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Past articles by Kanis:

Coronavirus: thousands more cruise passengers might have been exposed to deadly infection

Thousands more people than previously thought might have been exposed to the deadly coronavirus, after a cruise line admitted one of its ships had sailed four times since carrying eight mainland Chinese passengers infected with the disease. → Read More

Effectiveness of virus drugs 'could be gauged within weeks' with tests to begin, Asia News

The effectiveness of drugs being developed in Hong Kong to combat the deadly Wuhan coronavirus could be judged within weeks, infectious diseases expert Professor Yuen Kwok-yung has revealed ahead of testing. Yuen offered a fresh glimmer of hope on Wednesday against the outbreak, the day after saying city researchers had already come up with a vaccine for the virus but needed time for trials. → Read More

Guests leave Hong Kong hotel connected to city's first coronavirus infection, Asia News

Guests have begun checking out of the Hong Kong hotel where the family of the city's first coronavirus patient had been staying. Worries about a potential epidemic outbreak heightened on Wednesday night after a mainland Chinese tourist from Wuhan was hospitalised and authorities scrambled to trace four other members of his family who had travelled with him to the city before flying to the… → Read More

A saucy warning: Hongkongers urged to cut back on favourite foods, Asia News

Some of Hong Kong's best-loved food is laced with potentially harmful levels of sodium and should be eaten in moderation, while people should consider dropping some sauces entirely, the Consumer Council said on Wednesday. In a collaboration with the Centre for Food Safety, the council tested 100 samples, covering 10 types of "siu mei" - spit-roasted meat - and "lo mei", another Chinese-style… → Read More

Hong Kong unrest: legal row after police take away protester from British consulate

Disagreement over whether officers had the right to enforce the law at the diplomatic site. But one police source says UK staff had called officers in. → Read More

Concert of Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou postponed amid protests, Entertainment, Asia News

A long-anticipated concert of Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou in Hong Kong next month has been postponed due to the ongoing political unrest in the city. The organiser, Best Shine Entertainment, on Tuesday said it was regretful to push back Prudential WE DO LISTENING: Jay Chou Carnival World Tour Concert 2019 Hong Kong, citing "uncertainties and possible interruption of public transports". The… → Read More

Police treatment of children arrested at Hong Kong protests raises concern, Asia News

Lawyer Steven Kwan Man-wai recalls the day he sat across from a thin 15-year-old in a windowless room at a Hong Kong court. About 36 hours earlier, at around 11.50pm on August 29, the boy was arrested for being part of an unlawful assembly in Sham Shui Po, as officers dispersed protesters who threw bricks and pointed laser beams at the police station there. → Read More

Anger, hurt and love for city: How Hongkongers feel after months of chaos, Asia News

Inside the cavernous hall of Queen Elizabeth Stadium and against a funereal black backdrop, Hong Kong on Thursday evening had its first community dialogue with the city's embattled leader after four months of chaos and conflict. For participants, it was a chance not just to vent their anger or reveal hurt feelings, but also an opportunity to express love for their home city. → Read More

'More than 40,000' attend second day of strike rally in Hong Kong, Asia News

More than 40,000 people gathered again at Hong Kong's political centre for a second day of strikes, according to organisers, with tensions rising on Tuesday evening between protesters and police near the government headquarters. At Tamar Park in Admiralty, crowds started packing the lawn in the afternoon for the movement, organised by representatives from various sectors and supported by the… → Read More

Long walks of frustration as Hong Kong protesters paralyse airport access, Asia News

Huiyee Chiew was so inconvenienced by the bumper-to-bumper gridlock surrounding Hong Kong's airport on Sunday that she took matters into her own hands - or more accurately her feet. With no other means of transport, the 25-year-old Malaysian chose to walk from Tung Chung for more than an hour in a panicked rush to make her flight. → Read More

Safety measures and stockpiled food as Yuen Long braces for march over Hong Kong violence

Shops and market stalls look set to close early ahead of march against mob attack that hit subway station last week. Fearing more clashes, some local residents are leaving the city for the weekend. → Read More

Six arrested as protesters and police clash in Mong Kok, World News

Chaos erupted on the streets of Hong Kong's shopping district of Mong Kok on Sunday night as hundreds of protesters fought running battles with the police. After the first mass rally in Kowloon against the government's now-suspended extradition bill drew an estimated 230,000 peaceful protesters, many remained behind to occupy the streets of Mong Kok and confront police late into the night.… → Read More

Looking for Mr Right but finding nothing but unhappiness with matchmakers in Hong Kong, China News

Lawyer Sarah Ko paid thousands of dollars to several matchmaking services but ended up unhappy even before she got to meet any potential Mr Right. The matchmakers would promise her the moon but their recommended suitors often sent her to the depths of despair as they did not even get close to matching her expectations, she said. Ko, who would not give her real name, recalled a consultant at Love… → Read More

Hong Kong's pandas have once again failed to mate naturally

Hong Kong's two giant pandas have failed to mate naturally, prolonging eight years of struggling to reproduce and leaving hopes of a city-born cub resting on artificial insemination. The news came weeks after Matthias Li Sing-chung, CEO of Ocean Park, where the pair live, said the theme park and mainland experts were discussing whether to transfer them to their native Sichuan province if they… → Read More

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte spotted shopping in Hong Kong for second time in less than five months as partner Honeylet Avancena celebrates birthday

Shoppers’ paradise Hong Kong attracted a surprise visitor on Saturday – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who was seen in town for the second time in less than five months.... → Read More

Valentine’s Day in Hong Kong means business is blooming for the flower market – but restaurants are feeling the squeeze

On Mong Kok’s Flower Market Road, February is peak season. After a Lunar New Year rush, bouquets of red roses were all the rage on Wednesday as Valentine’s Day neared.... → Read More

Bigger sanctions for driving on ride-hailing apps like Uber ‘might not curb the illegal services in Hong Kong’

Efforts to crack down on ride-hailing services such as Uber by doubling the punishments for their drivers may not have the desired effect, Hong Kong legislators said on Saturday.... → Read More

US-China trade war could knock half a percentage point off Hong Kong’s economic growth, says commerce chief Edward Yau

The US-China trade war could cost Hong Kong half a percentage point of economic growth, the city’s commerce chief said on Saturday, while warning increased tariffs from the end of this month could hit local consumers in the pocket.... → Read More

Mainland tourists flood into Hong Kong but small retailers see no end to gloomy consumer sentiment

The number of mainland Chinese visitors flooding into Hong Kong during the first three days of the mainland’s Lunar New Year holiday rose almost 40 per cent, as shopping centres emerged the big winners. The influx however failed to give smaller retailers a boost.... → Read More

New cross-border transport links bring big rise in mainland Chinese visitors to Hong Kong over Lunar New Year holiday but many returned home the same day

An unprecedented number of travellers used Hong Kong’s new cross-border links on the second day of Lunar New Year though many of the visits were day trips.... → Read More