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Coronavirus: HK’s free mask scheme sees 1 million people apply after website goes live

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

More than 1 million Hongkongers applied for a free reusable mask from the government after online registration opened on Wednesday, the city’s innovation chief said. [...]
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HK’s biggest cosmetics retailer Sa Sa warns of record loss as coronavirus and protests reduce mainland shoppers to a trickle

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

Hong Kong’s biggest cosmetics retailer Sa Sa International said it is preparing for its biggest ever annual loss as the coronavirus pandemic and anti-government [...]
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Reuters Pulitzer team captured HK’s descent into chaos

Reuters Pulitzer team captured HK’s descent into chaos

07-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The young woman is pressed to the ground next to a riot police shield. Detained by Hong Kong authorities, she screams her name out to friends so they can call a lawyer to [...]
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HK’s mental health had already been battered by the protests. Then came the coronavirus

07-May-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Alvin Yau is exhausted. Like other residents in Hong Kong, he hasn’t had a break in nearly a year, ricocheting from one crisis to the next. When Hong Kong was consumed [...]
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Covid-19 was a chance for a reset in HK. Instead, the crackdown continues

07-May-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong is living through two traumas at once: after nine months of civil unrest sparked by a now-aborted extradition law that saw increasing violence from protesters and [...]
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China warns HK protesters against ‘stirring up trouble’

07-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

China warned Hong Kong protesters Wednesday it would not tolerate them “stirring up trouble again” in the semi-autonomous territory that was rocked by months of [...]
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HK bookseller jailed in China releases smuggled-out poems

07-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A Swedish publisher on Tuesday distributed poems written by a Hong Kong bookseller and smuggled out of the Chinese prison where he is serving a 10-year sentence after being [...]
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Coronavirus: no new cases of Covid-19 as HK eases social-distancing measures

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

Hong Kong recorded no new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday after officials announced guidelines allowing the city to return to some semblance of normality, as part of the [...]
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HK stocks rally a second straight day, with China’s largest chip maker SMIC soaring nearly 11 per cent on A-share plans

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

Hong Kong stocks rallied for a second straight day, as investors piled into China’s largest chip maker on news it is planning an A-share listing in the mainland as well [...]
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HK anti-government protests: keep ‘political virus’ of unrest off streets, Beijing urges as Covid-19 eases

HK anti-government protests: keep ‘political virus’ of unrest off streets, Beijing urges as Covid-19 eases

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

Beijing has ramped up its broadsides against a return to chaotic anti-government protests in Hong Kong on the back of an easing coronavirus situation, this time warning that [...]
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17 suspects arrested in HK after a police swoop on syndicate operating an online casino

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

Hong Kong police arrested 17 alleged members of a gambling syndicate which amassed HK$133 million (US$17.2 million) in 14 months from local punters using an online casino, a [...]
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China says HK will never be calm unless violent protesters removed

China says HK will never be calm unless violent protesters removed

07-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China’s Hong Kong affairs office warned on Wednesday that the city will never be calm unless “black-clad violent protesters” were all removed, describing [...]
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Two weeks of zero local infections: How HK contained its second wave of Covid-19

07-May-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong had just begun letting its guard down in late February when it was hit by a second wave of the novel coronavirus. After a brief period of low case numbers, new [...]
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Coronavirus: earnings for HK’s food and beverage industry drop by record 31.2 per cent as Covid-19 hammers sector

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

Earnings for Hong Kong’s food and beverage industry shrank 31.2 per cent in the first three months, the biggest year-on-year decline on record, as the coronavirus [...]
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HK to lift major social restrictions as virus fades

06-May-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong on Tuesday announced plans to ease major social distancing measures, including reopening schools, cinemas, bars and beauty parlors after the Chinese territory [...]
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