Archive for July 28th, 2020

HK elections: opposition camp members struggle to enter race for four industry-based legislative seats

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

Four members of Hong Kong’s opposition camp are struggling to secure enough nominations to run for functional seats in the upcoming Legislative Council elections, [...] » More

Battered by Covid-19 third wave and US-China showdown, HK recovery could take longer than expected: finance chief

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

Hong Kong’s economy could take longer than expected to recover amid the third wave of Covid-19 cases and a sharp deterioration in US-China ties, the city’s [...] » More

300 workers evacuated from HK construction site after wooden materials catch fire

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

About 300 workers were on Monday evacuated from a site in northern Hong Kong after wooden construction materials caught fire. Emergency personnel, including paramedics, were [...] » More

US-China relations: Washington confirms suspension of Fulbright programme for HK, mainland

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

The United States has confirmed the suspension of its Fulbright programme in mainland China and Hong Kong, after President Donald Trump pulled the plug on the fellowship [...] » More

HK elections: prominent activist Joshua Wong grilled over political stance ahead of intended run for legislature

HK elections: prominent activist Joshua Wong grilled over political stance ahead of intended run for legislature

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

Prominent Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong Chi-fung has been asked whether he still backs self-determination for the city as authorities vet his candidacy bid for legislative [...] » More

HK developer Wheelock sells most expensive unit at its Koko Hills development for $8.1 million

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

Wheelock Properties sold the most expensive flat at its Koko Hills project in Hong Kong’s Lam Tin neighbourhood through a bidding process on Sunday. The flat was [...] » More

Toyko, Sydney aim to lure edgy HK financial firms, but Singapore a top draw

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

Japan, Australia and some other nations are readying incentives to attract banks and asset managers in Hong Kong that are worried about the new security law imposed by China, [...] » More

HK stocks surrender gains with third wave of coronavirus in focus; gold miners advance

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

Hong Kong stocks fell on Monday as worries over the worsening third wave of Covid-19 outbreak in the city overwhelmed earlier enthusiasm about technology stocks. Gold-mining [...] » More

Hangzhou Tigermed’s $1.38 billion HK fundraising makes it Asia’s biggest health care listing this year

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

Hangzhou Tigermed Consulting, China’s largest clinical research services firm, is seeking to raise up to $1.38 billion in Hong Kong, in Asia’s biggest health care [...] » More

Will Huawei, HK and China backlash scupper Britain’s post-Brexit free trade dreams?

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

When business grandee Gerry Grimstone was appointed as Britain’s investment minister in March, Chinese diplomats were confident he would help steer economic ties [...] » More

HK third wave: officials ‘very worried’ as city struggles to control Covid-19 outbreak, logs new daily record with 133 cases

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

Local health officials expressed deep concern on Saturday as Hong Kong set yet another daily record with 133 new Covid-19 cases, while hospital beds inched closer to maximum [...] » More

HK third wave: no sign of Covid-19 crisis easing as city records 128 new cases

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

Hong Kong’s third wave of coronavirus infections shows little sign of easing, with the city confirming another 128 Covid-19 cases, the fifth straight day of [...] » More

Hiker killed, another in critical condition after 10-metre fall at scenic HK stream popular with trekkers

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

A hiker was killed and another left fighting for their life after they fell more than 10 metres at a scenic stream on an island in Hong Kong on Sunday. Multiple calls were [...] » More

HK third wave: health experts question ‘late’ move to plug Covid-19 loopholes for seafarers and aircrew as city records another 128 infections

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

Hong Kong moved to plug loopholes exempting seafarers and aircrew from Covid-19 quarantine rules amid mounting criticism from health experts, as the city continued to [...] » More

HK third wave: city should brace for tougher social-distancing rules if situation worsens, says deputy leader

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

Hong Kong should brace itself for more stringent social-distancing rules if the third wave of coronavirus infections gets worse, the city’s deputy leader warned on [...] » More