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Hong Kong Legislative Council meeting aborted as lawmakers turn to campaigning for district elections

Meeting was meant to discuss new land and development policy initiatives announced by the government last month, but only nine officials showed up

5 Nov 2019 - 10:48PM

Meeting was meant to discuss new land and development policy initiatives announced by the government last month, but only nine officials showed up

Hong Kong Legislative Council meeting aborted as lawmakers turn to campaigning for district elections
Pepper spray and body searches as anti-government protesters defy Hong Kong rally ban by holding ‘election hustings’

Organiser had application for Victoria Park demonstration rejected by police. About 100 pro-democracy election candidates said they would meet potential voters there instead.

2 Nov 2019 - 3:38PM

Organiser had application for Victoria Park demonstration rejected by police. About 100 pro-democracy election candidates said they would meet potential voters there instead.

Pepper spray and body searches as anti-government protesters defy Hong Kong rally ban by holding ‘election hustings’
Sing Tao News Corp in talks with unidentified investor eyeing to buy a stake in the group

The group, which owns Sing Tao Daily, has seen a 29 per cent surge in its share price this week.

2 Nov 2019 - 4:21AM

The group, which owns Sing Tao Daily, has seen a 29 per cent surge in its share price this week.

Sing Tao News Corp in talks with unidentified investor eyeing to buy a stake in the group
People’s Liberation Army will have final say on public access to Hong Kong waterfront site, authorities declare as concern group fails in rezoning bid to watchdog

Concern group fails in bid to rezone area and open it up when not under military use.

1 Nov 2019 - 10:57PM

Concern group fails in bid to rezone area and open it up when not under military use.

People’s Liberation Army will have final say on public access to Hong Kong waterfront site, authorities declare as concern group fails in rezoning bid to watchdog
Opened or closed? Debate over public access to Hong Kong waterfront site under People’s Liberation Army

Concern group argues that earlier agreement states the area in Central should be opened to public when not under military use.

1 Nov 2019 - 1:32AM

Concern group argues that earlier agreement states the area in Central should be opened to public when not under military use.

Opened or closed? Debate over public access to Hong Kong waterfront site under People’s Liberation Army
Beijing censures Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong for being pro-independence despite his denials and state media accuses him of receiving aid from the United States

Demosisto leader says criticism shows his disqualification was a central-government directive. US politicians come to young activist’s defence, calling for passage of Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act.

31 Oct 2019 - 1:55PM

Demosisto leader says criticism shows his disqualification was a central-government directive. US politicians come to young activist’s defence, calling for passage of Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act.

Beijing censures Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong for being pro-independence despite his denials and state media accuses him of receiving aid from the United States
Chinese University experts develop a device that can generate power from the motion of your knee joint as you walk

Experts from Chinese University develop a device that can generate enough power to charge a smart band or an Apple Watch as you walk.

29 Oct 2019 - 11:11PM

Experts from Chinese University develop a device that can generate enough power to charge a smart band or an Apple Watch as you walk.

Chinese University experts develop a device that can generate power from the motion of your knee joint as you walk
When protest-linked mall closures leave Hong Kong residents cut off

In many districts, shopping centres link up areas with footbridges and passageways which rarely close. So when their managers pull down the shutters fearing unrest, many end up stranded and angry.

28 Oct 2019 - 2:50PM

In many districts, shopping centres link up areas with footbridges and passageways which rarely close. So when their managers pull down the shutters fearing unrest, many end up stranded and angry.

When protest-linked mall closures leave Hong Kong residents cut off
Taiwan rebuts Hong Kong’s claims it is hindering surrender of murder suspect whose case sparked extradition bill crisis and mass protests

In a statement issued in the early hours on Saturday, the Mainland Affairs Council in Taipei said the self-ruled island should not be blamed for the impasse.

26 Oct 2019 - 11:24PM

In a statement issued in the early hours on Saturday, the Mainland Affairs Council in Taipei said the self-ruled island should not be blamed for the impasse.

