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 2022-06-24 01:55 

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Hong Kong shares start on front foot...

Hong Kong stocks opened with more gains on Friday morning, tracking a rally on Wall Street and putting the market on course for a healthy end to a broadly positive week.The Hang Seng Index rose 0.83 percent to 21,450.The Shanghai Composite Index edged up ...

 2022-06-23 21:08 

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Wall Street up solidly despite recession worries...

Wall Street's main indexes posted solid gains on Thursday, fueled by strong performance from defensive and tech shares that outweighed declines for ec......

 2022-06-23 17:43 

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Jumbo, tug "still near Xisha Islands"...

The Marine Department says the owner of the Jumbo floating restaurant boat has informed it that the vessel remains in waters off the Xisha Islands in the South China Sea after its capsize on Saturday, though it gave no indication of whether it is still af...

 2022-06-23 17:17 

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Mandatory tests ordered for 59 places...

The government on Thursday issued compulsory testing notices for 59 places across Hong Kong.Anyone who has visited any of these premises and stayed there for the length of time and on the dates specified must get a nucleic acid test for Covid-19.The resid...

 2022-06-23 14:27 

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Three more held over 'seditious' martial arts classes...

National security police have arrested three more people in connection with a case involving martial arts classes allegedly conducted with seditious intent.Officers said the suspects, aged 39 to 50, were taken into custody on Wednesday and Thursday.They a...

 2022-06-23 13:35 

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HA to bring in mainland doctors this year...

The Hospital Authority (HA) said it plans to bring in senior mainland doctors from the Greater Bay Area in the second half of this year as part of efforts to help fight what it describes as a "very worrying" brain drain.Chairman Henry Fan said on ...

 2022-06-23 12:53 

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Power outages hit Yuen Long...

Yuen Long residents reported further power outages in the district on Thursday night, two days after a widespread blackout caused by a cable bridge fire. Some say their estates were out of power, but some street lights remained lit, and some shops nearby ...

 2022-06-23 12:10 

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Eric Chan, Erick Tsang test positive for Covid...

Incoming Chief Secretary Eric Chan and constitutional and mainland affairs minister Erick Tsang on Thursday tested positive for Covid after taking PCR tests. The government said they last went to work on Monday and Wednesday, respectively, and are current...

 2022-06-23 10:11 

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Covid cluster emerges at Tuen Mun restaurant...

Health officials on Thursday reported a cluster of Covid infections related to a Chinese restaurant in Tuen Mun.The Centre for Health Protection said 26 customers who went to Victoria Harbour Restaurant last Thursday evening had come down with the virus.A...

 2022-06-23 08:17 

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Hong Kong shares finish higher...

Hong Kong stocks closed Thursday on a positive note as bargain buyers moved in following a hefty sell-off, with tech firms boosted by hopes China is e......

 2022-06-23 07:53 

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Macau closes a range of venues amid Covid outbreak...

Macau's Chief Executive Ho Iat-seng on Thursday ordered the closure of a range of venues including cinemas, theatres, game centres, gyms, facial parlours, karaokes, bars, nightclubs, hair salons, swimming pools and internet cafes from 5pm, in a bid to...

 2022-06-23 07:27 

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Xi calls for stronger fintech oversight, security...

President Xi Jinping has chaired a top-level meeting that approved a plan for the healthy development of China's large payment firms and financial technology sector, state media reported.Government action has restricted some of China's biggest tec...

 2022-06-23 07:27 

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Pandemic has left more HK kids overweight: survey...

A recent survey suggests the proportion of children who are overweight or obese in Hong Kong has more than doubled during the pandemic.At a press conference on Thursday, researchers from Chinese University's medical school and the Paediatric Foundatio...

 2022-06-23 07:23 

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Wrong to drop Hindi, Urdu in DSE exams: rights group...

A minority rights group on Thursday criticised a decision by authorities to drop Hindi and Urdu as foreign language subjects taken in future university entrance exams, saying the move is unfair to ethnic minority students. The Hong Kong Examinations and A...

 2022-06-23 06:21 

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DSE exams to be offered on the mainland...

Exams authorities say they plan to allow qualified mainland schools to hold Hong Kong university entrance exams from 2024. In a circular to schools on Wednesday, the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) said it has changed some regulati...

 2022-06-23 04:47 

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Covid cases in Macau's latest outbreak rise to 110...

The number of coronavirus cases in a Macau outbreak jumped to 110 on Thursday, as the city launched another round of mass testing. The screening will run until midnight on Friday. The gaming hub tested over 600,000 residents in its first round of screenin...

