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HK February retail sales fall 10.1 pct y/y, first drop since February 2017

03-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s retail sales fell in February, ending a 23-month expansion streak, government data showed on Monday, and the total for 2019′s first two months was [...]
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90pct of HK SAR Airport Staff Immune to Measles Virus

03-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Precisionvaccinations | 6:00 AM

Visitors to Hong Kong SAR should confirm their immunity for measles and other infectious diseases Hong Kong health authorities announced some good news regarding the ongoing [...]
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‘We won’t put important work on hold,’ HK leader Carrie Lam says in face of legal challenge against extradition plan by fugitive tycoon Joseph Lau

03-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s leader has stood firm against a legal challenge by a fugitive tycoon over a controversial extradition plan, reiterating her stance on pushing ahead with the [...]
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Phone scammers cheat mainland student in HK of more than HK$3 million

03-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A university student from the mainland has become Hong Kong’s latest phone scam victim after being cheated of more than HK$3 million (US$382,000). The 19-year-old woman [...]
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HK taxi passengers dragged from cab and attacked by masked men armed with knives

03-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong anti-triad police were searching for five masked men after they stopped a taxi, dragged two passengers from the vehicle and attacked them with knives in the early [...]
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Cathay ‘faces reality’ with budget airline buy, say analysts

03-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Cathay Pacific’s purchase of rival HK Express was an inevitable plunge into the no-frills market as the premier marque belatedly faces the reality that it can no longer [...]
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Serial robber with 55 previous convictions jailed again for robbing five women in 10 days

03-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A serial robber with 55 previous convictions was jailed again in Hong Kong on Tuesday for five years and six months for robbing five lone women in 10 days. Ray Lee Wai-yip, [...]
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Father raped 15-year-old daughter after drunkenly mistaking her for his wife, HK court hears

03-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A father who drunkenly raped his 15-year-old daughter thinking it was his wife was jailed in Hong Kong on Monday. The High Court heard that following the incident the [...]
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HK toddler with rare heart condition and cancer dies

03-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A 21-month-old child who had been struggling to overcome a rare heart condition and cancer has died in Hong Kong. Mark Cheung Ho-yan died at 3am on Monday in the arms of his [...]
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Extradition bill not made to measure for mainland China and won’t be abandoned, Carrie Lam says

02-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s controversial extradition proposal was not tailor-made for mainland China and the government would not shelve the bill, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng [...]
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Fugitive tycoon Joseph Lau launches legal challenge against HK government proposal to change extradition law

02-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Fugitive Hong Kong tycoon Joseph Lau Luen-hung dropped a bombshell on Monday by launching a court challenge against the government’s controversial plan to allow the [...]
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Thousands take to HK streets against proposal to extradite suspects to mainland China

02-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday, intensifying a campaign against the government’s controversial plan to allow the transfer of [...]
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HK investors see Brexit as buying opportunity

02-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Ejinsight | 6:00 AM

The Brexit crisis has intensified almost every week recently, with neither the British government nor the parliament able to find a solution. Amid this, I have been regularly [...]
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Fugitive tycoon to challenge HK’s extradition plans

02-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A fugitive billionaire has vowed to launch a legal challenge against Hong Kong’s controversial plan to sign an extradition agreement with Macau, Taiwan and mainland [...]
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Pregnant Cathay Pacific flight attendants threaten to all go on sick leave after staff member becomes 33rd person in HK to catch measles this year

02-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A group of pregnant Cathay Pacific flight attendants have said they will all take sick leave from Monday unless the Hong Kong-based airline improves its safeguards against [...]
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