The former North Kowloon Magistracy in Shum Shui Po will undergo a four-year renovation and become a centre offering universal legal education. Photo: Yik Yeung-man
Hong Kong culture

Former Hong Kong courthouse to become centre for universal legal education

4 hours ago

Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention expresses confidence centre will be financially independent three years after opening in 2026.

The former North Kowloon Magistracy in Shum Shui Po will undergo a four-year renovation and become a centre offering universal legal education. Photo: Yik Yeung-man

Former Hong Kong courthouse to become centre for universal legal education

Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention expresses confidence centre will be financially independent three years after opening in 2026.

4 hours ago

160 subcontractors owed payments for building of Hong Kong’s M+ museum

Subcontractor claims it is owed several times the payment it received for French oak flooring in museum’s basement from subsidiary Blue Poles.

5 hours ago

Annual bazaar in Hong Kong reaches pre-Covid heights as shoppers enjoy discounts

Chief Executive John Lee among first customers at event launch on Friday, spending his cash on goods such as cashew nuts, biscuits and flower bouquets.

6 hours ago
A subcontractor claims it is owed several times the payment it received for the M+ museum’s French oak flooring in its basement. Photo: Getty Images

160 subcontractors owed payments for building of Hong Kong’s M+ museum

Subcontractor claims it is owed several times the payment it received for French oak flooring in museum’s basement from subsidiary Blue Poles.

5 hours ago
Hong Kong economy

Annual bazaar in Hong Kong reaches pre-Covid heights as shoppers enjoy discounts

Chief Executive John Lee among first customers at event launch on Friday, spending his cash on goods such as cashew nuts, biscuits and flower bouquets.

Chief Executive John Lee among first customers at event launch on Friday, spending his cash on goods such as cashew nuts, biscuits and flower bouquets.

6 hours ago
Crime in Hong Kong

Hong Kong taxi driver saves 81-year-old from ‘guess-who-I-am’ phone scam

Driver hears two swindlers planning to trick victim and watches incident take place, before calling police who apprehend the duo.

Driver hears two swindlers planning to trick victim and watches incident take place, before calling police who apprehend the duo.

3 hours ago

Universities in Hong Kong to require students to pass national education courses

Universities to all implement compulsory national education courses for undergraduate students from current academic year, government paper shows.

9 Dec 2022 - 6:59PM
Universities in Hong Kong to require students to pass national education courses

Hong Kong customs arrests 3, seizes HK$150 million in black market cigarettes

Most of the 53 million cigarettes seized in past week were destined for local market, officials say.

9 Dec 2022 - 5:30PM
Hong Kong customs arrests 3, seizes HK$150 million in black market cigarettes

Hong Kong taxi driver saves 81-year-old from ‘guess-who-I-am’ phone scam

Driver hears two swindlers planning to trick victim and watches incident take place, before calling police who apprehend the duo.

3 hours ago

Universities in Hong Kong to require students to pass national education courses

Universities to all implement compulsory national education courses for undergraduate students from current academic year, government paper shows.

9 Dec 2022 - 6:59PM

Hong Kong customs arrests 3, seizes HK$150 million in black market cigarettes

Most of the 53 million cigarettes seized in past week were destined for local market, officials say.

9 Dec 2022 - 5:30PM
Coronavirus Explainers
BioNTech’s second-generation Covid-19 vaccine has arrived in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters

Explainer | Should Hongkongers get bivalent vaccine? Here is all you need to make a choice

BioNTech’s Omicron-specific vaccine is now available to uninfected adults as a fourth dose or for recovered patients with two jabs as a third dose.

3 Dec 2022 - 4:47PM

Explainer | Hong Kong vaccination exemptions: how did we get here and where will it end?

Health chief’s move to annul more than 20,000 vaccination exemptions has become a legal row.

Health chief’s move to annul more than 20,000 vaccination exemptions has become a legal row.

26 Oct 2022 - 10:03PM

Explainer | Hong Kong is finally axing hotel quarantine – here’s what you need to know

Travellers will no longer be confined to hotel rooms for quarantine upon arrival in Hong Kong from Monday.

Travellers will no longer be confined to hotel rooms for quarantine upon arrival in Hong Kong from Monday.

19 Oct 2022 - 11:19PM

Explainer | Vaccine pass for kids from age 5: what Hong Kong parents should know

New scheme will come into force on Friday in a first phase requiring younger residents to get at least one vaccine dose.

New scheme will come into force on Friday in a first phase requiring younger residents to get at least one vaccine dose.

29 Sep 2022 - 10:06AM
Coronavirus Explainers
BioNTech’s second-generation Covid-19 vaccine has arrived in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters

Explainer | Should Hongkongers get bivalent vaccine? Here is all you need to make a choice

BioNTech’s Omicron-specific vaccine is now available to uninfected adults as a fourth dose or for recovered patients with two jabs as a third dose.

3 Dec 2022 - 4:47PM

Explainer | Hong Kong vaccination exemptions: how did we get here and where will it end?

Health chief’s move to annul more than 20,000 vaccination exemptions has become a legal row.

Health chief’s move to annul more than 20,000 vaccination exemptions has become a legal row.

26 Oct 2022 - 10:03PM

Explainer | Hong Kong is finally axing hotel quarantine – here’s what you need to know

Travellers will no longer be confined to hotel rooms for quarantine upon arrival in Hong Kong from Monday.

Travellers will no longer be confined to hotel rooms for quarantine upon arrival in Hong Kong from Monday.

19 Oct 2022 - 11:19PM

Explainer | Vaccine pass for kids from age 5: what Hong Kong parents should know

New scheme will come into force on Friday in a first phase requiring younger residents to get at least one vaccine dose.

New scheme will come into force on Friday in a first phase requiring younger residents to get at least one vaccine dose.

29 Sep 2022 - 10:06AM
Hong Kong | OPINION
Firefighters protest outside parliament in London on December 6. More than 33,000 firefighters are set to vote whether to strike over a pay rise offer of 5 per cent. Firefighters marched to Parliament to bring their dispute to Westminster. Photo: EPA-EFE

Outside In | Hong Kong could be spared coming global winter of discontent

Economists seem convinced the global economy is going to suffer mightily as government, household, corporate and financial sector debt come home to roost. Hong Kong is in recession, but its negligible debt and inflation levels mean its winter could be less discontented than many others.

9 Dec 2022 - 4:45PM

Opinion | Better coordination needed to save lives from falling trees

Those responsible for dealing with dangerous trees have received more staff and advanced technology in recent years, but poor internal coordination is keeping the problem from being solved.

Those responsible for dealing with dangerous trees have received more staff and advanced technology in recent years, but poor internal coordination is keeping the problem from being solved.

9 Dec 2022 - 8:15AM
Better coordination needed to save lives from falling trees

Opinion | To mend broken housing ladder, open up HOS resale scheme to young people

More starter homes and youth hostels are good ideas that take time. Why not also free up existing housing resources by opening up the ‘white form’ scheme for a start?

More starter homes and youth hostels are good ideas that take time. Why not also free up existing housing resources by opening up the ‘white form’ scheme for a start?

8 Dec 2022 - 8:15AM
To mend broken housing ladder, open up HOS resale scheme to young people

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