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Lau Siu-kai sees no impact from Beijing overtures on local pollsBut Lau, a former head of the Central Policy Unit, does believe the meeting and
Lau Siu-kai sees no impact from Beijing overtures on local polls
The Standard / Posted 20 hours ago
But Lau, a former head of the Central Policy Unit, does believe the meeting and the invitation for three moderate pan-democrats to watch Thursday’s military parade in Beijing may divide the pan-democratic camp further. Still, Lau said he expects... Read more
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The Standard
Three activists jailed for Legco lobby protestThe leader of the protest, Bobo Yip, was jailed for two weeks. Wong Kan-yuen wa
Three activists jailed for Legco lobby protest
The Standard / Posted 3 days ago
The leader of the protest, Bobo Yip, was jailed for two weeks. Wong Kan-yuen was sentenced to three weeks' imprisonment, while Dickson Cheung was given a one-week custodial sentence. The three defendants were among hundreds of protesters who were... Read more
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The Standard
Fourth student faces Occupy protest chargesDerek Lam, a member of the student activist group Scholarism, was informed of t
Fourth student faces Occupy protest charges
The Standard / Posted 3 days ago
Derek Lam, a member of the student activist group Scholarism, was informed of the charge he faces when reported back to Police Headquarters in Wan Chai today. He has been released on bail and will appear on Eastern Court on September 2 together with... Read more
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The Standard
Yau Ma Tei sex worker murder accused remandedThe man was arrested shortly after the woman, who came to Hong Kong from the ma
Yau Ma Tei sex worker murder accused remanded
The Standard / Posted 3 days ago
The man was arrested shortly after the woman, who came to Hong Kong from the mainland on a two-way permit, was found dead with multiple knife wounds in a flat in Yau Ma Tei on Wednesday. No plea taken and the case was adjourned to November 6 for the... Read more
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The Standard
Beijing warms to democratsIt was the first meeting between the two sides since the Hong Kong government's
Beijing warms to democrats
The Standard / Posted 4 days ago
It was the first meeting between the two sides since the Hong Kong government's political reform proposal was voted down by pro-democracy legislators in June. The party said a deputy director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, Feng Wei, was... Read more
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The Standard
Woman charged with murdering sonBut no plea was taken and the case was adjourned to October 22. The woman, who
Woman charged with murdering son
The Standard / Posted 4 days ago
But no plea was taken and the case was adjourned to October 22. The woman, who is aged 30, was remanded in custody. The prosecution said there was no eyewitness in the case and the woman was the only guardian of the baby.—RTHK... Read more
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The Standard
Occupy student leaders report to copsScholarism leader, Joshua Wong, and the current and former heads of the Federat
Occupy student leaders report to cops
The Standard / Posted 4 days ago
Scholarism leader, Joshua Wong, and the current and former heads of the Federation of Students, Nathan Law and Alex Chow, face charges including inciting others to join and taking part in an unauthorized assembly. The charges relate to a protest on... Read more
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The Standard
Protesters demand water tests at all schoolsThis comes after a primary school in SheK Kip Mei detected its tap water contai
Protesters demand water tests at all schools
The Standard / Posted 4 days ago
This comes after a primary school in SheK Kip Mei detected its tap water contained lead that exceeded the safety limit by more than 20 times. Members of the Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood and the Democratic Party demonstrated... Read more
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The Standard
HKU says police to investigate disrupted meeting; union plans governance voteUnion head Billy Fung, said it will study the governance structure of overseas
HKU says police to investigate disrupted meeting; union plans governance vote
The Standard / Posted 5 days ago
Union head Billy Fung, said it will study the governance structure of overseas universities before making a final proposal. There are suggestions that the law which automatically names the Chief Executive as the chancellor of universities in Hong... Read more
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The Standard
Company exec admits bogus test reports for gutter oil exporterSo Tat-wai, a director of the surveyors Eagle View, followed the instruction of
Company exec admits bogus test reports for gutter oil exporter
The Standard / Posted 6 days ago
So Tat-wai, a director of the surveyors Eagle View, followed the instruction of the trading company Globalway Corporation, and issued false certificates and reports claiming that the oil was suitable for humans when in fact the products were never... Read more
