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Coronavirus: Hong Kong food delivery apps take action after racist requests

Deliveroo deactivated a customer’s account after they requested no South Asian drivers; Foodpanda is investigating a similar incident

25 Jan 2021 - 6:17PM

Deliveroo deactivated a customer’s account after they requested no South Asian drivers; Foodpanda is investigating a similar incident

Coronavirus: Hong Kong food delivery apps take action after racist requests
Hong Kong university suspends student leaders for organising memorial

The University of Science and Technology banned the May event marking the six-month anniversary of the death of Alex Chow during the 2019 protests, but it was held anyway

25 Jan 2021 - 1:35PM

The University of Science and Technology banned the May event marking the six-month anniversary of the death of Alex Chow during the 2019 protests, but it was held anyway

Hong Kong university suspends student leaders for organising memorial
Explainer: Why people are leaving WhatsApp for Signal and Telegram

The messaging service asked its two billion users to agree to new terms about how information is shared with parent company Facebook

14 Jan 2021 - 5:02PM

The messaging service asked its two billion users to agree to new terms about how information is shared with parent company Facebook

Explainer: Why people are leaving WhatsApp for Signal and Telegram
National security police arrest 11 accused of helping Hong Kong fugitives

Eight men and three women were held on suspicion of assisting offenders, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in jail

14 Jan 2021 - 1:22PM

Eight men and three women were held on suspicion of assisting offenders, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in jail

National security police arrest 11 accused of helping Hong Kong fugitives
US President Donald Trump makes history by being impeached twice

Ten Republicans in the House of Representatives joined Democrats in voting to impeach Trump for inciting the deadly attack on the Capitol on January 6

14 Jan 2021 - 11:02AM

Ten Republicans in the House of Representatives joined Democrats in voting to impeach Trump for inciting the deadly attack on the Capitol on January 6

US President Donald Trump makes history by being impeached twice
Hong Kong judge asks court attendees to remove yellow face masks

A judge reportedly asked three people to change their masks because they were yellow, the colour associated with the 2019 anti-government protests

13 Jan 2021 - 6:53PM

A judge reportedly asked three people to change their masks because they were yellow, the colour associated with the 2019 anti-government protests

Hong Kong judge asks court attendees to remove yellow face masks
Coronavirus: Chinese government urges people not to travel to hometowns during Lunar New Year

Authorities encourage people to say put after a new outbreak of Covid-19 in Hebei province

8 Jan 2021 - 12:32PM

Authorities encourage people to say put after a new outbreak of Covid-19 in Hebei province

Coronavirus: Chinese government urges people not to travel to hometowns during Lunar New Year
Hong Kong to experience longest cold spell of the winter, with temperatures around 10 degrees

Make sure to layer up, because the cold wave will last a few days

7 Jan 2021 - 3:40PM

Make sure to layer up, because the cold wave will last a few days

Hong Kong to experience longest cold spell of the winter, with temperatures around 10 degrees
Coronavirus: School terms in Hong Kong will not be extended due to Covid-19 suspensions

The city’s Secretary for Education said holidays will not be cut short, despite lessons taking place online for more than two months

7 Jan 2021 - 11:34AM

The city’s Secretary for Education said holidays will not be cut short, despite lessons taking place online for more than two months

Coronavirus: School terms in Hong Kong will not be extended due to Covid-19 suspensions
Pro-Trump protesters storm US Capitol building in Washington DC, forcing lawmakers to evacuate

Police and the National Guard were called as Trump supporters smashed windows and broke into the Senate chamber

7 Jan 2021 - 3:55PM

Police and the National Guard were called as Trump supporters smashed windows and broke into the Senate chamber

Pro-Trump protesters storm US Capitol building in Washington DC, forcing lawmakers to evacuate
Mass arrests of Hong Kong activists and former lawmakers under national security law

More than 50 people were detained on Wednesday morning, including Occupy Central co-founder Benny Tai and former legislators James To, Lam Cheuk-ting, Andrew Wan, Alvin Yeung and Wu Chi-wai

6 Jan 2021 - 12:17PM

More than 50 people were detained on Wednesday morning, including Occupy Central co-founder Benny Tai and former legislators James To, Lam Cheuk-ting, Andrew Wan, Alvin Yeung and Wu Chi-wai

Mass arrests of Hong Kong activists and former lawmakers under national security law
Student gets suspended jail sentence for buying fake ID card to replace ‘ugly’ photo

Hong Kong police found the forged identification on the teen when he was stopped and searched last year

5 Jan 2021 - 2:48PM

Hong Kong police found the forged identification on the teen when he was stopped and searched last year

Student gets suspended jail sentence for buying fake ID card to replace ‘ugly’ photo
Coronavirus: Student resentment about Covid-19 pandemic could lead to more protests in Hong Kong

A new survey finds that nearly 90 per cent of the city’s youth has no trust in the city’s leadership

5 Jan 2021 - 11:19AM

A new survey finds that nearly 90 per cent of the city’s youth has no trust in the city’s leadership

Coronavirus: Student resentment about Covid-19 pandemic could lead to more protests in Hong Kong
Hong Kong students report housing and online learning as biggest concerns

The Children’s Rights Association survey found the Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on kids

4 Jan 2021 - 5:27PM

The Children’s Rights Association survey found the Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on kids

Hong Kong students report housing and online learning as biggest concerns
Coronavirus: 70 per cent of Hong Kong restaurants face closure during Covid-19

The fourth wave of the pandemic has lead to greater social distancing measures and hit the already struggling industry hard

30 Dec 2020 - 6:01PM

The fourth wave of the pandemic has lead to greater social distancing measures and hit the already struggling industry hard

Coronavirus: 70 per cent of Hong Kong restaurants face closure during Covid-19
Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai resigns as chairman of Apple Daily’s publisher

