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HK protesters mark seven months since brutal mob attack

HK protesters mark seven months since brutal mob attack

24-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong protesters, many dressed in black and wearing surgical masks amid fears over the new coronavirus, held sit-ins in the Chinese-ruled city on Friday to mark seven [...]
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HK no longer in Hurun’s top 50 cities for fastest-growing home prices after social unrest killed off demand

24-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s home prices are no longer among the fastest growing on the planet, after months of volatile street protests destroyed demand, according to a new report by [...]
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Coronavirus: will HK and Singapore suffer biggest economic hit from outbreak?

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

Economic growth across the Asia-Pacific is set for a pummeling following the coronavirus outbreak which economists have classified as not a typical business cycle shock. [...]
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Coronavirus: HK government departments can directly purchase masks worth up to HK$10 million without tendering

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

All Hong Kong government departments are now allowed to directly purchase HK$10 million (US$1.2 million) worth of masks without any tendering procedures until further notice, [...]
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Cruise ship passengers from Singapore, HK remain in COVID-19 limbo

22-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Coconuts Singapore | 6:02 AM

The misery continues for many passengers looking forward to life after cruise ship quarantine, including a group of Hong Kongers who must wait longer to return home and five [...]
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Coronavirus widens HK anger at government, China

Coronavirus widens HK anger at government, China

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

Pro-democracy protesters have all but vanished from the streets of Hong Kong over the past month as residents avoid the new coronavirus, but the outbreak has broadened [...]
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First HK policeman infected by virus, concern of contagion amongst force

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

A Hong Kong police officer has been confirmed infected with the coronavirus, authorities said on Friday, the first officer to test positive in the Asian financial hub as [...]
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Coronavirus: HK No 2 official Matthew Cheung sorry for ‘misunderstanding’ caused by remark that epidemic was under control

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

Hong Kong’s No 2 official Matthew Cheung Kin-chung on Friday said he was sorry for the “misunderstanding” caused by his remark that the coronavirus epidemic [...]
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Struggling HK Airlines sacks 170 staff, day after it ditches food, drink, blankets and pillows from flights

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

Hong Kong Airlines started sacking staff on Wednesday, a day after slashing in-flight services to a bare minimum. Sources told the Post that 170 employees, mostly flight [...]
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Coronavirus: HK’s lawyers watch, wait as judiciary set to reveal plan to deal with mounting case backlog

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

The leader of Hong Kong’s barristers’ group on Thursday joined those calling for a tentative date for the city’s courts to reopen, a day before the [...]
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HKers set up face mask factory amid coronavirus panic buying

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

Responding to shortages of face masks amid a frightening coronavirus epidemic spreading from the mainland, a group of citizens in Hong Kong have set up a surgical face mask [...]
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Coronavirus: Beijing’s top official in HK makes email plea for unity, reassures city over supplies

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

Beijing’s top envoy in Hong Kong has written to pro-Beijing politicians in the city appealing to them for unity with mainland China in battling the coronavirus, and [...]
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Coronavirus: lawmakers expected to rush HK$30 billion relief package through HK legislature, but some call for cash handouts to benefit workers

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

Hong Kong lawmakers are expected to rush a HK$30 billion virus-aid package through the legislature on Friday, while some will also press for universal cash handouts that will [...]
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Government to give HK bus operators masks but supply must be paid back later

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

Hong Kong’s franchised bus operators have sought help from the government for masks amid a citywide shortage, but are told they would have to pay back the supply at a [...]
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Coronavirus: one more Hongkonger infected on Diamond Princess cruise in Japan, at least 120 eager to take chartered flight home

Coronavirus: one more Hongkonger infected on Diamond Princess cruise in Japan, at least 120 eager to take chartered flight home

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

One more Hongkonger stranded on the coronavirus-stricken cruise liner in Japan has been infected, bringing the total number of locals with Covid-19 on the ship to 66, while [...]
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