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Coronavirus: massive HK$30 billion relief package revealed as HK government plans to bail out struggling industries and fund the fight against deadly bug

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

The Hong Kong government will dish out a bigger-than-expected HK$30 billion (US$3.86 billion) relief package in an urgent attempt to bail out virtually all industries across [...]
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‘HK is at an Existential Crossroads.’ Joshua Wong on the Future of His Homeland.

‘HK is at an Existential Crossroads.’ Joshua Wong on the Future of His Homeland.

21-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Time | 6:02 AM

In the early summer of 2016, for a single minute every night the facade of the tallest building in Hong Kong, the International Commerce Centre (ICC), transformed into a [...]
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First batch of Diamond Princess passengers arrive in HK to face further quarantine

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

More than 100 Hong Kong residents who were quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise in Japan for over two weeks landed on Thursday morning in the Asian financial hub, where [...]
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HK security chief says Japan should make releasing city’s residents stranded on Diamond Princess ‘a priority’

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Desperate Hong Kong passengers stranded on board the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise liner in Japan look set to be brought home in the early hours of Thursday, as city [...]
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Mission impossible for disabled HKers hunting face masks

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s disabled residents and their carers say they feel increasingly trapped in their apartments and abandoned by authorities as the coronavirus-struck city is [...]
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Coronavirus: average Hongkonger’s stock of masks growing, survey says, though many still struggle to source

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A new survey of Hongkongers suggests the city’s mask shortage could be easing up at least a bit though there are still residents struggling to source the protective [...]
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HK judge warns of ‘full force storm’ over protest-hit city

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

One of Hong Kong’s most experienced judges has warned that a storm over the rule of law has “broken out in full force” in the protest-hit Asian financial [...]
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Filipina becomes 1st helper to contract coronavirus in HK

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A Filipina has become the first domestic helper to contract the coronavirus in Hong Kong, and the Chinese-ruled city’s 61st case overall, health authorities said on [...]
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Second HK coronavirus death as it awaits stranded cruise passengers

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong reported its second death from the new coronavirus on Wednesday as authorities drew up plans to fly home hundreds of city residents stranded on a virus-stricken [...]
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Coronavirus: HK families await return of thousands of stranded domestic helpers as the Philippines lifts travel ban

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong households are waiting for thousands of domestic helpers stranded in the Philippines to return to work after Manila on Tuesday lifted a travel ban prompted by the [...]
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Coronavirus: labour groups call for cash handouts to unemployed, say relief programme largely benefiting city’s business owners

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Labour groups on Tuesday called on the Hong Kong government to deliver cash handouts to residents laid off or forced to take unpaid leave during the coronavirus outbreak, as [...]
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Coronavirus: HK lawmakers slam top ministers as ‘incompetent’ and ‘slow’ to react to public health crisis

Coronavirus: HK lawmakers slam top ministers as ‘incompetent’ and ‘slow’ to react to public health crisis

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong lawmakers from across the political divide slammed top ministers as “incompetent” and “slow to react to the novel coronavirus epidemic” at a [...]
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In HK, the coronavirus outbreak is deepening the political divide from the 2019 protests

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

In a video widely circulated earlier this month, a crowd of people swarm a cart of toilet rolls in a Hong Kong supermarket, pushing, shoving, and even elbowing each other out [...]
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Coronavirus: HK kindergartens warn of closures as nearly 70 per cent of parents withhold tuition fees during prolonged class suspension

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Nearly 70 per cent of Hong Kong kindergartens have said parents refused to pay tuition fees after classes were suspended for more than a month because of the coronavirus [...]
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The Coronavirus Has Brought Out the Ugly Side of HK’s Protest Movement

The Coronavirus Has Brought Out the Ugly Side of HK’s Protest Movement

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Time | 6:02 AM

At the farthest edge of Hong Kong, where suburban foothills descend into a riverine border with China, a lone sentry shoos away traffic. The checkpoint, his gestures and the [...]
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