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Dangerous conditions including zero visibility for HK divers searching oily, wreckage-strewn cargo holds for 2 missing Vietnamese sailors in blast-hit tanker

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

Hong Kong divers were searching for two missing Vietnamese sailors on Thursday in greasy, wreckage-strewn water with zero visibility. The divers were negotiating the [...]
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Chemical compound discovered by HKU-led team could open the way for a new antiviral drug with broad application

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

Researchers in Hong Kong have discovered a chemical compound that helps stave off multiple viruses, including the deadly Sars virus, raising hopes of a drug that can work [...]
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Highest figures of hazardous ozone in two decades recorded in HK in 2018, despite overall improved air quality

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

Hong Kong saw its highest average annual concentrations of hazardous ozone in nearly two decades last year, officials have said. People in Yuen Long, Tuen Mun and Tung Chung [...]
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Legco closes down inquiry into misconduct allegations against CY Leung, for want of first-hand information

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

Hong Kong’s legislature decided on Thursday to wrap up its inquiry into the misconduct allegations against former chief executive Leung Chun-ying, after admitting it [...]
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HK Airlines shrugs off cash flow concerns and says ‘it’s business as normal’ despite being under growing financial strain

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

Hong Kong Airlines has insisted it will be able to meet its financial obligations, despite sources saying it had been under growing strain over the past 12 months. Over that [...]
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HK’s new anthem law: what you can and cannot do

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

Hong Kong’s government has proposed a controversial bill to criminalise abuse of China’s national anthem. Any person who misuses March of the Volunteers for [...]
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HK’s bus drivers given 1,000 warnings about speeding in past six months, but union claims faulty detection system is to blame

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

A bus union has called on KMB to withdraw about 1,000 warning letters to its drivers for speeding over the past six months, saying they were wrongly accused because the new [...]
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‘King of Gambling’ Stanley Ho is sued by his nephew for HK$2 billion in unpaid share dividends

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

Macau casino tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun, known as the “King of Gambling”, is being sued by his nephew for HK$2 billion (US$255 million) in unpaid shares [...]
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Carrie Lam ‘shocked’ as HK lawmakers criticise increase in age limit for elderly welfare payments from 60 to 65

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

Hong Kong’s leader deflected criticism from lawmakers on Thursday over an increase in the age limit for elderly welfare payments from 60 to 65, pointing out that they [...]
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Lawmakers warned playing Chinese national anthem as tactic to disrupt HK legislature meetings risks breaking law under new bill

Lawmakers warned playing Chinese national anthem as tactic to disrupt HK legislature meetings risks breaking law under new bill

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

Lawmakers playing the Chinese national anthem as a confrontational tactic in the Hong Kong legislature could be breaking the law under a newly proposed bill to criminalise [...]
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Take the reins on HK land supply, city leader Carrie Lam urged

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

Official advisers have urged Hong Kong’s leader to head up a new committee for boosting land supply, saying the current system is not transparent and does not cover all [...]
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Pregnant Hongkongers urged to get whooping cough vaccine as number of cases in city almost doubles leaving some infants in intensive care

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

Pregnant women should get the whooping cough vaccine so the effects can be passed to their babies, Hong Kong’s health authorities have said, after a large increase in [...]
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HK worker falls to his death from 26th-floor scaffolding

11-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Thestar | 6:00 AM

A worker fell to his death from scaffolding outside the 26th floor of a Hong Kong residential building on Wednesday, prompting local authorities to investigate whether he was [...]
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Elite HK divers abseil down tanker’s cargo hold in search for two missing Vietnamese sailors after fatal blasts and fire

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

Elite rescue divers on Wednesday abseiled down a cargo hold of a listing tanker to search for two missing Vietnamese sailors, one day after explosions and a fire killed a [...]
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HK minimum wage to jump to HK$37.50, in biggest rise since it was introduced

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

Low-paid Hong Kong workers are set to benefit from the biggest increase yet in the city’s minimum wage, which will jump to HK$37.50 (US$4.80) an hour from May, after a [...]
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