In Brief

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 25 June, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 25 June, 2009, 12:00am

More June 4 books at libraries

Hong Kong Public Libraries has ordered 250 more copies of books relating to the June 4, 1989, crackdown. The titles include Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Zhao Ziyang, published last month as late Communist Party leader Zhao Ziyang's memoirs in English and Chinese. As of Wednesday last week, the libraries had 1,162 copies of 149 titles on the Tiananmen incident.

Greenpeace trio plead guilty

Four Greenpeace protesters appeared in Eastern Court yesterday to face charges of public nuisance and trespassing on public land. The protesters unfurled a seven-storey-high banner at government headquarters in Central on Tuesday calling for official action on climate change. Three protesters pleaded guilty and were fined HK$3,000. The fourth defendant, Edward Chan Yue-fai, did not enter a plea, pending legal advice, and will appear again on July 15.

Measure helps city's taxpayers

About 835,000 people do not need to pay any salaries tax after the Legislative Council passed a measure to raise the one-off tax reduction for 2008-09 salaries tax and tax under personal assessment to 100 per cent - with a ceiling of HK$8,000. All 1.4 million taxpayers will benefit and 565,000 of them, who have to pay salaries tax, will get the HK$8,000 rebate.