Group of Hongkongers urges national security police to investigate US-funded outlet Radio Free Asia

A group of pro-Beijing Hongkongers have urged authorities to launch a national security investigation into US-funded media outlet Radio Free Asia (RFA), accusing it of spreading one-sided and “poisonous” information to “imperceptibly influence” the public. Members of the group hold up a banner accusing Radio Free Asia of “spreading poison” and appealing for police to … Read more

Independent ‘Hongkongers book fair’ axed after organisers allegedly accused of lease violation

An independent book fair has been axed a day before its official launch, after the organizers were allegedly accused by the venue’s owner of breaching their property lease. Raymond Yeung, organizer of the HongKongers’ Book Fair. Photo: Lea Mok / HKFP. Raymond Yeung, ex-teacher and organizer of the HongKongers’ Book Fair, said the property owner … Read more

Hongkongers react to speech by China’s Xi Jinping

by Holmes Chan and Su Xinqi As Chinese leader Xi Jinping left Hong Kong Friday after a rare visit to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the city’s handover from Britain, reactions to his speech ranged from deeming it “reassuring” to terming his stance “delusional”. Chinese leader Xi Jinping officiates in Hong Kong on July 1, … Read more

Interview: Painter Ko Lap connects Hongkongers with literature to combat ‘sense of powerlessness’

For 66 straight weeks from September 2020 to last December, Ko Lap barely left his flat. Every week, the artist delivers a new painting – each inspired by an original piece of writing – to Ming Pao’s Sunday supplement, along with the article, poem or short story that it emerged from. Ko Lap. Photo: Peter … Read more

Fewer Hongkongers trust public broadcaster RTHK as press freedom fears ‘become reality’ – survey

Fewer Hongkongers have expressed trust in public broadcaster RTHK, a study by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism has found, as local media scholars said initial press freedom concerns under the Beijing-imposed national security law “became reality.” RTHK. File photo: Tom Grundy / HKFP. In the Digital News Report 2022 released on Wednesday, … Read more

BREAKING: Hongkongers must show a negative rapid Covid test to enter bars or clubs amid clusters

Hong Kong residents visiting bars and clubs will soon have to show a negative Covid-19 test result from the past 24 hours in order to gain entry. Announcing the requirement at a press conference on Tuesday, health chief Sophia Chan said the new policy was in light of outbreaks at nightlife establishments in recent days. … Read more

Second phase of consumption vouchers to be disbursed in August, Hongkongers who intend to leave city not eligible

Hongkongers who have left or intend to leave Hong Kong permanently will not be eligible for the second phase of the consumption vouchers, the remaining HK $ 5,000 of which will begin to be disbursed on August 7. The forthcoming round of payouts will also see non-permanent residents who are eligible to become one – … Read more

Tiananmen crackdown anniversary: ​​Hongkongers gathering illegally face up to 5 years jail, police warn

Police have warned that anyone participating in an unauthorised assembly risks up to five years in prison, as Victoria Park is closed ahead of Saturday’s Tiananmen crackdown anniversary. The park in Causeway Bay has traditionally been the site of commemorative candlelit vigils to remember the 1989 dead. Police around Victoria Park, Causeway Bay on June … Read more

How Hongkongers were silenced after three decades of commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown

Mourners in several cities are scheduled on Saturday to mark the 33rd anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown, when China’s military killed hundreds and perhaps thousands of protesters in Beijing. But for the first time, commemorations in Hong Kong are set to be largely muted. The last official, mass Tiananmen vigil in Victoria Park in 2019. … Read more