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Coronavirus: Leading virologist Malik Peiris says ‘absolutely not’ an outbreak at University of HK lab, believes researcher contracted virus in community

22-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Leading virologist Professor Malik Peiris, whose University of Hong Kong laboratory has conducted major Covid-19 research, on Monday rejected the idea it was at the centre of [...] » More

HK developers rebuild cash hoard to prepare for new opportunities amid biggest market correction in four years

22-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Some of Hong Kong’s biggest developers are building up their cash hoard by selling noncore assets, a move seen as readying themselves for acquisition opportunities amid [...] » More

HK stocks fall to three-month low as traders keep a close watch on simmering US-China tension

22-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong stocks dropped to a three-month low, as traders remained wary of simmering tensions between Beijing and Washington, while HSBC Holdings slumped to the lowest level [...] » More

HK third wave: educator says students should walk to school to avoid Covid-19 risks as they head back to classrooms this week

22-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A veteran educator has recommended Hong Kong students walk to school when physical classes resume this week if the journey takes less than 45 minutes as a way to avoid [...] » More

Escape options for HK activists limited after mainland China cracks down on sea routes to Taiwan

22-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Sneaking into Taiwan has been considered one way to flee the city for Hong Kong activists concerned about a draconian national security law and their alleged involvement in [...] » More

HSBC shares sink to 25-year low in HK, StanChart sags over dirty money scandal

22-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

HSBC and Standard Chartered Hong Kong shares dropped on Monday after media reports that they and other banks moved large sums of allegedly illicit funds over nearly two [...] » More

A HK teenager’s death became a magnet for conspiracies, and exposed deep problems in how the city operates

22-Sep-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

The crowd recoiled as tear gas canisters rained down on them and riot police advanced up the street, carrying shields and batons. It was August 10, 2019. Protesters had [...] » More

HK developers ignore scheme to boost land supply for housing by converting private reserves in New Territories

22-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A plan to boost Hong Kong’s land supply for housing by tapping into private developers’ reserves has drawn a lukewarm response, with no landlord showing interest [...] » More

HK third wave: Covid-19 travel bubbles may require flights to forgo transit passengers, commerce minister says

21-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 4:13 PM

Transit passengers may not be allowed on some flights between Hong Kong and its future travel bubble partners in order to ensure everyone on board is coronavirus-free, the [...] » More

Families of 12 detained activists take case to HK police, push for contact with loved ones, release of marine radar data

21-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 10:09 AM

Family members of some of the 12 activists captured at sea by mainland Chinese authorities last month reported the case to the Hong Kong police on Sunday, urging the force to [...] » More

Relatives of 12 HK people arrested by China demand access for own lawyers

21-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:07 AM

Relatives of some of the 12 Hong Kong people arrested by China at sea last month demanded the city’s government check on their condition and ensure that lawyers [...] » More

HK police seize HK$23 million of ketamine hidden in barrels mislabelled as raw cosmetics materials in latest major drug bust

21-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 10:06 AM

In the latest in a series of major drug busts, Hong Kong police have seized HK$23 million (US$2.97 million) worth of ketamine mislabelled as cosmetic powder and arrested a [...] » More

MTR Corporation takes battering from coronavirus, as HK rail operator reports 40 per cent drop in passenger numbers in August

21-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Passenger numbers on Hong Kong’s metro dropped 40 per cent in August as the third wave of the coronavirus hammered the city’s economy, and social-distancing [...] » More

HK man jailed in Philippines for 40 years over drug charge loses final appeal

21-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A Hong Kong man serving a 40-year sentence in the Philippines for drug possession has lost his final appeal against his conviction in a case that drew the involvement of the [...] » More

Ant Group gets the green light for mega IPO in Shanghai’s Star Market as China pulls out all stops to help tech champions raise funds

21-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Ant Group, China’s largest digital payments provider by volume, received the green light on Friday to proceed with its blockbuster listing on Shanghai’s [...] » More