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 2022-07-25 06:24 

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HK students must learn from Xi Jinping's speech: govt...

Secretary for Education Christine Choi said on Monday students must understand that their goals and dreams in life are linked to the future of the country.She also said they must learn from a recent speech President Xi Jinping made on Hong Kong.Choi was r...

 2022-07-25 05:04 

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Travellers may take designated taxis to quarantine...

Travellers flying in to the Hong Kong International Airport can choose to take designated taxis to their quarantine hotels at their own expense from Monday. The government said the taxi trade has arranged 100 taxis to provide transport services from 8am t...

 2022-07-25 04:42 

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Govt launches public consultation for Policy Address...

The government said on Monday it will conduct about 30 consultation sessions to listen to views and suggestions of legislators, representatives of various sectors and members of the public as part of a public consultation for the Chief Executive's 202...

 2022-07-25 04:29 

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MTR urged to explain man's death in toilet...

The MTR Corporation has been urged to explain as soon as possible why it took its staff four hours to find a man after the family reported him missing at Hung Hom station last week. The 66-year-old man, surnamed Hui, was dead when he was eventually found ...

 2022-07-25 03:13 

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Wentian docks with Tianhe core module combination...

Wentian, the first lab module of China's space station, has successfully docked with the combination of the Tianhe core module, according to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA).The Wentian module, launched on Sunday afternoon, docked with the front p...

 2022-07-25 01:56 

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HK stocks start the week lower, eroded by Wall Street...

Hong Kong stocks opened lower on Monday following losses on Wall Street, with traders looking ahead to a Federal Reserve policy meeting later in the w......

 2022-07-25 01:31 

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It's time to aim for 'smaller class teaching'...

The head of an education concern group said on Monday that he supports short-term measures to deal with the shrinking student population, noting that tens of thousands of cross-border students could return once the pandemic situation stabilised. Last week...

 2022-07-24 14:56 

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Testing notices issued 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 premise...

 2022-07-24 13:50 

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HK bakes under third hottest day on record...

Hong Kong on Sunday experienced its third hottest day since records began in 1884. The Observatory said the thermometer reading at its headquarters went as high as 36.1 degrees Celsius in the afternoon, making it the hottest day ever for July. It also not...

 2022-07-24 09:47 

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HK's Covid tally tops 4,000 for the fourth day...

Hong Kong on Sunday reported 4,064 new local Covid-19 cases the fourth consecutive day that the city's daily coronavirus tally topped the 4,000-mark.There were also 186 imported cases. Eight more elderly Covid patients have died, half of whom were unv...

 2022-07-24 09:27 

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Tenants overcharged despite rent control law: SoCO...

A grassroots organisation on Sunday urged the government to strengthen enforcement of the tenancy control ordinance on subdivided flats, saying the law hasn't barred landlords from overcharging tenants for utilities. The legislation, which came into e...

 2022-07-24 07:59 

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Govt trials new electronic health declaration system...

The government said on Sunday that it's trialling an upgraded electronic health declaration system from Thursday under which inbound travellers will have to complete the online electronic health declaration and get a QR code before boarding their flig...

 2022-07-24 07:41 

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Wentian lab module launches into space...

China on Sunday launched the second of three modules needed to complete its new Tiangong space station. The Wentian lab module was sent into space at......

 2022-07-24 04:53 

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FS warns of headwinds ahead for HK's economy...

Financial Secretary Paul Chan on Sunday warned of challenges facing Hong Kong's economic recovery amid the imminent interest rate hikes by the US Federal Reserve and other central banks. Writing on his official blog, the finance chief said the higher ...

 2022-07-24 03:22 

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'Covid-19 infections may top 10,000'...

The Dean of Chinese University's medical school, Francis Chan, said on Sunday that the daily number of Covid-19 infections may top 10,000 as the upward trend continues. Health authorities have earlier voiced concerns over the possible burden on the pu...

 2022-07-24 03:09 

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Schools to be given books to boost national education...

The Secretary for Education, Christine Choi, on Sunday said the government will distribute books to schools to promote national education, and strengthen students' understanding of the country's history, culture and development. She added that kin...

 2022-07-23 17:08 

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Compulsory testing ordered for 63 locations...

The government on Saturday issued compulsory testing notices for 63 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 premi...

