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HK leader Carrie Lam vows response on extradition bill human rights concerns

29-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

* As deadline nears for amendments before bill’s second reading, city chief says government will respond ‘within days’ * But she insists on pushing ahead [...]
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British professor says HK Genome Project to decode DNA of patients paves way for revolutionary new treatments

29-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A government-led genome project in Hong Kong that aims to improve treatments for patients with rare diseases and cancers could bring benefits to the city, including a boost [...]
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HK investor swamped in HK$7 million of debt admits at High Court offences against his family after burning coal in his Kwun Tong home

29-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A former anti-corruption officer embroiled in HK$7 million (US$891,727) of debt burned charcoal at home while his wife and twin sons were asleep, a Hong Kong court heard on [...]
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HK extradition bill: justice chief backs human rights safeguards, but only on ad hoc basis

28-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s justice chief on Sunday said the government would consider adding more human rights safeguards to its controversial extradition proposal, including a [...]
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Former Executive Council member Anna Wu urges HK government to slow down on fugitive bill and carry out one-time deal with Taiwan on Chan Tong-kai murder case

28-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A former executive councillor has urged Hong Kong to slow down on its controversial extradition bill and instead carry out a one-time deal with Taiwan to resolve a [...]
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China calls on Germany to correct ‘mistakes’ over asylum for HK independence activists

28-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China has made “solemn representations” to Germany after it granted refugee status to two Hong Kong activists facing rioting charges in the Chinese-ruled city, [...]
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24,000 of HK’s poorest households set to get subsidy of up to HK$10,000 to help revamp subdivided flats

28-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Some 24,000 Hong Kong households that live in cramped, subdivided flats may get a one-off payment of up to HK$10,000 to revamp their homes rather than the more popular call [...]
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Thousands march in HK to mark 30th anniversary of Tiananmen crackdown and protest against government’s fugitive bill

Thousands march in HK to mark 30th anniversary of Tiananmen crackdown and protest against government’s fugitive bill

28-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

More than 2,000 demonstrators took to Hong Kong’s steaming, rain-drenched streets on Sunday to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Beijing’s bloody crackdown on [...]
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EU lodges formal diplomatic note against contentious HK extradition bill

EU lodges formal diplomatic note against contentious HK extradition bill

27-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The European Union Office in Chinese-ruled Hong Kong issued a formal diplomatic “demarche” protest note to Hong Kong’s leader on Friday over a proposed [...]
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CIMC MBS starts construction of HK’s first modular building for permanent use

27-May-2019 Intellasia | CIMC | 6:00 AM

Chinese modular building provider CIMC Modular Building Systems Holding Co Ltd (CIMC MBS) has started construction of Hong Kong’s first modular building project for [...]
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HK’s cathedral celebrates 170 years part of the birth of the city

27-May-2019 Intellasia | Anglican News | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s St John’s Cathedral is holding a year of celebration to mark its birth 170 years ago in 1849. Its chequered history includes surviving the shelling [...]
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Indian, Sikh and Pakistani communities join forces in urging HK government to step up measures against sex abuse of ethnic minority children

25-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Indian, Sikh and Pakistani communities in Hong Kong have joined forces to call on the government to step up educational and cultural initiatives to protect ethnic minority [...]
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HK justice minister Teresa Cheng denies wrongdoing in fresh round of controversy over three arbitration cases from her private practice

25-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s justice minister has denied any wrongdoing over her role in three international arbitration cases after taking her government post, while being evasive on [...]
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HK men jailed for life in Philippines for drug possession to appeal to higher court after review judge upholds their convictions

25-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Mainland Chinese officials and Hong Kong’s leader were urged on Thursday to help four men jailed for life in the Philippines for drug possession after a court upheld [...]
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HKers wanted for rioting granted refugee status in Germany

25-May-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Two Hong Kong residents wanted for rioting have been granted refugee status in Germany, in a major blow to the city’s international reputation as fears grow of [...]
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