Archive for April 3rd, 2021

HK’s Jimmy Lai, 6 Others, Found Guilty For Roles In Pro-Democracy Protests

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

A Hong Kong court has convicted seven prominent pro-democracy advocates, including lawyer Martin Lee and media tycoon Jimmy Lai, of unlawful assembly for their roles in [...] » More

HK man slashes wife to death, injures sons and kills himself

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

A 48-year-old Hong Kong woman was slashed to death with a knife as she slept in her bed on Thursday morning before her husband attacked their two sons, then took his own life [...] » More

Coronavirus pandemic sapped HK buyers’ appetite for Greater Bay Area houses as investment fell 40 per cent last year

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

Hong Kong investors’ appetite for property in the Greater Bay Area fell drastically last year as travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic kept buyers away. [...] » More

HK to resume Pfiser shots after packaging defects

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

Hong Kong will resume administering the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfiser and BioNTech on Monday following a 12-day suspension over packaging defects detected in one [...] » More

Tour offers residents a final show at HK’s State Theatre before heritage revamp

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

Hongkongers will get a chance this month to look back at the glory days of the iconic State Theatre complex in North Point before it is revitalised under a [...] » More

HK dollar deposits plummet 12 per cent in February new year holiday takes heat out of IPO frenzy

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

The Lunar New Year holiday in February interrupted stock market listings activity, which caused deposits in Hong Kong’s banking system to fall sharply during the month, [...] » More

7 HK democracy leaders convicted as China clamps down

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Abc News | 5:02 AM

Seven of Hong Kong’s leading pro-democracy advocates, including a media tycoon and an 82-year-old veteran of the movement, were convicted Thursday for organising and [...] » More

Major journalism awards reject HK public broadcaster’s bid to pull entries

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

Organisers have rejected RTHK’s requests to withdraw all its entries from two major journalism awards, after the Hong Kong public broadcaster cited an ongoing review of [...] » More

HK’s subdivided flat tenants welcome task force call to keep rents under control, but are not sure how the system will work

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

Tenants of Hong Kong’s subdivided flats have welcomed the idea of keeping their rent levels under control, but said they struggle to understand how the mechanism will [...] » More

HK’s new chief convenor role requires no local legislation as power comes from Beijing, Carrie Lam says

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

Hong Kong’s pro-establishment lawmakers on Thursday clamoured for more details about a newly created chief convenor role for the powerful Election Committee, with the [...] » More

HK judge explains bail decisions in city’s largest national security law case involving 47 politicians and activists

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

A judge has explained a court’s reasoning in granting and denying bail to some of the 47 defendants charged in Hong Kong’s largest crackdown under the national [...] » More

Taiwan allows entry of more international students

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 5:02 AM

The Ministry of Education (MOE) said Thursday that more categories of international students will be allowed to enter Taiwan, effective immediately, three months after an [...] » More

Train crash kills 48 in Taiwan’s deadliest rail tragedy for decades

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

A Taiwan express train with almost 500 aboard derailed in a tunnel on Friday after hitting a truck that had slid down a bank onto the track, killing at least 50 passengers [...] » More

Lift-off for Taiwan-Palau travel bubble despite high price and pandemic terms and conditions

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

Taiwan and Palau have kicked off their first quarantine-free “travel bubble”, with the hope of resuscitating their tourist sectors seriously battered in the past [...] » More

Taiwan opens first travel bubble, with tourism-dependent Palau

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

Taiwan opened its first travel bubble during the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday, with the small, tourism-dependent Pacific state of Palau, offering a lifeline to a country in [...] » More