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New World Disorder: Mass protests storm Australia, France, Germany, Italy
Thousands have swarmed the streets of Australia, France, Germany, Italy, South Africa to protest against COVID restrictions. Pleas from authorities not to attend fell on deaf ears, authority lost.
56 days ago
People who protest against COVID restrictions on the basis that their rights are being trampled represent what is wrong with today’s liberal democracy. There is 100 per cent focus on rights and none on obligations. In reality, rights and obligations are two sides of the same coin. For society to function, each person has the obligation to give up part of their right to do whatever they please. If not, life for everyone in society would be “nasty, brutish, and short”, as the English philosopher Thomas Hobbs succinctly put it.
57 days ago
If the fundamental rights of the people are permanently disregarded, if a corrupt gang of politicians permanently lies to the people, then it is no wonder when the people protests.
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Right mindset key to collaboration
Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has called on civil servants, especially high-ranking officials, to maintain a collaborative mindset when working with mainland counte...
Hong Kong tech incubator urges transformation of local industry
‘We believe that the future of industry … will be innovation and technology, and data-driven,’ says head of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam in hospital with fractured elbow after fall
Lam sought hospital treatment after fall in Government House and was diagnosed with a minor right elbow fracture.
Paralympians set their sights on Paris
Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor praised Paralympic Games athletes for having good fighting spirit at the games after they took home two silver and three bronze medals.
Yacht goes up in smoke
A yacht was badly damaged after it burst into flames at the typhoon shelter in Ap Lei Chau yesterday, sending black smoke into the sky.
Hong Kong’s largest temporary homes project aims for ‘friendly’ vibe
Kong Ha Wai Village will have facilities such as neighbourhood canteens and IT centres to help create a sense of community, project leader says.
Hong Kong universities must also hold weekly flag-raising ceremonies
Tertiary institutions will have to fly national flag every day during term time and hold a ceremony at least once a week under new guidelines.
Woo appointed undersecretary
Clement Woo Kin-man, a former district councillor of the city's largest pro-establishment party, has been appointed undersecretary for constitutional and mainland affairs.
Ten secondary schools resume full-day in-person classes for all students
Ten secondary schools have resumed full-day in-person classes for all students, the Education Bureau said on Monday.
Quarantine hotel and airport staff to have more frequent tests starting next week
Employees of the airport, designated quarantine hotels and drivers carrying travelers between them will have to undergo more frequent Covid-19 tests starting next week, as the g...
Food Panda deliveryman fined HK$8,000 for not wearing a mask
A Food panda deliveryman was fined HK$8,000 for not wearing a mask during a police check, but was acquitted of obstructing a policeman.
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