Law Society makes report to police over intimidation

The Law Society said on Saturday it had made a report to the police after one of its council members withdrew his candidacy for re-election, citing intimidation. Jonathan Ross announced that he was pulling out of the forthcoming election for the society's governing body because of safety concerns. In a...

Livestreaming Mogul Li Jiaqi, International Brands Partner to Showcase New Products in Chinese Market

HONG KONG, Aug 21, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - The arrival and subsequent evolution of livestreaming technology, and its integration with e-commerce, has radically changed China's consumer market. Different from traditional online shopping, livestreaming e-commerce features better experience and more interaction that increasingly more consumers are gravitating toward....

Police arrest 19 over cryptocurrency scam

Police say they have made 19 arrests after people overseas were scammed out of at least HK$11 million after being promised they could make a fortune by investing in cryptocurrency. The force said fraudsters targeted 170 people in various places, including the mainland and the UK, with images of luxury...

Law Society to review regulations for legal workers

The Law Society said it will review current laws regulating legal workers, after a law clerk with a criminal record was found to have provided legal advice to a man who was later wrongly jailed for drug-trafficking. Last month, the Court of Appeal overturned the conviction of Ma Ka-kin, with...

Delayed vote on sanctions law ‘not unusual’: scholar

A mainland scholar on Friday played down Beijing’s decision to postpone a vote on inserting the anti-sanctions law into Hong Kong’s Basic Law, saying it’s not unusual given the profound impact it could have on the SAR’s markets. Tien Feilong, an associate professor of law at Beijing’s Beihang University said...

Hong Kong reports two new imported Covid cases

Health officials on Friday reported two new imported Covid-19 cases, both found with the L452R mutant strain. One of them, a 53-year-old man who flew in from Germany, had received two doses of the BioNTech jab in Hong Kong earlier this year. Another patient is an airline staff who arrived...

Lawmakers criticise movie star’s quarantine exemption

The government has come under heavy criticism from lawmakers over the exemption of Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman and her film crew from quarantine. "Is that going to be a precedent? Does it mean that when people come to make films they will be exempted?" questioned Roundtable lawmaker Michael Tien during...

Beijing delays decision on HK anti-sanctions law

Hong Kong's member of the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) Tam Yiu-chung on Friday said a vote on adding the mainland's anti-foreign sanctions law to the SAR's Basic Law had been postponed. The NPCSC was originally expected to pass the resolution during a meeting on Friday. However, Tam said...

Police probe officer’s death

Police were on Friday investigating the death of one of their own officers who was believed to have shot himself in the head at the force's New Territories North headquarters in Tai Po. A shot was heard in the building at about 7 o'clock on Friday morning. The force said...

End to travel bubble plans ‘understandable’

The head of the Hong Kong-Singapore Business Association, Philip Chan, said on Friday that it was "understandable" for the two governments to scrap plans for a travel bubble, given their different strategies in handling the Covid-19 pandemic. Hong Kong maintains a zero-Covid target and has recently increased quarantine periods for...

Merkel, Putin hold talks in Moscow

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin smile during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Aug 20, 2021. (PHOTO / SPUTNIK, KREMLIN POOL PHOTO VIA AP) MOSCOW - German Chancellor Angela Merkel began talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin on Friday with...

Maduro taps new foreign minister in cabinet shakeup

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a press conference with international media correspondents at the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas, on Aug 16, 2021. (FEDERICO PARRA / AFP) CARACAS - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday named the country's envoy to China as the new foreign minister in a cabinet...