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 2020-07-08 20:43 

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US stocks rally pushing Nasdaq to record high...

US stocks rose on Wednesday and the Nasdaq hit a record closing high, supported by technology shares as early signs of an economic rebound offset conc......

 2020-07-08 19:42 

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At least six hurt in Sichuan firework factory blast...

Powerful explosions rocked a fireworks factory in southwest China on Wednesday night, leaving at least six people injured, authorities said. A billowi......

 2020-07-08 16:08 

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Macau cools on travel bubble with Hong Kong...

Macau says it needs to re-evaluate plans to loosen travel restrictions for those moving between the two SARs, as the number of locally-contracted Covi......

 2020-07-08 14:37 

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US advisers scrutinised HK$ peg to US$: Report...

US President Donald Trump's top advisers weighed proposals to undermine the Hong Kong currency's peg to the US dollar, Bloomberg reported, citing peop......

 2020-07-08 10:02 

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China to impose visa curb on US citizens over Tibet...

China said on Wednesday it will impose visa restrictions on US citizens who have engaged in what it called "egregious" behaviour over Tibet, in appare......

 2020-07-08 09:46 

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HSI resumes rally, Shanghai market continues to soar...

Hong Kong stocks closed higher on Wednesday after a sharp sell-off the day before and putting them back on their recent upward trajectory despite a su......

 2020-07-08 09:31 

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Wider virus outbreak feared as 19 local cases added...

Health authorities reported 19 more locally-contracted Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, warning of the possibility of an 'exponential growth' in the number of cases in the coming days."We are worried that there is a wider community outbreak," ...

 2020-07-08 09:21 

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Govt proposes oaths for civil servants...

The government has proposed requiring all civil servants to pledge allegiance to the Hong Kong SAR, and declare to uphold the Basic Law. In a document to submitted to Legco, the Civil Service Bureau said it has all along been the duty of civil servants to...

 2020-07-08 08:43 

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No plan to ban chokehold during arrests: John Lee...

Security Secretary John Lee has said there are no plans to ban officers from using chokeholds when detaining suspects, despite opposition lawmakers raising concerns after a man whose neck had been knelt on during his arrest in May died a day after. Answer...

 2020-07-08 07:46 

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'More people at care home test positive for virus'...

Sources have told RTHK that more residents of an elderly care home in Tsz Wan Shan where one woman was found to have contracted Covid-19 has tested positive for the coronavirus in preliminary screening. Sources told RTHK say around half a dozen people, in...

 2020-07-08 06:09 

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Two held over attack on 'yellow circle' eatery chef...

Police have arrested two men in connection with an attack on a chef who works at a pro-democracy restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui, with officers saying the assault was probably related to a dispute arising from their work.The suspects, aged 24 and 27, allegedl...

 2020-07-08 05:47 

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Outright ban placed on protest anthem in schools...

Education minister Kevin Yeung on Wednesday banned students from singing, playing, or broadcasting the protest anthem Glory to Hong Kong on campus along with all other explicitly political songs saying children's right to free expression "is not a...

 2020-07-08 05:38 

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'Maids in mandatory quarantine shouldn't get salary'...

An employers group said on Wednesday that foreign domestic helpers should not receive a salary when they undergo mandatory quarantine after arriving in Hong Kong as they are not working during the two weeks. This comes after the government announced that ...

 2020-07-08 04:54 

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No censure motion for Holden Chow in UGL case...

A Legco investigation has decided against censuring DAB lawmaker Holden Chow over his secret talks with former Chief Executive CY Leung over a probe against the then-Hong Kong leader. Chow was the deputy of a committee on Leung's acceptance of US$50 m...

 2020-07-08 04:51 

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'Yuan to rise, but not enough to topple greenback'...

Prominent US economist Stephen Roach on Wednesday said the euro and the yuan appear set to make gains as a result of swift reactions to the coronavirus pandemic in China and Europe, though that won't be enough to shake the dominance of the US dollar a...

 2020-07-08 04:31 

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Experts play down report on US targeting dollar peg...

White House aides are considering undermining the Hong Kong dollar's peg to the greenback as part of efforts to punish China over its new security law in the city, a report said on Wednesday, but experts say such a move is unlikely.Bloomberg News said...

 2020-07-08 03:57 

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Ted Hui to face censure motion for phone snatching...

