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Hong Kong engineers demand institution president quit as fallout from Sha Tin-Central link scandal continues

Members of professional body accuse Ringo Yu of damaging industry’s reputation after he issued statement saying platforms at Hung Hom were safe, despite government investigation still taking place.

17 Mar 2019 - 11:21PM
Hong Kong engineers demand institution president quit as fallout from Sha Tin-Central link scandal continues

Members of professional body accuse Ringo Yu of damaging industry’s reputation after he issued statement saying platforms at Hung Hom were safe, despite government investigation still taking place.

Senior Hong Kong rural power broker Leung Fuk-yuen has change of heart and says he will continue in politics

Leung Fuk-yuen, 62, had said last year that he was calling time on his political career but will stay on, along with his two sons, both now elected officials.

17 Mar 2019 - 8:00AM
Senior Hong Kong rural power broker Leung Fuk-yuen has change of heart and says he will continue in politics

Leung Fuk-yuen, 62, had said last year that he was calling time on his political career but will stay on, along with his two sons, both now elected officials.

Pledge of staff boost at Hong Kong’s stretched public hospitals

Hospital Authority says it will hire more than 2,000 nurses and 500 doctors in the coming year, and promises action to allay growing concern about bureaucracy.

15 Mar 2019 - 8:30AM
Pledge of staff boost at Hong Kong’s stretched public hospitals

Hospital Authority says it will hire more than 2,000 nurses and 500 doctors in the coming year, and promises action to allay growing concern about bureaucracy.

British parliamentary committee urges London to ‘take action’ and monitor closely human rights in Hong Kong under 1984 joint declaration

Joint Committee on Human Rights issues report criticising foreign office’s failure to ‘maintain required freedoms’ for city’s residents under 1984 joint declaration.

13 Mar 2019 - 10:27AM
British parliamentary committee urges London to ‘take action’ and monitor closely human rights in Hong Kong under 1984 joint declaration

Joint Committee on Human Rights issues report criticising foreign office’s failure to ‘maintain required freedoms’ for city’s residents under 1984 joint declaration.

Principal of Hong Kong school where teacher fell to her death placed on leave ahead of investigation into incident

Family says Lam Lai-tong was under a great deal of stress before she died, while officials announce that TWGHs Leo Tung-hai Lee Primary School head Law Yuen-yee will take ‘some rest’ ahead of investigation into incident.

10 Mar 2019 - 6:51PM
Principal of Hong Kong school where teacher fell to her death placed on leave ahead of investigation into incident

Family says Lam Lai-tong was under a great deal of stress before she died, while officials announce that TWGHs Leo Tung-hai Lee Primary School head Law Yuen-yee will take ‘some rest’ ahead of investigation into incident.

Women urged to get whooping cough vaccine during each pregnancy as Hong Kong health authorities release latest recommendations on disease
  • In 2018, 110 people contracted the disease in the city, the highest level since at least 1997, and up from 69 cases in 2017.
5 Mar 2019 - 4:58PM
Women urged to get whooping cough vaccine during each pregnancy as Hong Kong health authorities release latest recommendations on disease
  • In 2018, 110 people contracted the disease in the city, the highest level since at least 1997, and up from 69 cases in 2017.
Sino Land tycoon Robert Ng becomes first private developer in Hong Kong to back controversial plan to use part of Fanling golf course for flats

Asked for his view on proposal, the Sino Land chairman says ‘I support it’.

3 Mar 2019 - 10:51PM
Sino Land tycoon Robert Ng becomes first private developer in Hong Kong to back controversial plan to use part of Fanling golf course for flats

Asked for his view on proposal, the Sino Land chairman says ‘I support it’.

Philippines has Mangkhut struck off typhoon names list

Extent of death and destruction brought by September’s monster storm sees the name Mangkhut retired.

28 Feb 2019 - 7:14PM
Philippines has Mangkhut struck off typhoon names list

Extent of death and destruction brought by September’s monster storm sees the name Mangkhut retired.

Hong Kong finance chief Paul Chan dials down budget relief measures after smaller surplus

Minister offers taxpayers HK$33.9 billion in rates and tax concessions, nearly HK$10 billion less than last year’s package.

27 Feb 2019 - 11:33PM
Hong Kong finance chief Paul Chan dials down budget relief measures after smaller surplus

Minister offers taxpayers HK$33.9 billion in rates and tax concessions, nearly HK$10 billion less than last year’s package.

Proposal to hand over fugitives to mainland China, Taiwan and Macau is necessary, says Hong Kong justice minister Teresa Cheng

Teresa Cheng told reporters that the Security Bureau’s plan was needed to plug legal loopholes and ensure justice is seen to be done. Top US envoy warned that a move to extradite fugitives to mainland could hurt bilateral legal arrangements between Hong Kong and US if details are not right.

17 Mar 2019 - 12:23AM
Proposal to hand over fugitives to mainland China, Taiwan and Macau is necessary, says Hong Kong justice minister Teresa Cheng

Teresa Cheng told reporters that the Security Bureau’s plan was needed to plug legal loopholes and ensure justice is seen to be done. Top US envoy warned that a move to extradite fugitives to mainland could hurt bilateral legal arrangements between Hong Kong and US if details are not right.

