Thursday, June 21, 2018

What’s stopping Hong Kong pro-democracy marchers from using the football pitches at Victoria Park...

A pro-Beijing association will host a three-day cultural event featuring lion and dragon dance performances and an exhibition related to regional integration in Hong Kong’s iconic Victoria Park to mark the 21st anniversary of the city’s return to Chinese rule. The Hong Kong Celebrations Association, an umbrella group of about 40 pro-Beijing societies, has been…

Hong Kong pro-Beijing group to host cultural events in Victoria Park – as July...

A pro-Beijing association will host a three-day cultural event featuring lion and dragon dance performances and an exhibition related to regional integration in Hong Kong’s iconic Victoria Park to mark the 21st anniversary of the city’s return to Chinese rule. The Hong Kong Celebrations Association, an umbrella group of about 40 pro-Beijing societies, has been…

And Tango Makes Three among 10 children’s books with LGBT themes taken off the...

Ten children’s books featuring same-sex parents and other LGBT themes have been hidden away from public view at Hong Kong’s libraries after months of pressure from an anti-gay-rights group. Among the titles which have been moved to closed stack sections and are now only available on request is the critically acclaimed And Tango Makes Three.…

And Tango Makes Three among 10 children’s books with same-sex themes taken off the...

Ten children’s books featuring same-sex parents and other LGBTQ themes have been hidden away from public view at the city’s libraries after months of pressure from an anti-gay-rights group. Among the titles which have been moved to closed stack sections and are now only available on request is the critically acclaimed And Tango Makes Three.…

Beijing loyalist Maria Tam tapped for Basic Law Committee promotion: sources

Beijing loyalist Maria Tam Wai-chu will be elevated to vice-chairwoman in a committee that advises the central government on Hong Kong’s mini-constitution, taking the place of former justice minister Elsie Leung Oi-sie, sources told the Post. Her promotion is part of a reshuffle in the 12-member Basic Law Committee, that comes under China’s top legislative…

Hong Kong’s Independent Police Complaints Council to step up monitoring of the force, new...

The new chairman of Hong Kong’s police watchdog on Tuesday pledged to be more proactive in reviewing the practices of the force, and said he would even take issues to the city’s leader when necessary. The promise by Anthony Francis Neoh comes as the force recovers from a public confidence crisis in recent years following…

Hong Kong activists heed legal threats and move statue of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize...

Hong Kong activists moved a statue of late Chinese pro-democracy icon Liu Xiaobo from outside a popular shopping centre on Tuesday after the building’s owner warned it would seek a court order for the group’s removal. The group called the management of Times Square “shameless” and vowed to complain to the Lands Department to see…

Don’t delay increase in paternity leave, Hong Kong’s acting leader Matthew Cheung urges lawmakers

Hong Kong’s acting leader urged legislators on Tuesday not to delay the enactment of a proposal to extend paternity leave from three to five days by asking for amendments. Acting chief executive Matthew Cheung Kin-chung made the appeal after the pro-government Federation of Trade Unions said it would seek to further extend the leave to…

Hong Kong immigration scheme to fast track tech workers based on ‘rough estimation’

Questions have been raised about the effectiveness of a fast-track immigration scheme designed to draw outside talent to work in Hong Kong’s hi-tech sector after the Post learned its goal of recruiting 1,000 workers in its first year was based largely on informal guesswork. Some in the industry were left wondering whether the Technology Talent…

Pressure grows on contractor working on Hong Kong’s scandal-hit Sha Tin-Central rail link as...

The main contractor on a scandal-hit section of Hong Kong’s most expensive rail project faces further scrutiny with various government departments reviewing the company’s contracts to ensure safety has not been compromised. Leighton Contractors (Asia) – which won a HK$5.2 billion contract to expand Hung Hom station as part of the MTR Corporation’s HK$97.1 billion…
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