Travel sector urges govt to extend lifeline

More than 100 travel agencies and coach operators on Monday warned that the industry won't survive much longer without further support from the authorities. In an open letter to Chief Executive Carrie Lam, they asked for an extension to a loan guarantee scheme which allows them to pay only the...

HKEX Names Head of Exchange Operations and Transformation

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is today (Thursday) pleased to announce the appointment of Mr John Buckley as Head of Exchange Operations and Transformation. In this new role, Mr Buckley will be responsible for all of HKEX’s exchange operations, and will lead the strategic development and transformation of...

Hong Kong’s economy is bouncing back: Paul Chan

Financial Secretary Paul Chan said on Sunday that Hong Kong's economy is showing signs of improvement, with unemployment going down and the government's HK$5,000 voucher scheme expected to boost spending. Writing on his blog, Chan said the jobless rate has returned to 5 percent, down from 7.2 percent early this...

HK will fare better without the Front: Regina Ip

Executive Council member Regina Ip said the dissolution of the Civil Human Rights Front will be beneficial to the city, because it had always been a group that “opposes China and disrupts Hong Kong”. Ip said she believed the front might have decided to disband over worries that its past...

HK records four new imported Covid infections

Health authorities reported four new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, all of which were imported infections. Three of the new patients received coronavirus vaccines in Hong Kong several months ago. One of them, a 54-year-old man who arrived from France on Sunday, also tested positive for antibodies on July 2. He...

Sham Shui Po block, TST hotel put under lockdown

The government on Wednesday evening put a residential block in Sham Po and a hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui under lockdown, in what it described as “precautionary” measures. Residents of Block A of Tung Lo Court on Tai Po Road and guests of the Luxe Manor on Kimberley Road are...

Vaccination required for more workers

The government is requiring more workers to be vaccinated as well as tightening entry requirements for inbound travellers, as part of fresh attempts to fight the spread of Covid-19 here in Hong Kong. In a press conference on Monday, the government listed new groups of workers who must get vaccinated...

HK sees three new imported Covid cases

Hong Kong has reported three imported Covid-19 cases, involving people who flew in from the US and Cambodia. They are all asymptomatic. The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) on Sunday said two of the patients – a 19-year-old girl from the US and a 41-year-old woman from Cambodia – were...

Tong Ying-kit jailed for 9 years under security law

Former waiter Tong Ying-kit was jailed for nine years on Friday, three days after the High Court ruled that he was a terrorist who had incited fellow Hongkongers to split the city from the rest of China. Following a 15-day trial without a jury, three handpicked national security judges convicted...

HK erupts in cheers again as Tokyo medal tally grows

Cheers erupted across Hong Kong once again on Wednesday as the SAR scooped its second medal at the Tokyo Games. Some Hongkongers celebrated in shopping malls where they watched Siobhan Haughey take silver in the women's 200 metre freestyle final, while SAR officials put out messages of congratulations. About a...

Court remands pair over ‘seditious sheep books’

A national security judge on Friday remanded two people in custody after they were brought to court over allegedly seditious children's books featuring talking sheep. Lai Man-ling, 25, chairwoman of the General Union of Hong Kong Speech Therapists, and Melody Yeung, 27, the union’s vice-chairwoman, are charged with conspiracy to...

Man who got extra jabs may be prosecuted

The government on Monday said it might prosecute a man who received two Covid jabs here, after he reportedly didn't tell nursing staff he'd already been inoculated abroad. The administration also said it might refuse to issue him with a local vaccination record. A government spokesman said the man's actions...

Toyota to Launch All-New Aqua

Toyota City, Japan, Jul 19, 2021 - (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced that it will launch its all-new Aqua on July 19, 2021.Aiming to achieve carbon neutrality, Toyota has been making ever-better cars based on the concept of "introducing sustainable vehicles practically to the market".As...

As a victim, I back doxxing bill: Priscilla Leung

Pro-government lawmaker Priscilla Leung said on Thursday that she supports the authorities' move to introduce laws targeting doxxing and the sharing of other's information without consent. Lawmakers are expected to scrutinise the relevant bill next week. Leung, who is also a barrister, said she has been doxxed before and understands...

Yuen Long defendant directed other attackers: judge

A District Court judge said a man who directed people to launch mob attacks at Yuen Long MTR Station on July 21, 2019, will receive a heavier punishment than others who took part, as seven defendants finished their mitigation pleas ahead of sentencing next Thursday. The court convicted five of...