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HK security firm may run training base in Xinjiang

HK security firm may run training base in Xinjiang

04-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Founded by former US Navy Seal Erik Prince, who also founded the Blackwater company, Frontier Services Group has signed a preliminary deal Frontier Services Group (FSG), a [...]
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Doctors missed crucial signs in patients’ X-rays in fatal lung cancer blunder, HK hospital bosses admit

04-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

As many as eight doctors missed abnormalities in X-rays in three patients, two of whom were eventually diagnosed with lung cancer, hospital authorities revealed on Friday. [...]
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HK dollar pressured as local yields tumble

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

* HKD could hit 7.85 per dollar band within weeks * Hong Kong rates lag US most since financial crisis * Softer Chinese economy, dovish Fed the main culpritsExcess cash in [...]
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Niece of top HK judge arrested again, this time for driving while disqualified and not having any insurance

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A woman with a familiar family name whose past brushes with the law made her an instantly recognisable figure in Hong Kong is in trouble again, the Post has learned. Amina [...]
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Transgender men fail in legal bid to be listed as male on HK ID card

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Three transgender men lost their legal bid on Friday to be recognised as male on their Hong Kong identity cards without having a full sex change, in a setback for the LGBT [...]
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University students in HK fume over influx of mainland Chinese visitors taking campus tours

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Students from several universities in Hong Kong are angry over a recent influx of mainland Chinese tour groups, which they say are disrupting their daily lives on campus. The [...]
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Construction on HK’s Sha Tin-Central rail link allowed to proceed without required forms as workers were in a rush, senior MTR Corp manager says

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s embattled railway operator drew more fire on Friday over a construction scandal gripping its most expensive project, with the suggestion that its on-site [...]
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Development of Hakka village in HK gets government approval despite fears over impact on surrounding area

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A plan to expand a revitalisation project in Hong Kong’s best-preserved Hakka village has been given government approval, despite opposition from villagers fearing [...]
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HK’s annual visitor number soars to 65 million in 2018

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:00 AM

The tourist arrivals to China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region soared to a record high of around 65.1 million in 2018, said Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) [...]
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HK customs seize record haul of pangolin scales bound for Vietnam

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong customs busted a massive endangered species smuggling operation from Africa, seizing a record quantity of pangolin scales along with more than 1,000 ivory tusks, as [...]
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HK seizes record eight tonnes of pangolin scales

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A record eight tonnes of pangolin scales found in a container from Nigeria was unveiled by Hong Kong officials Friday, underscoring the city’s central role in the [...]
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Mainland Chinese visitors drive HK’s tourist numbers to record high of 65.1 million

01-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Mainland Chinese visitors were the driving force that pushed Hong Kong’s tourist arrivals to a record high of 65.1 million last year, even as the Tourism Board rolled [...]
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China, HK stocks get boost after mainland PMI tops estimates, Fed pauses on rates, trade talks get under way

01-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index advanced Thursday morning and briefly topped the 28,000 mark for the first time in four months, after the US Federal Reserve kept rates [...]
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Policy U-turns and a cash handout debacle: why is HK leader Carrie Lam’s year off to such a rough start?

01-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A charitable reading of Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor’s recent remark that she was a 61-year-old woman putting in more than 10 hours of work every day was that she meant [...]
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Four major HK figures recognised by Beijing as ‘friends of diplomacy’ in inaugural award ceremony

01-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Four Hong Kong business figures and professionals were recognised by Beijing as “friends of diplomacy” at the foreign ministry’s inaugural award [...]
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