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 2021-07-24 10:32 

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Punishment for US figures 'deserved': HKMAO...

The Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office said on Saturday seven American citizens and entities that are being sanctioned by Beijing are getting the punishment they deserve. In the first sanctions imposed under China's new anti-foreign sanction law, unsp...

 2021-07-24 06:57 

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HK reports two new imported cases...

Health authorities reported two new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, both of which were imported. The patients involved a 36-year-old man who came from the United Arab Emirates and a 26-year-old woman from the United States. Both were asymptomatic and were sta...

 2021-07-24 05:25 

RTHK News

HK athletes make progress on day one of Olympics...

Hong Kong's athletes are making progress in their fight for gold on the first day of the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday. In fencing, former world number one and Hong Kong's medal hope, Vivian Kong, defeated Peru's Mara Luisa Doig in the women'...

 2021-07-24 04:27 

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Govt to launch scheme to boost elderly vaccine rate...

Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip said on Saturday that authorities will launch a scheme by this month to make it easier for the elderly to get vaccinated, amidst a low inoculation rate for the age group.Speaking on an RTHK progamme, Nip said on...

 2021-07-23 20:32 

RTHK News

US stock markets hit new closing highs...

US equity markets gained ground for the fourth straight session on Friday, extending a rally that pushed all three major US stock indexes to record cl......

 2021-07-23 19:11 

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Beijing targets tutoring for profit to help families...

China is barring tutoring for profit in core school subjects to ease financial pressures on families that have contributed to low birth rates, news that sent shockwaves through its vast private education sector and share prices plunging.The policy change,...

 2021-07-23 15:28 

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Beijing reveals tit-for-tat response to US sanctions...

Beijing said on Friday that it has imposed counter-sanctions on US individuals including former US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in response to US sanctions on Chinese officials with the Liaison Office in Hong Kong.The sanctions are the first imposed by ...

 2021-07-23 12:28 

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11 cleared of illegal assembly at Tai Po...

Eleven people have been acquitted of illegal assembly at the Tai Po Market MTR station two years ago, after a magistrate said surveillance footage submitted by prosecutors as evidence wasn't clear enough to identify the defendants. The West Kowloon Co...

 2021-07-23 10:09 

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Education and tech shares drag Hang Seng south...

Local stocks headed south on Friday as investors struggled to maintain the previous day's rally, with education and tech shares suffering the biggest......

 2021-07-23 10:08 

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Hong Kong reports two imported Covid cases...

The Centre for Health Protection on Friday reported two imported Covid cases. One of the patients, a 36-year-old woman, flew in from the United Arab Emirates and tested positive for the virus while undergoing quarantine at a hotel in Chek Lap Kok. The cen...

 2021-07-23 09:45 

RTHK News

National security a key focus for revamped subject...

Exam authorities have published a sample paper for the revamped liberal studies subject, with an apparent emphasis on national security as well as the city's integration with the mainland. The government announced in May that liberal studies will be r...

 2021-07-23 09:44 

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Ten pan-dems to plead guilty over June 4 rally...

Ten pro-democracy figures, including former lawmakers Albert Ho, Chu Hoi-dick and Andrew Wan, have indicated they will plead guilty to charges related to a June 4 vigil in Victoria Park last year, while two others say they will deny the accusations agains...

 2021-07-23 09:02 

RTHK News

Court remands pair over 'seditious sheep books'...

A national security judge on Friday remanded two people in custody after they were brought to court over allegedly seditious children's books featuring sheep and wolves.Lai Man-ling, 25, chairwoman of the General Union of Hong Kong Speech Therapists, ...

 2021-07-23 08:58 

RTHK News

HK chokes under intense pollution as In-fa nears...

Hong Kong was blanketed in smog on Friday, with air pollution levels reaching "serious" levels as a tropical cyclone approached the mainland's east coast.The Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) at the city's 15 general and 3 roadside stations ...

 2021-07-23 05:26 

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Police arrest four over self-storage drugs operation...

Police said on Friday that they had smashed a drug trafficking syndicate that relied on self-storage facilities and couriers to store and transport drugs, seizing illegal drugs worth more than HK$78 million.The force said four men who were arrested on Wed...

 2021-07-23 05:17 

RTHK News

Election committee poll hours cut after voter cull...

The polling time for upcoming Election Committee Subsector Elections will be slashed from 15 hours to nine, officials say, now there's only a "small electorate".Beijing's overhaul of the SAR's election system has brought a sharp drop i...

 2021-07-23 04:23 

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Ronny Tong defends arrests under old sedition law...

