Hong Kong Teachers Fired and Afraid as China Targets Liberal Thinkers

Mary P. Humphrey

HONG KONG—Teachers who backed antigovernment protests in the city—by using to the streets or supporting the demonstrators on social media—are getting reprimanded and, in some circumstances, fired as China’s Communist Social gathering increasingly moves to stamp out dissent.

Many observers say they panic the custom of liberal training and vital wondering in what has been a main globe money center will be supplanted by Chinese-design and style professional-governing administration classes and suppression of political discourse. Pressure has mounted considering that Beijing imposed…

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China makes strong return to growth in second quarter with GDP up 3.2pc

Mary P. Humphrey

China’s official figure was markedly far better than the one.3pc on-12 months progress tipped by an AFP poll of analysts, while nonetheless amid the least expensive premiums on file.

The financial system contracted one.6pc on-12 months in the first six months, the NBS said, even though the city unemployment amount dipped to five.7pc in June, from five.9pc a thirty day period before.

The work figure stays closely watched, with almost nine million graduates predicted to enter an uncertain labour marketplace this 12 months and analysts pointing out that true unemployment is likely higher.

Tommy Wu, economist at Oxford Economics, famous

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Gunmen Attack Pakistan Stock Exchange, Citing Its Link to China

Mary P. Humphrey

ISLAMABAD—The Pakistan Stock Exchange constructing in Karachi arrived under attack Monday by an insurgent team stating it qualified the trade mainly because it is partly owned by a Chinese consortium.

Four gunmen attempted to storm the trade, but all were being killed in a shootout with guards in the compound exterior the constructing, police reported. Two non-public protection guards and a police officer also died in an eight-moment firefight all through which the attackers also threw grenades.

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China Releases American FedEx Pilot After Nine Months in Detention

Mary P. Humphrey

HONG KONG—Chinese authorities have introduced a FedEx Corp. pilot detained nine months in the past in the southern city of Guangzhou, easing a pressure issue on the shipping and delivery big that has been in Beijing’s crosshairs amid industrial disputes concerning the U.S. and China.

Retired U.S. Air Force colonel Todd A. Hohn was detained in September even though waiting for a industrial flight just after traveling deliveries during Asia from the FedEx regional hub in Guangzhou.

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China Passes Hong Kong Security Law Aimed at Crushing Protests

Mary P. Humphrey

HONG KONG—China’s legislature accredited Tuesday a sweeping new law aimed at quashing threats to national protection in Hong Kong, rejecting Western criticism that Beijing’s endeavours will curb people’s freedoms in the protest-torn town.

The laws was passed by senior Chinese lawmakers, according to Lau Siu-kai, a senior adviser to Beijing on Hong Kong policy. Drafted and accredited in an unusually immediate and opaque system, the law has stirred fears throughout pro-democracy teams, enterprises, schools and media about its probable…

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