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Domestic helpers on the march in HK to demand better living and working conditions

16-Jun-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

About 30 domestic workers and their supporters in Hong Kong marched from Admiralty MTR station to the nearby government headquarters on Thursday to demand better living and [...]
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A lengthy jail term sends a message to HK’s rebellious youth

16-Jun-2018 Intellasia | Economist | 6:02 AM

IN 1967 Mao’s tumultuous Cultural Revolution washed into Hong Kong, stirring anti-colonial riots and bombings. The territory’s British rulers decided to restore [...]
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HK Central Police Station restoration: how city’s most ambitious heritage project overcame the odds

16-Jun-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

More than half a million clay tiles made in China’s Guangdong province. Forty thousand red bricks imported from northern England. About 200 prison cells preserved. And [...]
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Elective surgeries suspended at HK’s Queen Mary Hospital after air-conditioning system breaks down

16-Jun-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Pro-democracy politicians accuse the court of being too tough Elective surgeries were suspended at a public hospital in Hong Kong after an air-conditioning system breakdown [...]
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HK market could open cash flood gates for US biotechs

16-Jun-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

When US biotech startup Sorrento Therapeutics named ex-Lehman Brothers executive Jiong Shao as its new finance chief about two months ago, it was widely seen as a move driven [...]
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Concerns raised as 26 HK police officers arrested in 2018 so far

16-Jun-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

At least 26 Hong Kong police officers have been arrested for various crimes in the first half of this year, compared to 29 arrests in the whole of 2017, with the force [...]
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Bill passage seen as increasing China’s hold over HK

16-Jun-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s legislature has passed a bill that will allow Chinese authorities to enforce their own laws within a portion of the semi-autonomous territory. Independent [...]
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China’s Vaccine Tourists Drain HK’s Supply of Cancer Drug

15-Jun-2018 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Medical tourism has been a great business for Manna Wang, an insurance agent in Shenzhen who’s been helping Chinese women travel to Hong Kong for a vaccine against the [...]
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HK’s central bank raises base rate 25 bps after Fed hike

15-Jun-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

* HKMA raises discount window rate to 2.25 percent from 2.00 percent * Fed projects two more rate rises this year, three hike next year The Hong Kong Monetary Authority [...]
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Mentally ill mother strangled three-year-old girl so she ‘would not be like her’, HK court hears

15-Jun-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A mother suffering from schizophrenia strangled her three-year-old daughter because she did not want the girl to end up like her, a Hong Kong court heard on Wednesday. The [...]
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Pan-Democrats Ejected From HK’s Legislative Council Amid Checkpoint Debate

15-Jun-2018 Intellasia | RFA | 6:02 AM

Authorities in Hong Kong removed five pro-democracy lawmakers from the city’s Legislative Council (LegCo) as a heated debate involving mainland Chinese control of a [...]
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HK’s central bank raises base rate 25 bps after Fed hike

15-Jun-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

* HKMA raises discount window rate to 2.25 percent from 2.00 percent * Fed projects two more rate rises this year, three hike next year The Hong Kong Monetary Authority [...]
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HK tracks Fed rate hike, impact on economy seen limited

15-Jun-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s de facto central bank tracked the US Federal Reserve in lifting interest rates again on Thursday, but analysts said homeowners in the city’s red-hot [...]
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HK engineers develop world’s first robotics system capable of performing brain surgery inside an MRI scanner

15-Jun-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong engineers have developed the world’s first robotics system capable of performing brain surgery inside an MRI scanner, paving the way for more accurate and [...]
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Decision on vacancy tax for flat hoarders coming in June, HK leader Carrie Lam says

14-Jun-2018 Intellasia | | 6:02 AM

A decision would be made this month on a proposed vacancy tax for property owners hoarding empty flats, Hong Kong’s leader revealed on Wednesday, as the government [...]
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