 2022-06-23 01:37 

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HK shares open higher, but recesssion fears linger...

Hong Kong stocks opened higher on Thursday with a gain following the previous day's hefty losses but with fears over a possible recession continuing t......

 2022-06-22 22:17 

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HKMA currency interventions top HK$100 million...

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority continued to intervene to defend the local currency's peg to the US dollar during New York trading hours on Wednesday......

 2022-06-22 20:56 

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Wall Street flat as Fed makes inflation vow...

Wall Street's main indexes ended with slim losses on Wednesday after choppy trading as energy shares weighed and investors digested Federal Reserve Ch......

 2022-06-22 15:22 

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Fighting inflation essential, Fed chief Powell says...

The Federal Reserve is "strongly committed" to bringing down inflation that is running at a 40-year high and policymakers are acting "expeditiously to......

 2022-06-22 14:46 

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Authorities issues 30 mandatory testing notices...

The government on Wednesday issued compulsory testing notices for 30 places across Hong Kong.Anyone who has visited any of these premises and stayed there for the length of time and on the dates specified must get a nucleic acid test for Covid-19.The resi...

 2022-06-22 12:21 

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Xi warns about 'expanding military alliances'...

President Xi Jinping warned against "expanding" military ties on Wednesday in a speech at the opening ceremony of a virtual summit with leaders from Russia, India, Brazil and South Africa.Xi told the Brics business forum that the "Ukraine cris...

 2022-06-22 10:03 

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Daily Covid figure may top 2,000 soon, says CHP...

Officials from the Centre for Health Protection said on Wednesday that they expect Hong Kong's daily coronavirus figure to top the 2,000-mark soon as the city added the another 1,323 local cases.There were also 124 imported infections.Nearly 600 of th...

 2022-06-22 09:04 

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Ex-foster home staff jailed for child abuse...

A former worker at a scandal-hit foster home was on Wednesday sentenced to four months in jail for assaulting a two-year-old boy on multiple occasions.Heung Wing-shan earlier admitted at the Kowloon City magistracy to having pulled the boy's limbs las...

 2022-06-22 09:00 

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Recession fears send local stocks tumbling...

Hong Kong shares plunged on Wednesday as investor fears over a possible recession returned to world markets, fuelled by central bank interest rate hik......

 2022-06-22 08:53 

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Man jailed for sexual assault of Alibaba employee...

A man involved in a high-profile sexual assault against an Alibaba employee was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Wednesday, months after the employee went public about her assault and sparked renewed conversation of the treatment of women in Chinese so...

 2022-06-22 08:28 

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14 schools suspended over power cut...

More than a dozen schools in Tin Shui Wai suspended classes on Wednesday in light of a power outrage caused by a fire the night before.But some parents complained that the announcement came too late, with their children already on the way to school or arr...

 2022-06-22 08:24 

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Residents complain of scorching heat during blackout...

Residents affected by the power outage in New Territories West on Wednesday said they had to endure high temperatures during the night, while some said they enjoyed a candlelit dinner in the dark.160,000 households in Yuen Long, Tin Shui Wai and Tuen Mun ...

 2022-06-22 08:21 

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China heatwave drives power demand to record levels...

Heatwaves in northern and central China drove up electricity demand to record levels as millions switched on air conditioners to escape the sweltering......

 2022-06-22 07:45 

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Govt under fire for handling of NT West blackout...

The government has come under fire for its handling of the power outage in parts of the New Territories on Tuesday, as lawmakers complained about the lack of efforts to keep the public informed. DAB lawmaker Holden Chow on Wednesday criticised the respons...

 2022-06-22 07:10 

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Regina Ip named new Exco convenor...

New People's Party chairwoman Regina Ip has been named the new convenor of incoming leader John Lee's Executive Council. Ip has been a member of Exco since 2012, serving in both the CY Leung and Carrie Lam administrations. Joining Lee's cabine...

 2022-06-22 06:34 

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Horace Cheung quits DAB before joining govt...

Incoming deputy justice chief Horace Cheung on Wednesday announced he's quit the DAB, saying this paves the way for him to take up his new role. Earlier, he also resigned from his position as legislative councillor.In a social media post, Cheung said ...

 2022-06-22 04:36 

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Electricity fully restored in NT West: CLP...

CLP said on Wednesday that electricity has been restored to all households affected by a massive power outage in New Territories West caused by a fire that destroyed a transmission cable bridge in Yuen Long. The power firm earlier said it might take two d...

 2022-06-22 04:18 

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HKRU waiting for sign off on closed Sevens loop...

