Archive for October 8th, 2021

‘Profound regret’: Chinese University of HK’s student union dissolves after 50 years amid pressure

08-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Hongkongfp | 5:02 AM

The student union at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUSU) has decided to dissolve, citing increased difficulties after the university severed ties with the group eight [...] » More

Northern Metropolis or ‘castle in the air’? Critics mostly agree on direction of HK leader’s policy blueprint, but question cost of grand plans

08-Oct-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Hong Kong’s leader is taking the city in the right direction with her ambitious Northern Metropolis proposal and other measures to boost economic development, analysts [...] » More

Policy address: requirement for HK teachers to pass test on Basic Law to expand to subsidised schools

08-Oct-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Hong Kong educators have called for further details about a new plan to require more teachers to pass a test on the city’s mini-constitution, including whether the [...] » More

Carrie Lam policy address: boosting northern HK economy behind plan for new rail links between city and mainland China

08-Oct-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

The Hong Kong government’s plan to build new railway links with mainland China is aimed at boosting the economy in the north of the city and furthering integration with [...] » More

HK plans tax changes to get off EU’s ‘gray list’

08-Oct-2021 Intellasia | MNETax | 5:02 AM

The government of Hong Kong on October 5 responded to the EU’s inclusion of Hong Kong in its updated “gray list” of jurisdictions that do not yet comply [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK airport worker tests preliminary-positive, threatening city’s 50-day streak of no local infections

08-Oct-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

A Hong Kong airport worker has tested preliminary-positive for Covid-19, potentially ending the city’s 50-day streak of zero local infections, the Post has learned. The [...] » More

HK Policy Address: Cost of Northern Metropolis ‘yet to be calculated,’ says Chief Exec. Carrie Lam, but it will be ‘profitable’

08-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Hongkongfp | 5:02 AM

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said that the cost of the government’s “Northern Metropolis” plan has yet to be calculated, but the project was a [...] » More

HK leader Carrie Lam promises to keep Northern Metropolis construction costs under control

08-Oct-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Hong Kong’s leader has promised to control construction costs for a vast metropolis she proposed to develop near the border with mainland China, while also reassuring [...] » More

Gay HK widower withdraws legal challenge after government says same-sex couples have right to handle funeral arrangements

08-Oct-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

A gay widower who took the Hong Kong government to court over his late husband’s after-death arrangements has withdrawn his legal challenge, after authorities clarified [...] » More

China Tourism, awaiting HK IPO, touts Hainan duty-free haven for tourist dollars in rivalry with Okinawa, Jeju

08-Oct-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

China Tourism Group Duty Free, the world’s largest travel retailer by sales, is hoping to capture a slice of the growing multibillion-dollar spending by Chinese [...] » More

Proposed Northern Metropolis near mainland China border will be ‘HK’s most important area’, leader says in policy address

08-Oct-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Hong Kong’s border area with mainland China will be built into a new Northern Metropolis of 2.5 million people in 20 years, including a “Silicon Valley” [...] » More

HK customs makes largest-ever smuggling bust, with haul of shark fin, luxury goods valued at HK$210 million

08-Oct-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Nearly 10 tonnes of shark fins were seized as part of a record HK$210 million ($27 million) haul of luxury goods and endangered wildlife products destined for mainland China, [...] » More

HK domestic worker arrested over role in $210,000 phone scam on elderly women

08-Oct-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

A domestic worker in Hong Kong was arrested for allegedly receiving HK$3,000 in payment to help a gang collect HK$210,000 from two elderly women swindled in a phone scam, [...] » More

HK police make largest smuggling bust worth $26.9M

08-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Westport-AP | 5:02 AM

Hong Kong authorities on Thursday said they have made their largest smuggling bust, seizing goods including endangered species worth an estimated $26.9 million. The [...] » More

HK dreams too big on SPACs

08-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam has given a boost to the city’s consultation on US-style special-purpose acquisition companies. She flagged the plans for them in [...] » More