Archive for May 27th, 2020

Hong Kong on edge before National Anthem Bill: Live updates

Hong Kong on edge before National Anthem Bill: Live updates

27-May-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 2:21 PM

Hong Kong riot police fired pepper pellets to disperse protesters in the heart of the global financial centre on Wednesday, as new national security laws proposed by Beijing [...] » More

Hong Kong police fire pepper pellets to disperse protests over security bill

Hong Kong police fire pepper pellets to disperse protests over security bill

27-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 2:17 PM

Hong Kong riot police fired pepper pellets to disperse protesters in the heart of the global financial centre on Wednesday, as new national security laws proposed by Beijing [...] » More

Asian shares up as recovery hopes overshadow virus worries

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

Shares rose in Asia on Tuesday as some regions in Japan resumed close-to-normal business activity, with hopes for economic recovery overshadowing worries over the coronavirus [...] » More

Dollar dips as virus recovery optimism holds

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

The dollar inched lower today as growing optimism about a global recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic supported riskier currencies, though concerns about Sino-US tensions held [...] » More

Equities rally as reopenings trump geopolitical tensions

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

A further easing of lockdown measures across the planet continued to push equities higher in Asia on Tuesday, with the reopening of bars, cafes, pools and beaches [...] » More

Burglars bag HK$500,000 in cash and watches in spate of HK break-ins

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

Hong Kong police were called to an industrial building to investigate two burglaries after more than HK$400,000 in cash and valuables were stolen from two of the units. The [...] » More

HK homebuyers spooked by recession, talk of national security law forfeit $1.5 million in deposits, walk away from purchases

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

Nineteen Hong Kong homebuyers who put down deposits for flats at the height of a market rally around June 2018 have walked away from their purchases, forfeiting as much as [...] » More

HKEAA finds 38 per cent of candidates possibly ‘misled’ into answering Japan did ‘more good than harm’ to China in scrapped history exam question

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

Hong Kong’s exam authority has concluded that 38 per cent of candidates were possibly “misled” into answering that Japan had done “more good than harm [...] » More

HK teen who confessed to tossing petrol bombs over anger at government handling of protests gets 18 months’ probation

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

A 15-year-old boy who confessed to throwing two petrol bombs to vent his frustration with the handling of last year’s protests by the government and police was given 18 [...] » More

Beijing’s new national security law will not harm HK’s economy, infringe on residents freedoms, Lam assures

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

Hong Kong’s leader has rejected criticisms that Beijing’s proposed national security legislation will have significant negative consequences for the city’s [...] » More

Exclusive: Cathay Pacific’s brand merger hits roadblock from China’s aviation regulator, sources say

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

China’s aviation regulator may make it difficult for Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd to merge regional arm Cathay Dragon into its main brand because of [...] » More

HK customs officers find nearly $32 million worth of cocaine packed in jet engine shipped from South America

HK customs officers find nearly $32 million worth of cocaine packed in jet engine shipped from South America

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

Hong Kong customs found cocaine worth HK$246 million (US$31.7 million) hidden in an aircraft engine shipped from South America, in its biggest seizure of the drug so far this [...] » More

How HK coronavirus testing lab plans to help Cathay Pacific, other airlines revive international travel

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

Hong Kong-based genetics testing company Prenetics is in talks with government officials and airlines, including Cathay Pacific, to help make travel safer and rev up economic [...] » More

China’s HK law set to bar foreign judges from national security casessources

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

Beijing’s planned national security legislation for Hong Kong is set to block its foreign judges from handling national security trials, people familiar with the matter [...] » More

As HK tenants call the shots, can work-from-home inflict more damage to office market?

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

Some companies in Hong Kong are exploring ways to extend the work-from-home arrangement after a successful spell during the coronavirus pandemic, challenging the value of [...] » More