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Hong Kong railway fans dash for first train ride on new cross-harbour section of MTR’s Sha Tin-Central line

Railway enthusiasts, including students, had lined up overnight at Exhibition Centre station despite light rain to be among the first to board.

Railway enthusiasts, including students, had lined up overnight at Exhibition Centre station despite light rain to be among the first to board.

16 May 2022 - 10:57AM
Hong Kong schools have lost at least 4,050 teachers this academic year

Number of teachers who have left public and direct subsidy schools up by 70 per cent over previous academic year, government figures show.

Number of teachers who have left public and direct subsidy schools up by 70 per cent over previous academic year, government figures show.

12 May 2022 - 5:56PM
Hong Kong police arrest 19 for offences including spreading ‘fake news’ during fifth wave of Covid-19

Suspects were involved in inciting others to violate coronavirus isolation rules and disseminating fake news about pandemic.

Suspects were involved in inciting others to violate coronavirus isolation rules and disseminating fake news about pandemic.

11 May 2022 - 5:12PM
Coronavirus: Covid-19 now endemic in Hong Kong, health adviser says

Professor David Hui from Chinese University says the city could re-examine its virus-fighting strategy, but the direction it takes depends heavily on China’s stance.

Professor David Hui from Chinese University says the city could re-examine its virus-fighting strategy, but the direction it takes depends heavily on China’s stance.

4 May 2022 - 2:16PM
Cross-harbour section of Hong Kong’s most expensive rail project to open on May 15

Commuters can reach Kowloon Tong from Admiralty in 13 minutes via the new line, which will extend to 46km through 16 stations.

Commuters can reach Kowloon Tong from Admiralty in 13 minutes via the new line, which will extend to 46km through 16 stations.

3 May 2022 - 1:22PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong to relax more social distancing measures, reopening beaches and allowing outdoor exercise without a mask

Residents will be allowed to take their masks off at outdoor sports venues, while swimming pools and water playgrounds will be reopened.

Residents will be allowed to take their masks off at outdoor sports venues, while swimming pools and water playgrounds will be reopened.

3 May 2022 - 12:08PM
Hong Kong records coldest day in May for more than 100 years

Observatory reports minimum temperature of 16.4 degrees Celsius on Monday morning, lowest figure recorded in May since 1917.

Observatory reports minimum temperature of 16.4 degrees Celsius on Monday morning, lowest figure recorded in May since 1917.

2 May 2022 - 1:54PM
HKU proposes disciplining students for ‘bringing disrepute’ to university, raising concerns over freedom of speech

Students who bring the university into “disrepute” could face disciplinary measures under a new proposal from the school’s governing council.

Students who bring the university into “disrepute” could face disciplinary measures under a new proposal from the school’s governing council.

27 Apr 2022 - 11:21AM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong will not move up second phase of relaxing social-distancing measures, says Carrie Lam

The government will further relax Covid-19 restrictions in the second half of May unless there is a sudden surge in infections.

The government will further relax Covid-19 restrictions in the second half of May unless there is a sudden surge in infections.

26 Apr 2022 - 1:01PM
Coronavirus: 14 students and 1 teacher unable to return to class after testing positive for Covid-19 as schools resume after 3-month suspension

Authorities believed the individuals were infected either in the community or at home as they tested positive before returning to school.

Authorities believed the individuals were infected either in the community or at home as they tested positive before returning to school.

20 Apr 2022 - 3:31PM
Tokyo Olympic fencing champ Edgar Cheung Ka-long becomes Hong Kong’s first foil world No 1

Cheung shared a few congratulatory messages on social media but stays focused for Monday’s team foil event.

Cheung shared a few congratulatory messages on social media but stays focused for Monday’s team foil event.

18 Apr 2022 - 6:21PM
Hong Kong to relax some Covid restrictions, allowing gyms, cinemas and sports venues to reopen on April 21

The cap on public gatherings will be increased from two to four people, and dine-in hours for restaurants will be extended to 10pm. However, public beaches, pools and barbecue venues will remain shut for the time being.

The cap on public gatherings will be increased from two to four people, and dine-in hours for restaurants will be extended to 10pm. However, public beaches, pools and barbecue venues will remain shut for the time being.

14 Apr 2022 - 12:15PM
Explainer: How will Hong Kong’s in-person class resumptions work, and what are the requirements?

Students and teachers are required to conduct rapid tests every day, and only those who have tested negative will be allowed on campus.

Students and teachers are required to conduct rapid tests every day, and only those who have tested negative will be allowed on campus.

12 Apr 2022 - 2:23PM
Hong Kong kindergartens to secondary schools to resume in-person classes in stages until mid-May

Students of higher forms will be first to return to campuses on April 19 for half-day classes.

Students of higher forms will be first to return to campuses on April 19 for half-day classes.

8 Apr 2022 - 10:45AM
Coronavirus: what you need to know about Hong Kong’s 3-day voluntary mass testing exercise

Authorities have urged residents to test themselves daily from April 8 to 10 using kits sent to their homes and to report any infections within 24 hours.

Authorities have urged residents to test themselves daily from April 8 to 10 using kits sent to their homes and to report any infections within 24 hours.

