Archive for May 6th, 2020

HK to lift major social restrictions as virus fades

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

Hong Kong on Tuesday announced plans to ease major social distancing measures, including reopening schools, cinemas, bars and beauty parlours after the Chinese territory [...] » More

Pro-establishment heavyweight Starry Lee plans extra meeting at HK’s Legislative Council to end election saga and clear backlog

Pro-establishment heavyweight Starry Lee plans extra meeting at HK’s Legislative Council to end election saga and clear backlog

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

Hong Kong’s Legislative Council will hold an extra meeting on Friday in a bid to clear a backlog of bills waiting on the long-delayed election of a new committee chair, [...] » More

HK’s stock benchmark falls 1,000 points the most in six weeks as sentiment sours on US-China tensions

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

Hong Kong stocks suffered their worst fall in six weeks on Monday as US-China tensions flared up over the coronavirus and the US-China trade deal. The city’s Hang Seng [...] » More

Former HK leaders launch pro-Beijing coalition

Former HK leaders launch pro-Beijing coalition

06-May-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Two of Hong Kong’s former leaders launched a pro-Beijing alliance Tuesday to uphold China’s “one country, two systems” policy and work to revive the [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK set to relax some social-distancing rules as Covid-19 situation improves locally

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

Hong Kong’s leader will on Tuesday announce the relaxation of some Covid-19 social-distancing measures, allowing groups of up to eight people to gather in public places [...] » More

HK woman gets 14 days’ jail for biting off-duty police officer’s arm during scuffle at Wan Chai MTR station

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

A Hong Kong woman who bit an off-duty police officer’s arm after he caught her jumping a turnstile at a railway station has been jailed for 14 days. Eastern Court heard [...] » More

Macau’s property market reels from coronavirus as transactions fall to lowest levels since financial crisis

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

Macau’s property market has been dealt a heavy blow on all fronts by the coronavirus outbreak, and its recovery will need to rely on the city’s beleaguered [...] » More

HK retail sales take historic dip, down nearly 37 per cent by volume in first quarter, as Covid-19 continues to take toll

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

Hong Kong retail sales in the first quarter of 2020 marked a historical low, plunging 36.9 per cent by volume from the same period a year ago, as the Covid-19 crisis [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK resident flown back from Pakistan last week beaten by masked assailants at quarantine centre in Fo Tan

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

A 43-year-old man, one of more than 300 Hong Kong residents to return on a government-chartered flight from Pakistan last week, was beaten with wooden sticks by a pair of [...] » More

HK leader Carrie Lam pledges to maintain investment in economy as city slips into recession, but no word on social-distancing rules

HK leader Carrie Lam pledges to maintain investment in economy as city slips into recession, but no word on social-distancing rules

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

Hong Kong’s leader has pledged to maintain government investment to stimulate economic growth, a day after it was revealed the coronavirus pandemic had pushed the city [...] » More

HK March retail sales plunge 42pct due to coronavirus

06-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s retail sales fell by 42 percent in March from a year earlier, as travel restrictions kept tourists away and most residents steered clear of shops and [...] » More

Covid-19 was a chance for a reset in HK. Instead, the crackdown continues

06-May-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong is living through two traumas at once: after nine months of civil unrest sparked by a now-aborted extradition law that saw increasing violence from protesters and [...] » More

HK to lift major social restrictions as virus fades

06-May-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong on Tuesday announced plans to ease major social distancing measures, including reopening schools, cinemas, bars and beauty parlors after the Chinese territory [...] » More

Coronavirus: Bars and other venues to reopen as HK eases Covid-19 shutdown

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

Most Hong Kong venues shut because of the Covid-19 pandemic will be allowed to reopen from Friday, the city’s leader has announced, as her government also laid plans to [...] » More

HK to relax some restrictions as new coronavirus cases dwindle

06-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s government said on Tuesday it will relax restrictions on public gatherings and allow gyms, cinemas and beauty parlours to re-open later this week as only a [...] » More