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China says Hong Kong opposition primary a ‘serious provocation’

14-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:58 AM

China has described a primary by Hong Kong’s pro-democracy parties as a “serious provocation”, warning that some campaigning may have breached a tough new [...]
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Beijing’s Hong Kong office warns pro-democracy poll could violate new security law

Beijing’s Hong Kong office warns pro-democracy poll could violate new security law

14-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:57 AM

Beijing’s top representative office in Hong Kong has warned the pro-democracy opposition’s primary elections at the weekend could violate a new national security law, [...]
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HK’s Hang Seng Index rises after two straight weeks of gains, even as traders face coronavirus jitters

14-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong stocks advanced at the start of the new week, as traders shook off an early morning bout of jitters over rising coronavirus cases and the prospect of a slower pace [...]
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Organisers of HK’s Tiananmen vigil appear in court

Organisers of HK’s Tiananmen vigil appear in court

14-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

The organisers of a vigil commemorating China’s bloody 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square appeared in a Hong Kong court on Monday on charges of inciting others to [...]
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HK national security law: head of Anglican Church in city says new legislation won’t undermine religious freedom

14-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The head of the Anglican Church in Hong Kong has expressed his support for the new national security law, and said the legislation would not undermine any freedom or [...]
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Organisers of HK’s Tiananmen vigil appear in court

14-Jul-2020 Intellasia | MichigansThumb | 6:02 AM

The organisers of a vigil commemorating China’s bloody 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square appeared in a Hong Kong court on Monday on charges of inciting others to [...]
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‘Exodus’ from HK? Those who fear national security law mull best offers from welcoming countries

14-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

For several weeks, veteran emigration consultant Willis Fu Yiu-wai found himself busier than usual, answering queries from Hongkongers anxious to leave the city. They were [...]
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HK’s Hang Seng Index went from bear to bull in just over three months. What stock investors need to know now

14-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Well, that was fast. Bulls wrested control from the bears in Hong Kong just three months after the Black Swan coronavirus sent the Hang Seng Index tumbling and unnerved [...]
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Coronavirus: 50 new cases in HK, government expected to toughen social-distancing measures after spike in untraceable infections

14-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong has drastically tightened social-distancing rules to contain a rising wave of coronavirus infections after confirming a record 41 local cases on Monday, nearly half [...]
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Almost 600K vote in HK pro-democracy primaries in protest against new security law

14-Jul-2020 Intellasia | TheHill | 6:02 AM

Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong residents voted in the city’s pro-democracy primaries in protest against China’s new security laws issued two weeks ago. Almost [...]
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National security law: decisions of new committee in HK not above judicial review, legal expert says

14-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong courts can scrutinise the new national security committee, a constitutional law expert has said, putting him at odds with the chief executive who says the [...]
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HK’s Unshakable Dollar Suffers Sudden Bout of Weakness

14-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

The Hong Kong dollar is suddenly looking vulnerable, after weeks of trading at the strong end of its band against the greenback. Late on Friday, the currency weakened rapidly [...]
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HK property transactions expected to fall 11.6 per cent in July, with coronavirus third wave hurting demand

14-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Property transactions in Hong Kong, including those involving homes, shops, industrial units and car parks, are expected to fall this month, as a third wave of coronavirus [...]
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Nature buff’s passion project takes him to wide open spaces, recording sounds of HK

14-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

At a hiking trail by Kowloon Reservoir in Kam Shan Country Park, Andrew Kan Hei-chun faces off with a troop of monkeys. The sound designer is not on a mission to trap or feed [...]
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Huizhou looks to upgrade its industrial mix as it eyes key role in Greater Bay Area

14-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Huizhou, the second closest mainland Chinese city to Hong Kong, has set its sights on new industries including car and equipment manufacturing and clean energy to rejuvenate [...]
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