Archive for June 22nd, 2020

China unveils security law for HK, city’s freedoms in doubt

China unveils security law for HK, city’s freedoms in doubt

22-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China will have overarching powers over the enforcement of a new national security law in Hong Kong, according to details released on Saturday that signalled the deepest [...]
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HK protests: Ying Wa College pupils defiant after principal vows disciplinary action and Education Bureau ‘highly concerned’ over campus rally

22-Jun-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Pupils at an elite boys’ school in Hong Kong remained defiant on Friday after their principal warned that disciplinary action would be taken against those who ignored [...]
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HK customs seizes 2,500 tonnes of meat bound for mainland China so far this year, more than in previous 11 years combined

22-Jun-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong customs has seized about 2,500 tonnes of frozen meat destined for mainland China so far in 2020, dwarfing the confiscation total from the previous 11 years [...]
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Activist Joshua Wong says he plans to run for HK legislature

22-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Prominent Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong said on Friday he planned to run for a seat in the Chinese-ruled city’s legislature, setting up a new battle with [...]
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Former Occupy student leaders Joshua Wong, Nathan Law in bid for HK opposition camp’s endorsement to run in Legislative Council elections

Former Occupy student leaders Joshua Wong, Nathan Law in bid for HK opposition camp’s endorsement to run in Legislative Council elections

22-Jun-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Former Occupy student leaders Joshua Wong Chi-fung and Nathan Law Kwun-chung have thrown their hats into the ring for the opposition camp’s primaries in the lead-up to [...]
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Protection against discrimination for HK nursing mothers, friends and relatives of ethnic minority individuals covered in new law changes

22-Jun-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Nursing mothers and anyone related to members of ethnic minority groups will be the latest to receive protection under Hong Kong’s anti-discrimination laws, as the [...]
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Coronavirus: HK marks sixth day without local Covid-19 infection but adds three imported cases, health authorities say

22-Jun-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong recorded no locally transmitted Covid-19 cases for the sixth day in a row on Friday but added three imported ones, according to health authorities, bringing the [...]
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Pompeo says way US treats HK depends on how China does

22-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday the United States would in future treat Hong Kong as a Chinese city rather than an autonomous one to the extent that China [...]
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Police hunting for eight robbers who rammed Audi and stole HK$65,000 from driver

22-Jun-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Police are hunting for eight robbers who rammed an Audi car with their vehicles, forced their way inside and stole HK$65,000 (US$8,400) from the driver in southern Hong Kong [...]
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‘Collusion’ question: could new security law language make it illegal for Hongkongers to lobby for sanctions on China or accept money from foreign groups?

22-Jun-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The addition of “collusion” with foreign forces as an offence under the national security law Beijing is drafting for Hong Kong has left many questions [...]
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China hits back at UN rights chief on HK legislation

China hits back at UN rights chief on HK legislation

22-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China said on Friday that “improper” remarks by the United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet regarding the national security legislation proposed for [...]
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Coronavirus: HK man who slept in park after giving false home quarantine address gets three weeks’ jail

22-Jun-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

An unemployed man who reported a home address to health authorities for coronavirus quarantine purposes, only to then sleep in a park for 13 days after returning to Hong Kong [...]
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Coronavirus: HK bankruptcies for May the worst since 2003 Sars epidemic, as experts paint dour picture of road ahead

22-Jun-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong has reported the biggest monthly surge in personal bankruptcies since the 2003 Sars epidemic, with experts warning the worst is yet to come as the Covid-19 crisis [...]
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Why HK manufacturers struggle to revitalise factories in China’s Greater Bay Area

22-Jun-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong manufacturing firms with operations in China’s Greater Bay Area are struggling under the weight of burdensome regulations and are reluctant to make long-term [...]
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Pandemic-related stress and isolation driving more in HK to drink, say counsellors, addiction centres

22-Jun-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

It took determination, self-discipline and weekly support group meetings for Sam* to beat a 20-year dependency on alcohol, and he succeeded in keeping the old cravings at bay [...]
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