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Hong Kong court upholds decision to axe controversial university exam question on China-Japan (...)
Hong Kong court upholds decision to axe controversial university exam question on China-Japan (...)
The High Court has upheld an unprecedented decision by Hong Kong’s examination authority to scrap a controversial history question that asked if “Japan did more good than harm to China” in the early 20th century.On Friday, Mr Justice Russell (...)
South China Morning Post - 3 July 2020
Hongkongers could get HK$10,000 handout earlier than expected as millions apply through online (...)
Hongkongers could get HK$10,000 handout earlier than expected as millions apply through online (...)
Millions of Hongkongers could get their HK$10,000 (US$1,290) cash handout two days earlier than expected after more than 70 per cent of the city’s population registered for the sweetener.The government’s cash payout scheme, which opened for (...)
South China Morning Post - 3 July 2020
Hong Kong national security law: first person charged under new legislation is motorcyclist arrested during July 1 (...)
Hong Kong national security law: first person charged under new legislation is motorcyclist arrested during July 1 (...)
A motorcyclist accused of riding into a group of policemen during a July protest, while carrying a flag calling for the liberation of Hong Kong, has become the first person charged under the new national security law.Tong Ying-kit, 23, was (...)
South China Morning Post - 3 July 2020
National security law: ‘Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our times’ chant may not violate legislation, Basic Law (...)
National security law: ‘Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our times’ chant may not violate legislation, Basic Law (...)
Chanting the popular protest slogan “Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our times” may not violate the new national security law, a pro-Beijing figure said on Friday, just hours after the local government defined the chant as an expression of (...)
South China Morning Post - 3 July 2020
Hong Kong protests: police stabbing suspect to appear in court on Friday
Hong Kong protests: police stabbing suspect to appear in court on Friday
A 24-year-old man accused of stabbing a policeman at the July 1 protest will appear in court on Friday afternoon charged with wounding with intent, Hong Kong police have revealed.Wong Kwan-wa was arrested just before midnight on Wednesday at (...)
South China Morning Post - 3 July 2020
Hong Kong needs to wake up: racism in the city may not be obvious like Donald Trump’s ‘kung flu’ slur, but it (...)
Hong Kong needs to wake up: racism in the city may not be obvious like Donald Trump’s ‘kung flu’ slur, but it (...)
It’s certainly a good thing that the world is becoming more aware of racial issues and learning to embrace racial differences.So when people make hurtful, offensive, or racist comments, no matter who or how important they are, they will now be (...)
South China Morning Post - 3 July 2020
Government pressured Hong Kong exam authority to scrap controversial Japan-China question, student’s lawyers (...)
Government pressured Hong Kong exam authority to scrap controversial Japan-China question, student’s lawyers (...)
Lawyers for a Hong Kong student challenging the scrapping of a history exam question that asked if “Japan did more good than harm to China” in the first half of the 20th century have accused the government of “threatening” the assessment authority (...)
South China Morning Post - 2 July 2020
National security law: constrained freedoms, compromised sources among worries confronting Hong Kong media (...)
National security law: constrained freedoms, compromised sources among worries confronting Hong Kong media (...)
Hong Kong’s new national security law, with its vaguely defined offences and sweeping new powers for police and mainland agents, poses a threat to press freedom in the city, local media figures and scholars have said.They also warned that under (...)
South China Morning Post - 2 July 2020
Hong Kong national security law: What is it about? Read the full text
Hong Kong national security law: What is it about? Read the full text
China’s top legislative body, the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, unanimously approved a sweeping national security law tailor-made for Hong Kong on June 30.The new law, in six chapters comprising 66 articles, was adopted by the (...)
South China Morning Post - 2 July 2020
'Three customs officers among 370 held for protests'
RTHK has learnt that three customs officers were among the 370 or so people arrested during Wednesday's pro-democracy protests. The officers will be suspended from duty. They were not among those detained on Wednesday under the national security (...)
