Pak-hei, who is currently studying journalism at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, joined the Post as an intern in winter 2021.
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Executive councillor Regina Ip says residents will find proposal hard to accept as more than 200,000 people had lost their jobs or were underemployed.
Government’s recently gazetted bill proposes raising minimum area of floor space per resident and required number of staff in care homes for elderly and disabled.
High cost of quarantine hotel and limited places mean residents cannot see family members over border, with average of 22 months separating visits, Society for Community Organisation finds.
Iconic bun-scrambling festival cancelled for third time since 2020, however, and businesses say revenue is still not at pre-pandemic levels.
More than 90 per cent of owners have agreed to sell after authority cut premiums by more than HK$60 million and government gave each seller HK$1 million reduction in fees.
City has ended entry ban on foreigners, but non-resident visitors and returning locals must spend seven days in compulsory quarantine.
Shops that used to cater mainly to expats say more locals are buying gifts for departing Hongkongers
Under the revised law, owners who refuse order face fines of up to HK$10,000 and six months’ jail.
Three suspects are arrested in Mong Kok, Sham Shui Po and Tseung Kwan O, after allegedly using social media to promote deal to convert e-vouchers into cash.
Hong Kong Council of Social Service says it has encountered cases where a booking was made but a relative shows up on the day of the appointment to voice disapproval.
Six men, two women arrested on Friday, with three of them believed to be core members of a syndicate.
City leader Carrie Lam says the subsidy scheme will continue to approve applications, even if the initiative exceeds the target of 300,000 recipients.
Officers found 100 bricks of suspected cocaine, each weighing 1.2kg, in 10 metal boxes when investigating an electric transformer in February.
Industry leader says the fitness sector has lost at least HK$1 billion since the temporary closure of centres in early January.
Health official warns the public to remain vigilant, comply with anti-epidemic curbs as mandated lockdown cases continue to remain steady.
Chief Executive Carrie Lam also offers her ‘deep condolences’ to those who have lost loved ones to the coronavirus.
Online videos show her in stand-off with other irate passengers, and even accusing staff member trying to get her to leave of sexual assault.
Nearly 270 paramedics are off work after becoming infected, while more than 400 others deemed close contacts are in isolation.
Closure of Sheung Shui and Tsuen Wan slaughterhouses has affected supply, with a number of fresh meat stalls closed and residents forced to buy frozen products instead.
Efforts are in response to call to action by liaison office head Luo Huining to tackle surge in infections.
List of civil servants from various departments expected to be announced on Monday, with deployment to last for three months; city confirms 6,063 coronavirus infections.
Secretary for Transport and Housing Frank Chan says tightened social-distancing measures have affected livelihoods in the industry.
While some jobs and expats in law and banking are heading to Singapore, the city state is facing domestic demands to prioritise local workers.
Spectrum of the Seas returns a day early so thousands of passengers and staff on board can undergo screening.
Tuesday’s first-dose daily rate of 18,013 hits four-month high, with many choosing Sinovac jab out of concern over stronger side effects from BioNTech vaccine.
Under the amended National Flag and Emblem Ordinance, schools must hold a ceremony at least once a week, with acts of improper flag handling and disposal banned.
Facility at HKTA The Yuen Yuen Institute No 1 Secondary School in Kwai Tsing will also be available to students from other campuses on bookings basis.
Many of those waiting to ring in new year hope for end to pandemic and return to normality in the coming 12 months.
Seizures included a haul of 20.8 million cigarettes, worth HK$57 million, netted in a raid on a container yard in Yuen Long on Thursday.
Saturday highs of 21 degrees likely to plunge to single digits early next week. Monsoon effects, upper-air disturbance bringing the colder spell to Hong Kong.