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‘Boo’, ‘nano’ and ‘DQ’ – eight of the catchiest terms from Hong Kong news headlines in 2017

The words and phrases reflect the hot topics, turmoil and typhoons that captured the attention of Hongkongers this year

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

The words and phrases reflect the hot topics, turmoil and typhoons that captured the attention of Hongkongers this year

‘Boo’, ‘nano’ and ‘DQ’ – eight of the catchiest terms from Hong Kong news headlines in 2017
Private doctors to be recruited to Hong Kong public hospitals to tackle winter flu season
Young people still divided on Hong Kong government’s push to increase youth participation in policy advice
Hearing-impaired Hongkongers urge police to upgrade 992 SMS emergency service
Hong Kong helps speed up development of new treatments as number of clinical trials in city surges
Shoppers camp overnight for Hong Kong expo’s HK$1 dishwasher, as leader Carrie Lam drops in for noodles
Renowned scientist Professor Zhang Xiang named University of Hong Kong vice chancellor
Top pick for new HKU vice-chancellor faces questions over research links to US military
E-sports in Hong Kong may get regular government-sponsored venue at Cyberport
Paralysed Hong Kong rock climber up against Federer, Nadal and others for international sports award
A race against time: Hong Kong’s police search team reveal pressures at high-profile events
‘We just want to win money’: should Hongkongers stand for the national anthem at horse races?
Fears of a second Hong Kong water scare as heavy metals found in public estate tap water
More than a thousand Filipino workers get ready to head to Hong Kong as Manila lifts labour export ban
Joshua Wong and fellow Occupy activists join protest march before expected jail time
Hong Kong government cuts cash for HIV prevention, just as infections set to surge

Groups running testing and outreach services say they have had to cut back operations or start charging users, raising the prospect of even more city residents affected

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Groups running testing and outreach services say they have had to cut back operations or start charging users, raising the prospect of even more city residents affected

Hong Kong government cuts cash for HIV prevention, just as infections set to surge
Are Hongkongers really getting fatter? The recent obesity alarm explained

Recent government figures said half of the population is overweight, because of a bad diet and infrequent exercise. We take a closer look at the numbers

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Recent government figures said half of the population is overweight, because of a bad diet and infrequent exercise. We take a closer look at the numbers

Are Hongkongers really getting fatter? The recent obesity alarm explained
Homework should be like vitamins – and come with a recommended dosage, Hong Kong parents’ group says
Hong Kong customs clamps down on retailer malpractices and unsafe goods in holiday season
‘Upset with Lam’s lukewarm response’: 10,000 attend Pride Parade amid calls for Hong Kong laws to protect LGBT rights
‘More water fountains needed in Hong Kong’, after government pulls small bottles from vending machines

Woman behind dispenser-locating smartphone app calls for fountains in public museums and libraries

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Woman behind dispenser-locating smartphone app calls for fountains in public museums and libraries

‘More water fountains needed in Hong Kong’, after government pulls small bottles from vending machines
What’s the Greater Bay Area plan? Hong Kong’s young people don’t know either, with half having never heard of it
Swindled by Hong Kong agencies, Filipino helpers face debt, fear and broken dreams in Russia
Contract extension boost for Hong Kong employers hit by Philippine labour export ban

Government doubles length of extensions allowed to soften impact of Manila suspension

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Government doubles length of extensions allowed to soften impact of Manila suspension

Contract extension boost for Hong Kong employers hit by Philippine labour export ban
Hong Kong, Singapore key centres of trafficking ring sending thousands of Filipino helpers to Russia

Senior Philippine official says domestic helpers lured to take up bogus jobs in Russia, Brazil and Turkey.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Senior Philippine official says domestic helpers lured to take up bogus jobs in Russia, Brazil and Turkey.

Hong Kong, Singapore key centres of trafficking ring sending thousands of Filipino helpers to Russia
Domestic helpers union stages rally outside Philippine consulate in Hong Kong over labour ban
Looks like the hot weather is officially over as Hong Kong braces for a cool weekend
Drug guidelines ‘useless’ without tracking how Hong Kong family doctors prescribe antibiotics
US consulate in Hong Kong closes, suspends visa applications after suspicious white powder found

Discovery sparks evacuation of staff and visitors but investigations later show substance is not harmful

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Discovery sparks evacuation of staff and visitors but investigations later show substance is not harmful

US consulate in Hong Kong closes, suspends visa applications after suspicious white powder found
Tree-climbing event gives Hong Kong arborists rare opportunity to train up high