Author: Danny Mok

The Hong Kong government has signed a HK$262.5 million (US$33.6 million) deal with a consortium to plan and design a smart and green mass transit system in the city, after nearly a decade of discussions. The Highways Department signed a consultancy agreement with Arup-AIS Joint Venture for the Smart and Green Mass Transit System in East Kowloon. The project, initiated in 2014, aims to invite tenders for construction in 2026, with completion by 2033 or sooner. The proposed system will serve more than 300,000 residents in the area and reduce road traffic congestion. Suppliers and operators from mainland China and…

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Hong Kong rejects US politicians’ call for sanctions against city officials over the new domestic national security law and convictions of opposition figures. The government denounces the “despicable political manipulation” and interference in internal affairs. Spokesperson reaffirms Hong Kong’s commitment to safeguard national security despite US pressure. The US House committees urge sanctions on Hong Kong officials, leading to a tense diplomatic standoff. US politicians criticize erosion of democracy and human rights in Hong Kong, calling for action against key officials. Hong Kong government defends its actions, accusing US of hypocrisy and justifying convictions of pro-democracy activists. \ Source link

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Disturbing incident in Hong Kong: Police rescue missing girls from guest house The Hong Kong police took swift action on Wednesday by forcibly entering a guest house room to rescue two missing girls, ages 12 and 16, who were reportedly filmed engaging in sexual activities with two males. The officers apprehended a 19-year-old man and a 16-year-old male student at the guest house in Yau Ma Tei, with one of them being the missing student. An investigation revealed that the 19-year-old suspect had been booking rooms for underage individuals at the guest house. They met the girls through social media,…

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Hong Kong rescuers search for missing solo hiker along trails in eastern New Territories Emergency responders are searching for a 56-year-old man who went missing while hiking alone in Hong Kong’s eastern New Territories. His wife reported him missing after he failed to return home from a trek in Sai Kung. Authorities, including police, the Fire Services Department, and the Civil Aid Service, have launched a search operation in the area. The Government Flying Service has also deployed a helicopter to assist in the search near Clear Water Bay Peninsula. The man’s family has shared missing person posts online, providing…

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The Tragic Incident Involving a Hong Kong Police Officer A Hong Kong police officer was found on Sunday with a gunshot wound to his head at a marine unit regional headquarters. The male officer was discovered collapsed at the marine police regional headquarters in Sai Wan Ho, on the east side of Hong Kong Island, in the afternoon, as confirmed by a force spokesman. The police force’s Hong Kong Island regional crime unit is investigating the death of an officer found at Sai Wan Ho regional marine police headquarters with a gunshot wound to his head. Photo: Warton Li The…

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Hong Kong police have arrested three suspects over the mishandling of an unconscious man who was later declared dead after being dumped outside an industrial building in Kowloon. The man, believed to be in his 20s, was found lying in a trolley at a parking entrance covered with a blanket and smelling of alcohol. He was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police officers arrested three men living in a flat in the building for preventing the lawful burial of a body based on security footage showing the trolley being used to dump the man outside.…

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Hong Kong residents are facing potential water charge increases for the first time in 30 years due to rising deficits. The Water Supplies Department is considering factors such as affordability and the economy before implementing any changes. The review process of water charges is ongoing, involving discussions with various industries such as catering and laundry. Previous director Tony Yau Kwok-ting hinted at potential fee hikes earlier this year. The government follows a “user pays” principle and considers various aspects like user affordability and stakeholder opinions when evaluating water charges. The current freeze on charges since 1995 may be reevaluated. Kowloon…

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A lost emu in Hong Kong sparked a rescue mission by police and animal welfare officers. The emu, a native Australian bird, was seen wandering on roads and entering a housing estate. After a three-hour chase, it was safely captured. The owner of NT Green Garden farm, near where the emu was found, confirmed that no animals were missing from his property. This farm, also known as Hing Chun Farm, had previously reported a lost emu in April, which was later found. NT Green Garden farm has not lost any animals, its owner says. Photo: Sam Tsang The Department of…

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