Two dead birds found at different locations in Hong Kong tested positive for the H5 avian flu virus on Friday, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said. Further tests are being carried out to confirm the results, while both sites where the birds’ bodies were discovered have been …

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The protection of personal information online would become more challenging as the world entered the age of big data, Hong Kong’s privacy chief said on Saturday, calling for better assessment of privacy risks by individuals and companies. Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Stephen Wong Kai-yi …

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A key Beijing official on Saturday defended a controversial joint checkpoint plan for the cross-border high-speed rail between Hong Kong and mainland China, saying it was entirely constitutional even as critics challenged the legal basis of the arrangement. The remarks by Li Fei, chairman of the Basic …

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Hong Kong’s leader has said she was encouraged by a more “peaceful” social atmosphere in the city and a lower turnout at protests, since she took the helm as chief executive almost half a year ago. Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor however said it was difficult to judge if the stability was a result of her …

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Soon-to-be brides and grooms sometimes get so caught up in the glitz and glam of their big day that they overlook the importance of choosing the right person to officiate at their weddings. Eleven years ago, wedding rules were relaxed to allow marriages to take place anywhere and at any time, with the …

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When Typhoon Hato hit back in September, Hong Kong could consider itself fortunate there were no fatalities, unlike in neighbouring Macau where 10 people were killed. Yet three months on, signs of the storm can still be seen in locations such as Shek O, where debris remains from some of the 1,057 …

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Stationery enthusiast Joel Chung Yin-chai believes having the right pencil could have a positive impact on a child’s life. This has prompted him to set up a stationery bank to collect and distribute writing tools for underprivileged children in Hong Kong. “A pencil can have a certain effect on a child’s life,” …

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As her train leaves Hong Kong International Airport for the city centre and passes one street light after another, Sally Law looks through the carriage window and is dazzled by the city’s skyline. From now until Lunar New Year, the harbour shines even more brightly than usual; buildings along both …

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Along the harbourfront in Tsim Sha Tsui, Johnny Wu Hung-shing, Hong Kong’s version of Santa Claus, is surrounded by smiles and happy faces. The 46-year-old plays the role well, breaking out into the trademark “Ho ho ho” bellowing laugh as people snap pictures and call out to him. But a little boy, …

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Hong Kong has a rich history of immigration and has long been a destination for refugees. This is deeply woven into the city’s multicultural heritage. The economic miracle of the 1960s and 70s was largely built on the back of cheap refugee labour that powered a manufacturing boom. But refugees have …

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Daisy Mandap is a force to be reckoned with: she is a vocal defender of domestic helpers’ rights, a leading figure in the Filipino community in Hong Kong and editor of The Sun, the city’s only paper whose contributors are made up of Filipino domestic helpers. Sitting in The Sun’s cosy North Point office, …

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Hong Kong’s officials should start laying the groundwork instead of kicking the can down the road if they aim to achieve a popular ballot for the city’s leadership by 2027, according to a former minister in charge of the issue. Raymond Tam Chi-yuen, who on Tuesday was elected as a deputy to China’s …

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Cathay Pacific Airways dominated the headlines from the get go. Hong Kong’s flagship airline started the year weighed down by HK$575 million in losses in 2016, setting the stage for a wide-ranging restructuring of the business. First, the airline ushered in fresh leadership to oversee some of the biggest …

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Want to dress like a K-pop star? Well, you’re in luck! Popular Korean sportswear brand MLB Korea is bringing its signature stylish varsity jackets and caps to Hong Kong and is opening its first Asian flagship store in Mong Kok today. Reinventing Major League Baseball sportswear, the fashion house has …

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She was wheelchair-bound and covered in bruises and lacerations when tortured former domestic helper Erwiana Sulistyaningsih had to await her recovery in a hospital back home in Indonesia some four years ago. But through the dark times, it was also where she found her activist’s spirit, following the …

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