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Hong Kong’s Queen’s Pier may be resurrected away from original Central area, China News

Hong Kong’s iconic Queen’s Pier could be reinstated away from its original home in Central, authorities have revealed more than a decade after the structure, a famed landmark of the city’s colonial past, was dismantled. The latest development on the historical site, removed in 2007, was raised days after social media was set abuzz when it was found that authorities... → Read More

Mass resignation of Hong Kong opposition lawmakers after Beijing rules on disqualification, China News

Hong Kong’s opposition lawmakers will all resign together to protest against the disqualification of four colleagues after China’s top legislative body empowered the local government to unseat politicians without having to go through the city’s courts. Under a resolution unanimously endorsed on Wednesday by 161 members of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC), Hong Kong… → Read More

Hong Kong opposition lawmakers to resign en masse over Beijing resolution empowering local government to bypass courts and unseat politicians

Democratic Party lawmaker Wu Chi-wai says Beijing has completely abandoned the Basic Law. → Read More

Beijing vows to ‘prevent and curb’ external forces from meddling with HK, Macau affairs

China's central government will also support Hong Kong and Macau in reinforcing their competitive advantages. But Hong Kong’s role as an international financial center is not mentioned in the document containing the Communist Party's proposals. → Read More

Hong Kong facing about 40 new Covid-19 cases as minister raises hopes of travel agreement with Macau and Guangdong

Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Erick Tsang Kwok-wai says talks to resume on health code system with authorities in Macau and Guangdong once latest outbreak eases. → Read More

Hong Kong's leader, top officials and senior advisers to not receive pay rise this year, Asia News

Hong Kong’s leader, top officials and senior advisers will not receive a pay rise this year, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has said. In a media briefing before the weekly meeting of her cabinet, the Executive Council, Lam said the decision was taken to show that officials wanted to stand with the people amid the coronavirus pandemic and recession.... → Read More

Coronavirus: 10 Hongkongers fall ill in Wuhan as others stuck in and around the central Chinese city beg to be allowed to come home

Hong Kong officials ask local hospital for help with patients all members of three families. With 2,000 Hongkongers scattered across Hubei province, authorities say trying to bring them home is causing ‘huge headache’. → Read More

Japan finds 66 more coronavirus infections on Diamond Princess cruise ship

The number of coronavirus cases on board the vessel quarantined in Yokohama has risen to 136. → Read More

Coronavirus: Hong Kong to require all travellers entering from mainland China to go into quarantine for 14 days as city’s leader invokes special powers

Residents included in new restriction as civil servants set to be told to stay at home until February 16 at earliest. → Read More

Coronavirus: desperate scenes as 10,000 queue for masks at Hong Kong industrial estate

Huge crowds camp overnight in Kowloon for surgical masks after Luck Well International Holdings promises thousands of boxes, as supplies dwindle across city. → Read More

All Hongkongers returning from mainland China should be quarantined, city’s largest pro-Beijing party says as pressure piles on government to step up coronavirus fight

Hong Kong residents returning from mainland China should be put under home surveillance for two weeks, the city’s largest pro-establishment party has said, piling more pressure on the embattled government to step up measures against the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

Hong Kong protests: five petrol bomb attacks launched against police within 24 hours

Police stations and vehicles targeted in a flurry of firebombings on Wednesday and Thursday. → Read More

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam visits wife of man set on fire by protester, Asia News

Hong Kong's leader on Saturday visited the wife of a construction worker who was set alight by a protester and gave her HK$300,000 (S$52,000) that a labour union had raised. Lee Chi-cheung, a 57-year-old father of two, has been in hospital since the attack on November 11 after he had chased a group of masked protesters who had vandalised Ma On Shan MTR station. Lee confronted a group of… → 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

Warm spell set to end as forecasters predict cold weather will return to Hong Kong this weekend

Hong Kong’s warm and sunny Christmas holidays are coming to an end, with the temperature forecast to drop to 15 degrees Celsius (59 degrees Fahrenheit) on Friday, with rain also expected this weekend. → Read More

Chinese President Xi Jinping heaps praise on Macau, citing progress and patriotism

President says the system under which the city, and Hong Kong, are ruled from Beijing can work in the long run, ‘only when we can make sure it is not being distorted’. → Read More

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam 'puzzled' by demands to disband police, Asia News

Hong Kong's leader put up a strong defence of the city's beleaguered police force on Thursday, questioning "puzzling" demands by anti-government protesters for its disbandment and saying the protesters would still have to seek its help in times of trouble. Reaching out to the public in the second Facebook live session of her leadership, and the first in more than a year, Chief Executive Carrie… → Read More

Carrie Lam blasts US senator for 'totally irresponsible' police state remark, Asia News

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has hit out at United States senator Josh Hawley for his "irresponsible" remark that Hong Kong is becoming a police state. Hawley, the youngest sitting senator in the US, arrived in the city on Sunday to observe the anti-government protests, which have raged for more than four months. At the end of the visit, he urged demonstrators in Hong Kong to shun… → Read More

Blue-sky thinking from Hong Kong leader ahead of policy address, Asia News

Hong Kong's beleaguered leader will focus on a mounting housing and land shortage rather than dwell on politics as she makes her her third policy address on Wednesday, pitching the occasion as a fresh start to restore confidence to a city battered by more than four months of protests. → Read More

Hong Kong leader under pressure to deliver 'big bang' measures at policy address, Asia News

Hong Kong's embattled leader is facing tremendous pressure to meet public expectations on her policy address next week amid a continuing protest crisis as insiders revealed that officials were struggling to come up with impactful "big bang" measures. The revelations came as sources confirmed that contingency plans were in place for Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor's annual speech to be… → Read More