Source says compliance with national security law was behind the decision. Photo: Shutterstock

Hong Kong national security law behind Disney pulling Simpsons episode: source

Episode in which character references China’s ‘forced labour camps where children make smartphones’ has never aired locally, source says.

8 Feb 2023 - 6:47PM

Hong Kong lawmakers approve first phase of light housing scheme

Initial stage will yield 17,000 homes, but funding of HK$14.9 billion must still be secured from Legco’s Finance Committee.

Initial stage will yield 17,000 homes, but funding of HK$14.9 billion must still be secured from Legco’s Finance Committee.

3 hours ago

Hong Kong may have been ‘gravely affected’ by unofficial Legco primary, court told

Prosecutor alleges objective of defendants was to win Legco majority, paralyse government and topple then-chief executive Carrie Lam.

Prosecutor alleges objective of defendants was to win Legco majority, paralyse government and topple then-chief executive Carrie Lam.

7 Feb 2023 - 9:44PM

2 Hong Kong political parties to back funding request for light housing scheme

Democratic Alliance for Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong and Federation of Trade Unions members vow to back funding bid during Legco subcommittee vote.

Democratic Alliance for Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong and Federation of Trade Unions members vow to back funding bid during Legco subcommittee vote.

7 Feb 2023 - 10:35PM

Hong Kong to unveil green measures later this year to offset artificial islands plan

Head of project’s Sustainable Lantau Office says environmental alleviation measures for 1,000-hectare reclamation project will be announced in the second half of this year.

Head of project’s Sustainable Lantau Office says environmental alleviation measures for 1,000-hectare reclamation project will be announced in the second half of this year.

7 Feb 2023 - 2:01AM

Opinion

23 Dec 2022 - 8:15AM
2 Dec 2022 - 11:30AM

Mission of returning to global stage has not quite been accomplished by just making world leaders aware that city is gradually lifting Covid curbs.

20 Nov 2022 - 7:18PM

MORE STORIES

Hong Kong’s delegation during a meeting at the Abraj Atta’awuneya Center at the Ulaya district in Riyadh. Photo: Handout

Here are the finance, tech bigwigs pressing Hong Kong’s cause in Middle East

Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee selected 30 industrial and political heavyweights to accompany him on his first official Middle East tour. The chosen delegates reflect the focus of the city’s push for investment.

7 Feb 2023 - 10:12AM

‘Lethal weapon’: prosecutors take aim at 47 in Hong Kong national security trial

Dozens of officers in uniform and plain clothes stationed on fourth floor of complex, with entire level converted into trial-viewing area.

Dozens of officers in uniform and plain clothes stationed on fourth floor of complex, with entire level converted into trial-viewing area.

6 Feb 2023 - 11:07PM

Is John Lee’s investment push in Middle East too little, too late for Hong Kong?

But economists say Hong Kong has become less appealing for Middle Eastern firms and caution Islamic law and finance may pose challenge for city’s businesses.

But economists say Hong Kong has become less appealing for Middle Eastern firms and caution Islamic law and finance may pose challenge for city’s businesses.

7 Feb 2023 - 10:10AM

As it happened: Hong Kong plans free airline tickets for locals, regional visitors

Chief Executive John Lee reveals all-out ‘Hello Hong Kong’ campaign.

Chief Executive John Lee reveals all-out ‘Hello Hong Kong’ campaign.

2 Feb 2023 - 8:40PM

Details of Hong Kong’s giveaway of 500,000 air tickets to be announced on Thursday

Campaign designed to underline that city is back in the game for tourism, business and investment

Campaign designed to underline that city is back in the game for tourism, business and investment

2 Feb 2023 - 5:14PM

Retired Hong Kong Catholic head Joseph Zen in hospital with breathing difficulties

Zen, 91, says he was showing symptoms before he left on his trip but his condition worsened when he got home.

Zen, 91, says he was showing symptoms before he left on his trip but his condition worsened when he got home.

1 Feb 2023 - 8:34PM

Suicide of Hong Kong migrant in UK underscores need for support network: experts

Fion Ho, who killed herself months after moving to London, worried about her income and did not feel comfortable in her shared flat, brother tells inquest.

Fion Ho, who killed herself months after moving to London, worried about her income and did not feel comfortable in her shared flat, brother tells inquest.

30 Jan 2023 - 9:32AM

Hong Kong Jockey Club ‘overreacting’ to potential football betting tax raise

Exco convenor Regina Ip doubles down on party’s proposal ahead of coming budget address.

Exco convenor Regina Ip doubles down on party’s proposal ahead of coming budget address.

29 Jan 2023 - 4:40PM

Former Hong Kong leader CY Leung dismisses Singapore’s edge in talent drive

But consulting and recruitment professionals warn that Hong Kong faces hurdles in drawing companies back.

But consulting and recruitment professionals warn that Hong Kong faces hurdles in drawing companies back.

28 Jan 2023 - 11:38PM

Legco’s Leung slams UK parliamentary group for uninviting Hong Kong lawmakers

Legislative Council members were set to attend Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK’s seminar in London in March.

Legislative Council members were set to attend Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK’s seminar in London in March.

29 Jan 2023 - 12:17AM

‘Hegemonic bullying’: Hong Kong hits out at US over ‘safe haven’ status

President Joe Biden has extended special treatment for US-based Hongkongers, citing ‘compelling foreign policy reasons’.

President Joe Biden has extended special treatment for US-based Hongkongers, citing ‘compelling foreign policy reasons’.

30 Jan 2023 - 2:20PM

Hong Kong protesters face uncertainty rebuilding lives after jail

Doctor, classical guitarist and engineer describe how their lives have been upended since being jailed over protest.

Doctor, classical guitarist and engineer describe how their lives have been upended since being jailed over protest.

27 Jan 2023 - 9:55PM

Overseas lawyers could be ‘banned from Hong Kong security trials within 6 months’

Secretary for Justice Paul Lam pledges to listen to ‘constructive opinions’ from legal profession and public before amendments are made.

Secretary for Justice Paul Lam pledges to listen to ‘constructive opinions’ from legal profession and public before amendments are made.

24 Jan 2023 - 9:59PM

Asylum seekers in Hong Kong wait up to 20 years for host countries to take them

Only 269 out of 22,696 asylum seekers have proved their claims for refugee status since 2014.

Only 269 out of 22,696 asylum seekers have proved their claims for refugee status since 2014.

24 Jan 2023 - 8:46PM

‘A bold person’: why Beijing made Zheng Yanxiong its new top gun in Hong Kong

Zheng Yanxiong is a fluent Cantonese speaker, just one of several attributes that made him the favoured choice for top post, political heavyweights and analysts say.

Zheng Yanxiong is a fluent Cantonese speaker, just one of several attributes that made him the favoured choice for top post, political heavyweights and analysts say.

20 Jan 2023 - 4:55PM