Archive for July 7th, 2020

Coronavirus: HK’s three-week streak of zero local infections ends, as authorities consider tightening rules on test exemptions

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A prominent adviser to China’s top legislative body believes Hong Kong people cannot be prosecuted just for provoking hatred towards the authorities under the sweeping [...] » More

National security law: US warning on sale of sensitive technology to HK a signal of hurdles, red tape ahead

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Former Hong Kong Observatory director Lam Chiu-ying has never forgotten how alarm bells rang out when the weather forecast agency wanted to buy a state-of-the-art [...] » More

HK national security law may spook socially conscious investors, sparking outflows

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

Investors who take a sustainable approach to allocating capital may be reevaluating putting their money into Hong Kong after the city implemented a national security law, an [...] » More

HK protests: five opposition figures get temporary court order to stop police accessing their phones

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Five opposition figures charged over unauthorised assemblies in Hong Kong last year have obtained a temporary court order to prevent police from accessing their phones. The [...] » More

What are Hongkongers going to do with their HK$10,000 payout? Bet on the stock market, from the looks of it

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Starting this week, each permanent resident of Hong Kong will be eligible to receive HK$10,000 (US$1,290) in a one-time cash payout, part of the government’s HK$55 [...] » More

Cathay Pacific considers drier storage options for unused planes

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd said on Monday it was evaluating whether to send some of its aircraft to less humid locations for storage as it reviews the size [...] » More

Coronavirus: pilot’s positive test sparks calls for review of HK exemptions for aircraft and ship crews

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Two Hong Kong health experts have called for tighter Covid-19 testing arrangements for airline and cruise ship crews, after a pilot who returned from overseas was confirmed [...] » More

HK’s home buyers are back in droves at CK Asset’s Sea To Sky project as they shrug aside political concerns

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s homebuyers turned out in droves for the second consecutive weekend to snap up the most expensive flats to launch in Lohas Park in two years, shrugging aside [...] » More

China Ministry of Public Security backs HK police in rolling out national security law

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

China’s Ministry of Public Security has pledged to “direct and support” the Hong Kong police to punish crimes against national security, in its first [...] » More

National security law: police take DNA samples from arrested protesters and their lawyer wants to know why

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong police confirmed they collected DNA samples from 10 people arrested over the new national security law on July 1, sparking debate on whether the practice was [...] » More

Trudeau: Canada to restrict sensitive exports, suspend extraditions to HK

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Politico | 6:02 AM

Canada’s steps arrive with its relationship with China already at a low point. Prime minister Justin Trudeau says in response to “grave concern” over [...] » More

National security law: HK ministers slam Canada for suspending extradition treaty

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Canada’s decision to suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong is a political move overriding the rule of law, the city’s senior officials say. They added [...] » More

National security law: Hongkongers can still criticise government, top official says, as legal scholar refutes notion of prosecution for provoking hatred towards authorities

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A prominent adviser to China’s top legislative body believes Hong Kong people cannot be prosecuted just for provoking hatred towards the authorities under the sweeping [...] » More

Democracy activists’ books unavailable in HK libraries after new law

Democracy activists’ books unavailable in HK libraries after new law

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Books by prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy figures have become unavailable in the Chinese-ruled city’s public libraries as they are being reviewed to see whether they [...] » More

HK schools should not provide material against new law, government says

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong schools should not provide reading material that violates a new national security law unless they use it to “positively teach” students about the issue, [...] » More