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Beijing says no to HK leader’s plan to strengthen city’s anti-corruption laws to encompass gifts to chief executive

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

China’s central government has rejected a plan by Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor to tighten the city’s anti-corruption laws and ensure that all gifts [...]
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HK doctors at inquest say death of 14-month-old baby boy after eye surgery was result of ‘extremely rare’ complications

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

A 14-month-old infant in Hong Kong might have suffered from “extremely rare” complications that caused his death after a simple eye surgery, doctors said in an [...]
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HK’s short-lived property price decline is just about over, analysts say

31-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Residential property prices in crowded Hong Kong are poised to rise again after a short correction, analysts say. Swiss Bank UBS last year listed Hong Kong as the city with [...]
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HK bar manager jailed for selling coupons to customers that allowed them to touch Thai women’s breasts in dice game

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

A Hong Kong woman was jailed for eight months on Wednesday for managing a bar where customers could use HK$20 (US$2.50) coupons to redeem intimate exchanges with Thai women. [...]
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HK to offer more drop-in boxes for cash handout scheme in response to complaints over complicated application process

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

To make it easier to apply for and collect a government cash handout, Hong Kong authorities are offering more drop-in boxes for the scheme, following a public outcry over the [...]
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HK tops ‘economic freedom’ chart despite political pressure from Beijing

31-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* In an annual ranking of the Index of Economic Freedom, Hong Kong has come out on top for the 25th year in a row. * That’s despite the city coming under increasing [...]
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How China and HK stocks could react to the US-China trade talks this week

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:27 AM

The outcome of this week’s US-China trade talks in Washington is anybody’s guess. But one thing is certain stocks will react. And this presents an opportunity for [...]
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Rare boardroom spat draws spotlight on corporate governance at HK-listed company

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:27 AM

Shares of China Traditional Chinese Medicine Holdings plunged on Monday after an independent non-executive director resigned, accusing the company of governance shortcomings, [...]
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Mainland Chinese touts arrested for selling tickets for Jacky Cheung’s HK Coliseum shows

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:26 AM

Ten men from mainland China have been arrested for reselling about 50 tickets for Canto-pop legend Jacky Cheung Hok-yau’s Hong Kong concerts at vastly inflated prices. [...]
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Emergency flu funds of HK$500 million headed to HK hospitals for second year

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:25 AM

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor’s government is injecting HK$500 million (US$63 million) into Hong Kong’s overwhelmed public health care sector as it [...]
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HK motorist takes to pavement to evade police in late-night Mong Kok car chase

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:25 AM

A Hong Kong motorist with dyed blond hair drove his car onto a pavement to evade police on Monday night during a brief chase in the busy nightlife district of Mong Kok. But [...]
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HK Chief Executive Carrie Lam admits welfare failings after uproar over elderly CSSA changes and cash handout applications

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:24 AM

Hong Kong’s leader has accepted public criticism for the poor handling of two contentious welfare issues that have plunged her government into its first major political [...]
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HK minibus adopts mobile payment for first time

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 7:20 AM

From now on, residents of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region can pay minibus fares through AlipayHK e-wallet, announced by online payment service provider [...]
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Heartfelt appeals and an apology on day HK health chiefs meet 100 doctors over deadly flu crisis

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

Hong Kong health chiefs on Saturday offered an apology and assurances as more than 100 doctors made a painful appeal for extra manpower at public hospitals amid a deadly [...]
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HK prepares for Beijing’s 14th five-year plan earlier than usual, marking proactive approach to role in country’s development

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

Hong Kong is preparing for Beijing’s 14th five-year plan earlier than usual, marking a proactive approach towards securing a bigger role for the city in the [...]
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