en el Museo de la Universidad de Navarra, inspirándose en el mar

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USM decora el restaurante Huarte, en el Museo de la Universidad de Navarra, inspirándose en el mar

La marca de muebles modulares USM, ha sido la elegida por el diseñador Santos Bregaña para decorar el restaurante Huarte, ubicado en el Museo Universidad de Navarra proyectado por el arquitecto Rafael Moneo.

La propuesta del restaurante, con una gran vinculación marítima, pretende llevar el mar a Pamplona. Bregaña, interesado en la parte ritual y antropológica de la comida, combina funcionalidad e imaginación, con la narración de historias.

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El diseño del restaurante Huarte, con el suelo de basalto negro, es una alegoría de la oscuridad del mar, sobre la que se va construyendo un relato: estrellas en los vidrios, fotografías del mar, nubes de tela, lámparas móviles que evocan a los mástiles de los barcos...

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Dentro del restaurante se encuentra un aparador construido con el Sistema Modular USM Haller en color negro, que sirve tanto para almacenar los cubiertos, la mantelería y la cristalería, como para separar los espacios interiores.

De esta manera se logra crear una zona más informal apartada de la sala del restaurante. Aunque para mi, claramente lo más llamativo es el techo con las lámparas, que consigue un efecto visual realmente original y casi hipnótico, ¿no os parece?

Más información | USM y Museo Universidad de Navarra

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La semilla de la discordia en Hong Kong

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La historia desatiende en ocasiones a los personajes capitales. Chan Tong-Kai es apenas una nota a pie de página en la crónica de los peores disturbios en décadas en Hong Kong a pesar de haberlas generado y ser probablemente su único beneficiado. Chan saldrá en libertad este mes tras un año escaso en la cárcel por matar a su novia, descuartizarla, apretar los restos en una maleta y arrojarlos en un parque durante unas vacaciones en Taiwán.

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Alarma en la NBA por la crisis surgida entre China y los Houston Rockets

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La contundente respuesta dada por China a los Rockets de Houston de romper todo tipo de relación de trabajo e intercambio comercial después de la controversia surgida tras el apoyo que el gerente general del equipo tejano, Daryl Morey, dio a través del twitter a los manifestantes de Hong Kong, ha encendido las alarmas en las oficinas de la NBA.

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Origin Legal: Commercial Litigation Lawyer

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Highly competitive salary, benefits, relocation: Origin Legal: 3-5 years’ pqe Commercial Litigation/Dispute Resolution lawyer – UK/Commonwealth qualified – Hong Kong-based – No Chinese language requirements. Th... Hong Kong (HK)
          

Methodologies mapping of the community museum project’s socially engaged art and design practices

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Title: Methodologies mapping of the community museum project’s socially engaged art and design practices Authors: Siu, KC Abstract: The work constitutes a series of methodological analysis (in form of visual mappings) of the author's past and current socially engaged art and design projects, which had attempted to link photography, drawing and visual design with community studies and social activism; The visual maps exhibit the methodological explanation of the author's community design processes of various projects , namely, A ) Street as the Museum: Lee Tung Street (2005, HK) , B) The Museum of Complaints (2010, South Korea ), C) The Riverside Scene of Local Agriculture , (2011 , HK) and D) the timely documentation of the "complaints" (a street scene in three stages) during the Hong Kong Occupy Movement (2014, HK); In creating these projects, the author and his team, the Community Museum Project, employed different approaches of community engagement and participatory design to arrive at the visual outcomes, which had, in turn, become unique visual objects for public persuasion (see examples of A) B), C) and D of the above respectively). These approaches, visually expressed as exhibits, illustrated how E. Wenger's (1998) model of Communities of Practice could be applied in real life activism contexts, both in Hong Kong and Anyang, South Korea. This particular 2014-15 Exhibition, organized by the Association of Visual Art of Taiwan, and the Centre for Research and Development of the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, was the first of its kind to survey relevant socially engaged creative practices in Taiwan and Hong Kong since the 2000s. It surveys the different approaches in socially engaged art, participatory design, and social curating currently prevail in the cultural, arts and design circle in the region, (and where the Community Museum Project is considered one of the pioneers.)
          

The visual and material culture of Hong Kong protests

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Title: The visual and material culture of Hong Kong protests Authors: Siu, KC Abstract: The deliverables constitutes a series of photographic and panoramic documentation of the Hong Kong "Umbrella/ Occupy Movement" in 2014. It constitutes a sequel of work, relating to the "material culture of protests" the author has been studying since the It employs visual research methods, such as "photo stocktaking" (an approach developed by the author's art collective, the Community Museum Project), "visual anatomizing" and information design to make detailed documentation of the makeshift facilities and barricades constructed by the protestors during the Umbrella Movement; The extensive and detailed images collection of the occupy facilities is developed into a series of visual anatomy of the place making features in situ. This series of work also attempted to archive the "manifestations of political expressions" or banners and handbills posted on the public arenas during the Umbrella Movement; The series of work is exhibited in the Objection! Protest by Design Exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany (26-29 May 2016) The panoramic videos were subsequently loaned to the German Institute for international andSecurity Affairs ( Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik ) for further research use. A visual essay of the exhibit details is to be published in Jilly Traganou (Ed.) (in press) Design and Political Dissent: Space, Objects, Materiality. Routledge. This body of work becomes part of the author's long term research endeavour in documenting and analysing the visual and material cultures of political protests in Hong Kong.
          

Kevin O'Brien hits 124 as Ireland beat Hong Kong in Twenty20 international

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Kevin O'Brien is the first player to hit a Twenty20 century for Ireland - with 124 off 62 balls - as they beat Hong Kong in the five-team tournament in Oman.
          

Terrifying moment US journalist is held by Hong Kong police in violent scramble - Daily Mail

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  1. Terrifying moment US journalist is held by Hong Kong police in violent scramble  Daily Mail
  2. Hong Kong: Clashes as first charges brought under face mask ban law  The Guardian
  3. Hong Kong government threatens internet ban to curb violence  Daily Mail
  4. The right to protest does not extend to acting like a terrorist  Telegraph.co.uk#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/23894&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
  5. Beijing will have its revenge on Hong Kong  Financial Times
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Theqoo: Thành viên Bangtan kiệt sức sau phần trình diễn (MAMA 2017)

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Sân khấu hôm đó phải gọi là huyền thoại đấy, nhưng các thành viên diễn xong đều kiệt sức cả
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- Đây là video quay cảnh họ trở về từ sân khấu ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ Rồi chưa kịp nghỉ ngơi họ lại lên nhận giải ngay ㅠㅠㅠ

- Sân khấu MAMA 2017 của Bangtan vưa huyền thoại vừa đau lòng

- Ôi tui cũng nhớ hôm đó, phần trình diễn thực sự rất tuyệt

- Vẫn nhớ các thành viên đổ mồ hôi nhiều lắm luôn ㅋㅋㅋㅋ Dù rất khó nhưng họ đã cố gắng hết sức... Sân khấu hôm đó đúng là huyền thoại 

- Huyền thoại thực sự ㅜㅜ Mị đã rất ngạc nhiên và thấy ngưỡng mộ họ hơn sau màn trình diễn đó ㅠㅠ

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- Ôi... Mị đang xem lại sân khấu của Bangtan nè, họ vẫn hát live dù nhảy mạnh như vậy đó, điên rồi…

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Un tweet polémique sur Hong Kong et c'est toute la NBA qui tremble face au marché chinois

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"NBA - Petit tweet pour grande conséquence. Après un message de soutien aux manifestants de Hong Kong posté par le directeur général des Houston Rockets, la Ligue a fait des pieds et des mains pour rattraper la situation et ainsi éviter de se fermer un marché chinois primordial."
          

Hong Kong opens for business after violent long weekend, braces for more protests

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Hong Kong opened for business on Tuesday after a violent long weekend, with its metro rail system only partially functioning and authorities warning residents they may have trouble commuting due to widespread vandalism of infrastructure.

          

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says no plans to use emergency powers for other laws

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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday her administration had no plans to use emergency powers for the introduction of other laws and that the Chinese territory was equipped to handle the current situation on its own as the city braced for further demonstrations through the week.

          

Hong Kong bourse scraps $39 billion play for London Stock Exchange

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Hong Kong's bourse on Tuesday dropped its unsolicited $39 billion bid for London Stock Exchange Group (LSE), conceding it hadn't won over LSE management for a move that could have transformed both global financial services businesses.

          

Hong Kong police stage show of force on streets, jeered by residents

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Hong Kong police staged a show of force on Monday night in a district hit by some of the most violent clashes with protesters in recent months, but instead of being confronted by demonstrators were jeered by onlookers.

          

Factbox: Fans, U.S. politicians, others react to NBA's China controversy

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) took heavy fire on Monday for saying a weekend tweet by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey, which supported Hong Kong protests for democracy, was "regrettable" and "inappropriate."

          

NBA stirs U.S. hornet's nest, faces China backlash over Hong Kong tweet

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An increasing number of U.S. lawmakers voiced anger on Monday over the NBA's response to a Houston Rockets official's tweet backing Hong Kong democracy protests, raising U.S.-China tensions as talks to end a 15-month trade war resumed.

          

NBA head Adam Silver defends response over tweet uproar

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NBA commissioner Adam Silver defended the league's response to the Houston Rockets general manager's tweet backing Hong Kong democracy protests, telling Japan's Kyodo News that his organization supports freedom of expression without necessarily endorsing a point of view.

          

Yoshitomo Nara Work Sells for $25 M. in Hong Kong, Blasting Through Artist Record

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Nara's previous top mark, for $4.45 million, was set in May at Christie’s in Hong Kong. Read More

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Lam says Chinese military could step in if uprising gets bad

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HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam warned Tuesday that the Chinese military could step in if an uprising for democratic reforms that has rocked the city for months “becomes so bad” but reiterated the government still hopes to resolve the crisis itself. Lam urged foreign critics to accept that the four months […]
          

Lam says Chinese military could step in if uprising gets bad

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HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam warned Tuesday that the Chinese military could step in if an uprising for democratic reforms that has rocked the city for months “becomes so bad” but reiterated the government still hopes to resolve the crisis itself. Lam urged foreign critics to accept that the four months […]
          

Hong Kong stock exchange drops bid to buy London exchange

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HONG KONG (AP) — The Hong Kong stock exchange on Tuesday formally dropped its bid to buy its London counterpart after the European exchange rejected the surprise offer. Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd. said it was “unable to engage” with managers of the London Stock Exchange Group. That followed the London exchange’s public rejection […]
          

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The NBA Feels a Backlash in China After a Tweet Supporting Hong Kong.
          

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Daryl Morey’s Hong Kong Tweet Has Put His Rockets GM Job in Limbo.
          

The wait is over: Celebrated perfume house Goutal Paris lands in Hong Kong

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An opulent, Parisian-style storefront has popped up on Paterson Street, bringing the elegant, Champagne-hued arches typical of French...
          

Game over: Hong Kong bourse pulls $39 billion play for London Stock Exchange

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Hong Kong's bourse on Tuesday scrapped its unsolicited $39 billion approach for London Stock Exchange Group (LSE) after failing to convince LSE management to back a move that could have transformed both global financial services giants.

          

Hong Kong leader says no plan to use emergency powers for other laws

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Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday her administration had no plans to use colonial-era emergency powers to introduce new laws, after a long weekend of violent protests saw widespread defiance of a ban on face masks.

          

Carrie Lam Vows to Stop ‘Limitless and Lawless’ Violence in Hong Kong

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Carrie Lam Vows to Stop ‘Limitless and Lawless’ Violence in Hong Kong(Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said her government could handle growing violence without intervention by Beijing, but didn’t rule out seeking China’s help or invoking further emergency measures.“I still strongly feel that we should find the solution ourselves,” Lam told reporters Tuesday before a meeting of the city’s Executive Council. “That’s also the position of the central government that Hong Kong should tackle the problem on our own. But if the situation becomes so bad, then no option should be ruled out if we want Hong Kong to at least have another chance.”Lam said that her visit to Beijing for China’s National Day parade on Oct. 1 had been brief and didn’t include any business meetings with central government officials.Lam condemned protesters’ violence and attacks on businesses, after demonstrators vandalized shops and paralyzed the city’s transit system in some of the worst unrest of the past four months. She said authorities would offer support to industries affected by the movement and called for developers and store owners to provide relief measures.“This kind of violence has become limitless and lawless,” she said. The city government “will use its greatest determination to halt these violent acts,” she said.Stressing the impact to Hong Kong’s economy after four months of pro-democracy protests, she said that visitor arrivals to the Asian financial hub had dropped by more than 50% year on year during the Oct. 1-6 National Day holiday period, when the city is usually packed with tourists.The fierce clashes -- and the specter of Beijing deploying its People’s Liberation Army troops in the city -- have drawn condemnation and concern from officials from the U.S., the U.K. and others.On Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump warned Beijing that trade talks between the two sides could suffer if the country does anything “bad” to try and end protests in Hong Kong. “They have to do that in a peaceful manner,” he told reporters at the White House.The weekend’s unrest followed Lam’s decision to ban protesters from wearing masks under a colonial-era law that could also be used to detain and arrest protesters and censor publications. She didn’t rule out the possibility of further measures under the Emergency Regulations Ordinance, which was last used more than a half century ago to put down leftist riots.“We are faced with such a changing situation,” Lam said. “What I can assure you is the government will take a very serious view and very careful assessment before the ERO is to be invoked again.”The city’s subway network shut down over the weekend as radical protesters clashed with police, throwing Molotov cocktails and bricks at police officers and vandalizing banks and train stations. Many businesses shut down, and video footage showed a taxi driver dragged out and beaten by demonstrators after accusations he’d driven into a crowd of protesters.The dramatic scenes -- including the shooting of a second protester -- were the latest in four months of anti-China demonstrations opposing since-scrapped extradition legislation that have morphed into the most serious challenge to Beijing’s rule since Hong Kong returned to Chinese control in 1997.Lam has previously took the blame for the “entire unrest,” after withdrawing her ill-fated proposal to allow extraditions to mainland China. Last week, she condemned radical protesters and saying mask ban was required in the face of unending violence.“It is too early to say that the anti-mask law is not effective. For any new policy or new legislation, it will take time for it to be effectively implemented,” Lam said Tuesday. “If a piece of legislation has been enacted, but people refuse to abide by the law, then of course we have a problem at hand.”To contact the reporters on this story: Iain Marlow in Hong Kong at imarlow1@bloomberg.net#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/29239&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com;Shawna Kwan in Hong Kong at wkwan35@bloomberg.net#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/29239&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Brendan Scott at bscott66@bloomberg.net#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/29239&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com, Karen LeighFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/29239&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



          

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says no plans to use emergency powers for other laws

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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday her administration had no plans to use emergency powers for the introduction of other laws and that the Chinese territory was equipped to handle the current situation on its own as the city braced for further demonstrations through the week.

          

Hong Kong bourse scraps $39 billion play for London Stock Exchange

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Hong Kong's bourse on Tuesday dropped its unsolicited $39 billion bid for London Stock Exchange Group (LSE) , conceding it hadn't won over LSE management for a move that could have transformed both global financial services businesses.

          

Hong Kong opens for business after violent long weekend, braces for more protests

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Hong Kong opened for business on Tuesday after a violent long weekend, with its metro rail system only partially functioning and authorities warning residents they may have trouble commuting due to widespread vandalism of infrastructure.

          

Hong Kong bourse drops $39 billion bid to buy London Stock Exchange

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Hong Kong's bourse said on Tuesday it has dropped its $39 billion (31.7 billion pounds) bid to take over London Stock Exchange Group (LSE) , saying it had been unable to bring the takeover target's management on board with its unsolicited approach.

          

Hong Kong Exchanges drops $39 billion offer to buy LSE

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Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd said on Tuesday it will not make an offer for London Stock Exchange Group , a month after it unveiled a $39 billion (31.7 billion pounds) takeover approach for the bourse operator.

          

ผู้ประท้วงฮ่องกง 2 รายถูกจับกุมเซ่นกฎหมายห้ามสวมหน้ากากเป็นครั้งแรก

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หลังการชุมนุมต่อเนื่องมาหลายสัปดาห์ ล่าสุดรัฐบาลฮ่องกงออกมาตรการใหม่เพื่อบีบผู้ชุมนุม ซึ่งหนึ่งในนั้นก็คือการบังคับใช้กฎหมายห้ามสวมหน้ากาก โดยมีผู้ประท้วง 2 รายถูกจับด้วยข้อหานี้เป็นครั้งแรกและเพิ่งได้รับการประกันตัวในวันจันทร์นี้ (7 ต.ค.)

ทิวทัศน์ของฮ่องกงในปี 2009 (ที่มาของภาพประกอบ: Flickr/Bernard Spragg. NZ/Public Domain)

ทางการฮ่องกงจับกุมและตั้งข้อหาผู้ประท้วงด้วยกฎหมายห้ามสวมหน้ากากเป็นครั้งแรกในวันที่ 7 ต.ค. ที่ผ่านมาก่อนที่จะอนุญาตให้มีการประกันตัวผู้ประท้วง 2 คนนี้

ทางการอ้างกฎหมายห้ามสวมหน้ากากมาใช้ตั้งข้อหาพวกเขาซึ่งกฎหมายดังกล่าวเป็นส่วนหนึ่งของ "บัญญัติสถานการณ์ฉุกเฉิน" (Emergency Regulations Ordinance) ที่มีมาตั้งแต่สมัยฮ่องกงยังเป็นอาณานิคมของอังกฤษ และมีบทลงโทษจำคุกสูงสุด 1 ปี

ฮ่องกงฟรีเพรสระบุว่านี้เป็นครั้งแรกที่มีการบังคับใช้กฎหมายนี้ โดยที่ผู้ประท้วง 2 รายถูกตั้งข้อหาในการพิจารณาที่ศาลอีสเทิร์นมาจีสเตรทคอร์ทเมื่อช่วงเช้าของวันที่ 7 ต.ค. วันเดียวกับที่มีเทศกาลชงโหย่งที่มีการเคารพบรรพบุรุษคล้ายเทศกาลเชงเม้ง โดยในช่วงที่มีการพิจารณาคดีนั้นมีผู้ประท้วงราว 100 คนไปปรากฏตัวที่ศาลเพื่อให้กำลังใจผู้ที่ถูกจับกุมในครั้งนี้

ผู้ที่ถูกจับกุมในครั้งนี้มีนักศึกษาชายอายุ 18 ปี กับหญิงอายุ 38 ปี พวกเขาถูกจับกุมตั้งแต่วันที่ 5 ต.ค. ที่ผ่านมาในย่านกวนตง ทางการยังตั้งข้อหาชุมนุมอย่างผิดกฎหมายกับพวกเขาด้วย โดยหลังจากมีการพิจารณาคดีในศาลพวกเขาก็ได้รับอนุญาตประกันตัวและสั่งให้มีการเลื่อนพิจารณาคดีไปเป็นวันที่ 18 พ.ย. ที่จะถึงนี้ โดยที่ผู้ถูกจับกุมไม่ได้รับอนุญาตให้ออกจากฮ่องกงและต้องปฏิบัติตามกฎห้ามออกนอกเคหะสถานในช่วงเวลาระหว่าง 5 ทุ่ม ถึง 6 โมงเช้า รวมถึงต้องรายงานตัวตัวตำรวจ 1 ครั้งต่อสัปดาห์

อย่างไรก็ตามมีการฟ้องร้องเพื่อต่อสู้ในเรื่องนี้ โดยเป็นการต่อศาลสูงเพื่อให้มีการต่อต้านกฎหมายการห้ามหน้ากาก

รัฐบาลฮ่องกงประกาศบังคับกฎใหม่นี้ตั้งแต่วันที่ 4 ต.ค. ที่ผ่านมา ซึ่งเป็นการสร้างความไม่พอใจให้ผู้ชุมนุมมากยิ่งขึ้น เดอะการ์เดียนระบุว่ามีประชาชนหลายหมื่นคนยังคงเดินขบวนท่ามกลางสายฝนในย่านใจกลางของฮ่องกงและในหลายๆ ย่านเพื่อต่อต้านกฎหมายนี้และต่อต้านความรุนแรงของตำรวจ ซึ่งมีคนส่วนใหญ่ยังคงสวมหน้ากากเพื่อแสดงการขัดขืนต่อข้อบังคับใหม่ ในช่วงบ่ายมีการใช้แก็สน้ำตาจากตำรวจเพื่อพยายามสลายการชุมนุมส่วนผู้ชุมนุมก็เริ่มทำลายข้าวของๆ กลุ่มธุรกิจที่เชื่อว่าเป็นธุรกิจที่สนับสนุนจีนแผ่นดินใหญ่ รวมถึงมีบางส่วนทำให้เกิดความเสียหายต่อรถไฟใต้ดิน

ทั้งนี้รัฐบาลฮ่องกงยังได้สั่งปิดสถานีรถไฟใต้ดินในวันจันทร์ซึ่งเป็นวันหยุดราชการ ทำให้ผู้ประท้วงแสดงความไม่พอใจทั้งจากเรื่องที่การปิดสถานีรถไฟเป็นการสกัดกั้นคนไม่ให้รวมตัวกันชุมนุมหรือสลายตัวได้ และไม่พอใจที่ตำรวจใช้กำลังโจมตีผู้ชุมนุมจากในสถานีรถไฟใต้ดิน

การประกาศใช้บัญญัติสถานการณ์ฉุกเฉินนี้ไม่เคยมีมาก่อนเลยนับตั้งแต่ช่วงครึ่งศตวรรษที่ผ่านมาจนถึงตอนนี้และไม่มีมีการประกาศใช้เลยหลังจากที่อังกฤษส่งเกาะฮ่องกงให้อยู่ใต้การปกครองของจีนในปี 2540 มีข้อกังวลว่าการบังคับใช้มาตรการนี้จะทำให้ผู้บริหารสูงสุดของฮ่องกง แคร์รี หลำ มีอำนาจอย่างไร้ขอบเขต นักวิจารณ์กล่าวว่าการบังคับใช้กฎหมายบัญญัติสถานการณ์ฉุกเฉินนี้ขาดความชอบธรรมและเป็นก้าวแรกไปสู่เผด็จการอำนาจนิยม อย่างการบีบบังคับควบคุมชีวิตประจำวันของประชาชน

ในช่วงที่มีการประกาศบังคับใช้บัญญัติสถานการณ์ฉุกเฉิน แคร์รี หลำ ยังเปรยไว้ว่าถ้าหากยังคงมีการประท้วงดำเนินต่อไปทางรัฐบาลอาจจะใช้มาตรการที่หนักข้อกว่านี้รวมถึงการบังคับใช้เคอร์ฟิว

คริส แพทเทน อดีตผู้ว่าการรัฐฮ่องกงคนสุดท้ายก่อนที่ฮ่องกงจะอยู่ภายใต้การปกครองของจีนเป็นหนึ่งในผู้ที่วิพากษ์วิจารณ์มาตรการใหม่นี้ โดยบอกว่าแคร์รี หลำ ใช้วิธีการหนักข้อเกินไป พูดเน้นถึงเรื่องที่ตำรวจติดอาวุธทำให้เยาวชนบาดเจ็บสาหัส อีกทั้งยังเตือนว่าสถานการณ์อาจจะยกระดับมากขึ้นกว่าเดิมถ้าหากแคร์รี หลำ ยังไม่ยอมเจรจากับผู้ชุมนุม โดยเฉพาะผู้ชุนมุมที่ประท้วงอย่างสงบ

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Two Hong Kong protesters charged with violating anti-mask law released on bail, Hong Kong Free Press, 07-10-2019

Hong Kong protests: first charges brought under laws banning face masks, The Guardian, 07-10-2019

Violence grips Hong Kong as Lam activates emergency powers, The Guardian, 04-10-2019

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Response to NBA executive’s Hong Kong tweet shows the rift between China and U.S.

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Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey’s tweet in support of Hong Kong protesters has promoted a backlash, calls of boycott from Chinese fans.
          

How the hell can we be congratulating these Commies for seven decades of massacre and depravities?

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While Trump Congratulates Communist China on Its 70th Anniversary, Senate Republicans Condemn It
President Donald Trump marked the 70th anniversary of the “People’s Republic” with the following congratulatory tweet: “Congratulations to President Xi and the Chinese people on the 70th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China!”
But Senate Republicans have marked the anniversary with condemnation of the regime.
Missouri senator Josh Hawley: “Seventy years ago, the Chinese Community Party seized power from the Chinese people. Since then, its ruthless rule has resulted in the deaths of millions of its own citizens.”
Arkansas senator Tom Cotton: “To see the price of the PRC’s anniversary celebration, look no further than what’s happening in Hong Kong: a ceaseless war against those who wish to live in freedom. From the Great Leap Forward to the Cultural Revolution to the camps in Xinjiang today, it has been a ghoulish 70 years of Chinese Communist Party control.”
Nebraska senator Ben Sasse: “Today Chinese tyrants celebrated 70 years of communist oppression with their typically brutal symbolism: by sending a police officer to shoot a pro-democracy protester at point-blank range. The freedom-seekers in Hong Kong mourn this anniversary, and the American people stand with them against those who deny their God-given dignity.”
Rod's Comment: I understand that the government of China is not as bad as they were during the Great Leap Forward when they caused massive starvation that killed millions as they implemented a fantasy of entering the modern industrial age by requiring farmers to smelt their farm implements.

They are not as bad as they were during the Cultural Revolution in which thousands were murdered and many more were abused and sent to reeducation camps for wearing reading glasses or owning Classical records or books.

I understand that they are not now following an orthodox Communist economic model  but have adopted elements of a market economy. I understand that the Chinese people have more freedom of expression than they did when everyone wore drab Mao suits. I understand we have to work with them. I understand Trump wants a better trade policy.

While they may not be as bad as in the past, they are still evil. They are a one-party authoritarian regime, trampling liberty in Hong Kong and expanding their boundaries and turning much of Africa into client states.

It is unfortunate that Trump has a soft spot for tyrants.  I long for the age of Ronald Reagan when we had a president with the courage and convictions to call a despotic regime, "the evil empire."
          

HKEX drops £32bn bid for LSE after charm offensive fails

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Comment on HKmap Live Rejected From the App Store by Bloomberg: Apple Is Reviewing Rejection of App That Allows Users to Track Protests in Hong Kong — Pixel Envy

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[…] protestor activity in the “second system” separately-governed region of Hong Kong. This isn’t the first time that Apple has made a decision that gives the appearance of appeasing an authoritarian government […]
          

10/7/2019: WORLD: Chinese troops warn protesters

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HONG KONG • The Chinese military issued an unprecedented warning Sunday amid another night of violence in Hong Kong, as masked protesters risked tear gas and arrest to march in defiance of an emergency ban on face coverings. As initially peaceful mass...
          

NBA Statement About Hong Kong Tweet Translated Differently on Its Chinese Social Media Account

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The league addressed the Houston Rockets general manager's tweet in support of the Hong Kong protests
          

How a Quickly-Deleted Tweet About China Got Pretty Much Everyone Mad at the NBA

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The owner of the Houston Rockets tweeted support for the Hong Kong protesters
          

Hong Kong, Lam: militari Cina se proteste peggiorano

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'Dovremmo trovare soluzione da soli, ma nessuna opzione esclusa'

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<p>ABC’s <em>World News Tonight</em> was the only broadcast network evening newscast to completely ignore the sweeping and bipartisan outrage against the NBA for their kowtow to communist China’s totalitarian censorship policies. That news blackout came after their <em>Good Morning America</em> segment which boosted Chinese outrage at Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey for daring to support pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. Of course, ABC is own by Disney, who routinely submits themselves to China’s censorship.</p>
          

Houston Rockets Coach Blasted By NBA, China for Pro-Hong Kong Tweet

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<p>It seems traditional American, pro-democratic values may be less important to the NBA than its Chinese revenue. Distancing itself from Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey over his support for Hong Kong in its battle against the authoritarian Chinese state was apparently the league’s latest smart money move.</p>
          

NBA General Manager’s Support For Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protesters Sets Off Firestorm

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[guest post by Dana] To its shame, the NBA has chosen profit over moral rightness by kowtowing to the Chinese government with expressed regret for the Houston Rocket’s GM’s public support for Hong Kong protesters. Daryl Morey’s now-deleted tweet read, simply: “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong.” One expects this reaction from China when […]
          

10/7/2019: NEWS | WORLD: Hong Kong protesters ignore mask ban, fears of violence

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HONG KONG - Covering their faces with black surgical masks, Guy Fawkes disguises, dish towels and even paper bags, tens of thousands in Hong Kong marched in the territory’s two main districts in defiance of a government ban on face masks, despite fears...
          

