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Most MTR Corp employees in Hong Kong to get pay rise of at least 4.2 per cent
Hong Kong’s embattled MTR Corporation on Wednesday revealed most of its staff would get a pay rise of at least 4.2 per cent and a 1.3-month annual bonus this year.
What do protesters really want and what are the chances are of persuading them to stay off the streets?
Jeffie Lam, Kanis Leung and Phila Siu
In a new series of in-depth articles on the unrest rocking Hong Kong and its impact and implications, the Post goes behind the headlines to look at the underlying issues, current state of affairs, and where it is all heading. In this fir...
‘Why not convince Beijing one country, two systems policy works?’
Former Court of Final Appeal judge launches rare attack on city’s political elite for neglecting people’s needs. Former top judge Henry Litton says it is absurd to think Beijing’s stance would soften with unlawful assemblies, demonstrati...
Nineteen politicians and power brokers gather at Government House to brainstorm ways to end city’s protest crisis
More than half the guests urging Lam to withdraw bill and launch inquiry.
Hong Kong police families call for independent inquiry into protest clashes
Hong Kong Free Press HKFP
Hundreds attended a demonstration organised by relatives of Hong Kong police officers on Sunday. They called for an independent inquiry into police misconduct, and for the government to take responsibility for the ongoing extradition law...
Personal details of some at Carrie Lam dialogue session posted online
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data has mounted an investigation after receiving complaints, the government says.
Four months of Hong Kong protests: an innocence lost
An estimated 1 million people marched peacefully on June 9, calling for the withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill. Four months on, the city has become familiar with intense violence, wanton destruction and a bitterly divided soc...
Hong Kong Police Officer Slashed in Neck as Violence Continues
A Hong Kong police officer was slashed in the neck during a confrontation with protesters, as violent clashes continued following the most-destructive weekend since unrest began more than four months ago.
Pro-business HK politicians want to replace Lam
Some establishment members say the chief executive is failing to fully support the police.
Hong Kong shopping malls become battlefields
Clashes escalate after death of 22-year-old protester and alleged gang-rape of 16-year-old girl
Vandalism is a necessary tactic, say HK vanguard
Activists insist destroying property is an effective way to put pressure on the government
New Hong Kong police chief Chris Tang tells residents: the force cannot end the protests alone
Tang worries people only point fingers at police, turn blind eye to mob violence. Rejecting charges of brutality, new chief says worsening violence is ‘close to terrorism’. Police restraint through crisis ‘shows Hong Kong force is still...
Hong Kong police chief Chris Tang warns of rising number of students arrested for violent acts, blaming peer pressure and public’s refusal to condemn violence
Commissioner says he will only support the ongoing probe into force’s conduct by the Independent Police Complaints Council. But he welcomes city leader Carrie Lam’s suggestion of an independent review committee to look into the causes of...
Hong Kong Hospital Authority chairman urges greater powers for investigation into anti-government protests
Henry Fan says making it a statutory committee would help the panel call witnesses and boost its credibility. New chairman also reveals increase in number of overseas-trained doctors refusing jobs at city’s public hospitals, adding that ...
HK police to match tactics to protesters' behavior
Tang Ping-keung, Hong Kong's new police chief, said the police will use "hard and soft" approaches to dealing with Hong Kong's situation.
Resignations from police watchdog’s protests review reveal system flaws but also give government an opportunity to back down on its stance, academics say
Lawrence Ho, assistant professor of social sciences at Education University, says the quitting of the experts deals a serious blow to the city’s image. But City University political scientist Edmund Cheng says the development has offered...
Overseas experts quit HK police watchdog panel
The watchdog was not fit for the purpose ‘in a society that values freedoms and rights,’ experts said
Who will police the Hong Kong police?
Many in Hong Kong believe the police should be investigated for their excessive use of force, but it appears that the government has no appetite-or power-to rein it in.
Hong Kong protests: panel of international experts denied request to comment on interim report into police handling by Independent Police Complaints Council
Revelation comes day after five-member panel stands aside from ongoing probe, saying dialogue ‘has not led to any agreed process’. Vice-chairman of Independent Police Complaints Council Tony Tse says it was felt that it was inappropriate...
Pro-democracy lawmakers in push to invoke special Legco powers to launch investigation into alleged police brutality amid Hong Kong protests
Proposals up for debate in legislature, but pro-establishment camp, which holds majority of seats, expected to block motions. Among incidents cited are June 12 protest at Legco, July 21 Yuen Long attacks and August 31 Prince Edward MTR c...
Hong Kong protests: double blow for Carrie Lam as judges snub chance to lead investigation into unrest, and Beijing rules out inquiry into police use of force
Sources say several retired judges turned down opportunity to lead review committee looking at causes of social unrest. Protesters want an independent commission of inquiry into police as one of their five demands
‘Worst’ of Hong Kong Protests ‘Probably’ Over, Carrie Lam Adviser Says
The worst of Hong Kong’s months-long pro-democracy protests might now be over, a top adviser to Hong Kong’s leader said, as the city experiences a lull in demonstrations after local elections in late November and ahead of the Christmas h...
Hong Kong protests have left the MTR Corporation beaten, bruised and bleeding – and it was supposed to be celebrating its 40th anniversary
Rail operator’s annus horribilis arrived on the back of a scandalous 2018. After the delays and budget overruns that plagued the Sha Tin-Central link came petrol bombs, vandalism, and an expected HK$1.6 billion financial hit
All we need is love – and some Carl Jung
Many people have proposed various ways for our troubled city to move forward, but unless we have a change of heart and stop thinking of our enemies as completely evil while we are all good and noble, things will not improve
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