Executive councillor Ronny Tong has defended the police's use of a colonial-era law to make arrests over allegedly seditious children books, saying the provisions of the Crimes Ordinance were "the national security law" before the handover. He...

 2021-07-23 03:52 

RTHK News

Media wrong to reveal my 'unforgivable havoc': CE...

Chief Executive Carrie Lam has rowed back from her earlier admission that the 2019 extradition bill caused havoc to society, saying her comment at a private meeting should never have been made public and new legislation could be needed to outlaw such leak...

 2021-07-23 03:35 

RTHK News

Public owe the police an apology, says Carrie Lam...

Hong Kong people who have opposed the police over the past two years owe the force an apology, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Friday.On RTHK's English-language Backchat programme, Lam said the police have been unfairly treated since the 2019 prote...

 2021-07-23 02:53 

RTHK News

HK used to suppress China since the handover: CE...

Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Friday that "external forces" have used Hong Kong to "suppress China" ever since the handover in 1997, but people weren't sensitive enough to notice it. On RTHK's Backchat programme, Lam alleged t...

 2021-07-23 02:02 

RTHK News

Hong Kong shares open up...

Hong Kong stocks began Friday morning slightly higher, extending the previous day's rally as Wall Street inched towards a new record, with traders che......

 2021-07-22 21:37 

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Paul Chan condemns latest US report...

Financial Secretary Paul Chan late on Thursday condemned the latest report on Hong Kong affairs from the US State Department, accusing Washington of again attempting to interfere in Hong Kong affairs.Washington published its annual Investment Climate Stat...

 2021-07-22 20:38 

RTHK News

Wall Street edges up despite negative jobs data...

Big tech helped Wall Street inch up to a higher close on Thursday, modestly building on a two-day rally as lacklustre economic data and mixed corporat......

 2021-07-22 18:55 

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Operator EDF 'would have closed Taishan plant'...

French energy group EDF said on Thursday it would have shut down a nuclear reactor if it suffered problems similar to those reported at the next-gener......

 2021-07-22 17:49 

RTHK News

Uber picks up logistics firm for US$2.25bn...

Uber on Thursday announced a US$2.25 billion deal to beef up its freight unit with the acquisition of a firm specialising in logistics management soft......

 2021-07-22 15:43 

RTHK News

US home prices hit record high as sales grow...

Sales of existing homes rose higher in the United States last month, snapping a four-month streak of declines as prices rose to a new record high, ind......

 2021-07-22 14:02 

RTHK News

Not time to offer third Covid jab: experts...

Health experts on Wednesday said it is too early to decide whether to offer a third dose of the Covid vaccine to people who've already received both their shots, as only about 40 percent of citizens have had even a first jab. Speaking at a press confe...

 2021-07-22 13:24 

RTHK News

Tuen Mun block placed under lockdown...

Health authorities have put a residential block in Tuen Mun under lockdown on Thursday evening, after a resident who returned from Dubai was diagnosed with a mutant strain of the coronavirus. All those living in Block 6 of Handsome Court on Castle Park Ro...

 2021-07-22 09:25 

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Children's books on sheep don't show reality: police...

National security police confirmed on Thursday that they had arrested five members of the General Union of Hong Kong Speech Therapists over three children's books featuring sheep that are suspected of inciting hatred towards the SAR government.At a pr...

 2021-07-22 09:17 

RTHK News

Local shares stage rebound on Wall Street lead...

The Hang Seng Index rebounded on Thursday, as did other markets in the region, after forecast-beating earnings reports boosted investor confidence and......

 2021-07-22 06:56 

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WHO plan to audit labs is arrogant, says China...

China on Thursday said a WHO proposal to audit Chinese labs as part of further investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic showed "disr......

 2021-07-22 06:55 

RTHK News

Hong Kong reports one new imported case from the US...

Health authorities on Thursday reported one new imported Covid-19 infection. The latest case involves a 49-year-old woman who flew in from the United States on Tuesday. The Centre for Health Protection said the patient carried the L452R mutant strain, but...

 2021-07-22 06:47 

RTHK News

Zhengzhou picks through the debris after record rains...

Piles of cars were strewn across a central Chinese city on Thursday as shocked residents picked through the debris of a historic deluge that claimed at least 33 lives, with more heavy rain threatening surrounding regions.An unprecedented downpour dumped a...

 2021-07-22 06:21 

RTHK News

Govt urged to set up list of language interpreters...

The Ombudsman on Thursday urged the administration to set up a central database of foreign-language interpreters that all government departments can use, to ensure people who cannot speak in either Chinese or English enjoy equal access to public services....

