Recovery must be climate-resilient, G20 told

This photo taken on April 23, 2019 shows a man walking past wind turbines at the Phu Lac wind farm in southern Vietnam's Binh Thuan province. (MANAN VATSYAYANA / AFP) Building a more climate-resilient economy is needed in the post-pandemic recovery, with Indonesia urging G20 members to promote “environmental multilateralism”...

The Most Expensive Physical Crypto Artworks

New York, NY, July 01, 2022 – (SEAPRWire) – Wei Art Collections believes that now and over time the top 100 contemporary art galleries and museums around the world will begin to showcase and exhibit crypto-related works, such as Gagosian Gallery, Hauser & Wirth, Pace Gallery, White Cube, Lisson Gallery, the Guggenheim, and...

Africa’s COVID-19 cases near 11.41m

In this file photo taken on Aug 25, 2021, a man looks on as he receives a jab of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine from a healthcare worker inside the Transvaco COVID-19 vaccine train stationed at the Springs Train Station outside of Johannesburg. (PHOTO / AFP) ROME / SANTIAGO / BUENOS AIRES...

Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass 11.4m

A teenager (second right) waits in line with his hand on his shoulder to receive a dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against Covid-19 at the Cultural Paz Flor event in Luanda on Dec 16, 2021.(OSVALDO SILVA / AFP) ADDIS ABABA / ROME / SANTIAGO - The number of confirmed COVID-19...

HK rivers among world’s most drug polluted

Hong Kong’s Kai Tak and Lam Tsuen rivers have been ranked the 29th and 70th most polluted rivers in the world, according to a global study on pharmaceutical pollution. Scientists measured the concentration of 61 active pharmaceutical ingredients along 258 rivers across the globe, and found that more than a...

Medical Assoc head says many seek vaccine exemption

The president of the Medical Association, Dr Choi Kin, says he's seen a lot of new patients coming to his private clinic to seek a Covid vaccination medical exemption. "About 30-40 percent of patients, who came in yesterday. Many of them were new patients, asking whether they can be exempted...

Festive diners spell boom for restaurants

A bumper Christmas season for local restaurants will see the trade rake in as much as HK$11 billion for December alone, while packed eateries are expected to earn some HK$400 million just on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day alone – according to the president of the Hong Kong Federation of...

Legco 2021: New Territories North

One of the most competitive races in Sunday's Legislative Council elections is in the New Territories North geographical constituency, where four candidates are battling it out for the two seats on offer. They spoke to RTHK about their motivations for joining the race and what their priorities as a legislator...

Legco 2021: Kowloon East

The most competitive of the 10 geographical constituency races in the December 19 Legislative Council elections is Kowloon East, where five candidates are vying for the two seats up for grabs. There are both new and familiar faces in the race. They've been telling RTHK why they’re running, and what...

Man who stabbed Junius Ho jailed for nine years

A 31-year-old man was on Monday sentenced to nine years in prison for what a judge described as the "senseless and most horrific" stabbing of legislator Junius Ho. Tung Pak-fai, who is unemployed, had pleaded guilty to wounding Ho and the lawmaker's bodyguard on November 6, 2019, in Tuen Mun....

‘Full-day classes unlikely for most schools in Sept’

Most schools will probably not be able to resume full-day classes when the new academic year starts next month, as there’s not enough time for them to achieve the 70-percent vaccination rate for students and staff required by the government. That’s according to the chairman of the Hong Kong Direct...