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Scheme to provide subsidised cervical cancer screening for low-income women in Hong Kong.

A three-year pilot scheme offering subsidised cervical cancer screening is set to launch on Wednesday, and aims to provide assistance to low-income women in Hong Kong. The scheme, implemented by the Department of Health with a HK$78.6 million budget from the Community Care Fund, is expected to benefit about 66,000 ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Tighten drone flying rules now rather than wait for revised laws, Hong Kong lawmakers urge officials.

Rules on flying drones in Hong Kong should be tightened immediately by civil aviation authorities as any proposed amendments to legislation on unmanned aircraft would be outdated when enacted, lawmakers said on Tuesday. At the Legislative Council economic development panel hearing, legislators expressed doubts over ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Risking lives for quick buck is unforgiveable, says widower in Hong Kong beauty treatment manslaughter case.

The man who lost his wife in the worst beauty treatment blunder in Hong Kong history said in tears on Tuesday that he would never forgive the boss and staff from the chain responsible. “No one would ever forgive these people. They did all these things just because they wanted quick cash,” said Yeung Kam-hoi, the ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

US professor Zhang Xiang set to be confirmed as next University of Hong Kong vice-chancellor.

A Chinese American scientist is set to be confirmed as the University of Hong Kong’s next vice-chancellor on Friday, after a months-long search for a replacement for incumbent Peter Mathieson, who resigned earlier this year. Pending a nod from the university’s governing council, mechanical engineering professor ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong’s Ocean Park announces HK$234.4 million deficit along with 9 per cent fee increase.

For the second year in a row, Hong Kong’s Ocean Park recorded a loss coupled with a drop in attendance, which the theme park blamed on the city’s recent retail and tourism downturn. The Southern District attraction also announced a 9 per cent admission fee increase on Wednesday, taking effect on New Year’s ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

No decision on British banker Rurik Jutting’s appeal against double murder conviction.

Rurik Jutting, the British banker jailed for life in Hong Kong for brutally murdering two Indonesian women, will learn his fate another day, after a court on Wednesday decided to reserve its decision on his appeal. The Cambridge graduate, who was sentenced in November last year, stood up in the dock and appeared calm when ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Nine Hong Kong democracy activists banned from contesting seats in China’s legislature.

Nine Hong Kong democracy activists have been banned from the race to elect 36 deputies to China’s National People’s Congress. The move is in line with an unprecedented new rule that says candidates aspiring to represent the city in the country’s legislature must swear to uphold the Chinese constitution and ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong Appeal Hearings For British Killer Rurik Jutting Have Been Adjourned.

He was convicted of killing two women in Hong Kong in 2014

- TIME Magazine - US

Thomson Reuters Partners with ASTRI to Support the HKMA-ASTRI FinTech Innovation Hub.

Thomson Reuters is partnering with the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute to help accelerate the development of FinTech innovation by bringing technology, tools and content to the Innovation Hub launched jointly by ASTRI and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority . ASTRI was established in 2000 by the ...

- WebWire - US

Weinstein Asian Executive Bey Logan Accused of Sexual Misconduct.

Bey Logan, a Hong Kong-based film executive who has close relations with Harvey Weinstein, has been accused of sexual harassment. Logan denies criminal wrongdoing, but admits to “mistakes” and a “too carefree attitude towards physical encounters with women.” Logan, a martial arts expert, who was a ...

- Variety - US

British Banker Appeals Conviction of Double Murder in Hong Kong.

A British banker sentenced to life in prison for the gruesome murders of two Indonesian women went before a Hong Kong court Tuesday to appeal his conviction. Rurik Jutting was convicted last year of the 2014 murders of Sumarti Ningsih and Seneng Mujiasih in his luxury apartment. Jurors were shown graphic video Jutting took ...

