Archive for August 29th, 2020

HK man who attacked McDonald’s worker over request to wear mask ordered to pay firm HK$4,000 for breaking cash register

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

A Hong Kong man has been ordered to compensate McDonald’s HK$4,000 (US$512) after he admitted damaging a cash register and assaulting an employee who reminded him to [...] » More

Classmate of HK teen found dead at sea recalls odd behaviour on their final day together

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

A 15-year-old girl found dead at sea in Hong Kong last September had packed her belongings at home and cleared her school locker the day before she disappeared, her classmate [...] » More

HK’s Octopus aims to spread tentacles with contactless card for paying fares in mainland China

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

Hongkongers will for the first time be able to use contactless Octopus cards to pay for most public transport fares in mainland China by as early as next year, according to [...] » More

HK media firm Next Digital executives say HSBC has frozen their bank, credit card accounts

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

Executives of Hong Kong media firm Next Digital at the centre of a row between Washington and Beijing told the Post on Thursday their bank accounts with HSBC had been [...] » More

HK leader Carrie Lam admits to being caught out by civil unrest and tells TV interviewer: I’m an administrator that doesn’t understand politics

HK leader Carrie Lam admits to being caught out by civil unrest and tells TV interviewer: I’m an administrator that doesn’t understand politics

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

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has described herself as an administrator who does not understand politics in a television interview, and said she could not have [...] » More

China arrests at least 10 at sea; HK media say suspects fleeing to Taiwan

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

Chinese authorities have arrested at least 10 people after intercepting a boat off the coast of the southern province of Guangdong, the provincial Coast Guard Bureau said in [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK schools could resume classes in phases by September, sources say after meeting with education chief

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

Hong Kong schools could resume face-to-face classes in phases by mid or late September at the earliest starting with half-day sessions, sources told the Post on Thursday, [...] » More

HK says shipping to prosper even as US bilateral tax suspension triggers new challenges to port

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

Hong Kong remains an attractive place for the shipping industry to prosper even as the US suspension of a 1989 bilateral shipping tax agreement triggered another challenge to [...] » More

HK public hospitals to revise Covid-19 treatment guidelines, highlight effective drugs behind low mortality rates

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

Hong Kong’s public hospitals will revise clinical treatment guidelines for Covid-19 patients to better highlight the effectiveness of an antiviral drug that has helped [...] » More

HK police sift the past to pursue new security law crimes

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

Hong Kong police are using the past words and deeds of government critics to bolster investigations under the city’s sweeping new security law, despite the legislation [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK’s struggling restaurant sector not hopeful about profit rebound despite dining relaxations

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

Hong Kong’s struggling restaurants were cautious to restock their kitchens and reluctant to roll out deeper discounts despite the resumption of evening dine-in services [...] » More

What is ‘course trading’? HK universities to quash student practice, where places on programmes are sold for profit

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

Two universities are trying to crack down on “course trading” among students, in which an individual holds a place on a programme and then releases it to a peer [...] » More

Taiwanese President warns of military conflict, calls for greater ties

Taiwanese President warns of military conflict, calls for greater ties

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | SMH | 6:02 AM

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has called on Australia to back its inclusion in the Trans-Pacific Partnership and negotiate a free trade agreement, as China’s [...] » More

US makes public photo of refuelling of Taiwan’s aircraft

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

Military planes between Taiwan and the United States conducted air refuelling missions in US airspace recently, according to a photo posted by the American Institute in [...] » More

Taiwan unveils F-16 maintenance hub as China tensions build

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

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen vowed on Friday to defend the island with a “solid” air force as she launched a US-backed maintenance centre for the island’s [...] » More