Hong Kong: Riot police clash with anthem bill protesters
31 May 2020 | 3:08 pm
Demonstrators in Hong Kong are protesting a bill that would make it illegal to abuse the Chinese national anthem. Police have fired pepper ball rounds into crowds that tried to gather near the city-state's legislature.
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The Chinese ride-hailing app Didi has announced plans to shift its shares from the New York Stock Exchange to Hong Kong. It's among the first in what could be a series of delistings due to new regulations in both the US and China. Some 200 Chinese firms could be affected, with huge consequences for investors. Also on the show: Europe's tourism sector hopes the latest Covid-19 surge won't throw off their end-of-year bookings.
9 Dec 2021
The Chinese property giant Evergrande has missed a key debt deadline and is inching closer to a possible restructuring. Financial Analyst Danni Hewson explains why the meltdown isn't sparking turmoil on global stock markets. Also in the show: the Carbon Disclosure Project releases its 2021 ranking of sustainable business practices.
12 Dec 2021
Shares in the Chinese property company Kaisa have been suspended from trading in Hong Kong, as fears mount that the firm may be unable to make a $400 million debt payment due on Thursday. Kaisa is a much smaller player than the troubled giant Evergrande, but also has high levels of foreign debt. Also today, we look at how the United Arab Emirates has changed its working week to Monday-Friday to align with other international business hubs.
8 Dec 2021
French authorities have released a Saudi man they detained after mistaking him for someone else who is wanted over his involvement in the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.
12 Dec 2021
After the government froze its assets, Hong Kong's "Apple Daily" was forced to shut down. It was one of the city's few media outlets that dared to criticize Beijing. What happens now? We accompany two former staffers: a reporter and a photographer.
13 Dec 2021
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Tuesday
18 Dec 2021
Since China imposed a security law on Hong Kong, more than 100,000 people have left. The UK has offered a special visa to its former colony, and 70% of Hong Kong's population is eligible. But for those who've fled, it's difficult to leave home behind.
19 Dec 2021
The US Commerce Department sanctioned Chinese surveillance and biotechnology companies over rights abuses. The Biden administration expressed concern that US technology could be used in abusing Uyghur people.
17 Dec 2021
Slovakia's former Prime Minister Robert Fico was detained before a protest defying coronavirus restrictions. Fico is a vocal critic of anti-COVID measures in the pandemic-hit country.
20 Dec 2021
"I need to stress one point that is extremely important, I have never said or written that anyone has sexually assaulted me," the Chinese tennis star said in a foreign press video.
21 Dec 2021
Nearly five million eligible voters in Hong Kong will elect just 20 of the city's 90 lawmakers; the others will be appointed by committees close to Beijing. The elections to the Legislative Council come after Beijing forced through changes to the city's electoral laws.
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