Archive for August 25th, 2020

Who Is Jimmy Lai? Prominent HK Publisher Faces New National Security Law

25-Aug-2020 Intellasia | NPR.Org | 6:02 AM

We take a look the life of media tycoon Jimmy Lai, who escaped Mainland China for Hong Kong in the hole of a fishing boat to become one of the territory’s richest men. [...] » More

HK health authorities admit hospital quarantine mix-up as 25 more Covid-19 cases confirmed

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

Hong Kong health authorities have admitted a domestic helper undergoing treatment for cancer and who has tested preliminary positive for Covid-19 was kept in general wards [...] » More

US authorities give HK exporters some breathing room over switch to ‘Made-in-China’ labels

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

Exporters sending goods made in Hong Kong to the United States will be allowed a longer transition period for changing labels to “Made in China”, according to [...] » More

HK exam chiefs studying changes to next year’s DSE tests after coronavirus forces pupils to spend months learning at home

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

Next year’s university entrance exams could be postponed and some elements cut, to make up for the disruption caused by the suspension of classes because of the [...] » More

HK third wave: city’s top officials unite behind universal Covid-19 testing scheme even as some in opposition camp hope to derail it

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

Hong Kong’s top officials were racing to convince the public of the citywide coronavirus testing scheme’s necessity amid increasing pushback from some quarters on [...] » More

Despite crackdown, Airbnb says it can help HK tourism bounce back faster when Covid-19 subsides, has no plans to exit city

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

Airbnb says it can help Hong Kong’s tourism industry recover faster after the coronavirus pandemic subsides, pointing to research that found each guest who booked [...] » More

US-China relations: Beijing condemns financial sanctions on HK

US-China relations: Beijing condemns financial sanctions on HK

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

China’s banking and insurance regulator has declared the United States’ financial sanctions on Hong Kong organisations and officials accused of eroding the [...] » More

Mental well-being among HK university students has declined since 2017, a new study has found

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

The mental health and well-being of university students in Hong Kong has deteriorated over the past three years, according to new research, with experts emphasising the need [...] » More

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

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

The High Court has thrown out the first constitutional challenge to detention on charges under Hong Kong’s new national security law, with the two designated judges [...] » More

HK mulls relaxing social-distancing rules, as fewest new Covid-19 cases expected since early July

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

Hong Kong expects to confirm the fewest new Covid-19 cases since July 3, with about nine new infections on Monday, according to a medical source, as the government mulls [...] » More

Taxi driver in private prosecution wants his legal fees covered, but after justice minister stepped in, who will pay?

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

A private prosecution stemming from anti-government protests in Hong Kong last year that unexpectedly drew the involvement of the justice minister took another unusual twist [...] » More

HK posts mixed weekend sales results as home buyers are spoilt for choice amid supply glut and easy financing options

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

Hong Kong’s weekend home sales were mixed as buyers snapped up flats at a relatively new project in Tuen Mun while giving their collective cold shoulder to the [...] » More

HK events industry pleads for a lifeline as pandemic wipes out trade shows, putting thousands of jobs at risk

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

Exhibition planner Joe Wong Chu-kong’s heart sank when the annual Hong Kong Book Fair was cancelled two days before it was due to open last month. His team of workers [...] » More

Companies that provided workers for construction of HK-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge fined HK$30,000 each over fatal 2017 accident

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

Two subcontractors involved in the world’s longest sea crossing linking Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau were on Monday fined HK$30,000 (US$3,870) each over an accident in [...] » More

Apple Daily boss Jimmy Lai has case to answer in intimidation trial, HK court rules

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

Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai Chee-ying has a case to answer for allegedly intimidating a reporter from a rival newspaper three years ago, a court ruled on Monday. Magistrate [...] » More