Archive for April 23rd, 2020

Two teens charged with murder of elderly man during HK protest clashes

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

Two teenagers have been charged with the murder of a 70-year-old cleaner who was hit on the head with a brick during a clash between Hong Kong anti-government protesters and [...] » More

Coronavirus: toddler among four new HK Covid-19 cases, all recently back from Britain

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

Hong Kong confirmed four new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, including a child of two, bringing the city’s total infections to 1,033. All four had recently returned from [...] » More

HK security chief warns of rising risk of ‘home-grown terrorism’

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s Security Secretary John Lee said on Wednesday the Chinese-ruled city was facing the risk of “home-grown terrorism” after several police reports [...] » More

HK reshuffles government as debate rages over Beijing’s role

HK reshuffles government as debate rages over Beijing’s role

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong unveiled a government shake-up on Wednesday that it said was aimed at reviving the financial hub’s beleaguered economy and had nothing to do with a recent [...] » More

HK in midst of tussle over ‘tricky’ relationship between liaison office, Basic Law, and daily running of the city

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

Commonly held views in Hong Kong dictate that mainland Chinese agencies are restricted from interfering in the day-to-day running of the city by its mini-constitution, the [...] » More

Five home-made guns seized along with military-grade night-vision devices and ammunition in raids across HK

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

Five home-made guns were seized along with three military-grade night-vision devices, a silencer, 26 empty cartridges, three magazines and six pepper sprays following the [...] » More

HK flagship newspaper cuts management pay, puts staff on unpaid leave

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s flagship English-language newspaper, the South China Morning Post, owned by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd , will cut senior management pay and ask staff to take [...] » More

HK leader Carrie Lam to announce major cabinet reshuffle with four ministers leaving and another transferred, sources reveal

HK leader Carrie Lam to announce major cabinet reshuffle with four ministers leaving and another transferred, sources reveal

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

Hong Kong’s leader is set to announce a major cabinet reshuffle that will see four ministers leave her team while the top official in charge of constitutional and [...] » More

HK leader Carrie Lam says Beijing interference row distracts from the opposition’s shackling of Legislative Council

HK leader Carrie Lam says Beijing interference row distracts from the opposition’s shackling of Legislative Council

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

Hong Kong’s leader has urged the public to focus on how opposition lawmakers are paralysing the legislature rather than the ongoing row over the powers of [...] » More

China approves new HK constitutional and mainland affairs secretary

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong unveiled a government shake-up on Wednesday that it said was aimed at reviving the financial hub’s beleaguered economy and had nothing to do with a recent [...] » More

HK’s monetary authority steps in to douse city’s overheating currency for the first time in a year as rate gap widens

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

Hong Kong’s monetary authority stepped into the financial markets for the second day running as higher rates at the city’s banks attracted capital inflows, [...] » More

HK shares post biggest daily loss in a month as oil crash spooks investors

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong shares fell the most in nearly one month on Tuesday, as the US crude futures’ historic plunge overnight prompted investors to stay away from riskier assets. [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK police hand out HK$66,000 in fines after breaking up largest illegal gathering since social-distancing laws took effect

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

More than 30 people have been fined a total of HK$66,000 (US$8,500) under social-distancing laws after being found together at a Hong Kong park, police said on Tuesday. [...] » More

Beijing not backing down from brewing battle, underscoring right of HK agencies to ‘exercise jurisdiction’

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

Beijing has warned a Hong Kong opposition lawmaker holding up the work of the legislature to “leave the office” and face the legal consequences of breaking his [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK government extends restrictions in city for another two weeks, keeping bars, pubs and other businesses closed until May 7

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

The temporary ban on some businesses opening in Hong Kong has been extended for two more weeks, but certain restrictions on the city’s restaurants were being relaxed, [...] » More