Archive for August 4th, 2021

HK retail sales rise 8.4 per cent year-on-year in first half of 2021

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Hong Kong’s retail sales rose 8.4 per cent year-on-year in the first half of 2021 as the local Covid-19 situation stabilised, with the government’s consumption [...] » More

HK Observatory considers raising No 3 typhoon signal as storm edges closer

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

The Hong Kong Observatory is considering raising the No 3 typhoon signal on Tuesday evening, when a tropical cyclone moving closer to the city will be reaching its nearest [...] » More

HK’s revamped travel rules a ‘relief’ to stranded domestic workers, but concerns remain over recognition of jabs

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Hong Kong’s revamped quarantine rules for inbound travellers will come as a “relief” to domestic workers stuck overseas, but there are still hurdles to [...] » More

HK-listed Edvantage presses ahead with university expansion in Greater Bay Area amid regulatory storm

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

A Hong Kong-listed private education company with operations in the Greater Bay Area is expanding its colleges in mainland China as it takes advantage of the transport [...] » More

NetEase’s Cloud Village music arm gets the nod for HK IPO, a shot in the arm for a dawdling market after a quiet July

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Cloud Village, the music streaming subsidiary of NetEase, has moved a step closer to its Hong Kong initial public offering (IPO) after winning the approval from the city [...] » More

HK announces compulsory COVID-19 vaccines for key sectors

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | CNA | 5:02 AM

Hong Kong civil servants, teachers and healthcare workers must get vaccinated against COVID-19 or pay for regular testing, the city’s leader announced on Monday (August [...] » More

HK’s fate spurs Japan to speak up about defending Taiwan

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 5:02 AM

During his long tenure as prime minister, Shinzo Abe deftly avoided overtures toward Taiwan that would jolt ties with China. Now, he’s joined the growing chorus of [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK to overhaul anti-pandemic rules and streamline risk-level categories for countries

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Five-tier system will be condensed into three risk levels high, medium and low All travellers must provide a negative virus test 72 hours before departure Do you have [...] » More

Coronavirus: Delta variant may still make vaccinated Hongkongers highly infectious, but shots can reduce severity of illness, experts say

Coronavirus: Delta variant may still make vaccinated Hongkongers highly infectious, but shots can reduce severity of illness, experts say

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

A young Hongkonger who returned from the United States caused a stir earlier this month when he not only tested positive for Covid-19, but was also found to be highly [...] » More

New committee tasked with advising HK judiciary on complaints will have 4 non-judges as members

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

A new nine-member committee comprising five senior judges, a lawyer and three laypeople will begin advising the judiciary on how to handle complaints starting later this [...] » More

Taiwan shares end moderately higher in consolidation

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 5:02 AM

Shares in Taiwan closed moderately higher Tuesday, after moving in consolidation mode throughout the session on a mixed performance on the US markets overnight, dealers said. [...] » More

Appointments for Moderna shots to open to 519,000 people

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 5:02 AM

A total of 519,000 people in Taiwan eligible for a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will be able to make online appointments starting Thursday morning, the Central [...] » More

Sex toys to tea: Taiwan celebrity loses China endorsements in Olympic row

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | JIJI | 5:02 AM

Taiwan’s defeat of China in the Olympic men’s doubles badminton final has reignited nationalist anger on the mainland, sparking boycott calls and resulting in one [...] » More

Taiwan marks 1-year anniversary of National Human Rights Commission

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 5:02 AM

To mark the one-year anniversary of the National Human Rights Commission’s (NHRC) establishment, Chairperson Chen Ju on Monday (August 2) delivered a speech calling on [...] » More

Taiwan finishes operational evaluations of improved Sky Sword II missile

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 5:02 AM

Military officials on Tuesday (August 3) said the National Chung Shang Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) has completed combat operational evaluations of an [...] » More