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Commission of Inquiry
Judge rejects bid by Jimmy Lai and others in protest case to allow expert’s view
District Judge Amanda Woodcock expressed concern over impartiality of Keele University expert Professor Clifford Stott, who was briefly involved in inquiry into 2019 unrest.
Hong Kong done with prosecutions in Lamma ferry disaster, official says
The city’s acting housing and transport chief says the Department of Justice has prosecuted all the people it intends to, but a lawmaker insists there is still more to investigate.
This Hong Kong Restaurant Group Wrote the Playbook For Survival
"We’re no longer a restaurant team,” said Black Sheep co-founder Syed Asim Hussain. “We’re a scrappy food delivery company.”
Removal of Cecil Rhodes statue backed by Oxford University college
The governing body of an Oxford University college have said they wish to remove a controversial statue of coloniser Cecil Rhodes amid ongoing Black Lives Matter protests.
As Hong Kong economy slides, all the more reason to tackle housing crisis
The government should consider real estate sector lawmaker Abraham Shek’s proposals on using brownfield sites and redeveloping old residential buildings. But first, the public and private housing markets must be delinked.
New survey of Hong Kong protesters says 80 per cent support ‘one country, two systems’ and don’t want independence from China
Centrist party Third Way speaks to protesters who have been involved in civil unrest since June. Study also shows almost half of those questioned believe vandalism is acceptable
Human Rights Watch chief Kenneth Roth says barring him from Hong Kong is ‘sad and troubling’ reflection of Beijing pressure
The group’s executive director said immigration officials at the airport refused him entry to Hong Kong without explanation. Roth plans to unveil human rights report, which is highly critical of China, in New York instead, as city offici...
Tough to find people to join review committee on police behaviour, says Hong Kong's Carrie Lam
Chief Executive Carrie Lam has said that it was difficult to find people to join an independent review committee to lo into the causes of Hong Kong’s ongoing protests.
Hong Kong protests: lawmakers and leaders from 18 countries urge Carrie Lam to set up independent panel to probe police conduct
Some 38 people – including lawmakers, former bureaucrats, social leaders and politicians from Australia, Britain, Canada, Ireland, Lithuania and the US – write open letter to Lam. They say they will be prompted to call for an internation...
Crossing the line: Off-duty police officer, paramedic wade into tear gas to aid injured Hong Kong protesters
They reveal why they risk their careers to step into the chaos out of uniform and help those caught up in the violence. Both carry about 10kg of basic first-aid gear and they try to keep a low profile, avoiding the front line
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
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
‘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: 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
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: 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...
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.
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
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...
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.
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 ...
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...
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...
Vandalism is a necessary tactic, say HK vanguard
Activists insist destroying property is an effective way to put pressure on the government
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