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HK security law sends jitters through city’s feisty press

21-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s status as a bastion of press freedom is in crisis as authorities toughen their line against international media and fears grow about local self-censorship [...] » More

HK’s transgender community faces workplace discrimination, leading LGBT campaigner to launch company guidance scheme

HK’s transgender community faces workplace discrimination, leading LGBT campaigner to launch company guidance scheme

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

When Liam Mak Wai-hon began a part-time bartending job at a steakhouse in Hong Kong’s Tsuen Wan earlier this year, he did not sense anything amiss at work. Mak, born a [...] » More

China coronavirus: HK may pay higher price than mainland cities in long term, expert says

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

Hong Kong’s approach to containing the spread of Covid-19 differs from those used in Beijing and Xinjiang, and the city could pay a high price for it in the long term, [...] » More

HK third wave: at least 100 new confirmed, preliminary Covid-19 infections as experts warn curfew could be necessary

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

Clusters of coronavirus infections further expanded at Hong Kong restaurants and a hospital as health authorities recorded 73 new Covid-19 infections on Monday and infectious [...] » More

HK stocks drop on record new coronavirus cases; mainland shares defy decline

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

China’s stocks rose the most in two weeks, rebounding from a weekly loss, on optimism that economic recovery in the Asian nation is gaining traction, boosting [...] » More

HK third wave: Carrie Lam reveals major upgrade of quarantine, isolation facilities for Covid-19 fight as city reports daily high of 108 confirmed infections

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

Hong Kong’s quarantine and isolation facilities will undergo a major upgrade to bolster its defences against the resurgent coronavirus, the city leader revealed on [...] » More

Preparing for the worst, banks in HK reviewing client lists as US preps sanctions over national security law

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

Global banks in Hong Kong are quietly combing through their client lists for people at risk as the United States prepares to move forward with sanctions against Chinese [...] » More

HK national security law: legal experts see pitfalls ahead when it comes to exercising jurisdiction in foreign countries

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

Prosecuting foreigners for acts committed outside Hong Kong under the city’s new national security law could violate international agreements and be seen as [...] » More

HK third wave takes worrying toll on elderly as 71-year-old patient dies and potential new cluster emerges in second care home

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

Hong Kong’s third wave of Covid-19 is taking a worrying toll on senior citizens, with the death of a 71-year-old patient who tested positive and a potential new cluster [...] » More

Democracy activist Joshua Wong launches bid for HK legislature

Democracy activist Joshua Wong launches bid for HK legislature

21-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Prominent Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong applied on Monday to run for a seat in the Chinese-ruled city’s legislature, raising the prospect of a battle with [...] » More

HK officers seize HK$43 million worth of Ice from machinery parts shipped from Mexico

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

About HK$43 million (US$5.54 million) worth of methamphetamine, also known as Ice, was found concealed in machinery parts shipped into Hong Kong from Mexico, police said on [...] » More

HK third wave: three arrested over online air purifier scam worth HK$100,000, as Covid-19 cons mount

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

Hong Kong police have arrested three people over an alleged air purifier scam that conned more than 30 city residents out of about HK$100,000 amid the coronavirus pandemic, [...] » More

Signing declaration of allegiance a non-starter for Joshua Wong, other candidate hopefuls for September’s HK elections

Signing declaration of allegiance a non-starter for Joshua Wong, other candidate hopefuls for September’s HK elections

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

More opposition hopefuls, including activist Joshua Wong Chi-fung, made it clear they do not intend to sign a form pledging to uphold Hong Kong’s Basic Law and [...] » More

Which HK stocks have skyrocketed during the coronavirus pandemic? Hint: one makes toilet paper

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

People may be staying away from hotels, airlines and luxury toys during Covid-19, but they’re still buying toilet paper lots of it explaining why Vinda International [...] » More

HK banks shutter branches again after COVID cases hit record high

21-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

HSBC (HSBA.L), Standard Chartered (STAN.L) and other banks in Hong Kong closed branches or curtailed their working hours on Monday after a spike in the number of new [...] » More