RTHK - 2 July 2020
Four held over dodgy masks supplied to government
Customs officers have arrested four people on suspicion of using a fake brandname, after an investigation revealed that 6.7 million surgical masks procured by the government were falsely labelled. The batches bought by the Government Logistics (...)
RTHK - 2 July 2020
'Yellow restaurant told to remove Lennon Wall'
A pro-democracy restaurant in Shau Kei Wan says it was warned on Thursday by the police to remove its “Lennon Wall”, with officers allegedly saying that displaying such promotional materials and accessories runs the risk of breaching the newly (...)
RTHK - 2 July 2020
New Taiwan office gets more than 180 HK inquiries
The government in Taiwan says an office set up on Wednesday to help Hongkongers fleeing the SAR following the imposition of a national security law has already received more than 180 inquiries as Taipei issued a travel alert to those travelling (...)
RTHK - 2 July 2020
China firmly opposes Britain’s offer of residency rights to Hongkongers and warns of ‘corresponding (...)
China firmly opposes Britain’s offer of residency rights to Hongkongers and warns of ‘corresponding (...)
China has warned it may take “corresponding measures” following the British government’s offer of residency rights and a path to citizenship to millions of Hongkongers after Beijing imposed a harsh national security law on the former British (...)
South China Morning Post - 2 July 2020
'Protecting rule of law is HK judiciary's mission'
The Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma on Thursday issued a rare statement in response to the newly enacted national security law, saying it's the judiciary's mission and constitutional duty to protect its independence and the rule of law. Critics have (...)
RTHK - 2 July 2020
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Parents and teachers in Hong Kong were faced with new challenges as they home-schooled and made it easier for children to deal with online learning assignments during the Covid-19 pandemic (...)
South China Morning Post - 2 July 2020
Rising abortions in Japan, Britain bidding farewell to the ‘tanner’ and people stoned to death for sex crimes in (...)
Rising abortions in Japan, Britain bidding farewell to the ‘tanner’ and people stoned to death for sex crimes in (...)
Abortions rising among Japan’s teenage girls, Britain bidding farewell to the “tanner” and four people being stoned to death for sex crimes in Iran made the headlines 40 years ago this week.June 29, 1980● A young housewife armed with an axe (...)
South China Morning Post - 2 July 2020
Current quarantine arrangement flawed, says expert
A medical expert has warned a local coronavirus infection reported at a Tai Wai housing estate has revealed a loophole in the quarantine measures being implemented for arrivals in the city, and urged authorities to put in place stricter measures (...)
RTHK - 2 July 2020
Hong Kong falls two places to become sixth-most expensive city for expats
Hong Kong falls two places to become sixth-most expensive city for expats
Hong Kong fell two places to become the sixth-most expensive city in the world for expats, but remains the second-priciest place in Asia, according to a survey released on Wednesday.Ashgabat in Turkmenistan topped research data firm ECA (...)
South China Morning Post - 2 July 2020
Pro-Beijing group urges US to 'stop meddling in HK'
Dozens of pro-Beijing activists and lawmakers staged a protest at the US Consulate on Thursday, urging Washington to stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs. The group said it collected 1.6 million signatures online supporting their call. The (...)
RTHK - 2 July 2020
Schroders buys control of Hong Kong’s property manager Pamfleet, in a vote of confidence amid city’s frayed (...)
Schroders buys control of Hong Kong’s property manager Pamfleet, in a vote of confidence amid city’s frayed (...)
Schroders, the 216-year old UK-based multinational asset manager, has bought control of a Hong Kong real estate investment manager, in a vote of confidence of the city’s role as a regional hub for financial and professional management services, (...)
South China Morning Post - 2 July 2020
Emirates to send transit passengers stranded in Hong Kong airport back to Dubai and suspend transfer of travellers (...)
Emirates to send transit passengers stranded in Hong Kong airport back to Dubai and suspend transfer of travellers (...)
Ten passengers who were stranded at Hong Kong International Airport after arriving on an Emirates Airlines flight will be sent back to Dubai upon completing quarantine, with the carrier temporarily suspending transit flights to the city.The news (...)
South China Morning Post - 2 July 2020



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