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Two HK Activists Were Granted Asylum in Germany, Calling the City’s Freedoms Into Question

24-May-2019 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

Two years after their quiet departure from Hong Kong, two political activists from the semiautonomous region of China have come forward to say that they are under refugee [...]
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‘Blood smuggling agents’ helping Chinese parents get banned gender testing in HK

24-May-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Shady middle-men are openly advertising on Chinese social media to smuggle blood samples of pregnant women to Hong Kong to skirt the mainland’s ban on gender testing, [...]
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David Li Kwok-po to step down as chief executive at Bank of East Asia, hands over century-old bank’s reins to his two sons

24-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

David Li Kwok-po, the third-generation scion of the family that founded Hong Kong’s very first Chinese-owned bank, will step down as chief executive on July 1, [...]
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Hong Kong leader presses on with extradition bill undeterred by critics

Hong Kong leader presses on with extradition bill undeterred by critics

23-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:08 AM

Hong Kong’s leader said on Tuesday that her administration was determined to push through an extradition bill that could see individuals sent back to mainland China for [...]
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HK leader presses on with extradition bill undeterred by critics

23-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s leader said on Tuesday that her administration was determined to push through an extradition bill that could see individuals sent back to mainland China for [...]
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HK and Bank of Thailand reach deal for blockchain research

23-May-2019 Intellasia | Coingeek | 6:00 AM

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Bank of Thailand (BOT) have now entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) so that both regulatory authorities can work to [...]
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AJ Shorts wins human rights press award in HK

23-May-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Digital documentary Growing up too Fast in Afghanistan was recognised in the short video category. The Al Jazeera English Online unit AJ Shorts was honoured alongside fellow [...]
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China makes its case for HK’s divisive extradition bills

23-May-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* A Chinese official in Hong Kong is urging quick passage of legal measures to allow fugitives to be transferred to the mainland. * The Hong Kong government plan has spawned [...]
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HK civil servant among 13 injured in Guangzhou as car ploughs into pedestrians

23-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Hong Kong senior government press officer was among at least 13 people injured when a car ploughed into pedestrians in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou on Tuesday [...]
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HK to Resume Fresh Pork Supply; Vendors Pursue Alternatives

22-May-2019 Intellasia | Pork Business | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong is expected to resume fresh pork slaughter production on Monday, but the city’s total supply of pork is estimated to be around 60 percent of what has been [...]
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Alleged sex predator tutor at HK university reinstated despite expose by Malaysian student

22-May-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

A Malaysian former postgraduate student at the Hong Kong University (HKU), who detailed her sexual harassment ordeal on Facebook, claimed that the university has since [...]
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HK airport and subway ban ad showing two men holding hands

22-May-2019 Intellasia | Ink Stone News | 6:00 AM

A Cathay Pacific Airways ad showing a same-sex couple has been banned from being displayed by two leading transport companies in Hong Kong. The advert, which showed two men [...]
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Public slaughterhouse to reopen as HK lawmaker calls for private facility to lose its licence over response to African swine fever outbreak

21-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Pig farmers and lawmakers have criticised Hong Kong’s only private abattoir for suspending operations without good reason, as one politician urged the government to [...]
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One-fifth of HK parents under too much strain at home, survey finds, leaving little time to ask children about their problems

21-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

One in five parents feel they are struggling with home life, according to a survey published by an INGO on Sunday. Of the 509 parents of kindergarten, primary and secondary [...]
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Helicopter crashes at Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden in HK, killing 49-year-old pilot

21-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A man was killed in a helicopter crash near a popular Hong Kong attraction on Sunday. The aircraft went down at 5.29pm near the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, a [...]
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