Archive for May 19th, 2020

HK education official slams controversial history exam question that put candidates in ‘unreasonable’ position

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

Exams should never lead students to discuss the positive values of invasions, massacres or ethnic cleansing, a top education official said on Sunday, calling a university [...] » More

HK lawmakers thrown out of key Legislative Council meeting after clash with security guards

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 [...] » More

HK protests: police warn of legal action after district councillor Lester Shum calls for revenge over death of student Chow Tsz-lok

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

Hong Kong police have warned of legal action against district councillor and former student leader Lester Shum after he called on others to take revenge against the force for [...] » More

Global banks in HK shorten annual internship programmes, go virtual as coronavirus pandemic upends office life

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

Each June, the next generation of investment bankers, research analysts and fund managers from across the world flock to Hong Kong for on-the-job training that could lead to [...] » More

Former chief of HK’s exams body warns against scrapping controversial history question on whether Japan ‘did more good than harm to China’

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

A former top official at Hong Kong’s public exam authority has warned against scrapping a controversial history paper question on Sino-Japanese relations without [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK pledges to review quarantine measures for returnees from South Africa after envoy complains policy could be seen as discriminatory

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

Hong Kong officials have promised to review coronavirus-related quarantine arrangements for returnees from South Africa, after the country’s top diplomat in the city [...] » More

Alleged victim of beating by HK police sentenced to six months in jail for assaulting officer and another man

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

A man who was allegedly beaten by police while he was detained in hospital was on Saturday sentenced to six months in jail for assaulting an officer and another man in a park [...] » More

HK-Macau tycoon Stanley Ho’s family rift comes into open as daughter Deborah mounts legal action against her sister Angela over trusts

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

A rift has surfaced among gaming magnate Stanley Ho Hung-sun’s next of kin over his two family trusts. Deborah Ho, a daughter of the tycoon’s deceased first wife [...] » More

HK exam authority employees resign during controversy over history question on Japan’s relations with China

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

An exam authority employee accused of posting anti-government comments online ahead of a raging controversy in Hong Kong over a history question on Sino-Japanese relations [...] » More

Pompeo warns China over interference with US journalists in HK

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

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday he believed China had threatened to interfere with the work of US journalists in Hong Kong, and warned Beijing that any [...] » More

Tough ride ahead for HK graduates, as job vacancies fall 55 per cent amid economy battered by protests, pandemic

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

The number of job vacancies for university graduates in Hong Kong has been more than halved, and the average salary could be slashed by up to 20 per cent, amid a double [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK to keep social-distancing rules for two more weeks, sources say, as health chief warns of ‘new normal’

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

Hong Kong is expected to keep in place most social-distancing measures, including limiting public gatherings to eight people, for another two weeks given the risk posed by a [...] » More

No new coronavirus cases in HK

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

Hong Kong recorded no new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, according to a government source. The city’s tally of infections remains at 1,052, with four related deaths. The [...] » More

Pompeo warns China on ‘impinging’ on HK’s autonomy, freedom

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

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned China on “impinging” on Hong Kong’s autonomy and freedom, saying it will inevitably impact US’ assessment [...] » More

Coronavirus pandemic forces HK courts to speed up using technology for hearings via videoconferencing

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

Barrister Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung was surrounded by his team of lawyers in his office as he dialled a number that connected him by speakerphone to his legal opponent and a [...] » More