Chris Lau, SCMP News

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Recent articles by Chris:

National security law: Hong Kong academics might choose self-censorship to protect themselves, law dean warns

Experts ask when mainland Chinese authorities will take over cases, how three-judge court will work. → Read More

Experts give backing to more smart lamp posts across Hong Kong but call for cameras removed

A government plan to introduce about 400 multifunctional lamp posts across Hong Kong should go ahead but with their cameras removed and other safeguards created to allay public concerns about privacy and data collection, an expert committee said on Monday. → Read More

Coronavirus: Japan to quarantine visitors from China and suspend visa exemption for Hongkongers

Hong Tai Travel Services immediately cancels its tours and says 15 groups, involving about 300 travellers, will be affected. → Read More

Coronavirus: newborns and cancer patients at risk as Hong Kong nurses strike over government response to outbreak

Thousands of striking medical workers in Hong Kong were urged to return to work on Tuesday, with public sector bosses saying newborn children and cancer patients were being put at risk by the industrial action. → Read More

Hong Kong medical workers draw fortune sticks to decide who works in coronavirus quarantine wards

Doctor says he and his colleagues have been put under intense pressure with the emergence of the new virus. → Read More

Hong Kong protests: man who attacked Post photographer pleads guilty to assault

Fu Yeung-kam was among a group who confronted protesters in North Point, angered at their roadblocks. → Read More

Hong Kong mall Festival Walk reopens, but post-protest scars remain

Shoppers return to the major shopping centre after two months of closure caused by clashes during which a giant Christmas tree was set alight. Many glass panels are still missing, with several escalators not yet repaired. → Read More

Flight cabin cleaner remanded in custody for bringing baton and protest gear to Hong Kong airport

A flight cabin cleaner was remanded in jail custody on Wednesday after he admitted in a Hong Kong court to bringing a baton and protest gear to work at the airport. → Read More

Support for laws against LGBT discrimination in Hong Kong rising, Chinese University survey finds

Opposition to legal protections for Hong Kong’s sexual minorities is on the wane, a university survey showed on Tuesday, as the professor behind it called on the government to “wake up” to reality and bring in the safeguards. → Read More

Hong Kong protests: student arrested for possessing explosive chemicals and smoke bombs on Christmas Eve denied bail

An 18-year-old student arrested for possessing explosive substances and smoke bombs on Christmas Eve was denied bail by a Hong Kong court on Thursday. → Read More

Hong Kong professors fined as one of them lets peer drive wife’s car on campus without licence

Two Hong Kong university professors were fined HK$3,000 (US$380) each and one of them was suspended from getting behind the wheel for nine months on Friday after he let a colleague drive his wife’s new car on campus without a licence.... → Read More

Domestic helper who assaulted 92-year-old man in wheelchair jailed by Hong Kong court

Siti Anisah pleaded guilty to one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and another of common assault → Read More

Hong Kong homeowners facing HK$5.1 million bill as government steps up campaign to claim unpaid stamp duty

Hong Kong’s government has started cracking down hard on homeowners suspected of evading stamp duty that was imposed to discourage speculation and cool down the property market, taking two cases to court this week.... → Read More

On day four died in blaze at Hong Kong housing estate, there was an angry exchange between two men over fire being lit, neighbours tell inquest

On the day a young family of three and their next-door neighbour died after a blaze ripped through their homes in Hong Kong, people in the building heard one man angrily accuse another of setting a fire, an inquest heard on Thursday.... → Read More

Teenager threatened to plant drugs on doorstep of girl’s parents after his friends assaulted her in Hong Kong back alley

A teenager who threatened to frame the parents of a secondary school pupil after his friends had assaulted her was sent to a training centre in Hong Kong on Thursday.... → Read More

Hong Kong man convinced judge a sex attack was a ‘one-off’ – but he had raped his own daughter years earlier, High Court rules

A man who managed to convince a judge five years ago that he was remorseful for a sex attack on his mentally disabled daughter-in-law was found guilty on Tuesday of raping his own daughter years earlier.... → Read More

Hong Kong woman faces HK$6.5 million penalty for not paying stamp duty on HK$4.36 million flat bought in 2013

Wong Hei-yi neither paid the levy on her flat nor proved it could be waived → Read More

Henry Tse, who lodged an unsuccessful judicial review, tells how living life as a transgender person can be difficult in Hong Kong

Born female, Henry Tse began transitioning while living in Britain but has found being accepted as a man much harder since moving back to Hong Kong → Read More

Transgender men fail in legal bid to be listed as male on Hong Kong ID card

Three transgender men lost their legal bid on Friday to be recognised as male on their Hong Kong identity cards without having a full sex change, in a setback for the LGBT movement to achieve equal rights.... → Read More

Niece of top Hong Kong judge arrested again, this time for driving while disqualified and not having any insurance

Amina Bokhary stopped while driving in erratic manner down King Kwong Street in Happy Valley → Read More