Archive for May 30th, 2020

HK lawyers backing a more vocal Law Society voted onto its council amid anti-government protests, national security law

HK lawyers backing a more vocal Law Society voted onto its council amid anti-government protests, national security law

30-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:17 AM

Four lawyers advocating a more vocal approach to legal issues in Hong Kong have been voted onto the council of an influential body known for its conservative leanings, in its [...]
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HK home prices slip again, security law may keep the lid on market recovery, analysts say

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

Hong Kong homes prices dipped in April, with analysts predicting the market to come under renewed pressure from Beijing’s controversial plan to impose a security law [...]
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China faces mounting pressure over HK security law

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

China faced growing international pressure Friday over its move to impose a security law on Hong Kong that critics say will destroy the city’s autonomy, with the United [...]
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China public security ministry pledges to ‘guide and support’ HK police

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

China’s public security ministry pledged to “guide and support” the Hong Kong police force after China’s parliament approved a decision to impose a [...]
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HK could see a ‘gradual erosion’ as a financial hub over the next five years: Analyst

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

Hong Kong could see a “gradual erosion” of its status as a financial hub in the next five years, according to Orient Capital Research’s Andrew Collier. A [...]
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Coronavirus: HK records 13 imported infections, but 15-day streak without local transmission remains intact

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

Health authorities recorded 13 imported coronavirus infections in Hong Kong on Friday, the highest single-day count of new cases since April 13, although the city has now [...]
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HK IT sector braces for potential loss of city’s special trading status with US

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

Losing the special trading status granted by the United States will take a heavy toll on Hong Kong’s hi-tech development, according to cyber entrepreneurs fearful of [...]
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Hongkongers who want to flee to Taiwan will go through strict screening, officials say

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

Hongkongers who want to move to Taiwan, fearing they will lose their rights and freedom after Beijing approved a national security law for the city, will have to go through a [...]
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Former HK leader calls out HSBC following UK criticism of security law

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

Former Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying on Friday called out banking group HSBC Holdings plc for not making its “stance” clear on China’s imposition of a [...]
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China parliament advances HK security law as US tensions rise

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

China’s parliament on Thursday approved a decision to go forward with national security legislation for Hong Kong that democracy activists and Western countries fear [...]
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HK schoolboy beaten unconscious with fire extinguisher by suspected triads in Mong Kok shopping centre

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

Suspected triad members beat a 15-year-old schoolboy unconscious with a fire extinguisher in a Hong Kong video games centre, triggering a citywide search for at least five [...]
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EU not in mood to follow Donald Trump into China conflict over HK national security law

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

European leaders are in no mood to follow the United States in threatening trade sanctions against China as it moves to tighten its grip on Hong Kong, although foreign [...]
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HK stocks slide as Trump signals new policies in response to Beijing power grab

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

Hong Kong stocks retreated, keeping the benchmark index on course for a fourth monthly loss this year. Investors are wary of reprisal as President Donald Trump prepares to [...]
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Hongkongers with BN(O) passports could get British citizenship if Beijing imposes national security law, Dominic Raab says

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

Hongkongers with BN(O) passports will be able to obtain British citizenship if China enforces the national security laws in the city, the British government announced on [...]
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HK’s lawmakers point fingers over who’s to blame for threat of sanctions and curbing of trading rights by the United States

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

A blame game ensued among Hong Kong’s politicians on Thursday, a day after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared the city as no longer autonomous from China, a [...]
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