It is summer, and the heat is oppressive. Thousands of students have been protesting for weeks, demanding freedoms that the authorities are not prepared to countenance. Officials have warned them to go home, and they have paid no attention. Among the working population, going about its business, irritation combines with sympathy. Everybody is nervous about how this is going to end, but few expect an outcome as brutal as the massacre of hundreds and maybe thousands of citizens. Today, 30 years on, nobody knows how many were killed in and around Tiananmen Square, in that bloody culmination of student protests in Beijing on June 4, 1989. The Chinese regime’s blackout of information about that darkest of days is tacit admission of how momentous an event it was. But everybody knows that Tiananmen shaped the Chinese regime’s relations with the country and the world. Even a far less bloody intervention in Hong Kong would reverberate as widely. What began as a movement against an … [Read more...] about Hong Kong in 2019 is not (yet) Tiananmen Square in 1989
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** FILE ** The bodies of dead civilians lie among mangled bicycles near Beijing's Tiananmen Square in this early June 4, 1989 file photo. Friday, June 4, 2004 marks the 15th anniversary of the military assault on pro-democracy protesters who had occupied the square for seven weeks. Hundreds, possibly thousands, died in the early hours of June 4, 1989 when troops shot their way through Beijing's streets to retake the square. (AP Photo) less ** FILE ** The bodies of dead civilians lie among mangled bicycles near Beijing's Tiananmen Square in this early June 4, 1989 file photo. Friday, June 4, 2004 marks the 15th anniversary of the military ... more Photo: AP Photo: AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 ** FILE ** The bodies of dead civilians lie among mangled bicycles near Beijing's … [Read more...] about Chaos in Hong Kong: How could this end?
HONG KONG CBD MARKET OPENS UP CBD exclusive Supply deal signed between public HK Pharmaceutical Group ‘SANAI’ & Asia HEMP Company “CANNACUBED” Sanai Health Industry Group Company Limited (HKEX:1889.hk)"The global CannAcubed team worked through the entire process with us with complete visibility and transparency and laid the ground work for a solid long-term partnership.” Mr Cheng claimed.”— FRED CHENGHONG KONG, CHINA, ASIA, August 2, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Asia’s fastest growing ‘Cannabis’ company – ‘CannAcubed Pte Ltd’ delivered its first CBD supply order to one of Hong Kong’s most respected publicly listed pharmaceutical Companies – ‘Sanai Health Industry Group Company Limited’. An undisclosed volume of pure pharmaceutical grade 99.99% CBD isolate was successfully delivered to Sanai’s Head office in HK last week, with the 2 parties having already signed an exclusive … [Read more...] about Hong Kong Publicly Listed Pharma Signs CBD Supply Deal
Reed Smith Richards Butler has confirmed that a six-partner Hong Kong-based disputes team will leave for MinterEllison. The group, which specializes in white-collar defense, is led by securities litigation partner David Morrison, and also includes partners William Barber, Nathan Dentice, Alex Kaung, Eddy So and Desmond Yu. They will start at MinterEllison on Jan. 1. Three additional partners might also make the move, according to Reed Smith Asia-Pacific managing partner Denise Jong. Jong said in a statement that the exits were prompted by client conflicts. “In any law firm as large and complex as Reed Smith, conflicts are a fact of life. It is inevitable that, over time, certain representations taken by the firm pose issues for litigators whose clients might need to be adverse to an industry focus of the firm,” she said. The departing group will take away a significant part of Reed Smith Richards Butler’s dispute resolution capability in Hong Kong, which … [Read more...] about Reed Smith to Lose Six-Partner Hong Kong White-Collar Team to MinterEllison
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The financial hub of Hong Kong began clearing up on Monday after being battered by one of the strongest typhoons in recent years, with financial markets and offices operating as normal.Super typhoon Mangkhut, with hurricane-force winds well over 200 kilometers per hour (124 miles/h), had barreled past the northern tip of the Philippines, killing at least 50 people. It then skirted south of Hong Kong and the neighboring gambling hub of Macau, before making landfall in China.Parts of Hong Kong and Macau were severely flooded, though there were no immediate reports of fatalities. China Central Television, the state broadcaster, said four people had been killed in Guangdong, China's most populous province of over 100 million residents.The state broadcaster also said flood warnings had been issued for 38 rivers in the neighboring region of Guangxi, while 12 coastal monitoring stations reported their biggest-ever waves. It also said more than 13,300 hectares of farmland … [Read more...] about Hong Kong, southern China clean up after super typhoon