Archive for April 3rd, 2021

HK stocks cap best day in a month as Biden’s $2.25 trillion spending plan fuel markets in Asia

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Hong Kong stocks started the second quarter on the front foot, joining a rally in regional markets after President Joe Biden unveiled a $2.25 trillion stimulus plan while the [...] » More

‘Father of democracy’ among HK activists facing jail

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

Among the Hong Kong activists facing jail on Thursday is an octogenarian barrister dubbed the “Father of Democracy” who Beijing once asked to help draft the [...] » More

WeWork will shut eight floors of co-working space in Causeway Bay, shrinking its HK footprint by half as social distancing, work-from-home arrangements crimp demand

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

WeWork, the US real estate company that spearheaded the popularity of co-working space, will shrink its property footprint in Hong Kong by more than half, as more people are [...] » More

HK does not warrant special US status since Beijing has slashed its autonomy, Antony Blinken reaffirms

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Hong Kong does not warrant preferential treatment under US law owing to the erosion of its autonomy at the hands of Beijing, the Biden administration said on Wednesday, [...] » More

HK electoral changes do not represent will of residents, future votes will lack credibility: top US envoy

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Beijing’s drastic overhaul of Hong Kong’s electoral system would neither produce any “meaningful democratic results” nor represent the inclusive and [...] » More

HK woman was ‘loving and caring’ step-grandmother, court hears in neglect case linked to death of girl, five

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

A Hong Kong woman on trial for neglecting her step-grandchildren was a “loving and caring” grandparent who did not know the full extent of the abuse that was [...] » More

HK judiciary says courts will withhold details on defendants and police from reporters, day after city’s leader warned against ‘weaponisation’ of personal information

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Hong Kong’s courts have stopped providing reporters with personal details of those facing trial and the police officers handling their cases, on the day the [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK restaurant at centre of infection cluster says government probe found its fresh air supply was adequate

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

A Hong Kong restaurant at the centre of a coronavirus outbreak has hit back at accusations its ventilation system was not up to standard by saying a subsequent government [...] » More

Beijing and HK authorities hit back at US State Department report accusing China of ‘dismantling’ city’s freedoms

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Beijing and Hong Kong authorities have insisted that the city’s residents enjoy unprecedented freedoms under the law, after the US accused the Chinese Communist Party [...] » More

HK coronavirus: Pfiser-BioNTech vaccinations to resume on Monday, with new bookings for those who missed jabs

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Key points: BioNTech vaccinations will resume on Monday, April 5 Residents who have booking on April 5 or after will retain their previously scheduled appointment Do you have [...] » More

Next decade in HK holds little hope of political change, as Basic Law amendments sideline local government, pro-Beijing heavyweights say

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Beijing’s massive shake-up of the Hong Kong electoral system is likely to remain in place for at least the next decade, as new amendments to the city’s [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK logs 19 new infections; 300,000 Pfiser-BioNTech shots land in city for vaccination relaunch

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Hong Kong reported 19 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, after the city’s vaccination drive was given a boost with the arrival of 300,000 BioNTech doses for the [...] » More

More than 150 HK stocks halted from trading, most for missing earnings deadline, in test for market discipline

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Trading in more than 150 stocks has been halted in Hong Kong on Thursday for missing a deadline on earnings reports, a bugbear at a time when more Chinese companies are [...] » More

HK to resume Pfiser/BioNTech vaccine roll-out on Monday

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

Hong Kong will resume administering the Pfiser/BioNTech coronavirus jab on Monday after the pharma giant said a packaging flaw that temporarily halted its use did not affect [...] » More

HK’s exchange proposes to cut capital requirements, broaden qualifications for secondary listings as it kicks off two-month consultation on additional listing reforms

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX), the world’s biggest market operator by value, will begin a two-month consultation period to solicit public feedback on [...] » More