Hong Kong officials, lawmakers to enter ‘closed-loop’ arrangement ahead of July 1 celebrations

Executive Councillor Ip Kwok-him has said that “a state leader” may visit Hong Kong on July 1 – which marks the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s Handover from Britain to China – as top officials have been told to avoid huge gatherings ahead of the day . Xi Jinping in Hong Kong in 2017. File … Read more

‘I am not ashamed’: Hong Kong’s Lam defends record as lawmakers heap praise on departing leader

Chief Executive Carrie Lam has said she is “not ashamed” of the record she leaves behind as her five-year term in office, marked by months of major street protests and subsequent crackdowns, draws to a close. Chief Executive Carrie Lam attending a Legislative Council Q&A session on June 9, 2022. Photo: Lea Mok / HKFP. … Read more

Kitchen barge of Hong Kong’s Jumbo Floating Restaurant sinks, as lawmakers urge gov’t to help keep fleet afloat

The kitchen barge of the iconic Jumbo Floating Restaurant has sunk just two days after its parent company announced that the landmark would be moved out of Hong Kong in June. The kitchen section of the Jumbo Kingdom floating restaurant sank on May 31, 2022, days before it was scheduled to be moved out of … Read more

Hong Kong officials, police, and lawmakers remain targets of doxxing, despite new law, says privacy watchdog

Hong Kong government officials, legislators and police officers remain the targets of doxxing, the public privacy watchdog has said, despite a new privacy law passed last year criminalizing the disclosure of personal data with malicious intent. Police officers in Hong Kong. File photo: Candice Chau / HKFP. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal … Read more