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Powerful Hong Kong rural body Heung Yee Kuk slams fellow pro-establishment group for ‘socialist proposal’ to forcibly take back land to ease housing crunch

Kuk chairman Kenneth Lau, a legislator who also sits in the Hong Kong leader’s cabinet, suggested developing green belt land and country parks.

18 Sep 2019 - 1:03AM

Kuk chairman Kenneth Lau, a legislator who also sits in the Hong Kong leader’s cabinet, suggested developing green belt land and country parks.

Powerful Hong Kong rural body Heung Yee Kuk slams fellow pro-establishment group for ‘socialist proposal’ to forcibly take back land to ease housing crunch
Hong Kong protests: ‘Dialogue Office’ launched to help city’s leader Carrie Lam resolve crisis

But move attracts concern that the government will fall back on familiar faces in own network if it does not quickly cast its net wider.

17 Sep 2019 - 7:22AM

But move attracts concern that the government will fall back on familiar faces in own network if it does not quickly cast its net wider.

Hong Kong protests: ‘Dialogue Office’ launched to help city’s leader Carrie Lam resolve crisis
Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan pledges to speed up infrastructure works to boost job opportunities and revive economy

Annual capital works expenditure may rise to more than HK$100 billion every year over next few years, from HK$80 billion a year now.

15 Sep 2019 - 11:59PM

Annual capital works expenditure may rise to more than HK$100 billion every year over next few years, from HK$80 billion a year now.

Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan pledges to speed up infrastructure works to boost job opportunities and revive economy
Police ban rally for fear of more violence and chaos as Hong Kong braces for citywide protests at weekend

Police object to Sunday’s event on grounds there had been ‘chaos’, ‘violence’ and ‘destruction’ after previous marches organised by Civil Human Rights Front.

13 Sep 2019 - 12:26AM

Police object to Sunday’s event on grounds there had been ‘chaos’, ‘violence’ and ‘destruction’ after previous marches organised by Civil Human Rights Front.

Police ban rally for fear of more violence and chaos as Hong Kong braces for citywide protests at weekend
National security law has contributed to Macau’s success, next leader Ho Iat-seng says, after Beijing’s praise for city sparked comparisons with protest-hit Hong Kong

Ho Iat-seng was quick to come to Hong Kong’s defence, saying President Xi Jinping’s remarks should not be interpreted as criticism of the city.

12 Sep 2019 - 10:57PM

Ho Iat-seng was quick to come to Hong Kong’s defence, saying President Xi Jinping’s remarks should not be interpreted as criticism of the city.

National security law has contributed to Macau’s success, next leader Ho Iat-seng says, after Beijing’s praise for city sparked comparisons with protest-hit Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s domestic helpers earn average of nearly HK$5,000 per month, survey shows, up 3 per cent from last year

Wages for domestic helpers in Wan Chai were up 9.6 per cent from last year – and in Sai Kung up 7.1 per cent.

12 Sep 2019 - 9:41AM

Wages for domestic helpers in Wan Chai were up 9.6 per cent from last year – and in Sai Kung up 7.1 per cent.

Hong Kong’s domestic helpers earn average of nearly HK$5,000 per month, survey shows, up 3 per cent from last year
Protesters’ newest theme song, ‘Glory to Hong Kong’, echoes through city’s shopping malls as crowds gather for peaceful rallies

A local musician was said to have composed number in response to an online call for a theme song to unite protesters and boost their morale.

11 Sep 2019 - 6:18AM

A local musician was said to have composed number in response to an online call for a theme song to unite protesters and boost their morale.

Protesters’ newest theme song, ‘Glory to Hong Kong’, echoes through city’s shopping malls as crowds gather for peaceful rallies
Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing calls on those in power to show humanity and provide a ‘way out’ for young people in protest crisis

In his first public comments about the ongoing unrest, the billionaire said ‘both sides should try to put their feet in another’s shoes’, to turn big troubles into small ones.