The pro-democracy activist frequently used his newspaper and Twitter account to call for sanctions against HK and Chinese authorities

30 Dec 2020 - 12:07PM

The pro-democracy activist frequently used his newspaper and Twitter account to call for sanctions against HK and Chinese authorities

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai resigns as chairman of Apple Daily’s publisher
Two underage suspects held in Shenzhen turned over to Hong Kong police as remaining 'HK 12' sentenced

The pair were part of the 12 arrested at sea by mainland Chinese authorities while fleeing to Taiwan

30 Dec 2020 - 12:39PM

The pair were part of the 12 arrested at sea by mainland Chinese authorities while fleeing to Taiwan

Two underage suspects held in Shenzhen turned over to Hong Kong police as remaining 'HK 12' sentenced
Explainer: How can Hong Kong residents safeguard their homes against Covid-19?

Design issues at public housing estates are worrying during the coronavirus outbreak, but these protective measures can help

29 Dec 2020 - 8:11PM

Design issues at public housing estates are worrying during the coronavirus outbreak, but these protective measures can help

Explainer: How can Hong Kong residents safeguard their homes against Covid-19?
Coronavirus: Hong Kong residents should be allowed to choose their vaccine, say medical experts

The first round of the government Covid-19 vaccination programme will begin in January with the arrival of China’s Sinovac Biotech jabs

23 Dec 2020 - 1:30PM

The first round of the government Covid-19 vaccination programme will begin in January with the arrival of China’s Sinovac Biotech jabs

Coronavirus: Hong Kong residents should be allowed to choose their vaccine, say medical experts
K-pop superstars BTS break records as most-followed band on Twitter

The South Korean group pushed past One Direction, with more than 31.52 million followers

23 Dec 2020 - 10:33AM

The South Korean group pushed past One Direction, with more than 31.52 million followers

K-pop superstars BTS break records as most-followed band on Twitter
Hongkonger rejected by US consulate reveals he was student shot during 2019 protests

Tsang Chi-kin, who was turned away when he sought asylum in October, said he was shot by police during the National Day demonstrations last year

22 Dec 2020 - 3:59PM

Tsang Chi-kin, who was turned away when he sought asylum in October, said he was shot by police during the National Day demonstrations last year

Hongkonger rejected by US consulate reveals he was student shot during 2019 protests
Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Nathan Law applies for asylum in Britain

Lam announced the move in an opinion piece in ‘The Guardian’ and said the UK and Europe needed to make stronger moves against China

22 Dec 2020 - 3:09PM

Lam announced the move in an opinion piece in ‘The Guardian’ and said the UK and Europe needed to make stronger moves against China

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Nathan Law applies for asylum in Britain
Compulsory classes ‘not the best idea’ for national security education in Hong Kong

Outgoing Baptist University president says students should learn about the law in context of history, culture and global affairs

21 Dec 2020 - 6:25PM

Outgoing Baptist University president says students should learn about the law in context of history, culture and global affairs

Compulsory classes ‘not the best idea’ for national security education in Hong Kong
Coronavirus: Hong Kong bans flights from Britain as new strain of Covid-19 takes hold

All arrivals from the UK are banned as a mutated strain of the virus continues to spread through London.

21 Dec 2020 - 5:54PM

All arrivals from the UK are banned as a mutated strain of the virus continues to spread through London.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong bans flights from Britain as new strain of Covid-19 takes hold
Coronavirus: Patient who escaped from Hong Kong hospital arrested

An elderly man with Covid-19 fled Queen Elizabeth Hospital and wandered about the city for 54 hours before he was found

21 Dec 2020 - 11:24AM

An elderly man with Covid-19 fled Queen Elizabeth Hospital and wandered about the city for 54 hours before he was found

Coronavirus: Patient who escaped from Hong Kong hospital arrested
China’s Chang’e 5 lunar mission returns to Earth with moon samples

The Chinese spacecraft completed its 23-day mission and landed safely in Inner Mongolia, reported Xinhua

17 Dec 2020 - 11:02AM

The Chinese spacecraft completed its 23-day mission and landed safely in Inner Mongolia, reported Xinhua

China’s Chang’e 5 lunar mission returns to Earth with moon samples
World’s first lab-grown chicken to debut in Singapore

The California-based company Eat Just was backed by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing

16 Dec 2020 - 3:25PM

The California-based company Eat Just was backed by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing

World’s first lab-grown chicken to debut in Singapore
Coronavirus: Hong Kong teachers more stressed during pandemic than anti-government protests

Educators report more exhaustion and pressure from work as online lessons and changing expectations create many challenges

16 Dec 2020 - 3:28PM

Educators report more exhaustion and pressure from work as online lessons and changing expectations create many challenges

Coronavirus: Hong Kong teachers more stressed during pandemic than anti-government protests
Explainer: What are Hong Kong’s Covid-19 social distancing rules during the holiday season?

The fourth wave of coronavirus means family meals at restaurants are off for Christmas, as the city sees the toughest restrictions since July

15 Dec 2020 - 3:56PM

The fourth wave of coronavirus means family meals at restaurants are off for Christmas, as the city sees the toughest restrictions since July

Explainer: What are Hong Kong’s Covid-19 social distancing rules during the holiday season?
Explainer: What you need to know about Hong Kong’s Covid-19 vaccines

Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on Friday that the government would distribute jabs from mainland-based Sinovac, as well as one co-developed by BioNTech and Pfizer

14 Dec 2020 - 12:36PM

Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on Friday that the government would distribute jabs from mainland-based Sinovac, as well as one co-developed by BioNTech and Pfizer

Explainer: What you need to know about Hong Kong’s Covid-19 vaccines