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  • District councillor hits back at Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s defence of the one-way permit scheme
    by Su Xinqi on August 20, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    A district councillor has hit back at the Hong Kong leader’s defence of a scheme that has admitted more than a million mainland Chinese into the city over the past 21 years. During a Facebook live session on Friday evening, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor defended the one-way permit scheme, saying it was a basic ­human right that families should be able to reunite and live ­together. She blamed “brainwashing” by social activists for creating opposition to... […]

  • Almost half of Cathay Pacific’s pilots want to leave the Hong Kong carrier: union survey
    by Danny Lee on August 20, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Nearly half of pilots at Cathay Pacific Airways were looking to leave the company, a large-scale union survey has found, amid strained relations between bosses and staff locked in a four-year dispute over pay and benefits. The Hong Kong Aircrew Officers’ Association (HKAOA) poll, done in May this year, found almost eight in 10 of the 1,608 respondents doubted the loss-making airline could become competitive again. Six in 10 were not confident for the company’s future or were... […]

  • Kids’ potential in full bloom at Kumon
    by Contributor on August 20, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    [Sponsored Article] Summer holiday is nearly over and it’s time to stimulate your kids’ learning interest in a fun and inspiring way. You can count on Kumon Hong Kong and its well-tested “Kumon Method” for that. To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Kumon Hong Kong invites your children above three to enjoy its special “Back to School Half Price Promotion”, from now till September 10, 2018. Sign up to register your kids and reserve a place for our free... […]

  • Battle to contain Hong Kong dengue fever outbreak intensifies, as wet weather forecast
    by Phila Siu on August 20, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    Unsettled weather in the coming week is expected to add uncertainty to Hong Kong’s battle against a spreading dengue fever outbreak, as the acting food and health minister pledged to spare no effort after convening an interdepartmental meeting on Monday. The Department of Health was waiting anxiously on Monday night for the result of a medical test on a person from Wong Tai Sin suspected to be infected with dengue fever, a government source said. If that infection is confirmed, the person... […]

  • Hong Kong double rapist who scorched and tormented victim sentenced to 18 years in jail
    by Chris Lau on August 20, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    A double rapist who lured victims to his home using social media, scorching one of them with a hot knife and threatening to kill her, will spend most of the next two decades behind bars, after being sentenced on Monday. High Court judge Mrs Justice Judianna Barnes Wai-ling sentenced Cheung Tsz-hong to 18 years in jail, saying she needed to deter anyone who might follow in his footsteps, to reflect society’s abhorrence at the case, and to do justice for Cheung’s two victims. Cheung... […]

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