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HK leader Carrie Lam accuses opponents of ‘talking trash’, as seven are thrown out of meeting for saying she lied about controversial extradition bill

HK leader Carrie Lam accuses opponents of ‘talking trash’, as seven are thrown out of meeting for saying she lied about controversial extradition bill

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

Hong Kong’s leader accused her opponents of “talking trash” over a controversial extradition bill during a fractious Legislative Council meeting on [...]
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China, HK stocks extend fall on renewed US tariff threat

10-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China stocks continued to slide on Thursday, after US President Donald Trump vowed not to back down on imposing new tariffs on Chinese imports, but there was no panic [...]
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Tear gas released in Central, HK, after canisters fall out of police vehicle and get hit by car

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

Tear gas was accidentally released on a thoroughfare in Central on Wednesday night after a box carrying riot control equipment fell out from a police vehicle and got hit by a [...]
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A proposed legal change in HK has businesses worried about the fate of the city

10-May-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* A Hong Kong government proposal to allow extraditions to mainland China is stoking fresh anxiety about the resilience of local autonomy in the financially important former [...]
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European Union says erosion of civil and political rights in HK in 2018 earned ‘unprecedented’ concern from foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini

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

The European Union has said the erosion of civil and political rights in Hong Kong in 2018 earned an “unprecedented” level of concern from the body’s top [...]
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University of HK investigating sex harassment claims after postgraduate speaks out against tutor on Facebook

09-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s oldest university is investigating allegations of sexual harassment after a postgraduate from its dental faculty spoke out against her tutor on social [...]
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HKEX posts bright first-quarter profit, boosted by surge in foreign trading of A shares

09-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX), the city’s stock exchange operator, reported better-than-expected first-quarter earnings, as investment income and surging [...]
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Japanese man caught smuggling 60 turtles through HK airport jailed for one year

09-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A Japanese man has been sentenced to one year in prison by a Hong Kong court after being caught in October attempting to smuggle 60 turtles though the international airport. [...]
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Top HK officials defend controversial extradition bill, saying alternative proposals will ‘fundamentally change’ legal system

09-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s security and justice ministers shot down counterproposals to the government’s controversial extradition bill on Tuesday, saying they were [...]
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HK arts hub exodus: amid fresh delays, key executives leaving West Kowloon project

09-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Several key executives are about to leave the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority as it faces further delays to the opening of two arts venues. Staff members and [...]
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HK extradition bill could pose risk to US national security and economic interests, warns congressional report

09-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A US congressional body has warned that the Hong Kong government’s proposed extradition bill could create serious national security and economic risks as it would allow [...]
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HK extradition bill could pose risk to US national security and economic interests, warns congressional report

09-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A US congressional body has warned that the Hong Kong government’s proposed extradition bill could create serious national security and economic risks as it would allow [...]
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St. Paul man sentenced for illegally exporting turtles to HK

08-May-2019 Intellasia | Star Tribune | 6:00 AM

A St. Paul man who pleaded guilty to illegally exporting turtles to Hong Kong was sentenced on Monday to three years of probation and 300 hours of community service. Rene [...]
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UPDATE 1-HK exchange to launch dollar-denominated mini contracts for base metals

08-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

* Will launch mini contracts for 6 base metals * Comes 5 years after similar product fizzled on SGX * HKEX already has yuan-denominated mini contracts The Hong Kong Futures [...]
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Carrie Lam sticks to her guns on HK’s controversial extradition bill, but government will hear public concerns

Carrie Lam sticks to her guns on HK’s controversial extradition bill, but government will hear public concerns

08-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s leader has ruled out changing the government’s contentious extradition proposal, but said her top legal and security ministers will be responding to [...]
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