City Digest, November 28, 2012
Top court will hear activists' appeal
The Court of Final Appeal has granted League of Social Democrats activists Chow Nok-hang and Wong Hin-wai leave to appeal against their convictions and sentencing for disorderly behaviour at a protest in April last year.
Two officials to step down in liaison office
Two deputy directors of the city's central government liaison office, Zhou Junming, 63, and Li Guikang, 65, will no longer hold the positions as they had passed retirement age, the State Council said.
Beauticians threaten to stage public protest
Beauty industry practitioners have threatened to stage a public protest if the government does not allow them representation on a committee that will propose tighter controls over the sector after a woman died on October 9 and three others fell ill from tainted blood transfusions at two beauty centres.
Ferry crash inquiry to convene on Wednesday
The commission of inquiry into the October 1 Lamma ferry crash, in which 39 people died, will hold a preliminary hearing in public next Wednesday to deal with the procedure and timetable for the inquiry.
No one won the first prize in last night's draw. The numbers were 8, 20, 21, 24, 34, 47 and the extra number 10. Second prize paid HK$961,850. Third prize paid HK$126,970.