HongKong: Stocks open lower but Shanghai rises
Read more at The Business Times.Thu, Feb 27, 2020 - 10:00 AM Hong Kong stocks started Thursday with another loss as the coronavirus continues to spread around the world with more new infections confirmed outside China than inside for the first time. PHOTO: AFP [HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks started Thursday with another loss as the coronavirus continues to spread around the world with more new infections confirmed outside China than inside for the first time. The Hang Seng Index fell 0.6 per cent, or 167.32 points, to 26,529.17. However, signs the outbreak is easing on the mainland saw the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rise 0.3 per cent, or 7.55 points, to 2,995.47 while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, added 0.5 per cent, or 9.00 points, to 1,899.60. AFP Read more: The Business Times
China sentences Gui Minhai, Hong Kong bookseller, to 10 years in jailBEIJING (REUTERS) - A Chinese court sentenced Chinese-born Swedish citizen Gui Minhai to 10 years in jail for illegally providing intelligence overseas on Monday (Feb 24), the Ningbo Intermediate People's Court said in a statement on its website.. Read more at straitstimes.com. CCP_is_terrorist JanetZephyr The famous case of HK book store owner who was kidnapped by CCP to mainland to “be confessed”, simply because he sold books that emperor pooh didn't like. The extradition bill that BloodyCarrie so desperately tried & failed to power thru was to legitimize that in the future. That’s not “send to jail” That’s kidnapping.
Hong Kong extends school suspension until April 20 to control spread of virusHong Kong has further extended the suspension of schools until at least April 20 to contain the spread of the coronavirus, authorities in the Asian financial hub said on Tuesday as cases of the disease surged outside China. The city's Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung said classes would be suspended
Cycling: Top Hong Kong rider Sarah Lee tunes out critics for world c'shipsBERLIN (AFP) - Sarah Lee will defend her titles at this week's track cycling world championships in Berlin after overcoming a row during Hong Kong's anti-government protests that left her fearing for her Tokyo Olympics campaign.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Covid-19 delivers blow to Hong Kong protests but rage remainsHONG KONG — The new coronavirus known as Covid-19 has handed Beijing an unexpected gift — an end to Hong Kong's pro-democracy rallies. But for protesters like Sam it is a chance to rest up before going back on the streets.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam's approval rating plunges to new low amid coronavirus outbreakHONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam's approval rating has sunk to a new low of just 9.1 per cent as her government faces criticism over its handling of the coronavirus outbreak.. Read more at straitstimes.com. Wasn’t it rock bottom last year? How low can it still go? 🙄
Hong Kong to announce largest budget in a decade amid protests, coronavirusHong Kong is expected to announce its largest budget deficit in at least a decade on Wednesday to cushion the shock of often-violent protests and ...