A Legco probe has found that Democratic Party lawmaker Ted Hui should be censured over a phone-snatching incident at the legislature in 2018.The investigation committee said allegations that he acted "violently and showed no respect to a government of...

 2020-07-08 03:37 

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Health experts urge tighter restrictions in eateries...

Two infectious disease experts on a government advisory panel said restrictions should be tightened at restaurants again amid a surge of local Covid-19 infections. Leading microbiologist Professor Yuen Kwok-yung of the University of Hong Kong said he obse...

 2020-07-08 03:16 

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Microsoft, Zoom join pause on Hong Kong data request...

Microsoft and Zoom said overnight on Tuesday that they have joined other major internet firms that have stopped considering requests by Hong Kong's government for information on users in the wake of the imposition of a sweeping new security law.Micros...

 2020-07-08 02:43 

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Ex-civil servant steps down as RTHK guest presenter...

Former senior civil servant Rachel Cartland has announced she's stepping down as a guest presenter on an RTHK radio programme, citing concerns over the new national security law. Cartland, a former assistant director of Social Welfare, told RTHK's...

 2020-07-08 02:36 

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Office for the new security law agency inaugurated...

A new office to locate the agency to implement the new national security law has been inaugurated in Causeway Bay on Wednesday. An opening ceremony has been held amid tight security at the Metropark Hotel building in Causeway Bay and it will be used as a ...

 2020-07-08 02:21 

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Hong Kong stocks rise in early trade, Shanghai up...

Hong Kong stocks opened slightly higher on Wednesday, resuming their rally after a steep drop in the previous session. The Hang Seng Index added 0.4 p......

 2020-07-07 20:38 

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Nasdaq pulls back from record as US stocks retreat...

Wall Street stocks tumbled on Tuesday, with the Nasdaq pulling back from a record as the equity rally paused amid surging US coronavirus cases. All th......

 2020-07-07 19:24 

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Domestic helper arrivals to be quarantined in hotels...

The Secretary for Food and Health, Sophia Chan on Tuesday said foreign domestic helpers will need to test negative for Covid-19 before they're allowed to enter Hong Kong, and they will also have to undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days at a hotel.C...

 2020-07-07 18:55 

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Bus plunges into lake in southwest China, killing 21...

At least 21 people were killed when a bus carrying students preparing to sit their annual college entrance exam plunged into a lake in southwest China......

 2020-07-07 10:38 

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Lawmakers' pay stopped over non-payment of fines...

Legco president Andrew Leung says the secretariat will stop paying three lawmakers who hurled smelly objects and liquids during a number of recent meetings until they pay around HK$252,000 in compensation for the mess caused.Speaking to reporters in Legco...

 2020-07-07 10:32 

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Bubonic plague in China not a high risk: WHO...

An apparent outbreak of bubonic plague in China is being "well managed" and is not considered to represent a high risk, a World Health Organisation (W......

 2020-07-07 10:01 

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Tai Po crash bus driver jailed for 14 years over...

A bus driver has been sentenced to 14 years in jail over the fatal bus crash in Tai Po in 2018 that killed 19 people and injured 60 others.Chan Ho-ming, 32, had previously pleaded guilty at the High Court to manslaughter and dangerous driving causing grie...

 2020-07-07 09:36 

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Hong Kong stocks snap a four-day rally...

Hong Kong stocks finished on Tuesday with deep losses following a healthy four-day rally, though mainland markets extended their latest advances.The Hang Seng Index shed 1.4 percent, to 25,975.On the mainland, the Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.4 percent...

 2020-07-07 09:23 

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Nine new local cases spark warning of a new wave...

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) on Tuesday reported that nine local coronavirus infections have been registered in Hong Kong, with officials saying a new wave of Covid-19 cases maybe underway in the city. This is in addition to five imported cases,...

 2020-07-07 07:56 

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Demonstrators mark anniversary of Japanese invasion...

Around two dozen activists from two groups have staged demonstrations to mark Japan's invasion of China in 1937.They chanted slogans demanding an apology from Japan, as they rallied at the country's consulate in Central. The Federation of Trade Un...

 2020-07-07 07:27 

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Twitter, Google join tech firm push back in HK...

Google and Twitter have suspended processing government requests for user data in Hong Kong, they said, following the establishment of a sweeping new national security law in the city.Facebook, which also owns WhatsApp and Instagram, had said earlier said...

 2020-07-07 07:02 

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Mainland students take delayed uni entrance exams...

