Reinforce patriotic groups in universities, media: CY

Former Chief Executive CY Leung on Sunday said there's a need to make patriotic groups stronger in universities and the media. He said even though Hong Kong now has the national security law and an improved electoral system, patriots can't simply think that their job is done. During an online...

‘New CE needs the right ministers to get results’

An independent China strategist says Hong Kong's sole Chief Executive candidate, John Lee, will need to appoint capable ministers in order to secure achievements in his first 100 days in office. Speaking on RTHK's Hong Kong Today programme on Tuesday, Andrew Leung said the "results-oriented" approach set out by Lee...

Legco has returned to rationality: Andrew Leung

The president of the Legislative Council, Andrew Leung, said on Tuesday that the electoral reform has brought rationality back to the legislature, which allowed it to pass a record 46 government bills in the past year, more than double the number in previous years. It came at a time when...

‘Long Hair’ jailed for 14 days for folder-snatching

Eastern Magistracy on Tuesday sentenced former lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung to 14 days in prison after finding him guilty of contempt of Legco. Leung, 66, was found guilty of breaching the Legislative Council (Powers and Privileges) Ordinance by snatching a folder from the then Under Secretary for Development, Eric Ma, on...

“Think about how HK can help China’s Covid fight”

Government Covid advisor Gabriel Leung said on Sunday that Hong Kong needs to consider how it can contribute to the country's fight against the pandemic, being the only place in China where there has been a massive outbreak. The head of Hong Kong University's medical faculty said he thinks the...

Lock down HK to curb Omicron: Gabriel Leung

A government advisor on the pandemic, Gabriel Leung, has urged the government to consider putting the entire city under lockdown, saying no other social distancing measures will be able to contain the Omicron outbreaks. He did not say how long the city-wide lockdown should be, but his team of researchers...

Tuen Mun lockdown extended for a fourth night

Authorities announced on Wednesday that they're extending the lockdown at a residential block in Tuen Mun into a fourth night. That's after 70 residents at Leung Kit House in Leung King Estate tested preliminary positive for Covid-19 over the past few days – a situation officials said is very worrying....

Tuen Mun lockdown extended as 50+ cases found

The government announced late on Monday that a lockdown at a block in Tuen Mun would be extended for a second night so further testing could be carried out, after more than fifty preliminary positive Covid cases were found. Officials moved in at Leung Kit House, along with nearby Leung...

Five blocks in Sha Tin, Tuen Mun locked down

Authorities on Sunday evening locked down five residential blocks in Sha Tin and Tuen Mun, after sewage samples from the buildings tested positive for Covid. Residents of Mei Sau House, Mei King House and Mei Chi House at Mei Tin Estate in Sha Tin, as well as those living in...

Deputy Commissioner for Labour tests Covid positive

The government said on Thursday that Deputy Commissioner for Labour, Jeff Leung, has tested positive for Covid-19. Leung is believed to be the highest-ranking official to have come down with the virus since the pandemic began two years ago. In a statement, the Labour Department said “the staff member” worked...

Legco outsourced worker tests preliminary positive

Legislative Council President Andrew Leung said on Monday that an outsourced Legco worker has tested preliminary positive for Covid-19, but he brushed aside concerns over a possible outbreak at the complex. The worker, who lives in the virus-stricken Yat Kwai House in Kwai Chung Estate, last worked at the complex...

Edward Leung released from jail

A former spokesman for the now-defunct group Hong Kong Indigenous, Edward Leung, was released from jail in the early morning hours of Wednesday, having completed his sentence for his role in the 2016 Mong Kok riot. It’s understood that the Correctional Services Department arranged for him to leave the Shek...

Partygoing lawmakers urged to stay away from Legco

Legco president Andrew Leung said on Monday that he "strongly advises" 16 lawmakers who recently attended a Covid-hit banquet to skip the first full council meeting of the new term this Wednesday. Two people who joined a birthday party for National People's Congress delegate Witman Hung on January 3 have...

Face-to-face classes should be suspended now: expert

Infectious disease expert Leung Chi-chiu said on Friday the government should suspend face-to-face classes immediately to prevent the coronavirus from spreading further. Leung said on an RTHK programme that it is worrying that a Covid cluster involving a flight attendant and her mother has spread the virus further in the...

Eight jailed for up to 14 months over June 4 vigil

The District Court on Monday sentenced eight activists to between 4.5 months and 14 months in prison for their roles in a banned June 4 vigil in Victoria Park last year. Lee Cheuk-yan, Richard Tsoi, Leung Yiu-chung, Leung Kam-wai and Wu Chi-wai earlier pleaded guilty to organising, joining or inciting...

Man found guilty in ear-biting case

A jury on Wednesday found a man guilty of all four charges he faced in connection with an incident in Tai Koo Shing two years ago in which then district councillor Andrew Chiu had his ear bitten off. Joe Chen, 51, was charged with three counts of wounding with intent...

HKU dean of medicine Gabriel Leung resigns

The University of Hong Kong's dean of medicine, Gabriel Leung, has resigned. He will join the Hong Kong Jockey Club as its executive director for charities and community, in July 2022. In an email to HKU staff and students, the university's president, Zhang Xiang, said Leung will be stepping down...

Govt urged to let BioNTech recipients have boosters

Respiratory medicine expert Leung Chi-chiu on Friday called on the government to let everyone who has had BioNTech Covid jabs receive a booster. On an RTHK programme, Leung said Hong Kong is capable of expanding its booster programme even further, to cover not only priority groups and all those who...

Legco worked better without opposition: Andrew Leung

Legco president Andrew Leung said on Thursday that the legislature has functioned much more efficiently since an exodus of opposition lawmakers, as he dismissed suggestions that a sharp rise in bills passed indicates the council is now nothing more than a rubber stamp. Reporting on Legco's work over the past...

Seven activists jailed over July 1 protest

The District Court on Saturday sentenced seven activists to between six and twelve months behind bars for their roles in a protest on July 1 last year. The seven are former lawmakers Wu Chi-wai, Leung Kwok-hung and Chu Hoi-dick, former district councillors Chui Chi-kin and Tsang Kin-shing, former convenor of...