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With crackdowns on Uber and Airbnb, does the sharing economy have a future in HK?

21-Jul-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:32 AM

Airbnb host Frank Lee was baffled last week by news that Hong Kong officials planned to get tougher on short-term home rentals. The IT professional has been letting a 75 sq [...]
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Disgraced HK leader Donald Tsang’s brief return to public life ends with failed court appeal

21-Jul-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:32 AM

From when he was charged three years ago to the day he became the first Hong Kong leader to serve a jail sentence last year, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen had largely kept a low [...]
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Court sends former HK leader back to jail with reduced sentence

21-Jul-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:32 AM

Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang was sent back to jail on Friday following the dismissal of an appeal against a conviction for misconduct in public office, but with his [...]
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America is like ‘a captain set to jump ship’ on global trade, says HK commerce chief, vowing to press Washington

21-Jul-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:32 AM

Hong Kong’s commerce minister is planning to launch an all-out defence of the city’s case against the China-US trade war in an official visit to Washington, [...]
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Chinese buyer rewrites HK record books with $755 million for Shouson Hill luxury site

21-Jul-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:32 AM

Chinese companies’ appetite for Hong Kong property shows no signs of abating, with a luxury development near Deep Water Bay selling for a record HK$5.93 billion [...]
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HK pro-independence party threatened with legal ban

20-Jul-2018 Intellasia | CNN | 6:32 AM

The United Kingdom has expressed “concern” over the Hong Kong government’s proposed use of a colonial-era law to ban a pro-independence group. Hong Kong [...]
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Threat of violence from HK National Party at heart of police bid to have it banned

20-Jul-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:32 AM

The separatist party authorities are seeking to ban poses an “imminent threat” to national security because of its leaders’ concrete actions to advance an [...]
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Cathay Pacific launches HK-Seattle flights to shake off competition and fly new routes not served by rivals

20-Jul-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:32 AM

Seattle will be Cathay Pacific Airways’ next long-haul destination, starting next March, as Hong Kong’s flagship carrier launches more new routes to avoid direct [...]
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HK lacks truly independent water quality watchdog, lawmaker says after lead scare at new housing estate

20-Jul-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:32 AM

Hong Kong lacks a truly independent water quality watchdog, a lawmaker has said, as the prospect of lead contamination reared its head again after samples from a new public [...]
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‘Gross mismanagement’ by HK’s four chief executives led to present city woes, author and ex-colonial policy adviser Leo Goodstadt says

20-Jul-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:32 AM

The “gross mismanagement” of Hong Kong by the city’s four chief executives to date has resulted in the current problems faced by residents from the housing [...]
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Slower rise likely in HK home prices

20-Jul-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:32 AM

Hong Kong’s red-hot property market is expected to cool in the coming months with the increase in private home prices projected to slide in the second half of the year. [...]
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Government to miss roadside pollution targets as HK levels remain 70 per cent higher than recommended by World Health Organization

20-Jul-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:32 AM

An HK$11.7 billion plan to phase out old diesel vehicles is one of a host of policies an environmental group said had only “minimal impact” on lowering roadside [...]
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Britain ‘concerned’ over move to ban HK party

19-Jul-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:32 AM

Britain expressed concern Wednesday after police in Hong Kong sought to ban a political party which promotes independence for the city as Beijing ups pressure on challenges [...]
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HK’s Cathay Pacific sends in high-flying manager Alex McGowan with hopes of reviving talks with restive pilots

19-Jul-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:32 AM

Cathay Pacific Airways has parachuted one of its star performers a man barely halfway through leading its company restructure into a new role tackling an issue central to the [...]
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Britain calls for ‘full respect’ of HK’s rights and freedoms, as pro-independence party faces shutdown threat

19-Jul-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:32 AM

Britain voiced concerns on Wednesday over the Hong Kong government’s unprecedented attempt to ban a separatist party, calling for the city’s high degree of [...]
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