The scale of the Hong Kong protests is insane

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The NBA–Hong Kong Controversy Suggests History Isn’t Ending How We’d Planned

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Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted support for Hong Kong’s protest movement Friday. Chinese companies responded by ending their sponsorships of the Rockets. Morey and the NBA swiftly apologized for offending Chinese fans.

          

10/8/2019: TEXT MANIACS: JOKE OF THE DAY

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Our traumatised & abandoned ex-services should return to UK in dinghies. They would be welcomed by a daisy-chain of do-gooders. Den, Perth ❑ Loads of news about hong kong and remainers and Greens protests, yet nothing about thousands of forces...
          

Pearl Harbor

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Esta es la descripción que nos ofrece en el canal de youtube CEDMT ECUADOREl ataque a Pearl Harbor fue una ofensiva militar sorpresa efectuada por la Armada Imperial Japonesa contra la base naval de los Estados Unidos en Pearl Harbor, Hawái, en la mañana del 7 de diciembre de 1941. El ataque pretendía ser una acción preventiva destinada a evitar la intervención de la Flota del Pacífico de los Estados Unidos en las acciones militares que el Imperio del Japón estaba planeando realizar en el Sudeste Asiático contra las posesiones ultramarinas del Reino Unido, los Países Bajos y los propios Estados Unidos. Los japoneses hicieron coincidir esta ofensiva con el ataque a las posesiones del Imperio Británico en Malasia, Singapur y Hong Kong, todas las cuales estaban ya en su poder a mediados de febrero de 1942





          

Fresh protests as mask ban upheld by Hong Kong court

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Yvonne Murray, Reporter in Beijing reports on the latest clashes in Hong Kong between anti-government demonstrators and police.
          

10/8/2019: Around The World: HSBC to Cut 10,000 more Posts: Report

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Hong Kong: HSBC is planning to lay off up to 10,000 staff, a report said on Monday, just weeks after announcing the resignation of its chief executive and the cutting of 4,000 posts citing a weak global outlook. The latest losses, mostly in high-paid...
          

10/8/2019: Around The World: 2 Protesters Charged in 1st Use of HK’s New Mask Ban

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Two protesters were charged on Monday with violating Hong Kong’s new ban on wearing masks at rallies. An 18-year-old student and a 38-year-old unemployed woman were the first to be prosecuted under the ban, which came into force on Saturday. Detained...
          

Apple Hides Taiwan Flag in Hong Kong

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Why Hong Kong people should preserve traditional characters

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The magic of Chinese characters. Another reason why #HongKong people should preserve traditional characters. pic.twitter.com/ss3v4#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/42521&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comUEVZh — Rachel Cheung (@rachel_cheung1) October 5, 2019 The "gate" 門 radical scrawled above and to the sides of the character for "west" 西, pronounced "hi" in Cantonese, where it also signifies female genitals, references the composite, polysyllabic character discussed in […]
          

Hongkongin pörssi heitti hanskat tiskiin: Ei aio enää ostaa Lontoon pörssiä

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Hongkongin pörssiä operoiva Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) luopuu yrityksestään ostaa Lontoon pörssiä pyörittävä London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG). HKEX kertoi syyskuussa tekevänsä 36 miljardin euron ostotarjouksen lontoolaisyhtiöstä. HKEX:in hallituksen puheenjohtaja sanoi tarjousta tehdessään, että kauppa yhdistäisi Aasian ja Euroopan suurimmat finanssikeskukset. LSEG torjui kuitenkin yllättäen ja odottamatta tulleen tarjouksen suoralta käsin ja […]
          

Daryl Morey, China, and the NBA | Heat Check

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Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey caused international ripples on Friday night after sending a since-deleted tweet in support of protesters in Hong Kong. Facing fierce backlash from the Chinese government and businesses, the NBA finds itself in a delicate balance between protecting business interests and freedom of expression.

Read John Gonzalez’s reporting on this story here.


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Hong Kong abandons bid for London Stock Exchange - live updates

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Brooklyn Nets Owner Doesn't Think It's A Good Idea For Anyone In NBA To Support Hong Kong Protesters

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Joe Tsai at the Barclays Center

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The NBA should learn from Google China

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By now, you’ve probably heard about the tweet heard ‘round the world, or at least, the part of the world where Mandarin is spoken. The GM of the Houston Rockets basketball franchise wrote a tweet — since deleted — supporting the democracy protesters that have lit up Hong Kong these past few weeks. As Eben […]
          

Manifestations à Hong Kong : L’exécutif n’écarte pas l’idée d’appeler Pékin à l’aide

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Hong Kong : le gouvernement envisage de limiter l’accès à internet

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Hong Kong : le gouvernement envisage de limiter l’accès à internet

          

Tweet polémique sur Hong Kong: la NBA s'excuse et provoque un tollé aux Etats-Unis

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A coup d'excuses, le basket américain a tenté lundi de calmer la situation avec la Chine après un tweet de soutien aux manifestants de Hong Kong posté par le directeur général de la franchise texane des Houston Rockets, une attitude très critiquée aux Etats-Unis.
          

The NBA is facing a clash between its business interests and brand identity in China

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The league finds itself caught between a Chinese rock and a democratic hard place.

Yesterday, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted—then quickly deleted—an image that said “fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong,” in support of the ongoing pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. The Rockets are one of the most popular NBA teams in China, so Morey’s tweet did not go over well with the government there, many fans, and the team’s Chinese sponsors and business partners. Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta quickly responded with a tweet of his own.

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Hong Kong still reeling after violent weekend

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Hong Kong struggled to recover on Monday, with the metro only partially functioning and infrastructure extensively damaged, after scores of protesters were arrested in violent clashes overnight that drew the first warning from the Chinese military.
          

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Several Chinese businesses are suspending ties with the Houston Rockets after the American basketball team' s general manager expressed support for Hong Kong' s pro-democracy protests. Daryl Morey set off a firestorm in China over the weekend when he posted an image on Twitter that read, " Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong." Tensions between Hong Kong and Beijing, which controls the former British colony, have been fueled by months of political unrest. The backlash from China followed quickly. The Chinese Basketball Association said Sunday it would suspend all cooperation with the Texas-based team. The association' s chairman is Yao Ming, a former Rockets player.


 


          

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Several Chinese businesses are suspending ties with the Houston Rockets after the American basketball team' s general manager expressed support for Hong Kong' s pro-democracy protests. Daryl Morey set off a firestorm in China over the weekend when he posted an image on Twitter that read, " Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong." Tensions between Hong Kong and Beijing, which controls the former British colony, have been fueled by months of political unrest. The backlash from China followed quickly. The Chinese Basketball Association said Sunday it would suspend all cooperation with the Texas-based team. The association' s chairman is Yao Ming, a former Rockets player.


 


          

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NBA Statement About Hong Kong Tweet Translated Differently on Its Chinese Social Media Account

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The league addressed the Houston Rockets general manager's tweet in support of the Hong Kong protests
          

Hong Kong leader says no plan to use emergency powers for other laws

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Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday the government had no plans at present to use colonial-era emergency powers to introduce more new laws, after a long weekend of violent protests saw widespread defiance of a ban on face masks.

          

Sports brand Vans removes Hong Kong sneaker in design competition

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U.S. sports brand Vans removed "a small number" of submissions in a global sneaker design competition, including one featuring a yellow umbrella and people wearing helmets and masks, as the company distanced itself from months-long protests in Hong Kong.

          

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says no plans to use emergency powers for other laws

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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday her administration had no plans to use emergency powers for the introduction of other laws and that the Chinese territory was equipped to handle the current situation on its own as the city braced for further demonstrations through the week.

          

Your Travel Guide To Canggu, Bali: Where To Stay, Eat & Explore

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Heading to underrated Canguu? Here’s what you need to know! Canggu is Bali’s boho paradise for surfers, yogis, foodies, digital nomads and dog lovers alike, so it’s no wonder it’s been on everyone’s lips recently. Having escaped the splashy mainstream trend that has transformed Kuta, Seminyak and increasingly Ubud, this dreamy seaside town has taken […]

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Know Your Body: Learn How To Correctly Perform A Breast Self-Exam

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It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means it’s time to check yourself and know what “normal” feels like to you and your body. It’s never easy to acknowledge the impact of the “C” word, but in the developed world, one in eight women develop breast cancer at some point in their lives. It’s the most common […]

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The Best Coffee Shops In Wan Chai

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Looking for the best Wan Chai coffee shops? Here’s where to get your caffeine fix in the area. The Wan Chai district may still be known for its bars and nightlife, but in recent years the area has seen the opening of countless restaurants, including many coffee shops. Those that live, work and play in […]

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10 Global Christmas Holiday Destinations For 2019

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The holidays will be here before you know it, what have you got planned? Can you hear that? The distant sound of sleigh bells, tinsel and reindeer hooves? Yup, that’s right, December is around the corner and holidays await! This small collection of public holidays, with a few annual leave days sprinkled in for good […]

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Celebrate Spanish National Day With Red Sugar At Kerry Hotel Hong Kong!

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This October, Kerry Hotel Hong Kong is throwing an array of exclusive events for Spanish National Day, full of tasty tapas, Flamenco dancing and Spanish drinks. Looking for things to do this October? As one of our favourite places in the city to enjoy a drink, Red Sugar at Kerry Hotel Hong Kong is always […]

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5 Alternative Art Shows To Catch This October

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Are you ready for your next culture fix? Check out these alternative Hong Kong art shows. With the return of the Asia Contemporary Art Show, October looks set to be a big month for arty happenings. But what if you’re looking to break away from the crowd and experience an art show with a difference? […]

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New On Netflix: What To Watch In October

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Everything coming to Netflix Hong Kong this October. In many ways, October is the perfect month for staying in and binge-watching to your heart’s content. Junk season is drawing to a close, the weather has cooled and there’s a slight calm before the flurry of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year activities that’ll soon be upon […]

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Glow Spa & Salon Has Given Itself A Fancy Upgrade

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The popular spa and salon has doubled in size and relocated to new premises! We all like to reinvent ourselves every now and again, whether it’s with a new haircut, wardrobe upgrade or a bold lip, so why should one of our favourite spas and salons be any different? Multiple award-winning Glow has not only […]

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Mimosas To Martinis: Where To Drink In Hong Kong This October 2019

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From the latest bar openings, to happy hours, new drinks menus and more, here’s where we’ll be drinking this month! October may mean the start of autumn, but in Hong Kong it definitely signifies the perfect time to enjoy a drink or two at one of the city’s best rooftop and outdoors bars. The slight […]

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HOT NEW TABLES October 2019: New Restaurants in Hong Kong

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From dim sum and Thai street food, to burritos and burgers, here are latest restaurants that are set to open in Hong Kong this October. Because Hong Kong’s dining scene is ever changing, we want to give you a heads up about all of the restaurants that are set to open in our city this […]

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Wheelock sees dismal sales of new flats at Lohas Park after weekend of protest carnage in Hong Kong

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A batch of new flats at a project in Tseung Kwan O failed to hit the mark with buyers on Monday as increasingly volatile anti-government protests continued to rattle sentiment in the world’s most expe ... - Source: www.scmp.com#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/51391&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
          

Henderson Land to loan 100,000 sq ft of farmland to Hong Kong government for temporary housing

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Henderson Land Development, the city’s third-biggest private landowner, said on Friday that it was considering offering 100,000 square feet of farmland in Kam Tin, New Territories, to the government f ... - Source: www.scmp.com#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/51400&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
          

Sun Hung Kai plans to increase supply of flats by 56 per cent at Yuen Long, Cheung Sha Wan residential projects

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Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) has filed an application with the Hong Kong government to increase the capacity of two residential projects by a combined 56 per cent, as the government struggles to inc ... - Source: www.scmp.com#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/51402&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
          

Hong Kong protests weigh on office market as available space in Central rises to 14-year high, rents fall 3.2 per cent

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The outlook for Hong Kong’s property market is bleak after rents for grade A office space in Central “softened significantly” and availability climbed to a 14-year high in the third quarter.Cushman & ... - Source: www.scmp.com#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/51417&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
          

A collection of homes to match your lifestyle

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[Sponsored Article] Far East Organization, together with its Hong Kong-based sister company Sino Group, is one of Asia’s largest real estate groups. Far East Organization has been contributing to the ... - Source: www.scmp.com#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/51419&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
          

Hong Kong’s desperate homeowners slash prices by 20 per cent after unprecedented violence on National Day

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There are signs of further softening in Hong Kong’s property market. Homeowners are slashing prices by more than 20 per cent as buyers are reluctant to commit to big purchases and banks reduce the val ... - Source: www.scmp.com#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/51421&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
          

Lam says Chinese military could step in if uprising gets bad

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Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam warned Tuesday that the Chinese military could step in if an uprising for democratic reforms that has rocked the city for months ...
          

Untangling the web of the Rockets, the NBA and China

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Outrage spread in China after the Houston Rockets' general manager tweeted support for Hong Kong protesters. Here's the NBA's relationship with China, explained.
          

Hong Kong's Lam says Chinese military could step in if uprising worsens

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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warned Tuesday the Chinese military could step in if an uprising for democratic reforms in the city worsens, but she reiterated the government still hopes to resolve the crisis on its own without seeking mainland intervention.
          

Hong Kong Stock Market Retracts Offer to Buy London Exchange

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With both cities facing big political challenges, and with the London stock market preferring to cooperate with Shanghai, Hong Kong's bid quickly failed.
          

Thousands protest mask ban as Hong Kong leader toughens stance

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Defiant masked protesters rampaged, police fired tear gas, and a teen was wounded by gunfire hours after Hong Kong’s embattled leader banned masks at rallies, invoking rarely used emergency powers to quell four months of anti-government demonstrations.

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After teen protester shot in chest, Hong Kong police slammed as ‘trigger-happy and nuts'

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Hong Kong office workers and schoolmates of a teenage demonstrator shot at close range in the chest by a police officer rallied Wednesday to condemn police tactics and demand accountability.

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Bent on placating China, Apple bans a Hong Kong police location app

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For Apple, China is a complicated matter. One of its largest revenue markets despite the singe-digit share, and the country where iPhone are made, the relationship with China always sits at the top of Tim Cook's agenda,

So much so that, when the White House administration began prepping for the current tough trade negotiating period with China, instead of lambasting the President as most other tech companies affected did, Tim Cook inserted himself as an indispensable adviser on the tariff matter.

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Senators pile on the NBA for yielding to China over Rockets GM's pro-Hong Kong tweet

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Chuck Schumer and Marco Rubio criticized the NBA for its response to Rockets GM Morey's pro-Hong Kong tweet that set off uproar in China.
          

Without a trace: SoNy ‘sponsors’ disappear

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NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 7 – On August 7, 2019, cash-strapped SoNy Sugar signed what they thought would be a fortune-changing sponsorship deal with Hong Kong based company Quantdragon, but just two months down the line, the so-called sponsors have disappeared without a trace. So dire is the financial situation at the South Nyanza based team […]

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Hong Kong opens for business after violent long weekend, braces for more protests

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Hong Kong opens for business after violent long weekend, braces for more protestsHong Kong opened for business on Tuesday after a violent long weekend, with its metro rail system only partially functioning and authorities warning residents they may have trouble commuting due to widespread vandalism of infrastructure. The Chinese-ruled city braced for more demonstrations through the week and embattled leader Carrie Lam was due to address the media at a weekly news conference on Tuesday morning after the most violent clashes in around four months of anti-government unrest. The protests, which show no sign of abating, pose the biggest popular challenge to Chinese President Xi Jinping since he came to power in 2012.



          

Chinese state TV halts NBA preseason China game broadcasts

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BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state broadcaster CCTV will no longer air NBA preseason games set in China after Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted an image that supported anti-government demonstrations in Hong Kong. CCTV also said Tuesday in a statement posted to the official social media account of its sports channel that it is […]
          

Hong Kong leader says economy taking a hit from protests

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HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s economy is taking a beating from months of increasingly violent protests, the city’s embattled leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday. Lam, addressing reporters after a long weekend of more turmoil, said tourism arrivals were down by half and that hotels and retailers were suffering. Hong Kong’s third quarter economic data […]
          

Hong Kong leader says economy taking a hit from protests

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HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam says the city’s economy is being battered by months of increasingly violent protests. Lam, the Beijing-backed chief executive of the semi-autonomous region, told reporters Tuesday that tourism arrivals were down by half. She said economic data for the last quarter were also likely to be […]
          

Asian shares rise despite worries on US-China talks

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TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Tuesday despite continuing worries about the health of the global economy ahead of trade talks between the U.S. and China. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 1.0% to 21,587.78 and Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 added 0.5% to 6,593.40. South Korea’s Kospi gained 1.2% to 2,045.90. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng climbed 0.7% […]
          

European stocks reverse course as trade anxiety takes over; LSE tumbles

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European shares gave up early gains on Tuesday as worries about upcoming high-level U.S.-China trade negotiations build, while the London Stock Exchange was on course for its worst day since 2016 after Hong Kong's bourse abandoned its bid for the company.

          

LSE leads FTSE 100 lower as Hong Kong bourse nixes bid

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Britain's main index fell on Tuesday, dragged down by shares in LSE after the Hong Kong bourse dropped its takeover bid, while weak updates from recruiters and budget airline easyJet pressured midcaps.

          

Hong Kong bourse pulls plug on $39 bln play for London Stock Exchange

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Hong Kong's bourse on Tuesday scrapped its unsolicited $39 billion approach for London Stock Exchange Group (LSE) after failing to convince LSE management to back a move that could have transformed both global financial services giants.

          

Hong Kong leader says no plan to use emergency powers for other laws

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Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday the government had no plans at present to use colonial-era emergency powers to introduce more new laws, after a long weekend of violent protests saw widespread defiance of a ban on face masks.

          

PageGroup warns on 2019 profit as macroeconomic problems persist

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British recruiter PageGroup Plc warned on Tuesday its annual operating profit will be lower than previously forecasted, hit by Brexit, the ongoing Hong Kong protests and signs that growth in continental Europe could be slowing.

          

Sports brand Vans removes Hong Kong sneaker in design competition

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U.S. sports brand Vans removed "a small number" of submissions in a global sneaker design competition, including one featuring a yellow umbrella and people wearing helmets and masks, as the company distanced itself from months-long protests in Hong Kong.

          

Timeline: LSE - A story of failed mega-mergers

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Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) has scrapped its unsolicited $39 billion approach for London Stock Exchange Group after failing to convince LSE management to back a move that would have transformed both financial services giants.

          

Robert Walters' profit hit by Brexit, trade tensions

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Recruiter Robert Walters Plc said on Tuesday it does not expect its annual earnings to grow this year as geo-political problems such as Brexit, the U.S.-China trade spat and violent protests in Hong Kong puts a squeeze on hiring.

          

NBA chief laments "economic impact" as Chinese TV nixes broadcast plan

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Commissioner Adam Silver backs Houston Rockets general manager's right to free speech, but admits the damage caused by a single tweet about Hong Kong "will take some time to heal"
          

O'Brien century takes Ireland to convincing win over Hong Kong

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Ireland Men’s first Test match centurion became Ireland Men’s first T20 International centurion today,
          

Binod Bhandari's half-century takes Nepal to 4-wicket win in their first pentangular series match

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Hong Kong cancels Wine & Dine Festival amid protests

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The Hong Kong Tourism Board has announced the cancellation of this year’s Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival amid escalating anti-government protests that have entered a fifth month. Source: Vino-joy

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Hong Kong's Leader Warns 'No Options Ruled Out' If Protests Continue

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Despite the veiled threat that China's military could intervene in the territory, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said she still believes that the people of Hong Kong "should find solutions ourselves."
          

Chinese state TV won't air NBA preseason games set in China and will review cooperation with NBA after Hong Kong tweet

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Gadis Hong Kong Ini Rempuh Rusuhan&Kesesakan Peroleh Hidayah.

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SELEPAS solat Maghrib, seorang gadis Cina Hong Kong sanggup menempuh rusuhan dan kesesakan lalu lintas (semasa demontrasi Hong Kong kini p.) untuk bertemu dengan kami di Masjid Ammar Siddick Radju di Wan Chai.
Perbincangan kami berlangsung hampir tiga jam di mana beliau bertanyakan banyak soalan untuk mendapatkan kepastian.
Menurut beliau, dahulunya beliau bersekolah di sekolah Katolik dan kerana sering terdedah dengan ajaran Katolik di sekolah, maka beliau menganut agama Katolik memandangkan ramai guru dan rakan sekolahnya juga menganut Katolik.
Namun setelah meningkat remaja, beliau sering tertanya-tanya siapakah #jesuschrist sebenarnya? Adalah beliau ini tuhan ataupun manusia? Andai dia adalah tuhan maka kenapa tuhan begitu lemah mati disalib? 

Jikalau dia manusia, bagaimana kematiannya boleh menebus dosa manusia? Kenapa Adam yang melakukan kesalahan dan saya pula yang berdosa? Bukankah pepatah Cina mengatakan, ‘Yat Yan Cho Xi Yat Yan Dong’ (individu yang melakukan salah dialah yang bertanggungjawab)?
Maka dia mengambil keputusan untuk tidak dibaptiskan dan tidak lagi mengakui dirinya Katolik namun beliau masih mempercayai kewujudan Tuhan.
Beliau gemar melancong dan juga mengunjungi kelab hiburan serta meminum arak tetapi menurutnya entah kenapa secara tiba tiba dua tahun kebelakangan ini minatnya semakin pudar untuk berhibur.
Selain itu beliau merasa jemu meminum arak dan di atas nasihat guru yoganya yang belum Muslim, atas faktor kesihatan beliau berhenti memakan daging khinzir. Soalan paling penting beliau adalah;
“Adalah saya telah percaya dan bersedia menjadi Muslim? Adakah Tuhan akan menerima saya? Saya risau saya tidak dapat menjadi Muslim yang sempurna.”
Lalu saya menjawab dengan bertanya soalan;
“Anda mempunyai alasan yang cukup hari ini untuk tidak berjumpa dengan kami. Anda sanggup mengharungi perjalanan yang jauh, risiko rusuhan dan sekatan jalan raya polis demi hadir bertemu kami. Apakah orang yang tak percaya dan tidak bersedia sanggup melakukan seperti anda?”
Beliau menggelengkan kepalanya sambil berkata;
“Saya berkata kepada diri saya tadi sebelum keluar dari rumah, walau apapun, andai terpaksa mati sekalipun, saya nak jumpa anda juga hari ini untuk mendapatkan jawapan dan membuat keputusan.”
Saya menyambung jawapan saya lagi,
“Tahukah kamu Allah berfirman (dalam hadis Qudsi) iaitu apabila kita berjalan kepadaNya Allah akan berlari kepada kita? Seperkara lagi Nabi Sallalahu Alaihi Wasalam bersabda bahawa apa yang kita buat, buat yang terbaik. Sebagai muallaf, buat yang terbaik dan berubah secara berperingkat. Berubah dan maju walaupun 1mm setiap hari dan selepas 10 hari anda akan maju 10mm. Ya 1mm sehari di sisi manusia bukan tidak nampak tetapi Allah nampak dan tahu kemampuan kita. Buat yang terbaik untukNya.”
Alhamdulilah akhirnya beliau dengan rela hati mengucapkan kalimah syahadah.
Barang siapa yang ikhlas mencari nescaya akan dikurniakan hidayah oleh Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala. Insya-Allah sahabat kita di Islamic Union of Hong Kong akan terus membimbing beliau.
Doakan agar beliau dikurniakan kekuatan berhadapan dengan kehidupan sebagai seorang Muslim dan doakan juga agar kita dan zuriat keturunan kita menjadi asbab hidayah buat manusia lain.

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Kerajaan Sedia Jual PLUS Pula.

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PERDANA Menteri Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad ketika sidang media pada Mesyuarat Ketiga Penggal Kedua Parlimen ke-14 di Bangunan Parlimen. - Foto BERNAMA


KL: Kerajaan bersedia menjual PLUS Malaysia Bhd (PLUS) jika nilainya bersesuaian dengan bidaan ditawarkan, kata Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Bagaimanapun, Perdana Menteri berkata kerajaan akan tetap memastikan masih memiliki kepentingan saham di dalam syarikat berkenaan walaupun sudah dijual.
“Apa-apa bidaan oleh sesiapa akan dikaji kerajaan. Kalau mengikut kehendak kita, kita akan layan permintaan.
“Kita boleh jual tetapi kena ada tempat (kepentingan) juga untuk kita punya,” katanya pada sidang media di lobi Parlimen, hari ini.
Beliau mengulas kesediaan firma Hong Kong, RRJ Capital, membuat tawaran tunai baharu bernilai RM3.5 bilion untuk membeli 100 peratus kepentingan PLUS.
Sebelum ini, RRJ Capital menawarkan RM3 bilion untuk membeli saham PLUS.
PLUS dimiliki oleh UEM Group dengan pegangan saham 51 peratus dan Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja (KWSP) yang memiliki baki 49 peratus.
Ketika ditanya kemungkinan penjualan saham PLUS akan menghilangkan pendapatan kerajaan, Dr Mahathir berkata, kerajaan mempunyai jawatankuasa khas untuk menilai perkara itu.
“Kita ada jawatankuasa yang memerhati masalah hutang dan pembayarannya dan mereka akan memberi pertimbangan, sebarang cadangan untuk mengurangkan hutang negara,” katanya.
Sementara itu, mengulas cadangan pelbagai pihak supaya diwujudkan semula Cukai Barang dan Perkhidmatan (GST), Perdana Menteri berkata perkara itu tidak dibincangkan pada peringkat kerajaan.
Katanya, sebelum ini beliau berkata kerajaan sedia mewujudkan semula GST jika itu yang dimahukan rakyat, sebagai menjawab soalan dibangkitkan pemberita.
"Kita tidak lakukan perbincangan lagi. Itu (laksana semula GST) saya ditanya oleh media dan saya jawab.
"Cuma kalau timbul permintaan daripada rakyat, kita sensitif kepada kehendak rakyat, kita akan kaji. Tapi tidak ada kajian yang dibuat pada waktu ini.
"Masa saya menjawab itu belum ada persidangan Majlis Presiden Pakatan Harapan (PH)," katanya.
Ditanya perkembangan bidaan Japan Airlines Co Ltd (JAL) untuk membeli kepentingan ekuiti dalam Malaysia Airlines (MAS), Perdana Menteri berkata terdapat banyak pembida yang berminat termasuk pelabur tempatan.
"Ia bergantung kepada Khazanah (Nasional Bhd) untuk buat keputusan," katanya. (BH)


Setinggan 'Kebal' Masih Ada Di S'ngor? Ini..

          

China’s CCTV shuns NBA games after Houston Rockets manager’s tweet on Hong Kong

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Chinese firms have also halted partnerships with the Texas-based team.
          

Hong Kong stock exchange drops £32bn bid for LSE

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Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing said it would not be making a firm offer after failing to win over the LSE board.
          

Hong Kong leader says China’s military could intervene if uprising continues

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Carrie Lam added that she still hoped that the problem could be resolved internally.
          

Hong Kong protesters defy face mask ban – video

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Demonstrators in Hong Kong wore face masks on Sunday in defiance of a new law imposed after the government invoked colonial-era emergency powers. Protesters, who could face a year in prison for hiding their faces, threw teargas canisters back at police as tens of thousands marched through central Hong Kong

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La Bourse de Hong Kong renonce à sa tentative de rachat de celle de Londres

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La Bourse de Hong Kong (HKEX) a annoncé mardi qu’elle renonçait à sa tentative audacieuse de rachat du London Stock Exchange (LSE), que la place londonienne avait rejetée mi-septembre. Dans un communiqué, le Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) s’est dit mardi « déçu » de devoir retirer sa proposition, mais estimé que c’était dans l’intérêt de […]

Cet article La Bourse de Hong Kong renonce à sa tentative de rachat de celle de Londres est apparu en premier sur Epoch Times.


