Man jailed 20 months for making explosives

One of 12 Hong Kong people held by the mainland coastguard two years ago for crossing the border illegally has been given 20 months in prison here after pleading guilty to making explosives during the 2019 social unrest. The District Court heard that 31-year-old Wong Wai-yin, a mechanic, made the...

We have not given up on universal testing: CE

Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Monday that the government has not “given up” on carrying out a universal Covid testing exercise. “Whatever we do now, we also bear in mind that we have this exercise in mind. We have not given up doing a universal test. But the timing...

Mass lockdown must be as short as possible: DAB

The DAB said on Tuesday that any mass lockdown in Hong Kong should be lifted as quickly as possible, so as to minimise the impact on the public. Officials have said they won't rule out imposing a citywide lockdown during a universal Covid testing exercise later this month. The DAB...

DAB calls for e-vouchers and pandemic subsidies

Pressure is mounting on the Financial Secretary Paul Chan to distribute another round of electronic consumption vouchers in this month's budget, with Hong Kong's biggest party - the DAB - asking for at least HK$5,000 per person. The request comes a day after the Federation of Trade Unions asked for...

No cases found in Tai Wo Hau lockdown

Health officials said on Monday that no positive cases were found during an overnight lockdown of Fu Keung House in Tai Wo Hau Estate. They said about 1,150 residents were tested during the operation, which ended at about 7am. The officials said they visited about 720 households during the testing,...

Hong Kong reports seven imported Covid cases

Health authorities on Thursday reported seven new imported Covid infections. One of them is a 39-year-old man who travelled to Denmark on November 22, and spent time in Germany before returning on Sunday via the United Kingdom. The man first tested positive during quarantine at a designated hotel on Tuesday....

High Court overturns student’s assault conviction

The High Court on Wednesday overturned the conviction and sentence of a university student accused of hitting a mainland student. Chan Hoi-man had been given a nine-and-a-half month prison term for assault occasioning actual bodily harm. Video footage showed that during a public forum at the University of Science and...

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...

Gales and floods batter HK as Kompasu nears the city

Hong Kong has been feeling the brunt of Severe Tropical Storm Kompasu, as it moved nearer to the SAR overnight, causing minor flooding in some areas In Heng Fa Chuen, seawater overflowed onto the waterfront promenade from midnight - flooding the coastal walk. Some members of the public shrugged off...

Alltronics Announces 2021 Interim Results

HONG KONG, Aug 30, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - Alltronics Holdings Limited ("Alltronics" or the "Group") (SEHK: 833), a leading electronic products manufacturer and a provider of energy-saving business solutions, has today announced its unaudited interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2021 ("1H2021", "first half...