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HK is considering changing the law on transferring fugitives  so how are extraditions dealt with now, and why are there no deals with mainland China, Taiwan and Macau?

HK is considering changing the law on transferring fugitives so how are extraditions dealt with now, and why are there no deals with mainland China, Taiwan and Macau?

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong is considering allowing the reciprocal transfer of fugitives with mainland China, Taiwan and Macau, on a case-by-case basis. The proposal by the Security Bureau is [...]
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HK construction worker jailed for 10 years for raping Indonesian domestic helper slammed by judge for showing no remorse

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A Hong Kong man who showed no remorse after he raped his Indonesian domestic helper five days into her job was jailed for 10 years by a court on Wednesday. Fung Hoi-yeung, [...]
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HK pushes ahead with blanket ban on e-cigarettes, with maximum penalty of six months in jail and HK$50,000 fine

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong pushes ahead with blanket ban on e-cigarettes, with maximum penalty of six months in jail and HK$50,000 fine It may be the end of the road for vapers in Hong Kong [...]
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HK stocks open higher as Trump hints at trade truce extension and prospect of ‘real deal’ with China

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong stocks opened higher on Wednesday, mirroring the gains seen overnight in the US after President Donald Trump hinted he may be prepared to let the looming deadline [...]
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Lawmakers warn HK’s China extradition plans a ‘Trojan horse’

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Plans by Hong Kong to allow extraditions to Taiwan, Macau and mainland China following a high-profile murder case could become a “Trojan horse” for Beijing to [...]
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HK Imports Over 90pct of Its Food, But That’s About to Change

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Ecowatch | 6:00 AM

Farmers are starting to re-emerge, supported by a restaurant scene that is wise to the benefits of a fresh local food system and a network of farmers’ markets. In many [...]
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Gotta gram ‘em all: must-snap locations testing HK’s patience

13-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

For smartphone-wielding hordes of tourists, Hong Kong boasts a host of must-have Instagram locationsbut crowds of snap-happy travellers are testing local patience and [...]
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New MTR boss must restore public faith in rail operator following string of scandals on Sha Tin-Central link, says HK leader Carrie Lam

13-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The new boss of Hong Kong’s beleaguered rail operator must restore public confidence following a string of scandals on the Sha Tin-Central link, the city’s leader [...]
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One-third of new applicants for HK elderly welfare payments stand to lose out on thousands per month because of rise in age threshold

13-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

About one in three new applicants for Hong Kong’s basic social assistance for those aged 60 to 64 will get a few thousand dollars less in subsidies after the age [...]
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Two porpoise carcasses found on separate HK shores, bringing number of cases this year to 15 an alarming trend, green groups warn

13-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Two porpoise carcasses were found on separate Hong Kong shores on Sunday, bringing the total number of stranded cases involving the marine animal to 15 this year a figure [...]
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Arrival of mainland Chinese tourists brings hope to struggling HK border mall The Boxes

13-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Shops at a struggling mall near the Shenzhen border are finally seeing signs of hope as mainland Chinese tourists are being diverted there for meals, a move expected to help [...]
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HK’s ‘Dumpling Queen’ Chong Kin-wo, Wanchai Ferry company founder, dies aged 73

13-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Chong Kin-wo, the “Dumpling Queen” who started selling snacks at a Hong Kong ferry pier about 40 years ago and eventually built up the internationally famous food [...]
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Regina Ip’s proposal to cap shop rents at HK public housing estates run by Link Reit is labelled communist

13-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Capping rent rises for shops at public housing estates would undermine Hong Kong’s status as the world’s freest economy, lawmaker Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee was warned [...]
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Illegal Uber drivers should lose cars the minute they are charged, says HK lawmaker calling for crackdown on ride-hailing service

12-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Drivers caught using their cars to work for illegal ride-hailing apps such as Uber should have their vehicles seized the moment they are charged, the transport sector [...]
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Is there something fishy going on, or is HK government really trying to revive an ailing industry?

12-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

In the winter of 2015, rare toxic algal blooms began spreading across Hong Kong waters. Lee Muk-kam’s floating fish farm in the sheltered bay off Tai Po’s Sam Mun [...]
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