Archive for January 18th, 2019

HK and China stocks edge lower led by Xiaomi and smartphone suppliers

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

Hong Kong and China stocks edged lower in Wednesday trading, as a slide in smartphone maker Xiaomi and component suppliers knocked the wind out of a strong rally on Tuesday [...]
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HK’s backlog of torture claimants cleared a year early helped by pilot scheme with revised lawyer pay

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

A pilot scheme paying lawyers fixed fees instead of hourly rates to advise torture claimants has helped Hong Kong’s Immigration Department overcome a backlog of cases a [...]
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Activists call for overhaul of CSSA, with Hongkongers on welfare payments struggling to get by

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

When Yeung Suen was about 36 years old working for a factory making plastic bags, he injured his back at work making him unable to continue his job. For over 20 years, the [...]
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Tens of thousands in HK to have their DNA sequenced in government-backed genome project

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

Tens of thousands of Hongkongers will have their entire genetic code decrypted in a government-backed project aimed at building a database to boost diagnoses of rare [...]
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Men beaten and robbed in HK after trying to buy 92 tickets to Jacky Cheung concerts

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

Two mainland Chinese men were beaten and robbed of HK$141,000 (US$17,978) in Hong Kong in the early hours of Wednesday after being lured to the city to buy Canto-pop star [...]
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From sizzle to fizzle: HK’s red-hot property market cools

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

For young Hong Kongers like Wilson Leung getting a foothold on the city’s property ladder has long been a near impossible task but with the notoriously overpriced [...]
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Trump’s trade war tariffs send firms to HK for a little-known legal loophole

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

There were a few worried faces on the 23rd floor of a skyscraper in the business hub of Hong Kong’s Taikoo Place last Wednesday afternoon. One of the most worried faces [...]
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HK ex-leader Tsang released after serving sentence

18-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Sfgate | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s former top leader Donald Tsang was released Tuesday after serving time in prison for failing to disclose plans to rent a luxury apartment from a [...]
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Mega project for 9,500 private flats in Sai Kung given go-ahead by HK Planning Department

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

An ambitious proposal for a 9,500-flat private residential development on a converted piece of farmland in Hong Kong’s countryside area of Sai Kung has been given the [...]
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Laws to tackle aggressive sales tactics in HK could be expanded beyond gym and beauty salon industries, says commerce chief Edward Yau

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

Hong Kong’s commerce chief has said the government may consider expanding legislation that introduces a cooling-off period in industries dogged by aggressive sales [...]
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US eyes Taiwan risk as China’s military capabilities grow

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

The United States is closely watching Chinese intentions toward Taiwan, concerned that Beijing’s growing military prowess may increase the risk it could one day [...]
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‘At any cost’: China warns US Navy over Taiwan

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

A senior Chinese military official warned the US Navy on Tuesday (January 15) against any “interference” in support of Taiwan’s independence, saying that [...]
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Commentary: Prospects for China-Taiwan unification? Hear what Taiwanese themselves say

18-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

For instance, polls in Taiwan show the Taiwanese value the ability to choose their leaders, says Singapore University of Social Sciences’ Yew Chiew Ping. In [...]
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Defense intel report fuels worries of China attack on Taiwan

18-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Amid increasing tensions with Beijing, the Pentagon on Tuesday released a new report that lays out US concerns about China’s growing military might, underscoring [...]
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US assessment raises concerns over China attacking Taiwan

18-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Amid increasing tensions with Beijing, the Pentagon on Tuesday released a new report that lays out US concerns about China’s growing military might, underscoring [...]
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