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  • SHANGHAI, Aug 20- China and Hong Kong stocks barely moved on Tuesday as investors took a breather and pondered the extent and impact of Beijing's interest rate reform. **China's new lending reference rate was set slightly lower on Tuesday in the first publication of the benchmark since the central bank announced interest rate reforms designed to lower...

  • Protesters walk along a street during a rally in Hong Kong on August 18, 2019, in the latest opposition to a planned extradition law that has since morphed into a wider call for democratic rights.

    While Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam painted a bleak picture of the city's economy, she expressed hope that dialogue with protesters could provide "a way out."

  • HONG KONG, Aug 20- Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hoped a peaceful weekend anti-government protest was the start of an effort to restore peace and that dialog with peaceful protesters would provide a "way out" for the Chinese-ruled city. This dialog, I hope, will be based on a mutual understanding and respect and find a way out for todays Hong Kong. "

  • HONG KONG, Aug 20- Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hoped a peaceful weekend anti-government protest was the start of an effort to restore peace and that dialogue with peaceful protesters would provide a "way out" for the Chinese-ruled city. This dialogue, I hope, will be based on a mutual understanding and respect and find a way out for todays Hong Kong. "

  • HONG KONG, Aug 20- Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hoped a peaceful weekend anti-government protest was the start of an effort to restore peace and that dialog with peaceful protesters would provide a "way out" for the Chinese-ruled city. This dialog, I hope, will be based on a mutual understanding and respect and find a way out for todays Hong Kong. "

  • HONG KONG, Aug 20- Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hoped a peaceful weekend anti-government protest was the start of an effort to restore peace and that the government would talk to peaceful protesters and tackle complaints against police. But the unrest has been fuelled by broader worries about the erosion of freedoms guaranteed under the "one...

  • HONG KONG, Aug 20- Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hopes a non-violent weekend protest that saw hundreds of thousands take to the streets in an anti-government rally was the beginning of efforts to restore peace in the Chinese-ruled city. Sunday's protest was the calmest since the latest demonstrations against perceived creeping...

  • Aug 19- Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc said on Monday they had dismantled a state-backed information operation originating in mainland China that sought to undermine protests in Hong Kong. Twitter said it suspended 936 accounts and the operations appeared to be a coordinated state-backed effort originating in China. The Hong Kong protests, which have...

  • Aug 19- Twitter Inc said on Monday nearly a 1,000 accounts originating from China were "deliberately and specifically attempting to sow political discord in Hong Kong" as part of a coordinated state-backed operation. The accounts undermined the legitimacy and political positions of the protest movement in Hong Kong, Twitter said in a blog post.

  • The latest Hong Kong protest took a peaceful turn after weekends of violent clashes between protesters and police. The demonstrators continue to call for the resignation of Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, complete withdrawal from the extradition bill and an independent inquiry.

  • Aug 19- The United States cannot influence China's decisions in handling the situation in Hong Kong, China's influential state-controlled tabloid Global Times said http://bit.ly/30fJ7p7 late on Monday. "Political and public opinion elites in the US must understand that although they have the ability to instigate Hong Kong's radical protesters and make...

  • Aug 19- The United States cannot influence China's decisions in handling the situation in Hong Kong, China's influential state-controlled tabloid Global Times said http://bit.ly/30fJ7p7 late on Monday. "Political and public opinion elites in the US must understand that although they have the ability to instigate Hong Kong's radical protesters and make...

  • Customers walk past a Coach store at Shanghai New World Daimaru department store on August 12, 2019 in Shanghai, China.

    Western luxury labels will need to demonstrate that they are good Chinese citizens in the face of territorial sensitivities, according to an expert on branding in the region.

  • NBC's Janis Mackey Frayer joins "Squawk Box" with an update on the demonstrations in Hong Kong.

  • Expect Hong Kong assets to remain under pressure: Strategist

    In the short term, the unrest in Hong Kong will continue to impact businesses in both Hong Kong and China, says Ben Luk of State Street Global Markets.

  • *Asia stocks rise on China rate reform plan. Hong Kong- listed shares also made similar gains as anti-government demonstrations entered the eleventh week, although were the calmest since protests plunged Asia's financial hub into chaos. Main stock benchmarks in South Korea and Taiwan rose about 0.6%, while share markets in emerging Europe also gained on news...

  • Rupert Hogg, chief executive officer of Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., attends a news conference in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2019. The airline announced Hogg's resignation on Mar.16.

    Cathay Pacific's CEO Rupert Hogg officially stepped down on Monday. His sudden resignation comes shortly after Beijing issued a "major aviation safety risk warning" to the airline.

  • Cathay Pacific is a 'unique' company in the eyes of Beijing

    Water Cheung of StormHarbour Securities discusses resignations by top management in Cathay Pacific related to protests in Hong Kong. He also says he expects more stimulus for the city because Beijing is "happy to open up the wallet."

  • *Hong Kong readies for more protests after huge, peaceful rally. *Beijing warns against outside influence, pressures big companies. HONG KONG, Aug 19- Hong Kong is gearing up for further protests this week after hundreds of thousands of anti-government demonstrators braved heavy rain to rally peacefully on Sunday, marking a change to what have often been violent...

  • The Shenzhen skyline, inclu

    China's State Council has called for greater development of the southern city of Shenzhen and the integration of its culture and economy with neighboring Hong Kong and Macau.