Archive for May 29th, 2020

HK loses US ‘special status’ what next?

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

Washington’s declaration that Hong Kong is no longer sufficiently autonomous from China is a historic moment with potentially far-reaching consequences for the finance [...] » More

How are you being affected by protests in HK?

29-May-2020 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

We would like to hear from people from Hong Kong, both locally and abroad, on how they feel about the proposed security laws Beijing has announced plans to push national [...] » More

HK is a ‘pawn’ in US-China rivalry, says former diplomat

29-May-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong has become a “pawn” in the escalating rivalry between the US and China, said Kishore Mahbubani, a prominent Singaporean academic and former diplomat, on [...] » More

National security law: HK’s appeal as business hub in the spotlight as China law looms large

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

Financier and venture capitalist Simon Calton is watching closely how China implements its new national security legislation for Hong Kong, as the impending controversial [...] » More

Hongkongers should not worry about possible law enforcement by mainland authorities, city’s deputy police chief says

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

Hongkongers do not need to worry about possible cross-border law enforcement by mainland Chinese agents under a proposed national security law for the city, the deputy chief [...] » More

Reaction to Pompeo’s remark that HK is no longer autonomous

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

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Hong Kong no longer qualifies for its special status under US law, unnerving investors worried about the risk to the Chinese-ruled [...] » More

HK courts groan under weight of protest trials

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

Nearly 9,000 people have been arrested since the protests kicked off last June with 1,600 proceeding to trial so far, according to police Hong Kong’s courts are clogged [...] » More

Violence at Sunday protests proves urgent necessity of Beijing’s new national security law, HK security chief says

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

Acts of violence at Sunday’s anti-government protests only served to drive home the urgency of Beijing’s proposed national security law for the city, Hong [...] » More

US and China fight at United Nations over HK

US and China fight at United Nations over HK

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

The United States and China clashed over Hong Kong at the United Nations on Wednesday after Beijing opposed a request by Washington for the Security Council to meet over [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK reaches 14 days without local transmission of Covid-19

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

Hong Kong recorded no new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, a day before social-distancing rules were expected to be eased and some businesses allowed to reopen. The city also [...] » More

US weighs options ‘across the spectrum’ to punish China over HK

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

The Trump administration is crafting a range of options to punish China over its tightening grip on Hong Kong, including targeted sanctions, new tariffs and further [...] » More

HK opposition lawmaker delays national anthem debate after throwing rotten plants at Legislative Council president

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

Emergency services were called into the Legislative Council’s chamber on Thursday after an opposition lawmaker hurled a container of foul-smelling rotten plants at the [...] » More

Vanke sells all flats at HK development, defies worsening Goldman Sachs forecast for property sector

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

Vanke Holding (Hong Kong) sold all 188 flats on sale at its The Campton development in Hong Kong’s Cheung Sha Wan area on Wednesday. The outcome defied a forecast by [...] » More

HK stocks in torment as mainland traders head for exits, Beijing votes for national security law

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

Hong Kong stocks slipped in see-saw trading as mainland traders unwound positions amid widening US-China political rifts, with Beijing endorsing a proposal to impose a [...] » More

China’s rich skirting HK to seek asset safety elsewhere

29-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuter | 6:02 AM

Rich Chinese are expected to park fewer funds in Hong Kong on worries that Beijing’s proposed national security law for the city could allow mainland authorities to [...] » More