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 2022-01-17 14:33 

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Caspar Tsui completes quarantine at Penny's Bay...

Secretary for Home Affairs Caspar Tsui has left the Penny's Bay Quarantine Centre after completing his quarantine.He was sent to the facility after attending the birthday party of NPC deputy Witman Hung at a Spanish restaurant in Wan Chai on January 3...

 2022-01-17 13:24 

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Xi warns against confrontation at Davos forum...

President Xi Jinping warned on Monday that confrontation between major powers could have "catastrophic consequences" in a speech to world leaders at an all-virtual Davos forum.For the second year in a row the face-to-face gathering of political an...

 2022-01-17 13:19 

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Experts 'have no objection' on kids getting jabs...

Experts who advise the government on the pandemic and vaccines on Monday said they have "no objection" on inoculating young children aged between five and 11 against the coronavirus. Members of the joint scientific committee under the Centre for H...

 2022-01-17 12:53 

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Cheung Sha Wan and Tai Po blocks under lockdown...

The government on Monday evening ordered lockdowns for two residential buildings in Cheung Sha Wan and Tai Po after residents there tested preliminary positive for Covid-19. Residents of Po Wah Court on Un Chau Street and Kui Wo House at Tai Wo Estate are...

 2022-01-17 11:50 

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Party bosses at odds over consumption vouchers...

The heads of two major political parties do not see eye-to-eye as to whether the government should push ahead with another round of the consumption voucher scheme to help businesses hit by the pandemic.After meeting with Financial Secretary Paul Chan on M...

 2022-01-17 10:04 

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Man jailed for nearly 8 years for stabbing officer...

The High Court on Monday sentenced a 21-year-old man to seven years and nine months in prison for stabbing a policeman in the neck in 2019, with the judge describing the attack as "yet another senseless episode of violence" that year.Hui Tim-lik e...

 2022-01-17 09:55 

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'Woman released from quarantine infected nine others'...

Health officials said on Monday that a woman who tested positive for Covid-19 days after she was released from hotel quarantine has apparently infected nine other people.The 43-year-old woman, who recently flew to the territory from Pakistan, stayed at th...

 2022-01-17 09:52 

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Air quality worsens as economy revives: green group...

A green group has found that air pollution worsened over the past year as Hong Kong's economy picked up after the initial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Clean Air Network said on Monday that it had analysed data from the Environmental Protection Dep...

 2022-01-17 08:22 

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Hong Kong shares start week with a loss...

Hong Kong stocks closed lower on Monday as the Federal Reserve prepares to hike interest rates, though casinos rallied after Macau's government unveil......

 2022-01-17 07:54 

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Head of Credit Suisse resigns over Covid rules breach...

The head of Credit Suisse has resigned less than a year after taking the reins of the scandal-hit bank following reports that he had broken Covid quar......

 2022-01-17 07:43 

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China's birth rate falls to record low...

China's birth rate dropped to a record low in 2021, data showed on Monday, extending a downward trend that led Beijing last year to begin allowing couples to have up to three children.Beijing scrapped its decades-old one-child policy in 2016, replacin...

 2022-01-17 06:53 

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CNY travel season starts amid high Covid alerts...

The National Health Commission on Monday reported 223 new confirmed Covid-19 cases for January 16, up from 119 a day earlier.Of the new infections, 163 were locally transmitted, according to the mainland's health authorities, up from 65 a day earlier....

 2022-01-17 05:24 

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Supermarket prices likely to rise, watchdog warns...

The Consumer Council says daily necessities will likely become more expensive at supermarkets due to a reduced number of cargo flights to Hong Kong.The watchdog's Chief Executive, Gilly Wong, issued the warning at a press conference on Monday, after i...

 2022-01-17 05:20 

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Bogus meatballs busted by DNA tests...

Some meatballs on sale in Hong Kong are not all they seem, the Consumer Council warned on Monday, with squid found in those said to be cuttlefish, and pork in balls masquerading as beef.The council said it ran tests on 60 samples of meatballs from superma...

 2022-01-17 03:50 

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Local Delta infection is 'strange': Sophia Chan...

Health Secretary Sophia Chan said on Monday that it is "strange" that a woman has been infected with the Delta variant of Covid-19, adding that the case shows the local coronavirus situation is yet to be brought under control. Authorities said the...

 2022-01-17 02:10 

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Mainland growth slows but faster than expected...

China's economy grew 4.0 percent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, faster than expected but its weakest expansion in one-and-half years, Nati......

 2022-01-17 01:59 

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Hong Kong stocks open flat ahead of data...

Hong Kong stocks started on Monday barely moved following a tepid lead from Wall Street and as investors await the release of Chinese economic growth......

