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HK protests: murder suspect at centre of extradition bill crisis will surrender to Taiwan authorities ‘once borders reopen’

23-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A murder suspect whose case triggered Hong Kong’s extradition bill crisis will hand himself over to the Taiwan authorities once borders between the two jurisdictions [...] » More

HK, China stocks fall amid renewed lockdown concerns globally to contain Covid-19, sell-off in HSBC continues

23-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong and China stocks fell on Tuesday over concerns about economic recovery amid fears of renewed lockdowns to contain the coronavirus pandemic, while reports about [...] » More

HK retail landlords turn vacant spaces into food courts to attract local consumers as tourist dollars dry up

23-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Landlords and property investors are converting vacant retail spaces into food courts as businesses in the city adjust to the slump in tourist arrivals, forcing a shift in [...] » More

HK’s Disneyland to reopen on September 25

23-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s Disneyland said on Tuesday it will reopen on Friday to a reduced number of visitors and limited days, with enhanced health measures after the latest wave of [...] » More

HK protest documentaries made to jump through hoops by classification authority ahead of screening, local film group says

23-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A Hong Kong regulatory body has been accused of creating obstacles to the screening of two independent films documenting last year’s anti-government protests by [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK leader Carrie Lam extends social-distancing rules to cover Mid-Autumn Festival

23-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hongkongers will not be out celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival in big numbers after the government on Tuesday extended social-distancing measures for another week, as the [...] » More

HK protests: justice department lodges appeal over court’s decision to acquit trio of rioting, arguing it could set far-reaching precedent

23-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s Department of Justice has lodged an appeal against a court’s decision to acquit a trio accused of rioting, arguing it could set a far-reaching [...] » More

Cathay Pacific parent Swire, TPG invest in plant-based food firm Green Monday’s $70 million funding round

23-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Plant-based food company Green Monday Holdings, whose investors include filmmaker James Cameron and British photographer Mary McCarthy, raised $70 million in a new funding [...] » More

HK protests: teen sent to training centre for acting as driver in attack on activist; co-conspirator jailed 46 months

23-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A Hong Kong teen involved in an elaborate plot to seriously injure Civil Human Rights Front convenor Jimmy Sham Tsz-kit amid last year’s anti-government unrest has been [...] » More

Coronavirus: virologist Malik Peiris says ‘absolutely not’ an outbreak at University of HK lab, as more than 300 tests at school net no positives so far

23-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Leading virologist Professor Malik Peiris, whose University of Hong Kong laboratory has conducted major Covid-19 research, on Monday rejected the idea it was at the centre of [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK government to give one-time handout of HK$10,000 to non-permanent residents in need

23-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

About 203,000 underprivileged non-permanent residents in Hong Kong will be given a one-off HK$10,000 cash handout as the city’s economy continues to sag under the [...] » More

HK leader says cannot demand rights protection for 12 arrested by China

HK leader says cannot demand rights protection for 12 arrested by China

22-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 2:24 PM

Hong Kong has no legal basis to demand that any particular rights be extended to 12 Hong Kong people detained in China as they tried to flee by boat and they will have to [...] » More

National security law: Australian judge’s early resignation no reflection on HK’s rule of law, judicial independence, Lam says

22-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 2:20 PM

Hong Kong’s leader on Tuesday insisted the city’s judicial independence remained intact under the national security law, even though an Australian judge had said [...] » More

HK fugitives held in mainland China ‘selected lawyers’ from list supplied by authorities across the border, city’s security chief reveals

22-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Twelve local young fugitives detained in mainland China after being arrested while trying to flee to Taiwan have “selected lawyers” from a list approved by [...] » More

FinCEN report: HSBC shares drop to lowest level since 1995

22-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo Finance UK | 6:02 AM

HSBC (HSBA.L) shares on the Hong Kong stock exchange (0005.HK) dropped to its lowest level since 1995 after a report about several global banks allegedly moving large sums of [...] » More