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HK spends $2bn to defend currency peg

17-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:27 AM

Hong Kong’s de facto central bank said Thursday it had bought up more than $2 billion worth of local currency to maintain a long-held peg to the US dollar. The [...]
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HK businessperson who raped daughter, 18, and ‘treated her as sex toy’ jailed for more than 14 years

17-Aug-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:27 AM

A Hong Kong businessperson who raped his underage daughter, treating her “as a sex toy” by molesting her repeatedly, was jailed for 141/2 years on Thursday. [...]
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Notorious convicted HK loan shark thought to have leapt to death hours after being bailed in investment scam case

17-Aug-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:27 AM

A notorious convicted Hong Kong loan shark who inspired crimes leaving top officials in fear was thought to have jumped to his death on Wednesday night, hours after he was [...]
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Digital payment firms fight for HK market

17-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:27 AM

Hong Kong’s shopping districts are well known for their fierce competition. Now, a new battleground is forming as digital payments firms fight for retailers and [...]
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HK politician: Trump should target us in trade war with China

HK politician: Trump should target us in trade war with China

17-Aug-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:27 AM

A controversial Hong Kong politician wants the United States to sanction his city as part of its ongoing trade war with China in hopes of somehow achieving his dream of [...]
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HK Food Expo worth wait for retiree as she bags HK$7,000 of abalone in HK$1 game

17-Aug-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:27 AM

For two nights, retiree May Chan slept outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai to make sure she could be among the first to enter the annual Food [...]
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Crackdown on HK triad-controlled gambling dens and prostitution leads to 48 arrests as ‘Thunderbolt 18′ operation ends

16-Aug-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:36 AM

Hong Kong police arrested 48 people, including gamblers and mainland Chinese prostitutes, as a major three-month crackdown against triads and organised crime in the city came [...]
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HK targets fugitive tycoon accused of laundering billions

16-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:36 AM

Hong Kong police have frozen the bank accounts of runaway Chinese tycoon Guo Wengui as part of a HK$32.9 billion ($4.2 billion) money laundering investigation that also [...]
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Seven men arrested for HK$10 million robbery in HK’s Tsim Sha Tsui shopping district

16-Aug-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:36 AM

Hong Kong police have arrested seven men in connection with a HK$10 million (US$1.27 million) robbery that took place in a busy shopping district a week ago. Five of the [...]
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Just Who Is Andy Chan, the Leader of HK’s Independence Movement?

16-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Time | 6:36 AM

Andy Chan knows not to confront his harassers. Sometimes they follow him on the subway. Sometimes they follow his mother. Sometimes they show up at his front door or across [...]
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‘China is an empire’: HK independence talk held amid protests

16-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Edition | 6:36 AM

A hotly anticipated speech by a pro-Hong Kong independence activist went ahead Tuesday at the city’s Foreign Correspondents’ Club, amid government pressure and [...]
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HK’s air traffic controllers left flying blind for six minutes as HK$1.56 billion system malfunctions again but authorities insist safety was not affected

16-Aug-2018 Intellasia | FPT | 6:36 AM

Hong Kong’s much-maligned HK$1.56 billion (US$200 million) air traffic control system malfunctioned again on Monday, after a lull in problems for more than a year. The [...]
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In a speech that Beijing tried to stop, HK independence advocate lashes out

16-Aug-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:36 AM

* Hong Kong pro-independence politician Andy Chan Ho-tin criticises Beijing in speech. * China’s central government and local Hong Kong authorities pressured a local [...]
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HK independence activist attacks Beijing at press club talk

HK independence activist attacks Beijing at press club talk

15-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 7:14 AM

Hong Kong independence activist Andy Chan attacked China as an empire trying to “annex” and “destroy” the city in a no-holds barred speech Tuesday at [...]
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HK stars and fans bid final farewell to late Canto-pop singer Ellen Joyce Loo, 32

15-Aug-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:13 AM

Scores of celebrities and fans bid farewell to Canto-pop singer Ellen Joyce Loo on Tuesday as a funeral service was held for the star, who died earlier this month. Fellow [...]
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