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In Age of COVID-19, HK Innovates To Test And Quarantine Thousands

25-Feb-2020 Intellasia | NPR | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong is fighting an epic battle to keep the new coronavirus from exploding in its territory. As of Sunday, the city of 7.5 million had only 70 confirmed cases. But with [...]
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HK cruise passengers head to quarantine after third flight from Japan

25-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A third plane with five Hong Kong residents who were quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise in Japan for more than two weeks landed early on Sunday in the Asian financial [...]
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HK protesters mark seven months since brutal mob attack

HK protesters mark seven months since brutal mob attack

24-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong protesters, many dressed in black and wearing surgical masks amid fears over the new coronavirus, held sit-ins in the Chinese-ruled city on Friday to mark seven [...]
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HK no longer in Hurun’s top 50 cities for fastest-growing home prices after social unrest killed off demand

24-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s home prices are no longer among the fastest growing on the planet, after months of volatile street protests destroyed demand, according to a new report by [...]
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HK police caught up in coronavirus crisis after first officer tests positive and more develop symptoms

24-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s embattled police force is caught up in the coronavirus crisis after an officer contracted Covid-19 for the first time and four colleagues who attended a [...]
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Unfree Speech by Joshua Wong review a young life of protest in HK

24-Feb-2020 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

Since June 2019 Hong Kong has been first figuratively, then literally on fire. What began as a “summer of discontent” has become a running street battle, marked [...]
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Coronavirus: 84 more passengers from Diamond Princess return to HK on second flight, but blunder forces 18 to pay for their own evacuation

Coronavirus: 84 more passengers from Diamond Princess return to HK on second flight, but blunder forces 18 to pay for their own evacuation

24-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Eighteen cruise ship passengers had to buy their own tickets home from their coronavirus ordeal in Japan after they were barred from a government-chartered flight, which [...]
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DIY virus protection: HKers making own masks amid shortages

24-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

With chronic face mask shortages in the midst of a virus outbreak, Hong Kongers have started making their own with a pop-up production line and seamstresses churning them out [...]
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HK lawmakers approve HK$30 billion coronavirus relief package after 10-hour session, though concerns remain over who benefits

24-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong lawmakers approved a HK$30 billion (US$3.9 billion) government coronavirus relief package on Friday, after spending 10 hours grilling top officials on details of [...]
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HK activists discuss civil disobedience in politics

HK activists discuss civil disobedience in politics

24-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Hub Jhu | 6:02 AM

Off and on for the past six years, protesters in Hong Kong have taken to the streets to fight for their right to self-governance. On Thursday night, Johns Hopkins students [...]
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Second batch of Diamond Princess passengers arrive in HK to face further quarantine

24-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A second plane with 82 Hong Kong residents who were quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise in Japan for more than two weeks landed early on Saturday in the Asian [...]
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Protests over Yuen Long feature beer, champagne as some celebrate HK police officer’s coronavirus infection

24-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Peaceful lunchtime demonstrations intended to mark the seven months since the violent mob attack on protesters and railway passengers in Yuen Long offered a twist on Friday, [...]
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Government to give HK bus operators masks but supply must be paid back later

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

Hong Kong’s franchised bus operators have sought help from the government for masks amid a citywide shortage, but are told they would have to pay back the supply at a [...]
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Coronavirus: one more Hongkonger infected on Diamond Princess cruise in Japan, at least 120 eager to take chartered flight home

Coronavirus: one more Hongkonger infected on Diamond Princess cruise in Japan, at least 120 eager to take chartered flight home

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

One more Hongkonger stranded on the coronavirus-stricken cruise liner in Japan has been infected, bringing the total number of locals with Covid-19 on the ship to 66, while [...]
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Coronavirus: will HK and Singapore suffer biggest economic hit from outbreak?

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

Economic growth across the Asia-Pacific is set for a pummeling following the coronavirus outbreak which economists have classified as not a typical business cycle shock. [...]
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