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Green group slams HK’s air quality goals, saying they are too conservative and ‘a numbers game’

19-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Proposals to tighten maximum concentrations of two key pollutants fine suspended particles and sulphur dioxide as part of Hong Kong’s new set of “air quality [...]
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Hongkongers promised free tour of Maldives in return for smuggling 7kg of cocaine into city, police say

19-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Three Hongkongers were arrested for trying to smuggle 7kg of suspected cocaine into the city after being promised a free tour of the Maldives in return, police said on [...]
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HK’s telecom regulator announces plans for 5G spectrum auctions

19-Dec-2018 Intellasia | RCR Wireless | 6:00 AM

The regulator said it will start offering a total of 4,500 megahertz in different bands next year Hong Kong’s Communications Authority (CA) has unveiled its plans for [...]
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Shoppers turned away as HMV winds up 25-year-old HK retail chain

19-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

About 50 shoppers were turned away at the HMV flagship store in Causeway Bay on Tuesday as the entertainment giant announced that its 25-year-old retail chain was facing [...]
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Once-treasured CD-seller HMV Retail of HK is winding up, stores not open

19-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Debt-ridden HMV Digital China Group is winding up its 25-year-old music and DVD chain HMV Retail, marking what may be the final chapter of the once-treasured Hong Kong [...]
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China’s ‘pent up demand’ may prop up HK’s property market in 2019

19-Dec-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* Traditionally volatile Hong Kong property prices are in correction mode but there is no danger of an all-out crash, experts say. * Hong Kong’s “pretty [...]
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HK’s Avenue of Stars to reopen in January with host of new attractions and five new handprints from famous people

19-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A popular tourist attraction showcasing Hong Kong’s film culture is to reopen at the end of January after more than three years of renovation. The Avenue of Stars on [...]
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HK university graduates take home less pay than counterparts 30 years ago and one in six ends up in unskilled job, study finds

19-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A degree in Hong Kong can no longer guarantee a decent income, with one in six university graduates taking on low-paid, unskilled work, a study has found. Fresh university [...]
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HK Occupy activist Raphael Wong loses final bid to overturn contempt of court conviction

HK Occupy activist Raphael Wong loses final bid to overturn contempt of court conviction

19-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s top court on Tuesday rejected an Occupy activist’s bid to overturn a contempt of court conviction, saying he knew full well the consequences of [...]
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Government agrees to pay HK$300 million for HK’s biggest audit reform in a decade

18-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The Hong Kong government has agreed to pay HK$300 million (US$38 million) towards the biggest overhaul of accountancy regulation in a decade. The money will enable the [...]
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HK ranked sixth most expensive city for expats to live in, while Turkmenistan’s Ashgabat takes the top spot

18-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The strengthening Hong Kong dollar has catapulted the city up to sixth on the list of the world’s most costly destinations for expats, up from No 9 last year, according [...]
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Time for HK workers to get reasonable 5.5 per cent pay rise says union chief, as she calls out companies for not sharing the wealth

18-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A trade union chief has called on Hong Kong businesses to give staff a 5.5 per cent pay rise this year, and said workers had not benefited from the fruits of their own labour [...]
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HK finance chief Paul Chan expects bumper year for tourism and pledges support for sector amid US-China trade war

18-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s top financial official says the government will work to help the tourism sector keep growing as a major part of its efforts to stabilise the economy to [...]
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Mainland duo in toilet escape case not guilty as they helped fugitive Leon Li only after he got away from police, lawyer tells HK court

18-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Two mainland Chinese men accused of helping a suspect escape from police sparking a citywide manhunt last month had not committed any offences, their lawyer told a Hong Kong [...]
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Time to bring in mandatory accreditation scheme for HK’s care homes, says senior government official

18-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Mandatory accreditation should be introduced to Hong Kong’s elderly care homes to improve the quality of services, a leading government adviser has said. Dr Lam [...]
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