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Hong Kong air pollution is ‘serious’ health risk for second day in a row, as low pressure influenced by Tropical Cyclone Danas leads to hazy conditions

Top alert level of Air Quality Health Index reached in Tung Chung on Thursday, the day after warning in place for Tuen Mun and Yuen Long.

18 Jul 2019 - 10:52PM

Top alert level of Air Quality Health Index reached in Tung Chung on Thursday, the day after warning in place for Tuen Mun and Yuen Long.

Hong Kong air pollution is ‘serious’ health risk for second day in a row, as low pressure influenced by Tropical Cyclone Danas leads to hazy conditions
Hongkongers devour enough French toast to cover Earth’s circumference, putting away 320 million servings a year

Senior nutritionist warns of health risks as favourite snacks found to be deep-fried with a lot of oil, and usually served with butter and syrup.

17 Jul 2019 - 9:38AM

Senior nutritionist warns of health risks as favourite snacks found to be deep-fried with a lot of oil, and usually served with butter and syrup.

Hongkongers devour enough French toast to cover Earth’s circumference, putting away 320 million servings a year
Over-reliance on cough drops may cause stomach pain and breathing difficulty, Hong Kong Consumer Council warns

Overdose of lozenges to cure cough or sore throat may cause side effects such as stomach pain, face swelling or breathing problem, consumer watchdog warns

15 Jul 2019 - 9:35PM

Overdose of lozenges to cure cough or sore throat may cause side effects such as stomach pain, face swelling or breathing problem, consumer watchdog warns

Over-reliance on cough drops may cause stomach pain and breathing difficulty, Hong Kong Consumer Council warns
Hong Kong think tank slams omission of green finance in government’s climate strategy, calls for stronger environmental impact reporting of listed companies

Our Hong Kong Foundation criticises failure to include green finance measures in public engagement drive that will draft city’s climate action plan for 2050.

15 Jul 2019 - 4:30PM

Our Hong Kong Foundation criticises failure to include green finance measures in public engagement drive that will draft city’s climate action plan for 2050.

Hong Kong think tank slams omission of green finance in government’s climate strategy, calls for stronger environmental impact reporting of listed companies
Top scorers in Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education examination voice opposition to government’s extradition bill

Seven of the highest-scoring students from four leading secondary schools express opposition to the now-suspended legislation.

10 Jul 2019 - 10:54PM

Seven of the highest-scoring students from four leading secondary schools express opposition to the now-suspended legislation.

Top scorers in Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education examination voice opposition to government’s extradition bill
Protesters and police fight pitched battles in late-night showdown after mass rally against Hong Kong extradition bill

Police say they arrested six people as unrest returns to the streets of Hong Kong following peaceful march.

8 Jul 2019 - 12:26PM

Police say they arrested six people as unrest returns to the streets of Hong Kong following peaceful march.

Protesters and police fight pitched battles in late-night showdown after mass rally against Hong Kong extradition bill
Hundreds of anti-government protesters surround chief superintendent of Hong Kong police after anti-extradition bill march in Kowloon

Hundreds of anti-government protesters tried to confront chief superintendent of Hong Kong police Rupert Dover following a largely peaceful protest march in Kowloon on July 7, 2019. Protesters accused police of using excessive force to disperse crowds on several occasions during demonstrations against Hong Kong's now-suspended extradition bill.

7 Jul 2019 - 10:36PM

Hundreds of anti-government protesters tried to confront chief superintendent of Hong Kong police Rupert Dover following a largely peaceful protest march in Kowloon on July 7, 2019. Protesters accused police of using excessive force to disperse crowds on several occasions during demonstrations against Hong Kong's now-suspended extradition bill.

Hundreds of anti-government protesters surround chief superintendent of Hong Kong police after anti-extradition bill march in Kowloon
The death of the paperback: are Hongkongers reading less or are they turning to online literature?

In the digital age, habit of reading or borrowing books from the library seem to be on the decline among youth, with teen romance the dominant genre for online literature.

