Archive for August 22nd, 2020

HK watchdog to investigate possible regulatory shortcomings after discovery of fake HPV vaccines

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

The city’s ombudsman has decided to investigate the government’s role in ensuring the quality of vaccines offered by private health care facilities after [...] » More

HK third wave: schools to hold placement test for their cross-border students in Shenzhen

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

Hundreds of Hong Kong pupils living in Guangdong province will be allowed to take tests locally to determine which of the city’s secondary schools they will attend, as [...] » More

HK justice minister moves to end private prosecution over taxi driver accused of ramming protesters

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

Hong Kong’s justice minister is seeking to quash a private prosecution brought by an opposition lawmaker for the second time in a week, this time over a taxi driver [...] » More

Jimmy Lai intimidation trial: lawyers accuse reporter of exaggerating mental trauma from exchange with HK tycoon

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

Lawyers for Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai Chee-ying have accused a reporter from a rival newspaper of exaggerating the psychological trauma he suffered in an exchange with [...] » More

Property giant’s cleaning firm and major charity receive biggest infusions of Covid-19 cash in HK’s latest round of wage handouts

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

A cleaning company owned by leading property developer and a major charity were among the biggest beneficiaries of the Hong Kong government’s latest round of wage [...] » More

Covid-19 cases expected to drop again in HK, as government prepares to announce plans for citywide testing

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

Hong Kong continues to see a declining trend in coronavirus cases, with about 28 cases expected on Friday, according to medical sources. The latest figures come ahead of the [...] » More

HK offers free virus test to all residents

HK offers free virus test to all residents

22-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong will offer a free coronavirus test to all 7.5 million residents next month, the city’s leader said Friday, but it was unclear how many would take part in the [...] » More

HK stocks boosted by US tech rally, Alibaba blowout earnings

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

Hong Kong and mainland stocks gained as investor sentiment got a boost from a tech rally in the US and e-commerce giant Alibaba’s blowout earnings. The Hang Seng Index [...] » More

After dining ban, takeaway waste clogs HK’s pavements, parks and waterways

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

A deluge of trash from takeaway containers and disposable cutlery is cluttering the streets and parks of Hong Kong as coronavirus restrictions on dining in restaurants eat [...] » More

HK records 27 new coronavirus cases, as residents and staff of two care homes face quarantine

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

Hong Kong recorded 27 new coronavirus infections on Friday, as 130 residents and staff at two homes for the elderly faced being quarantined after a confirmed case was found [...] » More

Lawyers accuse rival paper of harassment as Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai’s trial for allegedly intimidating a reporter begins

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

Lawyers for Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai Chee-ying went after the ethics of a rival newspaper in court on Thursday, accusing it of harassing him and running insulting [...] » More

Henderson Land expects trying times to persist, replenishes land bank as pandemic erodes property valuation

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

Henderson Land Development, Hong Kong’s third-largest developer by market value, expects trying times to continue after reporting a slump in interim earnings as the [...] » More

HK third wave: city moving to lock down procurement of eventual Covid-19 vaccine, Carrie Lam says

HK third wave: city moving to lock down procurement of eventual Covid-19 vaccine, Carrie Lam says

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

Hong Kong’s chief executive has pledged to secure a Covid-19 vaccine for city residents as soon as it becomes available via a worldwide procurement push that is already [...] » More

HK leader announces mass COVID-19 testing to begin September 1

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

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Friday that mass testing of residents for coronavirus in the Asian financial hub will begin on September 1, as she warned people not to be [...] » More

Washington’s suspension of US-HK reciprocal tax exemption deal for shippers a ‘lose-lose situation’, experts warn

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

The United States’ suspension of a reciprocal tax exemption arrangement with Hong Kong for shipping companies will jack up the cost of trade and fuel uncertainty and [...] » More