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Lam Cheuk-ting makes anti-extradition clarion call
Democratic Party lawmaker Lam Cheuk-ting has called for a mass protest on June 9 against the government's controversial changes to the extradition law, that critics say could lead to activists being sent across the border for trial. Speaking on (...)
RTHK - 26 May 2019
Beijing sends stern message to Germany's HK envoy
The Commissioner of the Foreign Affairs Office here has met the acting German consul-general to complain about the granting of asylum to two Hong Kong men. Localists Ray Wong and Alan Li had been charged in connection with the 2016 Mong Kok riot (...)
RTHK - 25 May 2019
Doctor shortage will last till 2036
The Chief Executive of the Hospital Authority, Leung Pak-yin, says he expects to see a shortage of at least 500 doctors by the year 2036. Under the government's long-term hospital development plan announced in 2016, there will be an extra 14,000 (...)
RTHK - 25 May 2019
Two more Occupy figures lodge appeal in court
Two leading activists from the Occupy movement, Lee Wing-tat and Eason Chung, have filed appeals against their convictions linked to the huge pro-democracy protests in 2014 The Department of Justice said it was informed about their decisions on (...)
RTHK - 25 May 2019
Lantau reclamation studies get initial green light
Lawmakers on Saturday gave the initial green light for the government to conduct studies into the building of artificial islands off Lantau, but the HK$550 million of funding still needs to get approval from Legco’s finance committee. At a (...)
RTHK - 25 May 2019
'Govt will follow up on refugee activists case'
The Secretary for Security, John Lee, said on Saturday that authorities are studying how to follow up on the case of two localist activists who fled Hong Kong while on bail and were given refugee status in Germany. Ray Wong, who led the (...)
RTHK - 25 May 2019
EU office can't explain fugitive law worries: CE
The Chief Executive Carrie Lam said she had met with representatives from the European Union Office and its member states over the proposed extradition law change on Friday, but none of them had been able to tell her exactly why they were (...)
RTHK - 25 May 2019
More int’l criticism of Hong Kong’s controversial extradition bill, as legislature caves to gov’t (...)
Hong Kong’s controversial extradition bill has drawn criticism from the European Union and US politicians on the same day, while lawmakers deferred to an accelerated legislative process laid down by the government. On Friday, eight commissioners (...)
HKFP - 25 May 2019
Hong Kong chief Carrie Lam voices ‘deep regrets and strong objections’ to Germany after activists granted (...)
Chief Executive Carrie Lam has expressed “deep regrets and strong objections” to the German authorities, after reports emerged that two wanted Hong Kong activists had been granted asylum. Ray Wong, 25, and Alan Li, 27, who were leading members of (...)
HKFP - 25 May 2019
Beijing officials tell foreign Hong Kong press to ‘inject positive energy’ into extradition law (...)
Beijing officials told foreign journalists on Tuesday to “inject positive energy” into their coverage of proposed changes to Hong Kong’s extradition laws, according to China’s foreign ministry. The briefing, attended by Reuters, CNN, CNBC, Kyodo (...)
HKFP - 25 May 2019
In Hong Kong, the sexual connotation of Ikea’s new tofu ice cream ad creates controversy
By Oiwan Lam An online advertisement about tofu ice cream released by Swedish furniture company Ikea in Hong Kong has stirred up controversy on social media. The Chinese language online ad released on May 3 reads: “You can eat my tofu whenever (...)
HKFP - 25 May 2019
As another Chinese activist leaves prison gravely ill, Beijing’s treatment of prisoners must be (...)
By Yaqiu Wang, China Researcher The Chinese rights activist Ji Sizun was released from prison in late April after serving four and a half years on fabricated charges of “gathering a crowd to disrupt public order” and “picking quarrels.” But rather (...)
HKFP - 25 May 2019
‘We do’: Taiwanese gay newly weds urge Asia to follow suit
By Amber Wang As they celebrated tying the knot at an outdoor party, many of the first same-sex couples to marry in Taiwan on Friday urged Asian governments to follow their island’s lead. Taiwan’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage was not (...)
HKFP - 24 May 2019
US Congressmen add voices to fugitives debate
A bipartisan, bicameral group of eight members of the US Congress has sent a letter dated Thursday, May 23, to Chief Executive Carrie Lam opposing proposed amendments to Hong Kong’s extradition laws. They wrote: “We believe the proposed (...)
RTHK - 24 May 2019
Sinking project at Tin Wing light rail station to resume after Hong Kong government nearly doubles acceptable (...)
Sinking project at Tin Wing light rail station to resume after Hong Kong government nearly doubles acceptable (...)
A sinking property development project above a Yuen Long light rail station has been given the go-ahead to resume construction after the government nearly doubled the level of subsidence it was willing to tolerate.A government spokesman said on (...)
South China Morning Post - 24 May 2019
Ex-official accused of accepting bribe never revealed his personal dealings with gaming tycoon Stanley Ho’s (...)
Ex-official accused of accepting bribe never revealed his personal dealings with gaming tycoon Stanley Ho’s (...)
A former Hong Kong official accused of accepting a sweetener from gaming tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun’s sister-in-law did not declare his personal dealings with her while he handled sensitive applications made by her companies, a court heard on (...)
South China Morning Post - 24 May 2019
Capping rents in Link Reit public shopping malls shot down by Hong Kong government officials who say it is (...)
Capping rents in Link Reit public shopping malls shot down by Hong Kong government officials who say it is (...)
Hong Kong officials shot down a proposed bill to cap rent for shops in public housing estates on Friday, saying it was not in line with the Basic Law.The finding came three months after Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, lawmaker and policy adviser to Chief (...)
South China Morning Post - 24 May 2019
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam voices ‘strong objection’ to Germany granting asylum to Mong Kok riot fugitives Ray Wong (...)
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam voices ‘strong objection’ to Germany granting asylum to Mong Kok riot fugitives Ray Wong (...)
Hong Kong’s leader has made a strongly worded official complaint to Germany’s top diplomat in the city, nearly three days after the news broke that the European nation had granted asylum to two local fugitives wanted by police on rioting (...)
South China Morning Post - 24 May 2019
‘Yet another skeleton in the closet’: Democrats demand justice chief explain involvement in private dispute (...)
Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng may have failed to declare the full extent of her involvement in three arbitration cases, which continued after she took up her role in the administration. Cheng, who took office last January, received (...)
HKFP - 24 May 2019
Hong Kong man, 65, lured to Tseung Kwan O shopping centre staircase for sex, but has HK$17,000 necklace stolen (...)
Hong Kong man, 65, lured to Tseung Kwan O shopping centre staircase for sex, but has HK$17,000 necklace stolen (...)
Police launched a citywide manhunt on Friday for two Mandarin-speaking women who lured a local man to the stairs of a Hong Kong shopping centre with the promise of sex and stole his HK$17,000 (US$2,165) gold necklace.An initial police (...)
South China Morning Post - 24 May 2019
Elderly and disabled Hong Kong residents protest against ‘cosmetic’ government plan to improve conditions at care (...)
Elderly and disabled Hong Kong residents protest against ‘cosmetic’ government plan to improve conditions at care (...)
About 60 senior citizens and activists on Friday protested against a proposal to update rules for elderly and disabled care homes, saying the plan does little to correct the dire conditions in Hong Kong’s care facilities.The demonstrators said (...)
South China Morning Post - 24 May 2019



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