Lawmaker says secret ‘backdoor’ allowed cops to find protesters in hospitals

A lawmaker representing the healthcare sector told reporters today that police had been able to track down and arrest injured participants in last Wednesday’s chaotic anti-extradition protest thanks to a secret software backdoor giving them access to hospital records. Lawmaker Pierre Chan said that the backdoor, which could be accessed without a login, enabled police ...

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Pig, Out: Abattoir closed again as Hong Kong culls 4,100 more pigs over swine fever

Pig, Out: Abattoir closed again as Hong Kong culls 4,100 more pigs over swine fever

Hong Kong’s pork traders have shot down a suggestion from health officials to clear the city’s government slaughterhouse once a day for disinfection as authorities yet...

Boy or girl? Hong Kong antenatal gender testing big business on the mainland

Boy or girl? Hong Kong antenatal gender testing big business on the mainland

Shady middlemen are openly advertising on Chinese social media to smuggle blood samples of pregnant women to Hong Kong to skirt the mainland’s ban on gender testing, an AFP...

Hong Kong to cull 6,000 pigs as first swine fever case found

Hong Kong to cull 6,000 pigs as first swine fever case found

Hong Kong will cull 6,000 pigs after African swine fever was detected in an animal at a slaughterhouse close to the border with China, the first case of the disease in the densely...

Flying Blind: Two Cathay pilots report sudden loss of sight on Hong Kong-bound flights

Flying Blind: Two Cathay pilots report sudden loss of sight on Hong Kong-bound flights

Local aviation authorities are investigating two “serious incidents” of Cathay Pacific pilots suddenly — and, as yet, inexplicably — losing their vision during flights to...

Filipino domestic worker fired over cancer diagnosis awarded HK$30k at tribunal hearing

Filipino domestic worker fired over cancer diagnosis awarded HK$30k at tribunal hearing

A domestic worker sacked after a cancer diagnosis was awarded damages by a Hong Kong court Monday, in a case that highlighted exploitation of foreign women toiling as maids in the...

Light Meal, Heavy Metal: Spot checks find high levels of mercury in half of raw tuna samples

Light Meal, Heavy Metal: Spot checks find high levels of mercury in half of raw tuna samples

A recent round of spot checks by Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog found illegal levels of mercury in more than half of the raw tuna samples tested, and two samples — one tuna,...

Stressed out and run down: Hong Kong near back of pack in new well-being survey

Stressed out and run down: Hong Kong near back of pack in new well-being survey

Hong Kong was the fifth-most stressed out place, and fourth-worst off in terms of overall health and well-being in a new survey of 23 markets of varying levels of development...

Mainland Follies: Loki is here to cure your vitamin/intimacy deficiency in new Centrum ad

Mainland Follies: Loki is here to cure your vitamin/intimacy deficiency in new Centrum ad

Oh Tom, you know just how a girl likes her vitamins. Renowned Avenger frenemy and posh hottie Tom Hiddleston has joined the ranks of Western celebrities flogging products for...

If you’re happy and you know it … meh, whatever. Hong Kong 76th in World Happiness Report

If you’re happy and you know it … meh, whatever. Hong Kong 76th in World Happiness Report

Hong Kong was ranked 76th out of 156 states in the annual World Happiness Report, indicating that overall life satisfaction in the SAR is — well, it is what it is. Hong Kong’s...


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