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Elderly Hongkonger arrested after stealing box of saliva samples from coronavirus collection point to use as an umbrella

05-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

An elderly Hongkonger who did not want to get wet, stole a box of coronavirus test samples from a collection point to use as an umbrella, before dumping it in a nearby car [...] » More

HK police reveal dealers’ new tactic for bringing Ice into city wooden furniture soaked with drugs

05-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong authorities are investigating a potential new trend of drug dealers soaking wood with liquefied methamphetamine to smuggle the banned substance into the city. The [...] » More

China’s security law a ‘serious risk’ to HK’s freedoms: UN experts

China’s security law a ‘serious risk’ to HK’s freedoms: UN experts

05-Sep-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

China’s national security law for Hong Kong poses a serious risk to the city’s freedoms and breaches international legal obligations, UN special rapporteurs on [...] » More

Stock indexes fall in HK, China as rising geopolitical tensions weigh on travel rebound and tentative economic growth

05-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong and China stocks fell, as investors weighed rising geopolitical tensions against a rebound in the mainland’s demand for domestic travel and robust economic [...] » More

UN experts decry HK security law in letter to China

05-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

UN human rights experts have told China a new security law for Hong Kong “infringes on certain fundamental rights” and voiced concerns that it could be used to [...] » More

Coronavirus: number of publishers signing up for HK Book Fair in December slumps after earlier postponement

05-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The number of publishers signing up for the rearranged Hong Kong Book Fair has slumped by 80 per cent after the event was postponed at the last minute to December as the city [...] » More

HK’s Mandatory Provident Fund tracks stock market growth to post returns of 2.9 per cent in August

05-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s Mandatory Provident Fund, which covers almost 3 million people, reported a robust performance for the second month in a row in August on the back of healthy [...] » More

Indexes plunge in HK, China as Wall Street’s bloodbath spills over to Asian stock markets, weighing on technology firms

05-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Stock indexes in Hong Kong and China plunged, as the overnight tumble among technology stocks on Wall Street spilled over to Asian trading, raising concern that the recent [...] » More

HK’s next round of Covid-19 relief funding will be under HK$30 billion, aimed at hardest-hit sectors, source says

05-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The next phase of Hong Kong’s coronavirus relief package is expected to involve less than HK$30 billion (US$3.9 billion) aimed at businesses most battered by the [...] » More

As HK’s academic year begins, it’s unclear what can legally be said in a classroomand whether student activism is a thing of the past

05-Sep-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

In the heart of the leafy, mountain-top campus of the Chinese University of Hong Kong stands a replica of a giant statue erected by protesting students in Beijing’s [...] » More

HK’s days of ‘cash is king’ may be in peril as fears of Covid-19 infection boost digital payments

05-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the pace at which Hong Kong is turning into a cashless society as fear of contracting the deadly disease has prompted people to shop [...] » More

Elderly Hongkonger arrested after stealing box of saliva samples from coronavirus collection point to use as an umbrella

05-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

An elderly Hongkonger who did not want to get wet stole a box of coronavirus test samples from a collection point to use as an umbrella, before dumping it in a nearby car [...] » More

Ten people fall ill after tear gas used at police firing range blows into HK residential areas, source says

05-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Tear gas being used at a police firing range during a training exercise wafted over residential areas in northwestern Hong Kong on Wednesday, leaving about 10 people feeling [...] » More

HK education official arrested over accessing database for details on son’s secondary school placement

05-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A Hong Kong education official has been arrested and charged by the city’s graft-buster over the dishonest use of his department’s computer system to obtain [...] » More

WHO expert panel endorses Covid-19 treatment used in HK involving steroids for most severe cases

05-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A new World Health Organization guideline recommends the use of steroids for severely and critically ill Covid-19 patients a treatment already used in Hong Kong with the [...] » More