Archive for January 4th, 2020

HK police identify officer linked to shooting that left foreign journalist blind in one eye, but refuse to release name

HK police identify officer linked to shooting that left foreign journalist blind in one eye, but refuse to release name

04-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong police have identified the officer who fired a rubber baton round at the time a journalist was shot in her right eye while covering an anti-government protest in [...] » More

HK protest fallout hits HSBC and the London Stock Exchange

04-Jan-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Two of the United Kingdom’s leading financial institutions are being caught up in the political fallout from months of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Protesters [...] » More

Interesting Poll Shows HKers Not Exactly Against China

04-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:02 AM

Only 17 percent of Hong Kongers say they want independence from China with just 20 percent saying China has abused the “one country, two systems” model to favour [...] » More

HSBC to stop weekend, overnight services at some HK ATMs after branches vandalised

04-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

HSBC will suspend overnight services at 19 ATM clusters in Hong Kong on weekends and public holidays, the bank said on Friday, two days after its branches and ATMs were [...] » More

HK Bourse Discusses New Listings With Ctrip, Netease

04-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd is discussing secondary listings with Chinese technology companies including Trip.com Group Ltd and Netease Inc. after Alibaba raised [...] » More

Wuhan pneumonia: HK patients who visited Chinese city no longer showing signs of fever, with two discharged from hospital

04-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Three Hongkongers who were taken ill after returning from the mainland Chinese city of Wuhan, where dozens have been hospitalised in an outbreak of viral pneumonia, had [...] » More

Iconic HSBC lions in HK facing long period of restoration after being set on fire by protesters

04-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Two iconic lion sculptures that have guarded the entrance to HSBC headquarters in Central for decades will disappear from public view for only the third time in their [...] » More

HK stocks reverse gains on Middle East tensions

04-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong stocks reversed gains to end lower on Friday, as investors worried about heightening geopolitical tensions in the Middle East after a US air strike at Baghdad [...] » More

Hundreds of HK Airlines crew facing axe as cash-strapped carrier battles to stay afloat

04-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hundreds of Hong Kong Airlines pilots and cabin crew are facing the axe as the struggling carrier battles to stay afloat. After narrowly avoiding going out of business in [...] » More

HSBC to stop weekend, overnight services at some HK ATMs after branches vandalised

04-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

HSBC will suspend overnight services at 19 ATM clusters in Hong Kong on weekends and public holidays, the bank said on Friday, two days after its branches and ATMs were [...] » More

Chinese University to spend HK$70 million to fix campus facilities and repair its buses damaged during vandalism by radical protesters in November 2019

04-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Chinese University plans to fork out HK$70 million (US$9 million) to fix campus facilities and repair its buses that were severely damaged during vandalism by radical [...] » More

HK retail sales drop 23.6pct in November as protests persist

04-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong retail sales extended their free-fall in November as months of anti-government protests scared off tourists, hitting spending and threatening the survival of small [...] » More

HK woman’s New Year holiday homecoming ruined by thieves, as burglaries rise across the city

04-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A Hong Kong woman was shocked to return from her New Year holiday on Friday to find her home burgled and thousands of dollars worth of valuables stolen. Arriving home around [...] » More

Civil servants’ union locked in war of words with HK government after it is rebuked for criticising police protest actions

Civil servants’ union locked in war of words with HK government after it is rebuked for criticising police protest actions

04-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A new pro-democracy civil service union and the Hong Kong government were embroiled in a war of words on Friday after the union accused police of restricting residents’ [...] » More

HK’s MPF pension scheme reports third-best year of the decade, returning 12.6 per cent in 2019, with stock funds the biggest winners

04-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s compulsory pension scheme has reported its third-best performing year in the last decade as a global stock market rally last year helped produce an average [...] » More