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No entry: Chinese army in Hong Kong bans Pokemon players from barracks

Jul 26, 2016

No entry: Chinese army in Hong Kong bans Pokemon players from barracks

Pokemon has prompted increasing concern worldwide, with reports of players straying into restricted areas, being injured or becoming crime victims. #China #NewsTracker #Hong Kong #Nintendo #People's Liberation Army #Pokemon Go
German police say two victims of train attacker in critical condition | Reuters

Jul 19, 2016

German police say two victims of train attacker in critical condition | Reuters

BERLIN Two of the five victims of a young Afghan refugee who used a knife and axe to attack passengers on a train in southern Germany are in a critical condition, police in the town of Wuerzburg said on Tuesday. "We have several badly wounded from the attack - five altogether - of which two victims are in a life-threatening condition," a police official said. (Reporting by Caroline Copley and Paul Carrel) #France #markets #United Kingdom #Hong Kong #victims
German axe attack: IS flag found in the room of among the belongings of train attacker

Jul 19, 2016

German axe attack: IS flag found in the room of among the belongings of train attacker

A hand-painted flag of the Islamic State (IS) terror group was found in the room of a 17-year-old Afghan refugee who attacked passengers on a German train with an axe, injuring at least four people, officials said. #NewsTracker #Hong Kong #Berlin #Bastille Day #afghan #islamic-state #Nice Attack
Never too late for the Dalai Lama to get back on the right track: China

Jul 06, 2016

Never too late for the Dalai Lama to get back on the right track: China

China said on Wednesday that the Dalai Lama should "give up" attempts to divide the country and asked him to come back on the "right track" as the Tibetan spiritual leader turned 81 today. #China #NewsTracker #Tibet #Dalai Lama #Hong Kong
Chinese authorities warn Hong Kong bookseller for 'violating' bail | Reuters

Jul 06, 2016

Chinese authorities warn Hong Kong bookseller for 'violating' bail | Reuters

HONG KONG A law enforcement body in China has warned Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee that he could face harsher legal action for violating his bail conditions after he was allowed to return to Hong Kong in June, a Hong Kong newspaper reported. A statement issued by the Ningbo Public Security Bureau said Lam had broken his bail terms by failing to return to the mainland for further investigation after an initial eight months in detention, Hong Kong's Ming Pao newspaper reported. #science #Crime #Hong Kong #Entertainment #Foreign policy #article
Brexit mess boosts prospects of Asia central banks easing policy

Jul 05, 2016

Brexit mess boosts prospects of Asia central banks easing policy

Economists warn delayed investment decisions and a hit to jobs and consumption from Brexit will hurt exports from Asia's trade-reliant economies, which are already reeling from weak external demand, particularly from China. #Japan #Monetary policy #Singapore #EU #Hong Kong #UK #Malaysia #S-Korea #Brexit #Asian central bank #Reserve Bank of Australia #Fed impact
Hopes for democracy crushed in the Chinese rebel village of Wukan | Reuters

Jul 01, 2016

Hopes for democracy crushed in the Chinese rebel village of Wukan | Reuters

WUKAN, China Hopes for democracy in the Chinese village of Wukan, where an uprising against corruption five years ago gained global notice and led to direct village-wide elections, have all but evaporated, with protest leaders either in detention, in exile, facing arrest or quitting their posts. Villagers have been marching in protest every day since the middle of June in a fresh flare-up of unrest, but the so-called "Wukan model", with authorities seemingly taking a more tolerant approach towards unrest by kicking out corrupt officials and allowing a free vote, appears to have been a one-off #United States #markets #Hong Kong #chinese #lifestyle #article
Canada presses China over reports of Hong Kong visa clampdown | Reuters

Jun 29, 2016

Canada presses China over reports of Hong Kong visa clampdown | Reuters

OTTAWA Canada is pressing Beijing over media reports that Chinese authorities are no longer allowing some Canadian citizens born in Hong Kong to visit China on 10-year visas, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday. Chinese-language media say that since early June, first-generation Hong Kong-born Canadians are being told they can only apply to travel to China as Chinese nationals. #Economy #India #China #Hong Kong #Foreign policy #article
When the beautiful game turns ugly: Vietnamese put their houses on Euro 2016 ... and lose!

Jun 23, 2016

When the beautiful game turns ugly: Vietnamese put their houses on Euro 2016 ... and lose!

Football and a flutter go hand-in-hand in Vietnam making Euro 2016 a golden opportunity for fans to enjoy two national obsessions, even for those who have already bet their houses on the beautiful game -- and lost. #England #Vietnam #Hong Kong #Taiwan #KickingAround #Wales #Betting #Euro 2016 #ExtraTime
4,000 Hong Kong protesters voice against China on bookseller detentions | Reuters

Jun 18, 2016

4,000 Hong Kong protesters voice against China on bookseller detentions | Reuters

HONG KONG Over 4,000 people marched in Hong Kong on Saturday to protest against China's detention of five booksellers whose shop published gossipy books about Chinese leaders, including President Xi Jinping. #United States #India #China #Middle East #Europe #Hong Kong #article