 2021-07-22 04:40 

RTHK News

Security judge rejects Apple Daily execs bail request...

West Kowloon Magistracy on Thursday denied bail for four former Apple Daily senior executives charged with violating the national security law.Associate publisher Chan Pui-man, editorial writer and English news section head Fung Wai-kong, executive chief ...

 2021-07-22 03:42 

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Seven jailed over 2019 Yuen Long mob attack...

The District Court on Thursday jailed seven people for their roles in the indiscriminate mob attacks on people in Yuen Long on July 21, 2019. Tang Wai-sum, who gave orders for others to beat people up, was jailed for seven years. Wong Ying-kit, Ng Wai-nam...

 2021-07-22 02:38 

RTHK News

Five arrested for 'inciting young children's hatred'...

Police say their national security officers have arrested five people on suspicion of conspiring to publish seditious publications which "incite young children's hatred towards the SAR government". The force said the suspects are two men and t...

 2021-07-22 01:52 

RTHK News

HK stocks open higher, buoyed by Wall Street...

Hong Kong stocks opened strongly on Thursday, following another strong lead from Wall Street and Europe as traders took heart from upbeat corporate ea......

 2021-07-22 01:15 

RTHK News

New vaccine bubble 'logistically almost impossible'...

A representative of the convention industry on Thursday accused the government of imposing more - rather than fewer - restrictions on it by placing it in its vaccine bubble scheme. Stuart Bailey, the chairman of Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Industr...

 2021-07-21 20:45 

RTHK News

US stocks gain on earnings, economy hopes...

Wall Street stocks posted their second straight daily gain on Wednesday, with robust corporate earnings and renewed optimism about the US economic rec......

 2021-07-21 15:49 

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Four ex-Apple Daily staff charged under security law...

Police late on Wednesday officially charged four people, all connected to the defunct Apple Daily newspaper, with conspiracy to collude with foreign forces under the national security law.The four, aged 51 to 57, will all appear before West Kowloon Court ...

 2021-07-21 11:57 

RTHK News

Top US State Department official to visit China...

US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will travel to China this weekend, the State Department announced on Wednesday, making her the highest-ranking official under President Joe Biden to visit amid deep tensions."These discussions are part of ong...

 2021-07-21 09:37 

RTHK News

Two Apple Daily execs have bail revoked...

National security police are believed to have revoked the bail granted to two Apple Daily executives arrested last month, hours after arresting another former employee of the paper.Associate publisher Chan Pui-man and editorial writer Fung Wai-kwong were ...

 2021-07-21 09:33 

RTHK News

Student gets four-and-a-half years for 2019 CUHK riot...

The District Court on Wednesday jailed one student for four-and-a-half years and another for three years and nine months for rioting at the Chinese University in 2019.The court ruled that 20-year-old Cheung Chun-ho and 25-year-old Tang Hei-man had been am...

 2021-07-21 09:22 

RTHK News

Hong Kong stocks dip as virus fears persist...

The Hong Kong market failed to hold onto its early gains and closed in the red on Wednesday, as investors continued to move to safe haven assets in vi......

 2021-07-21 09:05 

RTHK News

HKJA slams new arrest, not white terror says govt...

Security Secretary Chris Tang on Wednesday said he doesn't think it's correct to say that the arrest of another former Apple Daily editor will spread "white terror" in the media industry, as a journalists' group called for an end to su...

 2021-07-21 08:49 

RTHK News

Student from Tuen Mun school among DSE top scorers...

Seven students have scored the highest possible grades in this year's university entrance exams, with one of them coming from a regular secondary in Tuen Mun, rather than one of the city's elite schools.Ian Chiu said he was surprised to have becom...

 2021-07-21 08:09 

RTHK News

Severe rainstorms kill 16 in central China...

At least 16 people have died after torrential rains caused landslides and flooded a city in central China, with shocking images showing passengers struggling against chest-high water inside a train carriage.As river embankments were breached in record dow...

 2021-07-21 07:37 

RTHK News

Hong Kong records five new imported Covid cases...

Health officials reported five imported Covid infections on Wednesday, including two children whose preliminary positive results had prompted an overnight lockdown of a block in Taikoo Shing.The Department of Health said the siblings, an 11-year-old boy a...

 2021-07-21 07:19 

RTHK News

Hospitals urged to leak records, not 'back rioters'...

Legislators on Wednesday accused the Hospital Authority (HA) of supporting "rioters" by failing to make public people's medical records to help dispel "rumours" in society.Councillors urged the government to tell the HA to start disclo...

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