6 Jul 2019 - 11:30AM

In the digital age, habit of reading or borrowing books from the library seem to be on the decline among youth, with teen romance the dominant genre for online literature.

The death of the paperback: are Hongkongers reading less or are they turning to online literature?
Ombudsman reprimands Hong Kong government for planning blunder that led to shortage of hearing aids for children

Education Bureau suspended hearing aid services for four months last year because of issue with supplier; complainant filed case after her 17-month-old toddler was left without hearing support for six months.

6 Jul 2019 - 7:00AM

Education Bureau suspended hearing aid services for four months last year because of issue with supplier; complainant filed case after her 17-month-old toddler was left without hearing support for six months.

Ombudsman reprimands Hong Kong government for planning blunder that led to shortage of hearing aids for children
Siege of Hong Kong police headquarters ends without clashes after 6-hour drama by extradition bill protesters

More than 1,000 protesters had surrounded the building in Wan Chai, sealing entrances, vandalising premises, and trapping police inside.

27 Jun 2019 - 12:32PM

More than 1,000 protesters had surrounded the building in Wan Chai, sealing entrances, vandalising premises, and trapping police inside.

Siege of Hong Kong police headquarters ends without clashes after 6-hour drama by extradition bill protesters
Extradition bill protesters blockade Hong Kong government buildings for second time in four days, preventing civil servants and taxpayers from entering

Demonstrators block ground-floor entrances at Revenue Tower and Immigration Tower in Wan Chai, only allowing people to leave, prompting mixed reactions among members of the public.

24 Jun 2019 - 11:27PM

Demonstrators block ground-floor entrances at Revenue Tower and Immigration Tower in Wan Chai, only allowing people to leave, prompting mixed reactions among members of the public.

Extradition bill protesters blockade Hong Kong government buildings for second time in four days, preventing civil servants and taxpayers from entering
Discussion of Hong Kong extradition bill will not be allowed at G20 summit in Osaka, Beijing says

Assistant minister of foreign affairs says China will not allow any meddling by other countries in its internal affairs.

25 Jun 2019 - 1:08PM

Assistant minister of foreign affairs says China will not allow any meddling by other countries in its internal affairs.

Discussion of Hong Kong extradition bill will not be allowed at G20 summit in Osaka, Beijing says
Hong Kong’s ‘leaderless’ protest movement looks to minimise public’s wrath through peaceful and organised non-cooperation

Protest movement vows to wage ‘peaceful guerilla warfare’ – and strives to keep public on its side.

23 Jun 2019 - 12:42PM

Protest movement vows to wage ‘peaceful guerilla warfare’ – and strives to keep public on its side.

Hong Kong’s ‘leaderless’ protest movement looks to minimise public’s wrath through peaceful and organised non-cooperation
From New York to Tokyo, the Hongkongers taking up the fight against extradition bill overseas

For professor Anna Cheung in New York and paralegal Kenneth Wong in London, as well as marketing manager Helen Shum in Tokyo, the desire is the same – to stand in solidarity with those who took to the streets at home.

22 Jun 2019 - 10:53PM

For professor Anna Cheung in New York and paralegal Kenneth Wong in London, as well as marketing manager Helen Shum in Tokyo, the desire is the same – to stand in solidarity with those who took to the streets at home.

From New York to Tokyo, the Hongkongers taking up the fight against extradition bill overseas
Calls for an apology and a resignation: what can Carrie Lam do to soothe an angry Hong Kong public?

Insiders and observers admit the room for manoeuvre for Chief Executive Carrie Lam and her own standing with the people remains limited.

18 Jun 2019 - 3:57PM

Insiders and observers admit the room for manoeuvre for Chief Executive Carrie Lam and her own standing with the people remains limited.

Calls for an apology and a resignation: what can Carrie Lam do to soothe an angry Hong Kong public?
Hong Kong police chief Stephen Lo steps back from riot label as Carrie Lam keeps low profile

Stephen Lo clarifies that only those who attacked frontline officers with metal rods and bricks will be accused of rioting.

