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HK barristers call on Beijing to ‘exercise restraint’ in comments

HK barristers call on Beijing to ‘exercise restraint’ in comments

15-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The Hong Kong Bar Association on Tuesday called on Beijing to “exercise restraint” in its comments regarding affairs in the Chinese-ruled city, warning that its [...]
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‘Suppress and lift’: HK and Singapore say they have a coronavirus strategy that works

15-Apr-2020 Intellasia | ScienceMag | 6:02 AM

Despite setbacks, Hong Kong’s and Singapore’s targeted strategies for fighting COVID-19 may yet succeedand provide a model for other countries emerging from their [...]
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Animal Crossing game removed from sale in China over HK democracy messages

15-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

The Nintendo Switch game, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, has been removed from sale on websites in China, after it was used by Hong Kong activists to spread pro-democracy [...]
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Coronavirus: HK’s civil servants battling 21st-century disease with 20th-century technology and bosses stuck in the past

15-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Civil servant Cherrie spends an hour every morning travelling by bus and MTR from her home in Ma On Shan to her office in Sheung Wan. Although most civil servants have been [...]
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Coronavirus: HK inventor unveils reusable masks he says employ UV rays, ‘photocatalytic coating’ to disinfect in storage

15-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Tech entrepreneur Stark Chan Yik-hei, once dubbed “Son of the Star” as a teen prodigy, has become the latest Hong Kong businessperson to jump on the mask [...]
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HK lawmakers point fingers at each other over delay in passing waste disposal bill

15-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A long-delayed mandatory waste-charging scheme is likely to be stalled in the legislature, lawmakers from both camps have said, pointing fingers at each other for [...]
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Special Report: HK judges battle Beijing over rule of law as pandemic chills protests

15-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The independence of Hong Kong’s judicial system is under assault from the Communist Party leadership in Beijing, senior judges in the city told Reuters, posing the [...]
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Coronavirus: HK records single-digit count in new infections for second straight day with five cases, but slowdown linked with testing lull over Easter

15-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong recorded a single-digit rise in coronavirus infections for the second straight day, confirming five new cases on Monday, which officials said was more likely the [...]
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HK doctor reunites with wife and new baby after work with coronavirus ‘dirty team’

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | NBCNews | 6:02 AM

After weeks of separation from his pregnant wife while working as a medic on the frontline of Hong Kong’s fight against the coronavirus, Dr Alfred Wong can finally [...]
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Work from home, call for meals: food delivery platforms provide lifeline to HK’s empty restaurants

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Social distancing and stay-home measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus epidemic in Hong Kong have boosted the food delivery market, with luxury hotels and a [...]
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Coronavirus: HK restaurants breaching social-distancing rules could be barred from government aid, official says as 1,700 warnings issued

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Restaurants that breach social-distancing measures could be disqualified from receiving government relief, Hong Kong health authorities have warned. Director of the Food and [...]
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Coronavirus: 2.5 million watch livestream of Canto-pop legend Sam Hui tell HK to ‘stay united’ in free concert

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Canto-pop legend Sam Hui called on Hongkongers to remain united and positive during a free online concert broadcast on Sunday as the city battles the coronavirus pandemic. [...]
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Coronavirus: HK’s number of new cases drops to four, but residents warned over possible surge

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

New coronavirus infections in Hong Kong dropped to just four on Sunday, the lowest number in nearly a month, but health officials and experts warned of a potential surge in [...]
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Anti-government activists’ plan to win key Legislative Council seats in 2020 elections suffers blow as minister reveals huge backlog to trade union approvals

Anti-government activists’ plan to win key Legislative Council seats in 2020 elections suffers blow as minister reveals huge backlog to trade union approvals

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong has been flooded with applications to form trade unions, but the vast majority will not be approved ahead of this year’s Legislative Council elections, the [...]
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Coronavirus: HK’s airport passenger volume nosedives 91 per cent, approaching 2003′s all-time low during Sars

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Passenger numbers for Hong Kong’s airport in March nosedived by 91 per cent year-on-year, fresh government data has shown, with the new low wrought by the coronavirus [...]
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