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 2022-08-01 03:25 

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Macau to further lift Covid curbs from August 2...

Macau officials say coronavirus restrictions will be eased further on August 2 after the city reported no new community infections for nine consecutive days. Restaurants will be able to resume dine-in services and other businesses, including cinemas, beau...

 2022-08-01 02:20 

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Hong Kong stocks drop further at open...

Hong Kong stocks opened with more losses on Monday morning after data showed Chinese manufacturing activity saw a surprise contraction in July. The Ha......

 2022-08-01 01:25 

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Rugby teams 'excited' about return to Hong Kong...

The Hong Kong Rugby Union which organises the Hong Kong Sevens on Monday said it expects there will be fewer overseas visitors to the tournament this year, given the city's quarantining of arrivals. But the union's chief executive, Robbie McRobbie...

 2022-07-31 15:45 

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Government orders compulsory testing for 65 locations...

The government on Sunday 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 residen...

 2022-07-31 14:51 

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Evergrande subsidiary ordered to pay guarantor...

Struggling developer China Evergrande Group said on Sunday that one of its subsidiaries, Evergrande Group (Nanchang) Co, Ltd, had been ordered to pay......

 2022-07-31 14:14 

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Two charged with manslaughter over hotel room death...

Police on Sunday said they had laid a holding charge of manslaughter against two men, after a 40-year-old man was found dead in a hotel room on Hollywood Road in Central on Saturday.The pair, a 38-year-old foreign national and a local man, 44, were arrest...

 2022-07-31 10:19 

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Hong Kong logs a further 4,634 Covid cases...

Health officials on Sunday reported 4,455 new local Covid infections and 179 imported cases.A total of 1,494 patients were being treated at public hospitals, of which 12 patients were in intensive care.One more Covid patient has died. The 82-year-old man ...

 2022-07-31 09:32 

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'Please don't blame any of the performers'...

Twenty-three dancers who took part in Thursday's MIRROR concert have issued a joint statement, calling on people not to blame any of the performers for the accident that left one of their colleagues seriously injured.In a post on social media on Sunda...

 2022-07-31 08:09 

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350,000 people granted special jobless subsidy...

The government on Sunday said 350,000 people who lost their jobs in the fifth wave of the pandemic have been granted a special HK$10,000 handout, amounting to HK$3.5 billion in total.Officials said in a statement that they had completed the processing of ...

 2022-07-31 06:07 

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Parents of injured dancer arrive in HK: legislator...

The parents of the dancer who was seriously injured at Thursday's MIRROR concert arrived in Hong Kong on Sunday morning from Toronto, according to the legislator who represents the performing arts sector, Kenneth Fok.The dancer, Lee Kai-yin, was hit o...

 2022-07-31 05:24 

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More opportunities than challenges for economy: FS...

Financial Secretary Paul Chan on Sunday expressed confidence in Hong Kong's economic outlook with the resumption of international events such as the Hong Kong Sevens but warned that the growth forecast for this year will be revised downwards. Writing ...

 2022-07-31 04:53 

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Develop flat land in NT first: ex-Observatory chief...

A former Observatory chief, Lam Chiu-ying, said on Sunday the government should focus on developing flat land in the New Territories before going for other options. He was responding to the Chief Executive John Lee, who vowed on Saturday to explore all op...

 2022-07-31 03:59 

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UK firms expect zero growth in coming months...

British businesses do not expect any growth over the next three months, as a surging cost of living squeezes consumer demand, a monthly survey showed......

 2022-07-31 03:22 

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Mainland factory activity slows in July: survey...

Official figures published on Sunday show that factory activity on the mainland unexpectedly declined this month, while growth in the service sector s......

 2022-07-30 16:41 

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Compulsory testing ordered for 65 locations...

The government on Saturday 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 resid...

 2022-07-30 10:38 

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Two arrested over death of man in hotel room...

Police said on Saturday that they've arrested two men on suspicion of manslaughter after another man was found dead in a hotel room in Central in the early hours of the morning.A thirty-eight-year old foreign national, understood to be American, was a...

 2022-07-30 10:07 

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Hospital clusters among new Covid cases...

Health authorities on Saturday reported 4,683 new coronavirus cases, as they noted infection clusters arising from hospitals. There were 4,490 new local Covid cases and 193 imported infections reported for the day. A total of 1,456 patients are now being ...

