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HK’s top developers submit bids for Ap Lei Chau residential site that could fetch up to $206 million

25-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A residential site in Hong Kong has attracted a stronger than expected response, even as the city faces headwinds from the coronavirus pandemic and Beijing’s plan to [...]
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Two Sessions, two cities: what can HK learn from Macau’s experience of national security legislation?

25-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Macau’s experience of national security laws since 2009 can shed light on how the legislation that Beijing is devising for Hong Kong will be enforced there, observers [...]
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Hongkongers rush to download VPN tools amid fears of Beijing upping surveillance with national security law

25-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Downloads of virtual private network (VPN) software and apps have surged after China’s central government announced that it would pass a new national security law [...]
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Two Sessions 2020: HK leader Carrie Lam vows ‘full support’ for national security law and promises city’s freedoms will remain unaffected

Two Sessions 2020: HK leader Carrie Lam vows ‘full support’ for national security law and promises city’s freedoms will remain unaffected

25-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor insisted Hong Kong’s freedoms and fundamentals would remain sound as she welcomed on Friday a tailor-made national security [...]
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International opposition mounts against China’s proposed security law for HK

International opposition mounts against China’s proposed security law for HK

25-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

As China took the first step to impose a new national security law on Hong Kong, international opposition grew on Friday, with the foreign ministers of Britain, Australia and [...]
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HK’s hotels are down on their knees as two in three rooms sat empty in Asian hospitality industry’s first-quarter slump

23-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong hotels were the biggest losers in Asia’s hospitality industry in the first-quarter, as travel bans and lock-down orders to contain the global coronavirus [...]
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Two Sessions 2020: national security law for HK will ‘prevent, frustrate and punish’ and guard against foreign interference in city, says top official

23-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A new law to prevent, frustrate and punish acts in Hong Kong that threaten national security will require the city’s government to set up a specific organisation to do [...]
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Taiwan urges China to start dialogue with HK people

23-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Taiwan urged China on Friday to “sincerely start a dialogue” with people in Hong Kong after China proposed new national security legislation for the former [...]
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HK bankers worry that new laws could lead to capital flight

23-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China’s plan to impose national security legislation in Hong Kong is expected to lead to the flight of capital and talent from the Asian financial hub, bankers and [...]
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HK to adopt security law ‘as soon as possible’: city leader

HK to adopt security law ‘as soon as possible’: city leader

23-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s leader vowed Friday to “fully cooperate” with Beijing over a national security law for the semi-autonomous Chinese territory, after lawmakers [...]
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US Senate’s bill to fence off Wall Street from Chinese companies may turn into a helping hand to HK stock exchange

23-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s stock exchange may turn out to be the winner in the escalating tension between the US and Chinese capital markets, after the United States Senate passed an [...]
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New working group to monitor governance, editorial principles at HK’s RTHK after watchdog rules satire ‘denigrated’ police

23-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Official advisers to Hong Kong’s public broadcaster will form a working group to monitor RTHK’s governance and editorial principles, following recent [...]
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HK developers suffer sell-off as investors worry new security law may provoke protests, capital outflows

23-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong property developers are facing the brunt of Hong Kong’s stock market sell-off amid heightened concerns Beijing’s proposed national security law for the [...]
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China congress moves to take ‘powerful measures’ on HK unrest

23-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A measure calling for “powerful” steps to curb Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement was submitted to China’s rubber-stamp parliament on Friday, a move [...]
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HK police called to warehouse in New Territories after electric wires worth HK$900,000 stolen

23-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong police were called to a warehouse in the New Territories on Thursday to investigate a burglary after HK$900,000 (US$116,100) worth of electric wires were stolen. [...]
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