Operation Santa Claus, organised by the Post and public service broadcaster RTHK. Photo: SCMP
Hong Kong society

Swedish festive cheer shared with Operation Santa Claus

2 hours ago

Swedish Winter event invites Operation Santa Claus beneficiaries to take part in the fun.

Operation Santa Claus, organised by the Post and public service broadcaster RTHK. Photo: SCMP

Swedish festive cheer shared with Operation Santa Claus

Swedish Winter event invites Operation Santa Claus beneficiaries to take part in the fun.

2 hours ago

‘It’s like being in prison’: Hongkongers unfit for Covid jabs warn of isolation

Some unvaccinated residents say it has not been easy to obtain exemptions again after authorities voided 20,000 certificates.

3 hours ago

Hong Kong school council chief pushes for smaller secondary class size

Having classes of 25 to 27 students will be ‘effective for group discussions and presentations’.

5 hours ago
Some unvaccinated residents say it has not been easy to obtain exemptions again after authorities voided 20,000 certificates. Photo: Dickson Lee

‘It’s like being in prison’: Hongkongers unfit for Covid jabs warn of isolation

Some unvaccinated residents say it has not been easy to obtain exemptions again after authorities voided 20,000 certificates.

3 hours ago
Education in Hong Kong

Hong Kong school council chief pushes for smaller secondary class size

Having classes of 25 to 27 students will be ‘effective for group discussions and presentations’.

Having classes of 25 to 27 students will be ‘effective for group discussions and presentations’.

5 hours ago
Coronavirus Hong Kong

Covid nasal vaccine co-developed by Hong Kong gets go-ahead in mainland China

Microbiologist Professor Yuen Kwok-yung and team created the emergency use nasal vaccine with mainland university and Beijing drug company.

Microbiologist Professor Yuen Kwok-yung and team created the emergency use nasal vaccine with mainland university and Beijing drug company.

3 hours ago

Post wins Asia Podcast Festival award for series on Shanghai lockdowns

From bartering with neighbours for food to supply chain slowdowns, the five-episode feature details the wide-ranging hardships of the pandemic.

6 Dec 2022 - 2:19AM
Post wins Asia Podcast Festival award for series on Shanghai lockdowns

Authorities seek to drop ‘Queen’ from Hong Kong laws in an effort to ‘decolonise’

Legislators aim to do away with terms such as ‘Letters Patent’ and ‘the Queen’ among others.

5 Dec 2022 - 9:43PM
Authorities seek to drop ‘Queen’ from Hong Kong laws in an effort to ‘decolonise’

Covid nasal vaccine co-developed by Hong Kong gets go-ahead in mainland China

Microbiologist Professor Yuen Kwok-yung and team created the emergency use nasal vaccine with mainland university and Beijing drug company.

3 hours ago

Post wins Asia Podcast Festival award for series on Shanghai lockdowns

From bartering with neighbours for food to supply chain slowdowns, the five-episode feature details the wide-ranging hardships of the pandemic.

6 Dec 2022 - 2:19AM

Authorities seek to drop ‘Queen’ from Hong Kong laws in an effort to ‘decolonise’

Legislators aim to do away with terms such as ‘Letters Patent’ and ‘the Queen’ among others.

5 Dec 2022 - 9:43PM
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
A family of six seen in their subdivided flat of around 200 sq ft, in Sham Shui Po, on November 21. Given a reasonable flat size, comfort can be a matter of how the occupant uses the space. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Opinion | In crowded, consumerist Hong Kong, can we build and live with less?

Building more efficiently would minimise waste and maximise space. And when we understand that the most essential things are not material goods taking up space, we can re-evaluate how much living area we really need.

4 Dec 2022 - 8:15AM

Opinion | Why overseas lawyers have no business taking on national security cases

Foreign lawyers are unlikely to have a precise understanding of the law’s legislative intent and could be subject to foreign political influence. Beijing’s interpretation, and a potential recommendation for a designated pool of barristers and solicitors, would help safeguard Hong Kong’s national security.

Foreign lawyers are unlikely to have a precise understanding of the law’s legislative intent and could be subject to foreign political influence. Beijing’s interpretation, and a potential recommendation for a designated pool of barristers and solicitors, would help safeguard Hong Kong’s national security.

2 Dec 2022 - 11:30AM
Why overseas lawyers have no business taking on national security cases

Opinion | Hong Kong must invest in mental health to protect its greatest wealth

From depression to anxiety, Covid-19 has worsened mental health worldwide, and Hong Kong in particular is suffering. Improvements are urgently needed, from a better public health system to expanded youth support and an end to stigma.

From depression to anxiety, Covid-19 has worsened mental health worldwide, and Hong Kong in particular is suffering. Improvements are urgently needed, from a better public health system to expanded youth support and an end to stigma.

2 Dec 2022 - 8:15AM
Hong Kong must invest in mental health to protect its greatest wealth

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