“Shameless and despicable” US sanctions imposed on Chief Executive Carrie Lam and other Hong Kong and Chinese officials

“Shameless and despicable” US sanctions imposed on Chief Executive Carrie Lam and other Hong Kong and Chinese officials

Making sense of the US sanctions placed on Hong Kong’s Chief Executive and other HK and Mainland Chinese officials. Photo courtesy of Wpcpey / CC…

Services, staff, standards: a glimpse of an NGO’s struggles when combating homelessness

Services, staff, standards: a glimpse of an NGO’s struggles when combating homelessness

As Hong Kong has seen substantial and consistent growth in the number of street sleepers over the last decade, the government is urged to examine…

Hong Kong’s local tourism to expand after 99.9 percent slump in visitor arrivals

Hong Kong’s local tourism to expand after 99.9 percent slump in visitor arrivals

Transformations such as promoting local tourism and re-examining the industry’s possibilities could determine its survival. Photo: Hong Kong Film Awards Statue, Avenue of Stars, Hong…

Hong Kong governmental branches swayed by new orders established by the national security law: the National Security Law explained, Part III

Hong Kong governmental branches swayed by new orders established by the national security law: the National Security Law explained, Part III

Beijing’s national security law is game-changing for the Hong Kong executive body, judicial body, and the Police Force as specialised departments and new rules emerge….

Beijing’s special agency to handle security law’s enforcement and jurisdiction: Hong Kong’s National Security Law explained, Part II

Beijing’s special agency to handle security law’s enforcement and jurisdiction: Hong Kong’s National Security Law explained, Part II

The powerful Office for Safeguarding National Security can initiate investigations on national security offenses and request China’s judiciary to rule directly, completely circumventing Hong Kong’s…

Wide-reaching offences and life in prison: Hong Kong’s National Security Law explained

Wide-reaching offences and life in prison: Hong Kong’s National Security Law explained

The controversial national security law in Hong Kong bears examination, beginning with the law’s offences and punishments. Parts two and three of this series are…

Former Competition Commission chair confident her “no-nonsense” successor will rise to the group’s challenges

Former Competition Commission chair confident her “no-nonsense” successor will rise to the group’s challenges

Despite a rocky start from “zero” beginning eight years ago, Competition Commission chairwoman Ms Anna Wu ended her tenure satisfied with the team she has…

Workers and students to go to polls on city-wide strike action against Beijing’s national security law today

Workers and students to go to polls on city-wide strike action against Beijing’s national security law today

The first-ever referendum will determine whether the city is ready to go on strike in opposition to the national security law that could undermine Hong…

Uber campaigns for ridesharing regs; still mulls potential HQ in HK

Uber campaigns for ridesharing regs; still mulls potential HQ in HK

The lack of regulatory certainty weighs on Uber’s plan to move its regional headquarters to Hong Kong. It is targeting legislators to reduce that ambiguity….

Hong Kong to hold its first-ever poll on strike action against national security law

Hong Kong to hold its first-ever poll on strike action against national security law

Hong Kong trade unions hand the ballots over to its members to decide on strike action as the city’s autonomy and civil liberties may be…

Hongkongers mourn the dead in Tiananmen Square Massacre despite the police’s ban on vigils for first time in decades

Hongkongers mourn the dead in Tiananmen Square Massacre despite the police’s ban on vigils for first time in decades

The June 4th Museum allows people to honour the victims of the Tiananmen Square Massacre without attending the annual vigil, which was banned for the…

Mass arrests in Hong Kong as police crack down on protests against Beijing’s legalisation

Mass arrests in Hong Kong as police crack down on protests against Beijing’s legalisation

Hundreds were arrested during the anti-government protests on Wednesday as LegCo continued the debate on the controversial National Anthem Bill. Photo: Trams for miles in…

Hongkongers marched to oppose national security law, met with tear gas and water cannon

Hongkongers marched to oppose national security law, met with tear gas and water cannon

The announcement of the National Security Law has ignited a new sense of urgency amongst pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, evident on Sunday as thousands…

China to suppress dissent in Hong Kong via national security legislation

China to suppress dissent in Hong Kong via national security legislation

Beijing will impose new national security laws following almost 12 months of anti-government protests, raising concerns that the “one country, two systems” principle no longer…

The jobless slip through the net of COVID-19 financial relief and welfare

The jobless slip through the net of COVID-19 financial relief and welfare

The unemployment rate has risen to its highest in more than nine years, but potential benefactors may hold back from applying for the relaxed Comprehensive…