 2022-07-30 09:02 

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Expect difficult economic times ahead: FS...

Financial Secretary Paul Chan said on Saturday he expects the external economic environment in the second half of the year to be worse than the first half. Speaking at a forum at the Hong Kong News-Expo, he cited factors such as rising inflation globally,...

 2022-07-30 05:59 

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'Rezoning protected wetland areas helps conservation'...

Secretary for Environment and Ecology Tse Chin-wan said on Saturday a move to redraw the boundaries of protected wetland areas and their buffer zones is aimed at enhancing conservation rather than freeing up land for development.Speaking to reporters afte...

 2022-07-30 05:24 

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John Lee gathers views on Sham Shui Po visit...

Chief Executive John Lee on Saturday made a visit to Shum Shui Po, as he seeks people's views ahead of his maiden policy address in October. Along with Chief Secretary Eric Chan, he met a grassroots family living in a subdivided flat on Lai Chi Kok Ro...

 2022-07-30 04:36 

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No need to step up social distancing: David Hui...

A government adviser on the pandemic, David Hui, said on Saturday that there's no need to tighten social distancing rules right now, despite an increase in the number of Covid infections. The daily caseload has been rising steadily, with reported infe...

 2022-07-30 04:22 

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Major storm now likely to miss Shanghai: forecasters...

Mainland weather forecasters on Saturday said a tropical storm threatening to hit Shanghai was now very likely to miss the financial hub, but warned o......

 2022-07-30 04:01 

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Events can go on if stage designs are simple: govt...

Culture minister Kevin Yeung said on Saturday that organisers of events at government venues may have to stick with simple stage arrangements while officials investigate Thursday's incident at a MIRROR concert. A large video panel at the Hong Kong Col...

 2022-07-29 22:17 

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Upbeat forecasts drive big gains in US stocks...

US stocks added to their recent rally on Friday after upbeat forecasts from Apple and Amazon, and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq posted their biggest monthly......

 2022-07-29 14:20 

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Compulsory testing notices issued for 64 places...

The government on Friday issued compulsory testing notices for 64 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...

 2022-07-29 12:48 

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One dancer discharged, one still in serious condition...

The Hospital Authority (HA) said one of the two dancers injured in the MIRROR concert accident on Thursday remains in serious condition, while the other has been discharged from hospital.In a statement released on Friday, the HA said the dancer who was se...

 2022-07-29 10:00 

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Exchange Fund sees worst-ever half-year loss...

The Exchange Fund posted its biggest half-year investment loss of HK$144.2 billion for the six months ending in June, the Hong Kong Monetary Fund anno......

 2022-07-29 09:45 

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HK reports 4,696 local coronavirus cases...

Hong Kong on Friday reported 4,696 local coronavirus cases as well as 188 imported infections. A total of 1,411 Covid patients are currently being treated at public hospitals ten of whom under intensive care. A Chief Manager with the Hospital Authority (H...

 2022-07-29 09:14 

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Hong Kong tells EU not to interfere in China affairs...

The Hong Kong government on Friday urged the European Union (EU) to stop interfering in the internal affairs of China, after the bloc issued a statement calling for the repeal of the national security law.The EU's statement came a day after the United...

 2022-07-29 08:32 

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Hong Kong shares close sharply lower...

Hong Kong stocks tumbled on Friday, dragged by a sell-off in the tech sector led by Alibaba as traders grow concerned about the e-commerce titan's upc......

 2022-07-29 06:09 

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'Concert incident caused by snapped metal cord'...

An initial inspection suggests a video panel which fell and injured two dancers at a MIRROR concert on Thursday night came crashing down after a metal suspension cord snapped, Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism Kevin Yeung said on Friday.Speaking t...

 2022-07-29 05:39 

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Scores call counselling hotline after concert mishap...

A clinical psychologist said on Friday it's normal for people who witnessed traumatic events to have negative emotions, and even suffer from physical symptoms, and that it's important for them to get the help they need.The Hong Kong Red Cross said...

 2022-07-29 03:44 

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Instagram pauses TikTok-like features after backlash...

Instagram will pause features that users have campaigned against and complained make the social network too much like TikTok, according to a report in......