          

Hong Kong: le gouvernement envisage de limiter l’accès à internet

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Hong Kong democracy protesters arrested for defying a new face mask ban appeared in court on Monday following a violent weekend of unrest which saw bloody clashes with police and widespread vandalism that crippled the city's train network.

Cet article Hong Kong: le gouvernement envisage de limiter l’accès à internet est apparu en premier sur Epoch Times.


          

China’s CCTV shuns NBA games after Houston Rockets manager’s tweet on Hong Kong

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Chinese firms have also halted partnerships with the Texas-based team.
          

Hong Kong stock exchange drops £32bn bid for LSE

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Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing said it would not be making a firm offer after failing to win over the LSE board.
          

Hong Kong leader says China’s military could intervene if uprising continues

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Carrie Lam added that she still hoped that the problem could be resolved internally.
          

Hong Kong Exc.& Clrg : Statement regarding London Stock Exchange Group

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7:00 AM: Statement regarding London Stock Exchange Group

          

Eight Asian Talents in the Race for Busan Festival’s Kim Ji-seok Award

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Eight films chosen from Busan’s ‘A Window on Asian Cinema’ strand will vie for the festival’s annual Kim Ji-seok award this year. The award was instituted in 2017 in memory of late Busan international Film Festival programmer Kim Ji-seok, who nurtured a generation of emerging Asian talent during his tenure. From Hong Kong, Ray Yeung, […]
          

Borsa,Hong Kong rinuncia a Londra-Milano - Ultima Ora - Agenzia ANSA

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  1. Borsa,Hong Kong rinuncia a Londra-Milano - Ultima Ora  Agenzia ANSA
  2. Borsa: Hong Kong rinuncia a offerta su Londra e Milano, il titolo Lse precipita  La Repubblica
  3. La Borsa di Hong Kong rinuncia all’acquisto di Londra e Milano  Lettera43
  4. La società che controlla la borsa di Hong Kong ha rinunciato all’acquisizione delle borse di Londra e Milano  Il Post
  5. Tramonta la maxi fusione Londra-Hong Kong, titolo Lse a picco  Il Sole 24 ORE
  6. Visualizza copertura completa su Google News

          

Japanese Speaking Management Trainee - Global Financial Institution - JAC Recruitment Hong Kong Co., Limited

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Salary: Salary provided, ---- yr of exp, posted on 08 Oct 2019 08:59:00
          

Manager, Business and Investment Support Services [JDB/MBISS/191008] - Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation

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Salary: Salary provided, 6 yr of exp, posted on 08 Oct 2019 08:05:00
          

Senior Insurance Sales - Randstad Hong Kong Limited

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NBA Kisses Communist Ass

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Shouldn't come as a surprise.  The MONEY is far more important than piddly-ass principles.

...Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has tried to defuse the rapidly growing fallout over his deleted tweet that showed support for Hong Kong anti-government protesters, saying he did not intend to offend any of the team’s Chinese fans or sponsors.

A short time after Morey posted that statement, the NBA said it was “regrettable” that the deleted tweet offended many in China. That followed several companies in China, including some of the NBA’s major business partners there, lashing out over Morey’s original tweet.

The uproar started when Morey tweeted an image that read: “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong.”...

"Major business partners" = NBA-gear sweatshops.

Maybe Silver should move the NBA offices to Peking.  That's "woke," ya'know.
          

Mejor Película Internacional: 93 países, un récord, luchan ya por el Oscar

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Ya es oficial: este año el Oscar a la Mejor Película Internacional, base su récord participipantes con un total de 93 países en liza por la estatuilla. La surcoreana 'Parásitos' parte como gran favorita para el Oscar. Su mayor rival podría ser 'Dolor y Gloria', con la que Pedro Almodóvar puede devolver al cine español a la categoría 15 años después del triunfo de 'Mar Adentro'.

ASPIRANTES YA ANUNCIADAS
Albania (0 nominaciones): 'The Delegation' de Bujar Alimani.
Alemania (20 nominaciones, 3 Oscars): 'Systemsprenger' de Nora Fingscheidt. Ganador del Alfred Bauer del Festival de Berlín.
Arabia Saudí (0 nominaciones): 'The Perfect Candidate' de Haifaa Al-Mansour. Presente en la Sección Oficial del Festival de Venecia.
Argelia (5 nominaciones, 1 Oscar): 'Papicha' de Mounia Meddur. Presente en Un Certain Regard de Cannes.
Argentina (7 nominaciones, 2 Oscars): 'La odisea de los giles' de Sebastián Borensztein.
Armenia (0 nominaciones): 'Lenghty Night' de Edgar Baghdasaryan.
Austria (4 nominaciones, 2 Oscars): 'Joy' de Sudabeh Mortezai.
Bangladesh (0 nominaciones): 'Alpha' de Nasiruddin Yousuff.
Bélgica (7 nominaciones): 'Nuestras madres' de César Díaz. Ganadora de la Cámara de Oro en el Festival de Cannes.
Bielorrusia (0 nominaciones) : 'Debut' de Anastasiya Miroshnichenko.
Bolivia (0 nominaciones): 'Tu Me Manques' de Rodrigo Bellott.
Bosnia (1 nominación, 1 Oscar): 'The Son' de Ines Tanovic.
Brasil (4 nominaciones): 'La Vida Invisible de Eurídice Gusmão' de Karim Aïnouz. Ganadora de Un Certain Regard en el Festival de Cannes.
Bulgaria (0 nominaciones): 'Aga' de Milko Lazarov. 
Camboya (1 nominación): 'In the Life of Music' de Caylee So & Sok Visal.
Canadá (7 nominaciones, 1 Oscar): 'Antingone' de  Sophie Deraspe.
Chile (2 nominaciones, 1 Oscar): 'Araña' de Andres Wood.
China (2 nominaciones): 'Ne Zha' de Yu Yang.
Colombia (1 nominación): 'Monos' de Alejandro Landes. Mención especial del Festival de Sundance.
Corea del Sur (0 nominaciones): 'Parásitos' de Boong Jon-ho. Ganadora de la Palma de Oro en el Festival de Cannes y finalista del Premio del Público del Festival de Toronto.
Costa Rica (0 nominaciones): 'El Despertar De Las Hormigas' de Antonella Sudasassi.
Croacia (0 nominaciones): 'Mali' de Antonio Nuic.
Cuba (1 nominación): 'Un traductor' de Rodrigo y Sebastián Barriuso.
Dinamarca (12 nominaciones, 3 Oscars): 'Queen of Hearts' de May el-Toukhy. Premio del Público en el Festival de Sundance.
Ecuador (0 nominaciones): 'La mala noche' de Gabriela Calvache.
Egipto (0 nominaciones): 'Poisonous Roses' de Fawzi Saleh.
Eslovaquia (0 nominaciones): 'Let There Be Light' de Marko Škop.
Eslovenia (0 nominaciones): 'History of Love' de Sonja Prosenc. Mención especial en el Festival de Karlovy Vary.
España (19 nominaciones, 4 Oscars): 'Dolor y gloria' de Pedro Almodóvar. Premio al mejor actor en el Festival de Cannes.
Estonia (1 nominación): 'Truth and Justice' de Tanel Toom.
Etiopía (0 nominaciones): 'Running Against The Wind' de Jan Philipp Weyl.
Filipinas (0 nominaciones): ''Dagsin' de Atom Magadia.
Finlandia (1 nominación): 'Stupid Young Heart' de Selma Vilhunen.
Francia (39 nominaciones, 12 Oscars): 'Los Miserables' de Ladj Ly. Ganadora del Premio del Jurado del Festival de Cannes.
Georgia (1 nominación): 'Shindisi' de Dito Tsintsadze.
Ghana (0 nominaciones): 'Azali' de Kwabena Gyansah.
Grecia (5 nominaciones): 'When Tomatoes Met Wagner' de Marianna Economou.
Honduras (0 nominaciones): 'Café con sabor a mi tierra' de Carlos Membreño.
Hong Kong (2 nominaciones): 'The White Storm 2 - Drug Lords' de Herman Yau.
Hungría (10 nominaciones, 2 Oscars): 'Those Who Remained' de Barnabás Toth.
India (3 nominaciones): 'Gully Boy' de Zoya Akhtar.
Indonesia (0 nominaciones): 'Memoirs Of My Body' de Garin Nugroho.
Irán (3 nominaciones, 2 Oscar): 'Finding Farideh' de Kourosh Ataee & Azadeh Moussavi.
Irlanda (0 nominaciones): 'Gaza' de Garry Keane y Andrew McConnell.
Islandia (1 nominacion): 'A White, White Day' de Hlynur Pálmason. Presente en la Semana de la Critica del Festival de Cannes.
Israel (10 nominaciones): 'Incitement' de Yaron Zilberman.
Italia (31 nominaciones, 14 Oscars): 'El traidor' de Marco Bellocchio. Presente a concurso en el Festival de Cannes.
Japón (16 nominaciones, 4 Oscars): 'El tiempo contigo' de Makoto Shinkai.
Kazajistán (0 nominaciones): 'Golden Throne' de Rustem Abdrashev.
Kenia (0 nominaciones): 'Subira' de Ravneet Chadha.
Kirguistán (0 nominaciones): 'Aurora' de Bekzat Pirmatov.
Kosovo (0 nominaciones): 'Zana' de Antoneta Kastrati.
Letonia (0 nominaciones): 'The Mover' de Dāvis Sīmanis.
Líbano (2 nominaciones): '1982' de Oualid Mouaness.
Lituania (0 nominaciones): 'Bridges of Time' de Kristine Briede y Audrius Stonys.
Luxemburgo (0 nominaciones): 'Tel Aviv on Fire' de Sameh Zoabi.
Macedonia del Norte (1 nominación): 'Honeyland' de Tamara Kotevska y Ljubomir Stefanov. Ganadora del Gran Premio del Jurado en Sundance.
Malasia (0 nominaciones=: 'M for Malaysia' de Dian Lee e Ineza Roussille.
Marruecos (0 nominaciones): 'Adam' de Maryam Touzani. Presente en Un Certain Regard del Festival de Cannes.
México (9 nominaciones, 1 Oscar). 'La Camarista' de Lisa Avilés.
Mongolia (0 nominaciones): 'The Steed' de Erdenebileg Ganbold
Montenegro (0 nominaciones): 'Neverending Past' de Andro Martinovic.
Nepal (1 nominación): 'Bulbul' de Binod Paudel.
Nigeria (0 nominaciones): 'Lionheart' de Genevieve Nnaji.
Noruega (5 nominaciones): 'Out Stealing Horses' de Hans Petter Moland. Premio a la mejor constribución artística por la fotografía en el Festival de Berlín.
Países Bajos (7 nominaciones, 3 Oscars): 'Instinct' de Halina Reijn.
Pakistán (0 nominaciones): 'Laal Kabootar' de Kamal Khan.
Palestina (2 nominaciones): 'It Must Be Heaven' de Elia Suleiman. Ganadora del premio al mejor guion del Festival de Cannes.
Panáma (0 nominaciones): 'Todos cambiamos' de Arturo Montenegro.
Perú (1 nominación): 'Retablo' de Álvaro Delgado - Aparicio.
Polonia (11 nominaciones, 1 Oscar): 'Corpus Christi' de Jan Komasa.
Portugal (0 nominaciones): 'A Herdade' de Tiago Guedes. Presente en la competición del Festival de Venecia.
Reino Unido (2 nominaciones): 'El niño que domó el viento' de Chiwetel Ejiofor.
República Checa (6 nominaciones, 2 Oscars): 'The Painted Bird' de Václav Marhoul. Presente en la competición del Festival de Venecia.
República Dominicana (0 nominaciones): 'El proyeccionista' de Jose María Cabral.
Rumanía (0 nominaciones): 'The Whistlers' de Corneliu Porumboiu. Seleccionada a concurso en el Festival de Cannes.
Rusia (7 nominaciones, 1 Oscar): 'Beanpole' de Kantemir Balagov. Ganadora del Fipresci y el premio a la mejor dirección de Un Certain Regard del Festival de Cannes.
Senegal (0 nominaciones): 'Atlantics' de Mati Diop. Ganadora del Gran Premio del Jurado en el Festival de Cannes.
Serbia (0 nominaciones): 'King Peter of Serbia' de Petar Ristovski.
Singapur (0 nominaciones): 'A Land Imagined' de Yeo Siew Hua. Ganadora del Leopardo de Oro en Locarno.
Sudáfrica (2 nominaciones, 1 Oscar): 'Knuckle City' de Jahmil X. T. Qubeka.
Suecia (16 nominaciones, 3 Oscars): 'And Then We Danced' de Levan Aki. Presente en la Quincena de Realizadores del Festival de Cannes.
Suiza (5 nominaciones, 2 Oscars): 'El despertar de Motti Wolkenbruch' de Michael Steiner.
Tailandia (0 nominaciones): 'Inhuman Kiss' de Sitisiri Mongkolsir.
Taiwán (3 nominaciones, 1 Oscar): 'Dear Ex' de Chih-Yen Hsu y Mag Hsu.
Túnez (0 nominaciones): 'Dear Son' de Mohammed Ben Attia. Presente en Orizzonti en el Festival de Venecia.
Turquía (0 nominaciones): 'Commitment' de Semih Kaplanoğlu.
Ucrania (0 nominaciones): 'Homeward' de Nariman Aliev. Presente en Un Certain Regard del Festival de Cannes.
Uruguay (0 nominaciones): 'Así habló el cambista' de Santiago Veiroj.
Uzbekistán (0 nominaciones): 'Hot Bread' de Umid Khamdamov.
Venezuela (0 nominaciones): 'Yo imposible' de Patricia Ortega.
Vietnam (1 nominación): 'Furie' de Lê Văn Kiệt.
          

松任谷由美 (Yumi Matutoya) Hong Kong Night Sight

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松任谷由美 (Matutoya Yumi) Hong Kong  Night  Sight 


          

松任谷正隆 MASATAKA MATUTOYA 's Hong Kong Night Sight 「1977」

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松任谷正隆 MASATAKA   MATUTOYA  's  Hong  Kong Night  Sight 


          

Pourquoi vous ne verrez pas de publicités politiques sur TikTok

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TikTok est soupçonnée de censurer certains sujets comme les manifestations à Hong Kong.

L’article Pourquoi vous ne verrez pas de publicités politiques sur TikTok est apparu en premier sur FrenchWeb.fr#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/69058&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com.


          

Hong Kong Government Considering Internet Ban to Stop Protests

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Paul Joseph Watson | Mimicking how Chinese authorities routinely block web to stifle unrest.
          

Violent protests continue in Hong Kong after anti-mask law comes into effect

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CNBC | Hong Kong’s anti-mask law incited another weekend of mass protests.
          

10/7/2019: News | International: First protesters face prison for defying mask ban

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TWO protesters — an 18-year-old student and a 38-year-old woman — today became the first people to be charged with violating Hong Kong’s new ban on wearing masks at rallies. The ban came into force on Saturday under emergency powers aimed at quashing...
          

Hong Kong Attitude - Isurus Gaming

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e-Sports. League of Legends
          

Iraq - Hong Kong

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Football. 2022 World Cup Qualification. Asia
          

Hong Kong threat: Carrie Lam warns Chinese military could be called in

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Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam has warned that the Chinese military could step in if an uprising for democratic reforms that has rocked the city for months "becomes so bad" but reiterated the government still hopes to resolve the crisis...
          

Hong Kong no está en América Latina

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Víctor Hugo Becerra: Los ciudadanos de Hong Kong dan hoy una muestra, real, ejemplar, de valentía cívica y respeto a la libertad a los más bien fantasmales y esquivos ciudadanos latinoamericanos.
          

China to stop airing pre-season NBA games

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Controversy over team official’s tweet backing Hong Kong protests extends to league
          

Apple censure l'émoji du drapeau taïwanais pour les utilisateurs iOS de la ville de Hong-Kong mais il y a toujours un moyen de l'utiliser

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Apple censure l'émoji du drapeau taïwanais pour les utilisateurs iOS de la ville de Hong-Kong
mais il y a toujours un moyen de l'utiliser

Dans une récente mise à jour d'iOS 13.1, le système d'exploitation pour iPhone d'Apple, la société aurait retiré l'emoji du drapeau taïwanais de son clavier pour les utilisateurs iOS de la ville de Hong Kong. Ceci aurait été une décision impulsée par le gouvernement chinois qui tente d'établir sa souveraineté sur les zones qu'elle considère sous son contrôle....
          

Hong Kong bans face masks at public assemblies

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The decision by Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam is intended to make it more difficult for protesters to hide their identities and thereby discourage further protests.
          

NBA chief backs 'free expression' after Hong Kong tweet furore

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The NBA backs "freedom of expression," its commissioner has insisted, after the organisation was criticised for its response to a pro-democracy tweet by a Houston Rockets executive that angered China.
          

Hong Kong 'won't rule out' Chinese help over protests: leader

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Hong Kong's under-fire leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday said China intervening to end months of pro-democracy protests is an option following a particularly violent week of unrest that paralysed the city.
          

NBA backs free speech after Hong Kong tweet furore

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The NBA has insisted it backs free speech, after US politicians accused it of caving to China in a row over a pro-democracy tweet that has cost the Houston Rockets lucrative Chinese sponsors and airtime.
          

Hong Kong Stock Exchange drops bid for London rival

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The Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Tuesday dropped its multibillion-dollar bid for the prized London Stock Exchange Group, which would have created a global markets titan.
          

Activision Blizzard suspends e-gamer for Hong Kong comment

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A professional videogame player was suspended for making a pro-Hong Kong comment, in another case of a U.S. multinational succumbing to the pressure of China.

          

PROTESTS IN HONG KONG

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Hong Kong was a British colony for more than 150 years, until 1997 where it was returned to China. That has caused Hong Kong to have its own currency and a fairly Westernized political system and cul...
          

Chinese firms Tencent, Vivo, and CCTV suspend ties with the NBA over Hong Kong tweet

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Smartphone maker Vivo, broadcaster CCTV, and internet giant Tencent said today they are suspending all cooperation with the National Basketball Association, becoming the latest Chinese firms to cut ties with the league after a tweet from a Houston Rockets executive supporting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters offended many in the world’s most populous nation. Vivo, which […]
          

Doorstop - Burnie Show, Tasmania

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GAVIN PEARCE MP, MEMBER FOR BRADDON: Well g'day everyone and welcome to the northwest. Welcome to Burnie. And I trust we're all here to report on a great agricultural show, the 100th show here in the northwest coast in Burnie. I'm joined here by of course the Prime Minister, We thank the Prime Minister for taking the time out to visit Tasmania once again. Our Premier Will Hodgman, the State Agricultural Minister and indeed our Federal Agriculture Minister in Bridget McKenzie. We're also joined by Senator Richard Colbeck. Ladies and gentlemen of the press, please if today we could promote this as best we can. I think it's important for our region and for our people that have worked so hard. I'll hand over to the PM.

PRIME MINISTER: Thanks Gav, well it's great to be here for the hundredth Burnie show and as I just said as the show was opened, this is a wonderful testimony to the ongoing vibrancy of agricultural and regional and rural communities all around the country. We know that around our country at the moment there are just so many rural and regional communities that are hurting and you don't need just to be in drought to be hurting. And there are communities that have been affected by floods up there in North Queensland in large sprawling grazing districts. And you know these are the challenges that exist in the modern day competitiveness of the agricultural sector. But here in Tasmania we have a sector that is doing famously well supported by great trade agreements. That is ensuring that the produce of Tasmania is finding its way into markets like never before around the world and prices to support it. And as we walk around this Show here today and we talk to people in the community I've always been encouraged particularly here in north western, northern Tasmania by the optimism, by the vibrancy, by the confidence and that's the product of you know we're seeing the unemployment rate here fall from 9 per cent to 6.2 per cent. We're seeing jobs created. We're seeing jobs created in the agricultural sector. There are the great projects that are being pursued together with the State Government and Will Hodgman and the team whether it's battery of the nation, or the many other projects we're doing which are going to have a big impact here in north west Tasmania and in northern Tasmania.

But today we're celebrating agricultural shows. Agricultural shows are a great opportunity for communities to come together. And to celebrate their achievements and basically show what they can do. And to come together as communities to celebrate those achievements and we're announcing today the commencement of the 20 million dollar program which is going in to support agricultural shows all around the country. I'm going to ask the Agriculture Minister Bridget McKenzie to talk a bit more about that. But it's just another part of the way we're trying to support agricultural communities. And in those communities that are doing it really tough, they're great opportunities for them to come together and support each other. I've seen that firsthand as I've visited some of those shows in drought affected parts of the country. It is an opportunity for farmers and agricultural communities to support each other and to get alongside each other and to encourage each other. Today, the Drought Minister has announced a further 13, just over $13 million in support for on farm water infrastructure that is in addition to what we announced last Friday which is the hundred million dollars particularly around financial assistance both to households and into rural communities whether through St Vinnies or the Salvos and other programs that are putting money directly into communities but also putting money into the pockets of farming households with much more relaxed and more flexible arrangements so they can get that assistance.

The drought is the first call on the budget. It's our first priority in addressing those immediate fiscal needs but longer term it's also about investing in the necessary water infrastructure. It's not just dams, it's pipes, it's irrigation systems. It's ensuring that we're putting the plumbing in place. We can't make it rain but we can ensure that we're building for the future and we're providing the financial assistance to support those communities to be able to make their way through these very drought-affected times. So with that Bridg, come and tell us more about our investment in the Shows.

SENATOR THE HON BRIDGET MCKENZIE, MINISTER FOR AGRICULTURE: Thanks PM, look it's fantastic to be on the North-West Coast of one of those turnaround states where agriculture is just going gangbusters. And it's here in Tasmania. Very, very proud to be part of a government that is seeking to bridge the gap between urban Australians and those of us who live out in the regions and work in the regions and work in agriculture. And agricultural shows are a key part of our task to do that. So we have small shows, we have large shows. This program will mean that you can apply for up to half a million dollars, to not just upgrade your grandstands and build critical infrastructure but to purchase those sort of the movable infrastructure that might make your show much more attractive to get not just the locals along but the people down the road, the people from Hobart, and the people from Melbourne to get out into the region and to see the great horse events, the fantastic cattle and sheep that we've got but also so many of our agricultural shows are the place where you can grow the largest pumpkin, if you're really good- If you've got a great vegie patch your local show is where you can get due recognition, if you make the best jelly slice in town, well it's your local agricultural show where you'll be able to put that on show and get the due recognition.

So by backing our agricultural shows across the country, we're backing vibrant sustainable regions and regional communities who are proud of who they are, proud of where they come from, and very proud of what they do. We will stand with our regional communities particularly in this tough time of drought. And their agricultural show is often one event in the season where they can get off farm, meet with the community, have a look at what everyone else is doing, celebrate what they do and enjoy each other's company and get together. So I'm very proud to be part of a government that's backing agricultural shows right across the country.

ROB WILSON, CHAIR AGRICULTURAL SHOWS AUSTRALIA: Good afternoon everyone, I'm Rob Wilson I chair Agricultural Shows of Australia which is the peak body for that all the 580 shows that operate every year in Australia. And we were talking about, the Minister and the Prime Minister talking about communities, and that's true. They are the lifeblood of communities everywhere. We use around 30,000 volunteers that run shows every year and we provide actually an economic impact to the community of close to a billion dollars now. And it is the resilience of farmers that has seen the resilience of agricultural shows not only here in Burnie but nearby, Campbelltown has had its 150th year, every year there's a handful of shows that are now reaching their hundred years but also there's new societies popping up around the country as well. And that's a testimony to the communities and the people and the $20 million which will go for not only the infrastructure but as the minister said for other sustainable activities reflecting the community, looking at education, looking at technology, looking at digital platforms that we can use now to keep that resilience going. And we now hope for another hundred and fifty years, ag societies will be viable right around Australia.

THE HON WILL HODGMAN MP, PREMIER OF TASMANIA: I'm delighted to be here today at the Burnie show with so many of my parliamentary colleagues and so many members of this community. The Burnie show 2019 is like so much of what Tasmania is about now. Bigger, better, stronger, more people involved. It's the place to be and we're delighted to see such a great community effort to restore life into a show that like many across our state has had difficult periods. As a state government we've invested more into supporting our regional shows because they are the lifeblood of communities right across the state and we'll continue to do so. And similarly the announcement by the Commonwealth Government today it shows once again that we're working in sync to deliver positive things for our communities while other political parties worry about things that don't matter to Tasmanians we are very much working together to keep our economy strong, to invest in services that Tasmanians need to keep this state powering ahead as it is and with more opportunities than ever before. So I want to thank again the Prime Minister for being back in Tasmania and to just highlight the strong collaboration we have whether it be supporting our agricultural sector which is grown by about 10 per cent in the last year alone and that's largely driven through the policies of not only the Commonwealth government and mine but also through the strength and resilience of a more confident farming community. In fact the most confident in the country. So, wonderful to have so many people with us today in what is the turnaround state in the nation.

PRIME MINISTER: Very true. Now questions on this matter and then we can go to questions on other matters and we'll excuse some of our guests.

JOURNALIST: Quick one for Rob?

PREMIER: You do Rob, and then we'll, we won't run away.

JOURNALIST: Nationally, how tough have times been for some of these regional shows?

WILSON: It varies around the country and some shows that have had some difficulty and perhaps go into, take a year off, but more often than not they're back again they get a strong committee around them. We have a very very strong next gen group right around Australia. Every state now has next gen groups and we have our rural ambassador programs and our younger judges and paraders and we're educating and encouraging young people to come up, and they're now taking roles on committees. We've got very young people now, president of show societies and taking an active role along with our volunteers, the people who do a sterling job in all the shows that have been there for a very long time. So it's now a good mix of the experience but certainly the next gen becoming involved. So sure in some areas it's tough but the show mostly goes on.

PRIME MINISTER: Any other questions on the matter of the announcement today? This is the first time I've done a press conference to the sounds of country music. I might make it a normal practice.

JOURNALIST: On native animals, how, are there better ways to protect native animals in the wake of the attack on the wombat in South Australia?

PRIME MINISTER: Well that is something that is predominantly the domain of the State Government in terms of those types of, Will might want to comment on that. And obviously the Commonwealth has a range of legislation which relates to the native species and so on. And so. We'll continue to support those types of initiatives. But is there anything you want to add to that Will?

PRIME MINISTER: Could we ask some questions of you first Prime Minister? What's your response to charges laid against CommInsure?

PRIME MINISTER: Well as we are moving on to other areas I don't want to sort of detain Rob [inaudible].

That's obviously a very serious issue and it's a product of the process doing its job and where financial institutions do the wrong thing, well that's the reason we have prosecutors, that's the reason why we have regulators and that's the sort of thing they should be doing and they should be pursuing those and that should find its way through the normal process through the courts.

JOURNALIST: Could you define negative globalism for us Prime Minister?

PRIME MINISTER: Well any time frankly that global organisations think that they have a greater mandate over a country than the country themselves. I mean I answer to no higher authority than the people of Australia. I don't answer to international institutions or global organisations, and our interests and our policies will be set in Australia by Australians and by the will of the Australian people. Australia has an exemplary record when it comes to our international participation in constructive programs, everything from peacekeeping, to aid support, to our engagement in multilateral forums. That's all positive. But Australia's interests will determine our involvement and we won't be copping from any global organisation or institution any instructions or directions that are at odds with our national interest and with any presumption that somehow some global agenda is bigger than Australia.

JOURNALIST: Could you give us an example where an unaccountable internationalist bureaucracy has sought to coerce Australia or to impose a mandate?

PRIME MINISTER: Australia's policies, whether it's on border protection or anywhere else have been set by Australians, in our interests. And there's plenty of commentary about what Australia should and shouldn't do on these and other issues. I'm just simply making the point that under my Government, our policies will be accountable to Australians first and only.

JOURNALIST: There must be threats for you to make a point?