7 Apr 2022 - 1:53PM
University of Hong Kong becomes city’s most improved tertiary institution in latest rankings list

More than half of HKU’s subjects rated among world’s best, outperforming many other tertiary institutions in Asia.

More than half of HKU’s subjects rated among world’s best, outperforming many other tertiary institutions in Asia.

7 Apr 2022 - 1:53PM
Judge for English finalists in this year’s SOTY Awards discusses how language brings people together

Professor Jette Hansen Edwards, chair of Chinese University’s department of English, notes how shared language creates a common experience.

Professor Jette Hansen Edwards, chair of Chinese University’s department of English, notes how shared language creates a common experience.

6 Apr 2022 - 8:00AM
Innovators and inventors welcome in Scientist and Mathematician candidates for this year’s SOTY Awards, judge says

A judge for this category explains why candidates should try to think and act like Thomas Edison or Steve Jobs.

A judge for this category explains why candidates should try to think and act like Thomas Edison or Steve Jobs.

5 Apr 2022 - 10:00AM
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam will not seek a second term

Sources previously said Chief Secretary John Lee will run for the city’s highest office.

Sources previously said Chief Secretary John Lee will run for the city’s highest office.

4 Apr 2022 - 12:25PM
Migration from Hong Kong to Canada soars to levels unseen since 1998

More than 22,500 Hongkongers received Canadian permanent residency, work or study permits in 2021, up 256 per cent from 2019.

More than 22,500 Hongkongers received Canadian permanent residency, work or study permits in 2021, up 256 per cent from 2019.

30 Mar 2022 - 6:22PM
Hong Kong schools must achieve 90 per cent student Covid-19 vaccination rate to resume full-day, in-person classes

Face-to-face classes will resume for local schools on April 19 provided teachers and staff have received at least two doses of a coronavirus vaccine.

Face-to-face classes will resume for local schools on April 19 provided teachers and staff have received at least two doses of a coronavirus vaccine.

23 Mar 2022 - 2:42PM
Hong Kong school heads call for support for DSE students affected by Covid-19, fairer grades for those who miss exam

The city’s secondary school principals urge exam authorities to allow pupils in infected households to sit assessments at special centres.

The city’s secondary school principals urge exam authorities to allow pupils in infected households to sit assessments at special centres.

22 Mar 2022 - 4:00PM
For 2022 Student of the Year Awards, Community Contributor nominees should inspire others to volunteer, says judge

Chua Hoi-wai, a judge for the category, expects candidates to show leadership, innovation and passion in serving others.

Chua Hoi-wai, a judge for the category, expects candidates to show leadership, innovation and passion in serving others.

22 Mar 2022 - 12:00PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong to resume in-person classes, ease social distancing; mass testing plans put on hold

Carrie Lam announces relaxed Covid-19 restrictions as infections in the city continue on a ‘downward trend’

Carrie Lam announces relaxed Covid-19 restrictions as infections in the city continue on a ‘downward trend’

21 Mar 2022 - 4:32PM
Chinese white dolphin deaths fall as Covid-19 pandemic halts Hong Kong-Macau ferries

Fewer Chinese white dolphins and finless porpoises washed up dead in 2021, but other threats to both creatures remain.

Fewer Chinese white dolphins and finless porpoises washed up dead in 2021, but other threats to both creatures remain.

18 Mar 2022 - 8:17AM
ESF students told exams in Hong Kong to go ahead as planned, despite concerns about catching coronavirus

A group of Island School students have asked for a non-exam route amid city’s fifth wave of infections, but ESF maintained in-person exams unless under special circumstances.

A group of Island School students have asked for a non-exam route amid city’s fifth wave of infections, but ESF maintained in-person exams unless under special circumstances.

16 Mar 2022 - 7:26PM
Coronavirus: How to get help if you test positive for Covid-19 in Hong Kong

The Department of Health has launched an online self-reporting platform as well as various hotlines for residents who have contracted Covid-19.

The Department of Health has launched an online self-reporting platform as well as various hotlines for residents who have contracted Covid-19.

16 Mar 2022 - 11:31AM
Adaptability, creativity, community service: what a judge expects from grand prize nominees for 2022 Student of the Year

Andy Ho Wing-cheong, one of the judges for the grand prize, says he wants to see how nominees have adjusted to the challenges of the pandemic.

Andy Ho Wing-cheong, one of the judges for the grand prize, says he wants to see how nominees have adjusted to the challenges of the pandemic.

15 Mar 2022 - 10:35AM
More than 40 per cent of Hong Kong secondary school graduates express ‘keen interest’ to study at universities in mainland China, survey reveals

Top reasons cited for interest in university education on the mainland include ‘academic performance’, ‘future development opportunities’, and the ‘variety of courses on offer’.

Top reasons cited for interest in university education on the mainland include ‘academic performance’, ‘future development opportunities’, and the ‘variety of courses on offer’.

21 Mar 2022 - 6:09PM
Hongkongers jolted awake as minor earthquake rattles the city

Though relatively mild, the tremor was one of the more significant to hit the city in recent years.

Though relatively mild, the tremor was one of the more significant to hit the city in recent years.

14 Mar 2022 - 2:50PM