Period of West-dominated world is ending, says Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at the plenary session of the 19th annual meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. (Sergei Karpukhin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the historical period of boundless Western domination...

Lawmaker says closed-loop scheme not the only option

Social-welfare lawmaker, Tik Chi-yuen, says a closed-loop system to prevent Covid infections in nursing homes needs to have 100 percent participation from residents and staff, otherwise it's "meaningless". The government on Wednesday announced a so-called closed-loop system under which carers will sleep in hotels and take designated transport to their...

Central Post Office closed over Covid

The General Post Office in Central is closed for Wednesday and Thursday, after a postman tested preliminary positive for Covid-19. Hongkong Post says he checks mail at the counter and collects post boxes. It's arranged all his colleagues to test for the coronavirus, and the facilities and mail items will...

Hospital says boy, 4, who died, had Covid-19

Pok Oi Hospital says a four-year-old boy who died on Friday has subsequently tested positive for Covid-19. The hospital said the boy's breathing and heartbeat were found to have stopped when he was taken to its accident and emergency department around 3.30am on Friday. Hospital staff tried in vain to...

Felix Chung says Legco still has range of voices

Liberal Party leader, Felix Chung, on Monday played down the impact of the loss of opposition legislators from Legco, saying the Legislative Council would still have room for different viewpoints. He said the current Legco term - which ends on Wednesday - had had problems because of filibustering from opposition...

Observatory says T8 to be in force up to 4 pm

The Observatory says the typhoon signal number 8 will be in force up to 4 pm. But it said as tropical cyclone Kompasu departs, local winds are expected to weaken this afternoon. It also warned that heavy rain due to the cyclone may lead to flooding in low-lying areas and...

RTHK issues new editorial guidelines

Radio Television Hong Kong on Wednesday issued a new document to its staff, saying the station must support the government in safeguarding national security and interests. It also reminds staff members to act responsibly on social media to protect the station’s integrity and reputation and declare possible conflicts of interest....

Alliance says police arresting key members

The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China says police arrived at the homes and offices of its key members early on Wednesday to make arrests after it refused to hand over information requested by the force's national security unit. Its vice-chairwoman, Chow Hang-tung, wrote on...

Observatory says chance of T8 signal is not high

The Observatory says the chance of the No 8 Gale or Storm Signal being issued overnight is not high and that the Strong Wind Signal No 3 will remain in force for some time. It said the area of gales associated with Severe Tropical Storm Cempaka was relatively small and,...

AmCham says it is aware of HK risks

The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (AmCham) says the city has a crucial role to play as an international business hub and that the chamber is well aware of the increasingly complicated geopolitical environment and its risks. AmCham issued the statement on Friday, as a US State Department...

RTHK gets rid of reporter Nabela Qoser

RTHK has decided not to renew the contract of a journalist who incurred the wrath of pro-Beijing politicians and media during the social unrest of 2019, the broadcaster's staff union said on Monday. Nabela Qoser will leave the station at the end of the month. RTHK terminated Qoser's civil service...

Liberals ‘won’t contest directly elected seats’

2021-04-17 HKT 10:03" title="Liberal Party leader Felix Chung says his party would be less competitive in the contest for directly elected LegCo seats. File photo: RTHK"> Liberal Party leader Felix Chung says his party would be less competitive in the contest for directly elected LegCo seats. File photo: RTHK Liberal...

UK harbouring ‘wanted criminals’, says Beijing

UK harbouring 'wanted criminals', says Beijing Vicky Wong reports Beijing on Thursday accused the UK of sheltering "wanted criminals" after prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Nathan Law said he had been granted political asylum there. Law, 27, fled the SAR when the national security law was imposed on the SAR...

Customs says raids were not an act of “repression”

2021-04-09 HKT 01:32" title="Customs says the case is still under investigation. Photo: RTHK"> Customs says the case is still under investigation. Photo: RTHK Hong Kong Customs says it's seized a batch of 14 brands of shower gel, detergents and bleaches from a chain retailer – and insisted that the action...

UK has approved my asylum bid, Nathan Law says

2021-04-07 HKT 22:38" title="Nathan Law says his asylum application has been approved by the UK Home Office. File photo: AFP"> Nathan Law says his asylum application has been approved by the UK Home Office. File photo: AFP Former lawmaker Nathan Law said on Wednesday that he has been granted political...