Civil servants get off work in Admiralty. Civil servant dismissals reached 60 in the 2022-23 financial year. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Hong Kong politics

Number of sacked Hong Kong civil servants triples in 6 years

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Number of dismissals rose from 21 in 2017-18 financial year to 52 in 2021-22, before reaching 60 in 2022-23.

Civil servants get off work in Admiralty. Civil servant dismissals reached 60 in the 2022-23 financial year. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Number of sacked Hong Kong civil servants triples in 6 years

Number of dismissals rose from 21 in 2017-18 financial year to 52 in 2021-22, before reaching 60 in 2022-23.

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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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Hong Kong’s biggest banks roll out new cross-border wealth management products

HSBC, Standard Chartered and Hang Seng Bank are rolling out more products tied to the Wealth Management Connect scheme amid a drive by Beijing to boost the Greater Bay Area’s financial markets.

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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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Hong Kong’s biggest banks roll out new cross-border wealth management products

HSBC, Standard Chartered and Hang Seng Bank are rolling out more products tied to the Wealth Management Connect scheme amid a drive by Beijing to boost the Greater Bay Area’s financial markets.

HSBC, Standard Chartered and Hang Seng Bank are rolling out more products tied to the Wealth Management Connect scheme amid a drive by Beijing to boost the Greater Bay Area’s financial markets.

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Hong Kong politics

Beijing official touts Hong Kong’s key role as country’s global financial hub

Treasury minister Christopher Hui says Xia Baolong, Beijing’s point man for Hong Kong affairs, also called for greater focus on city’s offshore renminbi market.

Treasury minister Christopher Hui says Xia Baolong, Beijing’s point man for Hong Kong affairs, also called for greater focus on city’s offshore renminbi market.

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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.

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Hongkonger suspected of pouring liquid on girl sent to psychiatric facility

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.

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

Beijing official touts Hong Kong’s key role as country’s global financial hub

Treasury minister Christopher Hui says Xia Baolong, Beijing’s point man for Hong Kong affairs, also called for greater focus on city’s offshore renminbi market.

5 hours ago

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.

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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.

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Lunar New Year in Hong Kong

Tens of thousands of worshippers throng Hong Kong’s Che Kung Temple

Worshippers light incense sticks before Che Kung statue and thank deity for tiding them over Covid pandemic.

Worshippers light incense sticks before Che Kung statue and thank deity for tiding them over Covid pandemic.

12 Feb 2024 - 11:10PM

Enter the Dragon: tens of thousands flock to Hong Kong Lunar New Year parade

Many of the estimated 44,000 revellers lined the streets of Tsim Sha Tsui hours ahead of Saturday’s extravaganza.

Many of the estimated 44,000 revellers lined the streets of Tsim Sha Tsui hours ahead of Saturday’s extravaganza.

13 Feb 2024 - 9:07PM

Hong Kong ‘trapped in forest’, needs precise policies: Lunar New Year prophecy

Kenneth Lau, head of city’s rural leaders, draws ‘neutral’ fortune stick in annual ritual; fortune-teller Chan Tin-yan says prophecy means city is lost in the woods.

Kenneth Lau, head of city’s rural leaders, draws ‘neutral’ fortune stick in annual ritual; fortune-teller Chan Tin-yan says prophecy means city is lost in the woods.

11 Feb 2024 - 7:20PM
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Xia Baolong, director of Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, has economic focus for seven-day visit and will report back on city’s pulse after gauging public feedback.

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The Chubby Hearts art project was started in the UK by designer Anya Hindmarch. The Hong Kong edition drew criticism, but it has brought joy and laughter to the city, and we need more projects like it.

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Lunar New Year in Hong Kong

Tens of thousands of worshippers throng Hong Kong’s Che Kung Temple

Worshippers light incense sticks before Che Kung statue and thank deity for tiding them over Covid pandemic.

Worshippers light incense sticks before Che Kung statue and thank deity for tiding them over Covid pandemic.

12 Feb 2024 - 11:10PM

Enter the Dragon: tens of thousands flock to Hong Kong Lunar New Year parade

Many of the estimated 44,000 revellers lined the streets of Tsim Sha Tsui hours ahead of Saturday’s extravaganza.

Many of the estimated 44,000 revellers lined the streets of Tsim Sha Tsui hours ahead of Saturday’s extravaganza.

13 Feb 2024 - 9:07PM

Hong Kong ‘trapped in forest’, needs precise policies: Lunar New Year prophecy

Kenneth Lau, head of city’s rural leaders, draws ‘neutral’ fortune stick in annual ritual; fortune-teller Chan Tin-yan says prophecy means city is lost in the woods.

Kenneth Lau, head of city’s rural leaders, draws ‘neutral’ fortune stick in annual ritual; fortune-teller Chan Tin-yan says prophecy means city is lost in the woods.

11 Feb 2024 - 7:20PM
Hong Kong | OPINION
Chinese astronaut decorations are seen outside Wong Tai Sin Temple in Hong Kong on September 6, 2022. Photo: Yik Yeung-man

Opinion | How Hong Kong can play a critical role in the space economy

The “NewSpace” industry is passing Hong Kong by when the city has such capacity to fund and manage it, incubate talent and tech and help set up much-needed global regulations to deal with space debris.

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Opinion | Beijing’s point man in Hong Kong could clear the air on patriotism

A pro-establishment lawmaker’s criticism of a former Legco president’s questions about certain aspects of the proposed Article 23 legislation is troubling. The director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, who is visiting the city, could clarify how patriotism and constructive criticism can coexist.

A pro-establishment lawmaker’s criticism of a former Legco president’s questions about certain aspects of the proposed Article 23 legislation is troubling. The director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, who is visiting the city, could clarify how patriotism and constructive criticism can coexist.

26 Feb 2024 - 9:30AM
Beijing’s point man in Hong Kong could clear the air on patriotism

City Beat | What ‘facts’ for Beijing’s top man on Hong Kong affairs on his fact-finding mission?

Xia Baolong, director of Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, has economic focus for seven-day visit and will report back on city’s pulse after gauging public feedback.

Xia Baolong, director of Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, has economic focus for seven-day visit and will report back on city’s pulse after gauging public feedback.

25 Feb 2024 - 11:45PM
What ‘facts’ for Beijing’s top man on Hong Kong affairs on his fact-finding mission?

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