ADPL to accept applications for Legco polls

The Hong Kong Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood on Thursday said it will start accepting applications from members to run for December’s Legislative Council elections. The association said those who want to participate in the race will not need nominations from other members to represent the party in the...

People shrug off typhoon, head out as usual

While Typhoon Kompasu disrupted life in Hong Kong on Wednesday, some people still went about their business as usual. The Strong Wind Signal No. 3 took effect at 4:40pm, replacing the No. 8 signal that had been in force for almost 24 hours as the storm moved farther away from...

HKU told to contact ‘Pillar of Shame’ creator

The liquidator of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, Richard Tsoi, said he has told the University of Hong Kong to contact the creator of "Pillar of Shame" over its plan to remove the statute from the campus. Danish artist Jens Galschiot has claimed...

Observatory cancels all typhoon signals

The Observatory on Thursday cancelled all typhoon signals as tropical cyclone Kompasu passed over Hainan island and headed towards the coast of Vietnam. All signals came down at 6.20 am. The number 1 signal had replaced the number 3 two hours earlier. The number 8 signal had been issued late...

German SPD chief sees new govt before Christmas

Olaf Scholz, top candidate for chancellor of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), holds a bunch of flowers after a press statement at the party's headquarter in Berlin, Germany, Sept 27, 2021. (LISA LEUNTER / AP) WASHINGTON - Germany will most likely have a new government before Christmas, the Social Democrats'...

Observatory issues Standby Signal Number 1

The Observatory issued the Standby Signal Number 1 at 4.40am on Thursday to replace the Strong Wing Signal Number 3. The weather bureau dropped signal eight at 4.40pm yesterday after Kompasu made landfall over Hainan. The higher signal had been up for nearly 24 hours and had forced schools, government...