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Hong Kong court overturns earlier ruling, sends Joshua Wong, 2 other protest leaders to prison.

HONG KONG " Hong Kong court overturns earlier ruling, sends Joshua Wong, 2 other protest leaders to prison.

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The Latest: Court sends Hong Kong activists to prison.

HONG KONG " The Latest on the Hong Kong protest leaders :4:35 p.m. A court has overturned the earlier sentences of young Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong and two other student leaders and sentenced...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Hong Kong Imprisons Democracy Activists.

Press Releases Hong Kong Imprisons Democracy ActivistsAugust 17, 2017 Hong Kong authorities imprisoned three young leaders of Hong Kong's democracy movement, Joshua Wong, Nathan Law, and Alex Chow. 

- Freedom House - US

HK: No 'political motive' in jailing Joshua Wong, 2 others.

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong's legal chief denied any "political motive" in seeking jail for three young pro-democracy activists on Friday, responding to a Reuters report that he had overruled other legal officials who had initially advised against pursuing the case.

- BangkokPost - TH

Joshua Wong’s mother’s letter to son blasts Hong Kong government’s pursuit of jailed pro-democracy activists.

Imprisoned political activist Joshua Wong Chi-fung’s mother has urged her son to “follow the truth and be courageous”, as she expressed disappointment in the justice department’s decision to seek jail terms for young student leaders. Grace Ng Chau-mei said the government’s pursuit of her son ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

South China’s Guangdong raises status of its Hong Kong affairs.

The southern Chinese province of Guangdong has elevated the status of its Hong Kong affairs portfolio by placing it under the direct control of its governor. According to a government announcement on Thursday, responsibility for Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan affairs has been passed to governor Ma Xingrui. It is a move that ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Employers of Filipino domestic helper killed by fall in mainland China arrested in Hong Kong.

The Hong Kong employers of a Filipino domestic helper who died last month in Shenzhen were arrested on Thursday for conspiracy to defraud, a police source said. They were released on bail and will have to report to police in mid-September. The man surnamed Gu, 47, and his wife surnamed Liu, 32, were arrested by appointment ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Street joints and empires in noodle-crazed Hong Kong.

Street joints and empires in noodle-crazed Hong Kong...

- MENAFN - JO

China's Lenovo sinks to loss on higher costs, sluggish PC market; outlook challenging.

HONG KONG - Chinese personal computer maker Lenovo Group Ltd posted a first-quarter loss on Friday citing higher costs and slower growth in the personal computer market, and said the outlook was challenging due to supply constraints.

- Reuters - US

Lenovo says more confident it can achieve mobile turnaround goal.

HONG KONG - Chinese personal computer maker Lenovo Group Ltd is more confident it can achieve its turnaround goal for its mobile business in the second half of fiscal year 2018, Chairman and Chief Executive Yang Yuanqing told Reuters on Friday.

- Reuters - US

Hong Kong legal chief denies political motive in jailing democrats as criticism mounts.

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's legal chief denied any "political motive" in seeking jail for three young pro-democracy activists on Friday, responding to a Reuters report that he had overruled other legal officials who had initially advised against pursuing the case.

- Reuters - US

Lenovo posts Q1 loss of $72M on $10.01B revenue citing slow growth in the PC market; company's mobile business narrowed losses to $129M on $1.75B revenue

Sijia Jiang / Reuters: Lenovo posts Q1 loss of $72M on $10.01B revenue citing slow growth in the PC market; company's mobile business narrowed losses to $129M on $1.75B revenue  —  HONG KONG - Chinese personal computer maker Lenovo Group Ltd posted a first-quarter loss on Friday citing higher costs ...

- Techmeme - US

Chinese stocks get unified Hong Kong treatment

End to split of H-shares and red chips as market struggles to find best China gauge

- Financial Times - US

Hong Kong's Joshua Wong jailed over Umbrella Movement protests

A Hong Kong court has jailed Joshua Wong and two other leaders of the 2014 "Umbrella Movement," three years after they helped organize the largest pro-democracy protests ever held in the city.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Asian shares slide as Wall Street fall, Spain attack weigh

HONG KONG — Asian stocks sank Friday as global investor sentiment was battered by big losses on Wall Street amid U.S. political turmoil and a deadly van attack in Spain.

- Billings Gazette - US

Hong Kong court jails democracy activists over 2014 protests

A Hong Kong court sent young activist Joshua Wong and two other student leaders to prison Thursday for their roles in the pro-democracy "Umbrella Movement", in the latest sign that tolerance for dissent is waning in the former British colony.