 2022-01-17 01:57 

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PBOC cuts borrowing costs on medium term loans...

China's central bank on Monday cut the borrowing costs of its medium-term loans for the first time since April 2020, defying market expectations, to cushion any economic slowdown.The People's Bank of China (PBOC) said it was lowering the interest ...

 2022-01-16 23:50 

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Analysts expect slowdown in mainland economy...

The mainland's economy likely grew at the slowest pace in 1-1/2 years in the fourth quarter, dragged by weaker demand due to a property downturn, curb......

 2022-01-16 22:58 

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Aberdeen lockdown ends with no positive cases...

Health officials said on Monday that they tested about 55 people during a lockdown in Aberdeen but no positive results were found.The lockdown of 2-4 Tung Sing Road followed the discovery of a preliminary positive case, which may involve the Delta variant...

 2022-01-16 18:14 

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Man detained after woman dies in Cheung Chau...

Police are investigating a suspected murder case in Cheung Chau early on Sunday in which a 54-year-old woman died.They said they received a report just before 8am from a 43-year-old man that his 54-year-old girlfriend had collapsed in a hostel on Cheung C...

 2022-01-16 16:13 

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Work suspended at Tsing Yi site after fatal accident...

The Labour Department said it's ordered the suspension of work at a construction site in Tsing Yi after a fatal accident on Sunday afternoon in which a male worker fell from the second floor. The worker was certified dead in the hospital. It said the ...

 2022-01-16 13:31 

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Govt bans HK Express Bangkok service for two weeks...

Health officials on Sunday said they were banning passenger flights from Bangkok operated by Hong Kong Express Airways until January 29.A government spokesman said a passenger had failed to comply with requirements under the Prevention and Control of Dise...

 2022-01-16 11:32 

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Aberdeen residential building locked down...

The government has locked down a residential building in Aberdeen, following the discovery of a preliminary positive case, which may involve the Delta variant.The case, a 23-year-old woman, works at the Little Boss pet shop in Causeway Bay and had hotpot ...

 2022-01-16 10:33 

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'Delta variant may be spreading in Hong Kong'...

Health authorities on Sunday warned that the Delta variant of Covid-19 appears to be spreading in Hong Kong, on top of recently reported Omicron cases. The Centre for Health Protection said a 23-year-old woman has tested preliminary positive for the virus...

 2022-01-16 08:05 

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Anti-epidemic fund can't help grassroots: SoCO...

The Society for Community Organisation (SoCO) has on Sunday called on the authorities to directly deposit anti-epidemic subsidies into the bank accounts of those in need, saying its latest round of anti-epidemic fund will only benefit business owners.The ...

 2022-01-16 06:02 

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Legislator proposes town planning procedures revamp...

DAB lawmaker Lau Kwok-fan on Sunday called on the government to consider cutting down on public consultations for town planning procedures, among other measures, to expedite land development. He pointed out that it currently takes up to ten years before s...

 2022-01-16 03:45 

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Mixed views on whether to extend voucher scheme: FS...

The Financial Secretary, Paul Chan, said on Sunday that there have been mixed views in society over whether the government should distribute another round of electronic consumption vouchers. Writing on his weekly blog, Chan said he had been consulting the...

 2022-01-16 00:44 

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No cases found in Tsing Yi, Sham Shui Po lockdowns...

Health authorities on Sunday announced they did not find any Covid-19 cases from overnight lockdown operations conducted in Tsing Yi and Sham Shui Po.The lockdowns were issued yesterday night for Wang Sin House, Cheung Wang Estate, the home of a 41-year-o...

 2022-01-15 22:53 

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Facebook, Google accused of collusion in US lawsuit...

Top bosses of Google and Facebook were directly involved in approving an allegedly illegal 2018 deal to cement their dominance of the online advertisi......

 2022-01-15 13:18 

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Govt orders tests in Sham Shui Po and Tsing Yi...

Health officials said on Saturday that they've issued compulsory testing orders for buildings in Tsing Yi and Sham Shui Po.They said both cases involved a mutant strain, and they believed the risk of infection was higher.They issued an order for resid...

 2022-01-15 10:13 

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Another aircraft cleaner suspected of getting Covid...

Health authorities said on Saturday that they are investigating how another aircraft cleaner might have caught Covid-19, after the woman tested preliminary positive for the virus. The 41-year-old lives in Tsing Yi and is in charge of cleaning facilities o...

 2022-01-15 05:52 

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7 PolyU rioters jailed, 2 sent to training centre...

The District Court on Saturday sentenced nine people to up to three years and four months in prison, after they were convicted of rioting near Polytechnic University in November 2019.The defendants, aged between 20 and 29, were charged with rioting after ...

 2022-01-15 05:35 

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Revise Covid strategy to fight Omicron: expert...

