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 2021-10-26 12:42 

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Discharged Covid patients will be quarantined: govt...

The government has announced that patients who have recovered from Covid-19 and are ready to be discharged from hospital will need to spend an additional two weeks in quarantine.It said the requirement, which will take effect from Wednesday, can help to m...

 2021-10-26 10:42 

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HSI loses ground on fresh Covid fears...

Hong Kong and Shanghai stocks finished lower on Tuesday with investors worried about the economic impact of a fresh Covid outbreak in China that has f......

 2021-10-26 09:59 

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HK Alliance struck off the Companies Register...

The Chief Executive in Council (CE-in-C) on Tuesday ordered that the Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China be struck off the Companies Register. It said the group had always promoted and maintained the goal of "ending one-part...

 2021-10-26 09:54 

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Bar says it supports legal aid reform in principle...

The Bar Association said it supports proposed legal aid reform in principle, but the association also urged the government to make sure it would not violate Article 35 of the Basic Law that guarantees people's right to choose their own lawyers.Under t...

 2021-10-26 09:25 

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Hospitals could still treat those without smartphones...

The Hospital Authority said on Tuesday that it will "allow some flexibility" for people who require medical care but don't have the LeaveHomeSafe Covid app that will soon be needed to enter government buildings.The administration says from Nov...

 2021-10-26 07:44 

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Workers block Pok Fu Lam Road in labour dispute...

A group of construction workers staged a protest outside Queen Mary Hospital and blocked a section of Pok Fu Lam Road on Tuesday morning in a labour dispute.Pictures and videos circulated on social media showed workers placing traffic cones on the road.Th...

 2021-10-26 07:03 

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Three new imported Covid cases found in Hong Kong...

Hong Kong health officials on Tuesday reported three new Covid-19 infections, all of them imported cases.The patients, aged 28 to 65, recently arrived from Singapore and Pakistan.All three had been vaccinated....

 2021-10-26 04:30 

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Liu He, Janet Yellen hold 'candid' call on trade...

Vice Premier Liu He held a call with US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Tuesday to discuss trade issues, with both sides highlighting points of concern in their relationship as they try to tread a new path after the upheaval of the Donald Trump era.In ...

 2021-10-26 03:54 

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No one knows why groups disbanded, says CE...

Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday said the national security law has not "horrified people" or prevented them from operating legitimate businesses in Hong Kong, saying no one knows for sure why a number of civil organisations have recently dis...

 2021-10-26 03:36 

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Hong Kong to scrap most quarantine exemptions...

Chief Executive Carrie Lam says Hong Kong is going to scrap most quarantine exemptions, following discussions with mainland health experts aimed at securing a full reopening of the border.At the moment some travellers from overseas, such as senior finance...

 2021-10-26 02:55 

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'New search rules put journalists at greater risk'...

The chairman of the Journalists Association, Ronson Chan, says a new requirement for people to give their ID card numbers when carrying out company or land registry searches will subject journalists to greater legal risks. The Companies Registry and the L...

 2021-10-26 02:05 

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Finance group wants vaccine passports for HK...

The Asia Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association warned on Tuesday that the current quarantine measures could threaten the SAR's status as an international finance centre - and its long-term economic recovery and competitiveness, and urg...

 2021-10-26 01:37 

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HK stocks higher in early trade, lifted by Wall St...

Hong Kong stocks opened higher on Tuesday following a record close on Wall Street while traders cheered US lawmakers' progress on an agreement over Pr......

 2021-10-25 20:50 

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Tesla joins US$1trillion club as Wall Street rises...

The Dow Industrials and S&P 500 closed at record highs on Monday, as earnings season kicked in to high gear in one of the heaviest reporting weeks of......

 2021-10-25 17:39 

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US regulator hits out at Tesla on safety...

The head of the US National Transportation Safety Board on Monday criticised electric carmaker Tesla's decision to provide new self-driving software t......

 2021-10-25 10:19 

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Polling station at Penny's Bay for Legco elections...

Special Covid-19 arrangements will be made for December's Legislative Council elections, including the setting up of a polling station at the Penny's Bay quarantine centre catering to those under isolation.Announcing the guidelines for the Decembe...

 2021-10-25 09:06 

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Amnesty International shuts HK offices...

Amnesty International said on Monday it will close its two offices in Hong Kong by the end of the year, citing the national security law.In a statement, Amnesty said its local membership section focusing on human rights education in Hong Kong will cease o...

