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 2022-05-30 15:21 

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Testing orders issued for 43 locations...

The government on Monday said it had ordered compulsory testing for Covid-19 at 43 locations across the SAR.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 Co...

 2022-05-30 14:30 

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Imperial-style Jumbo to vanish from Aberdeen waters...

Hong Kong's Jumbo Floating Restaurant is sailing away from Aberdeen harbour after more than four decades, its owner announced on Monday. Aberdeen Restaurant Enterprises explained that the vessel's license is set to expire next month and that it is...

 2022-05-30 11:02 

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Nineteen more infections linked to two Central bars...

Health officials said on Monday that it's unclear whether two bars which have seen Covid outbreaks breached social distancing rules by hiring DJs to play live music or hosting hundreds of patrons on one night, but added that the authorities will look ...

 2022-05-30 10:23 

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Beijing man breaks Covid rules, neighbours isolated...

A Beijing man has landed thousands of his neighbours in quarantine after he ignored a stay-at-home order and later tested positive for Covid, prompting a police investigation.The capital city has ordered hundreds of thousands of residents to stay home ove...

 2022-05-30 10:20 

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Student jailed for 28 months for rioting...

An Academy for Performing Arts student was on Monday sentenced to 28 months in prison after pleading guilty to rioting in 2019. The District Court heard that hundreds of protesters had gathered in Wong Tai Sin on August 5, 2019, and the defendant, Lau Pak...

 2022-05-30 10:09 

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Xi says John Lee will bring new atmosphere to HK...

President Xi Jinping on Monday congratulated John Lee on his appointment as Hong Kong's next chief executive, saying he believes the incoming administration will bring a new atmosphere to the SAR.The meeting in Beijing came hours after Lee received hi...

 2022-05-30 08:52 

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Govt urged to raise minimum wage to HK$50 per hour...

The Society for Community Organisation (SoCO) on Monday called on the government to raise the minimum wage by at least 33 percent to HK$50 or more per hour.The grassroots organisation said workers earning the current minimum wage level of HK$37.5 an hour ...

 2022-05-30 08:40 

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Hong Kong shares rise on China Covid hopes...

Hong Kong shares closed with more strong gains as traders welcomed an easing of Covid containment measures in Shanghai and Beijing, which raised hopes......

 2022-05-30 05:27 

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John Lee receives CE appointment letter in Beijing...

Incoming chief executive John Lee on Monday received his official letter of appointment from Premier Li Keqiang. Lee flew to Beijing on Saturday for a four-day trip, three weeks after winning the CE leadership race as the sole contender. Lee was accompani...

 2022-05-30 04:43 

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Bars ask govt to clarify and relax Covid rules...

A bar industry representative on Monday said she believes some bars might have arranged DJs to entertain their customers because the Covid ban on live performances was not clearly defined. Anthea Cheung, director of the Lan Kwai Fong Association, made the...

 2022-05-30 04:38 

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China sees shared future with Pacific nations: Xi...

President Xi Jinping on Monday told leaders of Pacific island nations that China is willing to work with them to build a community "with a shared future".In a written address to a meeting of China-Pacific foreign ministers, Xi stressed that no mat...

 2022-05-30 02:46 

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Shanghai Covid cases continue to fall...

Authorities in Shanghai on Monday reported 61 new domestically transmitted asymptomatic infections for May 29, down from 93 a day earlier, while local symptomatic cases fell to 6 from 29.Officials said one new case was reported outside quarantined areas, ...

 2022-05-30 02:34 

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'Tours to Japan will involve fewer people in a group'...

The Travel Industry Council says agencies have received many inquiries about tours to Japan, since it was announced on Friday that the country would begin accepting groups of visitors from Hong Kong. Fanny Yeung, the council's executive director, said...

 2022-05-30 02:01 

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Hong Kong, mainland shares start with healthy gains...

Hong Kong and mainland stocks opened higher on Monday, in line with gains across Asia and following another rally on Wall Street, with confidence boos......

 2022-05-29 15:00 

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Testing orders issued for 40 locations...

The government on Sunday said it had ordered compulsory testing for Covid-19 at 40 locations across the SAR.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 Co...

 2022-05-29 14:15 

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Four charged with Mong Kok murder...

Police said on Sunday that they had charged three men and a woman with murder over the death of a 46-year-old man on Friday. The suspects are aged between 20 and 37. They have been accused of killing the 46-year-old man in a flat on Portland Street in Mon...