PRIME MINISTER: Well I have observed now over many years as a Minister and as a Prime Minister that growing global agendas need to frankly recognise at the end of the day that it's nation states who are sovereign. And it's nation states that will set their rules, their policies, and they'll do that- particularly in democracies like Australia which is subject to the ballot box and the rule of law. So I don't have an issue, I'm engaged in many multilateral institutions but the ones I find most constructive are the ones that represent respect the sovereignty of each individual state and we've taken issues to an election, we've taking policies to an election. Well they're the policies I'll implement I won't be pushed into other policies by global institutions.

JOURNALIST: Could you give us an example though?

PRIME MINISTER: I think I've covered the issue.

JOURNALIST: You've had members of your party talk about moving more federal public service jobs to regional areas. But the numbers in Tasmania have actually been declining. Was this just an empty promise on regional jobs?

PRIME MINISTER: Well what I think is great is the unemployment rate here in Braddon has fallen from 9 per cent to 6.2 per cent. I'm interested in jobs, in north western Tasmania, in northern Tasmania, and right across Tasmania. I want to see jobs, see I disagree with the Labor Party. I don't think the way to create jobs is just to employ more public servants. I think the way to create jobs is to have a successful agricultural sector, a successful forestry sector, a successful mining sector. But the Labor Party seems to want to apologise for all of those industries, not us. We support all of those industries proudly. These are Australian jobs that are being created here in Tasmania by these great private sector efforts. You know, you want to create jobs. You've got to have a vibrant private economy. And that's always been the focus of our attention.

JOURNALIST: [inaudible] accountable internationalist bureaucracies?

PRIME MINISTER: I think we covered that one off.

JOURNALIST: Lachlan's question was about moving public service jobs to Tasmania, not creating them?

PRIME MINISTER: And we'll  continue to look at those opportunities, we have a Minister for decentralisation and he's taken on that job since the election. He will bring forward proposals to cabinet where he thinks it's in the best interests of the running of those organisations and where we can spread those benefits we will.

JOURNALIST: [inaudible] Major General Day’s report on the drought public?

PRIME MINISTER: I couldn't hear the start of the question?

JOURNALIST: Will you make a Major General Day's report public?

PRIME MINISTER: We'll be responding formally to that report quite soon. And it has obviously played a key role in informing a lot of the drought response that we've already made. I mean Major General Day reported to Cabinet some time ago as did the drought envoy, as well, prior to the last election and so all of that information, all of that considerable work that was done has been feeding into the constant drought response that we've been making. I mean that's the nature of responding to this drought. There's just not one report and one response and that's it, set and forget. That's not the way you deal with this. And in some areas this drought has been going on for seven years. And so you need a constant, a constant response and that needs to be continually informed. That's why the Treasurer has been out in drought affected areas just this week. That's why I was out there last week. That's why all of my ministers are out there and listening to the issues that are on the ground and responding. $100 million last week, $13.2 million today. We will continue to respond for as long as the drought circumstances demand it.

JOURNALIST: Have you read the drought coordinator's report?

PRIME MINISTER: Of course I have.

JOURNALIST: How come the Treasurer hasn't?

PRIME MINISTER: It's going through Cabinet and he was certainly there when the drought coordinator reported to Cabinet. It's going through a Cabinet process as we speak and he's part of that Cabinet process.

JOURNALIST: At tomorrow's state liberal Council, they're going to put up a motion that the federal government call on China to respect the rule of law, democracy, and civil liberties of Hong Kong. Do you think it's up to the state to try and direct foreign policy?

PRIME MINISTER: Well I think the motion is an expression, I think, of the concern of Australians and Tasmanians in particular about the events that we're seeing unfold in Hong Kong. The Australian Government and I, and the Foreign Minister have similarly expressed our concern about those events. But our response has been one to counsel restraint and respect for the one country, two systems arrangement, and for that to be honoured, and we'll continue to follow that path as a Commonwealth Government. I mean, in the Liberal Party members put up motions, the parliamentary parties are the ones that set policies. That's what's different between us and the Labor Party, in the Labor Party they're bound by these things and in the Liberal party that's not how our party runs, it was never set up that way. But it is an important sentiment to acknowledge, that there are real concerns about this. And I think those concerns are felt right across the country, but how we manage them and how we respond to them, we do carefully and we do constructively.

JOURNALIST: On Alexander Downer, what do you say to US Republicans including supporters of Donald Trump who say that Alexander Downer is part of an international conspiracy?

PRIME MINISTER: Well I think it's laughable. And the Ambassador has communicated that in the United States already, so I'd refer you to his comments and I endorse them.

JOURNALIST: There's another motion in the Liberal conference calling for Tony Abbott to be appointed the ambassador to the Holy See would you support that?

PRIME MINISTER: We'll make those judgements. But I can tell you that Mr Abbott has no interest in serving in that role. So that would mean that the recommendation would be quite moot.

JOURNALIST: The Burnie Show is a far cry from the UN, how do you rank the two?

PRIME MINISTER: Well I'd rather be at the Burnie Show. Every day of the week. And I'd rather be in Australia every day of the week too.

QUESTION: Scott, can I ask an ordinary question, to do with this drought, and I have followed it. There was one farmer, on the news probably last year some time. And he had dug three pits and stored feed in those pits, so for three years he managed to keep himself going. Now is his expertise on that being looked at, asked about to help other farmers because, with a lot of the feed being brought in, yes that's all very well because it's given out when it's eaten, but if it's stored it means every farmer will have that possibility of storage? 

PRIME MINISTER: Yeah, now thank you for the question. This was one of the key issues that came up in the national drought summit we held about this time last year. And that's why one of our immediate responses after last year's drought summit was to increase the incentives that we had and through the tax system to encourage the development of those silage capabilities and capacities. You're absolutely right. While you've got to deal in response to the drought to the immediate needs which are basically financial, then the issues going down the track, opportunities to develop on farm water infrastructure, broader water infrastructure and not just dams and pipelines, and other forms of irrigation infrastructure but it's also silage.

QUESTION: Is that farmer being involved?

PRIME MINISTER: I can only assume there's been some input, I couldn't- not knowing specifically the chap.

QUESTION: Well there should be because he's been there and he's doing it.

PRIME MINISTER: This is where we're getting our information from. I get them from farmers.

QUESTION: Just look him up, because he's the only one who's done it.

PRIME MINISTER: Well there are a lot of farmers who invested in silage. It's not true to say there's only been one. There's been many of them and many of them have been taking up that incentive that we put in place a year ago to plan for future, because the one thing that I'm always impressed with by our farming community particularly those impacted by drought Is they’re planning for when it rains. They have not resigned themselves to any other circumstance of it not raining, and they have hope for the future and it's important that we continue to give them that hope. Now many farmers during the course of the drought will make decisions about whether they choose to stay on the land or not. And that's a difficult, and it's a hard decision for them to make. And we have to support them in that decision. That's why last week one of the things we announced was further financial assistance for farmers who were looking to change their skills base and get trained in different areas and to enable them to earn more off-farm income to support them to stay on the land. So we have a very comprehensive and deep and wide drought response. It was born out of the national drought summit about this time last year. That is our drought strategy which we continue to implement. But it is an ever receding finishing post. We never stop. We will keep responding and we will keep listening. Thank you very much for your question.

JOURNALIST: On private health insurance. The private health care lobby is pushing for tax breaks for employers to pay for the private health insurance for workers. Would the government consider that type of plan?

PRIME MINISTER: Well we're very keen to ensure that we arrest, particularly amongst younger people, the take up of private health insurance having fallen in recent times. I wouldn't say those falls are dramatic, but they have receded and that is a concern. That's why in the past our side of politics when we've been in government have been the ones that put in place the incentives for people to hold private health insurance. When Labor was in power they were stripping those away because they couldn't fund their Budget and they just attacked private health insurance. And I didn't think that was a very far sighted view. So we will seek to ensure that the right incentives are in place. We'll be considering all the options that are available as we proceed in to next year's budget and to ensure that we can maintain a great private health insurance system in this country. I think it's one of the great features of our health system that it is a hybrid of both the public and the private systems. We don't rely all on one, like they do in the United States essentially in the private sphere, or all on the public sphere, as we see in the UK and places like that. Australia's health system is quite unique. It is very effective. And it is the envy of the world pretty much in the way it is structured. That doesn't mean it's perfect, it doesn't mean there's not more we have to do as Will and I often discuss, and premiers discuss all the time, at leader-level about what we have to do in health, but we want to make sure that our hybrid private public system remains vibrant and so we will always listen to suggestions but we've got to make those decisions consistent with the budget rules and your priorities. But that's why you have a strong economy by the way. If you don't have a strong economy you don't have a strong budget. If you don't have a strong budget you can't invest in hospitals and schools or in rural agricultural shows. And that's why having a strong economy, driven by vibrant industries like agriculture is so critical to the services that Australians rely on, so it's been great great to see you. I'm going to go enjoy the show. Cheers.


          

En Hong Kong buscan prohibir acceso a Internet para detener las protestas

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Un miembro del Consejo Ejecutivo del Gobierno de Hong Kong aseguró que están analizando esta influencia con tal de detener las protestas en la zona. En Hong Kong autoridades del Consejo Ejecutivo del Gobierno buscan prohibir el golpe a la red de Internet para así detener las protestas que ya se extienden por casi 18 […]
          

Điểm Tin Chủ Nhật 06/10/2019 (ANM)

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Cộng đồng người Việt biểu tình trước tòa đại sứ Trung Quốc tại thủ đô Washington, Dc sáng 5/10/2019.
Điểm Tin Chủ Nhật 06/10/2019 (ANM)
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  • Quán cafe cần sa đầu tiên ở Mỹ mở cửa (VOA) - Quán cà phê cần sa kiểu Amsterdam đầu tiên ở Mỹ vừa chính thức mở cửa ở West Hollywood, California. Được cấp giấy phép phục vụ song song đồ ăn và cần sa nhưng nhà hàng này bị cấm bán đồ uống có cồn hay thức ăn trộn cần sa. Dù vậy, nó vẫn gây sốt.


          

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  • Thánh Gandhi: "Ấn Độ không phải của riêng người theo Ấn Độ Giáo" (RFI) - Tìm hiểu về cuộc đời và tư tưởng Gandhi đặc biệt có ý nghĩa trong bối cảnh chủ nghĩa dân tộc, tư tưởng độc tôn tôn giáo, bài ngoại, đang nở rộ tại nhiều nơi trên thế giới, trong đó có đất nước Ấn Độ, quê hương ông (1). Nhân dịp 150 năm ngày sinh của Gandhi, nhà sử học Ấn Độ Ramchandra Guha công bố cuốn sách “Gandhi : Years That Changed The World” (Penguin, 2018) (tạm dịch là “Gandhi: Những năm tháng thay đổi thế giới”).

          

Điểm Tin Thứ Sáu 04/10/2019 (ANM)

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Điểm Tin Thứ Sáu 04/10/2019 (ANM)
Anh Tuấn Phạm
  • VNTB- Biển Đông tháng 10: VN liệu có thể kiện? (VNTB) - Nguyễn Hiền (VNTB) - Trung Quốc đưa giàn khoan Hải Dương Thạch Du 982 vào Biển Đông, tiếp tục gây nên lo ngịa về một cuộc đối đầu mới với Việt Nam. Và đây được xem là nỗ lực của Bắc Kinh nhằm làm suy yếu nỗ lực của Việt Nam trong theo đuổi, thăm dò dầu khí chung với các quốc gia khác. Các biện pháp hòa bình? Trong bối cảnh sự va chạm của Việt – Trung chưa dừng trên Biển Đông, thì gần đây nhất, Thời báo Kinh tế Ấn Độ ngày 30/9 đã đăng một bài viết ủng hộ Việt Nam và phản đối các hoạt động phi pháp của Trung Quốc tại vùng đặc quyền kinh tế của Việt Nam (EEZ).
  • Việt Nam cần thoát khỏi ngã ba đường (BoxitVN) - Nguyễn Quang Dy - Năm 2014, sự kiện dàn khoan HD-981 đã làm cả nước bị sốc, xô đẩy Biển Đông vào “khủng hoảng lần đầu” và thúc đẩy Việt Nam phải “đổi mới vòng hai” để thoát khỏi ngã ba đường. Nhưng 5 năm sau, Biển Đông lại “khủng hoảng lần hai”, trong khi Việt Nam vẫn chưa “đổi mới vòng hai”. Nói cách khác, Việt Nam vẫn chưa thoát khỏi ngã ba đường. Nay đã đến lúc Việt Nam phải điều chỉnh chiến lược và cải tổ thể chế trước ...
  • VNTB- Quy định kiểm soát quyền lực hé lộ ý định ‘ngồi tiếp’ của ai? (VNTB) - Thường Sơn (VNTB) - Tháng 9 năm 2019, ‘Tổng tịch’ Nguyễn Phú Trọng bất ngờ ký ban hành Quy định về việc kiểm soát quyền lực trong công tác cán bộ và chống chạy chức, chạy quyền. Cái cách hạ bút này xảy ra chỉ ít ngày trước khi diễn ra Hội nghị trung ương 11 của đảng cầm quyền - dự kiến tổ chức vào tháng 10 năm 2019.
  • Nho giáo cản trở tiến trình dân chủ hóa Việt Nam như thế nào (BoxitVN) - Mai Vũ Phạm - Trong bài này, người viết sẽ đưa ra dẫn chứng để lập luận rằng sự ảnh hưởng nặng nề của Nho giáo đã tạo ra các rào cản làm trì trệ tiến trình dân chủ hóa Việt Nam. Muốn lập luận Nho giáo không chống dân chủ, thì phải chứng minh được(1) các học thuyết Nho giáo giúp ích cho tiến trình vận động và thiết lập dân chủ, ...
  • VNTB- Việt Nam đang giam giữ 234 tù nhân lương tâm: Người Bảo vệ Nhân quyền (VNTB) - 03 tháng 10 - Thông cáo báo chí của Người Bảo vệ Nhân quyền (Defend the Defenders- DTD) Hà Nội, ngày 01/10/2019. Theo thống kê mới nhất của tổ chức Người Bảo vệ Nhân quyền, chế độ độc tài cộng sản Việt Nam đang giam giữ 233 tù nhân lương tâm bên cạnh việc quản chế tại gia nhà hoạt động Huỳnh Thục Vy vì cô đang nuôi con nhỏ. Việt Nam vẫn là quốc gia đứng thứ 2 về số lượng tù nhân lương tâm ở Đông Nam Á, chỉ sau Myanmar.
  • Tù chính trị Huỳnh Đức Thanh Bình không kháng cáo (RFA) - Anh Huỳnh Đức Thanh Bình, tù chính trị đang thọ án 10 năm tù với cáo buộc ‘Hoạt động nhằm lật đổ chính quyền nhân dân', quyết định không kháng cáo vì cho rằng có kháng án cũng không thay đổi được gì.
  • VNTB- Thư gửi nữ nhà báo khí phách Nguyễn Thu Trang (VNTB) - Đinh Quang Minh - Thưa chị Thu Trang và quý độc giả Việt nam Thời báo IJAVN.ORG. Cùng quý độc giả báo Phụ Nữ TPHCM, Thưa quý vị! Ngạn ngữ phương Tây có câu: “Không ai nỡ đánh người phụ nữ, dù chỉ bằng một cành hoa”. Khi những kẻ đang tâm làm bút nô cho các tập đoàn kinh tế, chỉ biết đặt lợi ích của mình lên trên tất cả, chà đạp lương tri con người và sổ toẹt vào phẩm giá con người, bất chấp lợi ích cộng đồng xã hội, …thì họ đã mặc nhiên phạm vào điều tối kỵ của nghề báo, sẵn sàng vung bút để rao bán lương tâm, bất chấp đạo làm người để thực hiện hành vi ghê tởm “ngâm máu phun người”
  • Việt Nam nguy cấp! (BoxitVN) - Nguyễn Ngọc Già - Tình trạng Việt Nam hiện rất nguy nan, đặt trong bối cảnh phức tạp của thế giới, đặc biệt cuộc thương chiến Mỹ - Hoa, cho đến nay đủ căn cứ để khẳng định: Không có một thỏa thuận tốt đẹp nào diễn ra cả. Nhất là tình hình Hong Kong đang “mất dần và mất hẳn” “tài sản Tự Do” vốn dĩ ...
  • Vì sao Việt Nam ‘đơn độc’ đối đầu Trung Quốc? (VOA) - Một học giả quốc phòng của Ấn Độ nói với VOA rằng chính quyền Việt Nam đã cố công vận động quốc tế, tiếp cận với các cường quốc để xây dựng một hỗ trợ chính trị lớn hơn nhằm ngăn chặn Trung Quốc xâm lược ở Biển Đông, nhưng nhiều khả năng Việt Nam sẽ không nhận được sự hậu thuẫn mạnh mẽ nào.
  • Ông Trọng, Bãi Tư Chính, Đại Hội Đảng và Nghị quyết “Cờ Mờ 4.0” (BoxitVN) - Quách Hạo Nhiên - 1. Đặt vấn đề - Truyền thống văn hóa ứng xử của người Việt vốn coi trọng người già, người có tuổi. Ông Nguyễn Phú Trọng - Tổng Bí thư kiêm Chủ tịch nước năm nay đã 75 tuổi. Giữ gìn phép ứng xử của cha ông và cũng là nguyên tắc ứng xử của cá nhân, tôi lúc nào cũng kính trọng ông ấy trong tư cách một người lớn tuổi hơn mình. Ngoài ra, tuy rất ghét kiểu tư duy “nước đôi”, “ba phải” gió chiều nào theo ...
  • ‘Quyền lực’ hộ chiếu (VOABLOG) - “Uy tín” của hộ chiếu Việt Nam nói chung vẫn giậm chân tại chỗ, tương tự sự giậm chân tại chỗ của việc xây dựng tín nhiệm Việt Nam đối với thế giới. Công dân Việt Nam vẫn còn sẽ bất mãn với việc bị khước từ visa chỉ vì mình đang...
  • Vấn đề không phải ở tiểu xảo đưa tin (RFA) - Nay là lúc Hà Nội phải “đi xa” hơn các âm mưu thường trực và thâm hiểm của Tàu thì mới có hy vọng hoá giải được các nguy cấp về an ninh và phát triển, cũng như thoát khỏi tình trạng “tứ cố vô thân” của quốc gia trong thời điểm dầu sôi lửa bỏng hiện nay.
  • Ủy ban Kiểm tra TW sẽ xem xét kiểm điểm ông Triệu Tài Vinh? (RFA) - “Ông Triệu Tài Vinh là cán bộ thuộc diện trung ương quản lý. Liên quan đến việc con ông được nâng điểm, khi nhận được báo cáo đầy đủ của Hà Giang, Ủy ban Kiểm tra Trung ương sẽ xem xét tổ chức kiểm điểm.” Đó là nguồn tin từ Ủy ban Kiểm tra Trung ương được Báo Pháp Luật đăng tải hôm 2/10/2019.
  • Hà Nội ‘ô nhiễm tím’: trách nhiệm với đồng loại đến đâu? (BoxitVN) - An Viên - Hà Nội đáng sống phải chăng người Hà Nội ‘mình đồng - da sắt’ trong sống mòn? Ô nhiễm tím vì nhiệt điện? Hà Nội đang ô nhiễm nghiêm trọng, với mức nâng tín hiệu từ vàng - đỏ - tím. Không chỉ Hà Nội, các tỉnh lân cận như Hải Dương, Hưng Yên, Hải Phòng, Bắc Ninh, Quảng Ninh, Bắc Giang cũng gặp vấn đề về chất lượng không khí. Đốt rơm rạ ở các cánh đồng được cho là nguyên nhân chính, nhưng khi mùa đốt rơm rạ đã qua, ...
  • Khó hạ nhiệt các vấn đề “nóng” tại TPHCM… (RFA) - Bí thư thành ủy thành phố Hồ Chí Minh Nguyễn Thiện Nhân phát biểu tại bế mạc Hội nghị lần thứ 32 Ban chấp hành Đảng bộ Thành phố rằng cuối năm 2019, thành phố sẽ giải quyết dứt điểm nhiều vụ việc nóng như thủ thiên, khu công nghệ cao, rác thải và đô thị thông minh…. Liệu mong mỏi của người đứng đầu thành phố có đạt được khi những vấn đề ông đưa ra thuộc dạng “dai dẳng” (!?)
  • Vụ Thanh tra Bộ Xây dựng nhận hối lộ đã giải quyết đến đâu? (RFA) - Công an tỉnh Vĩnh Phúc trong tháng 6 đã ra quyết định khởi tố vụ án, khởi tố bị can đối với 3 thành viên trong đoàn thanh tra Bộ xây dựng về tội nhận hối lộ của doanh nghiệp trên địa bàn huyện Vĩnh Tường. Bà Nguyễn Thị Kim Anh làm trưởng đoàn và bà Nguyễn Thùy Linh đang bị tạm giam, tuy nhiên trong một trả lời gần đây về vụ việc này khi được chất vấn sẽ mất bao lâu khi kết thúc thanh tra sẽ ra được kết luận, Phó chánh thanh tra Bộ Xây dựng lại cho rằng việc này khá phức tạp, lần đầu tiên xảy ra lại được dư luận quá quan tâm nên chưa biết như thế nào…
  • Công ty Đài Loan sản xuất linh kiện điện tử ở Việt Nam để giảm chi phí (RFA) - Công ty FIT Hon Teng chuyên sản xuất linh kiện điện tử thuộc tập đoàn Hon Hai của Đài Loan sẽ tận dụng dây chuyền sản xuất ở Việt Nam để sản xuất xe hơi điện nhằm cắt giảm chi phí hoạt động, đối mặt với việc phải tăng lương cho công nhân ở các xưởng hiện tại của công ty này.
  • Hạ Long trở thành đô thị lớn nhất nước (RFA) - Tỉnh ủy Quảng Ninh vào ngày 3/10 cho biết, Hội nghị Ban chấp hành Đảng bộ đã thống nhất chính thức sáp nhập huyện Hoành Bồ vào thành phố Hạ Long để mở rộng đô thị trung tâm tỉnh và đưa tỉnh này trở thành thành phố trực thuộc trung ương.
  • Việt Nam đánh thuế nhôm nhập khẩu từ Trung Quốc (RFI) - Bộ Công Thương Việt Nam vừa ban hành quyết định tạm thời áp thuế đối với nhôm nhập khẩu từ Trung Quốc, với lý do hàng Trung Quốc bán phá giá, nhưng thực ra, còn nhằm chứng minh với Hoa Kỳ quyết tâm ngăn chặn hàng Trung Quốc tái xuất từ Việt Nam vào Mỹ, trong bối cảnh đang diễn ra chiến tranh thương mại giữa Bắc Kinh và Washington.
  • Hương Miền Nam - đoàn cải lương độc nhất vô nhị ở ngoại ô Washington DC (VOA) - Có một căn nhà nhỏ ở ngoại ô Washington mà mỗi khi đến đây hầu như không lúc nào người ta thấy vắng tiếng đàn, ca và những câu chuyện liên quan đến nghệ thuật cải lương Việt Nam. Đó là căn nhà của nhạc sĩ Trịnh Phước Trí, người sáng lập đoàn cải lương Hương Miền Nam. Dù đã ở vào cái tuổi xưa nay hiếm và sức khỏe khá kém nhưng niềm đam mê với nghệ thuật cải lương của ông chưa bao giờ tắt, cũng giống như những cây đàn trong nhà chưa bao giờ ngừng tiếng dù đã đi theo nhạc sĩ nhiều thập kỷ trong hành trình bảo tồn nghệ thuật cổ nhạc Việt Nam nơi hải ngoại.
  • Brexit : Đề nghị mới của Luân Đôn chưa thuyết phục được châu Âu (RFI) - Thủ tướng Anh Boris Johnson vào hôm qua 02/10/2019 đã đưa ra một đề nghị mới để tìm kiếm một thỏa thuận với Châu Âu về Brexit. Ông đã gởi hai tài liệu đến Ủy Ban Châu Âu : Một bức thư cho chủ tịch Ủy Ban Jean-Claude Juncker và một bản ghi chú phác họa một thỏa thuận chia tay mới, thay thế cho thỏa thuận trước đây của bà Theresa May và điều khoản backstop.
  • Cuộc đọ sức Boeing - Airbus khơi mào thương chiến Mỹ-Âu (RFI) - Vụ kiện kéo dài 15 năm giữa hai ông khổng lồ của ngành công nghiệp chế tạo máy bay thế giới Boeing-Airbus bắt đầu tới hồi kết. Tòa án trọng tài của Tổ Chức Thương Mại Thế Giới (WTO/OMC) ngày 02/10/2019 cho phép Mỹ ghi được một bàn thắng quan trọng, khi nhìn nhận châu Âu cạnh tranh bất bình đẳng.
  • Pháp : Vụ cháy nhà máy hóa chất ở Rouen có thể làm phát tán dioxine (RFI) - Một tuần sau vụ cháy nhà máy hóa chất Lubrizol tại Rouen, đa số dân địa phương vẫn còn rất lo ngại về khả năng nhiễm độc môi trường sống. Hôm qua, 02/10/2019, tổng giám đốc Viện Nghiên cứu Quốc gia về Môi trường Công nghiệp và Rủi ro (Ineris) nói rằng, vụ hỏa hoạn này có thể đã làm phát tán chất dioxine rất độc hại, tuy nhiên cần phải có thêm phân tích
  • TT Trump chỉ trích phóng viên hỏi về cuộc điều tra luận tội (VOA) - Tổng thống Trump hôm 2/10 tiếp tục lên án cuộc điều tra luận tội về cuộc điện đàm giữa ông và nhà lãnh đạo Ukraine hồi tháng Bảy, trong khi các nhà lập pháp thuộc phe Dân chủ tuyên bố sẽ yêu cầu Nhà Trắng cung cấp hồ sơ về cuộc gọi.
  • Trung Quốc khoe DF-41, Mỹ cho thử tên lửa lướt biển ở Guam (RFI) - Vào đúng lúc Trung Quốc khoe vũ khí mới tại Bắc Kinh nhân lễ quốc khánh hôm qua, 01/10/2019, ngoài khơi đảo Guam, Hải Quân Mỹ đã lẳng lặng bắn thử một loại tên lửa chống hạm tối tân được gọi là tên lửa "lướt biển", có độ chính xác cực cao. Đây là lần đầu tiên mà Hoa Kỳ thử nghiệm loại vũ khí này ở khu vực Ấn Độ - Thái Bình Dương.
  • Thủ tướng Nga thăm Cuba (VOA) - Thủ tướng Nga Dmitry Medvedev bắt đầu chuyến công du kéo dài hai ngày tới Havana hôm 3/10 nhằm thể hiện sự hậu thuẫn của Moscow trong bối cảnh Cuba đối mặt với áp lực từ Mỹ, theo Reuters.
  • Sau 70 năm, Đảng cộng sản TQ ngày cành mạnh hay đang trên bờ vực? (VOA) - Sau 70 năm kể từ ngày nắm quyền tuyệt đối ở đại lục, Đảng Cộng sản Trung Quốc hiện đang đối diện với những thách thức chưa từng có đối với quyền lực của họ bất chấp những thành tựu vượt bậc về kinh tế-xã hội, các nhà phân tích nhận định.
  • Trung Cộng phải thờ Mao hay thờ Đặng (BoxitVN) - Ngô Nhân Dụng - October 1, 2019. Tập Cận Bình đạo diễn thành công vở Tuồng Bắc Kinh phô bày lực lượng quân sự Trung Quốc trong ngày Quốc Khánh. Nhìn cảnh 15 ngàn binh sĩ cùng xe tăng, máy bay, hỏa tiễn, vân vân diễu hành trên đại lộ Trường An ít nhất những lãnh tụ như Giang Trạch Dân, Hồ Cẩm Đào cũng ...
  • 01/10 : “Ngày tang tóc” tại Hồng Kông (BoxitVN) - Thanh Phương - Ngày 01/10/2019, những người biểu tình đòi dân chủ xuống đường ở Hồng Kông, đáp lại lời kêu gọi tham gia « ngày tang tóc », đúng vào ngày kỷ niệm 70 năm thành lập nước Cộng Hòa Nhân Dân Trung Hoa. Sau các vụ đụng độ dữ dội hôm Chủ nhật 29/09, ngay từ sáng sớm, chính quyền Hồng Kông đã ...
  • Nhà lập pháp Hong Kong cảnh báo về nguy cơ 'nhà nước độc tài' (VOA) - Truyền thông Hong Kong hôm 3/10 nói rằng Trưởng đặc khu Carrie Lam dự định họp với Hội đồng điều hành của bà vào ngày mai (4/10) để thảo luận về việc áp dụng Luật khẩn cấp cấm người biểu tình đeo mặt, sau khi một người biểu tình bị cảnh sát bắn trong cuộc biểu tình vào ngày Quốc khánh TQ (1/10).
  • Hồng Kông: Sáng tạo nghệ thuật là vũ khí tranh đấu (RFI) - Thảm họa qua vụ cháy hãng hóa chất Lubrizol tại Rouen, phong trào dân chủ tại Hồng Kông, Donald Trump chống đỡ nguy cơ truất phế tiếp tục chiếm nhiều trang báo Pháp hôm nay. Libération không quên câu chuyện nông dân Cam Bốt kiện một công ty Pháp đòi lại đất bị cưỡng chiếm với sự đồng lõa của chính quyền địa phương.
  • Bắc Triều Tiên xác nhận bắn thử tên lửa đạn đạo từ tầu ngầm (RFI) - Hôm nay, 03/10/2019, Bắc Triều Tiên chính thức xác nhận đã bắn thử từ tàu ngầm loại tên lửa đạn đạo mới trong chương trình phát triển vũ khí. Trong khi đó các cuộc đàm phán với Washington về hồ sơ hạt nhân vẫn tiếp tục được chuẩn bị. Cuộc đàm phán sẽ diễn ra trong tuần này.
  • Tỷ lệ từ chối visa tăng cao (VOA) - Các loại visa nào đang bị ảnh hưởng bởi xu hướng này? Một khi bị từ chối, người nộp đơn còn cơ hội nào khác hay có thể khiếu nại không? LS Di trú Khanh Phạm trình bày.
  • Bảo hiểm sức khỏe khi du học (VOA) - Quy định về bảo hiểm sức khỏe đối với du học sinh tới Mỹ học tập như thế nào? GS-TS Charles Cường Nguyễn trình bày những lựa chọn sinh viên cần biết.
  • Du học Ngành tâm lý (VOA) - Ngành học được yêu chuộng vì tính ứng dụng rộng rãi trong mọi lĩnh vực đời sống-xã hội có những yêu cầu gì đối với ứng viên. GS-TS Charles Cường Nguyễn trình bày.
  • Kem chống nắng (VOA) - Hiệu quả của kem chống nắng, cách sử dụng và và cách chọn kem chống nắng phù hợp. BS Phan Hoàng Anh trình bày.
  • Chó nghiện ma túy (VOA) - Một chú chó nghiện thuốc phiện đang sống với những người chủ nghiện ma túy ở thủ đô Kabul của Afghanistan. Một trong những người chủ nghiện nói rằng con chó đã ‘khóc’ khi anh ta không cho nó thuốc phiện.

