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 2020-01-20 17:42 

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China confirms human transmission of Wuhan virus...

A senior mainland health official has confirmed that the new virus originating in Wuhan is spreading via person-to-person transmission. Authorities ha......

 2020-01-20 14:47 

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Moody's drops HK a notch, blames weak government...

The ratings agency Moody's has downgraded its assessment of Hong Kong blaming a lack of government response to months of popular protests and Beijing's increased influence over the city's institutions.It cut the key long-term issuer and senior...

 2020-01-20 10:57 

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Jump in Wuhan flu cases fuel fears of major outbreak...

A new Sars-like virus has killed a third person, spread around the mainland and reached a third Asian country, authorities said on Monday, fuelling fe......

 2020-01-20 10:54 

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Police must stop lying about attacks: HKJA...

The Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) says police are "using lies to cover up the abuse of power by frontline officers", and it's time they stopped their "attacks" on media workers. In a statement, the association cited a number...

 2020-01-20 10:27 

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HK to issue health declarations for Wuhan flights...

In view of a jump in cases of a new coronavirus emerging in different mainland cities and three other Asian countries, the Hong Kong government said on Monday that it will introduce health declaration forms but only for travellers arriving on flights from...

 2020-01-20 09:46 

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Hong Kong stocks open the week with a loss...

Hong Kong shares finished on a negative note on Monday as investors cashed in profits following last week's gains. The Hang Seng index slipped 0.9 per......

 2020-01-20 09:08 

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China to end use of plastic bags, single-use straws...

China will ban non-degradable plastic bags in major cities and single-use straws from restaurants by the end of this year in a bid to cut down on wast......

 2020-01-20 09:06 

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Police now claim Ventus Lau failed to end rally...

The police on Monday explained once again why they had arrested one of the organisers of a rally that officers brought to an abrupt end on Sunday, incorrectly claiming that he had failed to appeal to the crowd to leave.A senior superintendent of operation...

 2020-01-20 08:38 

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Kuk leader sounds warning on Tuen Mun reclamation...

The head of the powerful rural committee and pro-government lawmaker Kenneth Lau on Monday warned that he may not back the government's plan for reclamation in the Tuen Mun area.The administration wants a HK$180 million study into reclaiming 200 hecta...

 2020-01-20 07:16 

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Experts, lawmakers urge tighter Wuhan virus checks...

Medical experts and lawmakers are calling for enhanced monitoring for the Wuhan virus in Hong Kong, being as more mainland cities have reported cases and a large number of people will be travelling to and from the mainland when the Lunar New Year holiday ...

 2020-01-20 07:06 

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LSD ordered to close 'flower stall' at Victoria Park...

The government on Monday ordered the League of Social Democrats (LSD) to close down its stall at the Lunar New Year fair in Victoria Park, saying the party had violated an agreement. The LSD had put up banners containing protest slogans and satirical cart...

 2020-01-20 07:03 

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'Security loophole putting two systems at risk'...

Beijing's top official in Hong Kong, Luo Huining, has warned that the "One Country, Two Systems" principle will be at "serious risk" if what he described as a "long-term national security loophole" is not plugged. Writing in th...

 2020-01-20 06:21 

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New doxxing stunt no issue of discipline: police...

Police said on Monday that an officer holding up a reporter's identity card in front of a rolling camera on Sunday does not suggest a problem with discipline in the force, even though management had conceded such behaviour is wrong when a similar inci...

 2020-01-20 03:57 

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Temperature checks enough, insists HK govt...

Health officials in Hong Kong on Monday reiterated their stance that current surveillance measures implemented at the airport and other border points will be effective in protecting the city against a new virus that has emerged in the mainland city of Wuh...

 2020-01-20 03:28 

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Police arrest two over HK$25mn heroin haul...

Police say they have seized 34 kilogrammes of heroin with a street value of around HK$25 million from a flat in Sha Tin.Officers said on Monday that they believe the heroin was transported to Hong Kong from Southeast Asia in capsule form and was then pres...

 2020-01-20 03:13 

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'Set up isolation facility at airport, rail station'...

Civic Party lawmaker Kwok Ka-ki has called on the government to set up quarantine areas at the airport and high-speed rail station, saying the Wuhan virus will spread to Hong Kong sooner or later as neighbouring Shenzhen has its first confirmed case. Kwok...

 2020-01-20 01:47 

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Hong Kong stocks open lower on profit taking...

Hong Kong stocks started slightly lower on Monday morning as investors took profits following last week's healthy gains. The Hang Seng Index dipped 0.......

