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HK tycoon Chan Tai-ho, whose Playmates empire sold the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figure, dies aged 87

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

the founder of Playmates toymaker which gave the world the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle action figures died on Thursday aged 87. His wife called police after a domestic helper [...]
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I put a spell on you: HKers vent political anger with ritual

07-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kongers are seizing on an ancient ritual to relieve their frustration after months of political upheaval, turning to ‘villain hitting’ to curse troublesome [...]
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HK researchers join US tech start-up to remotely monitor Covid-19 patients and quarantine cases in world’s first trial of its kind

07-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong is set to become the world’s first testing ground for the deployment of devices and data analytics tools to remotely monitor Covid-19 virus patients and [...]
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Cathay Pacific fined GBP 500,000 by British privacy watchdog for 2018 data breach but avoids potentially heftier penalty under European regulation

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

Cathay Pacific Airways has avoided a crippling financial penalty of as much as HK$4.4 billion (US$564 million) under tough European data privacy laws for a 2018 breach, after [...]
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Coronavirus: HK group hands out masks donated by Shenzhen government but recipients required to provide contact details online

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

A newly formed pro-establishment group has started handing out 1 million masks that the Shenzhen municipal government donated to Hong Kong to help tackle the coronavirus [...]
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HK workers far less satisfied with employers’ support measures during coronavirus crisis than their Singapore peers, survey finds

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

From providing masks and sanitisers to enabling flexible work arrangements, employers across Hong Kong have been rolling out measures to protect and support staff during the [...]
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Coronavirus: more than 100 HK restaurants refuse to serve customers from mainland China, investigation reveals

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

More than 100 restaurants in Hong Kong have refused to serve diners from mainland China during the coronavirus outbreak, according to a human rights group that is warning [...]
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Coronavirus: after weeks of waiting, 244 HK residents return from outbreak epicentre

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

A total of 244 Hong Kong residents evacuated from the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in mainland China landed back home on Wednesday and were sent to the quarantine [...]
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Cathay Pacific fined by UK watchdog over massive data breach

06-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific has been fined HK$5 million by Britain’s privacy watchdog over a huge data leak of more than nine million customers including passport [...]
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HK stocks see best performance in a month as traders scramble into Tencent, WH Group, AAC Tech

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

Hong Kong stocks posted their best performance in a month as traders swooped in and scooped up marquee names like Tencent and WH Group on positive coronavirus news and big US [...]
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Dogs, cats can’t pass on coronavirus, but can test positive

06-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Pet cats and dogs cannot pass the new coronavirus on to humans, but they can test positive for low levels of the pathogen if they catch it from their owners. That’s the [...]
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HK workers far less satisfied with employers’ support measures during coronavirus crisis than their Singapore peers, survey finds

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

From providing masks and sanitisers to enabling flexible work arrangements, employers across Hong Kong have been rolling out measures to protect and support staff during the [...]
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HK homeowners speed up sales as surprise rate cut stirs mixed sentiments on rebound prospects

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

Flat owners and property agents in Hong Kong are taking advantage of the surprise interest-rate cut this week to speed up sales in a market hobbling through the coronavirus [...]
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HK coronavirus patient’s dog could be first human-to-animal transmission: experts

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

Animal health experts said on Wednesday the quarantined dog of a coronavirus patient in Hong Kong could be the first case of human-to-animal transmission, although they [...]
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LGBT pastor’s request for no-arrest guarantee tossed, though judge agrees same-sex religious ceremony did not violate law

LGBT pastor’s request for no-arrest guarantee tossed, though judge agrees same-sex religious ceremony did not violate law

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

A Hong Kong court on Wednesday refused to assure a pastor from an LGBT church he would not be prosecuted for officiating weddings for same-sex couples. But Justice Anderson [...]
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