          

Hong Kong Anti-Mask Riot – Will this Become a Worldwide Contagion?

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Disgusting. NBA Apologizes to Chinese Communists After Rockets GM Praises Democracy Protesters in Hong Kong

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Houston Rockets GM Apologizes For Tweet Supporting Hong Kong Protesters

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The Houston Rockets' general manager apologized on Sunday for a tweet expressing support for Hong Kong protesters that has sparked a harsh backlash from China's official basketball association. "I did not intend my tweet to cause any offense to Rockets fans and friends of mine in China ...," Daryl Morey tweeted on Sunday. "I have had a lot of opportunity since that tweet to hear and consider other perspectives." On Friday, Morey took to Twitter to show solidarity with a months-long anti-government protest in the Chinese territory. He sent a tweet that read: "Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong." It was quickly deleted, but not before it attracted notice in both China and the U.S. Soon after, the Rockets' owner, Tilman Fertitta, sought to distance the team from the controversy, tweeting that Morley "does NOT speak for the @HoustonRockets" and that the team is "NOT a political organization." And on Sunday, the Chinese Basketball Association — headed by former Rockets center and Hall
          

NBA stirs U.S. hornet's nest, faces China backlash over Hong Kong tweet

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An increasing number of U.S. lawmakers voiced anger on Monday over the NBA's response to a Houston Rockets official's tweet backing Hong Kong democracy protests, raising U.S.-China tensions as talks to end a 15-month trade war resumed.

          

China TV drops NBA exhibition games; league defends free speech

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Chinese state television said on Tuesday it would not air NBA exhibition games played in the country this week, heaping pressure on the U.S. basketball league after a tweet by a Houston Rockets executive backing protests in Hong Kong.

          

Hong Kong Protester Is Shot By Police As Clashes Over Democracy Take A Dark Turn

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Updated at 9 a.m. ET A pro-democracy protester in Hong Kong was shot by police Tuesday — a sign of an escalating official response to months of mass demonstrations. The shooting took place as Beijing marks the 70th anniversary of modern China. The protester was shot in the chest by police during a clash on the sidewalk in Tseun Wan in the Western New Territories, according to The South China Morning Post . Local media report that he is a secondary school student in that same area. The hospital authority of Hong Kong confirmed to NPR that a male protester was hospitalized and is in critical condition. Police say they are trying to confirm local media reports that the man was hit in the chest with a live round. A video circulating on social media shows the protester being shot by police at close range by an officer wielding a pistol. Just before the shot rings out, the protester, who's dressed in black with goggles and helmet, swings what looks to be a metal rod at the officer's arm.
          

China smartphone maker Vivo says to suspend all cooperation with NBA

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Chinese smartphone maker Vivo said on Tuesday it will suspend all cooperation with the National Basketball Association (NBA), joining a series of Chinese firms cutting ties with the league following a tweet by a Houston Rockets executive supporting Hong Kong's protesters.

          

NBA's Silver says won't regulate what players, employees say on issues

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National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver said on Tuesday it is not up to the NBA to regulate what players, employees and team owners say amid anger from China over a tweet from Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey expressing support for Hong Kong's protesters.

          

NBA's Silver says won't compromise values, to discuss situation in China visit

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said on Tuesday the league was not willing to compromise and backed members' right to express their opinions, in the face of anger from China following an executive's tweet supporting protesters in Hong Kong .

          

Factbox: Fans, U.S. politicians, others react to NBA's China controversy

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) took heavy fire on Monday for saying a weekend tweet by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey, which supported Hong Kong protests for democracy, was "regrettable" and "inappropriate."

          

Factbox: NBA taking flak in China, a valuable market with 500 million fans

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) came under fire on Monday for its response to a tweet by a Houston Rockets official supporting protests calling for democracy in the Chinese-ruled city of Hong Kong.

          

Blizzard Bans ‘Hearthstone’ Player From Esports Tournaments for Pro-Hong Kong Statement

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The controversy over China’s crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong has invaded the esports arena. Activision Blizzard’s Blizzard Entertainment unit has banned “Hearthstone” player Blitzchung from competing for one year — and the company rescinded prize money he won in the recent Asia-Pacific Grandmasters tournament for the game — after the gamer issued a […]

          

The Ugly Side of Traditional Banking

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Ugly side to traditional banking

Last week the world saw the ugly part of traditional banking, with Turkey suddenly freezing millions of accounts and Hong Kong ATMs being out of cash. Incidents like these encourage people from all social strata to consider safer stores of value (SOVs), with Bitcoin being the first reasonable option. Turkey Freezes More Than 3M Bank Accounts On Thursday, local media outlet Sözcü Gazetesi reported that hundreds of thousands of Turkish citizens received an electronic foreclosure

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Hong Kong Exchanges drops $39 bln offer for LSE

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Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd said Oct. 8 that it does not intend to go forward with its $39 billion offer for the London Stock Exchange. The HKEX said its board “is disappointed that it has been unable to engage with the management of LSEG in realising this vision, and as a consequence has decided it is not in the best interests of HKEX shareholders to pursue this proposal.”
          

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First Read kicks off the day with news that "Joker" smashes box office records, GE is freezing its pension plan for 20,000 U.S. workers, and Hong Kong’s stock exchange pulls its $36.6 billion bid for the London Stock Exchange.
          

Tensões entre EUA e China sobre Hong Kong e direitos de minorias dificultam chance de acordo comercial

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China expressou 'mal-estar' por lista de sanções americanas a entidades e empresas chinesas. Presidente da China, Xi Jinping, e presidente dos EUA, Donald Trump, se cumprimentam em imagem de novembro de 2017. Damir Sagolj/Reuters As perspectivas de progresso nas negociações comerciais entre Estados Unidos e China diminuíram na segunda-feira (7), depois que Washington colocou empresas chinesas em sua lista negra devido ao tratamento de Pequim em relação a minorias étnicas predominantemente muçulmanas, e o presidente norte-americano Donald Trump disse que um acordo comercial rápido é improvável. A iniciativa do Departamento de Comércio dos EUA pode aprofundar as divisões em relação à China em um momento crítico da guerra comercial prolongada, que abalou os mercados financeiros e provocou uma desaceleração na economia global. O Departamento de Comércio dos Estados Unidos anunciou que colocou 28 entidades e empresas chinesas em sua lista negra por estarem envolvidas em violações de direitos humanos e violações contra a minoria uigur e outros grupos muçulmanos na região de Xinjiang, incluindo a companhia de vigilância com vídeo Hikvision e as líderes da tecnologia de reconhecimento facial SenseTime Group e Megvii Technology. O governo chinês expressou seu "profundo mal-estar" pela decisão. Outro ponto de inflamação foi a crescente polêmica sobre o tuíte de uma autoridade da liga norte-americana de basquete NBA. O apoio dele aos protestos democráticos de Hong Kong foi repreendido pela NBA, provocando reação negativa. Trump e seu principal assessor econômico, Larry Kudlow, falaram em termos otimistas sobre as discussões desta semana com a China -- as primeiras negociações de alto nível em mais de dois meses -- mas Trump insistiu que não ficará satisfeito com um acordo parcial. "Achamos que há uma chance de podermos fazer algo muito substancial", disse Trump, referindo-se às negociações de alto nível agendadas para quinta-feira. "Eu preferiria muito um grande acordo e acho que é isso que estamos buscando". Pressionado a detalhar as chances de progresso nesta semana, Trump mostrou-se mais cético. "Alguma coisa pode acontecer? Acho que sim. Quem sabe. Mas acho que é improvável", disse ele. O jornal oficial do Partido Comunista Chinês, o People's Daily, disse nesta terça-feira que as negociações podem ocorrer de três jeitos: os dois lados alcançarem um acordo "justo"; as conversas desmoronarem completamente ou manter a situação de "conversar enquanto há retaliação". As principais autoridades norte-americanas receberão uma delegação chinesa de alto escalão a partir de quinta-feira (10). Entenda a piora das tensões entre China e EUA e as incertezas para a economia mundial A disputa comercial entre China e Estados Unidos vem causando preocupações em todo o mundo desde o começo de 2018, quando o presidente norte-americano, Donald Trump, fez o primeiro anúncio de tarifas impostas sobre produtos chineses. Desde então, foram feitas algumas tentativas de acordo, mas os rompimentos de tréguas com novos anúncios e ameaças de retaliações frustraram expectativas de solução. Em agosto, as tensões pioraram. A disputa passou dos anúncios e ameaças de tarifas sobre produtos importados para o campo cambial. Em reação a uma nova rodada de tarifas dos EUA, a China desvalorizou fortemente sua moeda, o iuan, e foi acusada de manipulação cambial.
          

Could a tweet sink the NBA's business relationships in China? It's complicated

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A tweet from an NBA general manager supporting Hong Kong protests could threaten the league's business in China — and how the NBA is perceived in the U.S.


          

Granderson: NBA put money first and what's right second in China tweeting controversy

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The NBA's relationship with China was an issue even before Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's tweet in support of the Hong Kong protests.


          

Rockets GM Daryl Morey creates China-NBA tension with tweet

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Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tried Sunday to defuse the rapidly growing fallout over his deleted tweet that showed support for Hong Kong anti-government protesters.


          

Hong Kong 'won't rule out' Chinese help over protests: leader

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Hong Kong 'won't rule out' Chinese help over protests: leaderHong Kong's under-fire leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday said China intervening to end months of pro-democracy protests is an option following a particularly violent week of unrest that paralysed the city. Hong Kong was virtually locked down over the three-day holiday weekend, with the majority of subway stops closed. It is also the position of the central government (in Beijing) that Hong Kong should tackle the problem on her own.



          

Hong Kong lashed by fresh violence as thousands defy mask ban

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Hong Kong lashed by fresh violence as thousands defy mask banHong Kong was rocked by fresh violence Sunday as tens of thousands hit the streets to defy a ban on face masks, sparking clashes with police, street fights and vandalism across the strife-torn city. Large crowds marched through torrential rain in peaceful but unsanctioned rallies on both sides of Victoria Harbour, condemning the government for deploying emergency powers to ban face masks at public gatherings.



          

Brooklyn Nets owner, Alibaba co-founder Tsai decries Houston Rockets GM's Hong Kong tweet

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Brooklyn Nets owner, Alibaba co-founder Tsai decries Houston Rockets GM's Hong Kong tweetIn an open letter to "NBA fans" posted on his personal Facebook page, Tsai wrote that he felt the need to speak about the issue as someone who had spent his professional life in China. "Supporting a separatist movement in a Chinese territory is one of those third-rail issues, not only for the Chinese government, but also for citizens of China," he wrote.



          

What can the average American citizen learn from the protests in Hong Kong?

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Our freedom is precious and precarious.
          

Hong Kong : la télévision chinoise annule la diffusion de deux matchs NBA après un tweet polémique d'un dirigeant de club

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Sur Twitter, le directeur général des Houston Rockets a soutenu les manifestations pro-démocratie, provoquant la colère de Pékin.
          

Diretor de time da NBA apoia protestos em Hong Kong e irrita chineses

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Daryl Morey, diretor geral do Houston Rockets, publicou no Twitter uma postagem em apoio aos manifestantes de Hong Kong, o que irritou a Associação Chinesa de Basquete, presidida por Yao Ming, membro do Hall da Fama do basquete nos Estados Unidos. Leia mais (10/07/2019 - 11h56)
          

Vea el misil DF-17 de China que superará sistema antiaéreo de EEUU

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China presenta misil balístico hipersónico con ojivas nucleares que superaría el sistema de defensa antimisiles de EE.UU., en medio de tensiones con Washington.

Las Fuerzas Armadas de China han exhibido el proyectil Dongfeng-17 (DF-17) durante el desfile que se ha organizado para conmemorar el 70.º aniversario de la creación de la República Popular China este martes 1 de octubre.

Según expertos, las características del Dongfeng-17, como su capacidad de volar a altas velocidades y a bajas altitudes que junto a su sistema de maniobrabilidad de lanzamiento de ojivas de manera independiente que complicaría aún más los intentos de su intercepción, hacen de este proyectil único entre sus similares en el mundo.

Durante el desfile que se ha celebrado en Pekín, la capital china, las autoridades también han mostrado el Dongfeng 41 (DF-41), un proyectil que convierte a China en el único país que opera tres tipos de misiles balísticos intercontinentales (ICBM, por sus siglas en inglés) de manera simultánea junto con el Dongfeng 5B (DF-5B).

Nada puede hacer que los pilares de nuestra gran nación se tambaleen. Nada puede impedir que la nación y el pueblo chinos avancen”, dice el presidente chino, Xi Jinping, con motivo de las celebraciones del 70.º aniversario de la creación de la República Popular China.

Unos 15000 soldados, cientos de tanques, misiles y aviones de combate han intervenido en las colosales celebraciones realizadas en la plaza de Tiananmen para festejar el camino recorrido por China desde que era un país devastado por la guerra y la pobreza hasta convertirse en la segunda mayor economía del mundo.

Ante tal demostración del poderío militar, el presidente chino, Xi Jinping, ha subrayado a los asistentes en los actos conmemorativos que “nada puede hacer que los pilares de nuestra gran nación se tambaleen. Nada puede impedir que la nación y el pueblo chinos avancen”.

En su discurso ofrecido desde la puerta de Tiananmen, el lugar en el que Mao Zedong proclamó la fundación de la República Popular el 1 de octubre de 1949, Xi ha subrayado que todos los chinos deben permanecer unidos en torno al Partido Comunista de China (PCCh) y comprometerse “con el espíritu de la paz, con la reunificación y con el modelo de un país, dos sistemas”.

Dicho esto, el mandatario ha pedido a sus compatriotas a que contribuyan al progreso de Hong Kong y Macao y al tiempo que les ha instado a continuar hasta la “completa reunificación” del país, en referencia a la isla de Taiwán, que China considera parte de su territorio.

En los últimos tiempos, China y EE.UU. se miden en diferentes campos como pueden ser la disputa comercial, iniciada por el presidente estadounidense, Donald Trump, o sus controversias en cuanto a las injerencias de Washington en los asuntos internos de Pekín: es decir, apoyar manifestaciones antigubernamentales de Hong Kong o apoyar al ejecutivo secesionista de Taiwán.


          

Blizzard bans Hearthstone grandmaster for Hong Kong supports, pulls prize winnings and kicks democracy in the teeth

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This weekend past, Hong Kong Hearthstone pro Chung "blitzchung" Ng Wai caused a storm of controversy when he appeared in a Hearthstone Grandmasters post-match interview, wearing a gas mask and goggles in defiance of the new law banning face masks in Hong Kong. In the stream, when he removed his mask, he shouted “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our age!." The stream has since been deleted from Blizzard’s Twitch channel - and Chung has been banned from play.

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Controversy as Apple removes Hong Kong protest app, saying it is ‘illegal’ [U]

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There is controversy today after Apple removed a Hong Kong protest app from the App Store. The developers claim that the app helps people avoid trouble spots and comply with the law, while Apple says that it’s intended to circumvent the law.

It’s currently unclear whether Apple made its own decision to remove the HKmap Live app, or whether it acted at the request of the Chinese government…

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Crise à Hong Kong : L’ambassade de Chine à Paris dénonce une déclaration « criminelle » de l’UE

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La Bourse de Hong Kong renonce à sa tentative de rachat de celle de Londres

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South Park 'apologizes' to China for mocking censorship

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South Park 'apologizes' to China for mocking censorship

The creators of South Park have 'apologized' to China after the show is reportedly banned in the country and it's exactly what you expect.

It has been reported that South Park is banned on the Chinese Internet, after last week's episode "Band in China". The episode follows dimwit Randy Marsh - father of Stan, a geologist, the voice of pop sensation Lorde, and the entrepreneur behind Tegridy Weed - on a journey to China to find more customers for his product. His visit instead gets Randy sent to a work camp where he has to speak praise of the communist party.

At the same time, Randy's son Stan is trying to film a biopic for his several-weeks-old death metal band Crimson Dawn, but finds out that he has to censor topics ranging from Winnie the Pooh to the Dalai Lama in order to appease Chinese censors and make money in the country.

The episode even shows a Chinese censor in military uniform erasing things that Stan writes down, or erasing things he types on his laptop.

Apparently, the Chinese authorities didn't see the humor in the episode and reports are that South Park is now banned on the Chinese Internet. Matt Stone and Trey Parker responded to the news in a fashion we've come to expect over the years from the minds behind South Park. While it clearly makes fun of the Chinese reaction to the episode, it also takes aim at the NBA.

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted support for Hong Kong protesters on Friday, in a tweet that has since disappeared. Today, the NBA apologized to "friends and fans" in China who were offended by Morey's tweet. So how did Matt and Trey seek to mend South Park's relationship with China?

"Official apology to China from Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

'Like the NBA, we welcome the Chinese censors into our homes and into our hearts. We too love money more than freedom and democracy. Xi doesn't look just like Winnie the Pooh at all. Tune into our 300th episode this Wednesday at 10! Long live the Great Communist Party of China! May this autumn's sorghum harvest be bountiful! We good now China?'"

Can you feel the sincerity evident in every word?

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BBC World News: Chinese TV scraps plans to show NBA exhibition games

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The row over a tweet from Houston Rockets boss Daryl Morley supporting Hong Kong protesters intensifies.
          

Hong Kong cleans up after protests | Killer cop sentencing: WATCH the top world news videos for today

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Hong Kong cleans up after intense October 1 protests | Guyger sentencing begins after guilty verdict; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH.
          

Stories for 8th of Leaffall, Year of the Eel

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BONEFROG 5-the Thoughtpool militia stage show of force on streets, jeered by residents - And want an independent inquiry into militia action. "Greensword militia are ridiculous, they are out of control," said a 22-year-old adventurer watching the militia who gave his name only as Crystalhearts.

The Black Forest could face refugee influx bigger than the Year of the Sunfish if the Lawful Alliance does not agree quota system, interior minister warns - Or perhaps an even larger one.” Mr Mosshold, a member of the conservative ARCHSLYME party, was one of the most critical voices in the high elf royal towards Icefire Merkel’s decision to open the land’s borders in the Year of the Sunfish. But his new plan has surprised many by committing the Black Forest to taking in a quarter of the asylum seekers that arrive in the Lawful Alliance via the sea crossing from Dragonspire to the Greysky Forest.  He has not committed to accept any of those entering the Lawful Alliance via the Cyclopean Realm or Darkwood.  In a trip to Shortridge and the Cyclopean Realm which was spurred by a sharp rise in migrant crossings in the Brightbranch over the past year, the veteran autocrat said he would push for increased the Lawful Alliance funds to be assigned to Shortridge, while offering more technical support for the Cyclopean Realm&#39;s coast guard. An agreement signed with Fyrewing in the Year of the Duck was key in turning the tide on a surge of migration which saw over a million asylum seekers arrive in the Black Forest. Ever since the crisis peaked in the Year of the Sunfish Cavedust has been pushing on Darkbones for a binding quota system, but these efforts have foundered in the face of resistance from the Lawful Alliance. Mr Mosshold&#39;s quota proposals have proven unpopular inside his own party. Ralph Shimmertoads, CDU/ARCHSLYME faction leader in the Crystalweb, suggested over the weekend that the plan would encourage smugglers to increase their activities. "Mistarks is the interior minister’s initiative, it does not come from the CDU/ARCHSLYME faction in the Crystalweb. We will have to take a very close look at his plans," Mr Shimmertoads said.

BONEFROG 1-beholder defence minister holds talks by Amulet of Far Voice with orc counterpart SPYRERAIN - Beholder Clyffroot Lord Spearrain Glassroot held talks by Amulet of Far Voice with orc Warlord Speargrove Airwisp, the FYELDSPEAR news agency reported on Monday, citing the beholder ministry. Greensword beholder ministry did not disclose details of the talks, Rootvalley, another news agency, said. In Silkrain, the Smokegleam confirmed Airwisp and his beholder counterpart had spoken but declined to provide any details on what was discussed.


          

Hong Kong's Leader Warns 'No Options Ruled Out' If Protests Continue - NPR

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  1. Hong Kong's Leader Warns 'No Options Ruled Out' If Protests Continue  NPR
  2. 'No options can be ruled out,' says Carrie Lam when asked about a China intervention  Guardian News
  3. Hong Kong Shaken After Long Weekend of Violence  The Wall Street Journal
  4. Hong Kong’s Mask Ban Reveals Carrie Lam’s True Face  The New York Times
  5. Chinese Cut Back on Travel Over the Golden Week Holiday  Bloomberg
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Hong Kong drops £32bn bid for London Stock Exchange - BBC News

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  1. Hong Kong drops £32bn bid for London Stock Exchange  BBC News
  2. Hong Kong Stock Exchange Drops Nearly $37 Billion Bid for London Rival  The Wall Street Journal
  3. Hong Kong bourse pulls plug on $39 billion play for London Stock Exchange  Reuters
  4. LSE's long history of failed mega-deals  Andover Advertiser
  5. Hong Kong Left Exposed by HKEX Surrender on LSE  Bloomberg
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Hong Kong's Leader Warns 'No Options Ruled Out' If Protests Continue

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Despite the veiled threat that China's military could intervene in the territory, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said she still believes that the people of Hong Kong "should find solutions ourselves."
          

Hong Kong police jeered by residents as protesters target shopping malls

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Mailvox: a different perspective on Hong Kong

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An update on the Hong Kong situation from a mainlander:

I wanted to send this to you last week but the outside internet has been completely inaccessible in China for the past two weeks because of the National Day holiday. They do this every year but it's particularly bad this year.

A few days ago the ENTIRE Hong Kong metro system was closed because the "protesters" went on a rampage in response to a new law making it illegal to wear a mask in public. Every single metro station. Imagine if that had happened in a major American city of ten million people, what the police and the National Guard would do.

Pat Buchanan has an article in which he states, "The people of Hong Kong, who are surely being cheered by many on the mainland of China ..." All respect to Pat Buchanan but he doesn't understand this situation at all.

There is mutual hatred between Hong Kong and mainland people. NO ONE on the mainland is cheering the Hong Kong protesters. They think Hong Kong people are a bunch of spoiled brats who are now wrecking their own city and being used by the West because they think they're better than mainland people. And Hong Kong people, meanwhile, think they ARE better than mainland people because they've had the benefit of a hundred years of imposed quasi-Western civilization and the result is a more well-mannered people and a more orderly society in a higher-quality environment.

But Hong Kong has been going downhill for decades now, due to various reasons that are not reducible to a simple statement, and the mainland has been in the ascendancy. But regardless, if Beijing sends in the troops, (which I don't think they will do because the bad PR outweighs any other benefit; they'll probably just let Hong Kong burn because they don't really need it) I assure you that the vast majority of mainland Chinese will applaud this decision and love their government even more, seeing it as just desserts for a bunch of spoiled traitors, i.e. Chinese who don't want to be Chinese and who collude with the yang guizi (foreign devils).

The global media would of course use any move by Beijing as a way to paint China as the new Nazis. You can see this narrative already developing and being pushed by Bannon and others, as well as the Hong Kong protesters themselves, who are quite obviously trying to provoke a violent response. But for the mainland Chinese, it would only solidify their sense of "us against the world." My fear is that the people who want the next big war are actively pushing in this direction. I hope that Trump and Xi Jinping really are friendly, because they're increasingly looking like Kennedy and Khrushchev.
          

Houston Rockets, NBA Face Backlash After Tweet Supporting Hong Kong Protesters

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Envio via correios (USPS,China Post e Hong Kong Post)

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Envio via correios (USPS,China Post e Hong Kong Post)       A opção postal (China Post, USPS)é a opção que eu mais recomendo aos meus amigos e a que eu mais utilizo, os motivos ficarão bem claros a seguir e espero que todos entendam a vantagens de se utilizar os correios para receber suas […]

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Chinese military could step in if violence in Hong Kong escalates further: Carrie Lam

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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has warned that the Chinese military could step in if violence in the city escalates further. Speaking at a weekly news conference, Mrs Lam said Hong Kong’s economy is suffering immensely from the weeks of protests and regular clashes between police and demonstrators. The embattled leader also made an assurance […]
          

Peaceful Hong Kong Protesters attacked civilian

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Hong Kong Protesters burned a book store and starbucks with no reason

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Hong Kong Protesters burned a book store and starbucks with no reason
          

The Micronauts “They Came From Inner Space”

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Micronauts was a North American science fiction toyline manufactured and marketed by Mego from 1976 to 1980. The Micronauts toyline was based on and licensed from the Microman toyline created by Japanese-based toy company Takara in 1974.

Mego discontinued the Micronauts line in 1980 prior to the company’s bankruptcy and dissolution in 1982. Years after Mego’s demise other toy companies, such as Palisades Toys and SOTA (State of the Art) Toys, have attempted to revive the toyline over the years.

Takara first released Microman toys in Japan in 1974 as a smaller version their popular 8-inch-tall (20 cm) and 12-inch-tall (30 cm) 1972 Henshin Cyborg (Transforming Cyborg) line. Henshin Cyborg figures were based on Combat Joe figures — which themselves were based on Hasbro’s G.I. Joe figures — with their bodies molded in clear plastic, exposing their inner workings and supposed cybernetic parts.

