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Activists call for overhaul of CSSA, with Hongkongers on welfare payments struggling to get by

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

When Yeung Suen was about 36 years old working for a factory making plastic bags, he injured his back at work making him unable to continue his job. For over 20 years, the [...]
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HK’s backlog of torture claimants cleared a year early helped by pilot scheme with revised lawyer pay

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

A pilot scheme paying lawyers fixed fees instead of hourly rates to advise torture claimants has helped Hong Kong’s Immigration Department overcome a backlog of cases a [...]
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Laws to tackle aggressive sales tactics in HK could be expanded beyond gym and beauty salon industries, says commerce chief Edward Yau

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

Hong Kong’s commerce chief has said the government may consider expanding legislation that introduces a cooling-off period in industries dogged by aggressive sales [...]
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Trump’s trade war tariffs send firms to HK for a little-known legal loophole

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

There were a few worried faces on the 23rd floor of a skyscraper in the business hub of Hong Kong’s Taikoo Place last Wednesday afternoon. One of the most worried faces [...]
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Activists call for overhaul of CSSA, with Hongkongers on welfare payments struggling to get by

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

When Yeung Suen was about 36 years old working for a factory making plastic bags, he injured his back at work making him unable to continue his job. For over 20 years, the [...]
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Laws to tackle aggressive sales tactics in HK could be expanded beyond gym and beauty salon industries, says commerce chief Edward Yau

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

Hong Kong’s commerce chief has said the government may consider expanding legislation that introduces a cooling-off period in industries dogged by aggressive sales [...]
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HK ex-leader Tsang released after serving sentence

17-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Sfgate | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s former top leader Donald Tsang was released Tuesday after serving time in prison for failing to disclose plans to rent a luxury apartment from a [...]
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From sizzle to fizzle: HK’s red-hot property market cools

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

For young Hong Kongers like Wilson Leung getting a foothold on the city’s property ladder has long been a near impossible task but with the notoriously overpriced [...]
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Mega project for 9,500 private flats in Sai Kung given go-ahead by HK Planning Department

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

An ambitious proposal for a 9,500-flat private residential development on a converted piece of farmland in Hong Kong’s countryside area of Sai Kung has been given the [...]
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HK’s backlog of torture claimants cleared a year early helped by pilot scheme with revised lawyer pay

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

A pilot scheme paying lawyers fixed fees instead of hourly rates to advise torture claimants has helped Hong Kong’s Immigration Department overcome a backlog of cases a [...]
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Men beaten and robbed in HK after trying to buy 92 tickets to Jacky Cheung concerts

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

Two mainland Chinese men were beaten and robbed of HK$141,000 (US$17,978) in Hong Kong in the early hours of Wednesday after being lured to the city to buy Canto-pop star [...]
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Tens of thousands in HK to have their DNA sequenced in government-backed genome project

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

Tens of thousands of Hongkongers will have their entire genetic code decrypted in a government-backed project aimed at building a database to boost diagnoses of rare [...]
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Health officials investigate death of 60-year-old male patient after liver biopsy at HK hospital

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

A 60-year-old man bled heavily and died in Princess Margaret Hospital after a procedure to extract liver tissue, prompting an investigation by Hong Kong medical officials. [...]
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HK’s top judge Geoffrey Ma reveals plan for changes to procedures as soaring number of refugee claims puts extra strain on stretched courts

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

Hong Kong’s top judge said the judiciary is planning changes to procedures to speed up the handling of refugee claims amid a surge in such cases that has put much [...]
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Upgrade us to deal with Uber war and bad image: taxi industry to HK government on premium franchise trials

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

Hong Kong’s taxi industry has made a desperate appeal to the government for an operations upgrade as competition from a proposed premium taxi scheme looms, on top of a [...]
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