 2020-01-20 00:29 

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China reports third death from Wuhan virus...

China on Monday reported a mysterious SARS-like virus had spread across the country, including to Beijing, raising concerns as millions begin trips fo......

 2020-01-20 00:20 

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Tokyo stocks rise on Wall Street records...

Tokyo stocks opened higher on Monday, with investor sentiment buoyed by fresh record-setting advances on Wall Street. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index g......

 2020-01-19 16:28 

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Powerful, shallow tremor hits Xinjiang...

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit a remote area of Xinjiang region late on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said. The shallow quake struck at 9:27 pm (13......

 2020-01-19 16:18 

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Privacy chief following up on 'doxxing' of reporter...

Hong Kong's privacy watchdog said it's following up on reports that a police officer held a reporter's identity card in front of a camera in Admiralty on Sunday afternoon, shortly before a rally was held nearby at Chater Garden.Reports say the...

 2020-01-19 15:18 

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Protesters block roads, reporters pepper-sprayed...

Protesters blocked roads and beat up a middle-aged man in Mong Kok on Sunday night, while police arrested a number of people and drenched journalists with multiple bursts of pepper spray as trouble returned to the district after several weeks of relative ...

 2020-01-19 14:15 

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Police defend Ventus Lau arrest, condemn 'rioters'...

Police on Sunday defended the arrest of the main organiser of Sunday's shortened rally, Ventus Lau, accusing him of lying and inciting the crowd when he claimed not to know several police liaison officers before they were beaten up.Senior Superintende...

 2020-01-19 13:28 

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Petrol bombs thrown towards Tai Po police station...

Police say 'rioters' threw four Molotov cocktails at the Tai Po police station on Sunday night, including at the reporting centre which was open to the public at the time.In a brief statement, police did not mention any casualties, or whether peop...

 2020-01-19 12:11 

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Ventus Lau arrested hours after rally ends in chaos...

Police arrested activist Ventus Lau on Sunday evening in front of bewildered reporters who had just finished interviewing him about a chaotic rally that was cut short by police hours earlier.Moments after Lau finished speaking, two officers came up to Lau...

 2020-01-19 10:48 

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Protesters say police heavy-handed in ending rally...

People attending a rally in Central on Sunday have complained about the way it was ended by police. The rally had only started for an hour and appeared to be mostly peaceful. But roads by Chater Garden the venue of the rally had been occupied by black-cla...

 2020-01-19 08:26 

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'Sanction HK officials' rally draws thousands...

Thousands of people gathered in Chater Garden in Central on Sunday afternoon to join a rally calling for global sanctions on Hong Kong officials who undermine human rights.Scores of riot police were in the area, stopping and searching people. Police water...

 2020-01-19 07:25 

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'No surprise if HK sees cases of Wuhan virus'...

In infectious disease expert, Professor David Hui, says it's quite possible for Hong Kong to see cases of the new viral pneumonia outbreak from Wuhan.Professor Hui, from the Chinese University, was speaking after mainland officials confirmed 17 more c...

 2020-01-19 06:14 

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Wuhan reports more cases linked to coronavirus...

China reported 17 new cases of the mysterious SARS-like virus on Sunday, including three in a severe condition, heightening fears ahead of the Lunar N......

 2020-01-19 04:08 

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Michael Tien calls for handouts despite reservations...

Pro-government lawmaker Michael Tien is urging the administration to give a HK$10,000 cash handout to each resident - in the wake of the ongoing anti-government protests.The Roundtable lawmaker said he usually opposes the idea - believing it's better ...

 2020-01-19 03:24 

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No one wants Ocean Park to close, claims Edward Yau...

The Commerce Secretary, Edward Yau, has defended government plans to give Ocean Park a HK$10 billion cash injection, saying no one wants the struggling theme park to close. Speaking on a Commercial Radio on Sunday, Yau insisted the money is necessary beca...

 2020-01-19 01:21 

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Beijing propaganda just politics, says Ronny Tong...

Executive Councillor Ronny Tong has hit back at a US Congressional committee which accused Beijing of eroding Hong Kong's autonomy and freedoms through propaganda and the now-abandoned extradition bill. The report also accused the police of using exce...

 2020-01-18 19:39 

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Facebook apologises to Xi for translation disaster...

Facebook apologised on Saturday for a distasteful mistranslation of President Xi Jinping's name from Burmese language posts during his much-touted vis......

