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 2022-08-03 14:21 

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T1 typhoon standby signal hoisted...

The Hong Kong Observatory on Wednesday issued the Standby Signal Number 1 at 10.10pm.It said a tropical cyclone now centred within about 800 kilometres of Hong Kong may affect the SAR.The observatory urged residents to consider the changes in weather when...

 2022-08-03 10:23 

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Hong Kong falls in expat pay rankings...

A human resources consultancy on Wednesday said Hong Kong has fallen three places to eighth position in its global rankings of the costliest places to employ expatriates, despite a slight recovery in salary and benefit packages. ECA International surveyed...

 2022-08-03 09:51 

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More patients to be moved to private hospitals...

Health authorities on Wednesday confirmed another 4,547 new coronavirus cases, as they said they were looking to move more patients from public to private hospitals to free up beds. There were 4,321 local Covid infections and 226 imported cases. Four more...

 2022-08-03 09:40 

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John Lee accuses Pelosi of badmouthing HK...

Chief Executive John Lee on Wednesday held a meeting with his top ministers to condemn US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taipei, and pledge his administration's full support for all necessary measures by the Central Government to safeguard ...

 2022-08-03 08:32 

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Hong Kong stocks end slightly higher...

Hong Kong shares closed Wednesday with small gains after the previous day's sharp losses. The Hang Seng Index added 0.4 percent, or 77 points, to 19,7......

 2022-08-03 08:28 

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Zhuhai to lift quarantine rule for Macau travellers...

The Macau government announced on Wednesday that quarantine-free travel will return for those crossing its border into Zhuhai. From 6pm onwards, peopl......

 2022-08-03 08:08 

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Activist in secession case gets prison term reduced...

An activist jailed under the national security law for inciting secession has won a bid to get his sentence reduced.The Court of Appeal ruled on Wednesday that Ma Chun-man, who was dubbed "Captain America 2.0", should have been jailed for five yea...

 2022-08-03 07:02 

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Govt urged to do more on green transport...

Environmental group Green Sense on Wednesday urged the government to provide more incentives to get people to buy electric vehicles.The green group surveyed 503 people online from June to July, finding that more than 70 percent of petrol car owners had co...

 2022-08-03 06:31 

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Mainland halts sand shipments to Taiwan...

Mainland authorities on Wednesday announced that shipments of natural sand to Taiwan would be suspended, while imports of citrus fruits and some types......

 2022-08-03 06:04 

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Anti-triad police guilty of colluding with gang...

Three anti-triad police officers were on Wednesday found guilty of colluding with gang members, after they acted to thwart a raid on an illegal gambling den in 2018. A fourth officer was acquitted at the District Court of conspiracy to pervert the course ...

 2022-08-03 05:24 

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Eighteen arrested over alleged bank loan fraud...

Police on Wednesday said they arrested 18 people last month on suspicion of using fake documents to take out government-guaranteed bank loans totalling HK$193 million, under a scheme to support Covid-hit businesses. Officers accused some of the suspects o...

 2022-08-03 05:06 

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Pelosi trip only serves America: CY Leung...

Hong Kong politicians have joined in the criticism against the controversial visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taipei.Vice-chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, CY Leung, said at a national security education even...

 2022-08-03 03:55 

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Dead man found after Fanling warehouse fire...

Firemen on Monday found a dead man in a warehouse in Fanling where a fire had earlier broken out. The blaze started at about 5am. It was upgraded to a number three alarm at 6.50am and was put out before 11am. The identity of the man was yet to be ascertai...

 2022-08-03 03:55 

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'Govt hasn't given up on quarantine-free travel idea'...

Health Secretary Lo Chung-mau has dismissed suggestions that the SAR government has given up on trying to arrange quarantine-free travel to the mainland. In an exclusive interview with RTHK, Lo said the situation has already been improving since he took o...

 2022-08-03 03:48 

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'US the biggest destroyer of peace in Taiwan Strait'...

Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday said the United States was the "biggest destroyer" of peace across the Taiwan Strait in response to the visit by......

 2022-08-03 02:19 

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Hong Kong shares start on front foot...

Hong Kong stocks opened with healthy gains on Wednesday morning, recovering some of the previous day's plunge, though traders remain on edge over tens......

 2022-08-03 01:51 

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'Stage safety measures welcome but may not be enough'...

