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Five-year-high turnout expected at Hong Kong vigil to mark 30th anniversary of Tiananmen crackdown as contentious extradition bill adds fuel to fire

This year, the government’s controversial extradition bill will also be covered at the annual event, according to the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China.

22 May 2019 - 10:31PM

This year, the government’s controversial extradition bill will also be covered at the annual event, according to the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China.

Five-year-high turnout expected at Hong Kong vigil to mark 30th anniversary of Tiananmen crackdown as contentious extradition bill adds fuel to fire
‘Trojan horse’ medical law will lead to flood of underqualified doctors from mainland China, claim Hong Kong lawmakers

Pro-establishment politician Ann Chiang’s bill proposes exempting overseas doctors from licensing exam, but pan-democrats point to 11 per cent pass rate in 2018 as evidence of why test must be kept.

21 May 2019 - 8:19AM

Pro-establishment politician Ann Chiang’s bill proposes exempting overseas doctors from licensing exam, but pan-democrats point to 11 per cent pass rate in 2018 as evidence of why test must be kept.

‘Trojan horse’ medical law will lead to flood of underqualified doctors from mainland China, claim Hong Kong lawmakers
Thousands march for animal rights in Hong Kong with protesters demanding abusers get 10 years behind bars

Thousands join march in support of animal rights as they demand stiffer sentences during rally that ends outside government headquarters in Admiralty.

19 May 2019 - 10:14PM

Thousands join march in support of animal rights as they demand stiffer sentences during rally that ends outside government headquarters in Admiralty.

Thousands march for animal rights in Hong Kong with protesters demanding abusers get 10 years behind bars
New road linking Hong Kong with mainland China to open this month as work on HK$33.7 billion border crossing enters final stages

Heung Yuen Wai Highway that will connect new HK$33.7 billion Liantang-Heung Yuen Wai border control point with Fanling Highway to take traffic from May 26.

17 May 2019 - 11:32PM

Heung Yuen Wai Highway that will connect new HK$33.7 billion Liantang-Heung Yuen Wai border control point with Fanling Highway to take traffic from May 26.

New road linking Hong Kong with mainland China to open this month as work on HK$33.7 billion border crossing enters final stages
Hong Kong’s budget for 2019-20 passed comfortably in Legco, despite opposition objections and criticisms of a lack of vision

The budget was passed by 44 to 15 after 50 hours of debate. All 56 amendments put forward by the pan-democrats were rejected, including one that sought to cut Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s salary.

16 May 2019 - 8:20PM

The budget was passed by 44 to 15 after 50 hours of debate. All 56 amendments put forward by the pan-democrats were rejected, including one that sought to cut Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s salary.

Hong Kong’s budget for 2019-20 passed comfortably in Legco, despite opposition objections and criticisms of a lack of vision
Hong Kong may need an extra 250,000 workers within 8 years – but where will they come from?

Staffing requirements are projected to increase from 3.61 million in 2017 to 3.74 million in 2027, according to a government report.

16 May 2019 - 11:20AM

Staffing requirements are projected to increase from 3.61 million in 2017 to 3.74 million in 2027, according to a government report.

Hong Kong may need an extra 250,000 workers within 8 years – but where will they come from?
Private abattoir remains closed despite angry calls by Hong Kong pig farmers for government action amid African swine fever shutdown

Farmers say they are starting to run out of feed and that their farms could be ‘overwhelmed’ by pigs soon.

16 May 2019 - 7:30AM

Farmers say they are starting to run out of feed and that their farms could be ‘overwhelmed’ by pigs soon.

Private abattoir remains closed despite angry calls by Hong Kong pig farmers for government action amid African swine fever shutdown
University graduates face tough competition and low salaries as they enter Hong Kong’s crowded workforce

Those leaving college stand to earn about 9.6 per cent less than their counterparts a quarter of a century ago, with graduates now accounting for 34 per cent of the city’s workers.

15 May 2019 - 12:34PM

Those leaving college stand to earn about 9.6 per cent less than their counterparts a quarter of a century ago, with graduates now accounting for 34 per cent of the city’s workers.

