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Former HK health chief slams medical voucher scheme for the elderly as lax, flawed and ‘not cost-effective’

13-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A voucher scheme that gives elderly Hong Kong residents HK$2,000 a year to use for private health care has failed to ease overcrowding at public hospitals and not been [...]
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Search under way for crew of fishing boat sunk after oil tanker crash near HK waters

13-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

An air and sea search was under way near Hong Kong waters on Tuesday morning after a fishing boat collided with an oil tanker and sank. A law enforcement source said the [...]
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Tung Wah Group of Hospitals ‘urged principal to make public explanation’ after teacher jumped to death at HK campus

13-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The governing body of a school where a teacher jumped to her death last week said he had called on the principal to come out and explain what happened, as it set up a panel [...]
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Hongkonger who worked for UN and died in Ethiopian Airlines crash remembered as ‘passionate, inspirational and global-minded’

13-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The only Hongkonger to die in the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people on Sunday has been remembered as passionate, inspirational, and global-minded. Victor Tsang [...]
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HK’s public hospitals did well during winter flu season despite staff shortages and red-tape complaints

13-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s overloaded public hospitals did well to weather this year’s winter flu season despite a serious staff shortage, the head of the government health care [...]
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HNA Group to sell stake in HK firm to Blackstone for $894 million

12-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s HNA Group is selling a controlling stake in its Hong Kong-listed construction firm to Blackstone Group for HK$7.02 billion ($894.31 million), according to a [...]
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UBS, StanChart agree to settle 2009 HK IPO misconduct case: regulator’s counsel

12-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

UBS Group AG and Standard Chartered PLC have agreed to settle a case of alleged misconduct related to a 2009 IPO in Hong Kong, in a move expected to end uncertainty about the [...]
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MSCI, HKEX to launch futures contracts on China share index

12-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

* MSCI, HKEX sign agreement on A-share futures launch * New product subject to market approval (Adds HKEX CEO comments, more context) Global index publisher MSCI and the Hong [...]
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HK man had brain tumour but doctors at Kwong Wah Hospital forgot to tell him

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

A Hong Kong man has lost the ability to care for himself after Kwong Wah Hospital failed to tell him of a brain tumour discovered in a scan a blunder which delayed his [...]
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Domestic workers are the economic backbone of HK but some of its worst-treated women

09-Mar-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

On February 17, Baby Jane Teodoro Allas, 38, was fired from her job as a domestic worker in Hong Kong while on sick leave. The reason her employer gave for her dismissal was [...]
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HK regulator suspends trading in China Ding Yi Feng shares

09-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Trading in shares of investment firm China Ding Yi Feng Holdings Ltd was suspended on Friday under directions from the Hong Kong securities watchdog, according to a [...]
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Fatal Citybus crash: camera didn’t spot broken-down truck because it was pointed the other way, HK’s Western Harbour Tunnel Company says

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

A truck that broke down on a Hong Kong motorway last week leading to a crash that killed two and injured 16 was in an area covered by cameras, but they were facing the other [...]
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‘Chinese government is at war with faith,’ US envoy for religious freedom Sam Brownback tells HK FCC

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

US envoy for religious freedom Sam Brownback said on Friday that the Chinese government was “at war with faith” and has been misguided in Xinjiang policies that [...]
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US envoy for religious freedom slams China during HK visit

US envoy for religious freedom slams China during HK visit

09-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The US ambassador for religious freedom, Sam Brownback, on Friday called on Beijing to end religious persecution in China, while requesting a visit to the country’s [...]
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Southern district councillors call for less promotion by HK Tourism Board, fearing even more tourists, whom they blame for disruption

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

Councillors on the south side of Hong Kong Island have urged tourism bosses to go easy on promoting the district, fearing a heavy influx of visitors could bring more [...]
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