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...

National security a key focus for revamped subject

Exam authorities have published a sample paper for the revamped liberal studies subject, with an apparent emphasis on national security as well as the city’s integration with the mainland. The government announced in May that liberal studies will be renamed “citizenship and social development” with a revised curriculum in the...

HK chokes under intense pollution as In-fa nears

Hong Kong was blanketed in smog on Friday, with air pollution reaching “serious” levels as a tropical cyclone approached the mainland’s east coast. The Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) at the city’s 15 general and 3 roadside stations all indicated either a “very high” or “serious” health risk to the...

Apple Daily execs have bail revoked

National security police are believed to have revoked the bail granted to two former Apple Daily executives arrested last month, hours after arresting another former employee of the paper. Associate publisher Chan Pui-man and editorial writer Fung Wai-kong were being detained at police stations in Sau Mau Ping and Wan...

Police arrest former senior editor of Apple Daily

The police confirmed on Wednesday that officers from its national security department have arrested another former member of the now-defunct Apple Daily newspaper’s senior staff. The force said they had arrested the 51-year-old man, a former editor of the newspaper, on suspicion of conspiracy to collude with foreign forces. “The...

Four ex-Apple Daily staff charged under security law

Police late on Wednesday officially charged four people, all connected to the defunct Apple Daily newspaper, with conspiracy to collude with foreign forces under the national security law. The four, aged 51 to 57, will all appear before West Kowloon Court for mention on Thursday morning. It's understood the four...

Hong Kong should ‘learn to live’ with Covid: expert

Epidemiologist Benjamin Cowling said on Tuesday that a more sustainable Covid strategy for Hong Kong would be to “learn to live” with the virus. The University of Hong Kong academic was speaking after the UK lifted pandemic restrictions on Monday. "I think if we can get a high vaccination coverage,...

Man charged with manslaughter day after brawl

Police have charged a 39-year-old man with manslaughter after a man died on Tuesday evening following an apparent a fight in Sham Shui Po in the early hours of Monday. The 54-year-old victim had been sent unconscious to Princess Margaret Hospital, following the reported brawl at the junction of Pei...

Brazil approves trials with 3rd dose of Astra vaccine

Brazilian Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga gives a second dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Chief of Staff Minister Luiz Eduardo Ramos at a vaccination center Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (ERALDO PERES / AP) WASHINGTON / ROME / LUSAKA / KIGALI / BRASILIA /  MEXICO CITY / PARIS...

T3 Signal to remain in force for some time

The Observatory says the Strong Wind Signal Number 3 will remain in force for sometime during the day on Tuesday. It said Typhoon Cempaka was hovering over the offshore waters of western Guangdong and was maintaining a distance of about 200 km from Hong Kong. Meanwhile, the Education Bureau has...

MAGICAL MONZA FOR TOYOTA GAZOO Racing

TOKYO, Jul 19, 2021 - (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing extended its 100% winning record with the new GR010 HYBRID Hypercar thanks to a hard-earned victory in an enthralling 6 Hours of Monza, the third round of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi...