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Hong Kong protests morph into 'extremely violent attacks on ordinary citizens'
Journalist Hedley Thomas says that the media are glossing over the reality of demonstrations in Hong Kong, which have “morphed into extremely violent attacks on ordinary citizens”.
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Call to revamp Hong Kong ride-hailing market, upgrade taxi fleet
Ng Kwan-sing of Hong Kong Taxi Council hopes the government will put the focus back on upgrading city’s existing pool of 18,163 cabs.
Hong Kong Blockchain Week 2020: Setting DeFi and Blockchain Trends for 2021
November 17th to 19th 2020, speakers and participants will assess the economic and technological rollercoaster of the year 2020,and will discuss whether DeFi will change the gam...
Why Macau is the promised land for smaller Hong Kong property firms
Hong Kong’s smaller property developers, squeezed out at home by heavyweight players, have long turned to Macau, the other special administrative region covered by Beijing’s Gre...
Hong Kong district councillor sentenced for identifying police officer who allegedly shot reporter in the eye
A Hong Kong district councillor has been given a suspended prison sentence for publishing the personal details of a policeman who allegedly fired a projectile and partially blin...
Hong Kong banks told to report potential breaches of security law
Transactions that could violate Beijing-imposed law should be treated the same as if financing terrorism, says guidance
Lam says Shenzhen remarks misinterpreted, touts Hong Kong’s national role
Chief executive says work nurturing ties with surging neighbour and mainland as a whole prove she cares about city’s competitiveness.
Hong Kong leader determined Lantau housing plan will go ahead
Chief executive signals determination to push ahead with signature policy in face of recession or slump in property market. The scheme would see a new metropolis built on artifi...
Hong Kong jobless rate hits 6.4 per cent, highest in nearly 16 years
Companies relying on tourism suffer as pandemic shuts borders, with unemployment for sector at 11.7 per cent.
Hong Kong health authority apologizes for Indian consulate staff’s quarantine exemption
Hong Kong's health authority made an apology on Monday for a quarantine exemption arrangement of an Indian visitor, who was diagnosed as a confirmed case of COVID-19 on October ...
Mother of Taiwan murder victim calls on Hong Kong security chief to get tough
In an open letter to Secretary for Security John Lee, the mother of Poon Hiu-wing says police protection for Chan Tong-kai must stop immediately.
Hong Kong-Singapore Travel Bubble May Have One Flight a Day
The travel bubble for Hong Kong and Singapore could start with one daily flight between the two financial hubs, according to Hong Kong Secretary for Commerce and Economic Develo...
Under the Shadow of China's New Security Law, a New Generation of Hong Kong Artists Is Learning to Make Art in Code
Artists are filling Hong Kong's galleries with some of the best work the city has ever seen. You just have to know what you're looking at.
Banks in Hong Kong advised to report security law breaches to police
Critics say guidelines could lead companies to flout the rights of their customers
BTS: Mandatory military service or boy band?
South Korean boy band BTS has fans around the world and their stardom seems unstoppable. Except... it might come to a sudden halt because of South Korea's mandatory military ser...
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...
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