Investigation: HK$500 fine after Hong Kong landowner cleared trees in Lantau country park

The government has handed down a HK$500 fine after trees were illegally removed next to an expansive private plot in a Hong Kong country park. The penalty came 16 months after villagers and activists first reported land clearing activities to the authorities. In January 2020, villagers living near Pui O and conservation activists saw construction […]

On a quiet Tuen Ng: Appreciating Hong Kong’s dragon boat culture

By Truston Yu Tuen Ng, commonly referred to as the Dragon Boat Festival, is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. 2021 marks a significant occasion for dragon boat in Hong Kong and the rest of the world. It has been three decades since this ancient Chinese tradition was institutionalized into a […]

China slams G7 ‘political manipulation’ after Xinjiang, Hong Kong criticism

China on Monday accused the G7 of “political manipulation” after it criticised Beijing over its human rights record in Xinjiang and Hong Kong. In a communique after a three-day summit in England, G7 leaders slammed China over abuses against minorities in the Xinjiang region and pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong, while US President Joe Biden called for Beijing to […]

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