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Wildlife smugglers still at large after HK’s biggest ivory seizure in 30 years results in zero prosecutions

29-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Investigations into Hong Kong’s largest ivory seizure in 30 years have failed to produce a single prosecution, meaning the syndicate behind the smuggling operation is [...]
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Heartfelt appeals and an apology on day HK health chiefs meet 100 doctors over deadly flu crisis

29-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong health chiefs on Saturday offered an apology and assurances as more than 100 doctors made a painful appeal for extra manpower at public hospitals amid a deadly [...]
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HK prepares for Beijing’s 14th five-year plan earlier than usual, marking proactive approach to role in country’s development

29-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong is preparing for Beijing’s 14th five-year plan earlier than usual, marking a proactive approach towards securing a bigger role for the city in the [...]
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‘Rampant bullying’ among HK public hospital staff adds to tensions in sector reeling from manpower shortage

29-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Staff members of Hong Kong’s public hospitals are calling on authorities to set up policies against “rampant” workplace bullying, with 82 medical workers [...]
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With HK’s low number of registered organ donors, is it time to adopt an opt-out system for donation?

28-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Life was put on hold for Hongkonger Phan Thanh Vinh when he was diagnosed with heart failure at the age of 17. “It was an awkward phase because I hadn’t completed [...]
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Gang arrested over alleged $80 million gold scam in HK

28-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong police have arrested 14 people who allegedly defrauded seven victims of $80 million — including an 85-year-old man who lost upwards of $73.9 million. The [...]
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Chinese consortium sees off HK rivals in ferocious bidding war for prime Shanghai commercial land, ending their stranglehold

26-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A Chinese consortium has outbid Hong Kong developers in a ferocious bidding war for a much coveted plot of commercial land in the heart of Shanghai. The group led by China [...]
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HK’s youngsters more glued to their screens than 2 years ago and their physical fitness is alarmingly low, study finds

26-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Children and teenagers in Hong Kong are more glued to electronic screens than they were two years ago and spend less time exercising with their parents, a study has found. [...]
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OKCoin founder buys HK-listed public company

26-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Coingeek | 6:00 AM

The founder of crypto exchange OKCoin, Star Xu, has acquired a controlling share in a Hong Kong-listed public company, leading to speculation the firm could be gearing up for [...]
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HK hospital wards packed like Chinese restaurants, doctors complain as deadly flu surge grips city

26-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong doctors and nurses at overloaded public hospitals say they are having to set up beds in corridors and offer telephone consultations to free up space on wards [...]
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Closing HK preschools amid winter flu season would have been better a week earlier, microbiologist says

26-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Closing Hong Kong’s preschool centres to curb the surge in flu outbreaks would have worked better if the government had done it earlier, a top microbiologist said on [...]
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Start-up ecosystem key for technology development in HK: official

26-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:00 AM

A vibrant start-up environment plays a pivotal role in driving innovation and technology development in Hong Kong, an official said on Thursday. Hong Kong’s start-up [...]
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Customs officers seize HK$4.8 million of illegal cigarettes from mainland China found being smuggled into HK inside mobile toilets

26-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong customs officers have found HK$4.8 million worth of illegal cigarettes hidden inside mobile toilets being brought into the city from mainland China. Officials [...]
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Hiker dies after collapsing near top of tallest peak in HK

26-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A 26-year-old man has died after passing out while hiking near the summit of Hong Kong’s tallest peak. Emergency services were called to the top of Tai Mo Shan, in Tai [...]
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Grand Cinema in HK’s Elements mall to close at the end of February after more than 11 years in business

26-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s biggest cinema will close next month when its lease comes to an end, it has been announced. “Due to the expiry of our lease, the Grand Cinema will [...]
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