By downscaling their size, Takara sought to create a toyline that would offset the sheer cost of producing a full line of plastic-based figures and related playsets as well as acknowledging that basic living space is limited for most Japanese households. Smaller Microman figures would not only cost less to produce during the energy crisis of the 1970s, the line’s smaller scale would also take up less physical space in a household and thus be more attractive to space conscious consumers in the Japanese market.

In Japan, the Microman figures themselves were marketed as actually being 3.75-inch-tall (9.5 cm) cyborg entities that hailed from a fictional planet known as "Micro Earth" and disguised themselves as action figures while on Earth.


In 1976, Mego licensed several Microman toys from Takara and marketed the toyline in North America and other countries as Micronauts. During their initial series 1 and series 2 release, Takara produced small quantities of products in Japan before production was officially moved to Mego’s facilities in Hong Kong.

While much of the initial Micronaut toyline offerings were simply repackaged versions of Takara Microman equivalents, some items in the Micronaut toyline were original Mego creations that used, modified and reconfigured parts from existing Takara toys. For example, the larger, 6.5-inch (17 cm) magnetic action figures Baron Karza and Force Commander were re-colorings of the Magnemo Kotetsu Jeeg action figures with newly designed heads. In addition, as the Micronaut line grew in popularity, Mego expanded the line by creating whole new figures from scratch such as the "Aliens" line which included Antron, Repto, Membros, Lobros, Kronos and Centaurus.



The Micronaut toyline sold extremely well for Mego, which at one point—according to Mego’s Executive VP of Marketing/Vice President of Mego Research and Development (1972-1980), Neal Kublan—generated more than $32 million in sales for the $110 million company during one period.

After Mego’s 1982 bankruptcy and dissolution, the original molds for many of the toys were sold to Hourtoys/M and D Toys for their Interchangables discount toyline, other original molds were sold to PAC Toys for use in their Lords of Light toyline and even Takara produced several series 5 toys for Italian licensee/distributor Gig’s i Micronauti line. Additionally, leftover Micronaut toyline stock from Mego’s production run was eventually sold for sale/clearance in North America by Lion Rock Limited under the Micronauts name. - From Wikipedia

The Micronauts comic books featuring a group of characters based on the Mego Micronauts toy line. The first title was published by Marvel Comics in 1979, with both original characters and characters based on the toys. Marvel published two Micronauts series, mostly written by Bill Mantlo, until 1986, well after the toy line was cancelled in 1980. In the 2000s, Image Comics and Devil's Due Publishing each briefly published their own Micronauts series. Byron Preiss Visual Publications also published three paperback novels based on the Micronauts. In July 2015, IDW Publishing announced that they would publish a new comic book series. In December 2015, it was announced that a live-action film version of the Micronauts was currently in development by Hasbro Studios and Paramount.

The Micronauts began life as comic book characters thanks to a fortuitous accident on Christmas 1977. Marvel Comics writer Bill Mantlo's son Adam opened a new present, a line of the Mego Corporation's Micronauts action figures. Seeing the toys, Mantlo was instantly struck by inspiration to write their adventures. Convincing then Editor-in-chief Jim Shooter to get the comics license for these toys, Mantlo was hired to script their series.

The first series of the Micronauts ran from January 1979 to August 1984 and included 59 issues and two Annuals. The series was written by Bill Mantlo and featured art by Michael Golden. Other artists on the series included Howard Chaykin, Steve Ditko, Rich Buckler, Pat Broderick, Val Mayerik, Keith Giffen, Greg LaRocque, Gil Kane, Luke McDonnell, Mike Vosburg, Butch Guice, and Kelley Jones. Micronauts, along with Moon Knight and Ka-Zar the Savage, became one of Marvel's first ongoing series to be distributed exclusively to comic book stores beginning with issue #38 (Feb. 1982).

In the United Kingdom, The Micronauts was first included as a supporting strip in Marvel UK's Star Wars Weekly comic in January 1979 for several months and then in the first nine issues of Star Heroes Pocketbook, alongside Battlestar Galactica, before joining the new Future Tense reprint anthology. Unlike the U.S. version, these strips were printed in black and white.

The Micronauts Special Edition five-issue limited series (December 1983-April 1984) reprinted issues #1–12 and a back-up feature from #25. The X-Men and the Micronauts four-issue limited series (January 1984–April 1984) was co-written by Mantlo and Chris Claremont and drawn by Butch Guice.

The second volume of Micronauts, subtitled The New Voyages, was published from October 1984 to May 1986 and ran 20 issues. The series was written by Peter B. Gillis and featured early-career artwork by Kelley Jones. After this series the Marvel-owned license lapsed.

From the late 1990s the characters Marionette, Arcturus Rann and Bug (all Marvel properties) have appeared in various Marvel titles (without referencing the Micronauts label). Bug has appeared in a solo one-shot and together with cosmic hero Star-Lord, as part of a new incarnation of the Guardians of the Galaxy. - From Wikipedia

Micronauts #2 February 1979 Marvel Comics

Cover pencils by Michael Golden, inks by Joe Rubinstein, script by Bill Mantlo, pencils by Michael Golden, inks by Joe Rubinstein

"Earth!":

Escaping from Prince Shaitan and Baron Karza, the Micronauts arrive on Earth where they are the size of small toys; Prince Shaitan succeeds in following them and attacks them in the garden of the Coffin Family. "Time Traveller: character profile, script by Bill Mantlo, pencils by Michael Golden, inks by Josef Rubinstein. "An Irresistable Force!" Hostess Twinkies ad featuring Iron Man.

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Marionette

Princess Mari is an adventurer and living legend within the Microverse. On the day Arcturus Rann, son of the revered Lord Dallan and Lady Sepsis Rann, returned home from his 1,000 year journey exploring the far reaches of the Microverse, Mari's parents, the acting king and queen, were slain by the true authority of Homeworld, the tyrant Baron Karza. Mari disguised herself as a puppet while fleeing to join the rebellion, and adopted the name Marionette. Joining Rann, the rogue Insectivorid, Bug, the mighty crown-prince of planet Spartak, Acroyear, and Rann's roboid, Biotron, Mari and her roboid, Microtron became the team called the Micronauts. Under Rann's leadership, they shared many adventures both in the Microverse and traveling across the Spacewall barrier to Earth. Marionette fell in love with Arcturus Rann. Marionette and the Micronauts team ultimately defeated Baron Karza, but not until the Baron enacted a complete genocide across all of Homeworld. Mari and the Micronauts ultimately sacrificed their lives becoming Prime Beings, seeding life across Homeworld and restoring the planet to its natural state.

Through unrevealed means, Marionette, Rann, and Bug have been reborn, and continue to share adventures together as the Microns. - From Marvel Comics

Micronauts #3 March 1979 Marvel Comics

Cover pencils by Michael Golden, inks by Joe Rubinstein, script by Bill Mantlo, pencils by Michael Golden (breakdowns) and Joe Rubinstein, inks by Joe Rubinstein

"Death-Duel at Daytona Beach!":

The battle continues between the Micronauts and the soldiers of Karza after the opponents travel throughout space and arrive on Earth; After a massive battle and a lot of destruction, the Micronauts win, but it wasn't a happy victory; Bug is missing, the Endeavor is crippled, and the tracking device permits Baron Karza to discover a other world to conquer. Baron Karza illustration, pencils by Michael Golden, inks by Josef Rubinstein. "The Incredible Hulk Changes His Mind!" Hostess Cup Cakes ad.

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Lam says Chinese military could step in if uprising gets bad

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Lam says Chinese military could step in if uprising gets badHong Kong leader Carrie Lam warned Tuesday that the Chinese military could step in if an uprising for democratic reforms that has rocked the city for months "becomes so bad" but said the government still hopes to resolve the crisis itself. The protests started in June over a now-shelved extradition bill that would have allowed some criminal suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial but have since morphed into a larger anti-government movement.



          

China's tourists cut back foreign travel over 'Golden Week', choose patriotic destinations at home

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China's tourists cut back foreign travel over 'Golden Week', choose patriotic destinations at homeChinese mainland tourists cut back on trips and spending abroad during the long "Golden Week" holidays in early October, with a weaker yuan, political turmoil in Hong Kong and global tensions dampening their enthusiasm to travel too far from home. China is the single largest source of tourists in the world.



          

Blizzard Bans Hearthstone Pro & Rescinds his Prize Money for Supporting Hong Kong Protests

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Blizzard has ban Ng Wai “blitzchung” Chung from Hearthstone competitions for 12 months and revoked his Grandmasters Season 2 prize money following his outspoken support of Hong Kong’s protest movement. Chung used an interview conducted by Hearthstone’s official Taiwanese organization last week as a platform to voice his support of the cause. In the video, […]

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NBA Under Fire After Bending Over Backward for Communist China, Apologizing for Pro-Freedom Tweet

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The NBA sided with China’s totalitarian government after Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey spoke out Friday in support of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. In the now-deleted tweet, Morey posted an image reading, “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong.” He was expressing his backing for the hundreds of thousands of activists protesting against…

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Blizzard pulls Blitzchung from Hearthstone tournament over support for Hong Kong protests - CNET

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Houston Rockets, NBA Face Backlash After Tweet Supporting Hong Kong Protesters

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The Evolution of Wing Chun Kung Fu Kicking Techniques

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Название: The Evolution of Wing Chun Kung Fu Kicking Techniques
Автор: Osmond Lam
Издательство: Alex Publication
Год: 2017
Формат: pdf
Страниц: 153
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This text, thick with history, presents a rarely shown part of the master techniques of Wing Chun style Kung Fu. This is an important and noteworthy text in the Wing Chun canon.
The Evolution of Wing Chun Kung Fu Kicking Techniques is divided into distinct parts. The introductions add background about Wing Chun's lineage, including a very interesting front piece by C. S. Tang, a noted authority. There is much information on who was who in the branch containing Chow Tze Chuen. The intro also includeds an original piece by the author discussing the many controversies within the Wing Chun camp. Here we find a lot of inside stories such as Yip Man's fight with Wong Shun Leung. We also get a glimpse of Yip Man's personality; his charm and humor. This first half of the book takes us through the alleys of Hong Kong with Yip Man's and Wing Chun's slow but continual growth in popularity.
Following is a long section on Wing Chun kicking, including pages showing a correspondence between the dummy form and this style's key kicks. Next, a switch to kicks performed while playing Sticky Hands. The author's teacher, Chan Tak-Kwong then performs the entire series of the Shortened 13 Legs set. AFter this comes more combinations and principles.
The author is very firm on the idea (and his teacher's) that the dummy is insufficient to teach real fighting footwork. He offers a discussion on the half-circle defense and placement.
          

China TV drops NBA exhibition games; league defends free speech

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Chinese state television said on Tuesday it would not air NBA exhibition games played in the country this week, heaping pressure on the U.S. basketball league after a tweet by a Houston Rockets executive backing protests in Hong Kong.

          

China smartphone maker Vivo says to suspend all cooperation with NBA

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Chinese smartphone maker Vivo said on Tuesday it will suspend all cooperation with the National Basketball Association (NBA), joining a series of Chinese firms cutting ties with the league following a tweet by a Houston Rockets executive supporting Hong Kong's protesters.

          

Adam Silver issues new statement on situation between NBA and China

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The original statement that NBA commissioner Adam Silver issued in response to Houston Rockets general manager Darryl Morey’s tweet about Hong Kong left many fans outraged, and the league is now trying to clarify its stance. On Sunday night, the NBA issued a statement acknowledging that Morey’s tweet supporting the protests in Hong Kong “offended...Read More
          

Nets Owner Joe Tsai Didn’t Seem Political. Until Now.

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In response to an N.B.A. executive’s Twitter post, Tsai called pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong a “separatist movement,” further inflaming a geopolitical controversy.
          

How HK's emergency law may further worry investors

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The masks ban using colonial-era legislation further damages Hong Kong's democratic credentials. With no end to the turmoil in sight, the city's financial status continues to weaken.
          

Hong Kong turmoil could cast a 'shadow' over China-US trade talks, experts say

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"It will just irritate the Chinese that the two [situations] are being linked," said Richard Harris, CEO of Hong Kong-based asset management firm Port Shelter Investment Management.
          

Hong Kong Plunges Deeper into Crisis as Protests Break Out for the Third Consecutive Day

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Anti-communist crowds marched through Hong Kong Sunday to decry the government’s emergency powers and press their demands for political freedom. Many wore masks in open defiance of a government ban on facial coverings meant as a deterrent to protesters, whose four-month-old democratic rebellion has thrown the semi-autonomous enclave into crisis and caused consternation among China’s top leadership.

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China possibly gearing up to quash Hong Kong Protests

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China has doubled its troop presence in the former British colony of Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong threat: Carrie Lam warns Chinese military could be called in

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Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam has warned that the Chinese military could step in if an uprising for democratic reforms that has rocked the city for months "becomes so bad" but reiterated the government still hopes to resolve the crisis...
          

China denuncia “hipocresía” de la UE ante protestas de Hong Kong

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Hong Kong : un risque à ne pas sous-estimer !

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Etant donné la superficie de cette région administrative, à peine plus de 1 100 kilomètres carrés, d’aucuns pourraient trouver surprenant de voir les tensions à Hong Kong avoir une incidence…

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Blizzard Suspends Hearthstone Player For Hong Kong Support, Pulls Prize Money

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Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai, a pro Hearthstone player from Hong Kong, ended a stream earlier this week with a statement of support for those engaged in months-long protests against local police and government. As a result of this, Blizzard has ruled that he violated competition rules, and have handed out a heavy…

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Quand un tweet pro-Hong Kong provoque un mini-séisme entre la NBA et la Chine

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POLÉMIQUE - La ligue de basket américaine, la NBA, est actuellement dans la tourmente après la publication d'un tweet pro-Hong Kong du directeur général des Houston Rockets, Daryl Morey. Un post que l'Etat chinois n'a que très peu goûté, condamnant ses propos et suspendant la diffusion en Chine des matchs d'exhibition de la NBA.
          

EN DIRECT - Hong Kong : Trump dit espérer une solution "pacifique" et "humaine"

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MANIFESTATIONS – Alors que la colère n’était toujours pas retombée à Hong Kong, et ce en dépit du retrait du texte qui a mis le feu aux poudres, l’exécutif local a interdit le port d’un masque lors des mobilisations vendredi dernier. Une mesure qui n'avait plus été utilisée depuis 1967 et qui, sans surprise, a mis de l’huile sur le feu. Suivez les dernières infos.
          

Hearthstone gamer banned for Hong Kong protest

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Apple approves Hong Kong protest location app

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The firm had said the app, which shows protesters where the police are, "enabled illegal activity".
          

Governo de Hong Kong estuda limitar acesso à Internet

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Para tentar conter as manifestações, o governo já havia proibido máscaras; no dia 1º de outubro, um policial atirou em um estudante que participava de um ato. Manifestante chuta lata de gás lacrimogêneo em Hong Kong, em 7 de outubro de 2019 Jorge Silva/Reuters O governo de Hong Kong planeja limitar o acesso à Internet, afirmou um membro do conselho executivo à AFP nesta segunda-feira (7). O Executivo proibiu, na semana passada, o o uso de máscaras nas manifestações, medida que alimentou os protestos. "Enquanto houver meios de reprimir os distúrbios, o governo não poderá descartar a possibilidade de proibir a Internet", disse à AFP Ip Kwok-ele, membro do conselho executivo e deputado pró-Pequim. Justiça de Hong Kong começa a julgar manifestantes detidos por usar máscaras O movimento pró-democracia usa fóruns on-line e mensagens criptografadas para organizar suas ações de protesto. Manifestantes desafiam a lei usando máscaras em Hong Kong Ip, que é membro do órgão consultivo da chefe do Executivo de Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, enfatizou que restringir o acesso à Internet pode ter consequências terríveis para Hong Kong. "Acho que uma das condições para a implementação da proibição da Internet seria que isso não afete as empresas de Hong Kong", acrescentou. O anúncio acontece após três dias seguidos de "flashmobs" (ações relâmpago) e concentrações não autorizadas, das quais milhares de pessoas participaram no território semiautônomo. Nesta segunda-feira (7), policiais dispararam gás lacrimogêneo em centenas de manifestantes que se reuniam perto de uma estação de metrô no distrito que têm mais recebido atos. Dezenas de milhares de pessoas, inclusive famílias com crianças, marcharam no centro da cidade nos últimos três dias. A maioria estava com máscara. Alguns manifestantes radicais vandalizaram escritórios do governo, bem como filiais de vários bancos e estações de metrô da China. Grande parte da rede metroviária foi suspensa por três dias. Empresas com vínculos com a China também foram atacadas, como agências de bancos chineses. Mapa mostra localização de Hong Kong G1 A mobilização se tornou especialmente violenta depois que, na sexta-feira (4), Carrie Lam decidiu recorrer a uma lei de emergência para proibir o uso de máscaras nos protestos. A medida agitou os ânimos, e milhares de pessoas desafiaram a proibição, manifestando-se com o rosto coberto. Lei injusta Nesta segunda (7), as duas primeiras pessoas que tentaram violar a proibição, um estudante e uma mulher de 38 anos, compareceram perante um tribunal em Hong Kong. A sala estava cheia de militantes, que usavam máscaras. Os dois detidos foram acusados de manifestação ilegal, fato pelo qual podem ser condenados a três anos de prisão, assim como por terem violado a proibição de usar máscara em uma mobilização pública, sujeitos a mais um ano atrás das grades. Ambos foram soltos sob fiança. Fora do tribunal, os manifestantes entoavam slogans como "usar máscara não é crime" e "a lei é injusta". Muitos opositores temem que essa proibição seja o prelúdio para a adoção de novas medidas de emergência por parte das autoridades. "É uma desculpa para introduzir outras leis totalitárias, e a próxima será a lei marcial", disse um manifestante, Lo, à AFP em frente ao tribunal. Texto polêmico Desde 1º de outubro, a mobilização se intensificou. Os piores confrontos até agora ocorreram nesta data, quando a República Popular da China comemorou o 70º aniversário de sua fundação. Naquele dia, pela primeira vez, um policial disparou uma bala de verdade contra um estudante de 18 anos, que ficou gravemente ferido. Durante o fim de semana, os manifestantes se concentraram nos bairros do centro da ilha de Hong Kong e, do outro lado da baía, na península de Kowloon, apesar das fortes chuvas. Na China, a indignação tomou conta do país após um texto do gerente da equipe de basquete americana do Houston Rockets, apoiando o povo de Hong Kong. O texto foi removido e, nesta segunda-feira (7), James Harden, jogador do Houston Rockets, apresentou suas desculpas. James Harden, do Houston Rockets, treina em Tóquio antes de um jogo de exibição no dia 6 de outubro de 2019 Kyodo/via Reuters Mesmo assim, a emissora pública chinesa CCTV anunciou que suspenderá a transmissão dos jogos da equipe da NBA.
          

Celebração em Pequim, luto em Hong Kong

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No dia em que se assinalaram os 70 anos da implantação da República Popular da China, Hong Kong respondeu às celebrações de Pequim com um “Dia de Luto”, que se traduziu em confrontos entre manifestantes e forças de segurança em vários pontos da região. O PONTO FINAL acompanhou um dia em que a marcha de […]
          

Amnistia: Governo de Hong Kong persegue líderes políticos, força policial próxima da tortura

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O director da Amnistia Internacional (AI) em Hong Kong defendeu, em entrevista à Lusa, que há uma perseguição selectiva de líderes políticos no território e que, por vezes, o uso de força policial se aproxima da tortura. Man-kei Tam defendeu ainda que a plataforma de diálogo que o Governo do território estreou na passada semana […]
          

Vigilante violence prompts fears of widening polarisation in Hong Kong

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No Mandarin allowed! Chinese citizens in Hong Kong are living in fear - New Straits Times

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  1. No Mandarin allowed! Chinese citizens in Hong Kong are living in fear  New Straits Times
  2. I do not rule out China's intervention: Carrie Lam  Malaysiakini
  3. Hong Kong cabinet member floats internet censorship to contain unrest  The Sun Daily
  4. Safeguarding ‘one country, two systems’ more important than ever  South China Morning Post
  5. Hong Kong’s Mask Ban Reveals Carrie Lam’s True Face  The New York Times
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NBA's China reaction shows the league is only woke when it doesn't cost money

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The NBA has won plaudits for supporting social issues in the US. But like any other sports league, it is an entertainment vehicle built to maximize profits

The NBA’s handling of the Daryl Morey controversy over the weekend showed the league is happy to toe the “woke” line at home while selling out abroad, all in the endless pursuit of cash.

Since March, anti-government protests have swept Hong Kong. The movement has since expanded to include the question of Hong Kong’s legal independence from China. Police and pro-democracy protestors have clashed, with live ammunition even being used on the crowds.

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Chinese Basketball Association Suspends Involvement with NBA Team after Hong Kong Tweet

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By Dan Palmer | The Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) has suspended its relationship with Houston Rockets after the NBA giant’s general manager offered his support to Hong Kong’s protesters.  Daryl Morey tweeted an image which included the words “Fight for freedom, fight for Hong Kong” which has angered many Chinese. As well as the CBA, […]
          

Hong Kong's violent protests show no sign of stopping. Some are deciding it's time to leave

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In the middle of a beautiful sunset in May, Emily's boyfriend knelt before her on a beach in Japan and proposed. Overjoyed, she said yes.

          

China won't show NBA preseason games

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China won't broadcast or stream NBA preseason games held in the country. It's a dramatic escalation of a political firestorm that began when the general manager of the Houston Rockets expressed support for pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

          

Why China’s NBA dust-up offers a glimpse of its power — and of a basketball love affair

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I distinctly remember the first time I felt a twinge of Chinese pride. Not of pride in being from Hong Kong — which I already felt — but pride in the achievements of the People’s Republic of China. Of the mainland.

I was in a theatre in Vancouver, staring up at the screen in awe. There was the largest man I had ever seen, bounding around Americans and making them look like flustered children, casually dunking basketballs into the hoop like he was reaching for a jar of pickles in the kitchen.

It was 2004 and “The Year of the Yao” was in theatres worldwide.

The seven-foot-six Chinese basketball phenom Yao Ming, who played his entire NBA career for the Houston Rockets, proved to be an absolute cash cow for the NBA because his success was a key reason for the popularity of the sport exploding in China.

This week, China’s passion for basketball was on full display — as was the sight of an authoritarian regime flexing its muscle and going on offence.

On Friday, Daryl Morey, the general manager of the Houston Rockets, shared an image on his personal Twitter account that read: “fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong.” Chinese basketball officials swiftly broke off relations with the Rockets, Chinese companies cancelled multimillion-dollar deals and the NBA has forced Morey to apologize and issued an apology of its own.

Critics denounced the grovelling apologies as a bastardization of the West’s purported free speech ideals. This could be a turning point in which Chinese money has inexorably brought capitalist democracies to its knees, they said.

In point of fact, this isn’t new. We’ve seen it before, with major international companies from airlines to luxury fashion brands to jewelry companies apologizing for hurting the feelings of the Chinese people recently for offences such as listing Hong Kong or Taiwan as separate countries on their websites. And on Tuesday, the Associated Press reported that video games maker Activision Blizzard had kicked a Hong Kong esports pro out of a tournament and after he voiced support for Hong Kong’s protesters.

But in the case of the NBA dust-up, the feelings of the Chinese people seem particularly crushed.

Why? Because China loves it some basketball — and, as a result, there are billions of dollars and more at stake.

In the most recent NBA season, half a billion people in China tuned in to watch games. Tencent, a huge Chinese tech company, paid as much as $1.5 billion (U.S.) for the right to stream the season, according to Lanxiong Sports, an online Chinese sports publication.

There are many theories online about why the game stokes such passion in China. American missionaries may have brought the sport to mainland China in the late 1890s. The team sport didn’t require much space or equipment to play and it quickly spread across the country. In 1936, the Chinese fielded its first Olympic basketball team. The Chinese army has been playing basketball for decades as a way to foster a sense of teamwork and competition among troops.

There is even cultural folklore around the benefits of basketball. My parents firmly believed that the constant jumping and stretching involved in the sport made children grow up tall and strong, so in between piano lessons, math tutorials and Cantonese lessons, they prioritized basketball as a family activity. My dad was my first community youth league basketball coach.

This week, I searched the word “Morey” on Weibo, the Twitter-like blogging platform in China, and it returned thousands of results.

One commenter wrote: “Hong Kong has been China’s since ancient times! I’ll never watch another Rockets game in this life! I won’t support any Rockets star! Never welcome Rockets to China! Really angry!”

And then for good measure, the commenter wrote in English: “Morey, you suck.”

On the other hand, the Rockets still have some loyal fans in China, with one distraught fan reportedly arrested in China’s Jilin province. A 25-year-old man surnamed Wang posted a photo on Weibo showing him in a James Harden Rockets jersey holding a Chinese flag in one hand and a lighter in the other, along with the caption: “I live and die with my team. Come and catch me.” On Monday morning, the city of Liaoyuan announced that Wang was arrested for insulting China’s national flag.

If Beijing tries to ban the NBA completely, like it bans so many things from Instagram to Facebook to couples having more than two children, would China’s sports fans stay patriotic, or would the move lead to some serious social instability? I don’t know.

When I first moved to Beijing to work as a foreign correspondent five years ago, I made my first local friends from joining a pickup basketball group. Some of these friends are now angrily posting on Chinese social media about Morey’s tweet. News of the offending post had quickly spread in China despite Twitter being banned there.

It is important to remember that most people in China only have access to a highly-skewed version of events in Hong Kong. Many believe the state media line that protesters are violent rioters who advocate for separatism. Meanwhile, independence from the mainland isn’t even one of the protesters’ widely-circulated five demands.

This isn’t an obligatory outpouring of criticism to score political points. Millions of Chinese basketball fans seem seriously distressed. They love basketball and the NBA so much, and now they feel as though the NBA has betrayed them.

The tweet roiled not just the authoritarian regime that’s trying to stifle calls for democracy in Hong Kong — but also the sports passion of a nation nearly 1.5 billion strong.

Joanna Chiu is a senior reporter for Star Vancouver. Follow her on Twitter: @joannachiu


          

Food In Auckland 2019

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Some places I like these days that are (mostly) pretty close to my house:

  • Jade Town (Dominion Road): Uighur food. A bit Chinese, a bit Indian, but not much like either.
  • Cypress (Dominion Road): New-ish yum cha (dim sum) place. Some interesting dishes I'd never seen before.
  • Viet Kitchen (Dominion Road): More authentic, bit more expensive Vietnamese.
  • Hot And Spicy Pot (Dominion Road, city): tasty pay-per-weight stir-fry.
  • Barilla (Dominion Road): Decent cheap dumplings and other Chinese food.
  • Tombo (Newmarket): Quality Korean-Japanese BBQ/hotpot buffet.
  • Hansan (Newmarket, city): Still a favourite cheap Vietnamese-Chinese place.
  • Master Dumpling (Newmarket): good dumplings, great sweet potato in melted sugar.
  • Faro (Newmarket): Nice Korean lunch combo.
  • Momotea (Newmarket): Taiwanese-style cafe with strong frozen drink selection.
  • Selera (Newmarket): Malaysian cafe food.
  • Sun World (Newmarket): Reliably good yum cha.
  • Kimchi Project (city): Kimchi fusion-eseque place. Kimchi carbonara is great.
  • BBQ Duck Cafe (city): Good value tasty Hong Kong-style cafe.
  • Nol Bu Ne (city): Great value Korean food.
  • Uncle Man's (city): Malaysian food — best roti around IMHO.
  • Kiin (Mt Eden): Great cheap Thai food.
  • Altar (Mt Eden): Good value sandwhich+fries lunch special.
  • Corner Burger (Mt Eden): Great burger+fries+shake combo — the shakes are especially good.
  • Gangnam Style (Takapuna): Korean BBQ buffet. The worst thing about this place is the name.
  • Petra Schwarma (Kingsland): Really nice Jordanian food.
  • Mama Rich (Greenlane): Good Malaysian cafe food, a bit cheaper than Selera.
  • Chocolate Boutique (Parnell): Not exactly a restaurant but for dessert, a great option.