Nearly 11 million high school students sat for the mainland's annual "gaokao" university entrance exam on Tuesday, after a month's delay due to the no......

 2020-07-07 06:42 

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'Govt must assure media that regular reports are ok'...

The Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) has urged the government to give a "concrete assurance" that reporters won't get prosecuted under the national security law over stories they have been regularly reporting till now.HKJA chairman Chr...

 2020-07-07 05:58 

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Tighten Covid-19 restrictions, lawmakers say...

Pro-government lawmakers urged the authorities on Tuesday to tighten up anti-epidemic measures in Hong Kong in the wake of reports of scattered cases of locally-transmitted cases of Covid-19.A restaurant worker and his colleague have been confirmed with t...

 2020-07-07 04:53 

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'New police powers may scare off web providers'...

IT sector lawmaker Charles Mok warned on Tuesday that new police powers to compel internet platforms to remove online materials deemed to be possible national security threats could prompt international firms to consider pulling out of Hong Kong.Mok told ...

 2020-07-07 04:47 

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Canada uni says won't call Taiwan part of China...

A top Canadian university will stop referring in reports to Taiwan as part of China, following complaints from Taiwan's government in a small diplomat......

 2020-07-07 04:21 

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Fears about new Covid-19 cases spread to schools...

A tertiary institution and a secondary school have told students to leave the campuses over coronavirus fears as reports of more Covid-19 cases emerge in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts confirmed one of its students has been infected with ...

 2020-07-07 04:03 

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'Expanded police powers don't go beyond law's remit'...

New powers for the police to wiretap suspects and conduct searches without a court order in national security investigations cannot be challenged via judicial review, nor do they go beyond what's allowed under the new national security law, Chief Exec...

 2020-07-07 04:03 

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Tiktok to pull out of Hong Kong 'within days'...

TikTok will exit the Hong Kong market within days according to a spokesman who spoke to the Reuters news agency as other technology companies incl......

 2020-07-07 03:22 

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New law will make HK safest city again: Carrie Lam...

Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that the controversial security law that has come into force in Hong Kong is not "all gloom and doom" and on the contrary will restore its status as the safest city in the world.Speaking before the weekly...

 2020-07-07 02:58 

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Stock market surge shows people like new law: CE...

The Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that the recent surge in the stock market shows people appreciate the newly-enacted national security law. Speaking ahead of the weekly Executive Council meeting, she dismissed what she called unfounded alleg...

 2020-07-07 01:38 

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Hong Kong stocks continue rally at opening...

Hong Kong stocks started with more gains Tuesday, having climbed more than six percent over the previous four sessions and following a surge on Wall S......

 2020-07-07 00:32 

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Possible care home Covid-19 cases alarms expert...

The director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control at the University of Hong Kong, Professor Benjamin Cowling, says he's very concerned about a reported outbreak of Covid-19 among elderly care home residents. ...

 2020-07-06 21:40 

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Covid-19 pandemic can't stop Wall Street rally...

Wall Street continued to rally on Monday, with all three main indices ending higher and the Nasdaq again notching a fresh record even as the coronavir......

 2020-07-06 14:24 

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New police powers to enforce national security law...

The government on Monday unveiled "implementation rules" of Article 43 of the national security law by law-enforcement authorities, which go into effect on Tuesday. Failure to comply could lead to jail terms and fines.On electronic messages deemed...

 2020-07-06 13:29 

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Facebook suspends user info requests from HK govt...

Facebook and its messaging service WhatsApp said on Monday they are suspending the processing of requests from the Hong Kong government and law enforcement authorities for information on users.The pause will take place "pending further assessment"...

 2020-07-06 13:21 

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HK sees another locally acquired Covid-19 infection...

Hong Kong saw another locally acquired Covid-19 case on Monday, as well as a further 16 linked to overseas travel.The patient who caught the virus locally is a colleague of a man whose infection was reported on Sunday. The pair work in a congee and noodle...

 2020-07-06 13:16 

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China accuses UK of 'gross interference' over HK...

Beijing's ambassador to London on Monday accused Britain of "gross interference" in China's internal affairs" over its response to the controversial n......

 2020-07-06 11:28 

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More than three million receive HK$10,000 handout...

The government said that more than half of people who registered online for a HK$10,000 cash handout, aimed at boosting the local economy, had received the money.Around 3.15 million people received the payment on Monday. The government described them as a...

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