The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Rugby Union, Robbie McRobbie, said on Wednesday that it's waiting for the government to sign off on its plans to hold the Hong Kong Sevens in November and will make a decision within a few weeks.He said he was conf...

 2022-06-22 03:59 

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Fire Services to look into blaze with CLP and police...

The Fire Services Department said it will work with CLP and the police to investigate what caused the fire on a cable bridge in Yuen Long that led to a power blackout for around 160,000 households on Tuesday night. However, Hoi Wai-ming, deputy chief fire...

 2022-06-22 01:42 

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HK shares edge lower in early trade...

Hong Kong stocks fell in opening business on Wednesday after a three-day run-up, with concerns about soaring inflation and rising interest rates addin......

 2022-06-21 20:29 

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Wall Street up over 2 percent as large stocks rally...

Wall Street's major indexes jumped over 2 percent on Tuesday with investors buying into large capitalised growth stocks and energy companies after the......

 2022-06-21 18:49 

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CLP says 20,000 households face 2 days without power...

CLP Power on Wednesday said it will need two days to restore power to 20,000 households, after a fire at cable bridge caused a huge electricity outage on Tuesday evening across New Territories West. It said the outage had affected 160,000 households but t...

 2022-06-21 17:38 

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Marine Department requests report on Jumbo sinking...

The government on Tuesday asked the owners of the Jumbo Floating Restaurant for a report on how the vessel came to capsize last Saturday, as it was being towed in the South China Sea. The Marine Department said it had cleared the iconic restaurant to leav...

 2022-06-21 15:52 

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Car crashes and catches fire at Tai Lam Tunnel...

A private car on Tuesday lost control and crashed near the entrance of the Tai Lam Tunnel, before catching fire. The driver, who had been trapped inside, was sent to Yan Chai Hospital, after being rescued by firefighters.The incident happened at about 10 ...

 2022-06-21 14:53 

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Watchdog pleased with police improvement efforts...

The police watchdog said on Tuesday it's pleased with the force's efforts to follow up with all of the 52 recommendations it made after the social unrest in 2019.In a meeting with the Independent Police Complaints Council, officers said they had r...

 2022-06-21 14:33 

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Compulsory testing announced for 25 locations...

The government on Tuesday issued compulsory testing notices for 25 places across Hong Kong.Anyone who has visited any of these premises and stayed there for the length of time and on the dates specified must get a nucleic acid test for Covid-19.The reside...

 2022-06-21 13:10 

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Power cable fire plunges NT West into darkness...

New Territories West was hit by a massive power outage on Tuesday night after a fire broke out at a power facility in Yuen Long, trapping people in lifts and disrupting hospital and train services.It's not clear exactly what happened but people in the...

 2022-06-21 09:52 

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Biodiversity conference moved from China to Canada...

The United Nations said on Tuesday it would move talks to secure a global post-2020 biodiversity agreement from Kunming in China to Montreal, Canada, following multiple pandemic-related delays.Delegates to the December summit of the UN Convention on Biolo...

 2022-06-21 09:37 

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CHP reports 1,076 new local Covid cases...

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) on Tuesday reported 1,076 new local Covid infections, along with 122 imported cases.Officials said 144 schools had 177 infections between them, involving 143 students and 34 teachers. Two secondary schools have been ...

 2022-06-21 09:37 

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Macau hotel locked down over Covid scare...

A hotel in Macau was locked down on Tuesday in view of the emergence of Covid-19 cases there. Some 700 people are reported to be inside the Fortuna Hotel. Authorities said those under lock down will be required to do three PCR tests and four rapid antigen...

 2022-06-21 08:35 

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Warnings upgraded as record floods hit southern China...

After weeks of pounding rains, two provinces in southern China upgraded warnings on Tuesday as floods reached record levels and rivers overflowed thei......

 2022-06-21 08:33 

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Jumbo salvage may cost millions: expert...

A maritime studies scholar said he believes any attempt to salvage the Jumbo Floating Restaurant could cost millions of dollars, a day after news broke that the historic vessel had capsized. In a statement on Monday night, Jumbo's parent company, Aber...

 2022-06-21 08:27 

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Xi Jinping cares a lot about HK: People's Daily...

A state-owned newspaper has expressed confidence in Hong Kong's future, noting that the SAR has always been in the heart of President Xi Jinping. In an article published on Tuesday, People's Daily said Xi had made numerous speeches about the city&...

 2022-06-21 08:20 

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Hong Kong shares end with gains...

Hong Kong stocks rallied on Tuesday, in line with advances around Asia thanks to a strong showing in tech heavyweights including Alibaba and Tencent.......

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