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Latest news, analysis and opinion on politics in Hong Kong, covering the Legislative Council, John Lee, pro-establishment and opposition camps, protests, the national security law and the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.



Top Hong Kong government aides in China need to fully understand latest national developments and help make best use of city’s strengths under ‘one country, two systems’.

Officials should be giving a reason as to why the Democratic Party’s successful bid for a dry goods stall at the Victoria Park Lunar New Year Fair was rejected.

  • Analyst programmer, 38, allegedly reposted social media call inciting others to not take part in Sunday’s election
  • Anti-corruption agency officers seized his mobile phone during operation

Steven Kwan says prosecution required under Beijing-imposed law to prove an element of violence to substantiate a conspiracy offence to subvert state power.


‘I don’t think anyone, Beijing included, has the illusion of being able to change the political situation in Hong Kong overnight,’ Leung Chun-ying says.

Election hopefuls Muhammad Fakhrul Islam, Baljinder Singh and Ilyas Mohammad among six vying for two seats in Yau Tsim Mong South geographical constituency.

Readers discuss ways to improve public trust in the city’s emergency alert system, why non-Chinese speaking residents are deterred from voting, and the tarring of same-sex couples.

Audit Commission head Nelson Lam has not ruled out looking into other universities, noting body carries out reviews of all organisations receiving public money.

Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Algernon Yau says if move is approved by US authorities, it will amount to ‘cutting off one’s nose to spite one’s face’.

A trio of historic Hong Kong ‘squatter’ villages face destruction, destined to be replaced by homogenous residential blocks despite the efforts of historians, architects and academics.

Adjustment of requirements for tenants of transitional housing aims ‘to promote fertility and create a childbearing environment’, government spokesman says.

Housing Authority says latest figure, which was up from 5.3 years in previous quarter, mainly due to fewer new public rental homes becoming available.

Zheng Yanxiong, director of central government’s liaison office, tells Hong Kong Financial Forum city’s international character is the source of its confidence.