University graduates face tough competition and low salaries as they enter Hong Kong’s crowded workforce
Hong Kong pig farmers threaten to release their hogs at government headquarters if Tsuen Wan slaughterhouse is not reopened

Farmers say closure of privately owned Tsuen Wan facility, which has not been affected by African swine fever, has left 1,000 pigs ‘stranded’ on farms.

17 May 2019 - 10:31AM

Farmers say closure of privately owned Tsuen Wan facility, which has not been affected by African swine fever, has left 1,000 pigs ‘stranded’ on farms.

Hong Kong pig farmers threaten to release their hogs at government headquarters if Tsuen Wan slaughterhouse is not reopened
Former London-based high-flyer in running for leadership spot in powerful Hong Kong rural body the Heung Yee Kuk

Peter Lam, 38, recently made a name for himself in village politics after winning election for Tai Po Rural Committee election chairman, which qualifies him to run in Heung Yee Kuk leadership election on June 1.

14 May 2019 - 7:00AM

Peter Lam, 38, recently made a name for himself in village politics after winning election for Tai Po Rural Committee election chairman, which qualifies him to run in Heung Yee Kuk leadership election on June 1.

Former London-based high-flyer in running for leadership spot in powerful Hong Kong rural body the Heung Yee Kuk
Slaughterhouse blockade called off as Hong Kong health officials and pork traders reach agreement on future swine fever arrangements, allowing cull of 6,000 pigs to go ahead

Deal struck after three-hour meeting saw both parties agree to explore ways of avoiding mass pig culls in future. Traders had blockaded Sheung Shui slaughterhouse since Saturday and threatened ‘radical action’ if their concerns were not heard.

17 May 2019 - 10:31AM

Deal struck after three-hour meeting saw both parties agree to explore ways of avoiding mass pig culls in future. Traders had blockaded Sheung Shui slaughterhouse since Saturday and threatened ‘radical action’ if their concerns were not heard.

Slaughterhouse blockade called off as Hong Kong health officials and pork traders reach agreement on future swine fever arrangements, allowing cull of 6,000 pigs to go ahead
Hong Kong Medical Council signs off on proposal that will make it easier for doctors trained overseas to work in city

Overseas doctors can be exempted from internship requirements if they have worked in public hospitals or medical schools in Hong Kong for three years and pass the licensing examination in that time.

9 May 2019 - 12:35PM

Overseas doctors can be exempted from internship requirements if they have worked in public hospitals or medical schools in Hong Kong for three years and pass the licensing examination in that time.

Hong Kong Medical Council signs off on proposal that will make it easier for doctors trained overseas to work in city
Pro-independence Taiwanese party broadcasts recording of woman claiming to be Hong Kong localist who fled the city ahead of Mong Kok riot trial

Woman claiming to be Lam Sin-yi, who skipped bail in 2017 while awaiting trial in Hong Kong, appeared in audio recording broadcast by Taiwan Statebuilding Party.

8 May 2019 - 10:57PM

Woman claiming to be Lam Sin-yi, who skipped bail in 2017 while awaiting trial in Hong Kong, appeared in audio recording broadcast by Taiwan Statebuilding Party.

Pro-independence Taiwanese party broadcasts recording of woman claiming to be Hong Kong localist who fled the city ahead of Mong Kok riot trial
Will Hong Kong’s Medical Council get it right during second vote on overseas hires?

The council will meet on Wednesday to vote again on ways to relax admission rules for overseas doctors.

8 May 2019 - 10:03AM

The council will meet on Wednesday to vote again on ways to relax admission rules for overseas doctors.

Will Hong Kong’s Medical Council get it right during second vote on overseas hires?
Medical Council member says look to Singapore as a solution for Hong Kong’s crippling doctor shortage in public hospitals

Professor Fok Tai-fai praises the Lion City’s model for foreign-trained doctors, saying ‘the amount of imported talent can be increased or cut’.