Taiwan rebuts Hong Kong’s claims it is hindering surrender of murder suspect whose case sparked extradition bill crisis and mass protests
Train services to Hong Kong could finally return to normal, but only if protesters don’t smash up stations again this weekend

Hong Kong’s transport minister asks radicals for week of peace after 90 per cent of city’s railway stations were trashed in anti-government violence.

27 Oct 2019 - 5:42AM

Hong Kong’s transport minister asks radicals for week of peace after 90 per cent of city’s railway stations were trashed in anti-government violence.

Train services to Hong Kong could finally return to normal, but only if protesters don’t smash up stations again this weekend
Urban Renewal Authority to focus on bigger Hong Kong homes instead of studio flats in next project under relaxed mortgage caps

Body tasked by government to deliver more ‘starter homes’ for aspiring property owners in light of relaxed mortgage caps.

25 Oct 2019 - 11:36PM

Body tasked by government to deliver more ‘starter homes’ for aspiring property owners in light of relaxed mortgage caps.

Urban Renewal Authority to focus on bigger Hong Kong homes instead of studio flats in next project under relaxed mortgage caps
Hong Kong police urge ‘don’t believe the rumours’ about dogs dying from tear gas, but concern groups want animals removed from protests

The force posted a video on Facebook of a dog playing in a bid to arrest rumours that animals had been harmed.

25 Oct 2019 - 3:24AM

The force posted a video on Facebook of a dog playing in a bid to arrest rumours that animals had been harmed.

Hong Kong police urge ‘don’t believe the rumours’ about dogs dying from tear gas, but concern groups want animals removed from protests
Hong Kong murder suspect Chan Tong-kai’s transfer to Taiwan may be delayed until after island’s presidential election

Wanted man – whose case sparked Hong Kong’s protest crisis – has agreed to turn himself in, but the two jurisdictions are clashing over how that should happen.

25 Oct 2019 - 3:11AM

Wanted man – whose case sparked Hong Kong’s protest crisis – has agreed to turn himself in, but the two jurisdictions are clashing over how that should happen.

Hong Kong murder suspect Chan Tong-kai’s transfer to Taiwan may be delayed until after island’s presidential election
Despite more extreme weather, Hong Kong’s coral reefs are in good condition, study finds

Overall condition of coral at 33 seabed areas was good, a two-year study showed, although bleaching was seen at six sites in summer.

24 Oct 2019 - 4:56AM

Overall condition of coral at 33 seabed areas was good, a two-year study showed, although bleaching was seen at six sites in summer.

Despite more extreme weather, Hong Kong’s coral reefs are in good condition, study finds
Hong Kong government considers moving trade terminal to make way for new town

Residential settlement on land including existing site of River Trade Terminal would be on scale of other new towns in Hong Kong, says minister.

21 Oct 2019 - 6:43PM

Residential settlement on land including existing site of River Trade Terminal would be on scale of other new towns in Hong Kong, says minister.

Hong Kong government considers moving trade terminal to make way for new town
Hong Kong MTR could resume normal service within a fortnight, but only without fresh attacks by protesters, transport chief says

Frank Chan hopeful that early closures of metro system will end in ‘one or two weeks’, but he says further violent protests will leave ‘wounds unable to heal’.

18 Oct 2019 - 7:27PM

Frank Chan hopeful that early closures of metro system will end in ‘one or two weeks’, but he says further violent protests will leave ‘wounds unable to heal’.

Hong Kong MTR could resume normal service within a fortnight, but only without fresh attacks by protesters, transport chief says
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says return of rent control and subsidies will be considered to alleviate hardships of the poor

Chief Executive Carrie Lam wants to give government departments a year to evaluate rent situation and come up with a ‘more reliable scheme’ to help the poor.