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The Standard
Syndicates bringing hundreds of Vietnamese to HKFigures show a five-fold increase in the numbers of Vietnamese illegal immigran
Syndicates bringing hundreds of Vietnamese to HK
The Standard / Posted 7 days ago
Figures show a five-fold increase in the numbers of Vietnamese illegal immigrants who have been arrested. More than 1,300 have been intercepted in the first seven months of this year. It comes amid a surge in claims for asylum. An assistant... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Transcript of an Online Press Briefing With the IMF Managing DirectorWashington, D.C. July 29, 2015 Webcast of the press briefing SPEAKERS: Chri
Transcript of an Online Press Briefing With the IMF Managing Director
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
Washington, D.C. July 29, 2015 Webcast of the press briefing SPEAKERS: Christine Lagarde Managing Director, IMF Gerry Rice Director, Communications Department, IMF MR. RICE: Good morning, everyone. And welcome to this Press Briefing here, at... Read more
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The Standard
Lead found in water at primary schoolThis comes as Professional Teachers' Union demanded that the government test wa
Lead found in water at primary school
The Standard / Posted 10 days ago
This comes as Professional Teachers' Union demanded that the government test water in all schools. The SKH St. Thomas’ Primary School found the lead after testing a water sample from one of its classrooms. The sample contained 43.2 milligrams of... Read more
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The Standard
Assailants jailed 19 years each for attack on editorThe pair were found guilty last week. In sentencing, High Court judge Madam Ju
Assailants jailed 19 years each for attack on editor
The Standard / Posted 10 days ago
The pair were found guilty last week. In sentencing, High Court judge Madam Justice Esther Toh called the attack “senseless,’’ and said a heavy jail term was necessary to reflect the severity of the offense as well as the implications of the attack... Read more
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The Standard
Town planners said to approve Tsim Sha Tsui projectThe plan – jointly put forward by New World Development (NWD) and the Leisure a
Town planners said to approve Tsim Sha Tsui project
The Standard / Posted 10 days ago
The plan – jointly put forward by New World Development (NWD) and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) – involves 3.7 hectares of popular waterfront area, which, if approved, would be closed off for three years. The board’s metro... Read more
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The Standard
Jakarta promises HK to exclude agencies ripping off helpersThe delegation, which was led by the chairwoman of the Democratic Party, lawmak
Jakarta promises HK to exclude agencies ripping off helpers
The Standard / Posted 12 days ago
The delegation, which was led by the chairwoman of the Democratic Party, lawmaker Emily Lau, had raised serious concerns about the monitoring and regulating of employment agencies with Indonesian officials in Jakarta. Earlier, they visited Manila to... Read more
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The Standard
Business exec jailed for life for mistress murderThe seven-member jury convicted Chan Man-sum of a charge of murder after delibe
Business exec jailed for life for mistress murder
The Standard / Posted 12 days ago
The seven-member jury convicted Chan Man-sum of a charge of murder after deliberating for less than three hours. The court heard earlier that Chan killed the woman in her home in Amoy Garden in Kowloon Bay and removed the body after placing it in a... Read more
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The Standard
HK$3,000 fine for flag attack at protestThe Eastern Court heard that the defendant, Ngai Che-wing, was taking part in a
HK$3,000 fine for flag attack at protest
The Standard / Posted 12 days ago
The Eastern Court heard that the defendant, Ngai Che-wing, was taking part in an event in Admiralty to support the government’s plan to develop northeastern New Territories. The victim – who opposed the proposal – was filming the event when Ngai went... Read more
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The Standard
Wong Yuk-man charged with assaultHe was advised of the charges when he reported to the Central Police Station in
Wong Yuk-man charged with assault
The Standard / Posted 13 days ago
He was advised of the charges when he reported to the Central Police Station in the afternoon today. Wong said he was told to appear in the Eastern Court on Thursday. The incident happened during a question-and-answer session between lawmakers and... Read more
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The Standard
Bangkok blast) Two young HK women killedSix other Hong Kong residents were amongst the dozens of people injured. Eight
Bangkok blast) Two young HK women killed
The Standard / Posted 13 days ago
Six other Hong Kong residents were amongst the dozens of people injured. Eight foreigners were amongst the dead. In addition to the two Hong Kong residents, three mainland Chinese, two Malaysians, and a Filipino also lost their lives. The... Read more