A medical expert on Saturday advised the government to review its coronavirus measures according to the characteristics of the Omicron variant, saying that tables at restaurants must be spaced apart and the usage of partition boards should be scrapped.Cur...

 2022-01-15 04:08 

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Designated centres to vaccinate kids with BioNTech...

Civil service chief Patrick Nip on Saturday said some vaccination centres will be used for the sole purpose of vaccinating children aged between five and 11 with the BioNTech jab. Speaking on a radio show, Nip who is in charge of the city's inoculatio...

 2022-01-14 23:50 

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1,000 tested, none positive in TKO lockdown...

Health officials ended an overnight lockdown at a residential block in Tseung Kwan O on Saturday morning having tested about 1,110 people, with no new Covid-19 cases found.The government ordered the tests at Tower 4 of Bauhinia Garden on Tong Chun Street ...

 2022-01-14 21:51 

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Macau cheers Wall Street but Dow disappoints...

US casino stocks enjoyed strong gains on Friday after the Macau government set out plans for the future of the SAR's gaming industry, though the Dow c......

 2022-01-14 11:52 

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Tseung Kwan O building locked down over Covid scare...

Authorities have locked down a housing block in Tseung Kwan O on Friday night, after a resident tested preliminary positive for Covid-19. Those living in Tower 4 of Bauhinia Garden on Tong Chun Street need to get tested overnight and stay in their flats b...

 2022-01-14 10:42 

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Covid curbs to be extended into Chinese New Year...

Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on Friday that the current anti-pandemic restrictions in place will be extended for another two weeks to February 3, which is the third day of the Chinese New Year. The measures include a ban on night-time dining-in at...

 2022-01-14 10:19 

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Govt sending team to foster home over alleged abuse...

The Social Welfare Department (SWD) says it will on Monday send a special team to a foster home at the centre of child abuse allegations, to "closely monitor" its operations. The team - comprised of social workers, nurses and child care experts - ...

 2022-01-14 09:17 

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Another Penny's Bay guard infected with Covid-19...

Health authorities on Friday said a security guard at the Penny's Bay quarantine camp, who is the colleague of another guard who was recently infected with Covid-19, has also tested preliminary positive for the virus. Chuang Shuk-kwan from the Centre ...

 2022-01-14 08:20 

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Hong Kong shares finish slightly lower...

Hong Kong stocks ended a broadly positive week on a negative note on Friday, in line with a sell-off across Asia following a steep drop on Wall Street......

 2022-01-14 07:11 

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Tuen Mun lockdown picks up uncertain Covid case...

The government said on Friday that the lockdown of a building in Tuen Mun took longer than expected, because one person's Covid-19 test came back as "indeterminate". Block 2 of Hoi Tak Gardens on Wing Fat Lane was sealed off for overnight test...

 2022-01-14 04:27 

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Customs arrest five in smuggled meat operation...

Customs officers say they arrested five men after seizing 35 tonnes of frozen meat on a boat in waters off Lantau on Thursday.Officers said on Friday that they suspect the HK$5.2 million haul, which included pig maw and tripe, was being smuggled to the ma...

 2022-01-14 04:07 

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China's global trade surplus surges in 2021...

China's global trade surplus surged to US$676.4 billion in 2021, likely the highest ever recorded by any country, as exports jumped 29.9 percent over a year earlier despite semiconductor shortages that disrupted manufacturing.The country's trade s...

 2022-01-14 03:59 

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China exports surged in 2021 as global demand rose...

Chinese exports surged in 2021 on solid global demand as countries reopened, official data showed on Friday, bumping its overall trade surplus to a re......

 2022-01-14 03:42 

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Govt urged to extend social distancing rules...

A specialist in respiratory medicine said on Friday that Hong Kong's current social distancing rules should be extended.Dr Leung Chi-chiu said people should continue to stay home as much as possible and avoid visiting high-risk places to prevent a sup...

 2022-01-14 01:39 

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HK shares open lower after US inflation comments...

Hong Kong stocks opened sharply lower on Friday morning after a number of top Federal Reserve officials pushed for a more hawkish approach to fighting......

 2022-01-13 23:31 

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First Tuen Mun lockdown ends with no cases found...

Health authorities lifted an overnight lockdowns at a building in Tuen Mun on Friday morning, finding no new cases after testing about 380 residents at JC Place Tower 1 in Castle Peak Bay. A second overnight testing operation at Block 2 of Hoi Tak Gardens...

 2022-01-13 22:19 

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Nasdaq slumps amid Fed warnings on inflation...

Wall Street's major indexes closed lower on Thursday with Nasdaq's 2.5 percent drop leading the losses as investors took profits, particularly in tech......

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