A performing arts union has said new temporary measures to improve stage safety are reasonable but may not be enough.The government on Monday brought in a series of short-term rules for even organisers on stage design and the use of mechanical equipment a...

 2022-08-02 20:44 

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Big names lead declines in Wall Street...

Wall Street ended lower after a choppy session on Tuesday, with heavy hitters Microsoft and Visa losing 1.1 percent and 2.4 percent respectively, weig......

 2022-08-02 17:48 

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Ratings agencies downgrade scandal-hit Credit Suisse...

Ratings agencies Moody's and Standard & Poor's downgraded scandal-hit Credit Suisse on Tuesday, given the restructuring Switzerland's second-biggest b......

 2022-08-02 15:57 

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Foreign Ministry condemns Pelosi visit...

The Foreign Ministry in Beijing has condemned as a "wrong and serious violation of the One China principle" a visit by the Speaker of the US House of......

 2022-08-02 15:54 

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Mandatory tests ordered for 65 places...

The government on Tuesday issued compulsory testing notices for 65 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...

 2022-08-02 14:11 

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Police seize metal cable in MIRROR concert probe...

Police officers investigating last week's MIRROR concert accident were seen taking away a steel cable after visiting the Hong Kong Coliseum on Tuesday. Officials from the Government Laboratory also assisted with the probe.Two dancers were injured when...

 2022-08-02 10:21 

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Hong Kong logs 4,123 new Covid cases...

Health authorities on Tuesday reported 4,123 new Covid infections, 234 of them imported cases. Another 171 Covid patients had been admitted to hospital, with the number currently receiving care standing at 1,536. Six people are in intensive care. A chief ...

 2022-08-02 08:51 

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Court told to lift reporting ban on security case...

The High Court has ordered a magistrate to lift a reporting ban on a national security court case involving a disbanded group which used to organise the June Fourth candlelight vigil. High Court judge Alex Lee's ruling on Tuesday would allow reporting...

 2022-08-02 08:41 

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Government lowers Sinovac jab age limit to six months...

The government on Tuesday lowered the minimum age limit for the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine to six months, as recommended by its advisers a day earlier. Previously, children needed to be older than three to get Sinovac, and five for BioNTech.Authorities said...

 2022-08-02 08:19 

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Hong Kong stocks end sharply lower...

Hong Kong and Chinese stocks dived on Tuesday on heightened Sino-US tensions. The Hang Seng Index tumbled 2.4 percent, or 476 points, to 19,689. The S......

 2022-08-02 06:36 

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'Short-term rules to make gigs safer understandable'...

Kenneth Fok, the lawmaker representing the performing arts sector, says practitioners understand the need to introduce temporary safety measures amid the probe into a MIRROR concert accident last week that left two performers injured. His comments came a ...

 2022-08-02 04:35 

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Motorists welcome proposal to amend warranty policy...

The Hong Kong Automobile Association has welcomed a proposal by seven car distributors to change their warranty policies in order to give vehicle owners more freedom in choosing where to get repairs and maintenance.Under the plan, car owners will no longe...

 2022-08-02 04:24 

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Organisers insist on no eating at Food Expo...

Food Expo organisers on Tuesday rejected a call to allow people to sample the delicacies on sale at this year's event.Simon Wong, the president of the Federation of Restaurants and Related Trades, told a Commercial Radio programme that a lot of exhibi...

 2022-08-02 04:12 

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Nancy Pelosi to visit Taiwan: media reports...

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi will reportedly visit Taiwan on Tuesday.While there have been no official announcements, a number of media outlets in Taiwan reported that Pelosi will arrive on Tuesday night.The United Daily News, Liberty ...

 2022-08-02 02:02 

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Hong Kong stocks drop at open...

Hong Kong stocks fell more than one percent at the open on Tuesday and continued a decline from Wall Street, which ended lower after a choppy session......

 2022-08-02 01:43 

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'Immunise children against Covid as soon as possible'...

The president of the Hong Kong Paediatric Society on Tuesday urged parents to get their young children vaccinated against Covid as soon as possible as there has been a rise in serious cases among young patients. Dr Patrick Ip made the comment after a 22-m...

 2022-08-01 23:00 

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Hospital chiefs say unregistered paracetamol is safe...

The Hospital Authority has rejected safety concerns about paracetamol it procured from the mainland when the fifth wave of Covid peaked earlier in the year.In a media session, the authority said that, although the mainland-made painkiller was not register...