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The Standard
Bangkok blast) Refund demands worry travel agentsTung said disputes were likely because the red travel alert is not as explicit
Bangkok blast) Refund demands worry travel agents
The Standard / Posted 13 days ago
Tung said disputes were likely because the red travel alert is not as explicit as the black travel alert in advising against trips. “The passengers will want to cancel their trip and get a refund. But the travel agents have to check with airlines... Read more
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The Standard
Democrat plans joint meeting of main helper originating countriesThis was revealed by Democratic Party leader Emily Lau, who has just returned f
Democrat plans joint meeting of main helper originating countries
The Standard / Posted 14 days ago
This was revealed by Democratic Party leader Emily Lau, who has just returned from a trip to Jarkarta, where she and other members of the Domestic Workers Roundtable held talks with senior Indonesian officials. She traveled to Manila earlier this... Read more
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The Standard
No decision yet on Uber prosecutionThe Secretary for Justice, Rimsky Yuen, said the Justice Department was awaitin
No decision yet on Uber prosecution
The Standard / Posted 14 days ago
The Secretary for Justice, Rimsky Yuen, said the Justice Department was awaiting further evidence. Last week police arrested 10 Uber drivers and office staff. The drivers are accused of accepting passengers without permits and third-party insurance,... Read more
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The Standard
Protesters denounce Japanese brutalitiesThe protesters demanded that Tokyo apologize for the brutalities committed duri
Protesters denounce Japanese brutalities
The Standard / Posted 17 days ago
The protesters demanded that Tokyo apologize for the brutalities committed during the war, and compensate the Chinese people. The groups also slammed the Japanese government for pushing ahead with security legislation that would expand the role of... Read more
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The Standard
Carson Yeung conviction appeal allowedThe former Birmingham City football club chairman was jailed for six years in M
Carson Yeung conviction appeal allowed
The Standard / Posted 17 days ago
The former Birmingham City football club chairman was jailed for six years in March last year for laundering more than HK$700 million. The Court of Final Appeal decided to grant leave for appeal and is scheduled to hear the case for three days... Read more
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Market Watch
You think China has problems? Look at JapanWASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — If you think China has economic problems, take a loo
You think China has problems? Look at Japan
Market Watch / Posted 17 days ago
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — If you think China has economic problems, take a look at Japan where the challenges are arguably far greater. The top priority is restoring robust growth to an economy that has been trapped in deflation and decay for 20... Read more
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The Standard
British exec charged following daughter’s deathNick Cousins has also been charged with helping the girls’ mother, Herminia Gar
British exec charged following daughter’s death
The Standard / Posted 18 days ago
Nick Cousins has also been charged with helping the girls’ mother, Herminia Garcia, overstay her visa. The Filipina – who has lived in Hong Kong for 20 years – was earlier charged with overstaying. However, a separate charge of neglect relating to... Read more
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The Standard
Judge to head lead-tainted water inquiryChief Executive, Leung Chun-ying, also said former Ombudsman, Alan Lai, will be
Judge to head lead-tainted water inquiry
The Standard / Posted 18 days ago
Chief Executive, Leung Chun-ying, also said former Ombudsman, Alan Lai, will be the only other member of the panel. Leung made the announcement following a special Executive Council meeting, almost a month after he first announced his intention to... Read more
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The Standard
DSC founder and wife freed on police bailPolice said the pair are suspected of involvement in a conspiracy to defraud. T
DSC founder and wife freed on police bail
The Standard / Posted 19 days ago
Police said the pair are suspected of involvement in a conspiracy to defraud. They were arrested at the Macau Ferry Terminal in Sheung Wan on Monday on arrival in the city. Commercial Crime Bureau officers began an inquiry following complaints from... Read more
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The Standard
300 days and counting for idling over Ken Tsang’s beating complaintAbout 20 members of the front who took part in the demonstration called for the
300 days and counting for idling over Ken Tsang’s beating complaint
The Standard / Posted 20 days ago
