Archive for October 24th, 2020

Cathay pilots union tells HK-based members not to sign new pay-slashing contracts

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

After seeking legal advice, Cathay’s pilots union has asked its 2,200 Hong Kong-based members not to sign salary-slashing new employment contracts handed out in the [...] » More

HK lawyers can soon earn qualification to practise in Greater Bay Area under new pilot scheme

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

Hong Kong lawyers will soon be able to practise in nine mainland cities within the Greater Bay Area after passing a new qualifying examination under a pilot scheme announced [...] » More

HK Wine & Dine Festival moves online for first time as coronavirus pandemic forces event overhaul

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

The Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival will be staged almost entirely online for the first time in its 11-year history, as the Covid-19 pandemic forces a drastic redesign of [...] » More

Britain announces new class of visa for HK BN(O) passport holders as first step in new track to earning citizenship

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

The British government is set to create a special class of visa next January for Hong Kong holders of BN(O) passports and their close family members as the first step in a [...] » More

Voluntary drug tests for HK police officers working in sensitive units

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

Hong Kong police officers in sensitive units, such as the anti-triad squad and narcotics bureau, will be asked to undergo voluntary drug tests from next week as a newly [...] » More

HK teen jailed for 30 days for assaulting police officer during protests, after appeal court overturns original sentence of probation

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

A teenager who kicked a Hong Kong police officer chasing anti-government protesters has been jailed for 30 days, after a court decided his original sentence of 12 [...] » More

Girl, 6, attacked with orange paint outside HK school in suspected revenge assault for business feud tied to grandfather

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

A six-year-old girl was attacked with orange paint outside a Hong Kong primary school on Thursday in an incident police believe may be linked with a business feud involving a [...] » More

After surviving massive lay-offs, remaining Cathay staff face dilemma over new contracts offering lower pay, fewer perks

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

Even after surviving the axe, Cathay Pacific’s remaining cabin crew members aren’t out of the woods yet, with many left weighing their prospects against their job [...] » More

HK brokers ready war chest for mom-and-pop bidding frenzy in Ant’s mega IPO

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

Hong Kong’s brokerages are readying billions of margin-lending dollars to tap an expected surge in retail demand for China’s fintec giant Ant Group’s likely [...] » More

Cathay Pacific job cuts will hit HK housing market as axed pilots, cabin crew move away or downsize, say analysts

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

The massive job cuts at Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong’s flagship carrier, are likely to further drag down the city’s flagging property market, with districts close to [...] » More

Oil giants CNOOC, Sinopec lead HK stocks higher as Russia’s Putin signals no change to output cut

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

Hong Kong stocks rose on Friday as the final presidential debate wrapped up in the US and ahead of a major political event in China where policymakers will decide the [...] » More

Mainland journalist assaulted in last year’s HK airport protest says he didn’t provoke attackers and was only being ‘sarcastic’

Mainland journalist assaulted in last year’s HK airport protest says he didn’t provoke attackers and was only being ‘sarcastic’

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

A mainland journalist detained and assaulted by Hong Kong protesters during demonstrations at the airport last year has denied provoking his attackers, saying he was only [...] » More

HK magistrate among judges accused of misconduct in protest hearings cleared of wrongdoing

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

A Hong Kong magistrate accused of bias and uttering political comments when she put a teen on probation for hurling petrol bombs during last year’s social unrest has [...] » More

China stocks slip, HK market erases losses amid market volatility, US stimulus impasse before election

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

China stocks slipped while the Hang Seng Index rebounded from earlier losses to extend a rally amid concerns about political tension and US stimulus impasse before the [...] » More

HK firms importing and exporting goods by air ‘cautiously optimistic’ about end of the year festive season, DHL survey finds

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

The outlook for exports and imports by air continues to be clouded by the ongoing US-China tensions, but sentiment has recovered to pre-coronavirus pandemic levels, according [...] » More