Asia

Frontline protesters make case for violence in Hong Kong protests

Reuters – Pun sees himself as a peaceful, middle-class Hong Kong student. Yet since the beginning of June, he has been building barricades and throwing bricks at police, risking his own liberty to fight, as he sees it, for the city’s freedoms. In one of the world’s safest cities, the idea of violence as a […]

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Hong Kong protests spread to subway as bank warns of economic fallout

Reuters- A major bank warned on Wednesday that weeks of protests in Hong Kong could hit the economies of the Chinese-ruled city and mainland China itself as demonstrators prepared a sit-in at a subway and site of a mid-summer mob attack. Hong Kong-based Bank of East Asia Ltd (BEA) posted a 75% slump in first-half […]

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Asia welcomes first Taiwan’s same-sex couples.

Source: Reuters Same-sex couples tied the knot in emotional scenes in Taiwan on Friday, the first legal marriages in Asia hailed by activists as a social revolution for the region. DOWNLOAD ANTTENTION FRESH NEWS ON THE GO APP Taiwan’s parliament passed a bill last week that endorsed same-sex marriage, although the measure could complicate President Tsai […]

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Taiwan court began hearing on landmark gay marriage case

Taiwan’s constitutional court began hearing a landmark case on Friday that could make the island the first place in Asia to allow same-sex marriage. A panel of 14 grand justices will hear a debate over a disputed law that critics say is unconstitutional because it prevents unions between gay couples. Campaigners for change gathered with […]

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