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Police brace for unrest in Hong Kong on eve of elections
More than 4 million people in Hong Kong will vote for hundreds of district council seats Sunday in what is being framed as a referendum on the protests.
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A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.
Top Hong Kong national security officer under investigation
Hong Kong police said Wednesday they are investigating a top national security officer after a police raid found him at an unlicensed massage business.
University of Hong Kong Researchers Model Climate Change's Effects on Land Use Using New HPC Cluster
Dr Jed O. Kaplan leads the TERRACES Research Group in the Department of Earth Sciences at The University of Hong Kong, where he and his team study the role of land cover influen...
Transparency is key when judging Hong Kong judges
The final decision on complaints against the courts must lie with the judiciary and there is no place for politics; ultimately, the independence of the judiciary remains paramount
Three-quarters of Hong Kong transgender people have considered suicide: survey
Chinese University publishes results from Hong Kong’s biggest survey of transgender people, triggering calls for new anti-discrimination legislation.
US Returns $452 Million In 1MDB Funds To Malaysia
Billions of dollars were stolen from 1Malaysia Development Berhad in a fraud that involved former premier Najib Razak, and spent on everything from a super-yacht to art.
Xiaomi shares up in Hong Kong after US removes it from blacklist
The US Department of Defence will remove China's Xiaomi Corp from a government blacklist, a court filing showed, marking a noteworthy reversal by the Biden administration of one...
More than a third of Hong Kong’s semi-private schools plan to increase tuitions
However, most of the 80 schools will be freezing fees amid the economic downturn brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Hong Kong to raise up to HK$20 billion in latest round of iBonds
Subscriptions for the eighth series of inflation-linked government debt known as iBonds to open on June 1, with the bonds paying a minimum interest rate of 2 per cent every six ...
China planning new crackdown on private tutoring sector
China is framing tough new rules to clamp down on a booming private tutoring industry, aiming both to ease pressure on school children and boost the country’s birth rate by lowe...
China tech crackdown turns to food delivery giant Meituan as $38.96 billion is wiped off value
Chinese regulators have opened an antitrust probe into Meituan not long after fining Alibaba $2.8 billion in a similar investigation.
Hong Kong ready to hold its first international sports event of year
Birthday girl Sarah Lee and Jessica Lee set to lead way as youngsters Yeung Cho-yiu, Law Tsz-chun and To Cheuk-hei look to impress.
Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble to launch as scheduled despite recent cases: minister
Current infections ‘well below’ threshold that would trigger a pause in quarantine-plan, Edward Yau says as city confirms one local, one imported case on Wednesday.
Video shows Hong Kong student shoving teacher to floor after she refused to let him leave classroom
The teacher was blocking the classroom door and refusing to let the student leave as he reportedly did not do his homework.
London homes of the rich and famous draw Hong Kong buyers
Astute investors from Hong Kong see them as a sound investment whose resale value is likely to be boosted by their celebrity associations, according to property agency Aston Chase.
Twitter adds 'tip jar' to pay for good tweeting
Twitter has launched a new "tip jar" feature that lets people send money to others on the social network.
WHO chief urges world to follow U.S. lead and support waiving Covid vaccine patent protections
WHO chief says he urges other countries to follow the example of the U.S. on supporting vaccine patent waivers.
Kids are taking governments to court over climate. And they are starting to win
It was early in the morning when Luisa Neubauer got the call from her lawyer. She was staying at her mother's house, frantically trying to finish a book she'd been working on, s...
Online safety bill ‘a recipe for censorship’, say campaigners
Proposals hand Ofcom the power to identify ‘lawful but harmful’ content and punish social networks that fail to remove it
Elon Musk Tweets Tesla Self-Driving Rollout Could Take A Couple Of Months; Stock Falls
Tesla Inc's top boss Elon Musk said Tesla is tweaking its self-driving software to eliminate a phantom braking problem and may release a significantly improved version within th...
Italian woman mistakenly given six doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine
A 23-year-old woman in Tuscany remains under observation after she was mistakenly given an entire vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine - equivalent to six doses.
Instagram adds option to show pronouns on profile
The social media platform rolls out the change in countries, including the UK, with people able to choose up to four pronouns.
Royal Mail to trial drones to deliver items from mainland UK to Isles of Scilly
If the trial succeeds, the technology could be used to support postal workers in delivering to remote areas in the UK.
Looking At Solutions For Indian COVID-19 Variant: UK PM
"We must be vigilant because the threat of this virus remains real and new variants pose a potentially lethal danger, including the one first identified in India which is of inc...
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