Archive for April 24th, 2021

HK’s Canton Road overtakes Russell Street as Asia-Pacific’s most expensive place to rent a shop amid exodus of luxury retailers, survey finds

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

Hong Kong’s Canton Road has overtaken Russell Street as the most expensive place to rent a shop in the Asia-Pacific region for the first time, according to a survey by [...] » More

Coronavirus: sample contamination at HK Covid-19 testing lab could explain high number of positive results in single day, expert says

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

Sample contamination at a Covid-19 testing lab could explain an unusually high number of preliminary-positive cases detected in one day, an expert investigation has found, [...] » More

HK elections: lawmakers push for tougher fines on publicly funded schools, NGOs which refuse to open up their facilities for use as polling, counting stations

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

Lawmakers have called for tougher penalties against Hong Kong schools and NGOs drawing on public funds that refuse to make their premises available for election authorities [...] » More

HK journalist convicted over database search for mob attack probe

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

An award-winning Hong Kong journalist was found guilty on Thursday of improperly searching a public vehicle licence database to help track down the perpetrators of an attack [...] » More

Macau’s digital yuan plans deal fresh blow to casino junkets

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

Macau’s plans to use China’s future digital currency will help Beijing curb money laundering in the world’s top gambling hub but could deal a fatal blow to [...] » More

No fixed date set for Singapore-HK travel bubble, launch only when it’s safe: Lawrence Wong

24-Apr-2021 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 5:02 AM

Singapore and Hong Kong have been discussing the possibility of resuming air travel between the two cities, but no fixed date has been set yet, said Education minister [...] » More

HK Chiu Chow group packed with tycoons ‘disappointed’ by Election Committee snub, demands seats on newly empowered body

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

Leaders of a local townsmen’s organisation have called on Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor to grant them seats on a committee that will enjoy broad [...] » More

Large-scale counterterrorism drill staged at HK airport to strengthen city’s response to bomb attacks, marauding knifemen

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

More than 200 emergency services and security officers have held a large-scale counterterrorism drill at Hong Kong International Airport to strengthen the city’s [...] » More

Coronavirus: school closures over infections impose venue change on dozens of Diploma of Secondary Education exam candidates

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

Dozens of Hong Kong students from the first 3,400 candidates to sit this year’s university entrance exams were forced on Friday to take the tests in backup venues after [...] » More

HK protests: pro-independence group member jailed for 12 years over explosives find wanted to ‘create terror’ in city, says judge

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

A former pro-independence group member has been jailed for 12 years for his role in Hong Kong’s biggest seizure of explosives in two decades, the heaviest sentence [...] » More

HK watchdog to drive city’s Greater Bay Area green finance hub ambitions by leading on transparency, international standards

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

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) will take the lead in shaping disclosure policies and setting international standards to ensure the city acts as a [...] » More

Will national security law force exodus of HK’s teachers, students over fears of shrinking academic freedom?

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

Veteran primary school teacher Eva* will be leaving Hong Kong with her husband and child by summer to start a new life in Britain. Changes in the city’s education scene [...] » More

Hang Seng Index logs second weekly advance on earnings outlook as China funds step up purchases

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

Hong Kong stocks rose, lifting the benchmark index to a second weekly advance, as strong corporate earnings encouraged mainland Chinese investors to boost their purchases. [...] » More

HK man jailed for 32 months for groping seven women under pretext of helping to brush an insect off their clothing

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

A Hong Kong construction worker has been jailed for 32 months for molesting seven women under the pretext of helping them brush off insects he claimed were crawling on their [...] » More

HK woman beaten by intruder in early morning break-in at Ma On Shan flat

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

A Hong Kong woman was assaulted in a terrifying encounter with an intruder in the early hours of Friday after she woke to find the man sitting on top of her in her bedroom, [...] » More