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HK leader tries to reassure investors rattled by China law

27-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

China’s plans to impose a new security law on Hong Kong will not erode freedoms, the city’s leader said Tuesday, as she tried to reassure international businesses [...]
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HK teen who confessed to tossing petrol bombs over anger at government handling of protests gets 18 months’ probation

27-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A 15-year-old boy who confessed to throwing two petrol bombs to vent his frustration with the handling of last year’s protests by the government and police was given 18 [...]
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China is moving in with national security law as HK legislature ‘has failed to deliver,’ official says

27-May-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

China’s central government is introducing a national security law in Hong Kong because the territory’s authorities have not been able to do it locally for over 20 [...]
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HKEAA finds 38 per cent of candidates possibly ‘misled’ into answering Japan did ‘more good than harm’ to China in scrapped history exam question

27-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s exam authority has concluded that 38 per cent of candidates were possibly “misled” into answering that Japan had done “more good than harm [...]
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Coronavirus: no new cases of Covid-19 in HK as government gives entertainment venues go-ahead to reopen

27-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong recorded another day without new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, while the government has announced that more entertainment venues can reopen this week and transit [...]
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HK homebuyers spooked by recession, talk of national security law forfeit $1.5 million in deposits, walk away from purchases

27-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Nineteen Hong Kong homebuyers who put down deposits for flats at the height of a market rally around June 2018 have walked away from their purchases, forfeiting as much as [...]
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HK Bar Association questions Beijing’s legal power to enact national security law, identifies ‘problematic’ features

27-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Beijing appears to have no legal authority to enact its proposed national security law for Hong Kong by promulgation, according to the city’s professional body of [...]
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Burglars bag HK$500,000 in cash and watches in spate of HK break-ins

27-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong police were called to an industrial building to investigate two burglaries after more than HK$400,000 in cash and valuables were stolen from two of the units. The [...]
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HK airport to resume limited transit services

27-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong will partly resume transit services at its international airport next week, the city’s leader announced Tuesday, as the business hub gradually reopens while [...]
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Hang Seng Index extends rebound, regional markets rally as pandemic easing measures fuel recovery hopes

27-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong stocks rose for a second day as easing measures over from the coronavirus pandemic in the Asia-Pacific region bolstered economic recovery hopes, overshadowing [...]
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Coronavirus: more HK businesses to reopen as city eases social-distancing measures

27-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong will reopen more entertainment venues in the next few days and transit flights are to resume next month as the city eases its coronavirus restrictions. The move [...]
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How a HK-based start-up is helping Premier League players and other sports clubs restart fixtures while raising capital

27-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A Hong Kong start-up is on the frontline of the fight to make professional live sport safe to resume and for the fans to gradually return to watch games, while raising [...]
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Deliveroo couriers in HK take protest over new pay policy into third day

27-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

More than 100 Deliveroo couriers in Hong Kong took their protest against a new payment structure they said would cut their earnings into a third day on Tuesday. The online [...]
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China’s military promises to uphold ‘national sovereignty’ as more HK protests expected

27-May-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

China’s top military commander in Hong Kong has emphasized the role of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in upholding “national sovereignty” in the [...]
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HK developer Wharf sells Amazon, Facebook stakes for $944 million, boosting own privatisation appeal

27-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The Wharf (Holdings), one of Hong Kong’s biggest commercial landlords, said it sold Amazon and Facebook shares over the past 10 months for $944 million (HK$7.3 billion) [...]
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