 2022-05-29 10:33 

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Target media platforms in fake news laws: group...

A youth services group on Sunday suggested the authorities to only regulate social media platforms if it plans to legislate against fake news. The government had said it's currently looking into introducing new laws to tackle misinformation and disinf...

 2022-05-29 10:14 

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Covid outbreak reported at another bar in Central...

Health officials on Sunday reported a new cluster of Covid infections that centres on a second bar in Central this time involving 11 people at the Iron Fairies bar on Hollywood Road. The new cluster emerged just a day after the Centre for Health Protectio...

 2022-05-29 08:50 

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HK eases entry rules for recovered Covid patients...

The government on Sunday announced that travellers who have recently recovered from Covid-19 but still test positive for the virus in PCR tests will be allowed to fly into Hong Kong. However, their rapid antigen test must come back negative within 24 hour...

 2022-05-29 07:14 

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Govt urged to review failed jobless fund applications...

A grassroots organisation on Sunday called on the government to reconsider the applications of thousands of unemployed workers who were deemed ineligible for its Temporary Unemployment Relief scheme. Authorities earlier said the applications of some 100-t...

 2022-05-29 04:53 

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'Reasonable for civil servants to demand pay hike'...

The Secretary for Civil Service, Patrick Nip, on Sunday said it's reasonable for government workers to expect pay rises after having their salaries frozen for two years. He was commenting on the proposed pay rises for civil servants - the figures of w...

 2022-05-29 04:11 

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Bernard Chan set to leave Executive Council...

Executive Council convener Bernard Chan on Sunday hinted that he would not stay in the top advisory and policymaking body in the new government headed by incoming Chief Executive John Lee. Speaking on a radio programme, Chan said he would like to see Hong...

 2022-05-29 03:49 

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'NSL strengthened HK's role as a financial hub'...

Financial Secretary Paul Chan on Sunday hailed Hong Kong's national security law, saying it has consolidated the city's role as an international financial centre. Writing on his weekly blog, Chan said the law has restored stability and safety to t...

 2022-05-29 02:39 

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Shanghai continues to see a drop in Covid infections...

Shanghai has continued to see a decline in Covid-19 infections, logging 122 new local cases on Sunday 29 of which were symptomatic. Beijing saw 21 new local cases, including 14 symptomatic ones. Meanwhile, commercial activities are gradually resuming in t...

 2022-05-29 02:28 

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Low-paid US workers still have a long way to go...

Fast-food employees in Manhattan demonstrating for a wage of US$20 an hour: a demand unthinkable before the Covid-19 pandemic has become unexceptional......

 2022-05-28 16:58 

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Sixth person arrested in Portland Street murder case...

Police on Saturday arrested a sixth suspect in connection with the fatal stabbing of 46-year-old man early on Friday morning at a Portland Street unit. The 34-year-old man was detained in Mong Kok. Police suspect the unit was being used as a gambling den ...

 2022-05-28 15:06 

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Compulsory testing orders issued across the SAR...

The government on Saturday said it had ordered compulsory testing for Covid-19 at 42 locations across the SAR. Anyone who has visited any of the premises concerned, and stayed there for the length of time and on the dates specified, must get a nucleic aci...

 2022-05-28 10:18 

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New Covid outbreak linked to Central club...

Health authorities on Saturday reported a Covid-19 outbreak at a club in Central, where 11 patrons have come down with the virus.Officials reported 270 new infections for the day, including 31 that were imported.The Centre for Health Protection said the C...

 2022-05-28 08:22 

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Wang Yi seals Samoa deal as Pacific visit continues...

Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday signed a cooperation deal between China and the government of Samoa on Saturday as he continued his diplomatic tour of Pacific nations.Samoan authorities said the pact covered economic and technical cooperation in area...

 2022-05-28 07:52 

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Three men arrested over knives seizures...

Police on Saturday said they had arrested three young men on suspicion of possessing offensive weapons. Officers said they had intercepted two men during an anti-triad operation in Ngau Tau Kok on Thursday, and found two military knives in the bag one of ...

 2022-05-28 06:09 

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HK won't compromise Covid measures for economy: Yau...

Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau said on Saturday that Hong Kong will not compromise its anti-Covid measures for the sake of the economy, despite growing calls from the business sector to resume quarantine-free international trav...

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