Teen arrested for alleged national security breach

Police said on Wednesday they've arrested a 19-year-old woman in Mong Kok in connection with the national security case involving the group Student Politicism. Sources said she's the group's spokeperson, Wong Yuen-lam. In a statement, national security officers said she's been detained on suspicion of conspiracy to incite subversion, adding...

HK reports one imported Covid case

Health Authorities on Wednesday reported one new imported Covid-19 case, involving a fully-vaccinated woman who flew in from the Philippines. The Centre for Health Protection said the 55-year-old was asymptomatic and carried the more contagious L452R mutant strain. The CHP also said there were fewer than five preliminary positive cases.

Vary tolls to ease tunnel congestion: lawmaker

DAB lawmaker Ben Chan has urged the government to introduce time-varying tunnel tolls – with higher charges at peak hours and lower fees when there are fewer cars – as a way to reduce congestion. The suggestion is part of his wider proposal to tackle problems caused by a rising...

Future is bright for HK property developers: Shih

The founder of Centaline Property, Shih Wing-ching, said he believes the local stock market has overreacted to reports that mainland officials had ordered local developers to use their resources to support Beijing's interests and solve Hong Kong’s housing crisis. Major developers saw their share prices plummet following the Reuters report....

Expanded walk-in inoculations ‘going smoothly’

People have begun taking advantage of expanded walk-in inoculations at Hong Kong’s 21 community vaccination centres on Wednesday. Anyone wanting a Covid-19 jab can collect a same-day ticket from 7:45am each morning and no longer need to go online to make advanced bookings. Some people told RTHK that they found...

Student activists remanded in national security case

Three student activists charged with violating the national security law were on Tuesday remanded in custody by the West Kowloon Court. Wong Yat-chin, the convenor of the group Student Politicism, and former members Chan Chi-sum and Jessica Chu are accused of conspiracy to incite subversion. Authorities alleged that the trio,...

Covid jabs may cause false cancer tests, warn doctors

Doctors in Hong Kong reported on Tuesday that a side-effect of the Covid-19 vaccines has led some people to believe they had cancer. The founder of the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation, Dr Polly Cheung, said it’s because coronavirus vaccination could lead to enlarged lymph nodes, which might be mistaken...

Visitors thrilled to get splashed at Ocean Park

Ocean Park's Water World was packed with visitors on its official opening day Tuesday, with the theme park's chairman Lau Ming-wai expressing optimism that this would mark the first step to rejuvenate the cash-strapped attraction. The 55,000 square metre new facility featuring water slides and wave pools is capping the...

Man held ‘for inciting others to target officials’

The police have arrested a 64-year-old man for allegedly using social media to incite others to target government officials and judicial officers. The force said on Tuesday the suspect allegedly told someone who had expressed suicidal thoughts on social media to kill government officials and judicial officers as well in...

Reporters treated to mooncakes, cartoon Carrie Lams

Cartoon Carrie Lams and mooncakes were dished out to reporters at the chief executive's weekly press briefing on Tuesday, as the city's top local official wished all Hongkongers a happy Mid-Autumn Festival. The gift bags from the Chief Executive's Office boasted two Maxim's mooncakes, one a lava custard and the...

New democratic system suits HK better: Carrie Lam

Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that Hong Kong's revamped elections are part of a new democratic system that is better suited to Hong Kong, questioning whether it's too much to ask for a bit of loyalty from politicians. Critics have suggested the overhaul of the electoral system is...

CE says she wants answers over vote count delay

Chief Executive Carrie Lam says there were "serious problems" with the vote counting for Sunday's Election Committee polls and officials must find out what went wrong to avoid a repeat of the issue. Fewer than 4,400 ballots were cast, but it took more than 14 hours for the results to...

Walk-in jabs extended to all those eligible

The government has announced that everyone aged 12 or above can receive walk-in jabs at 21 community vaccination centres from Wednesday. A government spokesman said the centres would distribute 'same-day tickets' from 7.45am every day on a first-come, first-served basis. "The same-day ticket arrangement has been operating smoothly since its...

DAB says Election Committee is representative

The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB) on Monday dismissed suggestions that the Election Committee is not representative enough, saying that it's inclusive and members convey different views in society. "I think everyone who can get in is a patriot... Regarding the policy initiatives or...

‘Arrested students urged people not to use govt app’

National security police on Monday arrested three people linked to the localist group Student Politicism on suspicion of conspiracy to incite subversion, with officers seizing boxes of M&M's, hand cream and other products as evidence. The suspects, who are aged between 18 and 20, include the group's convenor Wong Yat-chin...