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70 per cent of Hong Kong teachers support proposed liberal studies revamp

A poll by a pro-establishment teachers’ union found a majority wish to keep the subject compulsory, but think parts should be reformed or removed

1 Mar 2021 - 11:51AM

A poll by a pro-establishment teachers’ union found a majority wish to keep the subject compulsory, but think parts should be reformed or removed

70 per cent of Hong Kong teachers support proposed liberal studies revamp
47 Hong Kong opposition lawmakers and activists charged with violating national security law

Among those charged were Benny Tai, Civic Party leader Alvin Yeung, district councillor Lester Shum and pro-democracy figure Joshua Wong

28 Feb 2021 - 6:44PM

Among those charged were Benny Tai, Civic Party leader Alvin Yeung, district councillor Lester Shum and pro-democracy figure Joshua Wong

47 Hong Kong opposition lawmakers and activists charged with violating national security law
ESF schools will not change practices under Hong Kong’s national security law

International school group says it still has control over curriculum and will not introduce new measures like flag raising ceremonies

26 Feb 2021 - 12:03PM

International school group says it still has control over curriculum and will not introduce new measures like flag raising ceremonies

ESF schools will not change practices under Hong Kong’s national security law
Blackpink’s Jennie and G-Dragon from BigBang are dating, according to South Korean media

The K-pop power couple, both managed by YG Entertainment, have reportedly been dating for one year, says Dispatch

24 Feb 2021 - 2:42PM

The K-pop power couple, both managed by YG Entertainment, have reportedly been dating for one year, says Dispatch

Blackpink’s Jennie and G-Dragon from BigBang are dating, according to South Korean media
Hong Kong government proposes scheme to increase the city’s recycling rate

The plan would pay people 10 cents for each plastic bottle they return; it aims to cut down on waste in landfills and help the environment

23 Feb 2021 - 7:18PM

The plan would pay people 10 cents for each plastic bottle they return; it aims to cut down on waste in landfills and help the environment

Hong Kong government proposes scheme to increase the city’s recycling rate
Coronavirus: More than 40,000 Hongkongers register for vaccine

Chief Executive Carrie Lam was the first person in the city to receive the Sinovac jab, which arrived from mainland China last week

23 Feb 2021 - 12:49PM

Chief Executive Carrie Lam was the first person in the city to receive the Sinovac jab, which arrived from mainland China last week

Coronavirus: More than 40,000 Hongkongers register for vaccine
Coronavirus: Survey finds 39 per cent of Hong Kong residents willing to get government vaccine

51 per cent of respondents with chronic illness plan to get the shot, while 41 per cent plan to wait to be vaccinated.

19 Feb 2021 - 2:51PM

51 per cent of respondents with chronic illness plan to get the shot, while 41 per cent plan to wait to be vaccinated.

Coronavirus: Survey finds 39 per cent of Hong Kong residents willing to get government vaccine
Chinese University student arrested under national security law

The 19-year-old was accused of taking part in an unauthorised assembly and calling for the city’s independence.

19 Feb 2021 - 12:56PM

The 19-year-old was accused of taking part in an unauthorised assembly and calling for the city’s independence.

Chinese University student arrested under national security law
Hong Kong's Covid-19 vaccination programme to launch next week
Explainer: What we know about Hong Kong's Covid-19 vaccines
British universities see increase in Hong Kong and mainland applicants

The national security law and new visa for BN(O) residents mean more Hongkongers are looking to study overseas.

18 Feb 2021 - 12:42PM

The national security law and new visa for BN(O) residents mean more Hongkongers are looking to study overseas.

British universities see increase in Hong Kong and mainland applicants
Hong Kong Tourism Board to push local tours and staycations

The travel industry has been hurt hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, as foreign visitors to the city dropped drastically

17 Feb 2021 - 11:19AM

The travel industry has been hurt hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, as foreign visitors to the city dropped drastically

Hong Kong Tourism Board to push local tours and staycations
Hong Kong protests: 16-year-old becomes youngest person to plead guilty to rioting

The boy admitted to throwing a petrol bomb at a police officer during the 2019 anti-government demonstrations

11 Feb 2021 - 12:13PM

The boy admitted to throwing a petrol bomb at a police officer during the 2019 anti-government demonstrations

Hong Kong protests: 16-year-old becomes youngest person to plead guilty to rioting
Hong Kong does not recognise dual nationality, says Carrie Lam

Residents of Chinese descent from Hong Kong or the mainland are considered Chinese nationals, no matter what other passports they have

9 Feb 2021 - 6:55PM

Residents of Chinese descent from Hong Kong or the mainland are considered Chinese nationals, no matter what other passports they have

Hong Kong does not recognise dual nationality, says Carrie Lam
Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s ‘ambush style’ lockdowns on hold for Chinese New Year

Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced that due to the decrease in new Covid-19 infections, the government would suspend the operations

9 Feb 2021 - 4:48PM

Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced that due to the decrease in new Covid-19 infections, the government would suspend the operations

Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s ‘ambush style’ lockdowns on hold for Chinese New Year
Coronavirus: 130 students at Shau Kei Wan school ordered to quarantine

Several hundred students will undergo mandatory testing after two from the school tested preliminary positive for Covid-19.