Kwun Tong stall owners hold farewell party as they prepare to clear out for Hong Kong’s largest redevelopment project

More than 100 operators are expected to move out by Thursday under a compensation package, with help for those who fail to meet deadline.

24 Feb 2019 - 10:49PM
Kwun Tong stall owners hold farewell party as they prepare to clear out for Hong Kong’s largest redevelopment project

More than 100 operators are expected to move out by Thursday under a compensation package, with help for those who fail to meet deadline.

Taipei won’t sign any extradition deal with Hong Kong if it implies Taiwan is part of China, official says

Proposed amendment could be used to send Taiwanese people in Hong Kong to mainland China to face trial, some fear.

17 Mar 2019 - 12:22AM
Taipei won’t sign any extradition deal with Hong Kong if it implies Taiwan is part of China, official says

Proposed amendment could be used to send Taiwanese people in Hong Kong to mainland China to face trial, some fear.

Tsinghua University takes top spot from National University of Singapore in Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific rankings in a first for mainland Chinese institution

The university, which counts President Xi Jinping among its alumni, has unseated the National University of Singapore from the top spot in Times Higher Education’s rankings.

21 Feb 2019 - 11:38AM
Tsinghua University takes top spot from National University of Singapore in Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific rankings in a first for mainland Chinese institution

The university, which counts President Xi Jinping among its alumni, has unseated the National University of Singapore from the top spot in Times Higher Education’s rankings.

Hong Kong landfill redevelopment scheme hits setback as NGO pulls out

Christian Family Service Centre cites cost concerns after decision to ditch community centre proposal for Ma Yau Tong Central Landfill in Kwun Tong.

20 Feb 2019 - 2:39PM
Hong Kong landfill redevelopment scheme hits setback as NGO pulls out

Christian Family Service Centre cites cost concerns after decision to ditch community centre proposal for Ma Yau Tong Central Landfill in Kwun Tong.

Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters march to Kwong Wah Hospital, claiming city’s health care system overwhelmed by mainland Chinese migrants

Activists call for end to so-called one-way permit scheme, which allows 150 mainlanders a day to relocate to the city.

17 Feb 2019 - 10:11PM
Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters march to Kwong Wah Hospital, claiming city’s health care system overwhelmed by mainland Chinese migrants

Activists call for end to so-called one-way permit scheme, which allows 150 mainlanders a day to relocate to the city.

Highways Department waited two years before taking action on late safety documents for Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge

Nearly 15,000 inspection forms not submitted on time, more than 10,000 initially reported.

15 Feb 2019 - 9:28AM
Highways Department waited two years before taking action on late safety documents for Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge

Nearly 15,000 inspection forms not submitted on time, more than 10,000 initially reported.

Star Ferry passenger found dead in Victoria Harbour after falling into water near Tsim Sha Tsui pier

Body was spotted by crewmen on a vessel and retrieved from 20 metres offshore.

15 Feb 2019 - 4:18PM
Star Ferry passenger found dead in Victoria Harbour after falling into water near Tsim Sha Tsui pier

Body was spotted by crewmen on a vessel and retrieved from 20 metres offshore.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam tells critics there’s no room for compromise on any threats to city’s stability

Implementation of ‘one country, two systems’ policy is not up for discussion, chief executive warns, as she talks of the tests of her first 19 months in office.

14 Feb 2019 - 7:05AM
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam tells critics there’s no room for compromise on any threats to city’s stability

Implementation of ‘one country, two systems’ policy is not up for discussion, chief executive warns, as she talks of the tests of her first 19 months in office.

Mother of Hong Kong woman killed in Taiwan pleads for change to law to ensure justice for her daughter

The woman’s 20-year-old daughter was killed while on holiday in Taiwan with her boyfriend last February. Taiwanese police want to speak to the boyfriend, Chan Tong-kai, in connection with the death, but there is no legal mechanism for him to be sent to Taiwan.

17 Mar 2019 - 3:34PM
Mother of Hong Kong woman killed in Taiwan pleads for change to law to ensure justice for her daughter

The woman’s 20-year-old daughter was killed while on holiday in Taiwan with her boyfriend last February. Taiwanese police want to speak to the boyfriend, Chan Tong-kai, in connection with the death, but there is no legal mechanism for him to be sent to Taiwan.

Fugitives face extradition to Macau, Taiwan and mainland China under Hong Kong government proposal to amend law this year

The policy change is aimed at plugging loopholes exposed by a homicide case in which Taiwanese authorities were unable to prosecute a Hongkonger accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend in Taipei.

17 Mar 2019 - 3:34PM
Fugitives face extradition to Macau, Taiwan and mainland China under Hong Kong government proposal to amend law this year

The policy change is aimed at plugging loopholes exposed by a homicide case in which Taiwanese authorities were unable to prosecute a Hongkonger accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend in Taipei.

Hong Kong’s ‘Dumpling Queen’ Chong Kin-wo, Wanchai Ferry company founder, dies

Businesswoman turned hawker stall into world-famous food brand.

