HKBU right to put on security course: Kevin Yeung

Education minister Kevin Yeung on Monday backed Baptist University's decision to make students attend courses on national security, saying the move is in accordance with the security law. The university announced earlier in the day that undergraduate students who enrol from this September will have to complete a national security...

Baptist University denies severing ties with students

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) on Monday said it will no longer collect membership fees on behalf of its students' union, but denied that the move is aimed at severing ties with the body. This follows similar decisions taken by a number of other local universities recently, moves critics say...

Protester sentenced over failed bid to flee by boat

One of the 12 Hongkongers captured during an attempt to flee the SAR by speedboat has been given more time in detention after appearing in court over the escape bid and earlier protest-related offences. Hoang Lam-phuc, 17, pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice, as well as attempted arson...

‘Pupil exodus can push schools to do better’

An education scholar has played down concerns about an exodus of pupils from the SAR's schools, saying that competition for enrollments should drive positive change. Officials data on Monday showed a fall of 15,000 pupils on the SAR's school roles between 2019 and October last year, and educators have expressed...

How the Delta variant upends assumptions about the virus

An elderly man gets inoculated with a dose of the Covishield vaccine against the COVID-19 at a drive-in vaccination facility in Mumbai on June 26, 2021. (PUNIT PARANJPE / AFP) The Delta variant is the fastest, fittest and most formidable version of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 the world has...

HK celebrates Cheung Ka-long’s historic gold medal

The champagne was out across the city on Monday evening as Hongkongers celebrated Cheung Ka-long’s remarkable victory in the final of the men’s individual foil at the Tokyo Olympics. Cheung’s win ended Hong Kong’s 25-year-long wait for an Olympic gold medal, after Lee Lai-shan’s windsurfing gold in Atlanta in 1996....

Microbiologist says HK needs 90% vaccination rate

Top microbiologist Yuen Kwok-yung has warned that Hong Kong was not out of the woods yet despite going another day without any local infection, as he urged the public achieve a vaccination rate of more than 90 percent for social distancing measures to be further relaxed. Officials had earlier said...

HK badminton player explains why he wore black

Hong Kong badminton player Angus Ng said on Sunday he hopes people can focus on the performance of athletes rather than what they wear, after he came under attack for the black shirt he put on at the Tokyo Olympics. Ng, the top men's player from the SAR, was seen...

Brazilians take to streets to seek Bolsonaro’s impeachment

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro attends the launching ceremony of a new registry of professional fishermen, at Planalto Palace in Brasilia on June 29, 2021. (EVARISTO SA / AFP) SAO PAULO - Protesters took to the streets in several Brazilian cities on Saturday to demand the impeachment of far-right President Jair...

G20 ministers stumble over coal, global warming targets

Protesters stage a protest demanding more action as G20 climate and environment ministers hold a meeting in Naples on July 22, 2021. (FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFP) Environment ministers from the Group of 20 nations were unable to reach full agreement on key climate goals, just 100 days before a critical...

Ronny Tong defends arrests under old sedition law

Executive councillor Ronny Tong has defended the police's use of a colonial-era law to make arrests over allegedly seditious children books, saying the provisions of the Crimes Ordinance were "the national security law" before the handover. He was commenting on a radio show on Friday, a day after national security...

Media wrong to reveal my ‘unforgivable havoc’: CE

Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Friday that the media should not have reported her comments at a private meeting in 2019 when she admitted that pushing ahead with her extradition bill caused havoc in society. Lam said new legislation could be needed to outlaw such leaks in future. In...

Public owe the police an apology, says Carrie Lam

Hong Kong people who have opposed the police over the past two years owe the force an apology, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Friday. On RTHK’s English-language Backchat programme, Lam said the police have been unfairly treated since the 2019 protests, noting that even civil servants were against them....

‘HK used to suppress China since the handover’

Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Friday that “external forces” have used Hong Kong to “suppress China” ever since the handover in 1997, but people weren't sensitive enough to notice it. On RTHK’s Backchat programme, Lam alleged that foreign interference was behind major protests over the past two decades. She...

Govt urged to set up list of language interpreters

The Ombudsman on Thursday urged the administration to set up a central database of foreign-language interpreters that all government departments can use, to ensure people who cannot speak in either Chinese or English enjoy equal access to public services. The watchdog said that departments have been relying on a non-governmental...

Cuentas and WaveMax Sign an Exclusive and Definitive JV Agreement for 1,000 Locations to Offer Advertising on WiFi6 Next Generation Patented Technology in Cuentas’ “Bodegas” Network throughout the USA

MIAMI, FL / ACCESSWIRE, Jul 23, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - Cuentas, Inc. (NASDAQ:CUEN & CUENW) ('Cuentas'), a leading FinTech provider (Top 4 Fintech) of mobile banking, digital wallet and payment solutions focused on Hispanic and Latino communities signed an exclusive, Definitive JV Agreement to rollout WaveMax's SharedWiFI6...

Two students jailed over CUHK bridge clashes

The District Court on Wednesday jailed one student for four-and-a-half years and another for three years and nine months for rioting at Chinese University in 2019. The court ruled that Cheung Chun-ho, 20, and Tang Hei-man, 25, had been among around a hundred people who had thrown bricks, petrol bombs...