Archive for October 9th, 2021

New law could ban insults against all HK civil servants, not just police, city leader says

New law could ban insults against all HK civil servants, not just police, city leader says

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

A law pushed by the police force and pro-establishment politicians banning insults against officers could be broadened to cover disrespectful acts towards other civil [...] » More

Fledgling HK carrier Greater Bay Airlines set to be granted air operating certificate imminently

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

Hong Kong is set to award Greater Bay Airlines its air operating certificate (AOC) as soon as Friday, the Post has learned, paving the way for the fledgling carrier to start [...] » More

HK customs officers seize HK$120 million of crystal meth and arrest 3 men over suspicious solar panels sent from Mexico

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

A HK$120 million (US$15.4 million) haul of crystal meth was found hidden inside five solar panels sent to Hong Kong from Mexico, customs officials said on Friday. The 180kg [...] » More

Wang Xiangwei on why he’s optimistic about the US-China relationship

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

Q: Let’s start with Hong Kong. There were violent protests there, then a new national security law was introduced in 2020. It looks like “one country, two [...] » More

Another 16 opposition HK district councillors disqualified over oaths of allegiance

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

Sixteen more opposition district councillors have been booted from office after their loyalty to the city was called into question following an oath-taking ceremony. A [...] » More

Will she or won’t she? Emotional Carrie Lam thanks supporters but remains coy on bid for second term as HK leader

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

Will she or won’t she? That was the question uppermost in many minds on Wednesday after Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor spent more than two hours mapping out her vision for [...] » More

Sustainable plastic: start-up New Life Plastics to recycle a quarter of HK’s waste bottles each year

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

Start-up New Life Plastics (NLP) plans to process up to a quarter of Hong Kong’s waste plastic bottles through the city’s first advanced, large-scale professional [...] » More

National security law: Chinese University of HK’s student union becomes latest opposition-leaning group to disband under pressure

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

The Chinese University of Hong Kong’s student union has formally disbanded, eight months after school management cut ties with the body citing possible national [...] » More

HK leader vows to cut red tape, contain costs for Northern Metropolis, points to green bonds as financing prospect for mammoth project

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

Hong Kong’s leader has vowed to cut red tape and contain costs for the development of a vast metropolis near the border with mainland China, raising the prospect of [...] » More

HK stocks log second winning week on Alibaba, tech rally as China services report aids sentiment

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

Hong Kong stocks completed a second week of advance on the back of Big Tech rally as a private report showing China’s services industry expanded significantly last [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK’s 51-day streak without local Covid-19 infection over, after airport worker tests positive

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

Hong Kong’s 51-day streak without a local Covid-19 case has ended, with health officials confirming on Friday that an airport worker was infected with a coronavirus [...] » More

HK needs 10 to 15 years to make tech dreams a reality, innovation chief says

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

Hong Kong’s ambitious plans to develop new technology clusters near the border will take 10 to 15 years to come to fruition, the city’s innovation chief has said, [...] » More

Is HK any closer to plugging land supply shortfall even with policy address proposals?

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

Most of the land earmarked to plug a shortfall of 3,000 hectares in space-starved Hong Kong over the next 30 years is unlikely to be available for at least a decade, with [...] » More

Is HK any closer to plugging land supply shortfall even with policy address proposals?

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

Most of the land earmarked to plug a shortfall of 3,000 hectares in space-starved Hong Kong over the next 30 years is unlikely to be available for at least a decade, with [...] » More

Banker dies after catamaran capsizes in rough waters off HK’s Beaufort Island

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

Hong Kong marine police pulled two men from the sea on Thursday one of whom, a banker, died later in hospital after their five-metre catamaran capsized off Beaufort Island [...] » More