12 Feb 2019 - 11:04PM
Hong Kong’s ‘Dumpling Queen’ Chong Kin-wo, Wanchai Ferry company founder, dies

Businesswoman turned hawker stall into world-famous food brand.

Low-income households to get subsidies for digital TV sets when Hong Kong’s analogue era draws to a close next year

About 160,000 households who still rely on analogue receivers will be eligible for government subventions to make the switch-over. Hong Kong will end its analogue TV services in December next year, eight years later than originally planned.

12 Feb 2019 - 1:07AM
Low-income households to get subsidies for digital TV sets when Hong Kong’s analogue era draws to a close next year

About 160,000 households who still rely on analogue receivers will be eligible for government subventions to make the switch-over. Hong Kong will end its analogue TV services in December next year, eight years later than originally planned.

Hong Kong doctors join localist protest against one-way permit scheme, as mainland migrant influx blamed for stretched hospitals

Radiation therapist says seven in 10 patients daily are new migrants from mainland, contributing to overcrowding in city’s health care system. One-way permit scheme was launched in the 1980s to encourage family reunifications, allowing 150 mainlanders to settle daily.

10 Feb 2019 - 9:58PM
Hong Kong doctors join localist protest against one-way permit scheme, as mainland migrant influx blamed for stretched hospitals

Radiation therapist says seven in 10 patients daily are new migrants from mainland, contributing to overcrowding in city’s health care system. One-way permit scheme was launched in the 1980s to encourage family reunifications, allowing 150 mainlanders to settle daily.

Polarising US President Donald Trump even has Chinese feng shui masters divided as predictions fly for Year of the Pig

One local master offers the exact month during which the president will be most vulnerable to removal proceedings, as feng shui masters divine the year ahead.

6 Feb 2019 - 7:40AM
Polarising US President Donald Trump even has Chinese feng shui masters divided as predictions fly for Year of the Pig

One local master offers the exact month during which the president will be most vulnerable to removal proceedings, as feng shui masters divine the year ahead.

Sinking economy, stock market setbacks, transport woes and infectious disease outbreaks: Hong Kong feng shui masters make their predictions for Year of the Pig

Hong Kong’s feng shui masters say it is too early to think the city will be in for easy times in the coming year.

6 Feb 2019 - 1:20PM
Sinking economy, stock market setbacks, transport woes and infectious disease outbreaks: Hong Kong feng shui masters make their predictions for Year of the Pig

Hong Kong’s feng shui masters say it is too early to think the city will be in for easy times in the coming year.

Don’t blame new migrants from mainland China for Hong Kong’s housing and health care woes, rights groups say while calling for race hate law

Society for Community Organisation and New Immigrants Mutual Aid Association also accuse some local politicians and professionals of playing the ‘politics of hatred’.

4 Feb 2019 - 10:15AM
Don’t blame new migrants from mainland China for Hong Kong’s housing and health care woes, rights groups say while calling for race hate law

Society for Community Organisation and New Immigrants Mutual Aid Association also accuse some local politicians and professionals of playing the ‘politics of hatred’.

Hong Kong’s electric car trade-in scheme gets boost but why didn’t motorists take advantage of it before and how are the city’s efforts on low-carbon vehicles coming along?

The government has been trying to promote the use of e-cars through tax concessions. From 1994, it waived the first registration tax on e-cars but in 2017 it cut the benefit and capped the tax break at just HK$97,500 for private e-cars.

31 Jan 2019 - 12:46PM
Hong Kong’s electric car trade-in scheme gets boost but why didn’t motorists take advantage of it before and how are the city’s efforts on low-carbon vehicles coming along?

The government has been trying to promote the use of e-cars through tax concessions. From 1994, it waived the first registration tax on e-cars but in 2017 it cut the benefit and capped the tax break at just HK$97,500 for private e-cars.

Public backs new waste charge in Hong Kong, but split remains over how much you should pay to get rid of your rubbish

Survey by New Century Forum finds support for new scheme, and majority thinks it will reduce waste.

28 Jan 2019 - 11:00PM
Public backs new waste charge in Hong Kong, but split remains over how much you should pay to get rid of your rubbish

Survey by New Century Forum finds support for new scheme, and majority thinks it will reduce waste.

Top Hong Kong accountants’ body urges government not to give out cash handout in budget as it estimates surplus of HK$50 billion for financial year

Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants calls for tax breaks for people who rent flats as it estimates big drops in land sales and stamp duty.

28 Jan 2019 - 10:11PM
Top Hong Kong accountants’ body urges government not to give out cash handout in budget as it estimates surplus of HK$50 billion for financial year

Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants calls for tax breaks for people who rent flats as it estimates big drops in land sales and stamp duty.

Sheung Shui protesters urge cap on Hong Kong visits for Shenzhen residents in bid to fight parallel trading

Locals complain once quiet border town is now overcrowded and like an ‘airport terminal’ with people towing suitcases.

27 Jan 2019 - 9:40PM
Sheung Shui protesters urge cap on Hong Kong visits for Shenzhen residents in bid to fight parallel trading

Locals complain once quiet border town is now overcrowded and like an ‘airport terminal’ with people towing suitcases.

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