Vaccination hits record level on Saturday

A record 54,000 people received Covid-19 vaccinations on Saturday, with the reduction of the minimum age for the jab expected to add further impetus to the SAR's slow inoculation drive. Officials statistics showed that some 36,000 people received their first dose while 16,000 took a second dose of the BioNTech...

Police arrest three on protest anniversary

Hong Kong police said they arrested three people and issued at least 10 summonses for breaches of social distancing on Saturday amid tense scenes as officers tried to prevent any gathering to mark the second anniversary of a key date in the 2019 protests. Officers were out in force on...

The Financial Investment Industry Goes Digital with the Help of AsiaPresswire’s Distribution Platform

Hong Kong / SEAPRWire June 12, 2021/ AsiaPresswire's Distribution Platform has aided financial investment companies in their marketing and promotional efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. The digital adoption wave has led to certain brands excelling over the past 6-7 months, as at-home workouts and health-conscious workarounds have accelerated sales revenue and online...

Co-location challenge dismissed by Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal on Friday upheld a lower court’s ruling that the co-location arrangement at the West Kowloon express rail station is constitutional, dismissing an appeal from former lawmakers and activists. Disqualified legislators Leung Kwok-hung and Sixtus Leung, and activists Henderick Lui and Kwok Cheuk-kin, had lodged the appeal...

Lawmakers rail against unvaccinated medical workers

Lawmakers on Friday complained to Health Secretary Sophia Chan about the low inoculation rate among medical workers, saying their reluctance to get vaccinated was “enraging” and describing the need for them to undergo regular tests instead as a waste of public money. Health officials had told the legislators that more...

Activists arrested over ‘unauthorised assembly call’

Police on Friday said they had arrested two people on suspicion of promoting an unauthorised assembly and inciting others to join an unlawful assembly, in a case believed to be related to the anniversary of a major 2019 protest. The force identified those arrested as a 20-year-old man surnamed Wong...

Censors to ban films that endanger national security

Hong Kong's film censors have been ordered to ban any movies deemed to be supporting or glorifying acts that could endanger national security. The government has gazetted changes to the Film Censorship Ordinance to enable the required changes, saying this is part of its duty under the Beijing-imposed national security...

‘Jabs can’t be sole basis for full class resumption’

A secondary school principal has questioned the government's plan to let schools resume full-day classes if at least 70 percent of teachers and pupils get vaccinated against Covid, on the day appointments open for children as young as 12 to book BioNTech jabs. With schoolchildren allowed to get their first...

G7 mulls support for redirecting US$100b in IMF reserves

In this undated photo, the logo of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is displayed out the headquarters in Washington, DC, US. (ANDREW HARRER / BLOOMBERG) The Group of Seven biggest advanced economies is considering putting its support behind a US$100 billion reallocation of potential new International Monetary Fund reserves from...