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Hong Kong on edge before National Anthem Bill: Live updates

Hong Kong on edge before National Anthem Bill: Live updates

27-May-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 2:21 PM

Hong Kong riot police fired pepper pellets to disperse protesters in the heart of the global financial centre on Wednesday, as new national security laws proposed by Beijing [...]
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Hong Kong police fire pepper pellets to disperse protests over security bill

Hong Kong police fire pepper pellets to disperse protests over security bill

27-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 2:17 PM

Hong Kong riot police fired pepper pellets to disperse protesters in the heart of the global financial centre on Wednesday, as new national security laws proposed by Beijing [...]
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Coronavirus: HK’s trade declines in April, but drop-off eases slightly

27-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on Hong Kong’s trade, although the damage eased in April, according to latest government figures. Exports fell by 3.7 per [...]
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HK customs officers find nearly $32 million worth of cocaine packed in jet engine shipped from South America

HK customs officers find nearly $32 million worth of cocaine packed in jet engine shipped from South America

27-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong customs found cocaine worth HK$246 million (US$31.7 million) hidden in an aircraft engine shipped from South America, in its biggest seizure of the drug so far this [...]
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HK’s justice chief Teresa Cheng and Law Society condemn protesters’ attack on lawyer

27-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s justice minister has expressed shock over an attack by protesters on a lawyer during Sunday’s demonstration against Beijing’s proposed national [...]
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Exclusive: Cathay Pacific’s brand merger hits roadblock from China’s aviation regulator, sources say

27-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China’s aviation regulator may make it difficult for Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd to merge regional arm Cathay Dragon into its main brand because of [...]
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Coronavirus: HK customs arrests second core member of Demosisto party over sale of ‘Not made in China’ masks

27-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong customs have arrested a second core member of the localist party Demosisto for alleged violations of trade description laws over the sale of “Not made in [...]
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Beijing’s new national security law will not harm HK’s economy, infringe on residents freedoms, Lam assures

27-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s leader has rejected criticisms that Beijing’s proposed national security legislation will have significant negative consequences for the city’s [...]
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HK leader tries to reassure investors rattled by China law

27-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

China’s plans to impose a new security law on Hong Kong will not erode freedoms, the city’s leader said Tuesday, as she tried to reassure international businesses [...]
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HK teen who confessed to tossing petrol bombs over anger at government handling of protests gets 18 months’ probation

27-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A 15-year-old boy who confessed to throwing two petrol bombs to vent his frustration with the handling of last year’s protests by the government and police was given 18 [...]
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China is moving in with national security law as HK legislature ‘has failed to deliver,’ official says

27-May-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

China’s central government is introducing a national security law in Hong Kong because the territory’s authorities have not been able to do it locally for over 20 [...]
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HKEAA finds 38 per cent of candidates possibly ‘misled’ into answering Japan did ‘more good than harm’ to China in scrapped history exam question

27-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s exam authority has concluded that 38 per cent of candidates were possibly “misled” into answering that Japan had done “more good than harm [...]
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Coronavirus: no new cases of Covid-19 in HK as government gives entertainment venues go-ahead to reopen

27-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong recorded another day without new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, while the government has announced that more entertainment venues can reopen this week and transit [...]
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HK homebuyers spooked by recession, talk of national security law forfeit $1.5 million in deposits, walk away from purchases

27-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Nineteen Hong Kong homebuyers who put down deposits for flats at the height of a market rally around June 2018 have walked away from their purchases, forfeiting as much as [...]
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HK Bar Association questions Beijing’s legal power to enact national security law, identifies ‘problematic’ features

27-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Beijing appears to have no legal authority to enact its proposed national security law for Hong Kong by promulgation, according to the city’s professional body of [...]
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