Political activists plead guilty amid crackdown

Authorities in Hong Kong say 29 out of 47 pro-democracy activists charged with “conspiracy to commit subversion” under a tough National Security Law entered guilty pleas

Population shrinks for second year under virus curbs

Hong Kong’s government says its population has shrunk for a second year as anti-virus controls hampered the inflow of new workers and births declined, but it

Hong Kong cuts hotel quarantine to 3 days for arrivals

Hong Kong will reduce the mandatory hotel quarantine for overseas arrivals to three days from a week, the city's leader said today (Monday). The southern Chinese city remains one of the

Last sawmill faces closure amid development plan

Chi Kee Sawmill & Timber, Hong Kong’s last operating sawmill, has been processing timber in the city for 75 years. Soon the family-run factory near

Hong Kong book fair kicks off with fewer political books

Hong Kong’s annual book fair kicked off yesterday, with several publishers of political books prevented from taking part in the fair and others saying they

‘Raging Fire’ wins best film at Hong Kong Film Awards

Action-packed police thriller “Raging Fire” won best film and three other awards at the Hong Kong Film Awards Sunday, beating out a crowd favorite film about

John Lee defends health code plans to combat Covid

Hong Kong leader John Lee yesterday defended the city’s plans to implement health codes that would more accurately restrict the movements of inbound travelers and

Gov’t lifts flight ban citing ‘little effect’ on Covid

Hong Kong announced yesterday it is shelving a COVID-19 measure that has resulted in dozens of canceled flights in recent months and thwarted travel plans

John Lee stresses balance in easing quarantine

Hong Kong’s new leader John Lee said yesterday at his first news conference since taking office that he will work on easing restrictions for travelers while

Fishermen keep old ways, 25 years after handover

Ng Koon-yau calmly pilots his small fishing boat through the azure waters of the South China Sea. The 79-year-old has been fishing ever since he can remember.

Cardinal Zen, a fiery critic of Beijing, freed on bail

Cardinal Joseph Zen, the 90-year-old Catholic cleric arrested by Hong Kong police on national security charges, has long been a fiery critic of Beijing's control of religion and political monopoly,

Hong Kong arrests Cardinal Zen, three others

Hong Kong authorities arrested a Roman Catholic cardinal, a singer and two others today (Wednesday) on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces to endanger China's national security, reports said. Cardinal Joseph

Hong Kong: Chief Secretary Lee resigns, announces leadership bid

Hong Kong's No. 2 official, a staunch supporter of a Beijing-backed crackdown on pro-democracy activists, tendered his resignation today (Wednesday) to pave the way for his run in the city's

Hong Kong: Carrie Lam won’t seek new term after rocky five years

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said today (Monday) she wouldn't seek a second term after a rocky five years marked by huge protests calling for her resignation, a security crackdown

Hong Kong reports record 55k cases; movements may be restricted

Hong Kong's leader today (Wednesday) said people's movements may be restricted during mandatory testing this month of the entire population for the coronavirus, as health officials reported a record 55,353

Breaking News: Hong Kong bans transit flights from over 150 countries

Hong Kong International Airport said today (Friday) that it would ban passengers from  153 countries and territories from transiting in the city for a month, as it sought to stem

Breaking News | Hong Kong bans flights, imposes other Covid-19 restrictions

Hong Kong authorities announced a two-week ban on flights from the United States and seven other countries and held 2,500 passengers on a cruise ship for coronavirus testing today (Wednesday)

Breaking News | Hong Kong University takes down last monument for Tiananmen victims

A monument at a Hong Kong university that was the best-known public remembrance of the Tiananmen Square crackdown victims on Chinese soil was removed early today (Thursday), wiping out the

Breaking News | Pro-Beijing candidates sweep Hong Kong elections, lowest turnout ever

Candidates loyal to China's Communist Party won a landslide victory in Hong Kong's legislative elections after pro-democracy activists were imprisoned and authorities received the power to exclude those deemed inappropriate

Hong Kong authorities report three imported Covid cases: RTHK

Health authorities reported three new imported Covid-19 cases, involving fully-vaccinated people who flew in from the Philippines, Thailand and Saudi Arabia, RTHK reported last night (Thursday). According to the HK news

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