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Lam stands by ‘one-China’ criticisms levelled at HK public broadcaster over Taiwan questions to WHO official

Lam stands by ‘one-China’ criticisms levelled at HK public broadcaster over Taiwan questions to WHO official

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

Hong Kong’s leader has defended the commerce minister’s criticisms of the city’s public broadcaster, which he said had breached the “one China” [...]
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Coronavirus: newspaper mogul calls on Lam to dip into public coffers to pay two months’ wages for all HK workers

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

A Hong Kong newspaper mogul issued an open letter to the city’s beleaguered leader on Wednesday, urging her to use public funds to pay two months of wages across the [...]
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With supplies back, HK expats ship masks home to coronavirus hot spots

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

Expatriates in Hong Kong are buying up masks to send to family and friends back home as supplies return to shops in the Asian financial hub and the coronavirus spreads around [...]
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Coronavirus: HK will strive for balance between social distancing and normal functioning of society, Carrie Lam says, pointing to horse races

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

Hong Kong’s leader has said the government will strike a balance between achieving social distancing and ensuring the normal functioning of society amid the coronavirus [...]
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HK court rejects police group’s application to keep voter details under wraps over doxxing concerns

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

A Hong Kong court on Wednesday dismissed an application by the city’s largest police group to ban election authorities from publicly disclosing voters’ details. [...]
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Coronavirus: HK to give struggling businesses ‘more than HK$30 billion’ in financial relief as tally hits 935

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

Hong Kong businesses struggling to survive the coronavirus crisis will be offered a relief package of more than HK$30 billion to be unveiled on Wednesday, the Post has [...]
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Lawyers for HK’s police watchdog defend its review of the force’s handling of anti-government protests

Lawyers for HK’s police watchdog defend its review of the force’s handling of anti-government protests

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

Lawyers for Hong Kong’s police watchdog on Tuesday defended its review of the force’s handling of anti-government protests and revealed in court that its [...]
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HK extends social distancing restrictions to contain coronavirus

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

Hong Kong said on Wednesday social-distancing restrictions including the closure of some bars and pubs and a ban on public gatherings of more than four people would be [...]
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Many international schools in HK fail to meet the ’70 per cent rule’ for non-local students

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

Nearly half of more than 50 international schools in Hong Kong are failing to comply with a government requirement that at least 70 per cent of their students be non-locals. [...]
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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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