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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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Avenue of Stars: HK’s spectacular waterfront promenade reopens

01-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

If there’s one postcard image that represents Hong Kong, it has to be the neon skyline view across the harbor from the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade. No surprise then, that [...]
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HK man cries and bangs head on table as jury finds him guilty of raping and molesting Indonesian helper

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

A Hong Kong man sobbed and banged his head on the table in court on Wednesday after a jury dismissed his claim that he was seduced by his Indonesian helper, instead finding [...]
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‘Very high chance’ lost papers on HK’s scandal-hit Sha Tin-Central Link destroyed on purpose, says legislator Tanya Chan

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

It was suspicious that so many documents which would shed light on the shoddy-work scandal at Hong Kong’s costliest rail project have gone missing, a legislator and [...]
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HK’s electric car trade-in scheme gets boost but why didn’t motorists take advantage of it before and how are the city’s efforts on low-carbon vehicles coming along?

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

Hong Kong has relaxed the eligibility criteria for an electric car tax rebate scheme to get more motorists to switch to emission-free vehicles after its “one-for-one [...]
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HK loses out to mainland China, Singapore when it comes to marketing, financial sector pay, survey shows

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

If you are a sales and marketing manager with more than 10 years of experience, then mainland China is where you should be. Average salaries there are at least double that of [...]
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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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HK man who tried to lure girl, 8, home with HK$200 jailed for six months

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

A Hong Kong service station worker who tried to lure an eight-year-old girl to his home with HK$200 (US$25) was sentenced to six months in prison on Thursday. Eastern Court [...]
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China and HK stocks swing on outlook for trade talks, rates and earnings

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

Chinese and Hong Kong stocks swung between gains and losses Wednesday as traders sorted through a platter of rapidly approaching market-moving news: the US-China trade talks, [...]
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HK gifts Pakistan a culinary star

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

A pair of his father’s old tandoor ovens helped Hong Kong restaurateur Asim Hussain achieve a dreamthe world’s first Michelin star for a Pakistani restaurant, an [...]
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Beijing says no to HK leader’s plan to strengthen city’s anti-corruption laws to encompass gifts to chief executive

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

China’s central government has rejected a plan by Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor to tighten the city’s anti-corruption laws and ensure that all gifts [...]
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HK doctors at inquest say death of 14-month-old baby boy after eye surgery was result of ‘extremely rare’ complications

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

A 14-month-old infant in Hong Kong might have suffered from “extremely rare” complications that caused his death after a simple eye surgery, doctors said in an [...]
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