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Hongkonger who displayed posters insulting judges overseeing first national security law trial pleads guilty to sedition

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

A man who displayed posters to insult three judges in charge of Hong Kong’s first national security law trial and call for further protests in the city has pleaded [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK’s daily caseload soars to record 164, while authorities worry about ‘dozens’ of untraceable chains of infection

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Hong Kong’s daily Covid-19 caseload soared to 164 on Thursday, the most recorded in a single day since the pandemic began in January 2020 and up sharply from the 107 [...] » More

HK retail banks are having their worst time in a decade as low interest rates crimp profits

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Hong Kong’s retail banks are having their worst time in a decade, as the low interest rates amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic crimped profit margins across the [...] » More

Bank of America considers moving staff from HK to Singapore: FT

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 5:02 AM

Bank of America Corp. is looking at moving staff from Hong Kong to Singapore as the Chinese territory’s strict zero Covid approach is forcing businesses to review their [...] » More

Realtors pay bigger-than-average bonuses after 12 months of record sales in HK defied city’s Covid-19 outbreak and gloomy job market

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Hong Kong’s realtors will increase the bonus cheques of their clerical staff this year, after 12 months of record property transactions that defied the city’s [...] » More

Beijing’s top man in HK hails return of lustre to ‘Pearl of the Orient’, warns residents to stay alert for ‘hostile forces’

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Beijing’s top representative to Hong Kong has urged residents to work with the city government by building on the positive progress made since the imposition of the [...] » More

Chief executive election 2022: nomination period for HK leadership race to kick off on February 20

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

The two-week nomination period for Hong Kong’s chief executive race will begin on February 20, nearly a week later than previously indicated, formally kicking off the [...] » More

Water beats air in HK-led scientific heat transfer breakthrough

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

A Hong Kong-led research team has cracked a centuries-old problem that has made it impossible to use water for cooling extremely hot surfaces, from rocket engines to frying [...] » More

HK talents will play bigger role in China: liaison office chief

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | TheStandard | 5:02 AM

China is filled with opportunities and Hong Kong will take a bigger role in the country’s unprecedented future by utilising its talents, central government’s [...] » More

Luxury house on The Peak formerly owned by bankrupt HNA Group sells at a loss of $15.4 million

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

A luxury house on The Peak in Hong Kong has reportedly been sold by creditors of the bankrupt Chinese conglomerate HNA Group at a loss of some HK$120 million (US$15.4 [...] » More

Year of the Tiger: Citi and other HK banks hand out electronic lai see as pandemic halts annual ritual

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Hong Kong’s banks are handing out their annual lai see to employees electronically, as the city’s resurgent Covid-19 outbreak kept many employees working from [...] » More

HK ex-lawmaker jailed for revealing police graft probe

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

A former Hong Kong lawmaker was jailed Wednesday for exposing an anti-graft probe into a senior police officer’s handling of a mob attack on democracy protesters in [...] » More

HK risks exodus over extended COVID isolation, euro chamber says

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Hong Kong may not reopen until early 2024 because of its strict COVID-19 policies, which could trigger an exodus of foreign firms and staff and jeopardise the city’s [...] » More

HK exports rise 26 per cent in 2021, making biggest jump since 1988

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Hong Kong’s exports rose at their sharpest pace in 33 years in 2021 in tandem with the global economic recovery, but the unfolding Omicron outbreak has cast a shadow on [...] » More

Bank of America HK eyeing move to Singapore over Covid restrictions

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 5:02 AM

Bank of America Corp. is looking at moving staff from Hong Kong to Singapore as the Chinese territory’s strict zero Covid approach is forcing businesses to review their [...] » More