Universities battleground for latest row over Hong Kong freedoms

Universities have become the latest battleground over freedoms in Hong Kong as a ban on signs on campuses advocating independence from China sparks fresh fears that the city’s liberties are under threat. As term kicked off earlier this month, posters and banners calling for semi-autonomous Hong Kong to split from the mainland were plastered on ...

3 dead, 29 injured after bus plows into busy Hong Kong intersection

3 dead, 29 injured after bus plows into busy Hong Kong intersection

Three people were killed while 29 others were injured after a double decker bus drove through the busy intersection of Yen Chow Street and Cheung Sha Wan Road in Sham Shui Po on...

Labor of love: A daughter’s campaign to free her father

Labor of love: A daughter’s campaign to free her father

Two years after her bookseller father vanished into Chinese detention, Angela Gui refuses to give up her campaign to free him, despite growing concerns for her own safety. Gui...

Police investigate breast sample feared stolen from North District Hospital

Police investigate breast sample feared stolen from North District Hospital

What do you get when you cross a missing person case with stolen property? A medical mystery, apparently. Yesterday, local media outlets reported that police were investigating a...

Man, 82, chopped in his sleep by care home roommate, elderly suspect still at large

Man, 82, chopped in his sleep by care home roommate, elderly suspect still at large

An elderly man was hospitalized in the early hours of today after his nursing home roommate chopped him in the head with a knife. The incident took place at around 2am today, in...

VIDEO: Trio robs Tsim Sha Tsui store of HK$24 mil. of jewelry in 10 seconds, flees on single motorcycle

VIDEO: Trio robs Tsim Sha Tsui store of HK$24 mil. of jewelry in 10 seconds, flees on single motorcycle

Police are still searching for three men who stole millions of dollars’ worth of high-end jewelry from a Tsim Sha Tsui shop in broad daylight yesterday. At around 10am...

Patten calls for dialogue in divided Hong Kong

Patten calls for dialogue in divided Hong Kong

Former Hong Kong governor Chris Patten said today the move by the city government to seek a retrial of young democracy activists which eventually saw them jailed was a...

Carrie Lam, lawmakers condemn Junius Ho for saying independence activists ‘should be killed’

Carrie Lam, lawmakers condemn Junius Ho for saying independence activists ‘should be killed’

Pro-Beijing lawyer and legislator Junius Ho has drawn flak from none other than Hong Kong’s leader after he publicly called for independence activists to be “killed...

Man carrying US$3 mil in backpack attacked by masked robbers outside Sheung Shui MTR

Man carrying US$3 mil in backpack attacked by masked robbers outside Sheung Shui MTR

A middle-aged man inexplicably carrying US$3 million in his backpack was attacked by two masked young triad members during an attempted robbery outside Sheung Shui MTR yesterday....

Best – and worst – paying districts for domestic helpers revealed in survey

Best – and worst – paying districts for domestic helpers revealed in survey

A recently released survey has detailed where the city’s most generous — and stingiest — domestic helper employers are concentrated. The report, which was...


 

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