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Hong Kong athletes will be eyeing more than gold medals at t

Hong Kong athletes will be eyeing more than gold medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics this month – up to HK$5 million cash will be up for grabs for individual glory.⁠ ⁠ The Hong Kong team will now comprise 46 athletes, including two table tennis reserves, making it the second…...

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The late, great Canto-pop singer Anita Mui Yim-fong gets the

The late, great Canto-pop singer Anita Mui Yim-fong gets the big-budget biopic treatment her status deserves with the simply titled Anita, a new Hong Kong film tentatively scheduled for theatrical release in 2021.⁠ ⁠ One of the last generational superstars in the city’s entertainment industry when she died from cervical…...

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Hong Kong will extend most social-distancing measures for an

Hong Kong will extend most social-distancing measures for another two weeks but introduce minor changes allowing more people at sports facilities, cinemas and performance venues.⁠ ⁠ The rules will remain broadly in place despite a streak of zero local cases extending to 30 days, with the city confirming just one…...

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Hong Kong lawmakers approved a government proposal to increa

Hong Kong lawmakers approved a government proposal to increase the number of statutory holidays from 12 to 17 by 2030, overruling unionists and pro-business legislators who had sought to change the time frame for the plan’s implementation.⁠ ⁠ The Secretary for Labour and Welfare told lawmakers the administration had considered…...

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A Chinese advisory panel has given the green light to the Co

A Chinese advisory panel has given the green light to the Covid-19 vaccine developed by BioNTech, meaning it will become the first vaccine developed overseas to be used on the mainland once it receives approval from the drug regulator.⁠ ⁠ The report quoted a source as saying the vaccine would…...

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Hong Kong will allow in residents and workers coming from ex

Hong Kong will allow in residents and workers coming from extremely high-risk areas provided they hold a recognised Covid-19 jabs record starting from next week, while unvaccinated students stranded in Britain can also come back home, the Post has learned.⁠ ⁠ A source familiar with the matter said the arrangement…...

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Hong Kong confirmed three imported Covid-19 cases carrying m

Hong Kong confirmed three imported Covid-19 cases carrying mutations on Wednesday, including two people who were fully vaccinated.⁠ ⁠ All were found to have the L452R mutation, which is linked to the more infectious Delta variant.⁠ ⁠ One of the vaccinated had received two shots of the BioNTech vaccine, and…...

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US investment bank JPMorgan said emigration has had little e

US investment bank JPMorgan said emigration has had little effect on Hong Kong’s property market, and that home prices were on course to set a record in a month or two’s time.⁠ ⁠ “The chances of breaking the record are very high, because [home prices are] just 1 per cent…...

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Pierfrancesco Celada celebrates Hong Kong’s iconic Instagram

Pierfrancesco Celada celebrates Hong Kong’s iconic Instagram pier in an exhibition at WMA, until July 25. ⁠ ⁠ The cargo dock became one of Hong Kong’s most popular public spaces before it was closed in march.⁠ ⁠ More amazing photos at link in bio.⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠…...

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Members and candidates of the all-powerful body that will de

Members and candidates of the all-powerful body that will determine the next chief executive and lawmakers in Hong Kong must declare if they or their spouses hold passports issued by any other countries, including a British National (Overseas) one, the city’s leader said on Tuesday.⁠ ⁠ Asked if the requirement…...

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