- Voice of America - US

Tech's global challenge plays out in a Jakarta school yard

HONG KONG, Dec 13 — Uber Technologies Inc has spent millions of dollars fighting politicians and business lobbies trying to scuttle the app everywhere from New York to London. For Indonesian ride-hailing and food-delivery startup Go-Jek, the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Shilla Opens Cosmetics Duty-Free Shop in Hong Kong Airport

Retail giant Shilla opened a duty-free shop at Chek Lap Kok International Airport in Hong Kong on Tuesday. Shilla won a license to operate the shop selling cosmetics, perfume and fashion accessories in April. It lasts until 2024. Around 1,100 planes a day take off and land at Chek Lap Kok, whi...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

Hong Kong households can expect electricity bills to rise by 1.9 per cent next year

Hong Kong’s two power ­companies announced on Tuesday that electricity bills are to rise by 1.9 per cent next year, after a last-minute about-turn by HK Electric amid a government veto on its proposed double-digit increase to a key component of its tariff. HK Electric and CLP Power­ ­attributed the need to ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Widower in beauty treatment manslaughter case says he will never forgive those responsible for wife’s death

A widower who lost his wife in the worst beauty treatment blunder in Hong Kong history said in tears on Tuesday that he would never forgive the boss and staff from the chain responsible. “No one would ever forgive these people. They did all these things just because they wanted quick cash,” said Yeung Kam-hoi, ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Not just a courtesy call: what gifts and guidance can Carrie Lam expect from her first duty visit to Beijing?

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor will travel to Beijing from Wednesday to Friday for her maiden duty visit. Lam, who took office on July 1, will meet President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang and other state leaders to update them on developments in Hong Kong and the performance of her Cabinet. She will also sign ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Police and government units face chemical ‘bomb’ in anti-terror drill at Hong Kong Coliseum

About 500 police officers and personnel from other government units as well as some 100 members of the public took part in an anti-terrorism exercise at the Hong Kong Coliseum in Hung Hom on Tuesday night. The interdepartmental drill, code-named “Wildeagle”, involved a constructed scenario where armed terrorists ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

British double murderer appeals Hong Kong conviction

A British banker jailed for life for the horrifying murder of two Indonesian women while in a cocaine-fueled rampage at his upscale Hong Kong apartment ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Hong Kong extends commuter subsidies to more types of public transport, costing government HK$2.3 billion a year

A proposed commuter fare subsidy scheme has been expanded to cater to residents of remote areas not covered by mainstream public transport in Hong Kong. More than 2.2 million commuters would benefit from the revised scheme as early as 2019, with subsidies costing the government HK$2.3 billion each year. Authorities also ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong doctor and technician guilty of manslaughter over death at beauty centre from unproven cancer treatment

A doctor and technician have been found guilty of manslaughter after offering an experimental cancer therapy that killed a woman, in the worst beauty treatment blunder Hong Kong has ever seen. The convictions were the first of their kind in the city’s vast, largely unregulated industry of beauty treatment clinics. ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong researchers discover crucial piece to mental illness puzzle

Scientists at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have identified a gene mutation that leads to mental disorders in a breakthrough discovery that could help find a cure for diseases such as schizophrenia, the university announced on Tuesday. The findings, published in the journal Neuron, identified the mechanism ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong’s bridge to Zhuhai to allow 7,000 extra cars to cross after ‘overwhelming’ demand for permits

Transport chiefs on Tuesday more than trebled the number of private cars they will license to drive across the under-construction bridge from Hong Kong to the mainland, due to an “overwhelming response” from applicants for the first batch of permits. The expansion from 3,000 to 10,000 permits – praised by ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong is the 9th most expensive city in the world for expats, ahead of Singapore at 21st: survey

Hong Kong is back in the top 10 most expensive cities for expatriates in 2017, driven by the higher prices of goods and a stronger currency, according to a survey on cost of living. On Tuesday, human resources consultancy ECA International released its findings, showing that the city, which fell out of the top 10 last year, ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

From Asia’s World City to China’s running boy – Beijing and Carrie Lam carve out new role for Hong Kong

It seems to me that since Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor was installed as Hong Kong leader, and for that matter in the months before, we have witnessed a bold and not exactly unsurprising redefinition of the city’s role in the world. All the available evidence points to a clear shift from the overblown, nebulous and ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong taxis may be willing to team up with ride-hailing giant Uber for ‘win-win situation’

