Archive for May 2nd, 2020

Police on alert in HK ahead of planned democracy rallies

02-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Riot police hit Hong Kong’s streets on Friday ahead of planned rallies by pro-democracy protesters who were looking to defy restrictions on gatherings during the [...]
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HK luxury hoteliers to delay 1,000-odd new rooms in market at disastrous levels due to pandemic and protests

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

Hong Kong’s luxury hotel owners have postponed plans to add more than 1,000 new rooms to a “disastrous” market still reeling from an economic slump caused [...]
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Coronavirus: lessons of pandemic have officials rethinking plans for HK’s public hospitals, authority chair says

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

The coronavirus has forced Hong Kong to overhaul its decades-long development plan for the city’s public hospitals, the Hospital Authority chief has revealed, with [...]
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If not the virus, then protests: HK faces deeper recession

If not the virus, then protests: HK faces deeper recession

02-May-2020 Intellasia | Al Jazeera | 6:02 AM

Benjamin Archangeli arrived in Hong Kong just before the city imposed a mandatory quarantine on all inbound travellers in March due to the coronavirus outbreak. He has now [...]
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HK braces for Labour Day democracy protests despite virus

02-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong democracy protesters are planning to hold multiple flashmob rallies later Friday, defying restrictions on gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic as anger [...]
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HK braces for Labour Day democracy protests despite virus

HK braces for Labour Day democracy protests despite virus

02-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong democracy protesters are planning to hold multiple flashmob rallies later Friday, defying restrictions on gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic as anger [...]
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Last HK governor Chris Patten asks UK to watch out for Beijing interference in city affairs

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

Britain’s last colonial governor of Hong Kong, Chris Patten, has asked the UK government to watch out for Chinese attempts to interfere with the city’s affairs [...]
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Man attacked by wild boar while walking in HK country park

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

A rambler was taken to hospital after being attacked by a wild boar in a Hong Kong country park on Thursday afternoon. The 68-year-old Hongkonger was enjoying a walk with his [...]
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HK teacher’s history lesson on first opium war ‘obviously untrue and unacceptable’, says Education Bureau

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

A Hong Kong school has apologised after a teacher gave incorrect information to pupils during an online lesson on the first opium war, the 19th century conflict which [...]
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HK police ready to use force to prevent any Labour Day protest chaos amid coronavirus social-distancing orders

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

Hong Kong police will deploy 3,000 riot officers who will “act first and fast” to prevent crowds from gathering on Labour Day after online calls urged residents [...]
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In HK, temperature checks for coffee help keep coronavirus under control

02-May-2020 Intellasia | USA Today | 6:02 AM

The man in the mask aimed the ray gun at my forehead and squeezed the trigger. He checked the reading. No fever. I was cleared for coffee. Temperature checks at cafes are now [...]
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HK government turns to global PR firms for second time in attempt to repair city’s tarnished image

HK government turns to global PR firms for second time in attempt to repair city’s tarnished image

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

Hong Kong officials are again looking for public relations companies to help rebuild the city’s shattered image, after a previous attempt failed to find any takers. And [...]
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Coronavirus: HK’s five-day streak of no Covid-19 cases ends, with at least one new infection among Pakistan returnees

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

Hong Kong’s five-day streak of zero coronavirus infections ended on Friday when two arrivals from Pakistan tested positive, leading health experts to warn that more [...]
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Police arrest trio over online threats made to HK media companies TVB and Oriental Press Group

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

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of posting threatening remarks against Hong Kong media companies TVB and Oriental Press Group. Officers from the Cyber Security [...]
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HK’s protesters are being used to further their own ruin

02-May-2020 Intellasia | Al Jazeera | 6:02 AM

Despite escalating violence between protesters and police in Hong Kong, I believe it is extremely unlikely the Beijing government will take retaliatory measures against the [...]
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