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...

Director urges govt to clarify film censorship law

Prominent movie director Mabel Cheung has called on the government to clarify what would be banned under the proposed film censorship law, even though she said she doesn’t think anyone in Hong Kong would intentionally make films to threaten national security. Cheung, who directed well-known films including the Autumn’s Tale...

Films approved earlier can be banned under new law

Authorities would have the power to revoke approval already granted to movies for national security purposes under proposed legislation on film censorship unveiled by the government on Tuesday. Film censors were ordered in June to ban movies deemed to be supporting or glorifying acts that could endanger national security, and...

Lawmakers risk dressing down if they don’t smarten up

The Legislative Council's rules committee on Friday officially proposed a new requirement for lawmakers to dress up for council meetings, with any found to be too scruffy at risk of being shown the door. Sportswear would be out, no jeans allowed, and anyone caught wearing a pair of trainers would...

Kremlin says Putin-Biden summit depends on US behavior

A view of St Basil's Cathedral and the Kremlin's Spasskaya Tower in downtown Moscow on Dec 9, 2019. (DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFP) MOSCOW -The Kremlin said on Wednesday that a summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden would be contingent on US behaviour after reportedly telling...

New rules ‘won’t affect people’s right to leave HK’

2021-02-13 HKT 20:24" title="The government has stressed that proposed changes to immigration laws would not affect people's rights to leave Hong Kong. File photo: RTHK"> The government has stressed that proposed changes to immigration laws would not affect people's rights to leave Hong Kong. File photo: RTHK The government said...