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A vessel built for Hong Kong’s Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has earned the title of being the world’s largest container ship in terms of carrying capacity. The new ship, measuring 400 meters in length, 60 meters in width and 191,317 tons in deadweight, is capable of carrying as many as 21,413 standard-sized containers, a new …
05.29 / 09:39
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Police arrested three friends of a missing hiker on Monday after his body was found on a mountain trail in Lam Tin early in the morning, public broadcaster RTHK reports. Police have reclassified the case as murder and was carrying out forensic examinations on Kwok’s body. The suspects were aged 21 to 27. The victim was …
05.29 / 07:21
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A fireball was seen streaking over Hong Kong skies on Saturday night, with multiple Facebook posts suggesting that the ‘bolide’ meteor was seen by netizens in Yuen Long, Tai Po and Sheung Shui. Some netizens said they mistook the bright flying object emitting green light for an airplane or a drone. Others said it could [&#…
05.29 / 07:21
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As pro-Beijing politicians prepare to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the central government has sent one important message: Our beloved city has no core values other than those based on Beijing’s values. As such, Beijing has driven the final nail in the coffin of the “one…
05.29 / 07:21
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When it comes to Cathay Pacific and its Marco Polo Club, many people have a lot to say. There are roughly two groups – the die-hard fans and the complainers. There’s third group: I want to call them the die-hard complainers. Those belonging to this group make very fine points about how to improve airline […
05.29 / 07:21
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A photo calling on Beijing to redress the 1989 democracy protests has been allowed on a Facebook account with an apology from the social media network. The incident spurred heated discussions on the internet because Facebook had at first disallowed its public posting, news website hk01.com reports. The photo was created by Fung Ka-keung, chief…
05.29 / 05:56
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The first Hong Kong woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest returned home to a hero’s welcome from her family, friends, students and fans. Ada Tsang, 40, who quit her job as a school teacher in April to pursue her dream, said she is grateful for years of support from her mother, the Hong…
05.29 / 04:41
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A democracy march held on Sunday afternoon to commemorate the victims of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on June 4, 1989 drew the least number of participants since 2008 with only a few students joining the rally, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. According to the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in…
05.29 / 03:14
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As Chief Executive-elect Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has begun work on forming her Cabinet, her potential appointment of new heads of key government institutions has also aroused much interest. In particular, there is a lot of speculation as to who might become the next commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). At first, Sin…
05.29 / 03:14
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A 61-year-old Canadian man is in critical condition after he was attacked with knives by three to four masked men on Saturday night in Tsim Sha Tsui. The victim, named Sam, is the owner of a foreign exchange shop in Chungking Mansions, news website hk01.com reports. According to Apple Daily, he also runs foreign exchange shops in […
05.29 / 03:14
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Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and lawmaker Holden Chow Ho-ding have been caught colluding with each other to compromise the ongoing Legislative Council probe into the UGL case. Both admitted to the collusion. According to commonly accepted moral standards, both of them should have formally apologized to the public and stepped down. Unfortunately, under the reign…
05.29 / 03:14
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Li Ruigang is not a household name in Hong Kong but what if he, a member of the Chinese Communist Party, calls the shots at the city’s dominant free-to-air television broadcaster? Hong Kong audiences and TVB (00511.HK) stakeholders will hear more about him as a new episode of polemics between the monopolistic TV station and […
05.29 / 02:05
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