Archive for April, 2020

As virus infections dwindle, HK protests gain steam

30-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Demonstrators chanted pro-democracy slogans in a luxury mall in Hong Kong on Wednesday, the latest in a string of small but determined protests as the city’s [...] » More

Top lawyer asks government if Beijing could control HK’s prosecutors and judiciary, after justice chief says liaison office has supervisory powers

Top lawyer asks government if Beijing could control HK’s prosecutors and judiciary, after justice chief says liaison office has supervisory powers

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

The Hong Kong Bar Association’s chair has urged the city government to make clear whether Beijing’s supervisory power over the city extends to the judiciary and [...] » More

Coronavirus: after 36 years, disease finally brings opportunity for two HK friends who always wanted to work together

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

As teenaged friends they dreamt of running their own production business to cash in on Hong Kong’s manufacturing boom in the 1980s, when the city was full of [...] » More

HK independence activist Edward Leung loses appeal over six-year jail term for rioting in Mong Kok

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

Hong Kong independence activist Edward Leung Tin-kei has lost an appeal against his six-year jail sentence for rioting in one of the city’s busiest districts four years [...] » More

HK civil servants to return to work as lockdown eases

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

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday most civil servants will gradually return to work from May 4, but the government had not yet decided whether to ease travel and [...] » More

HK protests: more than 100 people gather at luxury mall in Central to stage singalong violating social-distancing laws amid coronavirus

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

More than 100 people gathered at a luxury mall in Central on Tuesday as anti-government protests picked up again after several months, ignoring social-distancing measures [...] » More

Coronavirus: pregnant Hongkonger stuck in Pakistan’s lockdown as mental health medication runs out

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

Stranded in Pakistan during its coronavirus lockdown and 23 weeks pregnant, Khan, 26, a Hong Kong permanent resident who only wants to be known by her surname, is at her [...] » More

HK’s first coronavirus quarantine exemptions for professionals and factory owners entering from mainland China

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

Factory owners and professionals including accountants and engineers are likely to be among the first batch of travellers allowed to skip mandatory quarantine when they enter [...] » More

HK airport brings in cleaning robots and disinfection booth

30-Apr-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Cleaning robots, temperature checks and antimicrobial coatings could soon become synonymous with airport trips. Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has provided a glimpse [...] » More

HK intervened six times in past week to rein in dollar as widening interest rate gap and return of IPOs draw hot money

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

Hong Kong’s monetary authority entered the foreign currency markets six times in the past week to rein in the city’s strengthening currency, bringing it within a [...] » More

HK gains, other Asia stocks mixed as traders weigh vaccine hopes, gradual reopening against coronavirus turmoil

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

Hong Kong stocks gained while other Asia-Pacific markets were mixed, as investors acknowledged progress in the global fight against the coronavirus but remained cautious amid [...] » More

US lawmakers want Mike Pompeo to highlight democracy activists’ arrests in HK autonomy evaluation

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

A bipartisan group of US lawmakers wrote Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday requesting that his department’s upcoming assessment of Hong Kong’s autonomy [...] » More

Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com files for secondary listing in HK, sources say

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

JD.com, one of China’s largest e-commerce sites, has applied for a secondary listing in Hong Kong, in what could be the largest fundraising exercise so far this year in [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK set to ease some social-distancing measures next month, sources say, as city records no new infections for third day in a row

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

Hong Kong will partially ease coronavirus social-distancing measures next month, with some business establishments gradually being allowed to reopen after May 7 and secondary [...] » More

HK independence activist Edward Leung loses appeal over six-year jail term for rioting in Mong Kok

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

Hong Kong independence activist Edward Leung Tin-kei has lost an appeal against his six-year jail sentence for rioting in one of the city’s busiest districts four years [...] » More