Archive for January, 2021

HK mask producer, store manager arrested over sale of face coverings with bacterial count 12.5 times beyond safety limit

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:48 AM

Hong Kong customs has arrested the director of a mask manufacturer and a chain cosmetic store manager over face coverings which were found with a bacterial count exceeding [...] » More

HK proposes mandatory registration of all new mobile phone numbers to tackle organised crime

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:48 AM

All Hong Kong mobile phone users will have to provide their real name and personal details under proposals for compulsory SIM-card registration in the city, with officials [...] » More

UK prepares to welcome thousands of HKers fleeing national security law

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | CNN | 6:48 AM

The United Kingdom is preparing to welcome potentially tens of thousands of migrants from Hong Kong, with the opening of a new visa for residents of the former British colony [...] » More

HK: New UK visa route to open for up to three million people

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Sky | 6:48 AM

Just under three million people in Hong Kong will be able to apply to live, study and work in the UK when a new visa route opens on Sunday. The government offered a pathway [...] » More

No foreign judges will hear the first national security law case before HK’s top court

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:48 AM

No foreign judges will preside over the first national security law case before Hong Kong’s top court on Monday, when it is slated to review a key provision in the [...] » More

UK says HK offer upholds ‘freedom and autonomy’

UK says HK offer upholds ‘freedom and autonomy’

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:48 AM

Britain’s government said on Friday it was standing by the people of its former colony Hong Kong in the face of a Chinese crackdown, as it prepared to launch a [...] » More

HK stocks rebound as Tencent regains footing after biggest slump in global markets since October

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:48 AM

Hong Kong stocks rebounded after stocks worldwide suffered their biggest sell-off since October, as overnight gains in US equities and better job-market reports calmed [...] » More

Fighting cabin fever during HK’s three-week quarantine

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 6:48 AM

South Korean entrepreneur Lee Jung-soo was prepared for a two-week quarantine in a tiny Hong Kong hotel as a price to pay to start her new life, but its sudden extension by [...] » More

Hang Seng Index rebounds as Tencent, Anta Sports stem slide after biggest slump in global markets since October

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:48 AM

Hong Kong stocks rebounded after stocks worldwide suffered their biggest sell-off since October, as overnight gains in US equities and better job-market reports calmed [...] » More

HK fourth wave: more than half of residents do not intend to take Covid-19 vaccine jabs, survey finds

HK fourth wave: more than half of residents do not intend to take Covid-19 vaccine jabs, survey finds

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:48 AM

In a fresh blow to the government’s plan to vaccinate every Hong Kong resident, a survey has found that more than half do not intend to take the Covid-19 shot, a rise [...] » More

HK economy shrank a record 6.1pct in 2020

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 6:48 AM

Hong Kong’s economy contracted a record of 6.1 percent in 2020 as the city was battered by the coronavirus pandemic, just months after it was upended by widespread [...] » More

Carrie Lam hopes Biden administration will give HK’s national security law ‘a fair hearing’

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:48 AM

Hong Kong’s top health official overseeing the fight against Covid-19 has been replaced in an “unusual” lateral move and stripped of his anti-pandemic [...] » More

Hang Lung has $132 million in limbo as its purchase of Shouson Hill villas in HK hits a snag amid US-China spat

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:48 AM

Hang Lung Properties, the Hong Kong buyer of the US government’s real estate asset in Hong Kong, may have up to HK$1.027 billion (US$132.5 million) in limbo, as its [...] » More

UK says upholding ‘freedom and autonomy’ with new HK visas

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 6:48 AM

Britain’s government on Friday vowed to stand by the people of its former colony Hong Kong against a Chinese crackdown as it prepared to launch a new visa scheme [...] » More

HK police seize HK$10 million worth of cannabis, arrest suspected dealer in drugs raid on industrial building

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:48 AM

Hong Kong police arrested a suspected drug trafficker and seized nearly HK$10 million (US$1.3 million) worth of cannabis when they raided an industrial building on Thursday [...] » More