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At least nine activists were arrested on Thursday for their alleged involvement in a protest last year outside Beijing’s liaison office in Hong Kong, according to two pro-democracy political groups. Demosisto and the League of Social Democrats (LSD) claimed that police visited the homes of some of their members early in the morning and placed…
04.27 / 06:54
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The development of the Greater Bay Area in Guangdong province is on top of the agenda for outgoing Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and his allies. Hong Kong’s response has been lukewarm but a veteran pro-Beijing loyalist suggests the central government adopt the Hong Kong livelihood model in order to overcome Hongkongers’ misgivings about the project.  …
04.27 / 05:39
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A 42-year-old woman, who recently immigrated to Hong Kong from the mainland, lost HK$10.3 million (US$1.32 million) to a phone scam. The woman, surnamed Li, told police she received a call from a man at her home in Discovery Bay on Lantau Island on April 14, Ming Pao Daily reports. Claiming to be an officer…
04.27 / 04:25
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You probably have heard the news about a date between two new friends at a Japanese barbecue restaurant in Mong Kok that ended up in a bitter scuffle and the filing of criminal charges due to a dispute over splitting the bill. The fight broke out inside a yakiniku restaurant at King Wah Centre on…
04.27 / 04:25
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The government recently renewed its “Scheme of Control Agreements” (SCAs) with CLP Power and Hong Kong Electric Company (HEC) under which the permitted rate of return of the two electric power companies has been reduced to 8 percent, from 9.99 percent previously, of the total value of their average net fixed assets. In the meantime, the …
04.27 / 04:25
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Hong Kong authorities have confirmed one more imported case of Zika infection, making it the first of its kind this year and the third since its outbreak in large parts of Latin America and the Caribbean in early 2016. A 31-year-old woman tested positive for the virus on Wednesday after she visited Ecuador and Peru…
04.27 / 04:25
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Chief Executive-elect Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, who will assume office on July 1, had raised nearly HK$18.7 million (US$2.4 million) for her election campaign. Of the amount, Lam spent just HK$12.58 million on her campaign, less than the HK$15.7 million limit set by the government for each candidate, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. According…
04.27 / 03:14
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Following last year’s sensational Claude Monet exhibition, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum is once again the focal point for art connoisseurs. “Inventing le Louvre: From Palace to Museum over 800 Years”, the main exhibition presented by the local museum this year, opened to the public on Wednesday. The show is the centerpiece of the French […
04.27 / 01:59
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Chungking Mansions is more likely to be viewed in an unflattering light by locals, thanks to the 17-storey tenement block’s seedy reputation of housing a motley mix of people and trades and all their absurdities, a no-go place almost like another Kowloon Walled City. That said, the somehow dilapidated Tsim Sha Tsui complex commands rising…
04.26 / 07:35
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A horrible street accident in Tseung Kwan O became a touching scene of caring and a demonstration of the kindness of strangers. An old woman was trying to cross Tong Tsun Road at around 4 p.m. on Tuesday when she was knocked down by a light goods truck coming from Po Yap Road, Metro Daily…
04.26 / 07:35
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A 51-year-old Vietnamese man was arrested late Tuesday after he was found to have cultivated cannabis plants inside a village house in Kau Lung Hang in Tai Po area. According to news website HK01.com, the police’s Tai Po district special duties squad collected intelligence on the illegal cannabis farm in Tai Po about a month…
04.26 / 06:28
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Today Legco resumes the second reading of the appropriations bill and as expected it is time for the filibuster party again. Although the pan-democrats claimed they had exercised considerable restraint this time, they still tabled 742 amendments to the bill, with 522 of them coming from “Long Hair” Leung Kwok-hung alone. However, it appears this [&#…
04.26 / 05:00
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Police are looking for a male suspect following the theft of a briefcase from the car of Development Secretary Eric Ma Siu-cheung.  According to authorities, the official car being used by Ma was broken into late Tuesday when it was parked near the Science Museum in Tsim Sha Tsui. After smashing a window of the parked […
04.26 / 05:00
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Outgoing Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying is keeping a high profile in his final days as Hong Kong leader, and now he is once again voicing his opposition to the reopening of Civic Square for the remainder of his term, citing security concerns. This came as several democrats and pro-Beijing loyalists lobbied Chief Executive-elect Carrie Lam…
04.26 / 05:00
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A 23-year-old female store clerk in Kwun Tong is facing jail time after she admitted to nine counts of credit card fraud in a hearing at a local court on Tuesday. Pronouncing the verdict, the District Court remanded Ma Tsz-wa in custody ahead of sentencing on May 10.   Ma, who was a cashier at …
04.26 / 03:23
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