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Former top HK judge attacks city’s court, saying it should have dismissed joint checkpoint case instead of letting judge act as ‘emperor’

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A former top Hong Kong judge has attacked the High Court’s decision to hear a challenge against mainland Chinese laws being enforced at a local high-speed rail [...]
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HK customs officers arrest ex-bank manager, seizing HK$11 million worth of cocaine

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong customs officers arrested a former bank manager on Monday night following the seizure of HK$11 million (US$1.4 million) worth of suspected cocaine. Initial [...]
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HK’s port has fallen behind rivals. Industry experts say it needs to be more competitive

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* Trade hub Hong Kong once boasted the world’s biggest port in terms of number of containers processed, but it has fallen behind rivals such as Shanghai and Singapore. [...]
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Tourist killed by falling window from HK hotel

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A hotel employee arrested after a window she was cleaning fell onto a busy Hong Kong street and killed a tourist was released on bail Tuesday as investigators try to work out [...]
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Nearly a third of Hong Hong preschools hit by flu outbreaks, forcing seven-day closures

Nearly a third of Hong Hong preschools hit by flu outbreaks, forcing seven-day closures

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Nearly a third of all preschool centres in Hong Kong had by Monday night reported a flu outbreak and suspended classes for a week. That came after 67 more kindergartens and [...]
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HK court rejects ‘Long Hair’ Leung Kwok-hung’s bid for final appeal over having trademark locks cut in jail

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A former Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker best known for his trademark long hair failed to win the court’s blessing on Tuesday in his bid to lodge a final appeal [...]
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As key meeting looms, HK transport officials do ‘everything they can’ to win Legco support for cross-harbour toll increases

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Transport officials are making a last-ditch effort to get lawmakers to support proposed toll increases intended to ease congestion at Hong Kong’s cross-harbour tunnels, [...]
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China, HK stocks back-pedal as investors sort through uncertainties on trade, global growth

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong and mainland stocks got off to a weak start on Tuesday as uncertainty over global growth and the future of US-China trade relations hangs on investors’ minds. [...]
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HK failing to tackle wildlife smuggling epidemic: Study

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong must do more to crack down on illegal wildlife smuggling by ending legal loopholes and lenient sentences, conservation groups said Monday (January 21), as they [...]
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Run-down buildings are hot property in land-scarce HK

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

In a city with stratospheric land prices, run-down buildings can be hot property. Hong Kong developers are increasingly acquiring and revamping old buildings as land gets [...]
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Above the concrete canopy: HK from the sky

22-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A giant container ship sailing under a suspension bridge; Chinese cemeteries as densely packed as the housing blocks their occupants once lived in; lush rows of paddy [...]
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Travellers on United flight to HK delayed for 20-plus hours by unfortunate events

22-Jan-2019 Intellasia | NBC News | 6:00 AM

Passengers on a United Airlines international flight that departed New Jersey Saturday afternoon had spent more time on tarmac than they had in the air as of Sunday morning [...]
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Protesting HK nurses demand action over manpower shortages, saying public hospitals need more staff not money

22-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong authorities must hire more nurses to tackle an ongoing manpower crisis at public hospitals, according to the city’s largest nursing guild. More than 100 [...]
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Top court denies last-ditch appeal bid by ex-HK policeman Frankly Chu, who was jailed for hitting bystander during Occupy protests

22-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A retired senior police officer who was jailed for striking a bystander with a baton during Hong Kong’s 2014 Occupy protests has lost his last-ditch bid to appeal [...]
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HK Tramways’ 115th anniversary proves too good a photo opportunity for Japanese artist to miss

22-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Japanese artist Koichi Matsuda has taken as many as 10,000 photos of Hong Kong’s iconic trams over the past five years but at no time did he expect his pictures to one [...]
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