          

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  1. NBA Defends 'Freedom Of Speech' For Employees As China Moves To Block Games  NPR
  2. China stops NBA broadcasts over Hong Kong tweet backlash  Fox News
  3. The World’s Wokest Sports League Bows to China  The New York Times
  4. Daryl Morey's tweet on Hong Kong shows how China is calling the shots in the NBA  NBC News
  5. Houston, We Have a China Problem  The Wall Street Journal
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Blizzard Entertainment, best known for publishing World of Warcraft, suspended a pro Hearthstone player and pulled his prize money because he said, “Liberate Hong Kong. Revolution of our age!” during a livestream.

Blizzard, which has a huge and lucrative market in China, determined that Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai's utterance was in violation of a competition rule:

2019 HEARTHSTONE GRANDMASTERS OFFICIAL COMPETITION RULES v1.4 p.12, Section 6.1 (o)

Engaging in any act that, in Blizzard’s sole discretion, brings you into public disrepute, offends a portion or group of the public, or otherwise damages Blizzard image will result in removal from Grandmasters and reduction of the player’s prize total to $0 USD, in addition to other remedies which may be provided for under the Handbook and Blizzard’s Website Terms.

According to Kotaku: "Blitzchung’s punishment is an immediate removal from Grandmasters, a withholding of prize money for his participation and a ban from taking part in Hearthstone esports 'for 12 months beginning from Oct. 5th, 2019 and extending to Oct. 5th, 2020.'"

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There have been some tweets going around about a "wearable face projector" being employed at the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.

It's essentially the same as the scramble suits from Philip K. Dick's A Scanner Darkly—instead of disguising yourself as someone else, it disguises you as everyone else, projecting a constantly shifting visage that drives the facial recognition AI crazy. It certainly makes sense that someone would try to use something like this in Hong Kong, where the mere act of protecting one's identity in public is now punishable by a USD3,200 fine.

Except… it's not from the Hong Kong protests. It's actually an art project by Jing-Cai Liu, an industrial design student at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. Liu had come up with the concept of a wearable face projector as an undergrad at the University of the Arts in Utrecht. "In the future, the advertisement could call your name when you walk along the streets," she writes on her website:

Mega databanks and high-resolution cameras in the streets stock hundreds of exabytes a year. But who has access to this data? It is possible that it could have commercial use, hence not only retail companies but also the advertisement industry could be very interested in this data in the coming future. They would hope to gain these personal data and information as much as they can.

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The NBA is in hot water after Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey supported the Hong Kong protests. Here are other times Western brands caved to China after offending the Communist Party.

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  • China's Communist Party is very sensitive to any content seen to jeopardize its grip on power, and regularly censors social media posts and movie scenes.
  • Many foreign companies have incurred its wrath for reasons including — according to the government — misconstruing Chinese politics and insulting Chinese citizens.
  • The Chinese market is very valuable as people there are spending more and more on international goods and travel.
  • Here's a list of eight foreign companies — from Versace to Marriott Internationals to the NBA — who have groveled to China after offending it.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

The NBA is at the centre of a storm in China after Daryl Morey, the general manager of the Houston Rocketstweeted his support for the Hong Kong protests, offending Chinese NBA fans, companies, and the country's government, and leading to a days long dispute.

The league this week has found out what many other Western brands have discovered in recent years: China is a tricky country to do business in.

The ruling Communist Party is extremely sensitive to any content seen to jeopardize its grip on power, and regularly censors social media posts, movie scenes, and news coverage that may be used to criticize the government.

It has also attacked multiple foreign brands and companies for — in its opinion — getting involved in Chinese politics, misconstruing the country's borders, and aggravating Chinese citizens.

Many brands have kowtowed to the Chinese government over these issues, which isn't surprising given the clout of Chinese consumers in global retail.

Despite a slowing economy, mainland Chinese consumers spent 170 billion yuan ($23 billion) 0n luxury goods in 2018, according to Bain & Company, with the number set to grow.

Scroll down to see how eight companies incurred China's wrath — and how they kowtowed to the Communist Party.

The NBA and Houston Rockets — which scrambled to distance themselves from a tweet from the Rockets' general manager supporting the Hong Kong protests.

Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey sparked controversy in the US and China after he tweeted a graphic supporting the Hong Kong protesters in early October.

The Chinese Communist Party has repeatedly criticized the Hong Kong demonstrations, and have prevented its social media platforms and news outlets to report on them extensively.

Though Morey quickly deleted his tweet and said his political views did not represent those of the Rockets or the NBA, the Chinese Consulate in Houston criticized the tweet, and China's state broadcaster said it will stop showing NBA games.

Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta immediately distanced the team and its shareholders from Morey's statement, insisting that the team has "no political position."

Basketball is immensely popular in China, with nearly 500 million people watching NBA games on livestreaming platform Tencent Video last season.

The NBA also issued a statement saying Morey's tweet "deeply offended many of our friends and fans in China, which is regrettable."

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has since defended Morey's freedom to express his political views, but noted that the league will not regulate or adjudicate players, employees and team owners' political opinions.

Read more: China says it will stop broadcasting NBA games after Commissioner Adam Silver defended Daryl Morey's freedom to support Hong Kong protests



Swarovski — for describing Hong Kong as a country on its website amid anti-China protests.

Jewelry company Swarovski apologized in August for describing Hong Kong as a country on its website amid anti-China protests in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong is a Chinese city, but operates under a separate constitution and independent judiciary. Hong Kongers have been protesting over Chinese encroachment into the semi-autonomous city.

In a statement on Facebook, the company apologized for its "misleading communication on China's National Sovereignty."

"Swarovski has always firmly respected China's National Sovereignty and territorial integrity, providing the Chinese market with unified worldwide services and products," it said.



Versace — for making a T-shirt that listed Hong Kong as its own country.

In August 2018, photos of a Versace T-shirt that described Hong Kong as its own country went viral on Chinese social media, prompting fury from patriotic citizens.

The shirt featured a list of cities and the countries they belong to, as such: "Paris — FRANCE," "New York — USA," and "Beijing — CHINA." But Hong Kong's entry said: "Hong Kong — HONG KONG."

Yang Mi, a Chinese actress and singer, stepped down as a brand ambassador amid the controversy, saying: "Disclaimer: At any time, China's territorial integrity and sovereignty are sacred and inviolable, and even more inseparable!"

Versace later tweeted an impassioned apology from chief creative officer Donatella Versace, published in both English and Chinese.

"I am deeply sorry for the unfortunate recent error that was made by our company," Versace said.

"Never have I wanted to disrespect China's national sovereignty and this is why I wanted to personally apologize for such inaccuracy and for any distress that it might have caused."



Coach — for listing Hong Kong and Taiwan as individual countries.

In August, Coach also apologized for selling a shirt in May 2018 that identified Hong Kong and Taiwan as countries separate from China.

Taiwan has been self-governing since it split with mainland China in 1949. However, Beijing has repeatedly insisted that the island is part of China, and has in recent months increased pressure on foreign countries and companies to do the same.

In an August statement, Coach described the T-shirt design as a "serious inaccuracy," and said it "immediately pulled those products from all channels globally."

"We are fully aware of the severity of this error and deeply regret it," it added. "Coach is dedicated to long-term development in China, and we respect the feelings of the Chinese people."

Chinese model Liu Wen terminated her contract with Coach at the same time, saying in a statement on Weibo: "I am sorry for the damage caused to the public for my poor choice of brand. I love my motherland and I resolutely safeguard national sovereignty."



Dolce & Gabbana — for running an ad campaign that seemed to mock Chinese people, and for a series of apparently leaked text messages showing its founder being racist against China.

The Italian fashion house angered Chinese people in November 2018 after it published ads depicting a Chinese model struggling to eat Italian food with chopsticks, and after a woman published screenshots allegedly of co-founder Stefano Gabbana making racist comments about Asians after she criticized the campaign.

Dolce & Gabbana canceled a highly-anticipated Shanghai fashion show in response, telling Insider at the time: "What happened today was very unfortunate not only for us, but also for all the people who worked day and night to bring this event to life."

Read more: Dolce & Gabbana cancels Shanghai show after ad campaign and founder's Instagram DMs mocked Chinese culture

The company also claimed that Gabbana's Instagram account was hacked, but didn't explicitly say whether he sent the messages.

It apologized for "impact and harm these untrue remarks have had on China and the Chinese people," referring to the alleged messages from the account associated with Gabbana.

The apologies didn't seem to work though. Online stores pulled Dolce & Gabbana products from their sites last year, and the company is still suffering from weak sales in China, Bloomberg reported in March.



Calvin Klein — for apparently identifying Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan as individual countries on its US website.

In an August statement on Weibo, the American clothing brand apologized "deeply" for "causing misunderstanding with the language/country classification options" on its website.

"We also reiterate that Calvin Klein completely respects and honors the integrity of China's sovereignty and territory," it added.

Macau, like Hong Kong, is a semi-autonomous city that belongs to China.



Audi — for using a map of China that left off Taiwan, South Tibet, and a part of Xinjiang.

At its annual press conference in March 2017, the German car company showed a map of China that excluded Taiwan, South Tibet, and Xinjiang.

You can see a photo of the presentation here.

Tibet and Xinjiang are Chinese-administered regions, but have distinctly different cultures from the rest of mainland China. The Tibetan and Uighur ethnic minorities are ruled with an iron fist as Beijing suspects them of being separatists and national-security threats.

Audi apologized the next day, saying that it used "an incorrect geographical map" that "hurt the feelings of Chinese people," according to the state-run Global Times tabloid.

"This was a serious mistake for which Audi wants to sincerely apologize," the statement continued. "This is also a profound lesson that Audi will learn from."



Marriott hotels — for listing Hong Kong and Macau — specially-administered Chinese territories — and Taiwan as separate countries in a questionnaire emailed to customers.

In January 2018, the hotel chain listed Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and Tibet as countries in a questionnaire emailed to customers.

Shanghai's Cyberspace Administration responded by investigating Marriott International over a potential breach of cybersecurity and advertising laws, and ordering it to take down its website and app for a week.

In response, Marriott International's CEO issued a public apology saying the company "respects and supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of China ... We recognize the severity of the situation and sincerely apologize."

Read more: Every company that's given into China's 'Orwellian' demands over Taiwan



Qantas, Air France, Air Canada, British Airways, and many other airlines — for listing Taiwan as its own country.

Last April, China's Civil Aviation Administration wrote to at least 36 foreign airlines demanding they change their references to Taiwan to a Chinese territory.

Dozens of airlines adhered to this demand for fear of being punished in the country and losing access to the booming travel market.

They include QantasAir FranceAir CanadaBritish Airways, and Malaysia Airlines.

Some didn't, though: United Airlines listed Taiwan as a location that uses the Taiwanese currency, rather than a Chinese company; and Japan Airlines and ANA only introduced the "Taiwan, China" descriptor on Chinese-language sites.



China's punishments have extended into the video gaming world, too. In October Blizzard Entertainment banned a professional eSports player from a tournament and his job for a year after he voiced support for the Hong Kong protests.

US video game company Blizzard Entertainment fined professional eSports player Blitzchung his prize money and banned him for a year after he appeared in a gas mask — an ubiquitous sight in Hong Kong's tear gas-heavy — and shouted: "Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our age!"

Blizzard has since deleted footage of the interview from its official channels.

Read more: California-based game company Blizzard bans pro esports player and confiscates his prize money after he voices support for Hong Kong protester



A big reason why these brands have been so quick to apologize to China is because of citizens' patriotism and sensitivity to geopolitical issues.

As Marie Tulloch, a senior client services manager at Emerging Communications UK — a company focused on marketing to the Chinese market — told The Daily Beast:

"The Western view has always been the prominent view, and designers and marketing people aren't used to having to culture check their content."

"In other countries, especially China, there is so much national sentiment and pride, anything that threatens or demeans that becomes a big issue for consumers.

"The current internet generation is more vocal than their predecessors and are more willing to voice opinions if they don't like something."




          

Blizzard suspends Hearthstone pro player for supporting Hong Kong protests, rescinds prize money

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The professional Hearthstone player who recently spoke out in support of the Hong Kong protests has been removed from Hearthstone Grandmasters. Blizzard has removed Hong Kong player Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai from the Hearthstone Grandmasters for violating the tournament’s competition rules. Not only that, the developer rescinded the pro player’s prize money for Season 2 […]

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Recruitment firms warn Brexit and China trade war will hit profits

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PageGroup and Robert Walters also point to uncertainty created by Hong Kong protests

Two of Britain’s biggest recruitment companies have warned that uncertainty created by Brexit, protests in Hong Kong and the US-China trade dispute will hit their profits this year.

PageGroup, the UK’s second-largest recruiter, said rising fears about Brexit had made companies less willing to hire workers and potential candidates wary about moving jobs. It said uncertainty had affected the market for jobs at all levels.

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Houston Rockets Face Backlash After Manager Tweets Support For Hong Kong Protests

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The NBA's Houston Rockets are facing backlash in China after the team's general manager tweeted out support for protests in Hong Kong.
          

Hong Kong’s undercover medics reveal hidden toll of protests

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HONG KONG (AP) — As riot police fought anti-government demonstrators on the streets of Hong Kong over the weekend, two photos popped into the encrypted inbox of a group of volunteer medics who call themselves the “Hidden Clinic.” The images showed the nastily swollen left arm of a 22-year-old protester who had been beaten and […]
          

Adam Silver Issues Statement Meant To Appease Everybody; China Doesn't Buy It

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NBA commissioner Adam Silver has released a second public statement regarding the controversy over Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s tweet in support of Hong Kong pro-democracy protests, and the Chinese government’s punitive response to the tweet.

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HearthStone : Disqualifié pour avoir soutenu Hong Kong lors des GrandMasters 2019 d'Hearthstone

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Tim Wilson joins Hong Kong marchers but draws fire for historic tweet - The Guardian

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  2. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warns protesters Chinese military intervention remains a possibility  ABC News
  3. Chinese military may step in: Lam  The Australian
  4. Hong Kong’s Mask Ban Reveals Carrie Lam’s True Face  The New York Times
  5. HK should find own solution to crisis: Lam  NEWS.com.au#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/120460&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
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  2. Chinese military warns Hong Kong protesters as they defy emergency law  The Age
  3. 2 protesters charged in 1st use of Hong Kong’s new mask ban  Washington Post
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  5. Hong Kong chaos: Police make first widespread arrests during protests | ABC News  ABC News (Australia)
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Blizzard Suspends Hearthstone Player For Hong Kong Support, Pulls Prize Money - Kotaku Australia

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Self-driving startup AutoX raises USD 100 million from investors including Alibaba

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  2. Manifestations à Hong Kong: L'exécutif n'écarte pas l'idée d'appeler Pékin à l'aide  Actu Orange
  3. Hong Kong : des journalistes protestent avec des masques à un point presse de la police  L'Obs
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Our Nation’s Political and Business Leaders Don’t Have the Luxury of Ignoring China’s Suppression of Democracy Any More

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A part of the 2019 Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protests, the Tsuen Wan March took place on August 25, 2019. Studio Incendo

A few days ago former North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp wrote a column critical of the Trump administration’s approach to China. It wasn’t a particularly insightful piece, meandering as it did through the typical Democratic talking points on that issue. What was notable, actually, is what wasn’t in the column. Not a single mention, anywhere,...

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Apple approves Hong Kong protest location app HKmap, BBC News reports

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Blizzard Entertainment Bans Esports Player After Pro-Hong Kong Comments

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NBA Defends 'Freedom Of Speech' For Employees As China Moves To Block Games

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DA GESU’, PASSANDO PER T.I.N.A, A GRETA
Segui i soldi e trovi Goldman Sachs



 Noi non dovremmo mai accettare il linguaggio dei nostri nemici(P.P.Pasolini “Petrolio”)
Giovanni Falcone: “Segui i soldi e troverai la mafia”. 

Qui, seguendo i soldi che sostengono, propagano e pubblicizzano l’ondata ecogretista, troveremo Soros, NED, Amnesty, Goldman Sachs & Co. Ma di questo dopo, al capitolo “Segui Greta e trovi Paperone”.

Torno in pista dopo quasi un mese di assenza impostami dalla rottura del hard disk del mio computer con relativa perdita di tutti i dati. Rimedio alla bell’e meglio perché il recupero dati per ora non è ancora riuscito.  Comunque, ben trovati!

Giuramento ecologista
Metto subito le mani avanti rispetto a chi, e sono turbe smisurate, mi salterebbe addosso non appena mettessi in dubbio – e lo farò, ah, se lo farò! – il verbo del culto di Greta e dei suoi seguaci. Follower, come dicono gli aggiornati (che non distinguono il singolare inglese dal plurale), che si contano a milioni e sono tutti belli, forti, fichi, biondi, con gli occhi azzurri e popolano quartieri perbene, parlamenti, governi, consigli d’amministrazione e redazioni affiliate. E ricordo a tutti che da decenni mi occupo di ambiente, nel senso che combatto chi lo invade, disturba, sconvolge, sporca, avvelena e ne massacra gli abitanti (allora, secolo scorso, si poteva). Tanto che, tra l’altro, per tre lustri, prima al TG1 e poi al TG3, ero il riferimento mediatico delle migliori associazioni ambientaliste italiane e perfino del, dai devastatori oggi tolto di mezzo, Corpo Nazionale della Guardia Forestale. E anche da inviato di guerra mi sono premurato – cosa del tutto anomala per i colleghi del settore – di evidenziare come bruciare petrolio e spargere chimica bombarola per distruggere popoli e paesi costituisca un’impronta ecologica più disastrosa di quella di ciminiere, marmitte, caldaie e allevamenti. Ma di questo né Greta, né i suoi infervorati chierici parlano.
Eterni ritorni e corsi e ricorsi, tutti del padrone

Gli eterni ritorni di Nietzsche e i corsi e ricorsi di Giambattista Vico pare riguardino essenzialmente chi comanda e spadroneggia. Molto meno chi è sottomesso, subisce e, ogni tanto, si oppone. Ieri eravamo quelli che, per 10 anni, nella seconda metà del secolo scorso abbiamo spiaccicato i dominanti contro il muro. Poi siamo finiti a stare, con Ungaretti, “come d’autunno sugli alberi le foglie”. Oggi ci vedo, e non credo di essere il solo, come pesci rossi nella boccia a girare in tondo, mentre quello che c’è al di là del vetro ci appare deformato e incomprensibile.

La boccia è il Grande Inganno, via via articolato in tante versioni, nel quale l’umanità fa il pesce rosso da quando, a mio avviso, i monoteismi e, con particolare virulenza quello cristiano, hanno spazzato via il mondo classico, espressione massima dell’evoluzione umana, lasciandocene, tra massacri e distruzioni di monumenti e testimonianze, appena l’uno percento. Poco più di un’ombra, come Palmira dopo il passaggio dell’Isis. Eppure ancora talmente potente da vichianamente riemergere e caratterizzare intere ere nel Rinascimento, nell’Illuminismo, nell’anticlericalissimo Risorgimento (niente crocefisso in aula dopo l’unità d’Italia), nel tentativo comunista originario, nell’anticolonialismo socialista e laico. Poi basta. Poi i famosi “ritorni” sono stati tutti padronali e clericali.

Un’ecologia peggio del tornado Katrina
Come quello che sta percorrendo il mondo intero, fatti salvi popoli scampati alla boccia in Asia, Latinoamerica e Africa, sotto forma di uragano ecologico con davanti, col piffero, la ragazzetta svedese che schifa l’aereo e trasvola a vela e, dietro, milioni di pesciolini rossi. Pesciolini con la conoscenza scientifica dei fenomeni naturali e corrispondente antropia che si può avere dall’interno di una boccia, ma certissimi del verbo della guru e di tutto l’augusto notabilato politico-scientifico-mediatico che ne incensa i riti. Terrorizzati da un’apocalisse, pompata al di là di ogni evidenza scientifica con un bombardamento di catastrofi incombenti che ridicolizza Hiroshima, perfetto ricorso vichiano del Giudizio Universale col quale ci ricattano da 2000 anni, milioni di pesciolini rossi intanto se la godono per essere acclamati, vezzeggiati, coccolati, additati a esempio ai turpi adulti tutti.

Chi sta a tavola, chi sul menu

Cose mai viste. Alice nel paese delle meraviglie. Scioperano, si fa per dire, con l’entusiastico consenso della controparte.Si confortano degli abbracci e tappeti rossi, come fossero per loro, che alla somma sacerdotessa offrono i potenti, megapotenti, ultrapotenti, da Macron e Merkel, al papa, al segretario ONU, ai filantropi di Davos e a quella della BCE, Lagarde, ai parlamenti e ai presidenti. A tutti quelli che, dietro al fumogeno ecologico, affamano miliardi, disintegrano Stati, disseminano deserti, svuotano continenti dei loro titolari, che poi scaricano dove meglio conviene, in quel gioco di spostamento delle merci e delle persone-merci che richiede la globalizzazione neoliberista. Sono coloro che gli sprovveduti in lotta contro tali loro pratiche li affrontano in modo diverso dai bravi militanti di Greta: a gas asfissianti, mazzate, pallottole flashball, accecamenti, mutilazioni, galera. Vedi i Gilet Gialli. Oppure a fucilate in testa, o al basso ventre ai Friday for NO Future di Gaza. Greta e i suoi chierici stanno a tavola e, si sa, coloro che a tavola non stanno, li trovi sul menu.
Per annunciarci “la fine è vicina”, nel vecchio Medioevo si aggiravano torme di straccioni invasati che, guidati dal magniloquente santone, ci inducevano a flagellarci e a salire scale in ginocchio. E se ne avvantaggiavano cattedrali e feudi. In quello nuovo, i followers della piccola santa – per quanto in sbigottita buona fede - come “Fridays for Future”, o “Extinction Rebellion”, tutti ampiamente sostenuti anche in termini economici dagli stessi, Soros e NED in testa, che finanziano le “rivoluzioni colorate” tipo Hong Kong dove gli Usa sono impegnati contro la terrificante  Cina della Via della Seta, ci avvertono che “il mondo brucia!”

Belli i cartelli, belli i vestiti

I loro “stracci”, però, sono made in India e Tailandia, perlopiù con tessuti sintetici derivati dal petrolio, da schiavi che sguazzano in acque avvelenate dai coloranti, i loro pensieri si perdono nei cellulari alimentati dal sangue di chi estrae coltan per le multinazionali, i loro spray e colliri sono testati su animali accecati, se non gli fai il motorino perché viaggino sul bus ti tengono il muso fino a Natale e se gli chiedi dove hanno mangiato con gli amici, la risposta è da McDonald’s. E dei videogiochi che ne modellano la visione delle cose, sempre attraverso il vetro della boccia, non ce n’è uno, salvo quelli sportivi, che non premi chi ammazza, brucia, distrugge, fa saltare in aria, scuoia, sventri di più. E’ per queste virtù che li esalta sistematicamente tale Federico Ercole sul “manifesto”. A vederli esibiti nelle vetrine del potere, sugli schermi di tg e talk-show, nelle pagine dei fautori di tutti gli armageddon “contro le dittature e per i diritti umani”, non mi sembrano diversi dai bimbetti violentati da agenti e parenti prosseneti, indotti in tv a magnificare quell’auto, o quella merendina (tranquilli, poi la tassiamo).

Eterogenesi dei fini adolescenziali
Nessuno dubita dell’onestà dei loro intenti. Ciò di cui neppure si deve dubitare è la disonestà, lo spaventoso cinismo di chi li fa zampettare allegri, appesi ai fili del burattinaio. Ma domani, secondo molti studiosi, delusi e depressi, zeppi di sindromi post-traumatiche, a seguito del terrorismo da futuro negato e pianeta in coma. Chi è della mia generazione ancora porta il peso di una rivoluzione finita nella Milano da bere, nella “marcia dei quarantamila” agnelliani e in una lotta persa dopo l’altra, con il suo corredo di droga, nichilismo, Sofri e suicidio.

Già perché non è detto che il loro mondo si salverà semplicemente facendo andare i motori ad acqua. Sempre che l’acqua ci sia. Qualche correttivo, forse, ma sempre – e ne sono garanti i potenti che pettinano le treccette a Greta – nell’ambito del Sistema. Che è quello capitalista, quello del There Is No Alternative (T.I.N.A.), o così o pomì, quello dell’estrazione del plus-valore che non può in nessun modo fare a meno di sfruttamento, disoccupazione, precariato, autoritarismo, controllo, manipolazione e guerre. E sai quanta sorveglianza su ogni cellula del tuo essere e fare assicurerà a quei potenti la “Green New Economy”, quando criminalizzerà ogni tua deviazione dal dettato ecologico. Basta lo Stato d’Emergenza invocato, nel plauso dei burattini politici, da Greta e dai venti milioni di suoi corifei per i quali, sempre secondo la profetessa svedese, “nella casa che brucia non si tratta di nutrire speranze, ma di essere terrorizzati” (sic!). E per sapere a cosa apre lo Stato d’Emergenza, basta riandare agli “anni di piombo” e alla Legge Reale, o all’11 settembre e al Patriot Act.

Per il controllo: dopo il terrorismo, l’emergenza climatica
Non ci sono riusciti con la guerra alla droga? E con quella al terrorismo? Prima il male lo si produce e diffonde. Poi, con la scusa di combatterlo, se ne fa pretesto per “normalizzare” ogni cosa. Pensate all’Afghanistan dell’oppio, cresciuto sotto occupazione Usa del mille per mille. Pensate all’11/9, o all’Isis. Così col Co2 e i gas climalternati. L’inquinamento di terra, acqua, aria, cibo, che il pianeta lo rovina cento volte di più e mille di più ne ammazza che quel grado di calore in più, nessuno se lo fila. Vuoi vedere perché? Dalla conversione in energie rinnovabili ci si guadagna. Dalla riduzione della chimica ci si rimette. E allora vai con gli scenari da apocalisse,con i ghiacciai che si sciolgono, con la pianura padana che diventa il deserto del Gobi, con i mari che ti sommergono, con le banane, la cioccolata, la soia, il caffè, che scompaiono, con te che a soli trent’anni sarai già una caldarrosta.

Vuoi non accettare qualche intrusione nella tua privacy, qualche mordacchia alla tua voce, qualche freno alla tua libertà per salvare l’umanità dalla fine del mondo? E allora immagina quali forzieri di beni e denari pubblici la combinazione tra “Green New Economy”, la “casa che brucia” e lo Stato d’Emergenza vorrà aprire agli artigli dell’economia privata, sotto forma di tasse, balzelli, investimenti “ecologici” e misure atte a neutralizzare chi contesta. Tutto verrà imposto come “strategico”, legibus solutus, militarizzato. Tipo le trivelle e gli inceneritori al tempo dello “Sblocca Cantieri” del saltimbanco di Rignano.

Business contro business
Nello schieramento di coloro con cui Greta e il suo movimento dicono di confrontarsi già serpeggia una contraddizione. Contraddizione  tra coloro, petrolieri impegnati in guerre per gli idrocarburi e nella ricerca, affamata di investimenti, di sempre nuove risorse e infrastrutture fossili, o l’industria delle armi a cui l’ecologia è puro anatema, o quella agro-chimica che campa di veleni e OGM, da una parte, e finanza e multinazionali, dall’altra. Malavita capitalistica entrambi, ma più lungimiranti i secondi affidano alla “Green New Economy” la nuova rivoluzione industriale, lo scatto innovativo tecnologico e culturale che prometta una nuova spanna di vita all’estrazione di valore e unifichi costumi e consumi a ulteriore accelerazione della globalizzazione e del dominio unico.