- France24 - FR

Jailing Hong Kong’s three young Occupy leaders ‘will deter others from joining protests’

The Hong Kong Court of Appeal which sent three young Occupy leaders to jail warned against what one judge called the “unhealthy trend” of advocating civil disobedience, while observers feared the ruling would intimidate people into staying away from future pro-democracy drives. While the city’s democracy ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Support and tears for Hong Kong democracy activists jailed over government HQ protest that led to Occupy movement

The ground-floor lobby of Hong Kong’s High Court was for the first time “occupied” by pro-democracy supporters on Thursday as the judges handed down their ruling that three student leaders who spearheaded the city’s Occupy movement in 2014 should serve time in prison. More than 100 supporters flocked ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Art in every step

Hong Kong is a city to walk in. It is naturally hilly and, combined with competition for space everywhere, translates into a constant need to go up and down. Staircases are inevitably an essential part of the cityscape. That makes the many flights of steps in various districts convenient canvases for flower paintings. Hence ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong primary school principal to learn fate after exaggerating enrolment

The principal at the heart of controversies surrounding a troubled Hong Kong primary school is set to learn her fate Friday afternoon, as board members discuss whether to dismiss her over her performance. A source close to the school’s board said bad news likely awaited Chan Cheung-ping of Hing Tak School, as more ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

‘No political motive’ behind seeking jail terms for student protesters, Hong Kong justice minister claims

Hong Kong’s justice secretary insisted on Friday that there was “no political motive involved” in his department’s request for stiffer sentences for three prominent student leaders, a move that resulted in the trio being jailed for six to eight months. Asked if he had overruled his colleagues, some ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Joshua Wong, 2 others jailed for Hong Kong pro-democracy protest

HONG KONG - Three prominent young leaders of Hong Kong's democracy movement were sentenced Thursday to six to eight months in prison, a severe setback for the technically semi-autonomous Chinese city in its struggle for greater political freedom under Communist Party rule.

- BangkokPost - TH

3 Hong Kong Activists Jailed For Role In 2014 'Umbrella' Protests

Joshua Wong was the 17-year-old face of massive pro-democracy protests in the semiautonomous city. Now, he and two others have been given stricter sentences that bar them from office for five years.

- NPR - US

Hong Kong student leaders jailed over pro-democracy protest tied to Umbrella Movement

Nearly three years ago, several Hong Kong youth with hopes of greater democracy led a downtown protest that ballooned into thousands and lasted for 79 days. Now, they're going to jail. Three student leaders who helped catalyze the city's pro-democracy movement were sentenced to prison on Thursday,...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Joshua Wong jailed

HONG KONG - Three prominent young leaders of Hong Kong's democracy movement were sentenced Thursday to six to eight months in prison, a severe setback for the technically semi-autonomous Chinese city in its struggle for greater political freedom under Communist Party rule.

- BangkokPost - TH

Student leaders of 2014 Hong Kong protest receive prison sentence

Youth protestors who organized a 2014 pro-democracy 'Umbrella' protest in Hong Kong will be imprisoned for eight months, a high court ruled on Thursday.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Hong Kong student leaders jailed for 2014 pro-democracy protest

Some see Beijing pressure behind the resentencing of the three activists, who took part in the Umbrella Movement.

- Washington Post - US

Outcry as Hong Kong democracy leaders jailed

A Hong Kong appeals court has jailed three leaders of the Chinese-ruled city's democracy movement, prompting accusations of political interference.

- IOL - ZA

Taiwan condemns jailing of Hong Kong democracy activists

China is accused of tightening its grip in semi-autonomous Hong Kong The post Taiwan condemns jailing of Hong Kong democracy activists appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Critics cry foul as Joshua Wong and other young Hong Kong democracy leaders get jail

A Hong Kong appeals court jailed three leaders of the Chinese-ruled city's democracy movement for six to eight months on Thursday, dealing a blow to ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Reuters: China's CEFC in early talks to buy Rosneft stake

HONG KONG/BEIJING - CEFC China Energy, which has grown from a niche oil trader to a sprawling energy conglomerate, is in talks to acquire a stake in Russian state oil giant Rosneft, three people with direct knowledge of the discussions said. The post Reuters: China's CEFC in early talks to buy Rosneft stake appeared first ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Hong Kong jails young leaders of 2014 'Umbrella Movement' protests

Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow to serve sentences of up to eight months

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Young leaders of massive 2014 Hong Kong protests get prison

A Hong Kong court sent young activist Joshua Wong and two other student leaders to prison Thursday for their roles in huge pro-democracy protests nearly three years earlier, in the latest sign that tolerance for dissent is waning in the Chinese-ruled former British colony.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Young leaders of massive Hong Kong protests get prison

"When those of us who face jail time have yet to give up, how can the rest of you give up?" one activist says

- CBS NEWS - US

Study warns that smartphone separation anxiety is increasing as people form closer bonds with their handsets

With smartphones now considered a necessity for most people, nomophobia - the fear of being without a working cell phone - is becoming an increasingly widespread problem. That’s the view of researchers from Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul and City University of Hong Kong, who say many view the devices as...

