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Illegal Uber drivers should lose cars the minute they are charged, says HK lawmaker calling for crackdown on ride-hailing service

12-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Drivers caught using their cars to work for illegal ride-hailing apps such as Uber should have their vehicles seized the moment they are charged, the transport sector [...]
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Is there something fishy going on, or is HK government really trying to revive an ailing industry?

12-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

In the winter of 2015, rare toxic algal blooms began spreading across Hong Kong waters. Lee Muk-kam’s floating fish farm in the sheltered bay off Tai Po’s Sam Mun [...]
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HK doctors join localist protest against one-way permit scheme, as mainland migrant influx blamed for stretched hospitals

12-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong doctors joined localists on Sunday to call for the abolition of a controversial migrant scheme taking in 150 mainlanders daily a policy activists blamed for [...]
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Lack of sleep could damage DNA and affect repair ability, possibly raising cancer risk, University of HK study finds

12-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Sleep deprivation can damage DNA and the body’s ability to repair this, possibly leading to higher chances of genetic diseases such as cancer, a study has found. The [...]
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Disabled HK tour guides get creative in building careers by making education about their conditions a major attraction

12-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

At first glance, Vincent Li Pok looks like your average 33-year-old Hongkonger, sporting a neat undercut, blue shirt and khakis. But as he introduces the history of Sunbeam [...]
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Evergrande in talks to buy HK office tower from Malaysian govt

11-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

China Evergrande Group is in talks to buy a building in Hong Kong’s Wan Chai area owned by Malaysian government, Ming Pao reports, citing unidentified people familiar with [...]
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Forget the confectionery: Hong Kong children more likely to save ‘lai see’ packet haul, survey says

11-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Instead of buying confectionery or toys, Hong Kong’s next generation is focused on the future as they count their annual haul from “lai see” packets they receive from [...]
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Mainland Chinese businessperson who escaped from HK police via toilet ceiling jailed for 18 months

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

A mainland Chinese businessperson who triggered a 36-hour manhunt in Hong Kong after escaping police custody through a hospital toilet ceiling was on Friday jailed for 18 [...]
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It’s not a cashless society yet in HK where banknotes still rule

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

Going cashless may be all the rage in mainland China and places chasing “smart nation” targets, but Tommy Tam Kar Hay is relieved that for now at least, hard cash [...]
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How HK electricity company CLP is saving millions of dollars, and potentially lives, with HK$80,000 drones at Tuen Mun’s Castle Peak Power Station

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

Vincent Yan Kwok-hung’s childhood dream was to fly planes. Things did not quite work out the way he had imagined he is now an engineer at power utility CLP but he takes [...]
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HK launches new micro gold trading platform GoldZip

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

Hong Kong’s local gold exchange will introduce in March a new trading platform called GoldZip which will allow investors to trade in units as small as a single gram for [...]
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Travel chaos as China Airlines cancels 18 flights due to pilot strike in Taiwan, including six to or from HK

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

Taiwan’s largest airline has agreed to a Saturday meeting with its pilots’ union and transport officials after a strike forced the cancellation of 32 flights, [...]
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New woes for contractor in mega bridge fake test scandal Jacobs China as fraud allegations emerge over other HK projects

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

The Hong Kong government has contacted law enforcement about suspected fraud involving the disgraced contractor for a cross-border mega bridge project. An engineering [...]
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Dramatic footage emerges of tyre explosion on aircraft tug at HK airport as plane prepares for flight to Seoul

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

A tyre exploded and flew off an aircraft tug on Tuesday as the machine was pushing a plane at Hong Kong airport, endangering workers nearby, it has emerged. At least one [...]
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Sales of used homes in HK gain momentum as owners slash prices

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

Sales of used homes on big housing estates in Hong Kong gained momentum last week as homeowners offered greater discounts and investment banks forecast house prices would hit [...]
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