Archive for October 23rd, 2021

Coronavirus: HK’s new ‘Leave Home Safe’ mandate could leave homeless, others lacking smartphones without access to key services, INGO warns

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

Hong Kong’s move to mandate the use of its Covid-19 contact-tracing app at government buildings will hit homeless residents and other vulnerable groups in need of [...] » More

HK’s ‘Walk Up Jardine House’ event logs 50 million steps to raise HK$2.7 million for mental health charity

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

Nearly 2,000 people have walked more than 50 million steps combined equivalent to scaling the 49-storey Jardine House building in Hong Kong 5,000 times and amassed over [...] » More

Aussie rock lobsters a HK security threat: customs chief

23-Oct-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

Rampant smuggling of Australian rock lobsters into mainland China is a national security threat, Hong Kong’s new customs chief said Thursday as she vowed to crack down [...] » More

HK’s new customs chief to focus on national security threats

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

Hong Kong customs will make seizing materials that could threaten national security a priority, the first woman to head the department has said, calling her 8,000 officers [...] » More

US, Britain and EU voice objections to HK’s disqualification of opposition district councillors

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

The United States, Britain and the European Union accused the Hong Kong government of stripping Hongkongers’ democratic rights on Thursday, following further [...] » More

HK national security law: Tiananmen Square vigil activists refuse bail, saying liberty in exchange for free speech is a price not worth paying

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

Two leaders of the group behind Hong Kong’s annual Tiananmen Square vigil have decided to stay in prison despite being granted bail ahead of a national security law [...] » More

Coronavirus: last-minute cancellation of HK ‘cruise to nowhere’ after crew member’s positive result affects 1,200 passengers

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

About 1,200 passengers booked on a “cruise to nowhere” from Hong Kong had their trip cancelled at the last minute on Thursday after a crew member tested positive [...] » More

HK police arrest three over HK$600,000 internet shopping scam

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

A lawyer, students and housewives were among 20 Hongkongers who fell victim to online shopping and money changing scams, losing more than HK$600,000 (US$77,170) in total, [...] » More

HK passes contentious bill allowing more overseas-trained doctors to practise in city, with applications ‘likely to open in third quarter next year’

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

More doctors from overseas and mainland China can apply to work in Hong Kong as early as next year, the Post has learned, after the legislature passed a contentious bill [...] » More

Post video series China’s Rebel City earns another top prize for coverage of HK protests with win at Online Journalism Awards

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

The Post has won a top prize at this year’s Online Journalism Awards for its showpiece documentary series, China’s Rebel City: The Hong Kong Protests. The [...] » More

HK halts cruise-to-nowhere as COVID-19 suspected in crew member

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

Hong Kong authorities prevented a Royal Caribbean (RCL.N) cruise ship from departing the city’s terminal late on Thursday as a crew member was suspected to have [...] » More

China warns Slovaks, Czechs of retaliation for Taiwan minister visit

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

Beijing warned Slovakia and the Czech Republic on Friday that nobody should harbour any illusions about the “necessary measures” China will take to defend its [...] » More

US defense secretary promises NATO, Taiwan, EU broad support

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

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Friday offered the United States’ “resolute” commitment to NATO and broad support both to Taiwan and the European [...] » More

Taiwan delegation irks China with eastern Europe tour

23-Oct-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

The 66 government officials will hold talks in Slovakia on Friday before travelling to the Czech Republic and Lithuania to boost trade ties and investment. All three [...] » More

China urges US to avoid sending wrong signals on Taiwan

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

China’s foreign ministry urged the United States on Friday to avoid sending any wrong signals to proponents of Taiwanese independence, after President Joe Biden said [...] » More