- Techspot - EC

Hong Kong student leaders jailed for 2014 pro-democracy umbrella protest

Many see Beijing pressure behind the controversial appeal and resentencing of the activists.

- Washington Post - US

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong jailed for role in 2014 protests

Student leader among three given 8-month prison sentences for illegal assembly

- Financial Times - US

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong jailed over Occupy protests

Two other democracy campaigners sentenced to between 6 and 8 months imprisonment

- Financial Times - US

Exclusive: China's CEFC in early talks to buy Rosneft stake - sources

HONG KONG/BEIJING - CEFC China Energy, which has grown from a niche oil trader to a sprawling energy conglomerate, is in talks to acquire a stake in Russian state oil giant Rosneft , three people with direct knowledge of the discussions said.

- Reuters - US

Joshua Wong and 2 Others Jailed in Hong Kong Over Pro-Democracy Protest

Mr. Wong and two fellow leaders of the monthslong demonstrations in 2014 were jailed after the Beijing-backed government of Hong Kong pushed for harsher punishment.

- International NY Times - US

HK: Umbrella Movement leaders jailed

A Hong Kong court has jailed Joshua Wong and two other leaders of the 2014 "Umbrella Movement," three years after they helped organize the largest pro-democracy protests ever held in the city.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Japan asks Hong Kong to lift 3/11 food import ban

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Ken Saito has called on Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam to abolish the Chinese region's import ban on food ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Hong Kong's Cathay posts $262M 1H loss on fierce competition

HONG KONG " Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific reported a loss in the first half of the year on Wednesday, blaming the severe toll from fierce competition.The airline said it lost 2.1 billion Hong Kong dollars ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The young face of Hong Kong's democracy movement jailed

Hong Kong's most prominent democracy activist Joshua Wong is sentenced to six months in jail over a 2014 protest, after what observers have called a "politically motivated" prosecution.

- ABC News - AU

Hong Kong leaders bid final farewell to ‘King of New Territories’ Lau Wong-fat at funeral service

The late “King of the New Territories”, Lau Wong-fat, reached his final resting place in his home village near Tuen Mun on Thursday after an elaborate funeral service at which Hong Kong’s political elite paid their last tributes to the rural strongman. Those attending the Buddhist event at the Hong Kong ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong man, 21, arrested for drink-driving after car crashes into four road workers

A motorist was arrested for drink- driving after his car was in collision with four road maintenance workers in the New Territories in the early hours of Thursday. Police were investigating whether the vehicle involved, a Honda, ran a red light and travelled on the wrong side of the road before the incident near a Light ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong domestic helper recounts tears of joy upon reaching Mount Kilimanjaro summit in charity climb

A Hong Kong domestic worker has described how she cried with happiness after reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro at the end of a charity climb. Liza Avelino, 46, a Filipino worker who has lived in the city for more than 20 years, finished her seven-day trek up the 5,895 metre mountain, Africa’s tallest, last ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Fitness instructor falls to death from 12th floor while taking pictures on Hong Kong building

A Hong Kong fitness trainer fell to his death from a commercial block in Central while standing on railings to take photos of two other instructors on Thursday morning. The incident happened on the 12th floor of Li Dong Building in Li Yuen Street East. Will Kong Wai, 25, was standing on railings to get a better position to ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Seven hurt in Hong Kong flat fire after electric meter bursts into flames

Seven people, including three children and a pregnant woman, were sent to hospital after inhaling smoke in a fire that broke out in a block of flats in Hong Kong on Thursday afternoon. The three children – a three-month-old boy and two girls aged one and two – and four adults – three women and a man ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Palm oil that spilled onto Hong Kong’s beaches turned into crude gasoline

Half of the palm oil washed ashore on beaches two weeks ago will be turned into 50 tons of crude gasoline to go on sale next week, according to a biodiesel company. One hundred tons of palm stearin, about the weight of a blue whale and half of the total amount collected from Hong Kong’s beaches, arrived at ASB ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

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