Archive for April 16th, 2020

Coronavirus: HK university entrance exams ‘highly likely’ to proceed next Friday, city leader says

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s university entrance exams were “highly likely” to go ahead as planned next Friday, the city’s leader said on Tuesday, even as education [...] » More

Man who was carrying weapons amid police lockdown at HK Polytechnic University sentenced to 10 months’ jail

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A Hong Kong court on Tuesday passed the first sentence over the violent clashes that broke out in Polytechnic University five months ago, jailing a jobless man for 10 months [...] » More

Appeal court reinstates ban on HK government making electoral registers public

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

An appeal court has reinstated a temporary ban on election authorities in Hong Kong from publicly disclosing voters’ details, delaying the government’s plan to [...] » More

Coronavirus pandemic and protests highlight need for national security legislation in HK, says Beijing’s top official in city

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Being hit by the double whammy of the coronavirus pandemic and social unrest showed that it was urgent for Hong Kong to do more in protecting national security, according to [...] » More

Beijing right to condemn opposition lawmakers blocking HK legislative work, Lam says

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong is caught up in a new, potentially explosive political row over its autonomy, with the city’s leader on Tuesday asserting Beijing’s power and right to [...] » More

HK could lose its autonomy if opposition lawmakers don’t stop ‘fooling around’, says prominent loyalist

HK could lose its autonomy if opposition lawmakers don’t stop ‘fooling around’, says prominent loyalist

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Opposition lawmakers are in danger of dragging Hong Kong “to the grave” if they continue to defy Beijing, a prominent pro-establishment legislator has said. [...] » More

Appeal court reinstates ban on HK government making electoral registers public

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

An appeal court has reinstated a temporary ban on election authorities in Hong Kong from publicly disclosing voters’ details, delaying the government’s plan to [...] » More

Coronavirus: more than 1,000 HK residents stranded in India call for evacuation

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Kavita Khosa’s hopes of coming home to Hong Kong from the west Indian city of Pune are growing dim. The 57-year-old Hong Kong permanent resident, a social enterprise [...] » More

HK schools have been shut for weeks. Officials still don’t know when students can return

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s education chief is weighing the pros and cons of reopening schools and universities after ten weeks of closure due to the coronavirus outbreak, but the [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK welfare minister warns against employer cheating as details of HK$80 billion subsidy plan unveiled

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong employers who fail to fully transfer wage subsidies obtained under the city’s new HK$80 billion (US$10.25 billion) coronavirus relief scheme to their [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK tourism hits record low as arrivals drop 99 per cent

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Arrivals in Hong Kong dived nearly 99 per cent to 82,000 in March, official year-on-year figures revealed on Wednesday, as the coronavirus pandemic forced the city’s [...] » More

HK police search for seven after Yau Ma Tei knife attack believed linked to triads

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A suspected triad member escaped serious injuries in a knife attack after his car was intercepted by a pair of vehicles outside a Hong Kong hotel in the early hours of [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK tourism hits record low as arrivals drop 99 per cent

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Arrivals in Hong Kong dived nearly 99 per cent to another new low of 82,000 in March, official year-on-year figures revealed on Wednesday, as the coronavirus pandemic forced [...] » More

HK woman, 64, arrested over animal cruelty after video of her bungled bid to stop her dog from attacking another went viral

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A pet owner was arrested on Tuesday after a viral video showed her kicking and hanging her two dogs in mid-air during a bungled attempt to stop her poodle from biting the [...] » More

HK is ‘highly resilient’ as it fights to save the economy in the pandemic, commerce secretary says

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong is fighting a “twin battle” fending off the coronavirus pandemic and trying to save its battered economy at the same time but the city remains [...] » More