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Preserve underwater relics of HK’s past as a 19th-century sea trade hub or risk losing them to reclamation, say Chinese University scholars

11-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Submerged relics of Hong Kong’s past as a 19th-century sea trade hub and pirate hideout need to be investigated and preserved or risk being buried forever beneath a [...]
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HK could become a hub for genetics-based drugs discovery. Just one hitch would Beijing stand in way?

11-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong could become a regional centre for genetic data sharing that spurs discovery of breakthrough drugs. But the idea faces a huge roadblock: China’s export [...]
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MTR Corp begins breaking open platforms at rail station linked to HK construction scandal

11-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Experts, officials and police officers arrived at Hung Hom station on Monday morning and began to break open two platforms as part of the investigation into allegations that [...]
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HK on track for global IPO crown but many new listings sag

11-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong is on course to take the global IPO crown this year for the most money raised in stock market flotations, narrowly ahead of arch-rival New York, but its new [...]
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How can HK help the intellectually disabled find work?

11-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong should commission a consultancy to explore and compile a list of professions available for the intellectually disabled to help tackle the low employment rate among [...]
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HK Customs blazes trail for women in law enforcement with first female officer tipped for top role

11-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Louise Ho Pui-shan is set to take over the second most powerful job in customs, the Post has learned, putting her on track to lead the government agency in about three years, [...]
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The Death of Democracy in HK

11-Dec-2018 Intellasia | The Atlantic | 6:00 AM

“You remember me!” I couldn’t help laughing when Joshua Wong said those words to me, as I walked up to shake his hand after a small protest gathering he had [...]
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As disqualifications pile up, HK’s pro-democracy politicians are careful what they call themselves

11-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Young pro-democracy politicians are shying away from labels such as “localist” and calls for self-determination ahead of citywide local council elections. The [...]
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HK, China bourses reach deal on dual-class shares

11-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Hong Kong stock exchange said on Sunday it had reached a consensus with its counterparts in Shanghai and Shenzhen on trading by mainland investors in Hong Kong-listed [...]
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Huawei arrest weighs on China, HK stocks as Beijing summons US, Canadian envoys

11-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong stocks slid to a three-week low and Chinese equities also retreated on concern the US-China tensions will escalate over the detention of an executive at Huawei [...]
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University of HK reveals provost won two extensions amid retirement contract controversy

11-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The University of Hong Kong has revealed that the professorship of a senior manager was extended twice beyond retirement age for a total of eight years, after complaints from [...]
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Links between owners of wetland sites and big HK developers spark concerns over proposed ‘land sharing’ scheme

11-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s four biggest developers were found to have links with owners of more than half of privately held farmland located in ecologically sensitive wetland areas, [...]
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Almost half of the Hongkongers who consume alcohol go binge drinking, survey finds

11-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Almost half of the Hongkongers who drank alcohol between August and November went binge drinking at least once, according to a survey by a cancer awareness group. The Hong [...]
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Victims in the Philippines and HK await refunds amid crackdown on illegal recruiters

10-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A Philippines crackdown on suspected illegal recruiters has netted three people who promised scores of domestic workers jobs in Hong Kong, leaving victims waiting for refunds [...]
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HK urged to investigate local partners of illegal recruiters arrested in the Philippines

10-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Experts and domestic workers are calling for Hong Kong authorities to investigate the local partners of three suspected illegal recruiters who were arrested in the [...]
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