18 Jun 2019 - 4:28AM

Stephen Lo clarifies that only those who attacked frontline officers with metal rods and bricks will be accused of rioting.

Hong Kong police chief Stephen Lo steps back from riot label as Carrie Lam keeps low profile
Violent Hong Kong clashes not defined as a ‘riot’, says adviser to embattled leader Carrie Lam as others offer backing and call for another chance despite extradition bill debacle

Dr Lam Ching-choi, a member of the Executive Council, was speaking a day after Carrie Lam issued a public apology over deficiencies in the government’s work in pushing forward its controversial extradition bill

17 Jun 2019 - 7:24PM

Dr Lam Ching-choi, a member of the Executive Council, was speaking a day after Carrie Lam issued a public apology over deficiencies in the government’s work in pushing forward its controversial extradition bill

Violent Hong Kong clashes not defined as a ‘riot’, says adviser to embattled leader Carrie Lam as others offer backing and call for another chance despite extradition bill debacle
Black-clad protesters united in common cause insist: we are not rioters, we are just ordinary citizens who love Hong Kong

Marching from Causeway Bay to Admiralty, Hongkongers from all walks of life gather united in desire to see extradition bill withdrawn, and Chief Executive Carrie Lam forced from office.

17 Jun 2019 - 12:29AM

Marching from Causeway Bay to Admiralty, Hongkongers from all walks of life gather united in desire to see extradition bill withdrawn, and Chief Executive Carrie Lam forced from office.

Black-clad protesters united in common cause insist: we are not rioters, we are just ordinary citizens who love Hong Kong
How far are Hongkongers willing to go to save planet from climate change? Consultation aims to find out

Three-month consultation launched with the aim of drafting a strategy that will fulfil the city’s obligations under the Paris Agreement.

15 Jun 2019 - 2:25AM

Three-month consultation launched with the aim of drafting a strategy that will fulfil the city’s obligations under the Paris Agreement.

How far are Hongkongers willing to go to save planet from climate change? Consultation aims to find out
Near site of Hong Kong’s anti-extradition clashes, businesses still taking a hit

Major Admiralty mall still closed, as civil servants told to avoid government HQ. Shopping centres became scenes of shelter for protesters during police crackdown.

13 Jun 2019 - 11:29PM

Major Admiralty mall still closed, as civil servants told to avoid government HQ. Shopping centres became scenes of shelter for protesters during police crackdown.

Near site of Hong Kong’s anti-extradition clashes, businesses still taking a hit
Catholic Church urges restraint as social workers vow to strike and Hong Kong’s biggest teachers’ union calls for protests against extradition bill

Fifty social welfare and religious groups expected to take part in strike, as city’s largest teachers’ union urges its members to protest.

11 Jun 2019 - 8:36PM

Fifty social welfare and religious groups expected to take part in strike, as city’s largest teachers’ union urges its members to protest.

Catholic Church urges restraint as social workers vow to strike and Hong Kong’s biggest teachers’ union calls for protests against extradition bill
From Vancouver to New York to Brisbane, rallies around world express solidarity with Hong Kong’s mass protest against extradition agreement

Rallies held in 12 countries and 29 cities, including Berlin, Brisbane, San Francisco, Toronto and Vancouver, as well as Tokyo, Sydney and Taipei.

10 Jun 2019 - 1:54PM

Rallies held in 12 countries and 29 cities, including Berlin, Brisbane, San Francisco, Toronto and Vancouver, as well as Tokyo, Sydney and Taipei.

From Vancouver to New York to Brisbane, rallies around world express solidarity with Hong Kong’s mass protest against extradition agreement
Labour secretary says Hong Kong government study into role overwork and exhaustion play in sudden deaths will be released next year

Law Chi-kwong says in blog post his department has commissioned Occupational Safety and Health Council to investigate cases of sudden death.

