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Highest figures of hazardous ozone in two decades recorded in HK in 2018, despite overall improved air quality

12-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong saw its highest average annual concentrations of hazardous ozone in nearly two decades last year, officials have said. People in Yuen Long, Tuen Mun and Tung Chung [...]
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Legco closes down inquiry into misconduct allegations against CY Leung, for want of first-hand information

12-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s legislature decided on Thursday to wrap up its inquiry into the misconduct allegations against former chief executive Leung Chun-ying, after admitting it [...]
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HK Airlines shrugs off cash flow concerns and says ‘it’s business as normal’ despite being under growing financial strain

12-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong Airlines has insisted it will be able to meet its financial obligations, despite sources saying it had been under growing strain over the past 12 months. Over that [...]
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HK worker falls to his death from 26th-floor scaffolding

11-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Thestar | 6:00 AM

A worker fell to his death from scaffolding outside the 26th floor of a Hong Kong residential building on Wednesday, prompting local authorities to investigate whether he was [...]
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Elite HK divers abseil down tanker’s cargo hold in search for two missing Vietnamese sailors after fatal blasts and fire

11-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Elite rescue divers on Wednesday abseiled down a cargo hold of a listing tanker to search for two missing Vietnamese sailors, one day after explosions and a fire killed a [...]
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HK minimum wage to jump to HK$37.50, in biggest rise since it was introduced

11-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Low-paid Hong Kong workers are set to benefit from the biggest increase yet in the city’s minimum wage, which will jump to HK$37.50 (US$4.80) an hour from May, after a [...]
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Plan to cut rebates for HK property owners may be dropped entirely, says Chief Executive Carrie Lam

11-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The plan to cut rebates for Hong Kong’s property owners may be dropped, the city’s leader said on Thursday. Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor made the [...]
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Manhunt on for three burglars who stole HK$8 million in valuables from HK jewellery store

11-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A citywide police search is under way for three burglars who broke into a Hong Kong jewellery shop and made off with an estimated HK$8 million (US$1 million) worth of [...]
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‘King of Gambling’ Stanley Ho is sued by his nephew for HK$2 billion in unpaid share dividends

11-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Macau casino tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun, known as the “King of Gambling”, is being sued by his nephew for HK$2 billion (US$255 million) in unpaid shares [...]
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Carrie Lam ‘shocked’ as HK lawmakers criticise increase in age limit for elderly welfare payments from 60 to 65

11-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s leader deflected criticism from lawmakers on Thursday over an increase in the age limit for elderly welfare payments from 60 to 65, pointing out that they [...]
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Lawmakers warned playing Chinese national anthem as tactic to disrupt HK legislature meetings risks breaking law under new bill

Lawmakers warned playing Chinese national anthem as tactic to disrupt HK legislature meetings risks breaking law under new bill

11-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Lawmakers playing the Chinese national anthem as a confrontational tactic in the Hong Kong legislature could be breaking the law under a newly proposed bill to criminalise [...]
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Take the reins on HK land supply, city leader Carrie Lam urged

11-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Official advisers have urged Hong Kong’s leader to head up a new committee for boosting land supply, saying the current system is not transparent and does not cover all [...]
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Pregnant Hongkongers urged to get whooping cough vaccine as number of cases in city almost doubles leaving some infants in intensive care

11-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Pregnant women should get the whooping cough vaccine so the effects can be passed to their babies, Hong Kong’s health authorities have said, after a large increase in [...]
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HK Executive Council’s move to table national anthem bill stirs controversy

HK Executive Council’s move to table national anthem bill stirs controversy

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s Executive Council has decided to table a controversial bill that, among other things, will encourage schools to teach children about China’s national [...]
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HK Airlines: government considers contingency plan for possible Lunar New Year shutdown

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The Hong Kong government is assessing the potential fallout from the possible collapse of the city’s third largest airline during the coming Lunar New Year peak travel [...]
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