About 20 members of the front who took part in the demonstration called for the prosecution of the officers. Video footage aired by TVB showed a group of men hauling the activist to a dark corner in Tamar Park in Admiralty, and were seen punching... Read more
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The Standard
Legco urged to invoke special powers to investigate lead scandalPro-government legislators had voted down an earlier proposal moved by another
Legco urged to invoke special powers to investigate lead scandal
The Standard / Posted 20 days ago
Pro-government legislators had voted down an earlier proposal moved by another Democratic Party legislator, Wu Chi-wai, to use the Powers and Privileges Ordinance to force the government to produce all related records and documents. The Chief... Read more
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The Standard
Unions demand end to MPF misuse as severance payThe mechanism allows employers to use their contributions to the MPF scheme to
Unions demand end to MPF misuse as severance pay
The Standard / Posted 20 days ago
The mechanism allows employers to use their contributions to the MPF scheme to cover severance and long-service payments when they fire a worker. But unionists say the system deprives employees of their retirement benefits, especially for low-income... Read more
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The Standard
Cash-grab engineer spared jailThe Eastern Court heard that the accused, So Kam-cheung, picked up a wad of ban
Cash-grab engineer spared jail
The Standard / Posted 21 days ago
The Eastern Court heard that the accused, So Kam-cheung, picked up a wad of banknotes after getting off a bus. So pleaded guilty two weeks ago to one count of theft. A probation officer’s report said So was remorseful, while So’s lawyer told the... Read more
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Zero Hedge
August 7Overnight Media Digest * Donald Trump kicked off the first Republican presiden
August 7
Zero Hedge / Posted 24 days ago
Overnight Media Digest * Donald Trump kicked off the first Republican presidential debate by refusing to promise not to run against the eventual party nominee if he doesn't clinch the nomination, an unpopular stance with GOP voters that could... Read more
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The Standard
Group airs housing gripesAround 20 members of the concern group, The Forthright Caucus, lodged complaint
Group airs housing gripes
The Standard / Posted 24 days ago
Around 20 members of the concern group, The Forthright Caucus, lodged complaints with the Legislative Council and accused the administration of not fulfilling its obligations under the Conditional Tenancy Scheme that is meant to address the urgent... Read more
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The Standard
Leung Kwok-hung fined for attacking protesterThe Department of Justice had asked for a review of the verdict. Explaining hi
Leung Kwok-hung fined for attacking protester
The Standard / Posted 24 days ago
The Department of Justice had asked for a review of the verdict. Explaining his change of mind, Magistrate Jason Wan said the victim had provoked Leung first, but it was unnecessary and unreasonable for the legislator to have pushed the... Read more
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The Standard
New RTHK chief keeps eye on ATV operationLeung, who has worked in journalism for over 40 years, said his main priorities
New RTHK chief keeps eye on ATV operation
The Standard / Posted 24 days ago
Leung, who has worked in journalism for over 40 years, said his main priorities include getting new headquarters for RTHK and how it can take over the analogue television services of Asia Television (ATV) after its free-to-air license expires next... Read more
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The Standard
Emily Lau seeks inquiry on uni politicsPro-democracy scholar, Johannes Chan, was recommended for the post. The univers
Emily Lau seeks inquiry on uni politics
The Standard / Posted 24 days ago
Pro-democracy scholar, Johannes Chan, was recommended for the post. The university's governing body, the University of Hong Kong Council. has said it first needs to appoint a new provost before deciding on who should be named pro-vice-chancellor... Read more
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The Standard
New news chief makes the newsFriday, August 07, 2015A 40-year TV veteran has been named the new director of
New news chief makes the news
The Standard / Posted 25 days ago
Friday, August 07, 2015A 40-year TV veteran has been named the new director of broadcasting, but Leung Ka-wing's role in the Jiang Zemin death fiasco when he was ATV news chief has raised questions of whether he could defend RTHK's editorial... Read more
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The Standard
Civil service retirees seek court review of public housing eligibilityUnder the Civil Service Public Housing Quota Scheme, retiring civil servants in
Civil service retirees seek court review of public housing eligibility
The Standard / Posted 25 days ago
Under the Civil Service Public Housing Quota Scheme, retiring civil servants in disciplinary services get priority when they apply for public housing. They are also allowed to stay in their quarters until a flat is allocated. But the five retired... Read more
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The Standard
Lau tells Manila to rein in rip-off Philippine job agentsShe will meet the Labor Secretary, Matthew Cheung, tomorrow. Democratic Party
Lau tells Manila to rein in rip-off Philippine job agents
The Standard / Posted 25 days ago
She will meet the Labor Secretary, Matthew Cheung, tomorrow. Democratic Party chairwoman Emily Lau has just returned from Manila where she discussed the issue with Baldoz, and she told RTHK that while Manila was taking action to limit abuses,... Read more
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The Standard
A man who breathes life into local historyThursday, August 6, 2015  Newsfeeds Contact UsAbout UsPrint Adverti
A man who breathes life into local history
The Standard / Posted 26 days ago
Thursday, August 6, 2015  Newsfeeds Contact UsAbout UsPrint AdvertisingOnline AdvertisingArchive Site SearchThursday, August 06, 2015The more recent publications of renowned local historian Joseph... Read more
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The Standard
Kennedy Wong faces bribery chargesBut the case was adjourned until next month at the request of defense lawyers w
Kennedy Wong faces bribery charges
The Standard / Posted 26 days ago
But the case was adjourned until next month at the request of defense lawyers who said they wanted to make legal representations to the Department of Justice, but did not elaborate. Wong is a National Committee Member of the Chinese People's... Read more
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The Standard
Lawmaker Helena Wong questions water test credibilityLead levels exceeding World Health Organization standards have been found at se
Lawmaker Helena Wong questions water test credibility
The Standard / Posted 27 days ago
Lead levels exceeding World Health Organization standards have been found at seven estates so far, but the government has played down its severity, noting that samples from 18 other estates have acceptable levels of lead. But Wong, whose own tests... Read more
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The Standard
Mother of late Anita Mui given another chance to claim expensesTam Mei-kam had applied for HK$55 million to pay for her living and medical exp
Mother of late Anita Mui given another chance to claim expenses
The Standard / Posted 28 days ago
Tam Mei-kam had applied for HK$55 million to pay for her living and medical expenses, as well as a further HK$300,000 to cover outstanding rent. The Court of First Instance rejected the application in April. However, Court of Appeal judge Maria Yuen... Read more
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The Standard
Unions object to MTRC labor import planThe Labour Department has yet to give its approval. But the Organizing Secretar
Unions object to MTRC labor import plan
The Standard / Posted 28 days ago
The Labour Department has yet to give its approval. But the Organizing Secretary of the CTU, Fan Cheung-fung, pointed out that hundreds of express link workers were laid off just two months ago because of delays in the project, which will link Hong... Read more
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The Standard
Service order for Leung Kwok-hung attackerYiu Yau-pik was among a small group of people who threw eggs at Leung, popularl
Service order for Leung Kwok-hung attacker
The Standard / Posted 28 days ago
Yiu Yau-pik was among a small group of people who threw eggs at Leung, popularly known as ‘Longhair,’ outside the Legislative Council complex last October during the Occupy protests. Yiu had said the pro-democracy protests had hurt business, and... Read more
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HKU’s Mathieson regrets resignation of scientistAside from professor Yuen, another council member, Dr Cheung Kei-chung, also ad
HKU’s Mathieson regrets resignation of scientist
The Standard / Posted a month ago
Aside from professor Yuen, another council member, Dr Cheung Kei-chung, also admitted he had contemplated quitting but decided against it. Professor Mathieson said life is one long crisis at the moment in the university and not just a management... Read more
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The Standard
Frustration grows at universitySpeaking after microbiologist Yuen Kwok-yung announced that he is quitting the
Frustration grows at university
The Standard / Posted a month ago
Speaking after microbiologist Yuen Kwok-yung announced that he is quitting the HKU council, Fung said many share Professor Yuen's frustrations. The council has been accused of bowing to political pressure when it decided to postpone the appointment... Read more
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HKU scientist Yuen Kwok-yung resignsThe council is struggling with a controversy over a delay in the appointment of
HKU scientist Yuen Kwok-yung resigns
The Standard / Posted a month ago
The council is struggling with a controversy over a delay in the appointment of a pro-vice-xhancellor. The council has been accused of bowing to political pressure when it decided to postpone the appointment, which had been expected to go to a... Read more
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