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Hong Kong debate on controversial National Anthem Bill: Victor Teo, Hong Kong University
Hong Kong's Legislative Council is debating a bill that could make disrespecting China's national anthem a criminal offence.
Victor Teo specialises in the International Relations of Asia-Pacific. He says the bill sends a number of strong messages about China's view on Hong Kong's autonomy.
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Covid: Cathay Pacific to run at half capacity next year
Cathay Pacific says it expects to offer less than half of its usual capacity next year as airlines continue to suffer from the pandemic's impact.
Hong Kong tourism arrivals fall 99.7 per cent in September from a year ago
While excitement has accompanied planned travel bubble with Singapore, local lawmaker says key to reviving sector remains mainland China and Macau.
‘Rice queen’ J Lou: Hong Kong YouTube star on identity, viral hits
She loves rice, she’s YouTuber Uncle Roger’s ‘favourite niece’ – meet Hong Kong YouTube star J Lou, who has come a long way since her first viral hit three years ago.
Twitter user’s boast of sex with underaged ‘goddaughters’ sparks police inquiry
Blogger uncovers network of commenters offering information on how to find minors and avoid legal troubles.
Can Ocean Park, Hong Kong Disneyland survive the coronavirus?
Loss-making theme parks slash ticket prices and add new activities to attract locals in place of millions of missing visitors.
Hong Kong braces for Monday as US sanctions report puts HSBC, banks in flux
Banks in Hong Kong could face sanctions for engaging in “significant transactions” with officials cited by the Trump administration following the adoption of a controversial nat...
Jimmy Lai takes Hong Kong police to court over materials seized in raid
Lawyers for the media mogul have asked for an injunction preventing the review of any documents that fall outside the scope of the warrant.
HONG KONG Andrew Chan to be Hong Kong’s new Anglican archbishop
The bishop of Western Kowloon will replace the Most Rev Paul Kwong at the helm of a community of about 30,000 members. Last year he backed pro-democracy protests opposed to a pr...
Hong Kong ex-leader CY Leung urges public to report teacher misconduct
Hong Kong former chief executive Leung Chun-ying has urged people to report school teacher misconduct and said public interest overrides personal privacy in this matter. He prev...
Hong Kong protester says she was granted asylum in Germany
University student facing rioting charge over last year’s anti-government protests says she fled city via Taiwan after being arrested last November.
Why Hong Kong’s office market is outperforming the housing sector
The resilience of Hong Kong’s housing prices is the result of low interest rates and masks its fundamental problem of a lack of affordable housing. Covid-19 stimulus money is in...
Will Shenzhen swallow Hong Kong as mainland city wins more economic freedoms?
Hong Kong’s strengths – reliable courts, free-flowing information, international schools – can still lure investors eying opportunities north, experts say.
Hong Kong pushes health code to open up travel
Health officials call for forced testing of patients with mild symptoms but medical experts fear public backlash
Eddie Yue: What quality means to Hong Kong as an international financial centre
Opening keynote speech by Mr Eddie Yue, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, at the Hong Kong Management Association 2020 Quality Award Presentation Ceremony, Ho...
What the national security law has done for Hong Kong
The enactment of the law has restored social stability and the freedoms that were suppressed by violent protesters. Hong Kong remains free and open, with its rule of law intact ...
Hong Kong campaigner Alexandra Wong 'won't give up fighting'
Alexandra Wong, 64, nicknamed "Grandma Wong," said she was detained last August in the border city of Shenzhen, and forced to renounce her activism in writing.
Hong Kong is an extremely distressing place to live
Young people ought to be told that feelings of despondence are normal in a stressful situation, both personal and societal
Hong Kong cannot afford to say ‘I don’t mind’ to being overtaken by Shenzhen
Carrie Lam’s indifference, even if diplomatic, to Shenzhen surpassing Hong Kong economically goes down badly in proud city.
Are Hong Kong’s teachers radicalising youth? Claim draws war of words
CY Leung says elements of the profession are polluting young minds. Lawmaker Ip Kin-yuen counters, saying radicalism is being fuelled by government’s contempt for the public.
Bishop who spoke out on Hong Kong protests picked as city’s next Anglican leader
Right Reverend Andrew Chan will take over from Most Reverend Paul Kwong as the city’s archbishop in early 2021.
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