10 Sep 2019 - 3:01AM

In his first public comments about the ongoing unrest, the billionaire said ‘both sides should try to put their feet in another’s shoes’, to turn big troubles into small ones.

Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing calls on those in power to show humanity and provide a ‘way out’ for young people in protest crisis
MTR bosses plead with Hong Kong protesters to ‘treasure and safeguard’ rail network, hours before more stations are vandalised

Rail operator’s chairman Rex Auyeung and CEO Jacob Kam pen open letter to city addressing ‘most tremendous challenges’, but pleas appear to fall on deaf ears as stations in Central and Wan Chai are vandalised.

9 Sep 2019 - 11:38AM

Rail operator’s chairman Rex Auyeung and CEO Jacob Kam pen open letter to city addressing ‘most tremendous challenges’, but pleas appear to fall on deaf ears as stations in Central and Wan Chai are vandalised.

MTR bosses plead with Hong Kong protesters to ‘treasure and safeguard’ rail network, hours before more stations are vandalised
Hong Kong protests: woman who suffered eye injury in violent protest engages lawyers to block police’s attempt to seek her medical records

Woman who suffered serious eye injury in a violent protest on August 11 has engaged lawyers to block police attempt to seek her medical reports.

8 Sep 2019 - 11:44PM

Woman who suffered serious eye injury in a violent protest on August 11 has engaged lawyers to block police attempt to seek her medical reports.

Hong Kong protests: woman who suffered eye injury in violent protest engages lawyers to block police’s attempt to seek her medical records
Carrie Lam appoints two new members to IPCC as watchdog sets up panel of overseas experts

Former Bar Association chairman Paul Lam Ting-kwok SC and former deputy ombudsman Helen Yu Lai Ching-ping are set to join the council, while authorities from the likes of Britain and Australia will make up the International Expert Panel.

5 Sep 2019 - 10:37AM

Former Bar Association chairman Paul Lam Ting-kwok SC and former deputy ombudsman Helen Yu Lai Ching-ping are set to join the council, while authorities from the likes of Britain and Australia will make up the International Expert Panel.

Carrie Lam appoints two new members to IPCC as watchdog sets up panel of overseas experts
Hong Kong’s cleaners don’t have proper protection against effects of tear gas as they pick up pieces after protests

Survey by Cleaning Workers Union found none had been issued with protective gear.

6 Sep 2019 - 12:46AM

Survey by Cleaning Workers Union found none had been issued with protective gear.

Hong Kong’s cleaners don’t have proper protection against effects of tear gas as they pick up pieces after protests
Hong Kong police apply for search warrant to access medical records of protester who suffered serious eye injury

Force insist request is necessary as cause of woman’s injury unknown and there is no evidence to show it was caused by police

30 Aug 2019 - 4:26PM

Force insist request is necessary as cause of woman’s injury unknown and there is no evidence to show it was caused by police

Hong Kong police apply for search warrant to access medical records of protester who suffered serious eye injury
Hong Kong protests: Chinese University welcoming event for new starters turns into anti-government rally

About 1,000 attend orientation day at Chinese University, many wearing masks and helmets, ahead of class boycott planned across Hong Kong.

29 Aug 2019 - 10:34AM

About 1,000 attend orientation day at Chinese University, many wearing masks and helmets, ahead of class boycott planned across Hong Kong.

Hong Kong protests: Chinese University welcoming event for new starters turns into anti-government rally
Former Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa nominated for China’s highest title of honour ahead of 70th anniversary of founding of the People’s Republic

The first chief executive after the end of British rule, Tung Chee-hwa recognised for his contribution to city’s smooth transition to Chinese sovereignty and is only Hongkonger on the list of 36 nominees.

28 Aug 2019 - 11:45PM

The first chief executive after the end of British rule, Tung Chee-hwa recognised for his contribution to city’s smooth transition to Chinese sovereignty and is only Hongkonger on the list of 36 nominees.

