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Europe pretend to crack down money laundering elsewhere, but many EU countries lauder money themselves, daily
Business as usual: It's always the ones with the dirty hands pointing the fingers.
Quote of the Day
A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.
Three years jail for asking voters to cast blank ballots
The government announced today that a new offence will be introduced to prohibit any person from inciting another person not to vote, to cast a blank or invalid vote by way of p...
Government should not be undermining Hong Kong’s business strengths
With 21-day quarantines hurting aviation and a stamp duty increase dampening stock market competitiveness, perhaps more businesspeople should join governance.
Biggest winners in electoral revamp: traditional pro-Beijing groups and unions
A key amendment that raised eyebrows was the composition of a newly created 60-seat sector for grass-roots associations in the Election Committee.
59,000 pirated test papers seized
Customs have made their largest seizure of pirated electronic files, with over 59,000 containing infringing question banks for primary schools, intended to be sold online.
Former microbiologist with Centre for Health Protection faces misconduct, fraud charges
Joseph Kam, 63, faces a total of seven charges – four of misconduct in public office, two of fraud and one of using a false instrument.
HK textbook removes wrong description about ‘Republic of China’ as education sector cleans illegal, separatist content
A liberal studies textbook designed for sixth graders in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region was found to have revised its content about the Chinese civil war (1946-49) ...
Lands Department’s digital map products made free to public
Good news for those interested in all things planning, legal and political where land ownership etc is concerned.
Give and take on jobless subsidy
Discussions on canceling the MPF offsetting mechanism will have to be suspended if the government is to pursue a subsidy for the unemployed, Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law...
Should governments rethink their coronavirus vaccine rollouts?
China's top health official had admitted domestically produced jabs have low rates of protection.
Hong Kong ex-opposition lawmaker Dennis Kwok reveals he has quit Civic Party
Lawyer says on Facebook he has formally applied for resignation, but does not reveal his whereabouts, with recent news emerging he had fled to Canada.
EU online drive with Hong Kong lawmaker Regina Ip ‘failed to illustrate values’
Hong Kong lawmaker and executive councillor slams move as betrayal of diversity, pluralism and freedom of expression.
Five councillors fly out of Hong Kong
Five more district councillors have followed Ted Hui Chi-fung's footsteps and left Hong Kong - with some of them leaving before tendering their resignation, Eastweek magazine re...
China is aiming to achieve the historic release of the “digital yuan” in 2022 to coincide with the Beijing Winter Olympics. By creating the world’s first sovereign digital curre...
ICAC charges former CHP consultant over HK$4.2 million misconduct case
A former consultant of the Centre for Health Protection was charged by the Independent Commission Against Corruption for abusing his capacity for personal gain worth over HK$4.2...
Sixteen Hongkongers arrested in police swoop on bookmaking syndicate
The suspects, aged 21 to 56, arrested on Monday and Tuesday, include three from triad backgrounds.
CNN Director Admits on video that they faked Trump and Biden coverage as a “propaganda” to “take down Trump”.
CNN Director: “[Trump’s] hand was shaking...We brought in so many medical people to tell a story that was all speculation -- that he was neurologically damaged, and he was losin...
New lockdown in Sham Tseng
Surprise lockdowns are back after almost four weeks, with Block Two of Lido Garden in Sham Tseng shut down tonight.Three of today's Covid-19 cases live in the Lido Garden bl...
Hong Kong quarantine rules set to relax for vaccinated aircrew, sources say
The changes are expected to benefit cargo flights first, which could de-escalate a row with FedEx and the US government over the quarantine rules.
Customs confiscate gas masks and helmets, arrest eight
Customs arrested eight people after raiding three locations, seizing strategic commodities including gas masks and helmets.
Two outlets of chain restaurants face two weeks ban
The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department banned two outlets of fast food restaurants, Fairwood and Cafe de Coral, after they found out staffers didn’t ensure their customer...
Wellcome’s price freeze plan extends for another six months
Supermarket giant Wellcome said its initiative to freeze the price for over 350 daily necessities will be extended for another six months till September.
Development projects threaten migratory birds, green group warns
Conservationists are calling on the government to do more to preserve wetlands, after a study found that fewer and fewer migratory birds are returning to Hong Kong, RTHK reports.
Epoch Times defiant after Hong Kong printing press ransacked
A Hong Kong newspaper linked to a spiritual group banned in China said Tuesday it would "never back down" after a gang of sledgehammer-wielding men ransacked its printing presse...
Brussels faces soaring costs for Pfizer's Covid vaccine
Contracts for 900m jabs are now being signed at a price of €19.50, the Bulgarian prime minister claimed
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