New Election Committee formed

A new Election Committee, which will be tasked with picking the next Chief Executive and a large number of the SAR's new lawmakers was formed on Monday, in the first vote since Beijing revamped Hong Kong's electoral system. Most candidates and voters described the body, which has 1,500 seats, as...

Yuen Kwok-yung, Malik Peiris win scientific award

Two of Hong Kong’s top infectious diseases experts, Professors Yuen Kwok-yung and Malik Peiris, have been awarded the Life Science Prize – in recognition of their work contributing to the understanding of emerging diseases such as Sars and Covid-19. A statement from the Future Science Prize said the pair have...

AppsFlyer Launches Conversion Studio to Enable Single Source Mapping for SKAdNetwork Post-install Measurement

SINGAPORE, Sep 10, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - AppsFlyer, the marketing measurement and experience platform, today launched Conversion Studio, a hyper-flexible solution for conversion value measurement. Conversion Studio enables marketers to master conversion values by maximizing the lifetime value measurement for post-install activity simply and effectively within the...

How to earn passive income all year round?

New York, NY / SEAPRWire / September 5, 2021 /– One of the world’s most famous investing mantras is: “Sell in May and go away, come back on St. Leger’s Day.” It refers to the practice, long-held by summer-loving Europeans especially, of not investing during the summer months and instead...

Elderly people ‘shortchanged over spending vouchers’

Dozens of angry elderly citizens have vented their anger at a government office in Mong Kok after they found out their applications for the HK$5,000 spending voucher failed. Some 800,000 people who submitted written applications for the electronic vouchers received the first installment of HK$2,000 on Wednesday, but some elderly...

Concerns raised over Vitasoy staff background checks

A union group on Monday expressed concern over reports that beverage maker Vitasoy is asking its staff to declare any links they and their relatives have with various organisations. Vitasoy has reportedly asked its workers to sign an agreement to allow the company to collect their personal information as well...

Schoolchildren drop in for jabs before term starts

Some schoolchildren taking advantage of the new walk-in service for Covid jabs said on Friday that they wanted to get inoculated before the new term starts, as they're hoping their school life will soon get back to normal. Students aged 12 or above can now get a same-day ticket for...

Household rubbish charging scheme approved by Legco

Lawmakers have approved the government's plan to charge households for their rubbish disposal, based on the amount they throw away. The move has been years in the planning and on Thursday the relevant bill was backed by 37 lawmakers and opposed by one. The government says it expects it will...

Students can take walk-in Covid jabs from Friday

Students aged 12 or above can take their coronavirus jabs at 24 vaccination centres without a booking from Friday. Currently, people who are 60 or older can get a same-day ticket to receive a Covid-19 jab on a walk-in basis. The government decided to extend the arrangement to cover students...

End to travel bubble plans ‘understandable’

The head of the Hong Kong-Singapore Business Association, Philip Chan, said on Friday that it was "understandable" for the two governments to scrap plans for a travel bubble, given their different strategies in handling the Covid-19 pandemic. Hong Kong maintains a zero-Covid target and has recently increased quarantine periods for...

Probe as two bodies found

Police are investigating the deaths of two people whose bodies were found at their home on the Siu Sai Wan Estate in Chai Wan on Saturday morning. The remains of the 63-year-old man who owns the flat and a 54-year-old woman, who works as a cleaner, were found after a...

Backlog forced HA to streamline jab inquiry services

More public hospitals are pitching in to help assess if people with allergies can get Covid-19 vaccines, after a clinic run by the Hospital Authority's Hong Kong West Cluster was swamped with cases. The Vaccine Allergy Safety Clinic at Grantham Hospital, which also follows up on people who had allergic...

Covid leading to more arguments, self-harm: survey

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to more arguments between parents and their children, with some confessing they had thought of hurting themselves to deal with pressure, a survey has found. One expert described the situation as “shocking”. The Hong Kong Family Mediation Association and the Junior Chamber International Lion Rock...