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Four more ‘hidden’ spaces in HK express rail terminus revealed by officials amid controversy over secret underground level

08-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Four previously undisclosed areas covering 27,300 square metres at Hong Kong’s new high-speed rail terminus were revealed by the government late on Thursday night, days [...]
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HK top court frees 13 pro-democracy activists

HK top court frees 13 pro-democracy activists

08-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal on Friday quashed jail sentences for 13 pro-democracy activists who stormed the city’s legislative council in a dramatic 2014 [...]
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HK’s dismal display in expat life survey sees it trail Singapore, Burma and Mexico

08-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s high cost of living, long working hours and scarcity of childcare have made the city one of the least preferred destinations for expats, according to a new [...]
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Yoga ball murder trial: Malaysian professor a clever man who knows how to take care of things, HK court hears

08-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A Malaysian professor accused of murdering his wife and daughter with a gas-filled yoga ball was described by his friend as a devoted family man who is “very [...]
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Guangzhou-Shenzhen-HK Express Rail Link tickets to go on sale Monday at 8am, MTR says

08-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Tickets for trains on Hong Kong’s new high-speed rail line to mainland China will be available for sale from Monday through online platforms, a telephone hotline and [...]
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HK now has more super-rich people than any other city

08-Sep-2018 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

New York is no longer the city with the biggest super-rich population. Hong Kong overtook the Big Apple to become the top destination for the planet’s wealthiest people [...]
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‘Living in the cracks of society’: a day on the road with HK’s scavenging ‘cardboard grannies’

08-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

At the crack of dawn, 67-year-old Au Fung-lan and her husband, 77, start their back-breaking daily routine. The couple, though well past retirement age, insist on collecting [...]
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Pro-democracy activists freed by HK’s highest court on grounds they suffered a grave injustice after jailing for ‘extremely violent’ protest

08-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Thirteen pro-democracy activists jailed over an “extremely violent” 2014 protest against development in the New Territories were freed on Friday, after Hong [...]
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Prosecution of at least 15 HK smartphone cases on hold for months, court document shows

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Court proceedings for at least 15 smartphone-related cases in Hong Kong must be adjourned for months after a judge ruled that prosecutors erred in pressing a commonly used [...]
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Online romance scam record for HK as Wan Chai businesswoman loses $23 million to ‘British engineer’

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Pos | 6:00 AM

A 66-year-old businesswoman has become Hong Kong’s biggest victim of an online romance scam after being duped out of HK$180 million (US$23 million) over four years by [...]
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What’s next for HK houseboat community facing eviction from Discovery Bay Marina Club?

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

On August 31, some 200 boat owners, most of whom also live on board, were told they only had four months to ship out of Hong Kong’s Discovery Bay marina, leaving [...]
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Ho Ming-sze: influential Hongkonger who fought Japanese, and brought city’s tycoons and China’s Deng Xiaoping together dies, aged 95

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Ho Ming-sze, a former high-ranking Communist Party official in Hong Kong and a top adviser to late tycoon Henry Fok Ying-tung, died on Wednesday. He was 95. Ho reportedly [...]
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Proposed artificial island near Lantau in HK could suffer same fate as Jebi-hit Osaka airport, green groups warn

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Extreme weather could flood a proposed artificial island in Hong Kong just as Typhoon Jebi had shut down Osaka’s airport, which was built on reclaimed land 24 years [...]
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US Consul general Kurt Tong dismisses HK National Party’s call to punish city by applying US-China trade war tariffs

06-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The United States’ top envoy in Hong Kong has brushed aside a local separatist party’s call for the country to apply its China-targeted tariff and trade policies [...]
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HK shopping centre The Boxes racks up HK$18 million in losses as operator awaits land-use permit renewal

06-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The future of Hong Kong’s much-delayed first outlet shopping centre near the Shenzhen border hangs in the balance, as its operator and tenants await a decision by [...]
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