 2020-01-18 14:07 

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Independent new year fairs awash with protest goods...

Independent Lunar New Year fairs have opened in various districts of Hong Kong in the run up to the holiday period, with some stalls offering political and protest-related novelty goods that the government has banned from its traditional markets.The prote...

 2020-01-18 13:38 

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Police make arrest over videos of dog beatings...

Police on Saturday arrested a 28-year-old woman on suspicion of beating dogs at a pet grooming shop in Tai Po. Officers took action after videos went viral online, appearing to show a woman hitting and kicking several dogs on separate occasions. The assis...

 2020-01-18 10:21 

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Sunday rally won't be any carnival, warn organisers...

Organisers of a rally planned in Central on Sunday afternoon have warned participants they won't be attending a "carnival" and they should expect trouble from the police, even though the demonstration has been given the force's approval.&#...

 2020-01-18 09:08 

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'Gang rape victim' blasts police chief's comments...

A woman who alleges she was gang-raped by police officers in Tsuen Wan Police Station has accused the force's chief, Chris Tang, of trying to publicly discredit her and undermine her complaint. During a district council meeting on Thursday, Tang said ...

 2020-01-18 07:51 

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Pro-police group bring gifts of noodles for officers...

About 50 people rallied outside Mong Kok Police Station on Saturday, presenting officers with noodles and snacks to express their gratitude to the force for its handling of anti-government protests.The group, calling themselves Hong Kong Force of Peace, s...

 2020-01-18 07:18 

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China, Myanmar sign dozens of trade deals...

China and Myanmar inked dozens of mammoth infrastructure and trade deals after a meeting on Saturday between President Xi Jinping and fallen rights ic......

 2020-01-18 05:23 

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1,700 may be infected with Wuhan virus, experts warn...

The true scale of the outbreak of a mysterious Sars-like virus in China is likely far bigger than officially reported, scientists have warned, as coun......

 2020-01-18 05:08 

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Rent control study will take a year, says Frank Chan...

Transport and Housing Secretary, Frank Chan, says it will take over a year before results are published of a study into rent control for subdivided units.The Chief Executive announced the formation of a working group on Tuesday as part of a HK$10 billion ...

 2020-01-18 04:17 

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Protesters slam RTHK for anti-government bias...

More than a hundred people gathered outside Broadcasting House on Saturday morning to protest against what they say is anti-government bias in RTHK's commentary programmes.Jackson Kwan, a chairman of the organisers Polithk Social Strategic, said RTHK ...

 2020-01-18 03:03 

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Kwai Ping-hung released from Stanley Prison...

Notorious gangster Kwai Ping-hung has been released after serving 17 years in prison. Reports say he does not hold a Hong Kong ID, but has an American passport, which means he was being taken to the airport to be deported to the United States. A large num...

 2020-01-18 02:49 

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Matthew Cheung criticises pan-dems for filibustering...

The Chief Secretary, Matthew Cheung, says pan-democratic lawmakers are using the National Anthem Bill as an excuse to filibuster the house committee meetings.But he said he's confident that HK$10 billion of relief measures will be approved by Legco as...

 2020-01-17 21:36 

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US markets end week with fresh records...

Wall Street stocks again finished at records on Friday, capping a positive week of trade-related news and mostly solid corporate earnings. The Dow Jon......

 2020-01-17 18:19 

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Four more sick with Wuhan virus...

Wuhan health authorities say four more people have been confirmed to have the novel coronavirus that has claimed two lives in the mainland city, takin......

 2020-01-17 17:19 

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IMF chief says Sino-US deal won't end friction...

The United States and China still have a long way to go to resolve their trade disputes although the partial deal signed this week is a step forward,......

 2020-01-17 14:27 

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Lawmaker Shiu Ka-chun relieved of teaching duties...

Social welfare sector lawmaker Shiu Ka-chun was relieved from his teaching duties at Baptist University on Friday, after the institution launched disciplinary procedures against him over his conviction last April for his role in the 2014 Occupy movement.S...

 2020-01-17 13:27 

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Venezuela minister sees 'colour revolution' in HK...

Protests in Hong Kong bear an "overwhelming4; similarity to political unrest that has wracked Venezuela in recent years, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said on Friday.Arreaza, who met his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Beijing on Thursda...

 2020-01-17 13:12 

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Fighter jets and flowers greet Xi in Myanmar...

President Xi Jinping vowed to usher in a "new era" of ties with Myanmar after a red carpet welcome on Friday on a state visit aimed at buttressing the......

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