Hong Kong’s taxi industry has said it may be willing to join hands with ride-hailing firm Uber after the firm’s local boss proposed an e-hailing partnership on Tuesday. Kenneth She Chun-chi, Uber Hong Kong’s general manager, proposed the idea for cooperation with the taxi trade as a recent Hong Kong ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Three-year Hong Kong pilot scheme for subsidised cervical cancer screening set to launch

A three-year pilot scheme offering subsidised cervical cancer screening is set to launch on Wednesday, and aims to provide assistance to women with low income in Hong Kong. The scheme, implemented by the Department of Health with a HK$78.6 million budget from the Community Care Fund, is expected to benefit about 66,000 ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Tighten drone flying rules now rather than wait for revised laws, Hong Kong lawmakers urge officials

Rules on flying drones in Hong Kong should be tightened now by civil aviation authorities as any proposed amendments to legislation on unmanned aircraft would be outdated when enacted, lawmakers said on Tuesday. At the Legislative Council economic development panel hearing, legislators expressed doubts over suggestions by ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Banker appeals sentence in torture, murder of sex workers

Briton Rurik Jutting was given life in prison for gruesome slayings of Indonesian women in luxury Hong Kong apartment

- CBS NEWS - US

British double murderer appeals Hong Kong conviction

HONG KONG, China, Dec 12 - A British banker jailed for life for the horrifying murder of two Indonesian women at his upscale Hong Kong apartment in a cocaine-fuelled rampage appealed against his conviction Tuesday. Cambridge University graduate Rurik Jutting tortured Sumarti Ningsih for three days , filming parts of her ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

China to set 2018 policies during upcoming annual economic work conference in Beijing

China’s annual Central Economic Work Conference will begin on Monday, December 18, during which the ruling Communist Party’s economic agenda for 2018 will be mapped out, the website of Hong Kong-based Phoenix TV reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed sources. The three-day policymaking conference, led by President ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Chinese 'gold-digger' steals US$450,000 worth of precious gems from jewellery store

Chinese police are on the hunt for a person who drilled a hole into the rear wall of a gold shop and made off with jewellery worth 3 million yuan . The theft happened on Friday night in the city of Nanchong, southwestern China’s Sichuan province, local news website Chuanbao Guancha reported. Hammer-wielding thieves ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Reuters Video: Former banker in double murder appeals sentence in Hong Kong

A lawyer for Rurik Jutting, who was jailed for life in Hong Kong for the murder of two Indonesian women he tortured and raped, says the judge who presided over the gruesome trial last year had misdirected the jury. Grace Lee reports. — Reuters

- The Malay Mail - MY

Taiwan market: Nexstgo announces Avita brand consumer notebooks

Hong Kong-based notebook brand startup Nexstgo has announced its Liber series consumer notebooks under its Avita brand in Taiwan and will launch its enterprise SU and NS series products starting the first quarter of 2018.

- DigiTimes - TW

Judge misdirected jury on Rurik Jutting’s ‘abnormal mind’, lawyer argues in banker’s appeal against double murder conviction

Rurik Jutting, the British banker jailed for life for the gruesome killings of two Indonesian women in Hong Kong, was back in court on Tuesday for an appeal, with his lawyers arguing that a trial judge had misdirected the jury on their client’s “abnormal mind”. While having an “abnormality of ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Teaching Chinese culture in a modern context: how an international school gives its students an immersive experience

After walking between the indigenous Canadian totem poles at the entrance, we are surprised to find a whole floor of Chinese classrooms tucked away in the ski lodge-like architecture of the Canadian International School of Hong Kong. As we enter the Chinese Culture Centre located on the 11th floor right above the main ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Carrie Lam rejects call to mediate tensions in Legco over rule book changes, says pan-dems would not want her to interfere

Hong Kong’s leader on Tuesday turned down a veteran politician’s suggestion that she mediate between rival camps in the legislature, who are locked in a clash over one side’s proposed changes to the rule book to curb filibustering. Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said changing the rules was ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong extends commuter subsidies to more types of public transport, costing government HK$2.3 billion a year

