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Two Sessions 2020: Beijing ‘out of patience’ after long wait for HK national security law, plans to proscribe secession, foreign interference and terrorism in city

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

The central government is to table a resolution on Friday to enable the apex of its top legislative body, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress [...]
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HK Consumer Council calls for review of city’s motor-fuel market

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

Hong Kong’s Consumer Council on Thursday called for a regulatory review of the city’s motor-fuel market after a study conducted by the watchdog found the gap [...]
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HK exam bosses agree to axe controversial history test question

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

Hong Kong’s exam authority’s council has decided to scrap a controversial university entrance history exam question on early 20th century Sino-Japanese relations, [...]
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Factbox: Reactions to China move to impose security laws on HK

23-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Beijing is moving to impose new national security legislation on Hong Kong following last year’s often violent anti-China unrest that plunged the city into its deepest [...]
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HK activists call for protest march against new security laws

23-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong activists called on Friday for people to rise up against Beijing’s plans to impose national security legislation in the city, prompting alarm that the new [...]
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‘This is the end of HK’: China pushes security law after unrest

‘This is the end of HK’: China pushes security law after unrest

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

China’s parliament said it will introduce a proposal Friday for a national security law in Hong Kong at its annual session, in a move the US warned would be [...]
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Ousted lawmaker Lau Siu-lai’s election ban overturned by HK court

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

Disqualified opposition lawmaker Lau Siu-lai won what she called a “bitter victory” in Hong Kong court on Thursday after a judge overturned her election ban, [...]
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Two Sessions 2020: Beijing sets sights on HK legal system as part of national security move

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

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday that Beijing would establish a sound legal system and enforcement mechanism for safeguarding national security in Hong Kong. But Li [...]
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HK’s dollar tumbles on market jitters about Beijing’s plan to impose national security legislation

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

The Hong Kong dollar dropped sharply on Thursday as the approach of China’s annual meeting of parliament fuelled market worries that policymakers would push for new [...]
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Coronavirus: HK records at least two new Covid-19 cases, both with European travel history: sources

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

Hong Kong recorded two new Covid-19 cases on Friday, both of whom had been to Europe before falling ill, city health officials confirmed. The two new positive tests bring the [...]
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US senators seek to sanction Chinese officials over HK

23-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

US senators seek to sanction Chinese officials over Hong Kong Republican and Democratic US senators said on Thursday they would introduce legislation to impose sanctions on [...]
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Iconic HK clothing brand Bossini’s share price doubles as investors back gymnastics star Li Ning to revive its flagging fortunes

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

Shares of Bossini International Holdings, the beleaguered Hong Kong clothing giant, doubled on Thursday as investors piled in on hopes Chinese gymnastics star Li Ning’s [...]
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Calls for protest march in HK as China pushes new security laws

Calls for protest march in HK as China pushes new security laws

22-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:34 AM

Hong Kong activists on Friday made online calls for a march against China’s plans to impose national security legislation on the semi-autonomous city which many fear [...]
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Developers use forced auctions to snap up HK’s older buildings for redevelopment amid city’s land shortage

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

Some of Hong Kong’s ageing residential buildings are being snapped up for redevelopment through compulsory purchase orders amid a shortage of land in the city. [...]
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China says US’s Pompeo ‘blackmailing’ HK government

22-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China said on Thursday US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is “blackmailing” the Hong Kong government with the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act and that [...]
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