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Thursday, August 5, 2021
Embattled Hong Kong teachers’ union withdraws from pro-democracy group and int’l body

Embattled Hong Kong teachers’ union withdraws from pro-democracy group and int’l body Hong Kong Free Press - 5 hours ago

  • Hong Kong’s largest teachers’ union, which has come under fire from both Beijing and the city government for its political leanings, has announced it is quitting the pro-democracy Hong Kong Conf…
Hong Kong women’s table tennis team win bronze at Tokyo Olympics

Hong Kong women’s table tennis team win bronze at Tokyo Olympics Hong Kong Free Press - 5 hours ago

  • The women’s table tennis team won a fourth medal for Hong Kong at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday, recovering from an initial defeat to beat Germany 3-1 in the city’s most successful Games. Doo H…
Hong Kong drops charges against Cantopop star and pro-democracy politician over election performance

Hong Kong drops charges against Cantopop star and pro-democracy politician over election performance Hong Kong Free Press - 5 hours ago

  • Hong Kong’s Department of Justice has withdrawn charges against Cantopop singer Anthony Wong and former pro-democracy lawmaker Au Nok-hin. The move comes three days after they were arrested by t…
Legal scholar Eric Cheung quits HKU governing body after student leaders barred from campus

Legal scholar Eric Cheung quits HKU governing body after student leaders barred from campus Hong Kong Free Press - 12 hours ago

  • Law professor Eric Cheung Tat-ming has quit the governing council of the University of Hong Kong (HKU), after it barred student leaders from campus over their expressions of sympathy for a man w…
Olympics: Hong Kong’s Grace Lau bags bronze medal in women’s kata

Olympics: Hong Kong’s Grace Lau bags bronze medal in women’s kata Hong Kong Free Press - 5 hours ago

  • Hong Kong’s Grace Lau has won the city’s first Olympic medal in karate at the women’s solo kata competition at the Tokyo Olympics. Lau, 29, won bronze as Hong Kong’s only karateka competing at t…
Activist Chow Hang-tung released on bail

Activist Chow Hang-tung released on bail RTHK - 10 hours ago

  • The High Court on Thursday granted bail to activist and barrister Chow Hang-tung, the vice-chairwoman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China. Chow is cha…
Thousands queue up on day two of Macau's mass testing

Thousands queue up on day two of Macau's mass testing RTHK - 13 hours ago

  • Thousands of Macau residents queued up on Thursday to get checked for Covid, on the second day of a mandatory territory-wide testing programme. At around 10am, queues ranging from dozens to arou…

National security law: 3 Hong Kong teens sentenced to hard labour for conspiring to threaten supporters of Beijing-decreed legislation with knives South China Morning Post - 12 hours ago

  • Three secondary school students who admitted to possessing knives they planned to use to threaten two supporters of Hong Kong’s national security law last year have been sentenced to up to six m…
Australia plans payouts to 'stolen generation'

Australia plans payouts to 'stolen generation' RTHK - 19 hours ago

  • Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Thursday one-off payments to many Indigenous Australians who were forcibly removed from their homes as children. The federal government red…
No Covid cases found in overnight lockdowns

No Covid cases found in overnight lockdowns RTHK - 21 hours ago

  • The overnight compulsory Covid testing operations at a block of flats in Sham Shui Po, and at a hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui, have been completed with health authorities so far finding no cases. Offic…

Hong Kong police arrest 2 plumbers accused of exaggerating severity of clogs to con clients into paying exorbitant fees South China Morning Post - 12 hours ago

  • Hong Kong police have arrested two plumbers on suspicion of fraud and criminal intimidation after they were accused of exaggerating how badly drains were clogged and threatening disaster for cus…

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