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‘Why aren’t cig­a­rettes banned?’ Hong Kong calls time on CBD boom
CBD prod­ucts have be­come pop­u­lar in re­cent years among Hong Kongers seek­ing re­lief from anx­i­ety, de­pres­sion and stress.
16 Aug 2022
What’s go­ing on in Hong Kong’s courts?
Thou­sands have been ar­rest­ed over the 2019 protests, and more than 1,000 tri­als are cur­rent­ly un­der way.
13 Aug 2022
From: Witness
Dear Fu­ture Chil­dren: A new gen­er­a­tion of ac­tivism
Meet a new gen­er­a­tion of ac­tivists bring­ing the world’s at­ten­tion to in­equal­i­ty, democ­ra­cy and cli­mate change.
10 Aug 2022
Hong Kong cuts ho­tel quar­an­tine to 3 days as city’s im­age slumps
An­nounce­ment comes amid mount­ing frus­tra­tion with in­ter­na­tion­al fi­nan­cial cen­tre’s iso­la­tion as world lives with COVID.
8 Aug 2022
Hong Kong slips into sec­ond re­ces­sion since 2019 mass protests
In­ter­na­tion­al fi­nan­cial hub’s econ­o­my shrinks 1.4 per­cent in the sec­ond quar­ter, af­ter pre­vi­ous 3.9 per­cent de­cline.
2 Aug 2022
From: 101 East
Right to Re­port: Press Free­dom in Hong Kong
101 East in­ves­ti­gates the state of press free­dom in Hong Kong.
28 Jul 2022
HSBC says Chi­na’s Com­mu­nist par­ty branch­es have ‘no in­flu­ence’
State­ment comes af­ter me­dia re­ports that a CCP com­mit­tee was es­tab­lished at one of the bank’s units.
22 Jul 2022
An An, world’s old­est male pan­da in cap­tiv­i­ty, dies at 35
The gi­ant pan­da was a gift from the Chi­nese gov­ern­ment to Hong Kong in 1999, and was kept at a theme park.
21 Jul 2022
Grand­ma Wong, vet­er­an Hong Kong pro­test­er, jailed
The vet­er­an ac­tivist served two short terms in prison in July 2021 and in April this year.
14 Jul 2022
Macau clos­es casi­nos for first time in two years over COVID
Chi­nese ter­ri­to­ry and oth­er cities on main­land im­pose strict curbs to stamp out an Omi­cron-fu­elled out­break of the virus
11 Jul 2022
Hong Kong sus­pends COVID flight bans that fu­elled ex­pat ex­o­dus
Re­stric­tions eased as au­thor­i­ties cite ‘so­cial chaos’ and flight ban’s neg­a­tive ef­fect on re­turn­ing stu­dents
7 Jul 2022
Sedi­tion tri­al opens in Hong Kong for group held over kids’ books
Five speech ther­a­pists face up to two years in jail if found guilty of sedi­tion for writ­ing chil­dren’s books.
5 Jul 2022
Cana­da says de­nied ac­cess to tri­al of Chi­nese-Cana­di­an ty­coon
Bil­lion­aire Xiao Jian­hua has not been seen in pub­lic since dis­ap­pear­ing from a lux­u­ry Hong Kong ho­tel in Jan­u­ary 2017.
5 Jul 2022
Hong Kong law­mak­er who met Chi­na’s Xi tests pos­i­tive for COVID
Xi was in Hong Kong to mark 25 years since the ter­ri­to­ry’s re­turn to Chi­nese sov­er­eign­ty.
4 Jul 2022
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