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How do I relax? I don’t. HK leader Carrie Lam’s life has no room for hobbies, only work

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 10:14 AM

What does Hong Kong’s leader do to de-stress after a hard day’s work? Read books or watch movies? The answer is, nothing. It looks like Chief Executive Carrie Lam [...] » More

HK’s top leader piles up cash at home after US sanctions

HK’s top leader piles up cash at home after US sanctions

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:02 AM

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she has to pile up cash at home as she has been unable to open a bank account in the global financial centre since Washington sanctioned her [...] » More

Measures cooling HK’s residential property market should remain with homes so expensive and sector’s resilience, finance chief says

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 9:58 AM

Measures cooling Hong Kong’s residential property market should stay in place given it remains strong and prices continue to leave home ownership beyond the reach of [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK’s fourth wave ‘will be more severe’ than the last, authorities warn, as new restaurant cluster emerges

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 9:55 AM

Hong Kong authorities are warning of an even more severe fourth wave of coronavirus infections after identifying a new group of cases at three restaurants that may be linked [...] » More

HK reports four-month high 115 coronavirus cases

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:54 AM

Hong Kong reported 115 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, including 109 locally transmitted, the highest in nearly four months, as authorities battle a renewed wave of [...] » More

Coronavirus fourth wave: HK leader Carrie Lam raises concerns over limitations of mandatory universal screening

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:50 AM

Hong Kong’s leader has again voiced her concerns about the limitations and even adverse consequences of carrying out a citywide mandatory coronavirus screening, amid [...] » More

HK opposition activist wins long hair fight with city’s prison bosses

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:50 AM

Hong Kong’s top court has ruled that a prison requirement for male inmates to keep their hair short constitutes sex discrimination, ending a six-year legal battle by an [...] » More

China to charge 12 from HK caught fleeing by boat

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:50 AM

Chinese authorities said on Friday they were set to charge 12 people from Hong Kong with border violations after they were detained in China more than three months ago while [...] » More

Dance off: the niche HK social scene behind city’s biggest Covid-19 cluster

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:50 AM

Drawn by the music and the mingling, many Hong Kong retirees converge on the city’s vast network of dance halls, escaping from the clutches of boredom and into the arms [...] » More

HK leader Carrie Lam defends liberal studies reform, and says subject was not meant to be debate exercise on current affairs

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:50 AM

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on Saturday dismissed suggestions that reforming the liberal studies subject at secondary schools was political, and said misguided [...] » More

HK home prices to extend decline after October’s 0.6 per cent surprise drop as Covid-19′s fourth wave dents confidence

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:50 AM

The fourth wave of coronavirus infections is expected to drag Hong Kong’s home prices down further after they “unexpectedly” fell 0.6 per cent in October. [...] » More

HK professor Cheung Kie-chung found guilty of murdering his wife in 2018

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:50 AM

University of Hong Kong professor Cheung Kie-chung has been found guilty of murdering his wife two years ago. A High Court jury of four men and three women on Thursday [...] » More

HK to rename liberal studies and require students visit mainland China under wide-reaching reforms to subject

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:50 AM

Hong Kong will rename the liberal studies programme taught to older students and require they visit mainland China as part of wide-reaching reforms to the controversial [...] » More

HK leader Carrie Lam declares ‘return of peace’ to Legco, restored faith in political system after Beijing’s lawmakers ruling

HK leader Carrie Lam declares ‘return of peace’ to Legco, restored faith in political system after Beijing’s lawmakers ruling

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:50 AM

Hong Kong’s beleaguered leader has declared she now holds great confidence in the relationship between the government and legislature following a Beijing ruling which [...] » More

HK civil servants warned loyalty pledge may be tied to promotions

30-Nov-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:50 AM

All 180,000 civil servants in Hong Kong have been warned they could jeopardise their chances of promotion if they refuse to pledge allegiance to the city and its [...] » More