 2022-07-23 10:29 

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Hong Kong swelters on hottest "Great Heat" day ever...

Hong Kong has continued to swelter with the Observatory's Very Hot Weather Warning remaining in force for the ninth consecutive day, with the department recording 34.9 degrees on Saturday afternoon.Temperatures pushed above 35 degrees in many areas on...

 2022-07-23 10:06 

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Pressure on hospitals as Covid tally tops 4,000 again...

Health authorities on Saturday said they were worried that the gradual increase in Covid cases was putting hospitals under pressure, as Hong Kong's daily coronavirus tally topped the 4,000-mark for the third consecutive day. There were 4,034 local inf...

 2022-07-23 08:32 

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Macau eases restrictions as Covid wave subsides...

Macau's casinos reopened on a limited scale on Saturday, along with other non-essential commercial and industrial businesses, as the SAR eased its 12-......

 2022-07-23 04:40 

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Govt to build public flats faster with modular method...

Secretary for Housing Winnie Ho said on Saturday that the authorities plan to deploy modular integrated construction techniques similar to those used in building quarantines facilities as a way to speed up the delivery of public housing.Ho said the techni...

 2022-07-23 03:40 

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Covid not yet endemic in Hong Kong: expert...

Government Covid advisor, Lau Yu-lung, said on Saturday that indicators show that the current wave of Covid-19 cases is still on an upward trend and the disease can't yet be considered endemic in Hong Kong. "HKU's reproduction rate for the vir...

 2022-07-22 20:46 

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Social media companies push US stocks lower...

US stocks ended lower on Friday as disappointing earnings from Snap spooked investors and shares in social media and ad tech firms dropped, offsetting......

 2022-07-22 17:46 

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Volkswagen CEO Diess to step down...

Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess will step down from the board of the German auto giant to be replaced by the boss of sports car brand Porsche, the group......

 2022-07-22 17:14 

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Compulsory testing notices issued for 64 locations...

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 premise...

 2022-07-22 15:12 

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Govt to devise system on displaying national flags...

The government said on Friday it will come up with a system to deal with individuals and organisations who want to hang national flags off lampposts in displays of patriotism, including a mechanism to waive administrative and inspection fees.This came aft...

 2022-07-22 13:28 

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Twitter earnings miss, cites Musk buyout uncertainty...

Twitter reported disappointing results on Friday, a miss that the social network attributed to "headwinds" including the uncertainty related to Elon M......

 2022-07-22 12:57 

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Outreach teams to help vaccinate care home residents...

The government said it will from Monday invite medical teams to visit nursing homes at least once a week to help vaccinate elderly and disabled people against Covid-19, to boost the vaccination rate. Officials hope to increase the inoculation rate of the ...

 2022-07-22 10:18 

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Another ex-foster home worker jailed for child abuse...

A second former worker at a foster home in Prince Edward has been jailed for abusing children there. Lam Mei-po, 56, was sentenced to around seven months behind bars.She earlier pleaded guilty to assaulting three youngsters at the Children's Residenti...

 2022-07-22 10:00 

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Greater Bay Airlines sets Bangkok for maiden flight...

Startup carrier Greater Bay Airlines has confirmed that its maiden passenger flight will take off on Saturday, to Bangkok.According to the Airport Authority, flight HB660 will depart at 10:30am.The airline founded by mainland tycoon Bill Wong declined to ...

 2022-07-22 09:41 

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Legco approves 2.5pc pay rise for civil servants...

Members of the Legislative Council's finance committee on Friday approved a 2.5 percent salary increase for all civil servants.Civil Service Secretary Ingrid Yeung told legislators the administration needed to handle salary adjustments carefully this ...

 2022-07-22 09:40 

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Hong Kong logs 4,090 new local Covid cases...

Health authorities on Friday reported 4,090 new local Covid infections and 180 imported cases, as the Hospital Authority (HA) warned that non-urgent healthcare services will inevitably be affected as numbers continue to rise. Officials said another six Co...

 2022-07-22 09:01 

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Xi wishes Biden a speedy recovery from Covid-19...

President Xi Jinping sent a sympathy message to his United States counterpart Joe Biden on Friday, broadcaster CCTV reported, a day after the 79-year-......