8 Feb 2021 - 6:45PM

Several hundred students will undergo mandatory testing after two from the school tested preliminary positive for Covid-19.

Coronavirus: 130 students at Shau Kei Wan school ordered to quarantine
Hong Kong teachers ‘free to critique’ mainland China’s legal and political systems

Education secretary says discussing negative aspects of the government is allowed under the new liberal studies changes as long as it is objective

8 Feb 2021 - 2:41PM

Education secretary says discussing negative aspects of the government is allowed under the new liberal studies changes as long as it is objective

Hong Kong teachers ‘free to critique’ mainland China’s legal and political systems
K-pop fans defend US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter

AOC was called a liar after she said she feared for her life during the January 6 Capitol attack on Instagram

5 Feb 2021 - 5:55PM

AOC was called a liar after she said she feared for her life during the January 6 Capitol attack on Instagram

K-pop fans defend US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter
Hong Kong government releases national security guidelines for schools

Students will learn how to sing and ‘respectfully listen’ to China’s national anthem, as well as the importance of the People’s Liberation Army

5 Feb 2021 - 1:29PM

Students will learn how to sing and ‘respectfully listen’ to China’s national anthem, as well as the importance of the People’s Liberation Army

Hong Kong government releases national security guidelines for schools
Scientists in China use sound waves to increase rainfall on Tibetan Plateau

Researchers turn up the volume with a loudspeaker in the sky to make it rain

4 Feb 2021 - 12:27PM

Researchers turn up the volume with a loudspeaker in the sky to make it rain

Scientists in China use sound waves to increase rainfall on Tibetan Plateau
Exclusive ‘Lunar New Year at Home’ pack - free download

The Year of the Ox will be like no other with many families remaining at home. Explore our ‘Lunar New Year at Home’ prosperity pack designed by the Post’s award-winning infographics team.

5 Feb 2021 - 4:36PM

The Year of the Ox will be like no other with many families remaining at home. Explore our ‘Lunar New Year at Home’ prosperity pack designed by the Post’s award-winning infographics team.

Exclusive ‘Lunar New Year at Home’ pack - free download
Up to a third of Hong Kong students may return to schools for face-to-face lessons

Currently, one sixth of the student capacity is allowed to return on a half-day basis to attend lessons or take tests

3 Feb 2021 - 12:48PM

Currently, one sixth of the student capacity is allowed to return on a half-day basis to attend lessons or take tests

Up to a third of Hong Kong students may return to schools for face-to-face lessons
K-pop singer Sowon criticised for Instagram photo with Nazi statue

The Gfriend member was accused of insensitivity and anti-Semitism for posting the photo from South Korea’s Cafe Zino

2 Feb 2021 - 6:52PM

The Gfriend member was accused of insensitivity and anti-Semitism for posting the photo from South Korea’s Cafe Zino

K-pop singer Sowon criticised for Instagram photo with Nazi statue
Coronavirus: Surprise Hong Kong Covid-19 lockdown announced for 12 buildings in Yau Ma Tei

Social-distancing measures have also been extended.

26 Jan 2021 - 7:57PM

Social-distancing measures have also been extended.

Coronavirus: Surprise Hong Kong Covid-19 lockdown announced for 12 buildings in Yau Ma Tei
Hong Kong lawmakers call for cameras in classrooms to check what students are taught

Monitoring teachers would reveal any ‘subversive remarks’, they say.

5 Feb 2021 - 12:12PM

Monitoring teachers would reveal any ‘subversive remarks’, they say.

Hong Kong lawmakers call for cameras in classrooms to check what students are taught
Tens of thousands face lockdown in Hong Kong in bid to contain Covid-19 outbreak

Residents in the area, many living in sub-divided flats, have to shelter in place.

22 Jan 2021 - 2:15PM

Residents in the area, many living in sub-divided flats, have to shelter in place.

Tens of thousands face lockdown in Hong Kong in bid to contain Covid-19 outbreak
Coronavirus: When will Hong Kong start its Covid-19 vaccination scheme?

Here’s what we know so far.

21 Jan 2021 - 12:48PM

Here’s what we know so far.

Coronavirus: When will Hong Kong start its Covid-19 vaccination scheme?
Coronavirus: ‘No suggestion spread related to race or ethnicity’ says Hong Kong leader

Concern group fears comments will reinforce racist stereotypes.

19 Jan 2021 - 6:55PM

Concern group fears comments will reinforce racist stereotypes.

Coronavirus: ‘No suggestion spread related to race or ethnicity’ says Hong Kong leader
Chinese New Year flower markets to go ahead in Hong Kong after all

Some question the wisdom of letting such large gatherings go ahead.

18 Jan 2021 - 6:07PM

Some question the wisdom of letting such large gatherings go ahead.

Chinese New Year flower markets to go ahead in Hong Kong after all
Hong Kong’s Angus Ng bolsters his World Tour finals bid

Local star beaten by Denmark’s former world champion Viktor Axelsen in Thailand Open men’s singles final but should pick up valuable ranking points.

17 Jan 2021 - 10:54PM

Local star beaten by Denmark’s former world champion Viktor Axelsen in Thailand Open men’s singles final but should pick up valuable ranking points.

Hong Kong’s Angus Ng bolsters his World Tour finals bid