Archive for August 22nd, 2020

National security law: HK court rejects challenge to new bail rules brought by man who allegedly drove motorcycle into police

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

The first man to challenge his detention after being charged under the new national security law has failed in his application for habeas corpus. But Tong Ying-kit, 23, has [...] » More

HK-listed developer Shenzhen Investment wins plot in Guangzhou’s Nansha district with record bid of $578 million

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

Hong Kong-listed Shenzhen Investment has won the bid for a plot of land in Guangzhou’s Nansha district for 4 billion yuan (US$578 million), setting a new price [...] » More

HK’s WTO threat against US ‘Made in China’ ruling puts city in uncharted waters

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

On April 24, 1986, when Hong Kong became an independent member of the global trading system in its own right, Michael Cartland stood up from his erstwhile British colleagues [...] » More

HK stocks fall the most in two weeks as AIA reports worse-than-expected decline in new business

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

Hong Kong stocks fell the most in nearly two weeks as insurance giant AIA reported a worse-than-expected decline in new business and the US suspended extradition and other [...] » More

‘Little logic’ in forcing HK’s biggest supermarkets to pass subsidies onto consumers through discounts during coronavirus crisis

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

A decision by the Hong Kong government to compel the city’s two biggest supermarket chains that benefited from wage subsidies to pass on gains in the form of discounts [...] » More

Explicit clips and images of teens having sex and posing half-naked sparks HK police probe after they are circulated online

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

Hong Kong police have launched an investigation after explicit footage and images of several teenagers having sex or posing half-naked, including some in school uniform, were [...] » More

HK third wave: daily coronavirus tally drops to 18, lowest in six weeks

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

The number of daily coronavirus infections in Hong Kong fell to its lowest level in six weeks with 18 cases confirmed on Thursday, although clusters at the main port and [...] » More

National security law: US stands to lose just as much or even more by suspending three bilateral treaties, HK warns

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

Hong Kong has warned the US stands to lose just as much or even more by suspending three bilateral treaties on the extradition of fugitives and sentenced criminals along with [...] » More

HK protests: five opposition figures lose judicial bid to stop police accessing their mobile phones

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

A Hong Kong court has dismissed an application by five opposition figures charged over unauthorised assemblies seeking to prevent police from accessing their phones, [...] » More

National security law: HK court hears challenge of new bail rules by man who allegedly rode motorcycle into police at protest

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

Hong Kong courts have no jurisdiction to review the new national security law, according to lawyers for the government responding to an unprecedented application for habeas [...] » More

HK police arrest duo over low-interest loan scam that conned at least four out of more than HK$4.5 million

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

The current and former directors of a financial intermediary firm have been arrested in connection with a low-interest loan scam that duped at least four Hongkongers out of [...] » More

HK police nab suspected serial sex attacker believed to have molested three women as he rode past on his electric bicycle

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

Hong Kong police have arrested a suspected serial sex attacker who was believed to have molested three women as he rode past on his electric bicycle on three separate [...] » More

Hundreds arrested, some with ‘triad ties’, in series of raids on brothels, gambling dens and illicit petrol sellers in HK’s New Territories

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

A total of 325 people, including 11 suspected triad society members, were rounded up in a multi-department crackdown targeting the gang-controlled drug, sex and illicit fuel [...] » More

New HK$33.7 billion gateway linking city to economic opportunities in Greater Bay Area opens next week

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

The much-delayed border checkpoint allowing closer ties between Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area in mainland China is expected to finally open next week, but only for cargo [...] » More

HK police detain six more men linked to Yuen Long attack on July 21 last year, bringing the total number arrested to 43

HK police detain six more men linked to Yuen Long attack on July 21 last year, bringing the total number arrested to 43

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

Hong Kong police on Thursday arrested six men linked to the Yuen Long attack on July 21 last year, bringing the total number detained to 43. The force said officers had [...] » More