7 May 2019 - 12:20PM

Professor Fok Tai-fai praises the Lion City’s model for foreign-trained doctors, saying ‘the amount of imported talent can be increased or cut’.

Medical Council member says look to Singapore as a solution for Hong Kong’s crippling doctor shortage in public hospitals
Hong Kong’s opposition lawmakers warn of legal action over controversial extradition bill

The latest front in the battle over the proposed amendment followed moves to unseat a rival lawmaker seen by the pro-government camp as slowing down work in the committee scrutinising the bill.

6 May 2019 - 8:07AM

The latest front in the battle over the proposed amendment followed moves to unseat a rival lawmaker seen by the pro-government camp as slowing down work in the committee scrutinising the bill.

Hong Kong’s opposition lawmakers warn of legal action   over controversial extradition bill
Hong Kong elites and celebrities come together in patriotic anthem video for the People’s Republic of China’s 70th anniversary

The 200-strong cast, featuring figures from business, politics, entertainment and sport, gathered at Golden Bauhinia Square for the recording.

3 May 2019 - 7:57AM

The 200-strong cast, featuring figures from business, politics, entertainment and sport, gathered at Golden Bauhinia Square for the recording.

Hong Kong elites and celebrities come together in patriotic anthem video for the People’s Republic of China’s 70th anniversary
‘Fed up, angry and about to explode’: Hong Kong May Day marchers call for improved labour rights and higher minimum wage

Labour groups from across the political divide complained of long hours, overwork and insufficient pension allocations.

2 May 2019 - 10:40AM

Labour groups from across the political divide complained of long hours, overwork and insufficient pension allocations.

‘Fed up, angry and about to explode’: Hong Kong May Day marchers call for improved labour rights and higher minimum wage
Hong Kong rural villagers to appeal court ruling on small-house rights and vow to get more militant if government does not do more to fight their corner

More than 1,000 villagers from across the New Territories gathered at a rally at the headquarters of the Heung Yee Kuk, which represents their interests.

30 Apr 2019 - 11:11PM

More than 1,000 villagers from across the New Territories gathered at a rally at the headquarters of the Heung Yee Kuk, which represents their interests.

Hong Kong rural villagers to appeal court ruling on small-house rights and vow to get more militant if government does not do more to fight their corner
Estimated 130,000 protesters join march against proposed extradition law that will allow transfer of fugitives from Hong Kong to mainland China

Last of the protesters leave the starting point in Causeway Bay two hours after march starts. The government’s No 2 official, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung, says the turnout is not a big concern.

29 Apr 2019 - 1:12AM

Last of the protesters leave the starting point in Causeway Bay two hours after march starts. The government’s No 2 official, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung, says the turnout is not a big concern.

Estimated 130,000 protesters join march against proposed extradition law that will allow transfer of fugitives from Hong Kong to mainland China
Doctors and Hong Kong government move closer to agreement on procedures for staff trained overseas

Health minister Sophia Chan said Medical Association ‘expressed goodwill’ during talks.

26 Apr 2019 - 2:37PM

Health minister Sophia Chan said Medical Association ‘expressed goodwill’ during talks.

Doctors and Hong Kong government move closer to agreement on procedures for staff trained overseas
Reclamation work on Hong Kong’s third runway delayed for over four months by suspended sand supply and bad weather

Airport Authority said the supply of fill materials from mainland China was suspended in the first half of February but it expected new deliveries could begin by the middle of the year.

25 Apr 2019 - 9:00AM

Airport Authority said the supply of fill materials from mainland China was suspended in the first half of February but it expected new deliveries could begin by the middle of the year.

Reclamation work on Hong Kong’s third runway delayed for over four months by suspended sand supply and bad weather
Two Cathay Pacific captains lose eyesight during flights, sparking investigations by Hong Kong’s Air Accident Investigation Authority

A spokeswoman says the airline is aware of the investigations and is cooperating fully with the Air Accident Investigation Authority.

25 Apr 2019 - 1:15AM

A spokeswoman says the airline is aware of the investigations and is cooperating fully with the Air Accident Investigation Authority.

