• As Protesters Fill Hong Kong's Streets, Businesses Watch Quietly With Alarm

    14 days ago - By NY Times

    A wave of concern has spread through a community of foreign consultants, investors and executives who have made the territory their home and regional headquarters.
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  • Asian stocks mostly lower as protests shake up Hong Kong

    14 days ago - By Chron

    TOKYO - Shares declined in Asia on Wednesday and Hong Kong's Hang Seng index tumbled nearly 2% as thousands continued protests against proposed legislation that many city residents fear could further erode the territory's legal autonomy.
    Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.4% to 21,129.72 and the Kospi in Seoul shed 0.1% to 2,108.75. The Shanghai Composite index declined 0.6% to 2,909.38. Australia's S&P ASX 200 edged less than 0.1% lower to 6,543.70. Shares rose in Taiwan but fell in Jakarta and Thailand.
    The Hang Seng lost 1.9% to 27,264.54 as thousands of protesters, most of them youths...
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  • Mass protests continued in Hong Kong as it prepares to debate a controversial extradition bill that would give China more power over the territory

    Mass protests continued in Hong Kong as it prepares to debate a controversial extradition bill that would give China more power over the territory

    14 days ago - By Chron

    Mass protests continued in Hong Kong on Tuesday night and into Wednesday as the Legislative Council of the semi-autonomous territory mulls a controversial bill, which would allow for the extradition of criminals to mainland China.
    The bill was brought about after a 19-year-old Hong Kong resident allegedly murdered his pregnant girlfriend while on vacation in Taiwan but fled back home and could not be extradited to face trial.
    Critics say the bill would subject Hong Kong residents to unfair trials in China and would encourage China's encroachment on the semi-autonomous region.
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