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Australia offers Hongkongers way to get to residency; suspends extradition treaty

About 10,000 people from Hong Kong on student and temporary visas will be able to stay following the passage of the national security law

9 Jul 2020 - 2:27PM

About 10,000 people from Hong Kong on student and temporary visas will be able to stay following the passage of the national security law

Australia offers Hongkongers way to get to residency; suspends extradition treaty
World Health Organisation advice about Covid-19 doesn't go far enough, say scientists

There is a risk of coronavirus spreading indoors, on crowded public transportation or in poorly-ventilated rooms

8 Jul 2020 - 10:48AM

There is a risk of coronavirus spreading indoors, on crowded public transportation or in poorly-ventilated rooms

World Health Organisation advice about Covid-19 doesn't go far enough, say scientists
Hong Kong secondary school placement results released; 90 per cent get placed within their top 3 picks

More than 54,000 primary students took part in this central allocation round.

7 Jul 2020 - 4:43PM

More than 54,000 primary students took part in this central allocation round.

Hong Kong secondary school placement results released; 90 per cent get placed within their top 3 picks
National security law: EDB tells Hong Kong schools to remove books that ‘possibly violate’ legislation

Schools have been told to check their book collections for reading materials that could breach new code.

7 Jul 2020 - 11:12AM

Schools have been told to check their book collections for reading materials that could breach new code.

National security law: EDB tells Hong Kong schools to remove books that ‘possibly violate’ legislation
Hong Kong government confirms Chinese text of national security law prevails over English

The move has been criticised because of differences between the two versions of the law

6 Jul 2020 - 12:15PM

The move has been criticised because of differences between the two versions of the law

Hong Kong government confirms Chinese text of national security law prevails over English
Hong Kong libraries remove books written by pro-democracy advocates for review under national security law

Books by Joshua Wong, Horace Chin and Civic Party lawmaker Tanya Chan are all being scrutinised 

6 Jul 2020 - 11:18AM

Books by Joshua Wong, Horace Chin and Civic Party lawmaker Tanya Chan are all being scrutinised 

Hong Kong libraries remove books written by pro-democracy advocates for review under national security law
Hong Kong High Court upholds decision to scrap DSE history question

The question asked if Japan did more good than harm to China in the early 20th century

3 Jul 2020 - 6:38PM

The question asked if Japan did more good than harm to China in the early 20th century

Hong Kong High Court upholds decision to scrap DSE history question
Hong Kong school forms task force to investigate protest-related misconduct by teachers

Former chief executive Leung Chun-ying has formed a group that would publicise information about teachers and schools that violate their professional codes

2 Jul 2020 - 4:14PM

Former chief executive Leung Chun-ying has formed a group that would publicise information about teachers and schools that violate their professional codes

Hong Kong school forms task force to investigate protest-related misconduct by teachers
UK offers Hongkongers with BN(O) passports residency; path to British citizenship

Holders of British National (Overseas) passports and their dependents are eligible, according to Prime Minister Boris Johnson

2 Jul 2020 - 10:54AM

Holders of British National (Overseas) passports and their dependents are eligible, according to Prime Minister Boris Johnson

UK offers Hongkongers with BN(O) passports residency; path to British citizenship
Calls for Hong Kong independence warrant arrest under national security law, police say

'Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of our Time' banners and flags now illegal under new law

1 Jul 2020 - 4:03PM

'Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of our Time' banners and flags now illegal under new law

Calls for Hong Kong independence warrant arrest under national security law, police say
Hong Kong's new national security law revealed in detail

A new agency from mainland China will operate in the city and suspects can be extradited in 'certain cases'

1 Jul 2020 - 11:03AM

A new agency from mainland China will operate in the city and suspects can be extradited in 'certain cases'

Hong Kong's new national security law revealed in detail
Beijing passes Hong Kong national security law, effective July 1

State news agency 'Xinhua' will publish the law this afternoon; it is the first time it will be fully disclosed to Hongkongers

30 Jun 2020 - 9:49AM

State news agency 'Xinhua' will publish the law this afternoon; it is the first time it will be fully disclosed to Hongkongers

Beijing passes Hong Kong national security law, effective July 1
Hong Kong protests: Dozens arrested in demonstration against national security law

The silent march took place as the National People’s Congress Standing Committee met to discuss the bill, which is expected to pass soon

29 Jun 2020 - 11:11AM

The silent march took place as the National People’s Congress Standing Committee met to discuss the bill, which is expected to pass soon

Hong Kong protests: Dozens arrested in demonstration against national security law
National Security Law: US Senate passes Hong Kong Autonomy Act

Analyst says proposed actions are ‘more symbolic than substantive’.

26 Jun 2020 - 11:30AM

Analyst says proposed actions are ‘more symbolic than substantive’.

National Security Law: US Senate passes Hong Kong Autonomy Act
Hong Kong protests: July 1 march likely to be banned despite seven alternatives proposed by organisers

Civil Human Rights Front says police is using coronavirus pandemic as excuse to suppress the public’s right to hold rallies.

24 Jun 2020 - 2:30PM

Civil Human Rights Front says police is using coronavirus pandemic as excuse to suppress the public’s right to hold rallies.

Hong Kong protests: July 1 march likely to be banned despite seven alternatives proposed by organisers
Hong Kong schoolgirl bullied and beaten with fire bucket lid, two suspects arrested

The attack was caught on video and shows assaulted teen was wearing a jacket with the initials of Tack Ching Girls’ Secondary School.

22 Jun 2020 - 10:49AM

The attack was caught on video and shows assaulted teen was wearing a jacket with the initials of Tack Ching Girls’ Secondary School.