Segui Greta e trovi Paperone

A precedere Greta sono stati, nel 2013, i primi Titoli di Credito Verdi privati emessi dall’Immobiliare svedese Vasakronan. Seguirono obbligazioni di Apple, delle Ferrovie francesi e della banca Credit Agricole. Oggi girano titoli verdi per 500 miliardi di dollari. L’obiettivo è di arrivare a 45 trilioni in tutto il mondo, ora che sono coinvolte anche la Banca Mondiale, la City di Londra, la Bank of England, la Banca degli Insediamenti Internazionali con il neo-istituito Gruppo di Consulenza a banche centrali, investitori, assicurazioni circa rischi e opportunità legate al clima. Insieme al governo britannico e alla City, questa struttura ha dato vita alla “Green Finance Initiative”che, sotto la presidenza del miliardario Bloomberg, punta a investire migliaia di miliardi in progetti “verdi”. Di questa eccellenza finanziaria, impegnata a superare la ciclica crisi del capitalismo, fanno parte i fuoriclasse della globalizzazione neoliberista e della relativa devastazione socio-ambientale  fatta di predazioni, speculazione, migrazioni, guerre, sanzioni e spostamenti di soldi dal basso in alto. Tra le eccellenze del ramo ecco JP Morgan, Barclays Bank, i pregiudicati per riciclaggio da droga di HSBC basata a Hong Kong (quella che ha scatenato un po’ di ragazzi per impedire l’estradizione dei suoi in Cina), Black Rock, l’ENI e le più grosse multinazionali di acciaio, petrolio, chimica, industria estrattiva.

Una bella compagnia sul cui blasone verde svettano Al Gore e la sua “Generation Investment LLC”. Tra coloro che, insieme a mamma e papà di Greta e il loro apparato PR, hanno creato il fenomeno e le sue ripercussioni di massa, Al Gore, già vicepresidente del rimpianto Clinton, di jugoslava memoria, è il nume tutelare e da tempo il fornitore delle più impeccabili credenziali verdi. Non per nulla a Kyoto, al vertice del clima del 1997, dove ero inviato del Tg3, ho potuto accarezzarne il pastore tedesco. Propagandosi da irriducibile eco-animalista, Gore l’aveva portato appresso al summit. Per avere a Kyoto azzerato, con il No americano, tutti i termini del protocollo che avrebbe fin da allora dato una scossa alla (in)coscienza climatica universale, per la solita eterogenesi dei fini e gli scherzi che fanno a Stoccolma, Gore è poi assurto ad antagonista ecologico di Bush e, nel 2007, consacrato Nobel della Pace per meriti ambientalisti. Poi gli spiritosi dell’accademia svedese si sono ripetuti con il comandante in capo di sette guerre, Obama.

Da Al Gore a Goldman Sachs, per Greta la créme de la créme ecologista

Non poteva mancare, nel ruolo di protagonista assoluto, quella che alla globalizzazione e all’UE ha donato Mario Draghi e il capo della Bank of England, Mark Carney: Goldman Sachs, fornendo la cornice all’affresco verde che salverà il mondo nell’occasione dell’epifania di Greta al Palazzo di vetro, ha rivelato al mondo il primo Indice Globale dei più validi titoli ambientali. Vi figurano la molto peccaminosa HSBC, JP Morgan Chase, ma anche Merrill Lynch, American International Group e altri. Nell’indice, intitolato CDP Environment EW, che punta ad attirare fondi di investimento, fondi pensionistici e altri verso obiettivi meticolosamente selezionati, figurano anche Google, Microsoft, Philips, Danone, Diageo e, ovviamente, Goldman Sachs.

E da questo retroterra che fiorisce il Green New Deal  con le sue sibille oracolanti, Greta Thunberg e Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, sotto diretto padrinato di Al Gore e del suo partner David Blood, ex-Goldman Sachs. Ocasio-Cortez, uno degli idoli della sinistra imperialista, alla “manifesto”, ha elaborato una trasformazione in verde dell’intera economia statunitense al costo di 100 trilioni di dollari. In Svezia la piccola Greta è Consulente e Fiduciaria Speciale  dell’ Ong “We don’t have time” (Non ci rimane tempo), fondata dal suo Amministratore Delegato Ingmar Rentzhog. Il quale Rentzhog è socio dell’associazione di Gore “Leader dell’Organizzazione per la Realtà Climatica”, a sua volta affiliata a “We don’t have time” di Greta Thunberg. Quanto a Ocasio-Cortez, madrina dell’operazione negli Usa, è stata sostenuta nella sua candidatura al Congresso da un gruppo chiamato “Justice Democrats”. Ora che è deputata, Ocasio-Cortez vanta un collaboratore parlamentare di primissimo piano: Zack Exley, Dirigente di “Open Society Foundation”, da questa finanziato,  come anche dalla Ford Foundation, proprio per dar vita a “Justice Democrats”, gli sponsor di Ocasio-Cortez. Non credo di dirvi alcunchè di sorprendente se ricordo che “Open Society Foundation” è l’organizzazione con la quale George Soros finanzia mezzo mondo. Quello impegnato in tutti regime change, colorati o meno, e nella deportazione via Ong di popolazioni dalle terre fertili e ricche di risorse in Africa, Asia e America Latina.

Juncker: baci ed euro sonanti per il nuovo Sessantotto del “manifesto”

Bel campionario di miliardari, già carnefici dell’ambiente e ora tutti climatologi. Poteva mancare l’imperatore dell’austerity europea e principe del paradiso fiscale lussemburghese? Baciata galantemente la mano alla signorina Thunberg a febbraio, l’ancora capo della Commissione Europea, Juncker, promise solennemente che ogni quarto euro dell’eurobilancio sarebbe stato d’ora in poi dedicato al cambiamento climatico. Chi ne sarebbe stato il ricevente e gestore? Ma ovviamente il nuovo ente “Breakthrough Energy-Europe”. E chi fa parte del nuovo ente? Ma ovviamente tanti bravi filantropi già con l’acquolina in bocca per le tante opportunità che l’esercito della piccola pifferaia gli rimedierà in termini di rilancio capitalistico: Aerolinea Virgin, Bill Gates, Alibaba (l’equivalente cinese di Amazon), Zuckerberg (Facebook), il principe saudita Al Walid bin Talal, David Rubenstein (Carlyle Group), Softbank di Tokio, il gigante dei fondi di investimento a rischio, Julian Robertson, l’immancabile George Soros con il suo Soros Fund Management, per citare solo alcuni del Gotha dell’ambientalismo mondiale.

Il cerchio si chiude. Magari si chiude  su alcuni milioni di ragazzi che, grazie alla loro perspicacia politica, ora devono essere abilitati a contribuire al governo del mondo votando fin dai 16 anni, quelli di Greta. Come propone il noto ambientalista Enrico Letta e come corrobora, superando con ben sette paginoni di impazzimento redazionale gli orgasmi mediatici di tutte le altre voci del neoliberismo di guerra e di governo, il “manifesto”. Impazzimento addirittura commovente quando, nell’editoriale d’apertura, la direttrice Rangeri traveste l’operazione Al Gore-Greta Thunberg da “Nuovo Sessantotto”.  Il che ci dà l’idea di cose intendesse per Sessantotto il “manifesto”. Avendo cavalcato a briglia sciolte tre dei cavalli dell’Apocalisse, migranti, femminismo - LGBTQI, guerra dei diritti umani ai nemici degli Usa , il “manifesto” ora vola, criniera al vento, sul quarto: il clima.

P.S. Ideuzza che Greta, di ritorno a casa sul panfilo di Montecarlo, sicuramente farà sua: taglia le spese del Pentagono, converti le industrie militari alla bonifica ambientale decuplicando i posti di lavoro e riduci danni ambiente- vita- e clima-alteranti a vantaggio di alcune centinaia di milioni di ragazzi che non si sono visti nei cortei di Friday for Future dacchè, da sotto le macerie e le cataste di cadaveri delle sette guerre di Obama-Trump, il futuro proprio non riescono a vederlo.




          

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BUKIT JALIL KUALA LUMPUR 
 Glutinous Rice Soup
RM 3.50

Hi foodies! Guess what, I just found a new place to satisfy my cravings for Tong Shui or Sweet Chinese desserts kicks ~ right here at Bukit Jalil, near my home. LEONG'S SWEET DESSERT is a food truck stall located right in front of 7-Eleven at  Jln Jalil Jaya 7, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur.

LEONG'S SWEET DESSERT FOOD TRUCK 
Open Daily 4pm till late at 11:30pm. 


You see, Auntie was craving for some really good-tasting Tong Shui ever since coming back from Hong Kong. During my 10 days stay in Hong Kong, I had my Tong Shui all the time near where I stay and it's a regular treat for many Hongkies to have desserts for snacks or an after-dinner treat. Tong Shui shops are abundant in Hong Kong and all of them are reasonably good to say. 
  
It's easy to find the food truck as you can immediately spot it by the main road as it's right in front of 7-Eleven along Jalan Jalil Jaya 7 in Bukit Jalil.

Choices are abundant and we actually took a minute or two to decide upon what to have that night for our supper treat. Prices are reasonable, starting from RM 3.50 onwards to RM 6.50 per bowl only and they are open from 4pm till late at 11:30pm. 

You can choose from 11 kinds of sweet Tong Shui such as Peanut Paste, Black Sesame Paste, Sweet Peanut Puree, Green Bean Soup, Red Bean Soup, Bubur Cha Cha, Organic Tau Fu Fa, Peach Gum Red Dates, Black Glutinous Rice Soup, Yuba Barley, Sweet Wheat Porridge.

Red Bean Soup
RM 3.50

It's been a while since I had such good-tasting Tong Shui in KL - the good ones in the shops costs a bomb to eat while the cheaper ones at the stalls (that sells fried meehoon, deep-fried snacks) are bland and weren't up to mark and it's always watery and tasteless.

LEONG'S TRADITIONAL SWEET DESSERT's Tong Shui is true gem, really delicious. The sweet soup is thick and full-of-flavour, giving a rich taste for the desserts. And also it's not too sweet, just perfects to my liking! 

They are really generous in their ingredients as every spoonful of my Red Bean Soup or Black Glutinous Rice Soup is filled with the beans.  For RM 3.50 a bowl - the serving portion was very generous, good deal indeed.

There are healthy herbals tea of Sugar Cane & Water Chestnut Herbal Tea, Ginseng Honey Chrysanthemum Tea, Grass Jelly Drink & Organic Soya Bean - Priced from RM 3.50 to RM 5.50 each.

As for me, Auntie Lilly only manages to try 2 of their offerings but I'll definitely come back for more to try all of the Tong Shui to see which is my favourite.   

If you're around the area in Bukit Jalil, do come over if you love a good bowl of yummy-licious Tong Shui to warm your tummy after dinner or for supper. Let me know if you enjoy it as much as I do it in your comments below!



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Houston Rockets, NBA Face Backlash After Tweet Supporting Hong Kong Protesters

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Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit DAVID GREENE, HOST: Now we're turning to a story of how the NBA has gotten wrapped up in global politics. The Houston Rockets general manager, Daryl Morey, tweeted in support of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters. He quickly deleted this tweet, but the Rockets immediately faced backlash from China. The Rockets in the NBA have a huge following in that country, but public opinion in China is mostly against the protesters in Hong Kong. Ben Cohen, who covers sports for The Wall Street Journal, has been following this story and is on the line with us. Hi there, Ben. BEN COHEN: Good morning, David. GREENE: So I guess you'd sort of call this, like, an unforced turnover in basketball, when you don't mean to get your team or yourself into trouble, but you give the ball away. I mean, the league is really caught in a tough spot here. COHEN: That's right. And I'm not really sure who is dunking on who here, to continue... GREENE: (Laughter) To keep the
          

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Right now, Chinese users of WeChat, an app that includes text, video, and picture messaging plus a Facebook-style news feed (among many other features), can't message each other a meme of Winnie the Pooh. Why not? Because, being short and rotund, he supposedly evokes an unflattering comparison to President Xi Jinping. So, at the behest of the Chinese government, WeChat censors pictures of a beloved children's character in order to crack down on government criticism. Here in the U.S., if the Attorney General gets his way, Facebook and other U.S. services will be able to do the same to your private chats.

 

Late last week, Attorney General William Barr and the acting secretary of Homeland Security joined British and Australian officials in a letter to Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg that asked Facebook not to go forward with its plan to implement end-to-end encryption across its messaging services. The October 4 letter coincided with an event held by the Department of Justice (DOJ) that day, which featured Barr, the letter’s British and Australian co-authors, and FBI Director Christopher Wray, among others. Both the letter and the event focused on the use of online communications platforms for the transmission of child sexual abuse material (CSAM), warning that the roll-out of end-to-end encryption for messaging would risk stymying law enforcement efforts to detect, investigate, and prosecute that activity. The letter and event came hot on the heels of a New York Times article about the problem of CSAM on online platforms like Facebook. Barr’s demand may be the precursor to rumored anti-encryption legislation that might come out of the Senate Judiciary Committee soon, more than three years after the embarrassing debacle over a bill proposed by Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein (who is on that committee).

 

This is a significant escalation in the current Crypto Wars. The U.S. government has not gone so directly head-to-head over encryption with a specific company since its showdown with Apple in early 2016, when the government blinked first. (Well, it hasn’t done so in public, anyway.) The suddenness of this new push is alarming. Also noteworthy is that suddenly the main reason to demonize encryption is CSAM, with terrorism and other ills playing second fiddle. Even as recently as late July 2019, when Barr revived his predecessors’ habit of castigating encrypted service providers, it was drug cartels he invoked. But CSAM is the dominant focus now, suddenly and thoroughly. 

 

It is beyond question that CSAM is a real and serious problem for Facebook (and every tech company that has ever given users the ability to upload, store, send, share, post, or otherwise communicate files). It is radioactive, it is illegal everywhere, and no legitimate company wants it on their servers. Nevertheless, this new single-minded focus on CSAM in the revived anti-encryption push feels like an exceedingly cynical move on the part of the U.S. government. Out of the Four Horsemen of the Infocalypse (terrorism, drug trafficking, CSAM, and organized crime), terrorism didn’t work to turn public opinion against encryption, so the government has switched horse(men) midstream. 

 

It also feels like cynical exploitation of the “techlash,” as I’ve observed (a year ago, and a year before that). The techlash has made it more politically palatable to pick on tech companies -- particularly Facebook. Never mind that people distrust Facebook because of its privacy screw-ups, and so they should be glad that Facebook is adding end-to-end encryption to more of its services, because that will make Facebook less able to invade users’ privacy. It’s not important, for Barr’s purposes, that average people (or congressmembers) actually understand what Facebook’s end-to-end encryption plan will do; only that they create a mental link between encryption and crime, and another link between the problem of criminal activity on Facebook’s platform with the problem of Facebook’s own repeated privacy misdeeds, such that the privacy-related distrust commutes into distrust of the end-to-end encryption plan.

 

Who is the antagonist to be bested in this fight against Facebook’s effort to enhance the security and privacy of over a billion people? Not pedophiles -- or at least, not just pedophiles. The “problem” that Barr, Wray, and their counterparts are trying to solve is that of people being able to talk to each other privately without government ability to snoop on them. This was made plain in the October 4 letter. It stated, “Companies should not deliberately design their systems to preclude any form of access to content, even for preventing or investigating the most serious crimes.” All well and good so long as there’s the focus on crimes, right? But later, the letter called on Facebook “and other companies” to “[e]nable law enforcement to obtain lawful access to content in a readable and usable format.” All content should be accessible by law enforcement. To get at evidence of crime, law enforcement must be able to get access to everything. Every text, every private message, every call. Every communication you make with another person through an electronic medium like Facebook.

 

Of course, as is the norm in government exhortations to the tech industry, the letter doesn’t say how Facebook should go about doing that. Governments have been wary of making concrete suggestions ever since the failure of the Clipper Chip in the ‘90s. But in recent times, when they do, there’s been some change. As I wrote in a whitepaper last year, Wray and former Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein both advocated around late 2017 and early 2018 for some kind of key escrow scheme. More recently, in November of last year, GCHQ (the UK’s NSA) made what’s called the “ghost proposal” for silently adding the government as a party to encrypted conversations. This reflects an evolution: by and large, government officials now understand that if they are going to make some sort of actual suggestion (rather than stating their goal of access to plaintext and leaving it to the tech companies to figure out how to get there, as the Oct. 4 letter does), rule #1 is now “don’t touch the crypto.” If you can say “this proposal isn’t a ‘backdoor,’ it doesn’t require breaking the encryption,” then that changes the proposal’s security impact -- and most law enforcement officials presumably do sincerely want to minimize adverse impact on user security. (Most of them.) So it changes the response by information security professionals. It also changes the optics of the proposal in terms of public relations, since the public learned from the Apple vs. FBI showdown that “breaking encryption” and “backdoors” are bad news. 

 

Enter “content moderation.” One proposal for enabling law enforcement access is to build a system where the provider (Facebook) would check content, such as a photo attached to a message, before it’s encrypted and transmitted to another user -- i.e. while the content is on the sender’s device, not traveling through the provider’s server -- to try to figure out whether that content is or might be abusive content such as CSAM. Jonathan Mayer has just published a very good short first-draft discussion paper about what content moderation for end-to-end encrypted messaging might look like. This is a technical paper. It is not a policy paper. Mayer expressly says that he is not claiming that the concepts he describes “adequately address information security risks or public policy values, such as free speech, international human rights, or economic competitiveness.”

 

So, allow me to state the obvious: There is no way in hell that Facebook or anyone else could introduce content moderation for end-to-end encrypted messaging without it inevitably sliding into abuse. It would start with CSAM, but it would not stop there. The predictable result is surveillance and censorship, a chill on privacy and free speech. No, client-side pre-encryption content moderation “doesn’t touch the encryption,” in keeping with snooping governments’ new rule #1 for proposals to “solve” the encryption “problem.” But that doesn’t put it in the clear (and, again, Mayer is emphatically not suggesting it does). As Jon Callas of the ACLU said in response to the GCHQ ghost proposal: this “proposal would not ‘break’ encryption, but it would nonetheless have the same effect by creating a situation in which people are no longer confident they are securely talking to their partners.”

 

A variant of this content moderation is already done in various contexts. Facebook already scans for attempts to upload and share CSAM on the parts of its service that are not (yet) end-to-end encrypted -- that’s the visibility that government officials are worried would go away if Facebook proceeds with its plan. Email service providers scan your email attachments against a hash database of known CSAM, as the Times article describes. Upload filters are also already in use for other purposes besides interdicting CSAM: for example, upload filters that are intended to prevent copyright-infringing material from being posted to YouTube. Upload filters have also been proposed for preventing the posting and sharing of “violent extremist” content such as the Christchurch shooting video. Indeed, as my colleague Daphne Keller explains, it appears that filtering requirements of some sort will now be the law of the land in the European Union thanks to a defamation case, though nobody knows what that filter is supposed to look like, exactly. So already, we are seeing CSAM, plus defamation, copyright infringement, and violent extremism (all concepts that are much harder to accurately spot on sight than child sex abuse), as the driving forces behind existing and government-demanded filters on people’s ability to engage in “one-to-many” speech online, through such mediums as YouTube or Facebook.

 

And already, “upload filters are inherently inconsistent with fundamental freedoms.” It’s a problem as-is from a fundamental-rights standpoint when filters are applied to interdict attempts to share content broadly to many people, through a channel that is not end-to-end encrypted. But it is even more troubling when the same idea is applied to flag blacklisted content (be it words or images) in a one-on-one or small-group conversation -- something we reasonably consider private. Particularly where the interlocutors are using end-to-end encryption to try to assure that their conversation is private (rather than broadcast it to the world à la YouTube). And it is especially troubling if the provider designs its messaging service so that this scanning for blacklisted content happens automatically, for every single user’s conversations, not just those users who are reasonably suspected of crime and for whom a wiretap order has been issued for their electronic communications.

 

I understand that the approaches Mayer describes include technical measures intended to respect the privacy of conversations as much as possible and winnow down the amount of unencrypted content that is ever actually reviewed by a human (though the potential false positive rates are very troubling given the criminal consequences). Designing privacy-enhancing technologies to deal with the trash fire that is the Internet is certainly an interesting, if depressing, research area. And I understand that ostensibly we are talking about systems that are only for CSAM, at present. But when you’re checking content against a blacklist (or fuzzily trying to predict whether content your system hasn’t seen before should be blacklisted), ultimately you are talking about a system that keeps a list of things that must not be said or shared, and that monitors and reports people if they do so. 

 

Interdicting and reporting unencrypted content pre-transmission surely sounds like a good idea when applied to CSAM (content the recipient is unlikely to report as abusive, if the content is being sent from one pedophile to another). Or malicious attachments that could do harm if you opened them — content you the recipient might think you wanted to look at and wouldn’t report as abusive because you didn’t realize it to be abusive (until it was too late).

 

But we do not live in a world where that system always stays tightly confined to CSAM, or malware scanning, and doesn’t end up enabling censorship of individuals’ private personal conversations with other people over content that is not illegal or harmful. That already happens in China (which is increasingly an object of envy by U.S. law enforcement). China uses its online censorship capabilities to keep its citizens from using WeChat to talk about Winnie the Pooh or “Tiananmen Square. An end-to-end encrypted messaging system that would do client-side scanning of content against a blacklist before it’s encrypted and report the positive hits? China would rush to fund that work, and likely already has.

 

The affinity for censorship is not limited to China. Here in the U.S., Hollywood, whose copyright supramaximalist views have long found favor in Congress, would be all too glad to have your private conversations filtered. Other Western democracies such as the European Union countries and New Zealand would want your end-to-end encrypted messages to be pre-scanned for “violent extremist content” and defamation. Never mind how hard it is to define “violent extremist content,” much less accurately identify it without false positives, and the fact that as a concept it covers speech that is not illegal in many countries. And the censorship demands won’t be just for images, but also for text. The recent EU court decision that Daphne discusses imposes a requirement to filter for defamatory textual phrases. 

 

And from CSAM, copyright claims, “violent extremist content,” and defamation, the blacklist will keep expanding. Tired of getting unwanted dick pics? Fine, the nudity filters Facebook would be called upon to implement in its end-to-end encrypted messaging apps might help you in some circumstances. But don’t be surprised when they deploy their Nipple Detection Systems, which have long come under fire for censoring Facebook and Instagram posts, to intervene to keep you from sending a nude to your romantic partner over Messenger or WhatsApp.

 

And on and on. “Hate speech” is impossible to define, but that won’t stop the calls to censor it, so that even willing recipients can’t get it, in addition to the people who would otherwise be abused by receiving such speech. There will be demands to stop and report any user who tries to send a picture of a swastika, followed by demands to do similar for the Confederate flag. Again, China is instructive: in the latest version of iOS, the soft keyboard no longer includes the Taiwan flag for users in Hong Kong and Macau. That’s a more extreme version of not allowing the user to transmit a message containing the flag—which seems so reasonable by comparison, doesn’t it?

 

When a government prevents you from speaking certain things or depicting certain pictures, it’s called prior restraint and, with narrow exceptions, it is almost invariably unconstitutional. When a platform does it at the behest of government, as Facebook might do if Barr had his way, we call it “content moderation.” That anodyne phrase obscures the evil at work here: of government ordering a private third party to censor speech that is, or under any human rights-respecting regime should be, legal. Yes, CSAM is and should be illegal everywhere. No one disputes that. But it is staggeringly naive to believe that, even in the United States of America, client-side pre-encryption “content moderation” would stop at CSAM.

 

And lest we forget, those measures won’t catch all content they’re intended to interdict. As Mayer notes, users could still encrypt their content separately and then send it. That means pedophiles can encrypt CSAM before transmitting it — just as they can now on services that are not end-to-end encrypted. So, getting Facebook to implement client-side pre-encryption content moderation would catch the pedophiles who are bad at opsec, but as Mayer notes, the rest would adjust, evolve their techniques for evasion, and teach those strategies to each other (which, again, they do already). 

 

Meanwhile, Hollywood would make damn sure you can’t just send someone a meme over WhatsApp unless you go to the extra effort of separately encrypting it first. Everyone’s perfectly legal speech would be burdened and chilled — because who wants to spend time separately encrypting everything? It’s easier just to not say the thing you wanted to say, to not send the picture that would be worth 1000 words, to express yourself in some other way. Some way that won’t trip up the censorship filter. Sure, you’ll find new ways, as the Chinese did by coming up with Winnie the Pooh as a stand-in for Xi. And then, as with Pooh, the filter will be updated, and you can’t say that either. So you stop saying the forbidden words or sharing the forbidden images. And then, eventually, you stop thinking them too.

 

If you are willing to accept Facebook (or Google, or Apple, or any other encrypted messaging service provider Bill Barr bullies into compliance) censoring all your private text conversations — and everyone else’s — because it might make it a little easier for the government to catch the most inept pedophiles, then I’m not sure I’ve got a lot else to say to you. But if this idea bothers you — if you don’t like the thought that before very long from now, you won’t be able to say what you please in private discussions over text, while pedophiles learn how to continue operating without detection — then I hope you’ll see Barr’s demand to Facebook for the grave danger it is. If so, let Facebook know. More importantly, let your congressional representatives know.

 

Now, this post isn’t a careful position paper like Jonathan Mayer wrote. All of the above is what is known as a “slippery slope” argument, and it’s easy to dismiss as hysterical. “Of course we would never do Y just because we are doing X,” platforms and the government would assure you. Then, once mission creep inevitably happens — which it always, always does — the official line would switch to: “Of course we would never do Z just because we are doing Y.” Slippery slope arguments might sound hysterical at the top of the slope; from the bottom, they sound premonitory.

 

Let’s look to China again. The highly intrusive surveillance of Uighurs in China used to be “just” for Uighurs in Xinjiang at first. Then it was “just” for them and people who visited Xinjiang, regardless of the visitors’ own religion or ethnicity. Then it was “just” for them and, oh, also Tibetans too, a totally different ethnic and religious group that China is fond of persecuting.

 

The ratchet of surveillance has a pronounced tendency to only go one way. End-to-end encryption is one of the best measures we have for pushing it back and maintaining our security and privacy. But while end-to-end encryption may be necessary to protect those rights, it is not sufficient, as proposals for measures like client-side pre-encryption moderation of private conversations demonstrate.

 

The rationale may change — national security and terrorism one day, and if that doesn’t work, child abuse the next — but the goal is the same: for governments to have the ability to eavesdrop on your every conversation, the legal power to require that all your conversations be recorded, and the authority to make private-sector providers do their bidding in the process. To have total control. And, if they really succeed, they will reach the ultimate goal: to not even need to exert that control to restrict what you say and do and hear and think — because you’ll do that yourself. You will save them, and Facebook, a lot of time.

 

It starts with something nobody could possibly oppose: reducing the scourge of child sex abuse. It will not end there. That is the slippery slope.

 

I don’t pretend to have the answer for how to fight CSAM without simultaneously opening the door to mass surveillance and censorship. I’m not sure there is one, but I appreciate the efforts of the technologists who are trying to find one, or at least to elucidate different technical approaches to different aspects of the encryption debate (such as Jonathan Mayer, who is hardly pro-surveillance). And I know that as long as I don’t have affirmative proposals of my own, just objections to others’, it makes me easy to dismiss as just another hysterical absolutist zealot. That is unfortunate, because, as some of my academic colleagues have privately observed, there is far more nuance to information security experts’ and civil libertarians’ positions in the debate than it might often appear from the outside, or than Bill Barr wants you to think there is. 

 

That said, this is not the most nuanced of blog posts. I find everything I’ve said above to be painfully obvious. And yet I feel it will still keep needing to be said as long as the Attorney General keeps pretending this debate is only about universally-reviled conduct such as terrorism and child sex abuse. After all, he is also the same Attorney General who was chosen to be, basically, the capo to a mob boss, one who wants Barr to investigate his political opponents. The sitting Attorney General of the United States is the last person we should trust with the ability to read everyone’s messages. We cannot afford the polite fiction that the nation’s law enforcement officials, even those at the very top, are all “the good guys.” 

Those who work for providers, in academia, or in civil society may be tempted to start down the slippery slope we can all see ahead of us, partially out of the commendable desire to help children, partially to show the U.S. government how “reasonable” and “adult” and “mature” we are when it comes to the encryption debate. Let me be clear: It is not reasonable for any government to demand that platforms build the ability to surveil and censor everyone’s private communications. You do not have to help brainstorm, design, build, rationalize, or excuse a system for pervasive surveillance and censorship. Technologists must design and build systems that acknowledge the uncomfortable truth: that China is much closer than we think.

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