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Coronavirus: HK relaxes social-distancing rules on local tour groups and weddings, as city records five new Covid-19 cases

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

Hongkongers will be able to join local tours of up to 30 people each and wedding ceremonies of no more than 50 guests starting from Friday, officials revealed on Tuesday, as [...] » More

HK woman who lost legs and four fingers to sepsis after botched experimental therapy says she was not told of deadly side effects

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

A Hong Kong woman on Tuesday testified she had believed her beauty clinic doctor when she was told there would be limited side effects of an immunity boosting treatment that [...] » More

HK stocks rise as WuXi Biologics, Alibaba power gains, Asian markets get US stimulus boost

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

Hong Kong stocks advanced for a fourth day with investors encouraged by positive news on Covid-19 vaccine development, while Asian markets climbed on optimism US officials [...] » More

HK protests: judge rejects construction worker’s claim that nude photos blackmail scheme forced him to firebomb police station

HK protests: judge rejects construction worker’s claim that nude photos blackmail scheme forced him to firebomb police station

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

Banks operating in Hong Kong have been told to report financial transactions believed to violate the city’s controversial national security law (NSL) as they would [...] » More

Cathay Pacific shares jump after HK’s flag carrier announces sweeping overhaul that will eliminate 8,500 jobs

Cathay Pacific shares jump after HK’s flag carrier announces sweeping overhaul that will eliminate 8,500 jobs

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

Cathay Pacific Airways jumped to the highest in a month on Wednesday after it announced a HK$2.2 billion (US$284 million) restructuring that will see the biggest job cuts in [...] » More

HK is heading for a ‘cataclysmic recession’ as city’s runaway debt service ratio imperils economy, research firm says

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

Hong Kong’s economy may be headed for a “cataclysmic recession” because private-sector borrowers are being challenged by the city’s worst growth [...] » More

National security law: HK banks told by HKMA to report suspicious transactions

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

Banks operating in Hong Kong have been told to report financial transactions believed to violate the city’s controversial national security law (NSL) as they would [...] » More

Transport industry players call for revamp of HK’s ride-hailing market, upgrade of taxi fleet

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

Transport industry players have urged authorities to revamp Hong Kong’s unregulated ride-hailing market and upgrade taxi services, after the government halted an [...] » More

Vending machines enjoy a boom in HK as coronavirus drives sales of face masks, instant meals

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

While traditional retailers are struggling to survive by scaling down or shutting their Hong Kong stores, vending machines are enjoying something of a boom. Some shopping [...] » More

HK gang suspected of HK$1.5 million crime spree arrested

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

A gang accused of stealing HK$1.5 million (US$194,000) in cash and valuables in 10 burglaries across Hong Kong in a two month crime spree had been arrested, police said on [...] » More

HK bystanders come to aid of robbery victim, subduing suspect accused of snatching $500,000

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

A handful of bystanders helped a finance company staff member subdue a robber and recover a rucksack containing $500,000 (about HK$3.9 million) after a brief chase down a [...] » More

HK thieves make off with HK$1.5 million worth of mobile phones stolen from parked truck

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

Hong Kong police on Wednesday were poring over surveillance camera footage in an effort to track down thieves who stole HK$1.5 million (about $194,000) worth of mobile phones [...] » More

Hongkongers, mainland Chinese struck on Montenegro’s passport-for-investment scheme with EU allure in 2025

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

The property market of Montenegro, which is seeking membership into the European Union, has gained attention from Hongkongers and mainland Chinese drawn to the Balkan [...] » More

HK opposition activists to hold online rally in support of 12 fugitives held in mainland China

HK opposition activists to hold online rally in support of 12 fugitives held in mainland China

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

Hong Kong opposition activists plan to hold a virtual rally on Sunday in a bid to keep alive their campaign for the return of 12 fugitives who were caught at sea while [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK Philharmonic reviews infection controls as quarantined musician criticises previous ‘inconsiderate’ approach

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

Hong Kong’s top orchestra is consulting stakeholders including its own musicians as part of a review of its infection control measures at rehearsals and performances [...] » More