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor announced on Tuesday the expansion of a proposed public commuter fare subsidy scheme to include more types of bus, minibus and ferry services. More than two million commuters would benefit from the scheme, with subsidies costing the government HK$2.3 billion each year, she ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Volunteer event at Dawn Island rehab centre helps tear down stereotypes of addiction

Before Michelle Chan Tsz-wai made the one-hour boat ride to an island drug rehabilitation centre with 19 other volunteers from a Hong Kong law firm, she thought she had a pretty good idea about what people who suffered from addiction were like. Chan, who works at Deacons law firm, said she was expecting to find a group that ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

British Banker Rurik Jutting Is Applying to Appeal His Double Murder Conviction

The 32 year-old was convicted last year of the murder of two women in Hong Kong

- TIME Magazine - US

UK banker back in Hong Kong court for murder appeal

HONG KONG — A British banker sentenced to life in prison for the gruesome slayings of two Indonesian women appeared in a Hong Kong court on Tuesday in a bid to appeal his conviction.Lawyers for Rurik Jutting presented their...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

UK banker back in Hong Kong court for murder appeal

A British banker sentenced to life in prison for the gruesome slayings of two Indonesian women has appeared in a Hong Kong court in a bid to appeal his conviction.

- FOX News - US

Profile of Sydney-based quarterly Mekong Review, which publishes essays and investigations about culture and politics of SE Asia where free speech is threatened

Mike Ives / New York Times: Profile of Sydney-based quarterly Mekong Review, which publishes essays and investigations about culture and politics of SE Asia where free speech is threatened  —  HONG KONG — At Monument Books, a bookstore in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the magazine racks are stacked with copies of The ...

- Mediagazer - US

Hong Kong investors go defensive in $3bn property auction

Link shopping-malls transaction deviates from speculative frenzy

- Financial Times - US

Brit's lawyer argues judge misled HK jury in double murder trial

HONG KONG, Dec 12 — A lawyer for a former British banker who was jailed for life in Hong Kong for the murder of two Indonesian women he tortured and raped said this morning that the judge who presided over the gruesome trial last year had...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Protesters camped outside Legco removed as pan-dems protest rule changes

Metal barricades and metre-high fences last used to restrain protesters during the Occupy movement in 2014 reappeared on Monday around Hong Kong’s legislature, as pan-democratic lawmakers vowed to hold overnight vigils against rules to curb filibustering. By evening, they had set up several tents, as tensions grew ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Bittersweet 93rd birthday for veteran Hong Kong DJ ‘Uncle Ray’ as he mourns friend and singer Mona Fong

Nothing could describe the mixed feelings of veteran Hong Kong radio DJ Ray Cordeiro as he celebrates his birthday while also mourning the death of a long-time friend. The music guru, who turns 93 on Tuesday, reflected on 60 years of “fond memories” from his friendship with late singer Mona Fong Yat-wah, whose ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Expect electricity bills to rise 1 or 2 per cent, Hong Kong customers told

Hong Kong customers have been asked to expect higher electricity bills next year, with a member of a government panel on energy policy anticipating an increase in tariffs of one or two per cent. The environment minister, Wong Kam-sing, also hinted they should be prepared to dig deeper into their pockets for electricity in ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Stamford American School has a forward-looking global mentorship program

A forward-looking global mentorship program is a key feature at Stamford American School Hong Kong, which started classes at its Ho Man Tin campus in September. The aim is to give students new insights and interests by teaming up with thought leaders and speakers who are experts in diverse fields, including science, sports, ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

E-sports in Hong Kong may get regular government-sponsored venue at Cyberport

Hong Kong may get its first government-sponsored venue for e-sports, a growing industry seen as a potential growth engine for the city, if a technology park proposal is approved by authorities. On Monday, Herman Lam Heung-yeung, head of Cyberport in Pok Fu Lam, revealed the plan to a Legislative Council panel. Lam said the ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Expect bigger, more complex fireworks show during Hong Kong New Year’s countdown at Victoria Harbour

Fireworks fans take note – the Tourism Board has promised a bigger and more complex show at the coming New Year’s countdown at Victoria Harbour. The musical fireworks, which will have their display area widened by 35 per cent to 1.1km along the harbourfront, will be part of the New Year countdown celebrations ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

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