Archive for December 29th, 2018

Asian markets meek after global turbulence

29-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Asian investors moved with caution in Friday (December 28) trade after days of volatility on global financial markets failed to boost confidence. In Tokyo, stocks were [...]
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HK shares flat at lunch break after Wall Street’s wild session overnight

29-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Shanghai’s stock benchmark ended 2018 as the world’s worst market performer for a second year, falling 24.6 per cent over 12 months as an unprecedented trade war [...]
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Creditor of vanished tycoon Ye Jianming says three floors in HK’s Convention Plaza worth minimum HK$1.79 billion

29-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

One of the creditors of missing mainland tycoon Ye Jianming has claimed that the three floors of office space at the Convention Plaza in Wan Chai that have been offered for [...]
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Communication woes between ethnic minority patients and HK doctors spark call for better health care training

29-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Yousaf Akbar, 40, came to Hong Kong from Pakistan in the late 1980s, but since last year, he has been spending time between the bed and a wheelchair at home. He relies on [...]
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HK fails to meet midterm waste reduction target, with per capita waste production rising since 2013

29-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong has failed to meet its midterm waste reduction target, as latest official figures showed that the daily municipal solid waste the average citizen sent into [...]
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Central-Wan Chai Bypass in HK to open on January 20 after decade of delays and cost overruns

29-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Central-Wan Chai Bypass in Hong Kong to open on January 20 after decade of delays and cost overruns Hong Kong’s long-awaited HK$36 billion (US$4.6 billion) Central-Wan [...]
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HK launches smart ID cards

29-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:00 AM

The Immigration Department of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government said on Thursday that Hong Kong has started replacing identity cards with smart [...]
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Relief in sight for long-suffering residents of HK’s crowded Kowloon City as officials pledge tourist curbs to ease chaos

29-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Residents of Kowloon City where as many as 10,000 mainland day-trippers on cheap Hong Kong tours have disrupted local lives could soon get a respite after authorities on [...]
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HK’s top legal bodies call on justice minister Teresa Cheng to explain why investigation against former chief executive CY Leung was dropped

HK’s top legal bodies call on justice minister Teresa Cheng to explain why investigation against former chief executive CY Leung was dropped

29-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Justice minister Teresa Cheng Yuek-wah came under mounting pressure on Thursday as Hong Kong’s two major legal bodies called on her to fully explain the [...]
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Three years on from Causeway Bay booksellers’ disappearances, mainland Chinese traders of banned books say the business is like selling ‘cocaine at the price of cabbage’

29-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Three years to the week after a bookstore in Hong Kong suddenly closed when its main owners disappeared in China, mainland traders T and H are hanging on to the banned books [...]
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British tried to ‘ring-fence’ HK problem and concentrate on commercial interests in China after 1993 electoral reform talks soured, records reveal

29-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

British tried to ‘ring-fence’ Hong Kong problem and concentrate on commercial interests in China after 1993 electoral reform talks soured, records reveal British [...]
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How Chinese Companies are Making HK Office Rents World’s Most Expensive

29-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Entrepreneur | 6:00 AM

Premium office occupancy costs in the region is now 60 per cent costlier than New York’s Midtown Chinese companies are snapping up office space in Hong Kong, making [...]
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HK actor Eric Tsang Chi-wai denies he was drunk-driving when he crashed in Japan on Christmas Day

29-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong actor Eric Tsang Chi-wai has denied drink-driving in Japan after his car crashed head-on into a van carrying a top policeman from the city. “The accident [...]
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HK lecturer Arthur Yeung dies after 5m fall at tourist attraction in Bolivia

29-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A Hong Kong university lecturer died on Christmas Eve after a fall in Bolivia, where he was on holiday with his wife. The Immigration Department said it was following up on [...]
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Separating self-financing arms from public universities will help, not hurt them, HK education task force says

29-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A task force appointed by the Hong Kong government to review the private tertiary sector has dismissed concerns from the self-financing arms of publicly funded universities [...]
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