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HK to allow dependent visa for same-sex couples after landmark ruling

19-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong said on Tuesday it will recognise overseas same-sex partnerships when granting dependent visas, more than two months after the city’s top court ruled that a [...]
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Typhoon Mangkhut: M’sians in HK, Macau safe, says Wisma Putra

19-Sep-2018 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said no Malaysians in Hong Kong, Macau or Guangdong, China were injured when Typhoon Mangkhut swept through the region on Sunday and Monday. [...]
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Typhoon Mangkhut: classes at all HK schools to resume on Wednesday after two days of cleaning and maintenance

19-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Classes will resume at all Hong Kong schools on Wednesday, according to the Education Bureau, after two days of cleaning and maintenance work on campuses in the aftermath of [...]
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HK and China stocks decline after Washington unveils additional 10 per cent tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods

19-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong and mainland China markets bounced back from earlier losses to finish higher on Tuesday after the US unveiled a new round of tariffs on $200 billion worth of [...]
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Breakthrough for LGBT rights as HK to recognise same-sex partnerships in spousal visa applications

19-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong will for the first time recognise overseas same-sex partnerships when granting dependant visas, the government announced on Tuesday. The new policy, to come into [...]
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Typhoon Mangkhut: police investigate whether man found dead in HK waters was thrown into sea by storm

19-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The body of a middle-aged man has been found in Hong Kong waters, prompting police to investigate whether he was thrown into the sea when Typhoon Mangkhut hit on Sunday. The [...]
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Soggy, but not discouraged, HK homebuyers overcome typhoon aftermath to snap up flats on Monday

19-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Property sales postponed until Monday as a result of the disruption caused by Typhoon Mangkhut over the weekend received a mostly positive response, even as homebuyers [...]
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Historic giant banyan tree in HK falls victim to Typhoon Mangkhut

19-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A century-old giant banyan tree was seen stricken on Tuesday after being felled as Typhoon Mangkhut swept through Hong Kong. The tree, near the Heritage 1881 site in Tsim Sha [...]
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HK comes together for massive typhoon clean-up

19-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Teachers, refugees, children and office workers mobilised in Hong Kong Tuesday for a massive clean-up after Typhoon Mangkhut. In a city with a reputation for a dog-eat-dog [...]
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Co-accused to testify against former HK minister Patrick Ho in HK$22.8 million bribery trial

19-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A Senegalese ex-official has agreed to testify in former Hong Kong minister Patrick Ho Chi-ping’s bribery trial, with US prosecutors dropping all charges against the [...]
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Where domestic helpers get paid the most and least in HK, and employers’ growing generosity

19-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s army of domestic helpers, which numbered 370,000 last year, play a vital role in keeping the city in motion. But for many, surviving on the legal minimum [...]
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Massive clean-up in HK after typhoon chaos

18-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong began a massive clean-up Monday after Typhoon Mangkhut raked the city, shredding trees and bringing damaging floods, in a trail of destruction that left dozens dead [...]
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Typhoon Mangkhut damage costs expected to soar, with insurance companies set to bear the brunt

Typhoon Mangkhut damage costs expected to soar, with insurance companies set to bear the brunt

18-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Insurance stocks fell on Monday, in the wake of super Typhoon Mangkhut reaping havoc across Hong Kong and southern China, and assessors say they are now expecting record-high [...]
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Fine art, antiques, rare spirits? Not at this HK auction: broken toys, old electrical goods and surplus equipment all go on the block in government sales

18-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Standing on a podium in front of a packed room, Hong Kong auctioneer Ivan Wan Sze-chit rattled off rapidly rising dollar amounts in a nail-biting bidding war. But going under [...]
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HK, southern China clean up after super typhoon

HK, southern China clean up after super typhoon

18-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The financial hub of Hong Kong began clearing Super typhoon Mangkhut, with hurricane-force winds well over 200 kilometres per hour (124 miles/h), had barrelled past the [...]
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