Archive for May 1st, 2021

Vaccinated HK residents ready to party till 2 a.m. curfew as bars reopen

01-May-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

In Hong Kong’s famed party zone Lan Kwai Fong, dormant bars and clubs opened to serve customers again, but only for those who have had at least one vaccine shot – [...] » More

HK activist Joshua Wong, three others plead guilty to taking part in 2020 Tiananmen Square vigil

HK activist Joshua Wong, three others plead guilty to taking part in 2020 Tiananmen Square vigil

01-May-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Jailed Hong Kong opposition activist Joshua Wong Chi-fung has pleaded guilty to taking part in an unauthorised June 4 vigil last year commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen Square [...] » More

Coronavirus: quarantine for hundreds after HK records first untraceable local case involving Covid-19 mutated strain, health officials warn of ‘grim situation’

01-May-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Hundreds of occupants of a 52-storey residential block in Tung Chung have been ordered into quarantine in Hong Kong’s biggest such operation after one of them was [...] » More

HK’s High Court unanimously rejects appeal against Occupy convictions by Benny Tai, eight others

HK’s High Court unanimously rejects appeal against Occupy convictions by Benny Tai, eight others

01-May-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Nine Hong Kong opposition leaders and activists have lost an appeal against their convictions for their roles in the 2014 Occupy protests. The Court of Appeal on Friday [...] » More

Beijing warns fintech firms against anti-monopoly behaviour

01-May-2021 Intellasia | AP | 5:02 AM

Chinese financial regulators have summoned 13 companies engaged in online finance services, including Tencent and Bytedance, and told them to strengthen anti-monopoly [...] » More

JD.com’s logistics unit gets go-ahead for up to $4 billion IPO in HK

01-May-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

The logistics unit of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com received the green light on Thursday to proceed with an initial public offering (IPO) that could raise between $3 [...] » More

HK electoral overhaul: Beijing loyalist hopes to be voice for city’s young on powerful new Election Committee

HK electoral overhaul: Beijing loyalist hopes to be voice for city’s young on powerful new Election Committee

01-May-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Beijing loyalist Kenneth Fok Kai-kong has hailed a “new force” representing young Hongkongers on a reformed body that will wield significant power over major [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK health adviser warns of possible fifth wave of infections after discovery of untraceable case with mutant strain

Coronavirus: HK health adviser warns of possible fifth wave of infections after discovery of untraceable case with mutant strain

01-May-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

A top Hong Kong public health adviser has warned a potential fifth wave of Covid-19 infections could emerge in the next two weeks, hours after authorities identified the [...] » More

HK activist Joshua Wong pleads guilty over June 4 ‘illegal assembly’

HK activist Joshua Wong pleads guilty over June 4 ‘illegal assembly’

01-May-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong was among four people who pleaded guilty on Friday of participating in an illegal assembly on June 4 last year to commemorate the [...] » More

Back from the dead? HK bars emerge from five-month coronavirus shutdown, but barely coping with rules cocktail

01-May-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Hong Kong’s bars crawled to life on Thursday night in a muted comeback after a five-month closure, with many operators struggling to cope with what they said was [...] » More

US expresses deep concern over HK’s ‘exit ban’ law

01-May-2021 Intellasia | WioNews | 5:02 AM

The US on Thursday expressed its deep concern over a new Hong Kong immigration law which includes powers to stop people leaving the city. The law has raised fears that [...] » More

HK cartoon depicting US invasion by gun-toting Mickey Mouse and evil Ronald McDonald in textbook for overhauled liberal studies subject sparks row

01-May-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

A row has broken out over an image in new teaching materials to be used in Hong Kong’s schools that depicts Mickey Mouse and Goofy lookalikes in military uniforms, [...] » More

HK reports first untraceable local cases of Covid-19 variant; bans flights from Nepal

01-May-2021 Intellasia | Straitstimes | 5:02 AM

Hong Kong reported on Thursday (April 29) night the first untraceable local infections of a highly transmissible Covid-19 variant. A 39-year-old domestic helper and a [...] » More

HK protests: 9 of 10 fugitives returned to city after mainland China jail terms to appear in court on perversion of justice charges

01-May-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Nine out of the 10 fugitives who had served jail terms in mainland China for illegally crossing the border while attempting to flee to Taiwan will appear in a Hong Kong court [...] » More

Taiwan’s new coast guard flagship to counter China’s ‘gray zone’ threat

01-May-2021 Intellasia | CNN | 5:02 AM

Taiwan commissioned into service a new coast guard flagship Thursday to help counter China’s “gray zone” war tactics against the island. The civilian-run [...] » More