Archive for April 21st, 2021

HK reports 12 new COVID-19 cases

21-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Xinhua | 5:02 AM

Hong Kong’s centre for Health Protection (CHP) reported on Monday 12 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19, taking the total tally to 11,695. Of the new infections, 11 [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK expert in vaccine-mixing research to study case of man who got three doses involving Sinovac, BioNTech

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

A medical expert leading a study on mixing Covid-19 vaccines in Hong Kong will look into a rare case of a 32-year-old man in the city who had received three shots of two [...] » More

House votes to condemn Chinese government over HK

House votes to condemn Chinese government over HK

21-Apr-2021 Intellasia | TheHill | 5:02 AM

The House passed a resolution on Monday to formally condemn the Chinese government and the Hong Kong regional government for actions that “violate the rights and [...] » More

HK couple sentenced to life in prison for murdering daughter, 5, in horrific child abuse case

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

A couple have been sentenced to life in prison for murdering their five-year-old daughter three years ago in what a Hong Kong judge described as one of the worst cases of [...] » More

Hang Seng Index holds near four-week high with Alibaba under pressure while Meituan advances

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

Hong Kong stocks fluctuated near a four-week high as Alibaba Group Holding weighed on market sentiment ahead of the corporate earnings season. Meituan climbed after unveiling [...] » More

HK protests: High Court rejects union’s bid to intervene in legal challenge by former city leader CY Leung to identify teachers guilty of misconduct

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

The High Court has rejected a trade union’s bid to intervene in a judicial challenge from former Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying, who is calling for authorities to [...] » More

Nearly 130 civil servants fail to take required pledge of allegiance to HK government, with most facing dismissal

Nearly 130 civil servants fail to take required pledge of allegiance to HK government, with most facing dismissal

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

Nearly 130 civil servants have failed to take a new oath of allegiance to Hong Kong as required by the government and most are facing dismissal after having been suspended [...] » More

HK elections overhaul: pro-establishment lawmakers urge government to require candidates to publicly disclose foreign citizenship

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

Would-be candidates in Hong Kong’s future elections would be required to reveal whether they hold foreign citizenship or residency to a powerful new vetting committee, [...] » More

Standard Chartered to hire 400 staff in HK to tap growing demand for wealth management service

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

Standard Chartered plans to hire about 400 people in its retail banking and wealth management businesses in Hong Kong this year and transform its branch network as it seeks [...] » More

Coronavirus: public health experts warn HK not doing enough to keep out external Covid-19 threats despite flight ban on India, Pakistan and the Philippines

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

Hong Kong is not taking adequate measures to guard against the threat of imported Covid-19 cases and infectious new variants of the coronavirus coming in, health experts have [...] » More

Taiwan High Court increases prison sentences for attackers of HK bookseller

21-Apr-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 5:02 AM

The Taiwan High Court on Tuesday (April 20) handed out prison sentences ranging from six to eight months to three men for attacking Hong Kong bookseller and democracy [...] » More

China police detain 2 staff of BP venture, others in fuel trade probe -sources

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

Police in China’s southern Guangdong province have detained several people, including two senior staff of a BP Plc (BP.L) joint venture, in connection with an [...] » More

US reaffirms commitment to helping Taiwan defend itself

21-Apr-2021 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 5:02 AM

The United States remains committed to providing Taiwan with defensive material and helping it strengthen its self-defense capabilities, US Department of Defense spokesman [...] » More

Biden preparing 1st arms sale to Taiwan with 40 self-propelled howitzers

21-Apr-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 5:02 AM

The Biden administration is reportedly preparing its first arms sale to Taiwan in the form of 40 self-propelled howitzers. On Monday (April 19), UDN cited sources familiar [...] » More

Taiwan envoy hopes for greater Japanese role in regional stability

Taiwan envoy hopes for greater Japanese role in regional stability

21-Apr-2021 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 5:02 AM

Taiwan’s deputy representative to Japan said Monday he hopes prime minister Yoshihide Suga’s government will play a greater role in ensuring stability in the [...] » More