Hong Kong schoolgirl bullied and beaten with fire bucket lid, two suspects arrested
Hong Kong protests: Administration at Ying Wa College vows to take action after students demonstrate on campus

The school's pro-democracy student group marked the first anniversary of a protester's death, after being told not to do so on campus

19 Jun 2020 - 2:33PM

The school's pro-democracy student group marked the first anniversary of a protester's death, after being told not to do so on campus

Hong Kong protests: Administration at Ying Wa College vows to take action after students demonstrate on campus
Hong Kong protests: Education Bureau asks schools to ‘encourage students to develop proper behaviour’

School heads must report the support measures and guidance plans for students arrested at anti-government demonstrations

17 Jun 2020 - 5:34PM

School heads must report the support measures and guidance plans for students arrested at anti-government demonstrations

Hong Kong protests: Education Bureau asks schools to ‘encourage students to develop proper behaviour’
Majority of Hong Kong teachers worry about government's approach to education

A survey from the Professional Teachers' Union found that 90 per cent of educators worry about the future of teaching and do not trust the Education Bureau.

17 Jun 2020 - 5:19PM

A survey from the Professional Teachers' Union found that 90 per cent of educators worry about the future of teaching and do not trust the Education Bureau.

Majority of Hong Kong teachers worry about government's approach to education
Hong Kong courts debate whether smoke cakes are considered explosives

Smoke cakes emit fumes, but do not explode, and are often used in theatre and photography

17 Jun 2020 - 12:27PM

Smoke cakes emit fumes, but do not explode, and are often used in theatre and photography

Hong Kong courts debate whether smoke cakes are considered explosives
Hong Kong protests: Teens involved in Poly U demonstrations will not have criminal records

While they were initially accused with rioting, the two admitted to unlawful assembly, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison

16 Jun 2020 - 4:57PM

While they were initially accused with rioting, the two admitted to unlawful assembly, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison

Hong Kong protests: Teens involved in Poly U demonstrations will not have criminal records
Coronavirus: Beijing confirms 27 new local cases as testing at food market continues

This comes after a new cluster linked to Xinfadi wholesale market was discovered last week.

16 Jun 2020 - 10:53AM

This comes after a new cluster linked to Xinfadi wholesale market was discovered last week.

Coronavirus: Beijing confirms 27 new local cases as testing at food market continues
Hong Kong protests: Secretary for Education says students should not protest national security law

'Do You Hear the People Sing' would be allowed depending on the circumstances, he said

11 Jun 2020 - 6:22PM

'Do You Hear the People Sing' would be allowed depending on the circumstances, he said

Hong Kong protests: Secretary for Education says students should not protest national security law
Young Hongkongers reflect on the lessons of the June 4 Tiananmen Square crackdown

The gathering was banned due to Covid-19 social distancing measures, but many still came together in Victoria Park

5 Jun 2020 - 11:46AM

The gathering was banned due to Covid-19 social distancing measures, but many still came together in Victoria Park

Young Hongkongers reflect on the lessons of the June 4 Tiananmen Square crackdown
Banned due to Covid-19, here’s what you should know about Hong Kong’s annual Tiananmen Square vigil

The event, normally held at Victoria Park, was cancelled for the first time due to coronavirus social distancing measures

4 Jun 2020 - 11:27AM

The event, normally held at Victoria Park, was cancelled for the first time due to coronavirus social distancing measures

Banned due to Covid-19, here’s what you should know about Hong Kong’s annual Tiananmen Square vigil
Hong Kong protests: student shot by police officer at anti-government protest dropping out of university

21-year-old Chow Pak-kwan had a kidney and part of his liver removed due to damage from the bullet; he is being charged with attempting to steal an officer’s gun

3 Jun 2020 - 3:09PM

21-year-old Chow Pak-kwan had a kidney and part of his liver removed due to damage from the bullet; he is being charged with attempting to steal an officer’s gun

Hong Kong protests: student shot by police officer at anti-government protest dropping out of university
Covid-19 social distancing guidelines to be extended two weeks after new infections arise in Hong Kong

Four more cases of coronavirus were reported in the city; all live in the same housing estate in Sha Tin

2 Jun 2020 - 5:15PM

Four more cases of coronavirus were reported in the city; all live in the same housing estate in Sha Tin

Covid-19 social distancing guidelines to be extended two weeks after new infections arise in Hong Kong
Hong Kong protests: June 4 Tiananmen Square vigil banned by police, citing Covid-19 concerns

For the first time in 31 years, the event will not be held at Victoria Park, due to social distancing measures with the coronavirus

2 Jun 2020 - 12:49PM

For the first time in 31 years, the event will not be held at Victoria Park, due to social distancing measures with the coronavirus

Hong Kong protests: June 4 Tiananmen Square vigil banned by police, citing Covid-19 concerns
Six arrested over beating of 15-year-old Hong Kong student with fire extinguisher

The suspects are believed to be members of the Wo Shing Wo triad and the attack may have been due to a dispute over a girl

29 May 2020 - 3:39PM

The suspects are believed to be members of the Wo Shing Wo triad and the attack may have been due to a dispute over a girl

Six arrested over beating of 15-year-old Hong Kong student with fire extinguisher
Hong Kong protests: Students account for nearly half of those arrested this week; many of them under 18

A total of 396 people were taken into custody during demonstrations against the national anthem and national security laws

29 May 2020 - 11:04AM

A total of 396 people were taken into custody during demonstrations against the national anthem and national security laws

Hong Kong protests: Students account for nearly half of those arrested this week; many of them under 18