Archive for May 19th, 2020

Tiger Beer uncages the street vibes as local businesses reopen

19-May-2020 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 7:12 AM

Tiger(R), Asia’s number one international premium beer, today launched its #UncageTheStreetVibes campaign in Vietnam to support local F&B outlets to restore their [...]
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Asian equities climb as countries slowly reopen

19-May-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Asian markets rose Monday as a further easing of lockdowns around the world offset another round of data highlighting the sharp economic pain being inflicted by the virus. [...]
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HK protests: opposition activists face stiffer sentences if found guilty after prosecutors up charges

HK protests: opposition activists face stiffer sentences if found guilty after prosecutors up charges

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

Five leading opposition figures in Hong Kong were set to face tougher charges when they joined 10 others in court on Monday afternoon in connection with last year’s [...]
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HK protests: after quitting inquiry into police handling of unrest, UK expert Clifford Stott to issue his own report

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

An overseas expert who withdrew from the Hong Kong police watchdog’s investigation of last year’s anti-government unrest has announced a separate report on the [...]
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Beijing envoy takes on the HK protest movement

19-May-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Fifteen veteran pro-democracy figures were arrested in Hong Kong last month on charges of unlawful assembly. The case is drawing attention to the role of Beijing’s new [...]
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HK’s veteran pro-democracy activists defiant as they hear charges in court

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

Some of the 15 pro-democracy activists arrested in police raids in Hong Kong showed defiance on Monday as they appeared in court to hear charges of participating in illegal [...]
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Anthem bill sparks new clashes in HK legislature

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

Clashes broke out in Hong Kong’s legislature for the second time this month on Monday as the city’s pro-democracy camp tried to scupper a controversial law that [...]
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HK’s homebuyers shun property sales for the fourth weekend in a row as they await better deals amid a glut of options

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

Hong Kong’s property sales flopped for the fourth straight weekend, as homebuyers turned their backs on unsold projects to wait for better discounts, amid a real estate [...]
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Coronavirus: HK, Macau and Guangdong consider ways to create a ‘travel bubble’ for easier movement across borders

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

Hong Kong is looking into using an electronic health certificate that could exempt residents from quarantine when they visit Macau and Guangdong as part of the plan to lift [...]
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Democratic Party backs HK primary to find strongest opposition candidates for Legislative Council race

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

Hong Kong’s Democratic Party has pledged to support a primary held by the opposition camp after backing seven lawmakers to seek re-election, and help the bloc secure a [...]
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Coronavirus: hamster research shows effectiveness of masks ‘huge’ in Covid-19 battle, HK scientists say

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

Hong Kong scientists conducting research on hamsters have offered the first proof of what many residents have believed all along that wearing surgical masks can significantly [...]
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HK economy and unemployment rate could worsen, finance chief Paul Chan warns, saying resurgence of protests could be the greatest hurdle to recovery

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

Hong Kong’s negative economic growth and unemployment rate could worsen, the finance chief has said, while adding that a “resurgence of violence” could be [...]
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HK opposition lawmakers thrown out of meeting after melee erupts as pro-establishment bloc installs chairwoman on key Legislative Council committee

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

Hong Kong’s pro-establishment lawmakers seized control of an influential legislative committee in a chaotic meeting on Monday, installing one of their own as its new [...]
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Young buyers flock to Wing Tai Properties’ low-priced OMA by the Sea flats, HK’s first property sale after social distancing is eased

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

Young buyers thronged the sales office of Wing Tai Properties’s OMA by the Sea development on Sunday morning, before sales slowed as some of the cheaper flats priced at [...]
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Critically endangered Hainan gibbons return from brink of extinction, thanks to HK group’s conservation efforts

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

Conservationists working to save the world’s rarest primate are seeing a glimmer of hope after the population of Hainan gibbons exceeded 30. “Even though the [...]
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