 2022-08-01 20:31 

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Wall Street starts month with losses after July rally...

Wall Street ended lower after a choppy session on Monday, with declines in Exxon Mobil and other energy companies weighing against gains in Boeing as......

 2022-08-01 16:45 

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US court to decide on publishing giants' merger deal...

The US Justice Department asked a federal judge on Monday to block a US$2.2 billion merger of two of the "Big Five" book publishers, Penguin Random Ho......

 2022-08-01 16:29 

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National security police arrest two in sedition case...

National security police said on Monday that they had arrested two men for allegedly publishing seditious messages on social platforms. The men, aged 34 and 36, were separately arrested in Wan Chai and Central. Police said the suspects were suspected of &...

 2022-08-01 15:53 

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Advisers say Covid jab age limit should be reduced...

Government advisers have unanimously agreed to recommend a lowering of the minimum age for vaccination to six months. Currently, children must be aged three or above to receive the Sinovac vaccine, while the minimum age for BioNtech is set at five. Speaki...

 2022-08-01 15:47 

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Government issues testing orders for 66 locations...

The government on Monday issued compulsory testing notices for 66 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 residen...

 2022-08-01 15:19 

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New rules for event organisers amid MIRROR probe...

The government on Monday brought in a series of short-term rules for event organisers as it investigates an incident in which a giant video screen fell onto the stage at Thursday's MIRRIR gig, leaving two dancers injured, one of them seriously. As an ...

 2022-08-01 10:25 

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HK economy declines 1.4 pc on year in second quarter...

Hong Kong's economy shrank year-on-year for the second quarter in a row, the government's advance estimates showed on Monday. The city's GDP was down......

 2022-08-01 09:38 

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Girl dies as HK sees another 4,254 Covid cases...

The Hospital Authority (HA) on Monday said a 22-month-old infected with Covid had died. The girl developed symptoms last Wednesday and was admitted to the intensive care unit at Eastern Hospital.The HA said her condition continued to worsen and she died o...

 2022-08-01 09:33 

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Beijing warns against Taiwan visit by Pelosi...

The Foreign Ministry warned that a visit by the US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan would "seriously threaten the peace and sta......

 2022-08-01 09:03 

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Watchdog launches car warranty consultation...

The Competition Commission on Monday launched a consultation on seven car distributors' proposed undertakings to change their warranty policies in order to give vehicle owners more freedom in choosing repair and maintenance services. The watchdog said...

 2022-08-01 08:38 

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Police arrest 60 over dozens of alleged fraud cases...

Police said on Monday that 60 people have been arrested in the past two weeks in connection with dozens of suspected fraud cases. Detectives in Mong Kok said around HK$75 million was believed to have been swindled in total, in 44 alleged scams.Superintend...

 2022-08-01 08:26 

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Hong Kong shares start week with small gain...

Hong Kong stocks finished Monday slightly higher after three days of losses, boosted by bargain-buying and a rally in banking giant HSBC, though gains......

 2022-08-01 07:46 

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Man cleared of unlawful assembly charge over protest...

The West Kowloon Court on Monday acquitted a Chinese University student of an unlawful assembly charge related to a 2019 protest. Handing down judgement, magistrate Jeffrey Sze said video clips provided to the court failed to show Cheng Ting-fung, who was...

 2022-08-01 05:34 

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HSBC plans quarterly dividends again from 2023...

HSBC posted an almost 14 percent rise in first-half profit attributable to shareholders to US$8.29 billion and said it plans to revert to quarterly di......

 2022-08-01 05:15 

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Hotel quarantine to be shortened: John Lee...

Chief Executive John Lee said the government has decided to shorten the seven-day hotel quarantine requirement for inbound travellers, but the Health Bureau and the Hospital Authority have to look at various data before any concrete decisions are made.Lee...

 2022-08-01 04:18 

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'Initial probe on MIRROR accident to take two weeks'...

Culture secretary Kevin Yeung said on Monday that he expects authorities to be able to find out in one to two weeks' time why a huge video screen crashed down on performers at the MIRROR concert last week. The accident on Thursday injured two dancers,...

 2022-08-01 03:44 

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Concert producer apologises for MIRROR accident...

MIRROR's concert producer Francis Lam has on Monday released a statement on social media, apologising for last Thursday's accident which left two dancers hurt one critically. In the statement released four days after the dancers were hit by a fall...

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