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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

Firefighter who soothed Hong Kong kindergarten pupils after bus crash tells how empathy helped him to ‘save hearts’ of upset infants

Saving a fragile heart is as important as saving a life, said a veteran firefighter widely praised as warm-hearted after a video in which he calmed a group of distraught infants after a bus crash went viral online last month.... → Read More

The unscrupulous recruiters charging Hong Kong builders HK$500 a day to get them a job

Corruption complaints involving the construction industry have almost tripled over the past two years as recruiters extort cash from workers for job referrals, the city’s graft-buster has revealed.... → Read More

Hong Kong man, 32, arrested for punching and throwing Bernese mountain dog in luxury flat

A 32-year-old man in Hong Kong suspected of punching and throwing his dog in his luxury flat in Ho Man Tin was arrested in the early hours of Saturday.... → Read More

New Hong Kong passport to come with security updates, including designs visible only under UV light

Hong Kong is set to issue a new passport boasting security upgrades, creative ultraviolet designs and a biodata page sporting the national flag above the city’s bauhinia emblem. ... → Read More

Date rape drug and cocaine seizures soar as Hong Kong customs officials work with international counterparts to crack down on problem

Customs officers seized nearly three times more date rape drugs and almost double the amount of cocaine in Hong Kong last year, as the force stepped up international cooperation to tackle a global problem.... → Read More

Hong Kong police chief blames ‘bad apples’ for rise in number of officers arrested in 2018, while defending ‘integrity of the force’

Hong Kong’s police chief on Tuesday blamed “inappropriate sexual desire and greed” for a 55 per cent rise in the number of police officers arrested last year as he vowed to eradicate bad apples from the force.... → Read More

Hong Kong crime rate lowest in 48 years but social media scams almost double, police report

The number of social media scams in Hong Kong almost doubled in 2018 despite police reporting the lowest crime rate in 48 years, it was revealed on Tuesday.... → Read More

Heartfelt appeals and an apology on day Hong Kong health chiefs meet 100 doctors over deadly flu crisis

Health minister Sophia Chan and Hospital Authority chief executive Dr Leung Pak-yin face frustrated and overworked doctors at forum, but warn that solutions will not come quickly → Read More

Customs officers seize HK$4.8 million of illegal cigarettes from mainland China found being smuggled into Hong Kong inside mobile toilets

Hong Kong customs officers have found HK$4.8 million worth of illegal cigarettes hidden inside mobile toilets being brought into the city from mainland China.... → Read More

Quirky Hong Kong Fire Department mascot Anyone has helped triple attendance at first aid courses

The Fire Services Department’s mascot “Anyone”, which caused an online sensation upon its launch in early November, has brought about a threefold increase in attendance at first aid courses, the department’s chief revealed on Thursday.... → Read More

Hong Kong hotel owners’ group urges members to step up safety checks after falling window kills woman

A Hong Kong hotel owners’ association has urged members to step up safety checks after a mainland Chinese tourist was on Monday killed by a window falling from the 16th floor of a building.... → Read More

26 more kindergartens and childcare centres to shut for a week amid Hong Kong flu outbreaks, bringing total to 234

Health authorities on Saturday told 26 more Hong Kong kindergartens and childcare centres to shut down for a week following outbreaks of seasonal influenza, bringing the total number of closed facilities to 234.... → Read More

Hong Kong’s top policewoman will step down early to head Office of the Ombudsman in April

Hong Kong’s top policewoman in the force’s 175-year history will be stepping down early to head the government’s watchdog – the Office of the Ombudsman – in April, the Post has learned.... → Read More

Hong Kong counterterrorism officers on Xinjiang trip saw no human rights violations, security chief John Lee tells lawmakers

All counterterrorism measures in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang that Hong Kong officers saw during a recent visit were humane, security minister John Lee Ka-chiu told the Legislative Council on Wednesday.... → Read More

Hong Kong Lamma Island oil tanker blaze could take weeks to extinguish, veteran firefighter says

The oil tanker fire which was still burning off Lamma Island on Tuesday afternoon could take weeks to put out, a long-serving firefighter has said.... → Read More

Mahjong game turns nasty in Hong Kong as bottle-wielding players rob cash

A game of mahjong turned nasty in Hong Kong during Monday’s early hours, when two men attacked another pair with glass bottles and robbed their money.... → Read More

Hong Kong diver drowns during night excursion off coast of Sai Kung

The victim, surnamed Chan, was found floating unconscious in the water by a friend just after midnight → Read More

Tougher measures proposed for overstayers with jobs and employers of illegal workers as Hong Kong government seeks to deter economic migrants

The Security Bureau wants tougher penalties for employers that hire illegal workers as it seeks to deter economic migrants from coming to Hong Kong.... → Read More

Hong Kong actor Eric Tsang Chi-wai and top police officer in head-on car crash on Japan’s Hokkaido island Christmas Day

Hong Kong actor Eric Tsang Chi-wai was involved in a head-on crash in Japan on Christmas Day with a car carrying a top Hong Kong policeman, sources have said.... → Read More