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HK judge cites officer’s inconsistent accounts, failure to note ‘confessions’ in ruling for alleged protest poster duo

HK judge cites officer’s inconsistent accounts, failure to note ‘confessions’ in ruling for alleged protest poster duo

09-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Two students accused of taping protest posters to government property were acquitted on Tuesday, after a court found the police officer who arrested them had not followed [...]
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HK businesses survived the city’s protests. Coronavirus pandemic may be their breaking point

09-Apr-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

On a weekday morning in the ground floor mall of Hong Kong’s International Finance Centre, office workers dressed in business attire are sparse but not uncommon, as [...]
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HK’s drugs tsar links rising cannabis use among young people with legalisation overseas

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s commissioner for narcotics has attributed a 50 per cent surge in young people using cannabis to users thinking the drug is not harmful because of [...]
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Coronavirus: Indian consulate in HK poised to work with government to fly home 700 residents stuck in South Asian country

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The Indian consulate in Hong Kong has said it is poised to work with the city’s government to fly some 700 stranded residents out of the South Asian country, even as [...]
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HK protests: former lawmaker convicted of causing hearing loss to police officer by shouting through loudhailer at anti-government rally

HK protests: former lawmaker convicted of causing hearing loss to police officer by shouting through loudhailer at anti-government rally

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

An ousted Hong Kong lawmaker was on Monday convicted of causing hearing loss to a police officer by shouting through a loudhailer at an anti-government rally eight months [...]
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HK to keep schools shut ’till end of May’ as number of new coronavirus cases climbs by 21

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong will keep schools shut until at least the end of May and extend social-distancing measures that have forced the closure of most leisure venues, the Post has [...]
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No need for panic buying, Japan says ahead of state of emergency

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan sought to reassure people on Tuesday there was no need for panic buying as prime minister Shinzo Abe was due to announce a state of emergency to try to curb the spread [...]
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Coronavirus: HK shuts airport to foreigners indefinitely as cases rise to 914

Coronavirus: HK shuts airport to foreigners indefinitely as cases rise to 914

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong extended its airport closure to non-residents indefinitely as the number of coronavirus infections surpassed 900 and a leading microbiologist called for an [...]
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Go easy on the sake when stuck at home, Japanese brewer cautions

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A Japanese sake brewery has warned against binge drinking at home as more Japanese are expected to hunker down indoors after the government stepped up calls for people to [...]
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Carrie Lam rejects bipartisan calls to turn down pay rise amid HK’s coronavirus-fuelled financial downturn

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s embattled leader has dismissed calls from across the political spectrum to take a voluntary pay freeze, after it was revealed her annual salary had [...]
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Investment funds eye deeper discounts, fire sales as distress mounts in HK property sector

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s cash-strapped property owners have been willing to sell their assets at a 20 per cent to 30 per cent discount as the economic fallout from the coronavirus [...]
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HK schoolboys arrested for woman’s Mong Kok mugging, while young accomplices still on the run

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Two 13-year-old schoolboys have been arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman and stealing her watch and handbag, Hong Kong police said on Tuesday. Officers are scouring the [...]
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Cathay Pacific boeing 777 ‘UNSTABLE APPROACH’ In HK

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Samchui | 6:02 AM

On 31st March, 2020, a Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300/ER, Registration B-KQM was cleared for an Instrument Landing System (ILS) approach on runway 07L, whilst operating flight [...]
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Coronavirus: as HK’s passenger numbers bottom out, daily departures can fit on one plane

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

There are now so few people flying out of Hong Kong, the daily total can sometimes fit on a single plane with room to spare. Average inbound and outbound passenger loads have [...]
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Prices and rents of HK’s tiny flats to fall this year as coronavirus-driven uncertainty hits demand amid oversupply

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The prices and rents of Hong Kong’s tiny flats those measuring less than 215 sq ft are expected to fall this year as the coronavirus pandemic continues to weigh on the [...]
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