 2021-10-25 09:01 

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Second man convicted under national security law...

A man who repeatedly chanted pro-independence slogans last year has been convicted of inciting secession, becoming the second person to be found guilty under Hong Kong's national security law.The defence had argued that by chanting things like "Ho...

 2021-10-25 08:48 

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HSI edges higher amid Covid concerns...

Hong Kong stocks ended flat on Monday following last week's healthy gains, with traders keeping tabs on developments in China where authorities are ba......

 2021-10-25 07:51 

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HK to see smoother governance in next 5 years: CE...

Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Monday she believes the SAR government will see smoother governance and greater achievement in the next five years. But she told the audience at a forum not to treat that as her re-election bid.Speaking at her first publ...

 2021-10-25 06:56 

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Hong Kong records four new imported Covid cases...

Hong Kong health officials on Monday reported four new Covid-19 infections, all of them imported cases.The patients recently arrived from the Philippines, Denmark and Ukraine.The Centre for Health Protection also reminded people who had stayed at Sha Tin&...

 2021-10-25 06:08 

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HSBC Q3 profit jumps 76 percent...

HSBC's pre-tax profit jumped 76 percent on year in the third quarter, the British bank said Monday, as chief executive Noel Quinn declared 'the lows o......

 2021-10-25 05:32 

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We can handle two massive projects at once, says govt...

Development Secretary Michael Wong on Monday dismissed concerns that officials are biting off more than they can chew by undertaking two massive projects, the Northern Metropolis and Lantau Tomorrow Vision, at the same time.At a Legco panel meeting, New P...

 2021-10-25 04:45 

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China reports 39 new Covid cases...

The Beijing marathon this weekend has been postponed until further notice, organisers said, as China seeks to stamp out a Covid outbreak and return to zero cases ahead of the Winter Olympics.China reported 39 new infections on Monday, in an outbreak sprea...

 2021-10-25 04:20 

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China committed to peaceful development: Xi...

President Xi Jinping on Monday hailed the restoration of all the rights of the People's Republic of China in the United Nations 50 years ago as a victory of the Chinese people, and the people from all countries around the world.Xi made the remarks in ...

 2021-10-25 04:09 

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Customs officers seize pills worth HK$55 million...

Customs officers said on Monday they had seized suspected controlled medicine with a street value of around HK$55 million.Five people, aged between 27 and 41, were arrested at the airport, a Hung Hom warehouse and a logistics centre in Sheung Wan, in an o...

 2021-10-25 02:46 

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Let people choose to get booster shots, says expert...

University of Hong Kong microbiologist Ho Pak-leung has called on the government to let people receive booster shots against Covid-19 as soon as possible if it wants to reopen the border. Speaking on an RTHK programme on Monday, Ho noted the mainland has ...

 2021-10-25 01:53 

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HK shares fall in opening minutes of trade...

Hong Kong stocks opened slightly lower on Monday morning following a healthy run-up last week, while traders are keeping a wary eye on a fresh Covid o......

 2021-10-25 01:44 

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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 -...

 2021-10-24 16:20 

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Woman dies in TKO construction site accident...

A worker died on Sunday after falling through an opening in the floor at a construction site in Tseung Kwan O. She was rushed to hospital, where she was certified dead. The Labour Department said it was concerned about the incident and would be investigat...

 2021-10-24 14:37 

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About 75pc of mainland residents have had Covid jabs...

China has given complete doses of Covid-19 vaccines to about 75.6% of its population as of October 23, National Health Commission spokesperson Mi Feng said on Sunday.Some 1.068 billion people have now been inoculated with the required dosages, out of a po...

 2021-10-24 14:33 

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China aims to cut fossil fuel use to under 20 percent...

China is targeting an ambitious clean energy goal of reducing fossil fuel use to under 20 percent by 2060, according to an official plan published by state media on Sunday.The document follows a pledge by President Xi Jinping to wean the world's bigge...

 2021-10-24 13:10 

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Evergrande says work resumes on 10 projects...

China Evergrande Group said on Sunday it had resumed work on more than 10 projects in six cities including Shenzhen - a statement that comes after it......

 2021-10-24 10:48 

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HK swimmer Wong Hon-yin seals second national gold...

Hong Kong swimmer Wong Hon-yin won his second gold medal in as many days on Sunday at the National Games for Persons with Disabilities. He finished the men's 100 metre S14 backstroke in 1 minute, 9.31 seconds, a national games record.Wong also took th...

