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Organiser of Tiananmen vigil in HK urges would-be participants to adopt protesters’ ‘be water’ strategy if event is banned

Organiser of Tiananmen vigil in HK urges would-be participants to adopt protesters’ ‘be water’ strategy if event is banned

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

The organiser of the annual vigil in Hong Kong to mourn the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown has asked would-be participants to adopt the “be water” [...]
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Pompeo: HK’s treatment of activists makes autonomy assessment more difficult

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

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday recent treatment of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists made it more difficult to assess that the territory remains highly [...]
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HK protests: teen loses appeal over laser pointer conviction

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

The first Hong Kong protester found guilty of carrying a laser pointer as an offensive weapon during last year’s civil unrest has failed to clear his name. On [...]
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Coronavirus: HK records imported Covid-19 infection, breaking three-day run of no new cases

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

Hong Kong recorded eight imported cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, with seven of the infected people returning on the same flight from Pakistan, according to health [...]
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HK Property Giant Beats Out Rivals To Grab Low-Priced Land Amid COVID-19 Downturn

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

CK Asset Holdings, the property arm of Li Ka-shing’s empire, was awarded a land plot in Kowloon for the bargain price of HK$4.95 billion ($639 million). “The [...]
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HK and China markets barely move as investors await policy details from annual parliamentary meetings

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

Hong Kong and China stocks fell after struggling for direction in the first half of trading, as investors eagerly anticipate the roll out of economic stimulus at the upcoming [...]
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Former Dolce & Gabbana HK boss to appear in court over alleged kickbacks tied to products sent to mainland China retailer

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

The former president of Dolce & Gabbana Hong Kong Limited was on Thursday charged with taking kickbacks of HK$1.77 million (US$228,000) for arranging the sale of HK$12.6 [...]
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Whistle-blower on HK MTR construction scandal launches legal bid to overturn inquiry’s findings

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

A whistle-blower at the centre of a construction scandal involving Hong Kong’s costliest rail link is suing the government-appointed commission of inquiry in a legal [...]
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HK protests: security chief John Lee lays blame for water-barrier obstruction across city on ‘rioters’

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

Hong Kong’s security chief has hit back at opposition lawmakers challenging him over huge water barriers they say are obstructing disabled people on city streets, as he [...]
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HK government hands HK$20 million to two conservation projects restoring Hakka village and a wetland area home to rare wildlife

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

Two projects to conserve and restore Hong Kong’s countryside heritage have received more than HK$20 million (US$2.6 million) in government funding, as the environment [...]
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HK exam question on China and Japan sparked outrage but debates on potential good from invasions and bloodshed have historical precedent in tests

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

Questions asking students to debate the potential good that could come out of invasions and bloodshed have been featured in previous Hong Kong tests, despite recent Education [...]
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HK schoolchildren living in mainland China unlikely to return to class when face-to-face teaching resumes next week

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

More than 2,000 senior secondary school students living in mainland China are expected to be among the first batch of pupils allowed to return to school in Hong Kong without [...]
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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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Developer CK Asset wins HK’s first plot of land earmarked for private and subsidised starter homes for lowly HK$4.9 billion as Covid-19 batters property market

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

CK Asset Holdings has won Hong Kong’s first ever plot of land earmarked for a mixture of private and government-subsidised homes developed by private builders, for a [...]
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