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Coronavirus: 65 Hongkongers arrive home after weeks stranded in Peru

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

Sixty-five Hong Kong residents stranded in Peru finally flew back to the city on Sunday afternoon with the help of the authorities, but the city government is being urged to [...]
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HSBC HK shareholders mull legal action over dividend suspension

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

HSBC shareholders in Hong Kong are considering calling for an extraordinary meeting with management and taking possible legal action against the bank’s decision to [...]
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HK will welcome HSBC, Standard Chartered if they moved headquarters to city, minister says

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

HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank would be welcomed by the government, if they were to move their headquarters to Hong Kong, a senior minister said, adding that the city met [...]
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Coronavirus: HK virologist calls for wide-scale antibody testing aimed at detecting city’s true number of Covid-19 cases

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

A large-scale antibody study should be carried out to gauge the true number of Covid-19 infections in Hong Kong, information that would allow the government to make [...]
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Taiwan’s FM slams HK government for threatening press freedom

Taiwan’s FM slams HK government for threatening press freedom

07-Apr-2020 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

Taiwan’s foreign minister Joseph Wu on Saturday slammed the Hong Kong government for threatening press freedom after one of its officials reprimanded a broadcaster for [...]
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Coronavirus: more than 200 tested after possible transmission at HK public hospital

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

Hong Kong has tested more than 200 patients and medical staff at a public hospital who were deemed at risk after an elderly stroke victim contracted the coronavirus, with [...]
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Coronavirus: HK trio stranded in Poland urge city’s government for help in returning home, with one kicked out of hotel following ban

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

Three Hongkongers stranded in Poland have called for assistance from their government, as one of them was evicted from his hotel after a ban on guests kicked in amid [...]
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Glass half empty or full? HK bars confused over new coronavirus curbs

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

Confusion reigned on Friday in some Hong Kong pubs and bars, after authorities ordered a two-week closure from 6 p.m. (1000 GMT) to curb a coronavirus pandemic, with many [...]
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HK business activity slumps further in March as virus pummels economy

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

Business activity in Hong Kong deteriorated further in March, a private survey showed on Friday, as demand, output and confidence plunged amid the deepening coronavirus [...]
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HK scientists race to determine if they can disinfect and reuse respirators, masks

06-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Fox News | 6:02 AM

As Hong Kong struggles with a shortage of supplies amid coronavirus, scientists there are studying whether they can disinfect and reuse N95 respirators worn by medical [...]
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HSBC boss Noel Quinn writes letter to reassure HK shareholders after sharp three-day drop in stock price

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

HSBC chief executive Noel Quinn sent a letter to each of the bank’s shareholders in Hong Kong on Friday to explain the lender’s decision to cancel its dividend [...]
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HK official reprimands TV station over WHO interview that mentioned Taiwan

06-Apr-2020 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

The Hong Kong government has accused a media organisation of “breaching the One-China principle” after a reporter asked a senior World Health Organization (WHO) [...]
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Coronavirus: applause rings out in HK for health workers on Covid-19 front line

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

Hongkongers clapped their hands and beamed electronic messages of support from the city’s skyscrapers on Friday in tribute to health workers fighting the coronavirus [...]
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HK district council election data reveals turnout now highest among young people, driven to the ballot box by anti-government protests

HK district council election data reveals turnout now highest among young people, driven to the ballot box by anti-government protests

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

The turnout of young people in Hong Kong’s district council elections doubled last year to 73.1 per cent, as new voting analysis reveals how pan-democrats secured their [...]
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Coronavirus: HK MTR services cut on three lines including Airport Express, as Covid-19 hits passenger numbers

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

Hong Kong’s embattled rail operator is set to further cut services on three lines including the Airport Express, after the Covid-19 outbreak caused passenger numbers to [...]
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