Archive for January 1st, 2019

HK authorities seize more than 230 tonnes of endangered wood this year five times that of last year’s total

01-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong authorities confiscated more than 230 tonnes of endangered wood from Central America and South Asia between January and November this year, about five times that of [...]
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HK actor Eric Tsang Chi-wai says policeman’s car was ‘totally out of control’ in Japan Christmas Day crash, reveals his ribs fractured

01-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong actor Eric Tsang Chi-wai has shed light on a road accident in Japan last week that left a top policeman from the city seriously injured, saying the officer’s [...]
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HK rounds out worst year since 2011 with gains

01-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The Hang Sengwhich is set to end the year down 14 percent, the worst since 2011shrugged off disappointing Chinese economic data to gain more than one percent in morning trade [...]
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The mainland Chinese tourists visiting HK, Macau and Zhuhai for just 50 yuan each

01-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Qin Zhihong, 50, was on his tenth tour to Hong Kong in the past five years. The Henan province native paid just 50 yuan (US$7) for a five-day trip to the city, as well as [...]
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Don’t bring HK independence banners to New Year march, protesters told

01-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The organiser of Hong Kong’s annual New Year protest march says it has been ordered by officials to prevent demonstrators from displaying pro-independence banners [...]
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HK brokers brace for hard times in 2019, urge regulators to speed up access to Greater Bay Area

01-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong brokers brace for hard times in 2019, urge regulators to speed up access to Greater Bay Area Hong Kong’s smaller brokerages have lobbied local regulators to [...]
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Real-life inspiration for ‘Kee Gor’ mascot on HK’s MTR, operations chief Francis Li, to retire

01-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Real-life inspiration for ‘Kee Gor’ mascot on Hong Kong’s MTR, operations chief Francis Li, to retire Most Hongkongers will not recognise Francis Li [...]
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HK leader Carrie Lam failing on youth poverty, says children’s group

01-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s leader has failed miserably to improve the lives of the city’s poor children this year, a community youth group said on Sunday, giving the government [...]
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All dressed up and nowhere to go… except to landfills: fast consumer fashion habits add to HK’s textile waste

01-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong shoppers are poised to splash out on apparel this holiday season, with more than HK$5 billion in sales rung up last December at boutiques around town. As new [...]
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No N. Korea ballistic missile, nuclear test in 2018, 1st in 7 years

01-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Kyodo News | 6:00 AM

North Korea did not carry out any ballistic missile or nuclear test in 2018 for the first time in seven years, underscoring Pyongyang’s seriousness about putting more [...]
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N Korea’s Kim wants more summits with Moon next yearBlue House

01-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he wants to hold more summits with South Korea’s Moon Jae-in next year to achieve the goal of denuclearisation of the Korean [...]
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N. Korea’s Kim vows more summits with South next year: Seoul

N. Korea’s Kim vows more summits with South next year: Seoul

01-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to meet the South’s President Moon Jae-in “frequently” next year to discuss denuclearisation of the peninsula in a [...]
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N Korea’s Kim sent message to Trump on nuclear talks: Chosun Ilbo

01-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has sent a “conciliatory message” to US President Donald Trump amid stalled nuclear negotiations, South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo [...]
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Trump says ‘big progress’ on possible China trade deal

01-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US President Donald Trump said on Twitter that he had a “long and very good call” with Chinese President Xi Jinping and that a possible trade deal between the [...]
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China’s December manufacturing activity contracts even more than expected

01-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Activity in China’s manufacturing sector contracted for the first time in more than two years in the month of December amid a domestic economic slowdown and [...]
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