Former Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa nominated for China’s highest title of honour ahead of 70th anniversary of founding of the People’s Republic
Construction resumes on Lyric Theatre complex plagued by subsidence and flooding at West Kowloon Cultural District

Building continues despite ongoing investigation into subsidence at the site. Lawmaker accuses authority of keeping public in the dark.

26 Aug 2019 - 9:16PM

Building continues despite ongoing investigation into subsidence at the site. Lawmaker accuses authority of keeping public in the dark.

Construction resumes on Lyric Theatre complex plagued by subsidence and flooding at West Kowloon Cultural District
Hong Kong customs bans model of laser pointer after tests find device is unsafe

But Customs and Excise Department says the move is not related to the ongoing protests, as its testing operation started three months before the mass extradition bill demonstrations began.

26 Aug 2019 - 10:30PM

But Customs and Excise Department says the move is not related to the ongoing protests, as its testing operation started three months before the mass extradition bill demonstrations began.

Hong Kong customs bans model of laser pointer after tests find device is unsafe
Education Bureau to check with schools on class boycotts but will allow institutions to decide how to deal with planned mass action by Hong Kong students

Minister Kevin Yeung says authorities will gather information only to get a picture of how boycotts progress but stresses government is opposed to them.

21 Aug 2019 - 1:18PM

Minister Kevin Yeung says authorities will gather information only to get a picture of how boycotts progress but stresses government is opposed to them.

Education Bureau to check with schools on class boycotts but will allow institutions to decide how to deal with planned mass action by Hong Kong students
Three nights of tear gas-free protests as Hong Kong’s anti-government movement gives peace a chance

Hong Kong wraps up eleventh consecutive weekend of protests, without any tear gas being fired, as organiser estimates 1.7 million turned out for Sunday’s Victoria Park rally.

19 Aug 2019 - 9:05AM

Hong Kong wraps up eleventh consecutive weekend of protests, without any tear gas being fired, as organiser estimates 1.7 million turned out for Sunday’s Victoria Park rally.

Three nights of tear gas-free protests as Hong Kong’s anti-government movement gives peace a chance
Hong Kong opposition lawmakers promise not to ‘bad-mouth’ city during meeting with US officials, but will give honest appraisal of extradition bill unrest

Dennis Kwok and Alvin Yeung are flying to Washington to meet officials ahead of debate on Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which would place sanctions on Hong Kong officials in relation to extradition bill unrest.

13 Aug 2019 - 8:58AM

Dennis Kwok and Alvin Yeung are flying to Washington to meet officials ahead of debate on Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which would place sanctions on Hong Kong officials in relation to extradition bill unrest.

Hong Kong opposition lawmakers promise not to ‘bad-mouth’ city during meeting with US officials, but will give honest appraisal of extradition bill unrest
Hong Kong’s summer of discontent could lead to ‘chilly winter’ for tourism and industry figure fears impact could be worse than Sars outbreak

Visitor numbers and hotel occupancy rates down by nearly 30 per cent over past few weeks, while Travel Industry Council chairman Jason Wong says sector is in shock as commerce minister warns about impact on jobs.

9 Aug 2019 - 3:05AM

Visitor numbers and hotel occupancy rates down by nearly 30 per cent over past few weeks, while Travel Industry Council chairman Jason Wong says sector is in shock as commerce minister warns about impact on jobs.

Hong Kong’s summer of discontent could lead to ‘chilly winter’ for tourism and industry figure fears impact could be worse than Sars outbreak
Top Chinese envoy in Hong Kong demands that US consul ‘make a clean break from anti-China forces’ after Joshua Wong meeting

This comes as American travel advisory warning puts Hong Kong on the same warning level as mainland China, Britain and Sri Lanka.

8 Aug 2019 - 11:55PM

This comes as American travel advisory warning puts Hong Kong on the same warning level as mainland China, Britain and Sri Lanka.

Top Chinese envoy in Hong Kong demands that US consul ‘make a clean break from anti-China forces’ after Joshua Wong meeting
‘Be more like Trump’: academic advises Hong Kong government to change tactics in battle against fake news

Donald Trump sets tone for world media with Twitter use, says political scientist Chan Wai-keun, whose comments come as Hong Kong protest rumours spread like wildfire.