 2022-07-29 03:41 

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Hong Kong stocks make modest gains at opening...

Hong Kong shares started with small gains on Friday morning as traders assessed the outlook after data showed the US economy fell into a technical rec......

 2022-07-29 03:34 

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Concert organisers apologise over MIRROR incident...

MIRROR concert organisers have apologised after a large video panel fell from the ceiling above the stage on Thursday evening, injuring two dancers, one of them seriously.Videos circulating on social media appeared to show the massive video screen strikin...

 2022-07-29 00:25 

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Xi, Biden discuss matters of 'mutual interest'...

President Xi Jinping told his US counterpart Joe Biden on Thursday that "those who play with fire will eventually get burned," as the two discussed China-US relations and issues of mutual interest, according to reports by Xinhua. In a video call, ...

 2022-07-28 20:55 

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US stocks end higher, shrugging off weak GDP data...

Wall Street stocks rallied again Thursday, shrugging off a weak US GDP report that deepened recession talk but generated hopes among investors that th......

 2022-07-28 16:17 

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Two dancers in hospital after incident at Mirror show...

At least two dancers were hurt during a concert by the popular boy band MIRROR late on Thursday after a large TV panel fell on the stage at the Hong Kong Coliseum.Police said two male dancers had been taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, both in a consc...

 2022-07-28 14:38 

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Compulsory testing notices issued for 65 places...

The government on Thursday 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 resid...

 2022-07-28 14:11 

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Ex-justice minister pleads guilty in trial...

Former justice minister Fu Zhenghua pleaded guilty to corruption and other crimes in his trial in Changchun on Thursday. According to CCTV, the court......

 2022-07-28 13:00 

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US economy shrinks for second straight quarter...

The US economy contracted again in the second quarter amid aggressive monetary policy tightening from the Federal Reserve to combat high inflation, wh......

 2022-07-28 11:17 

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Expert repeats vaccination calls over toddler's case...

Health authorities said on Thursday that they are concerned about the Covid-19 case of a 22-month-old toddler who is in critical condition, with a government pandemic advisor repeating calls for parents to get their children inoculated against the coronav...

 2022-07-28 10:53 

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China aims for 'best possible results' for economy...

China will try hard to achieve the best possible results for the economy this year, state media said on Thursday after a high-level meeting of the Communist Party.In the second half of 2022, China should "stabilise employment and prices, maintain econ...

 2022-07-28 09:49 

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Hong Kong's gender imbalance widens...

Latest figures released from the Census and Statistics Department on Thursday showed that the gender imbalance in Hong Kong has widened further.There were about four million women and around 3.3 million men in 2021. It means excluding foreign domestic hel...

 2022-07-28 08:25 

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Hong Kong stocks end with losses...

Hong Kong stocks fell on Thursday, bucking a rally across world markets, as another interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve forced the Monetary Auth......

 2022-07-28 08:19 

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Hong Kong sees rise in visitor numbers...

New figures from the Hong Kong Tourism Board on Thursday showed more visitors have flown into the city since the government lifted an entry ban on non-residents in May, but the number is still minimal compared to the pre-Covid levels. Between January and ...

 2022-07-28 08:13 

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July sees most 'hot nights' since 1884...

The Observatory said on Thursday it has logged 22 "hot nights" so far this month the most recorded in a month since records began in 1884. Forecasters said in a Facebook post that there had also been a consecutive 19 "hot nights", the long...

 2022-07-28 07:36 

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Ex-councillor jailed for shouting insults at police...

Former Shatin District Council chairman Li Chi-wang was on Thursday jailed for seven months for shouting insults at the police in May, 2020. Eastern Magistracy heard that Li committed the offence during a protest in Causeway Bay, and his shouting had draw...

 2022-07-28 07:18 

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Man jailed for desecrating national flags...

A 23-year-old man was on Thursday jailed for four months for tearing three national flags down and throwing them in a rubbish bin on July 1 last year. Pang Tsz-kin, a part-time tutor, was earlier convicted by Kowloon City Court of desecrating three nation...

 2022-07-28 05:20 

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Ombudsman's office probes effectiveness of 1823...

The Office of The Ombudsman said on Thursday that it's launching an investigation into the effectiveness of the government's 1823 enquiry platform, after receiving many complaints against the service in the first five months this year.It said it r...

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