UK-EU rift deepens over N Ireland protocol

Container ship Elbcarrier is seen in the Belfast Harbour and docks area in Northern Ireland on Dec 11, 2020. (PAUL FAITH / AFP) LONDON - The United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) disagreed on Thursday over how to fix Brexit's Northern Ireland Protocol problem. London said it "will have...

‘Northern Metropolis may have three big hospitals’

Development Secretary Michael Wong said on Thursday that there may be three large hospitals in the future Northern Metropolis, each of them potentially having more than 2,000 beds. Chief Executive Carrie Lam has proposed building a 300-square-kilometre metropolis in the New Territories that would house some 2.5 million people. In...

‘Northern Metropolis will better protect ecosystem’

The Secretary for the Environment, Wong Kam-sing, says the government’s plan to develop the northern part of the territory will not undermine the ecosystem there. Wong was speaking on Monday, days after Chief Executive Carrie Lam unveiled a proposal to build a 300-square-kilometre “Northern Metropolis” in the New Territories, covering...

New rail link to Shenzhen proposed

Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Wednesday proposed building a new cross-border rail to Shenzhen in her policy address and extending the Northern Link that's under planning to cover more areas in the New Territories. Lam said railways will be backbone of the transport system in the proposed Northern Metropolis, which...