18 Oct 2019 - 12:22AM

Chief Executive Carrie Lam wants to give government departments a year to evaluate rent situation and come up with a ‘more reliable scheme’ to help the poor.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says return of rent control and subsidies will be considered to alleviate hardships of the poor
Housing policy cushions Hong Kong’s property slump, adding US$3 billion to wealth of city’s six richest real estate tycoons

Government’s effort to boost home ownership by raising the mortgage cap is likely to unleash pent-up demand, help in the recovery of home prices and also open up a range of options for buyers, say analysts.

18 Oct 2019 - 9:24AM

Government’s effort to boost home ownership by raising the mortgage cap is likely to unleash pent-up demand, help in the recovery of home prices and also open up a range of options for buyers, say analysts.

Housing policy cushions Hong Kong’s property slump, adding US$3 billion to wealth of city’s six richest real estate tycoons
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam attempts to solve housing crisis in her policy address, but people from low-income group feel they were left high and dry

City leader Carrie Lam announces a host of measures to improve citizens’ living standards, but low-income people feel little has been done for them.

18 Oct 2019 - 11:40AM

City leader Carrie Lam announces a host of measures to improve citizens’ living standards, but low-income people feel little has been done for them.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam attempts to solve housing crisis in her policy address, but people from low-income group feel they were left high and dry
First-time homebuyers in Hong Kong can aim for pricier flats as city’s leader Carrie Lam announces measures to relax mortgage rules but critics slam move

The government-backed Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation will relax the ceiling on mortgage financing schemes for first-home buyers.

17 Oct 2019 - 1:53AM

The government-backed Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation will relax the ceiling on mortgage financing schemes for first-home buyers.

First-time homebuyers in Hong Kong can aim for pricier flats as city’s leader Carrie Lam announces measures to relax mortgage rules but critics slam move
At least 10 possible sites could be seized to develop affordable housing in Hong Kong, as leader Carrie Lam sets out ambitious target in third policy address

Private developers warned they risk losing sites under the Lands Resumption Ordinance as chief executive vows every Hong Kong citizen shall be able to own home

16 Oct 2019 - 11:19PM

Private developers warned they risk losing sites under the Lands Resumption Ordinance as chief executive vows every Hong Kong citizen shall be able to own home

At least 10 possible sites could be seized to develop affordable housing in Hong Kong, as leader Carrie Lam sets out ambitious target in third policy address
Hong Kong’s MTR rolls out sturdy sliding gates at station exits in bid to prevent further vandalism

Former contractor raises safety concerns but rail operator says gates do not need to be monitored as they will not be connected to electricity source.

14 Oct 2019 - 10:30PM

Former contractor raises safety concerns but rail operator says gates do not need to be monitored as they will not be connected to electricity source.

Hong Kong’s MTR rolls out sturdy sliding gates at station exits in bid to prevent further vandalism
Hong Kong government unveils HK$10.5 billion plan to repair old residential buildings and lifts

The spending is to address social needs, not to ‘ease social tension’, says Development Bureau chief.

12 Oct 2019 - 1:52AM

The spending is to address social needs, not to ‘ease social tension’, says Development Bureau chief.

Hong Kong government unveils HK$10.5 billion plan to repair old residential buildings and lifts
Heat is on for Carrie Lam to deliver goodie-laden, impactful policy address amid Hong Kong protest crisis but there’s also fear Legco may be besieged again

Sources say housing and social welfare initiatives likely to be key planks of Carrie Lam’s third policy blueprint, while contingency plans in place for speech to be delivered through recorded video message if legislature is besieged.

10 Oct 2019 - 10:24AM

Sources say housing and social welfare initiatives likely to be key planks of Carrie Lam’s third policy blueprint, while contingency plans in place for speech to be delivered through recorded video message if legislature is besieged.

Heat is on for Carrie Lam to deliver goodie-laden, impactful policy address amid Hong Kong protest crisis but there’s also fear Legco may be besieged again