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HK legislature approves China loyalty laws

HK legislature approves China loyalty laws

13-May-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 12:51 PM

Hong Kong’s opposition-devoid legislature approved new powers on Wednesday allowing the government to sack public office holders and bar election candidates from [...] » More

‘Our businesses can’t survive’: Bars, clubs and karaoke lounges slam government’s Covid-19 policy as unfair

13-May-2021 Intellasia | HKFP | 5:02 AM

A coalition of Hong Kong’s bars, clubs and karaoke lounges have lambasted government regulations requiring all their staff and customers to be vaccinated against [...] » More

HK’s no.2 national security officer under investigation after being ‘found in unlicensed massage parlour’

HK’s no.2 national security officer under investigation after being ‘found in unlicensed massage parlour’

13-May-2021 Intellasia | HKFP | 5:02 AM

Police are investigating a senior officer from its national security department after he was allegedly found in an unlicensed massage parlour during a raid. A police [...] » More

Burglar escapes upscale HK flat with HK$2.7 million in valuables, cash after struggle with female tenant

13-May-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

A 48-year-old Hong Kong woman struggled with an intruder she found in her upscale Mid-Levels flat before daybreak on Tuesday but failed to stop him from fleeing with about [...] » More

US business group warns 42pct of members plan HK exit

13-May-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

More than 40 percent of a top US business group’s members in Hong Kong said they plan to leave the city in a survey released Wednesday, highlighting growing concerns [...] » More

More pro-democracy HK politicians quit district council posts

13-May-2021 Intellasia | HKFP | 5:02 AM

The ranks of pro-democracy politicians in Hong Kong has thinned further after another three of the city’s district councillors either resigned or said they intended to [...] » More

HK buys 2020 Summer Olympics broadcast rights, will grant five local stations licences to carry Games for free

13-May-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

The Hong Kong public will be able to watch the Tokyo Summer Olympics in July for free through five local television stations after the government decided to buy broadcasting [...] » More

HK Observatory issues first ‘very hot weather’ warning of 2021, a year likely to be full of them

13-May-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

The Hong Kong Observatory issued its first “very hot weather” warning of the year on Wednesday, with the mercury expected to reach as high as 33 degrees Celsius [...] » More

Top HK government advisers endorse controversial plan to allow more overseas-trained doctors to work in city

13-May-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Top government advisers have endorsed a controversial plan to attract about 200 overseas-trained doctors to practise in Hong Kong each year, and hope the legislation will be [...] » More

Top officer in HK police national security unit may step down after being caught in massage parlour raid: source

13-May-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

The No 2 officer in Hong Kong’s police National Security Department is considering resigning after he was caught during a raid on an unlicensed massage parlour and [...] » More

HK lawmakers pass bill requiring public officers to pledge allegiance to government; four district councillors to be ousted

13-May-2021 Intellasia | HKFP | 5:02 AM

Hong Kong lawmakers have approved an oath-taking bill that will require public officers, including district councillors, to pledge allegiance to the government and vow to [...] » More

HK couple falls victim to gang violence after rushing to save sons from attack in park

13-May-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

A Hong Kong couple was assaulted as they attempted to save their sons and two young friends from a gang attack in a park on Tuesday night, police have said. As of midday on [...] » More

HK leader accepts recommendation that veteran judge Johnson Lam be named to city’s top court

HK leader accepts recommendation that veteran judge Johnson Lam be named to city’s top court

13-May-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Veteran Hong Kong judge Johnson Lam Man-hon is expected to become a permanent member of Hong Kong’s top court after the city’s leader accepted a recommendation [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK releases list of 10 vaccines approved for travellers arriving in city, eases strict quarantine rules

13-May-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Hong Kong eased its strict 21-day mandatory hotel quarantine for most vaccinated travellers on Wednesday, while health authorities have released a list of 10 approved [...] » More

Organised crime bureau probes head of national security police over massage parlour scandal; police chief will not resign

13-May-2021 Intellasia | HKFP | 5:02 AM

The police Organised Crime and Triad Bureau has been tasked with investigating the head of the force’s national security department Frederic Choi over his presence at [...] » More