 2021-10-24 09:24 

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Customs seize hairy crabs and frozen food at border...

Authorities on Sunday said they have foiled an attempt to smuggle about HK$1.6 million worth of hairy crabs and other frozen food into Hong Kong. Customs officers said the items were seized from a truck returning from the mainland at the Man Kam To border...

 2021-10-24 08:53 

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Carrie Lam to resume work on Monday...

Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced she will resume her duties on Monday, after taking several days off following a fall at her residence. Chief Secretary John Lee has been acting in her capacity, after she fell from the stairs at Government House and fr...

 2021-10-24 07:56 

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'Heart failure often mistaken for other diseases'...

A new group has been formed to promote public awareness of the dangers of heart failure, warning that the chronic condition is often mistaken for other diseases which share similar symptoms. Heart failure occurs when the heart is unable to pump enough blo...

 2021-10-24 07:24 

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HK records four new imported Covid cases...

Health authorities on Sunday reported four new imported coronavirus cases three of them carrying mutant strains. The two men and two women, aged between 37 and 51, were fully vaccinated and asymptomatic.They arrived from the Philippines and Saudi Arabia. ...

 2021-10-24 04:45 

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HK's economic recovery is slowing: Paul Chan...

The Financial Secretary, Paul Chan, warned on Sunday that there are signs that Hong Kong's economic recovery is weakening, citing the latest unemployment figures as evidence.The SAR reported a 4.5 percent unemployment rate for the three months ending ...

 2021-10-24 04:17 

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Experts set to back giving flu, Covid shots together...

A government adviser on the pandemic, David Hui, said on Sunday that a proposal to give people both flu and Covid shots at the same time to boost the inoculation rate was likely to win approval from the Department of Health. The Chinese University academi...

 2021-10-23 15:24 

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Mainland to roll out pilot real estate tax...

The top decision-making body of the Chinese parliament said on Saturday it will roll out a pilot real estate tax in some regions, the official Xinhua......

 2021-10-23 14:53 

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Police warn marathon runners not to violate the law...

The police have warned runners in Sunday's Hong Kong Marathon not to break the law, as officers on Saturday patrolled streets near the main route of the race. In a social media post, the force noted that organisers had said they would bar anyone who v...

 2021-10-23 08:56 

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Beijing passes law to limit homework for children...

The nation's top legislative body has approved a draft law that will reduce the amount of homework mainland children have to complete as part of a pus......

 2021-10-23 07:31 

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HK reports six imported Covid cases...

Health authorities reported six new imported Covid-19 cases on Saturday, five of which involved the L452R mutant strain, with test results still pending for the other patient. The patients, who are all fully-vaccinated, include a foreign domestic helper s...

 2021-10-23 07:22 

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No ADPL members plan to run in Legco poll...

The Hong Kong Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood said on Saturday that no members had indicated their intention to stand in December's Legco election before its internal deadline for applications on Friday. The party made the announ...

 2021-10-23 04:21 

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Second quarantine hotel to open for new helpers...

The government said on Saturday it had set aside a second hotel for newly-arrived foreign domestic helpers to complete their 21-day mandatory quarantine. For now, incoming helpers can only serve their quarantine in the Silka Tsuen Wan hotel or the governm...

 2021-10-23 03:41 

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Minister: schools may close as pupil numbers fall...

Education Secretary Kevin Yeung said on Saturday that officials would study closing or merging schools as pupil numbers fall.Asked whether some teachers will lose their jobs as a result, Yeung said the government would work with schools to minimise the im...

 2021-10-23 02:47 

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App-for-entry rule 'unfair to poor': EOC chief...

The head of the Equal Opportunities Commission, Ricky Chu, said on Saturday that a new requirement that everyone uses the LeaveHomeSafe app when entering government buildings is unfair to poor people who can't afford smartphones.The administration say...

 2021-10-22 21:14 

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Dow ends at record, capping strong week for US stocks...

The Dow has finished at a record on Friday, capping a strong week for US stocks following mostly solid corporate earnings that have offset worries abo......

 2021-10-22 14:10 

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Govt hits back at foreign criticism, US policy...

The SAR government on Friday hit out at foreign criticism over the disqualification of district councillors following oath-taking ceremonies.In a statement, the government called statements issued by politicians from the US, the UK, the EU and Australia &...

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