8 Aug 2019 - 10:22AM

Donald Trump sets tone for world media with Twitter use, says political scientist Chan Wai-keun, whose comments come as Hong Kong protest rumours spread like wildfire.

‘Be more like Trump’: academic advises Hong Kong government to change tactics in battle against fake news
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam reaches out to city’s districts to ‘feel people’s pulse’ and promise better livelihood options

Mixed public reaction as Lam visits Tin Shui Wai, Yuen Long and Tai Wai, speaks to people and inspects a police station vandalised by protesters.

8 Aug 2019 - 7:43AM

Mixed public reaction as Lam visits Tin Shui Wai, Yuen Long and Tai Wai, speaks to people and inspects a police station vandalised by protesters.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam reaches out to city’s districts to ‘feel people’s pulse’ and promise better  livelihood options
Former Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying calls for boycott of Confederation of Trade Unions’ fundraiser, accusing group of ‘inciting’ Monday’s citywide strike

Former Hong Kong leader says labour rights body encouraged protest for political purposes but Confederation of Trade Unions chairwoman says group only offered support it was asked to provide.

7 Aug 2019 - 10:59PM

Former Hong Kong leader says labour rights body encouraged protest for political purposes but Confederation of Trade Unions chairwoman says group only offered support it was asked to provide.

Former Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying calls for boycott of Confederation of Trade Unions’ fundraiser, accusing group of ‘inciting’ Monday’s citywide strike
Hong Kong residents wake up to transport chaos with suspended train service, blocked roads and cancelled flights as extradition bill protesters launch citywide strike

City comes to standstill in morning as protesters block roads, disrupt train services and airport officials skip duty, resulting in cancellation of flights.

6 Aug 2019 - 6:45AM

City comes to standstill in morning as protesters block roads, disrupt train services and airport officials skip duty, resulting in cancellation of flights.

Hong Kong residents wake up to transport chaos with suspended train service, blocked roads and cancelled flights as extradition bill protesters launch citywide strike
Hong Kong government to impart leadership training to senior officials and project leaders to improve standards and efficiency of construction projects

Time to work out policies to increase capacity of construction sector that is expected to get a fillip, development minister writes on his blog

4 Aug 2019 - 10:42PM

Time to work out policies to increase capacity of construction sector that is expected to get a fillip, development minister writes on his blog

Hong Kong government to impart leadership training to senior officials and project leaders to improve standards and efficiency of construction projects
Hong Kong lawmaker Eddie Chu says he received death threats from triads following earlier row with rival Junius Ho over desecration of parents’ graves

Both clashed last week over Yuen Long attacks as extradition bill crisis continues to rock city.

2 Aug 2019 - 4:54AM

Both clashed last week over Yuen Long attacks as extradition bill crisis continues to rock city.

Hong Kong lawmaker Eddie Chu says he received death threats from triads following earlier row with rival Junius Ho over desecration of parents’ graves
Banker flash mob in Hong Kong as financial sector workers gather in Chater Garden to protest against government handling of extradition bill crisis

Hundreds of financial sector workers join peaceful protest against the government’s handling of extradition bill crisis.

2 Aug 2019 - 6:31PM

Hundreds of financial sector workers join peaceful protest against the government’s handling of extradition bill crisis.

Banker flash mob in Hong Kong as financial sector workers gather in Chater Garden to protest against government handling of extradition bill crisis
Presidents of government-funded universities step up calls for Chief Executive Carrie Lam to meet demands of extradition protesters

Wei Shyy, of University of Science and Technology, and Stephen Cheung, the head of Education University, urge government to end crisis.

31 Jul 2019 - 11:32PM

Wei Shyy, of University of Science and Technology, and Stephen Cheung, the head of Education University, urge government to end crisis.

Presidents of government-funded universities step up calls for Chief Executive Carrie Lam to meet demands of extradition protesters