The Housing Authority is to argue against giving same-sex couples inheritance rights for public flats in the city’s highest court. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong bid to quash same-sex couples’ right to inherit public housing approved

Housing Authority given leave to ask Court of Final Appeal to reverse earlier decision allowing same-sex couples to inherit public housing flats.

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Hongkonger suspected of pouring liquid on girl sent to psychiatric facility

Li Kwok-ding, 56, was arrested on Friday evening right after allegedly splashing a 17-year-old girl with warm liquid in Causeway Bay.

Li Kwok-ding, 56, was arrested on Friday evening right after allegedly splashing a 17-year-old girl with warm liquid in Causeway Bay.

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HK$100,000 in cash, 18 bottles of spirits stolen from Hong Kong restaurant

Break-in at first-floor restaurant in Sham Shui Po’s Pak Tin Commercial Centre discovered at around 7am, after staff left eatery just before midnight.

Break-in at first-floor restaurant in Sham Shui Po’s Pak Tin Commercial Centre discovered at around 7am, after staff left eatery just before midnight.

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Being scammed? Potential victims to get alerts from Hong Kong police Scameter app

Reported scam losses hit HK$5.49 billion last year with fraudsters changing methods to trick victims.

Reported scam losses hit HK$5.49 billion last year with fraudsters changing methods to trick victims.

26 Feb 2024 - 7:00AM

Stand-up paddle boarder drifts from Shenzhen waters to Hong Kong overnight

Police say 59-year-old man claims he fell into sea while paddle boarding in Shenzhen, coming ashore in remote Sai Kung village next day.

Police say 59-year-old man claims he fell into sea while paddle boarding in Shenzhen, coming ashore in remote Sai Kung village next day.

25 Feb 2024 - 10:12PM

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A still from the music video of protest song “Glory to Hong Kong”. The government has urged internet giant Google to censor the tune. Photo: YouTube

Hong Kong court concerned over lack of clarity in proposed ban on protest song

Parts of draft ban ambiguous and fail to meet required legal standards, court says, asking justice chief Paul Lam to re-amend injunction order.

24 Feb 2024 - 8:52PM

Hong Kong man arrested for allegedly splashing warm, unknown liquid on 10 women

Man, 56, caught in a police operation in Causeway Bay after allegedly splashing unknown liquid onto the buttocks of 17-year-old girl.

Man, 56, caught in a police operation in Causeway Bay after allegedly splashing unknown liquid onto the buttocks of 17-year-old girl.

24 Feb 2024 - 8:55PM

Hong Kong vows to regulate stablecoins, over-the-counter crypto shops

The government will submit a bill on licensing rules for stablecoin issuers and OTC trading services to the legislature ‘as soon as practicable’, says the city’s financial affairs chief.

The government will submit a bill on licensing rules for stablecoin issuers and OTC trading services to the legislature ‘as soon as practicable’, says the city’s financial affairs chief.

23 Feb 2024 - 6:30PM

Hong Kong customs arrests Macau chauffeur, seizes gold bars worth HK$10 million

Twenty gold bars found hidden behind the car’s glove box were possibly intended for mainland China.

Twenty gold bars found hidden behind the car’s glove box were possibly intended for mainland China.

23 Feb 2024 - 5:30PM

Hong Kong court allows bid by Jimmy Lai, 6 others to have convictions quashed

Seven are among nine opposition figures convicted in 2021 of organising and taking part in banned march.

Seven are among nine opposition figures convicted in 2021 of organising and taking part in banned march.

23 Feb 2024 - 9:34PM

Police to set up CCTV cameras in Mong Kok first with more across Hong Kong later

Police are planning to install surveillance cameras in high-crime public areas across city’s 18 districts to ensure public security.

Police are planning to install surveillance cameras in high-crime public areas across city’s 18 districts to ensure public security.

23 Feb 2024 - 9:52PM

Hong Kong police investigate photos allegedly showing coach having sex with pupil

Coach was fired after the intimate photos circulated online on Thursday.

Coach was fired after the intimate photos circulated online on Thursday.

23 Feb 2024 - 8:49PM

‘Prison authorities to seek ban on those being supervised from leaving Hong Kong’

Commissioner of Correctional Services Wong Kwok-hing says potential ban is response to activist who sought asylum overseas while under supervision orders last year.

Commissioner of Correctional Services Wong Kwok-hing says potential ban is response to activist who sought asylum overseas while under supervision orders last year.

22 Feb 2024 - 9:49PM

Hong Kong’s Jimmy Lai wanted paper to prepare US sanctions list, court told

Court hears evidence on Apple Daily’s decisions to play up certain events after national security law took effect.

Court hears evidence on Apple Daily’s decisions to play up certain events after national security law took effect.

22 Feb 2024 - 9:46PM

Man faces at least 4 years in Hong Kong jail for pangolin scale smuggling

Hong Endian, 52, told by judge ‘only and irresistible inference’ was that he had colluded with others to bring the scales of endangered species to city.

Hong Endian, 52, told by judge ‘only and irresistible inference’ was that he had colluded with others to bring the scales of endangered species to city.

22 Feb 2024 - 11:00PM

Mastermind and team leader of plot to bomb officers in Hong Kong plead guilty

Ng Chi-hung and Wong Chun-keung, leader of ‘Dragonteam’ channel on Telegram, admit to crime under United Nations anti-terrorism ordinance.

Ng Chi-hung and Wong Chun-keung, leader of ‘Dragonteam’ channel on Telegram, admit to crime under United Nations anti-terrorism ordinance.

22 Feb 2024 - 10:35PM

Hongkonger held after allegedly hiding HK$8.7 million in drugs to appear in court

Police alleged to have found 1kg of suspected ketamine in paper bag that man, 48, was carrying during stop and search.

Police alleged to have found 1kg of suspected ketamine in paper bag that man, 48, was carrying during stop and search.

22 Feb 2024 - 4:18PM

Hong Kong cabby jailed for 8 years, banned from driving over role in fatal crash

Two pedestrians died and four were injured when Mok Pui-wa sped up ahead of red light as he tried to overtake cars, with his taxi slamming into safety island.

Two pedestrians died and four were injured when Mok Pui-wa sped up ahead of red light as he tried to overtake cars, with his taxi slamming into safety island.

22 Feb 2024 - 4:18PM

Hong Kong police arrest 3 suspected triad members over alleged motorist assault

Argument broke out between victim, 30, and passer-by, who allegedly breached traffic rules while crossing the street.

Argument broke out between victim, 30, and passer-by, who allegedly breached traffic rules while crossing the street.

22 Feb 2024 - 4:11PM

Safety belt ‘may have saved’ Hong Kong worker in fatal scaffolding collapse

The 51-year-old woman was standing on the 15-by-eight-metre scaffolding when it fell from a high-rise building.

The 51-year-old woman was standing on the 15-by-eight-metre scaffolding when it fell from a high-rise building.

22 Feb 2024 - 9:00AM