Archive for October 1st, 2020

Families of detained HKers petition Beijing office

01-Oct-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Relatives of 12 Hong Kong fugitives detained in the Chinese mainland after trying to flee the financial hub petitioned Beijing’s office in the city on Wednesday, [...] » More

HK care home evacuated after resident’s positive Covid-19 test, while city faces nine new cases

01-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong is expecting nine new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, according to a medical source, after dozens of residents in a care home for the elderly were evacuated late on [...] » More

HK tycoon King Cho accumulates car parking spaces in Greater Bay Area betting on growth potential

01-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Car park investors are looking north, betting on strong revival in economic growth and increasing car ownership in the Greater Bay Area to push up prices. Among them is Hong [...] » More

HK retail sales drop 13 per cent in August, continuing 19-month downward spiral

01-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong retail sales plunged 13.1 per cent year-on-year in August, as the coronavirus pandemic continued to batter the struggling sector, marking a 19th consecutive month [...] » More

HK national security law: 26 arrests so far, resignation of a foreign judge, and suspension of a middle school pupil mark third month

01-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s national security law has sparked controversy, both at home and abroad, since its enactment by Beijing on June 30. In September alone, the law, which [...] » More

Who is Tanya Chan? HK opposition lawmaker’s curtain call on career shifts spotlight to her past

01-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

When Tanya Chan entered Hong Kong politics full time in 2008, many were surprised by the decision of the seasoned barrister and theatre actress. But while her career change [...] » More

Former HK leader CY Leung launches legal bid to force government to reveal names of teachers caught up in protests

01-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A group founded by former Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying wants to force the Education Bureau to reveal the names of teachers found guilty of professional misconduct in [...] » More

HK protests: riot-accused social worker goes free as judge rules she has no case to answer

01-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A Hong Kong social worker accused of rioting by calling for police to calm down during an anti-government protest in August last year went free on Tuesday after a judge found [...] » More

HK court grants activist Joshua Wong temporary release on unauthorised assembly, mask ban charges

01-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong opposition activist Joshua Wong Chi-fung has been granted temporary release by a court after being charged with taking part in an unauthorised assembly and [...] » More

Charles Li to bring forward his retirement amid ‘good progress’ in search for new chief executive of HK Stock Exchange

01-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Charles Li Xiaojia will bring forward his retirement and step down as the head of Hong Kong’s stock exchange operator 10 months before his contract expires, in a [...] » More

Families call for access to HK relatives detained in China

Families call for access to HK relatives detained in China

01-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The relatives of 12 Hong Kong people arrested by China at sea last month called for access to their detained family members in a petition to the mainland’s [...] » More

Families fear for HK fugitives in China custody

01-Oct-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

On the night he made a failed attempt to flee to Taiwan by speedboat, 16-year-old Hong Konger Hoang received a phone call, signalling it was time to leave at once. The [...] » More

Big tech firms may be handing HK user data to China

01-Oct-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

Big technology companies may already be complying with secret Chinese requests for user information held in Hong Kong and ought to “come clean” about the [...] » More

Protests and Covid leave HK stuck in recession

Protests and Covid leave HK stuck in recession

01-Oct-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s economy was already in recession when the pandemic hit in January. Six months of running battles between pro-democracy campaigners and local government had [...] » More

HK police arrest three over calls for violence on National Day

01-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong police have arrested two students and a delivery worker accused of inciting people to attack officers and join a banned anti-government protest on China’s [...] » More