Judiciary rejects claims against ‘biased’ magistrates

The judiciary on Friday dismissed a barrage of complaints against two magistrates accused of being biased in their rulings, saying the claims against them were unfounded. Chief Justice Andrew Cheung decided that multiple complaints of a similar nature against Fanling Court magistrate Don So and former Eastern Court magistrate Stanley...

Man jailed for 8 weeks for throwing bricks at protest

A 23-year-old man was on Friday given an eight-week jail sentence for throwing bricks in Jordan during an anti-government protest two years ago. The defendant had pleaded guilty to committing public nuisance and using facial covering in an unlawful assembly on October 20, 2019, when protesters tried to block roads...

Customs seize smuggling haul worth HK$1.2 billion

Customs officers said on Friday that an anti-smuggling operation earlier this month netted a haul of goods worth HK$1.2 billion – the most valuable on record. The find includes luxury foodstuffs, wines, handbags, watches, clothes, shoes, electronic products and skincare items. Officers said they intercepted a vessel carrying 24 cargoes...

Avoid imitation firearms this Halloween, urge police

The police have urged people heading out onto the streets to celebrate Halloween this weekend not to use imitation firearms as props for their costumes. The force also said on Friday that people should steer clear of sharp objects, offensive weapons or other illicit items. "According to past experience, some...

Ban on Trailwalker comes as a shock: Oxfam HK

Oxfam Hong Kong on Friday questioned the government’s decision to deny permission for its annual trekking event citing coronavirus risks. More than 4,000 people had signed up for the fundraising event, Trailwalker. They were scheduled to complete the 100-kilometre route on the MacLehose Trail within 48 hours from November 19...

DAB to field 18 candidates in Legco elections

The DAB announced on Friday that it will field 18 candidates in the Legco elections in December. At a press briefing, party chairwoman Starry Lee said 10 members will be vying for seats in the geographical constituencies, four in the functional constituencies, and four will attempt to secure seats chosen...

Maintenance planned for FPS after outage

Officials warned on Friday that system maintenance means the Faster Payment System (FPS) for cross-bank and e-wallet transfers will be offline from between 1am and 11am on November 14. The Monetary Authority said tests will be carried out during that time in connection with problems that triggered a service outage...

Dusit International partners leading culinary institutes to develop The Food School, Thailand’s First International Multi Brand Culinary School

BANGKOK, Oct 30, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - Dusit International, one of Thailand's leading hotel and property development companies, is set to expand its hospitality education business in the kingdom with 'The Food School', a unique joint venture offering experiential training in Italian, Japanese and Thai cuisines, plus...

Climate change: Action urged as rich nations ring alarm

A power plant fires coal from the nearby Garzweiler open-cast mine near Luetzerath, western Germany, on Oct 1, 2021. The village of Luetzerath, now almost entirely abandoned as the mine draws ever closer, will be the latest village to disappear as coal mining at the Garzweiler mine expands. (MARTIN MEISSNER...

Stakes high as leaders prepare for COP 26

Climate target of 1.5 C looms as challenge of the century (ZHONG JINYE/FOR CHINA DAILY) The stakes are stratospherically high ahead of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties, or COP 26, which opens in Glasgow on Sunday. World leaders, industry heads, academics, celebrities and climate campaigners...