Mengniu Releases 2020 Sustainability Report

HONG KONG, Jun 26, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited ("Mengniu" or the "Group", HKEx: 2319), one of the leading dairy product manufacturers in China, announced that it has issued its 2020 Sustainability Report, which highlights Mengniu's practices and achievements in five key areas,...

Neo Democrats announce their disbandment

The pro-democracy party, the Neo Democrats, announced on Saturday that it had disbanded. In a Facebook post, the group said Hong Kong had undergone drastic changes over the past two years and the political environment now was much worse than before. It said, with the introduction of the national security...

Officer says he can’t speculate on ‘terrorist’ crash

A policeman testifying on day three of Tong Ying-kit's national security trial on Friday said he couldn't speculate as to what caused the suspect's motorbike crash with officers. Tong, 24, is accused of inciting secession, terrorism and dangerous driving. At the High Court, Chief inspector Ho Tsz-yiu said he was...

Tai Po man confirmed to have Delta variant

Health authorities have confirmed that a local Covid-19 patient has the highly contagious Delta variant of the virus. Officials say the genetic sequencing of the coronavirus found in a 27-year-old airport worker is identical to strains found in patients arriving from Indonesia. The man's infection was recorded on Thursday. The...

Govt loses court fight over same-sex housing snub

A gay man on Friday won his second judicial challenge against the government – this time over a policy that barred same-sex couples from officially living together in subsidised housing. The High Court on Friday ruled in favour of Henry Li and his now-deceased partner Edgar Ng, saying the Housing...

Nothing wrong with HK being a police state: lawmaker

A pro-Beijing lawmaker has dismissed concerns about the promotion of two officials with law enforcement backgrounds to senior positions in the SAR administration, saying if Hong Kong is now a police state then so be it. Security Secretary John Lee has been appointed as Hong Kong's new chief secretary –...

Democrat questions John Lee’s suitability for CS role

Democratic Party chairman Lo Kin-hei on Friday questioned John Lee's suitability for the role of chief secretary, saying his limited experience in government and shepherding of the ill-fated extradition bill in 2019 count against him. Lee, formerly the secretary for security, was appointed to the number two position in the...

Matthew Cheung thanks all the CEs he worked under

Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung has thanked all the Hong Kong chief executives he has worked under, as he leaves the government after almost five decades. At a media briefing on Friday, Cheung didn't reveal whether it was his idea to stand down. He said he was grateful for the trust...

New top team fought beside me during the hardship: CE

Beijing on Friday confirmed a reshuffle of the SAR administration, with Secretary for Security John Lee replacing Matthew Cheung as chief secretary, and Police Commissioner Chris Tang replacing Lee. One of Tang's deputies, Raymond Siu, is becoming the territory's new police chief. At a press conference, Chief Executive Carrie Lam...

EU rejects Merkel-Macron call for leaders’ talks with Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the government via a teleconference call, at Novo-Ogaryovo state residence, outside Moscow, on June 23, 2021.  (PHOTO / BLOOMBERG) European Union leaders rejected an appeal from Germany and France to hold formal talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, handing Angela...

Iceland to lift all COVID-19 restrictions

COPENHAGEN / BRUSSELS / CARACAS / LONDON / MOSCOW / HAVANA / LISBON / NAIROBI / BRASILIA / BERLIN / MEXICO CITY / ZURICH / BUENOS AIRES / QUITO / ADDIS ABABA - Icelanders will no longer need to wear masks or keep a safe distance from other people as...

159 unaccounted for in Miami condo collapse, 4 dead

Search and Rescue personnel pull a body out of the rubble after the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, north of Miami Beach, on June 24, 2021. (CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP) SURFSIDE, Fla - Rescue workers scouring the debris of a collapsed condo building in a Miami...

More than 750 graves found near former Canadian school

In this file photo taken on June 4, 2021 people from Mosakahiken Cree Nation hug in front of a makeshift memorial at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour the 215 children whose remains have been discovered buried near the facility, in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. (COLE BURSTON /...