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Past articles by Jeffie:

Coronavirus: Lawmaker, local factory team for reusable, antibacterial masks, though efficacy against viruses unknown

The fabric, developed by PolyU researchers, is currently used in such household products as bedsheets. → Read More

Economists pour scorn on Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s HK$10 billion welfare package

Economist Andy Kwan warns the cost of HK$2 fare concession scheme will balloon amid a fast-greying population, pouring scorn on the Hong Kong’s HK$10 billion welfare package. → Read More

Hong Kong protests: district council sets up task force to investigate mob attack at Yuen Long MTR station

Pro-democracy dominated council meets for first time after elections in November, and immediately creates group to look at incident on July 21 which saw group of armed men attack passengers inside railway station. → Read More

From two-star Michelin restaurant to union organiser, Hong Kong chef’s career path is not what he had in mind

Alex Tsui always wanted to be one of the city’s top chefs, now he’s the chairman of the Hong Kong Hotel Employees Union, one of at least 24 new trade unions formed in the city this year. → Read More

Hong Kong police officer points gun at protesters after rally in support of China’s Uygurs descends into chaos

A Hong Kong rally in support of China’s Uygur population descended into chaos on Sunday as protesters clashed with riot police, and one officer pointed his gun at them after coming under attack but no live round was fired. → Read More

Can Hong Kong’s activists for self-determination get a second chance in politics?

Recent spate of disqualifications may show an administration taking seriously President Xi Jinping’s warning not to cross ‘red line’ of threatening sovereignty → Read More

Statutory paternity leave for Hong Kong fathers extended to five days after marathon Legco debate

New fathers in Hong Kong are to enjoy up to five days of statutory paternity leave after the city’s legislature gave the plan a green light during a fierce debate on Thursday. ... → Read More

Severe delays hit three MTR lines in Hong Kong as rail operator urges commuters to use other forms of public transport

Hong Kong’s rail operator called on commuters to use other forms of public transport on Tuesday after three of its lines were hit by severe service delays at the start of the morning rush hour.... → Read More

Ousted pro-democracy Hong Kong lawmaker Lau Siu-lai barred from Kowloon West Legislative Council by-election

A fresh political storm erupted on Friday after the government banned the ousted opposition lawmaker Lau Siu-lai from running for a seat in the legislature on the grounds that she once advocated self-determination for Hong Kong.... → Read More

Six Hong Kong public bodies consider extending maternity leave before it becomes mandatory

Hospital Authority, Tourism Board and Airport Authority among those studying feasibility of giving female employees 14 weeks off ahead of policy’s 2022 target date → Read More

Hong Kong maternity leave to increase to 14 weeks under raft of pro-family measures announced in chief executive’s policy address

Hong Kong’s leader won rare applause from the women’s community on Wednesday as she unveiled an array of pro-family measures, which included longer maternity leave and new initiatives to support breastfeeding.... → Read More

From artificial islands to maternity leave: five things to watch out for in Carrie Lam’s 2018 policy address

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor will present her second policy address in the Legislative Council on Wednesday, and she is expected to unveil no fewer than 250 new initiatives.... → Read More

Time for Hong Kong government to get smart about modernising city, think tank says

The general public’s limited understanding of what it means to be a smart city is just one of the things slowing Hong Kong’s development, according to a report from a private think tank.... → Read More

Financial Times journalist Victor Mallet allowed back into Hong Kong for seven days only – even though British tourists can stay for six months

The British journalist at the centre of a political storm after he was denied a working visa by the Hong Kong government has been given seven days to leave the city.... → Read More

Backlash as Hong Kong denies visa renewal for Financial Times journalist Victor Mallet

Mallet chaired a talk at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club by the leader of a separatist party, drawing the ire of Beijing and pro-establishment politicians → Read More

Maternity leave in Hong Kong: can Chief Executive Carrie Lam bring city in line with Singapore and South Korea without riling the business community?

With the city leader set to allow women to take 14 weeks off after giving birth, employers say the latest pro-labour policy will cause them major headaches → Read More

Hong Kong government should fully subsidise costs for employers under plan to extend maternity leave, business and union representatives say

The Hong Kong government should bear all extra costs for employers – which could be more than HK$1 billion yearly – under a proposal to increase maternity leave for workers by four weeks, two high-profile representatives from the city’s business sector and unions said on Friday.... → Read More

Four years on from failed Occupy protests, what next for Hong Kong’s deflated democracy movement?

Disillusioned by Beijing’s refusal to budge despite 79 days of street protests four years ago, campaigners for universal suffrage are frustrated, splintered, and some have been radicalised. With the heady optimism of 2014 a distant memory, which way forward for those still chasing ‘one man, one vote’? → Read More

Retired at 60: why some of Hong Kong’s most renowned scholars find they are no longer wanted at university

City aims to be regional education hub but is losing academic talent to countries such as Australia and the US which have no compulsory retirement age → Read More

Army of 300 volunteer law enforcement officers to help clear debris across Hong Kong after Typhoon Mangkhut

Hundreds of Hong Kong’s law enforcement officers will join hands and form a voluntary group to clean up and remove debris, particularly fallen trees, left behind by Typhoon Mangkhut. ... → Read More