HK Alliance fined over June 4 museum

The operators of the June 4 Museum were on Tuesday fined HK$8,000 for running the venue as a place of public entertainment without the required licences. The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China was prosecuted by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department for committing the...

First security law trial ends with guilty verdict

Former restaurant worker Tong Ying-kit on Tuesday became the first person to be found guilty of offences under Hong Kong's national security law, as the High Court convicted him of terrorism and inciting secession. Tong, 24, was arrested on July 1 last year – just hours after the legislation came...

Olympic win a dream come true: Cheung Ka-long

Hong Kong fencer Cheung Ka-long says winning a gold medal at the Tokyo Games is a dream come true and he never imagined it was something he could achieve. The 24-year-old thanked those who had cheered him on as he won the men's individual foil event on Monday, saying it...

Elderly to get walk-in Covid vaccination passes

People aged 70 or above will be able receive coronavirus vaccines without first making a booking starting from Thursday, under a scheme to boost their low inoculation rate. The government said that 4,500 tickets will be made available each day to the elderly, who can use them to get vaccinated...

‘Schools could close down due to student exodus’

Educators on Tuesday expressed worries that schools are under-recruiting due to an exodus of students amid an emigration wave and may have to close down in future as a result. Dion Chen, chairman of the Direct Subsidy Scheme Schools Council, said while it used to be common for higher form...

Dept of Justice hits out at intimidation of judges

The Department of Justice says police will "leave no stone unturned" to catch a person who has been intimidating judges. In a statement issued late on Tuesday, the department did not give any more detail about the alleged threats. But the statement was issued on the same day that 24-year-old...

Lee Kum Kee sauce tycoon Lee Man-tat dies aged 91

Lee Man-tat, the head of the oyster sauce company Lee Kum Kee, has died. He was reportedly 91 years old. Lee was the third generation head of the condiment business, founded in Guangdong by his grandfather Lee Kum-sheung in 1888. Born in Macau, Lee helped further develop the brand into...

HKBU right to put on security course: Kevin Yeung

Education minister Kevin Yeung on Monday backed Baptist University's decision to make students attend courses on national security, saying the move is in accordance with the security law. The university announced earlier in the day that undergraduate students who enrol from this September will have to complete a national security...

Baptist University denies severing ties with students

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) on Monday said it will no longer collect membership fees on behalf of its students' union, but denied that the move is aimed at severing ties with the body. This follows similar decisions taken by a number of other local universities recently, moves critics say...

HK records zero new Covid infections

Health authorities on Monday reported no new Covid-19 infections – the fifth time this month – after a week of single-digit cases. It's understood there were fewer than five preliminary positive cases. The Centre for Health Protection said a total of 27 cases had been detected over the past 14...

Protester sentenced over failed bid to flee by boat

One of the 12 Hongkongers captured during an attempt to flee the SAR by speedboat has been given more time in detention after appearing in court over the escape bid and earlier protest-related offences. Hoang Lam-phuc, 17, pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice, as well as attempted arson...

ICAC charges Benny Tai, two others over 2016 polls

Occupy movement co-founder Benny Tai has been charged by the ICAC over a strategic voting scheme that he proposed for the Legco polls in 2016. Five years ago, Tai came up with the “ThunderGo” strategy, which sought to use pre-election poll results to co-ordinate pro-democracy voters for the September 4...

‘Pupil exodus can push schools to do better’

An education scholar has played down concerns about an exodus of pupils from the SAR's schools, saying that competition for enrollments should drive positive change. Officials data on Monday showed a fall of 15,000 pupils on the SAR's school roles between 2019 and October last year, and educators have expressed...

HK celebrates Cheung Ka-long’s historic gold medal

The champagne was out across the city on Monday evening as Hongkongers celebrated Cheung Ka-long’s remarkable victory in the final of the men’s individual foil at the Tokyo Olympics. Cheung’s win ended Hong Kong’s 25-year-long wait for an Olympic gold medal, after Lee Lai-shan’s windsurfing gold in Atlanta in 1996....

Revamp decades-old wages protection fund, govt urged

Trade unionists on Sunday repeated their calls for the government to review its payments and procedures for the Protection of Wages on Insolvency Fund, saying the fund has not been tweaked in 25 years. The Federation of Trade Unions says more than a quarter of the applications for for owed...

Single public housing applicants ‘face unfair system’

Some non-elderly single people queuing for public housing have accused the authorities of discriminating against them when it comes to allocating flats. Currently, these single people are in a queue separate from family or elderly applicants, with the latter having to wait nearly six years for public housing on average....

Microbiologist says HK needs 90% vaccination rate

Top microbiologist Yuen Kwok-yung has warned that Hong Kong was not out of the woods yet despite going another day without any local infection, as he urged the public achieve a vaccination rate of more than 90 percent for social distancing measures to be further relaxed. Officials had earlier said...

HK badminton player explains why he wore black

Hong Kong badminton player Angus Ng said on Sunday he hopes people can focus on the performance of athletes rather than what they wear, after he came under attack for the black shirt he put on at the Tokyo Olympics. Ng, the top men's player from the SAR, was seen...