Two Cathay Pacific captains lose eyesight during flights, sparking investigations by Hong Kong’s Air Accident Investigation Authority
Hong Kong issues red travel warning for Sri Lanka after bombings that killed at least 290

Advisory comes as travel agencies mull whether to cancel tours scheduled for next month as the South Asian country recovers from multiple attacks across Colombo and two other coastal cities.

23 Apr 2019 - 2:18PM

Advisory comes as travel agencies mull whether to cancel tours scheduled for next month as the South Asian country recovers from multiple attacks across Colombo and two other coastal cities.

Hong Kong issues red travel warning for Sri Lanka after bombings that killed at least 290
Heung Yee Kuk rural body aims to spruce up image with videos hailing role of Hong Kong’s indigenous villagers in city’s success

The three-part series comes at a time when villagers’ small-house policy rights have been restricted by a recent court ruling.

22 Apr 2019 - 12:00PM

The three-part series comes at a time when villagers’ small-house policy rights have been restricted by a recent court ruling.

Heung Yee Kuk rural body aims to spruce up image with videos hailing role of Hong Kong’s indigenous villagers in city’s success
Hong Kong’s Cheung Chau Bun Festival qualifiers throw up a shock as five-time champion comes unstuck and fails to make it through to May’s finals

Angel Wong was too slow coming down the tower in her attempt to add to her haul of titles. Nine men and three women will compete for the right to be King and Queen of the Buns in the finals, to be held on the outlying island on May 12.

21 Apr 2019 - 11:00PM

Angel Wong was too slow coming down the tower in her attempt to add to her haul of titles. Nine men and three women will compete for the right to be King and Queen of the Buns in the finals, to be held on the outlying island on May 12.

Hong Kong’s Cheung Chau Bun Festival qualifiers throw up a shock as five-time champion comes unstuck and fails to make it through to May’s finals
Leader of powerful Hong Kong rural body vows ‘at all costs’ to fight to safeguard male villagers’ right to build small houses following landmark court ruling

Heung Yee Kuk is also planning a rally at the end of the month for those affected to voice their opinions.

16 Apr 2019 - 10:54PM

Heung Yee Kuk is also planning a rally at the end of the month for those affected to voice their opinions.

Leader of powerful Hong Kong rural body vows ‘at all costs’ to fight to safeguard male villagers’ right to build small houses following landmark court ruling
Project Gutenberg the big winner at Hong Kong’s Oscars as it is named best picture, with Felix Chong best director, while Anthony Wong is best actor

Cops-and-robbers thriller Project Gutenberg wins best picture and best director among seven awards, while Anthony Wong is best actor for Still Human, and Chloe Maayan best actress for role in Three Husbands.

15 Apr 2019 - 6:53AM

Cops-and-robbers thriller Project Gutenberg wins best picture and best director among seven awards, while Anthony Wong is best actor for Still Human, and Chloe Maayan best actress for role in Three Husbands.

Project Gutenberg the big winner at Hong Kong’s Oscars as it is named best picture, with Felix Chong best director, while Anthony Wong is best actor
New chief of Hong Kong’s Equal Opportunities Commission warns against ‘hastily made law’ to protect sexual minority rights

Ricky Chu, who started a three-year term as chairman of the Equal Opportunities Commission, says the watchdog should remain neutral on the issue of LGBT rights to win the trust of opposing sides.

12 Apr 2019 - 12:09PM

Ricky Chu, who started a three-year term as chairman of the Equal Opportunities Commission, says the watchdog should remain neutral on the issue of LGBT rights to win the trust of opposing sides.

New chief of Hong Kong’s Equal Opportunities Commission warns against ‘hastily made law’ to protect sexual minority rights
Two-year cover-up of lost election data ‘unacceptable’, says Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam

Missing file contained the names, addresses and ID card numbers of about 8,000 voters.

12 Apr 2019 - 9:43AM

Missing file contained the names, addresses and ID card numbers of about 8,000 voters.

Two-year cover-up of lost election data ‘unacceptable’, says Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam