Three leaders of June 4 vigil charged with subversion

The National Security Department of the Hong Kong Police on Thursday charged the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China chairman Lee Cheuk-yan, and the group's two vice-chairs Albert Ho and Chow Hang-tung, as well as the group itself, with inciting subversion of state power. Officers...

NPC members to hold street booths to listen to HKers

National People’s Congress Standing Committee member Tam Yiu-chung said on Thursday the city’s NPC members will be holding street booths during the weekend to promote their political platforms and listen to the public's views. Tam said the members will use their power carefully to nominate and vote for candidates running...

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22 arrested in crackdown on money-laundering group

Hong Kong and mainland police have arrested 22 people in a crackdown on a cross-border money-laundering syndicate, which they said had handled HK$740 million of suspected crime proceeds. SAR officers said they earlier received intelligence, and found some suspicious bank accounts to have handled HK$270 million dollars linked to fraud...

‘Protest fund should’ve been banned long time ago’

Financial services minister Christopher Hui has come under fire at the Legislative Council for not taking action sooner against a fund that raises money to help people arrested during the 2019 social unrest. The criticism follows the 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund’s announcement on Monday that it had immediately halted the...

Two new imported Covid cases reported

Health authorities on Wednesday reported two new imported Covid-19 cases – both fully vaccinated and infected with the potentially more contagious L452R mutant strain. One of them is a 31-year-old man who flew in from South Korea on September 2. He had received two doses of the Sinovac vaccine in...

Vaccination rate drops to worrying level: CE

Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Wednesday that the number of people taking the coronavirus jabs recently has dropped to a “worrying” level, as she again urged people to get vaccinated as soon as possible if they want to have quarantine-free travel to the mainland. Speaking at a question and...

Let more mainlanders skip quarantine, unionist urges

A veteran unionist on Wednesday urged the government to expand the daily quota for mainland and Macau residents to come to Hong Kong without having to undergo quarantine. Wong Kwok, chairman of the Federation of Trade Unions, made the comments a day after the government announced that 2,000 people can...

‘M+ opening will be a milestone for Hong Kong’

Artist and architect Raymond Fung on Thursday hailed the upcoming opening of the M+ Museum as an important milestone for arts development in Hong Kong, in the midst of a pandemic which has badly crippled the tourist sector. The museum will finally open on November 12 after years of delay....

Sudan summons Ethiopian envoy after 29 bodies found

Ethiopian refugees, who fled the Tigray conflict, gather their belongings upon their arrival at the Tenedba camp in Mafaza, eastern Sudan on January 8, 2021, after being transported from the reception center. (ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP) KHARTOUM - Sudan's foreign ministry on Wednesday said it had summoned the Ethiopian Ambassador...

Merkel despairs as conservatives slump on her watch

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (center) and the governor of German state North Rhine-Westphalia and Christian Union parties candidate for chancellor Armin Laschet attend an event of his Christian parties to present a program of the future digital policy for the country at the party's headquarters in Berlin, Germany, on Sept...