9 Jun 2019 - 10:47PM

Law Chi-kwong says in blog post his department has commissioned Occupational Safety and Health Council to investigate cases of sudden death.

Labour secretary says Hong Kong government study into role overwork and exhaustion play in sudden deaths will be released next year
How gay civil servant Angus Leung dashed back from Italy to hear victory ruling from Hong Kong’s top court

Angus Leung and husband Scott Adams had to cut short their holiday after it was announced the court would deliver its verdict a week earlier than expected.

17 Jun 2019 - 6:36PM

Angus Leung and husband Scott Adams had to cut short their holiday after it was announced the court would deliver its verdict a week earlier than expected.

How gay civil servant Angus Leung dashed back from Italy to hear victory ruling from Hong Kong’s top court
Hong Kong climber urges respect for environment and humility when scaling world’s highest peaks, instead of going for glory

In light of Everest deaths, Wong Wai-kin, who scaled the nearby Mount Lhotse, warns the ill-equipped and unprepared to think twice before endangering not only their lives, but those of others.

8 Jun 2019 - 4:30PM

In light of Everest deaths, Wong Wai-kin, who scaled the nearby Mount Lhotse, warns the ill-equipped and unprepared to think twice before endangering not only their lives, but those of others.

Hong Kong climber urges respect for environment and humility when scaling world’s highest peaks, instead of going for glory
Hong Kong coroner calls for new safety measures at public swimming pools following tragedy at North Kwai Chung Jockey Club

Death of Kwok Siu-ho, 40, recorded as accidental as coroner demands better communication between, and oversight of, lifeguards.

6 Jun 2019 - 10:34PM

Death of Kwok Siu-ho, 40, recorded as accidental as coroner demands better communication between, and oversight of, lifeguards.

Hong Kong coroner calls for new safety measures at public swimming pools following tragedy at North Kwai Chung Jockey Club
Explainer | Does Hong Kong face another ‘paper jam’ environmental crisis as recycling woes return?

Low rates for collectors may mean they abandon their jobs, as streets pile up again with discarded cardboard.

6 Jun 2019 - 11:38AM

Low rates for collectors may mean they abandon their jobs, as streets pile up again with discarded cardboard.

Does Hong Kong face another ‘paper jam’ environmental crisis as recycling woes return?
World’s most expensive housing market is getting even pricier with mortgages in Hong Kong eating up almost 70 per cent of monthly income

Financial Secretary Paul Chan issues affordability warning as property prices soar beyond levels of 1997 housing boom, and mortgages eat up 70 per cent of people’s monthly incomes.

4 Jun 2019 - 2:23AM

Financial Secretary Paul Chan issues affordability warning as property prices soar beyond levels of 1997 housing boom, and mortgages eat up 70 per cent of people’s monthly incomes.

World’s most expensive housing market is getting even pricier with mortgages in Hong Kong eating up almost 70 per cent of monthly income
While Taiwan has legalised same-sex marriage, Hong Kong is still struggling with workplace discrimination against LGBT staff – is the city ready for change?

Construction worker suffered cruel teasing from colleagues, while woman believes she was overlooked for managerial role after being asked about her sexual orientation.

1 Jun 2019 - 5:06PM

Construction worker suffered cruel teasing from colleagues, while woman believes she was overlooked for managerial role after being asked about her sexual orientation.

While Taiwan has legalised same-sex marriage, Hong Kong is still struggling with workplace discrimination against LGBT staff – is the city ready for change?
Hong Kong children overwhelmed by academic pressure, with suicide accounting for a third of young unnatural deaths, government review of Coroner’s Court cases reveals

Pressures relating to school work and relationships are the main factors in the tragic deaths of 18 young people aged 11 to 17 over the course of two years.

31 May 2019 - 9:55PM

Pressures relating to school work and relationships are the main factors in the tragic deaths of 18 young people aged 11 to 17 over the course of two years.

Hong Kong children overwhelmed by academic pressure, with suicide accounting for a third of young unnatural deaths, government review of Coroner’s Court cases reveals