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Commerce minister calls on HK broadcaster RTHK to review internal governance after watchdog rules satire ‘denigrated’ police

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

Commerce minister Edward Yau Tang-wah has called for a strict review of content production procedures and internal governance at controversy-plagued public broadcaster RTHK, [...]
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HK’s Public Broadcaster Suspends Satirical TV Show After Complaints Over Police Portrayal

21-May-2020 Intellasia | Time | 6:02 AM

ong Kong’s public broadcaster announced Tuesday that it will suspend a satirical television programme after it received a government reprimand over the portrayal of [...]
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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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Nearly HK$180 million worth of illegal cigarettes seized so far this year in HK

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

Hong Kong authorities have confiscated nearly HK$180 million (US$23.22 million) worth of contraband cigarettes so far this year, dwarfing the annual total seized in the past [...]
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HK public broadcaster RTHK apologises to police over satirical show that portrayed officers as trash and hoarding masks

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

Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK has apologised to the police after the communications watchdog ruled an episode had “denigrated and insulted” the force and was [...]
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Uber eyes headquarters move to HK provided city first changes regulations to legalise service, source says

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

Uber is considering moving its Asia-Pacific headquarters to Hong Kong if the government agrees to allow the ride-hailing firm to operate in the city legally, the Post has [...]
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HK protests: boy, 15, gets probation for carrying extendable baton at illegal march while another teen admits firebombing police quarters

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

A 15-year-old Hongkonger was given 15 months’ probation for carrying an extendable baton to an anti-government protest last year, while another boy of the same age [...]
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Chaos at HK’s Legislative Council as opposition lawmakers thrown out as pro-establishment bloc installs chairwoman on key committee

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

Hong Kong’s pro-establishment lawmakers seized control of an influential legislative committee in a chaotic meeting on Monday punctuated by physical clashes as they [...]
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HK set to boost coronavirus testing capacity by more than half to detect more silent carriers

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

Hong Kong’s public hospitals and laboratories will expand their daily coronavirus testing capacity by more than half within months to detect more silent carriers of the [...]
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Coronavirus: HK’s jobless rate rises to 5.2 per cent, highest in more than a decade, as pandemic hammers economy

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

Hong Kong’s jobless rate rose to 5.2 per cent for the three months to April, the highest in more than a decade, according to official figures released on Tuesday, as [...]
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HK’s equality watchdog has big agenda for new unit dedicated to tackling sexual harassment

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

Hong Kong’s equality watchdog will set up a special unit dedicated to tackling underlying issues of sexual harassment, identifying gaps in protection and suggesting [...]
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CCTV documentary accuses HK opposition of colluding with ‘anti-China forces’ to foment citywide protests

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

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has released a documentary accusing Hong Kong’s opposition of colluding with “anti-China forces” to orchestrate last [...]
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Coronavirus: labour minister expects more than 90 per cent of HK businesses to apply for subsidies under HK$81 billion relief scheme

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

More than 90 per cent of employers in Hong Kong are expected to apply for wage subsidies under the HK$81 billion (US$10.4 billion) coronavirus relief scheme, the labour [...]
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HK and China stocks rise on hopes for coronavirus vaccine, easing of global lockdown measures

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

Hong Kong and China stocks rose for a second consecutive day after a coronavirus vaccine undergoing trials in the US showed encouraging signs and more countries opened up [...]
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Hongkongers less bearish on property market, as decline in home prices begins to excite buyers: Citi survey

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

Hongkongers are turning less bearish about the city’s residential market after two major calamities in the past year made prices cheap enough to excite some buyers, [...]
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