Disciplined services back police on knife attack

The heads of five of Hong Kong's disciplined services on Saturday issued a joint statement condemning the knife attack on a policeman in Causeway Bay on Thursday. The officer, who is now in a stable condition after being critical, had been on duty near the Sogo department store. His assailant,...

Man collapses and dies while hiking in Sai Kung

A 24-year-old man has collapsed and died while hiking in Sai Kung. Another person, aged 50, also collapsed. They were both airlifted to Eastern Hospital by helicopter, where the 24-year-old was declared dead. The 50-year-old is now conscious. They were part of a group of about 20 hikers. The very...

Activist Chow Hang-tung denied bail over June 4 case

West Kowloon Court on Friday denied bail to activist Chow Hang-tung, who is charged with inciting others to join an unauthorised rally on June 4 to commemorate the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989. Chow, the vice-chairwoman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of the Patriotic Democratic Movements of China,...

‘Latest Covid case repeatedly testing negative’

Health authorities on Friday say they are investigating why a hotel room cleaner, who was earlier confirmed to be infected with a mutated strain of the coronavirus, has since tested negative for Covid-19. The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said the 41-year-old woman, who tested preliminary positive on Wednesday and...

‘Suspect left suicide note criticising security law’

Police sources on Friday said the man who allegedly stabbed a uniformed officer before killing himself on Thursday night had apparently written a suicide note said to be critical of the force. Officers say the suspect, 50, knifed himself in the chest after stabbing and critically injuring a 28-year-old officer...

‘Ask schools to report uptake, or make jabs a must’

Pro-government lawmakers on Friday urged the government to require schools to report their Covid-19 vaccination rates regularly, with some saying the jabs should be made mandatory for teachers. The government earlier revealed that only about 18 percent of teachers have received the jabs as of early May, according to information...

‘HK enjoys more rights now than under British rule’

The Chinese Embassy in London said on Friday that UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has "confused right and wrong" in saying the national security law had been used to crush freedoms in Hong Kong, adding that people in the SAR are enjoying more rights than during its colonial days. An...

HK govt slams ‘biased’ US human trafficking report

The SAR government on Friday dismissed as ‘biased and unreasonable’ a US State Department report which concluded that Hong Kong isn’t doing enough to tackle human trafficking. Washington had placed Hong Kong on its ‘tier two watch list’ for the second year in a row – meaning that the SAR...

‘Police ban on street booths stifles freedom’

Confederation of Trade Union's secretary-general, Mung Siu-tat, on Friday questioned whether Hong Kong people still enjoy freedom of speech, after his colleagues who criticised the government at their street booths were warned by the police not to "incite hatred" against the government. Mung told a radio programme that more than...

UK finds greater vaccine hesitancy in young people

Members of the public receive a dose of a COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine inside a temporary vaccination center set up a the Emirates Stadium, home to Arsenal football club, in north London on June 25, 2021. (DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) ADDIS ABABA / LISBON / BRUSSELS / LONDON / WASHINGTON /...

UK PM welcomes Germany’s Merkel for swansong UK trip

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (right) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel gesture before their bilateral meeting at Chequers, Buckinghamshire on July 2, 2021. Prime Minister Boris Johnson hosts Merkel at his Chequers country residence during her 22nd and last official visit to Britain before she steps down as chancellor later...