New rules laid down for RTHK over Taiwan stories

RTHK staff have been banned from using “inappropriate” terms such as “Taiwan’s president” or “Taiwan government” in all radio, television and online output, to comply with the one-China principle. In a circular disseminated to all staff on Tuesday afternoon, management said as Hong Kong’s public service broadcaster as well as...

Community service order for reporter who resisted cop

A Kowloon City magistrate on Saturday sentenced a reporter to 240 hours of community service for resisting a police officer, after she had mistakenly suspended the defendant's prison sentence last month. Reporter Ho Ka-yan, who works for the online news outlet Ben Yu Entertainment, was arrested in a public toilet...

Blockpass Accepted to FCA Regulatory Sandbox

HONG KONG, Jun 23, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - We're very excited to be able to reveal that Blockpass has been accepted into the latest cohort of the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA's) regulatory sandbox, a system which enables the ability for businesses to try out revolutionary new solutions...

Govt staff still need international vision: Nip

Authorities said on Monday that they won't stop sending government staff to attend overseas training programmes – despite plans to develop a civil service academy in Hong Kong to enhance workers’ knowledge of the country. The government is now seeking Legco’s endorsement to hire a head for the academy, which...

Experts propose Grade 1 status for three reservoirs

The Antiquities Advisory Board on Thursday proposed classifying three century-old reservoirs around the Mid-Levels and the Peak as Grade 1 historic buildings, adding that creative ways are needed to publicise them as members of the public won’t have a chance to visit the operating cisterns. Board members said the underground...

Civil service pay freeze the smoothest option: union

The Chinese Civil Servants' Association has welcomed a proposal to freeze the salaries of government staff for a second consecutive year, after an annual pay survey suggested cutting government salaries. Speaking on RTHK's Hong Kong today programme on Wednesday, the union's president, Li Kwai-yin, said a decision by the Executive...

Govt contract staff issued ultimatum on oath

The government said on Friday that staff employed on non-civil service terms will have three weeks to sign a declaration to uphold the Basic Law and pledge allegiance to the SAR – a move that one union warned could deter people from taking up the interim positions. The Civil Service...

Civil servants could face a pay cut, survey shows

Civil service unions have called on the administration to introduce a pay freeze, after the latest report by the official Pay Trend Survey Committee suggested pay cuts of up to 2.04 percent for government staff. The government-appointed panel on Tuesday recommended salary decreases of 0.68 percent for junior civil servants,...

CE defends land supply policy amid CY criticism

Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday responded to criticism of the city’s civil service by her predecessor CY Leung, who accused government workers of dragging their feet on housing problems. Leung, who served as chief executive in the five years prior to Lam’s appointment in mid-2017, said civil servants lack...

Civil servant resignation rate hits 14-year high

The government says more than 1,800 civil servants resigned in the last financial year – the highest figure since 2006. In a document submitted to the Legislative Council, the Civil Service Bureau said those who quit between April 2020 and March 2021 accounted for about one percent of the government’s...

CITIC Telecom CPC wins Accolade in AI Challenge Competition

HONG KONG, May 13, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited ("CITIC Telecom CPC"), a wholly owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited (SEHK: 1883) today announced the winning of Overall 1st Runner-up at the latest "AI Challenge Computer Vision - Identifying Surgical Instrument"...