 2022-07-22 08:22 

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Hong Kong stocks end week with a small gain...

Hong Kong stocks finished Friday slightly higher following another strong performance on Wall Street but gains were tempered by ongoing worries about......

 2022-07-22 07:18 

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China braces for more heatwaves...

China will see the return of more heatwaves over the next 10 days from east to west, with some cities already issuing the highest-level warning on Friday.A sharp temperature spike is expected on Saturday, before building up into heatwaves, defined as peri...

 2022-07-22 07:08 

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'Non-local Chinese exam takers lose out in uni race'...

A group focusing on racial equality has urged local universities to come up with a transparent standard for assessing the performance of students who take Chinese-language exams outside the local system.At a press briefing on Friday, Unison said many stud...

 2022-07-22 06:46 

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Govt announces 19 new political appointees...

The government on Friday announced the appointment of 19 senior officials, including eight deputy bureau chiefs.Two former political assistants have been promoted as undersecretaries. They are Jeff Sze for education and Lillian Cheong for innovation, tech...

 2022-07-22 04:20 

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'Elderly home PCR rule too difficult for some'...

Elderly Commission member Grace Li on Friday expressed concerns about the ability of elderly people to comply with new anti-Covid requirements when they visit people at care homes.The government announced on Thursday that from August 1, visitors to care h...

 2022-07-22 01:56 

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Hong Kong stocks start with gains...

Hong Kong stocks rose at the start of the day Friday following another strong lead from Wall Street, though gains were kept in check by uncertainty ov......

 2022-07-22 01:49 

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Cheaper driverless cabs to slash costs: consultant...

A transport consultant on Friday predicted that a new generation of driverless taxis rolled out by mainland internet giant Baidu would significantly c......

 2022-07-22 01:18 

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Unionist: laws may be needed to take heat off workers...

A unionist lawmaker said on Friday that the government should consider legislation to ensure that workers are protected from heatstroke if new guidance for employers fails to reduce the number of cases.Speaking on RTHK's Hong Kong Today programme, Lam...

 2022-07-21 21:14 

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US stocks rise again as Tesla surges...

Wall Street's main indexes rose on Thursday, boosted by a late-afternoon rally and gains in heavyweight growth stocks, including Tesla. Tesla shares s......

 2022-07-21 14:14 

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Compulsory testing notices issued for 56 locations...

The government on Thursday issued compulsory testing notices for 56 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 build...

 2022-07-21 13:43 

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ECB springs aggressive rate hike, first since 2011...

The European Central Bank on Thursday brought an end to the era of negative interest rates in the eurozone, with a bigger than expected half-point hik......

 2022-07-21 12:20 

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Tougher testing rules for care home staff, visitors...

The government announced on Thursday that care home staff and visitors will be subject to tougher Covid testing requirements soon. From July 27, people working at care homes for the elderly and the disabled will be required to take PCR tests once a week, ...

 2022-07-21 11:28 

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John Lee to deliver Policy Address on October 19...

Chief Executive John Lee will deliver his maiden policy blueprint in October.It's been revealed that Lee will deliver his first Policy Address at the Legislative Council on October 19.He'll then attend a question-and-answer session at Legco the ne...

 2022-07-21 10:31 

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WWF calls for marine mitigation measures for dolphins...

WWF-Hong Kong on Thursday urged the government to put in place marine traffic mitigation measures in South Lantau waters, after its study found that Chinese white dolphins have been more active in the area due to reduced sea traffic during the pandemic.Th...

 2022-07-21 09:54 

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Hong Kong's daily Covid caseload tops 4,000...

Hong Kong's daily Covid tally passed the 4,000 mark on Thursday, with the Centre for Health for Protection reporting 4,375 cases, 299 of them imported. Health officials said another 163 people with Covid had been taken into hospital, meaning a total o...

 2022-07-21 09:44 

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Indonesia President Joko Widodo to visit China...

Indonesian President Joko Widodo will visit China from July 25-26, the Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Thursday, becoming the first foreign leader in two years to be received individually by Beijing aside from February's Winter Olympics.Widodo has ...

 2022-07-21 08:33 

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Hong Kong stocks end with steep losses...

Hong Kong stocks dropped more than one percent on Thursday -- giving up the previous day's rally -- on lingering concerns about the global economy, wi......

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