Archive for July 29th, 2020

Extend waiver on foreign worker levies, say subcontractors

29-Jul-2020 Intellasia | PropertyGuru | 11:06 AM

Construction industry subcontractors have urged the government to extend the waiver of foreign worker levies as they face uncertainties over workers and [...] » More

Asia Today: China, South Korea see upticks in virus cases

29-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AP | 10:17 AM

China reported more than 100 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday as the country continues to battle an outbreak in Xinjiang. The 101 new cases was China’s highest daily [...] » More

US Republicans worry China might use TikTok to meddle in election

29-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:11 AM

A group of top Republican US Senators on Tuesday ramped up pressure on TikTok, asking the Trump administration to assess the threat that the popular Chinese-owned video [...] » More

FedEx pilots, union call on company to suspend HK operations

29-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:08 AM

The union representing FedEx Corp pilots on Tuesday called on the US package delivery company to suspend its operations in Hong Kong after some of its members were subject to [...] » More

Bankers leaving HK face grim job markets, high taxes

29-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 10:05 AM

After several years weighing the pros and cons of leaving Hong Kong, Ms Lee is taking the plunge and moving to Canada. Though she has no job lined up, faces higher taxes and [...] » More

HK third wave: coronavirus may have stopped mutating, making it more infectious, study finds

29-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 10:04 AM

Researchers say a comparison of coronavirus samples taken from people recently infected in Hong Kong suggests the virus might have ceased to mutate, which would mean if has [...] » More

Prominent HK professor and pro-democracy activist fired by university

29-Jul-2020 Intellasia | The Guardian | 10:02 AM

A prominent Hong Kong professor and pro-democracy campaigner has been fired by his university, in a move that he and other critics described as a devastating blow to academic [...] » More

University sacks HK protest leader loathed by China

29-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:01 AM

A Hong Kong pro-democracy activist accused by China of trying to launch a revolution said Tuesday he had been fired by one of the city’s top universities because of a [...] » More

HK warns city on verge of large coronavirus outbreak

29-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:58 AM

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has warned the city is on the brink of a large-scale outbreak of the coronavirus and urged people to stay indoors as much as possible as strict [...] » More

Philippines: deadliest country in Asia for land defenders

29-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:56 AM

The Philippines was the deadliest country in Asia for land and environmental defenders again last year while slipping to second most dangerous in the world behind Colombia, a [...] » More

The role of the Leader of the Opposition in Singapore versus the UK model

29-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 9:54 AM

Following the Workers’ Party’s (WP) historic gains in the general election, WP chief Pritam Singh was appointed Leader of the Opposition (LO), the first [...] » More

Singapore PM hopes businesses stay in HK

29-Jul-2020 Intellasia | | 9:53 AM

Singapore’s prime minister said Tuesday he was not looking to woo businesses out of Hong Kong, saying it was more important to preserve calm after China’s [...] » More

Pritam Singh to get ‘right of first response’, more speech time as Leader of the Opposition

29-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 9:51 AM

As Leader of the Opposition (LO), Workers’ Party chief Pritam Singh will “generally be given the right of first response among Members of Parliament (MPs)” [...] » More

China foreign minister slams US ‘reckless provocation’ after consulate closures

29-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:48 AM

China’s foreign minister on Tuesday slammed the US for “reckless provocation of confrontation” after both sides ordered tit-for-tat closures of each [...] » More

UK tells China: We will be watching HK elections closely

UK tells China: We will be watching HK elections closely

29-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:47 AM

British foreign minister Dominic Raab told top Chinese diplomat Wang Yi that Britain would be watching Hong Kong Legislative Council elections in September closely and [...] » More