Government 25 September 2019

Private line linking to a Shenzhen court installed by a Hong Kong police intelligence division

An internal police division has installed a private line that connects the Wan Chai Police Headquarters in Hong Kong to a court in Shenzhen, China this August, lasting for a year, internal documents obtained by FactWire shows. 

Latest

Government

Standards reveal ranges and specifications of arms and ammunitions used by the police

30 August 2019

Standards and specifications of arms and ammunitions and arms commonly used by the police during dispersal at the protests state they could cause serious injuries or death if not fired within range. 

Government

Hong Kong police walked aimlessly before heading towards student leader’s direction after he bought laser pointers, CCTV shows

10 August 2019

Hong Kong police were seen idly walking in Sham Shui Po before they approached and arrested student leader Keith Fong for suspicion of possessing offensive weapons after he bought laser pointers, security camera footage obtained by FactWire has revealed.

Government

Officials absent from crucial press conference

5 August 2019

FactWire has discovered that since the demonstrations against extradition bill began on June 9, several principal officials have taken leave with durations ranging from seven to 17 days.

Government

Police Fired at Least 10 Rounds of Rubber Bullets During June 12 Protest Without Warning

26 July 2019

Police fired at least 10 rounds of rubber bullets without warning at anti-extradition bill protesters outside Hong Kong’s legislature on June 12, despite claiming that only “a few rounds” were used.

Government

Number of urgent suicidal cases goes up as Hong Kong’s extradition protests develop

6 July 2019

At least 22 people in online forums and 80 chat groups on mobile messaging app Telegram have been recorded to be on the verge of committing suicide in the past five days, alarming local experts as protest-linked deaths accumulated to four since Hong Kong’s extradition bill protests began in June.

Government

Protester in viral June 12 video questions violent police tactics

21 June 2019

A video on June 12 showing a young male protester in Admiralty coughing up blood has been viewed thousands of times on social media with some netizens claiming he had died. This claim is false. He is alive and spoke with FactWire about the experience.

Video

Hong Kong police walked aimlessly before heading towards student leader’s direction after he bought laser pointers, CCTV shows

10 August 2019

Hong Kong police were seen idly walking in Sham Shui Po before they approached and arrested student leader Keith Fong for suspicion of possessing offensive weapons after he bought laser pointers, security camera footage obtained by FactWire has revealed.

Police Fired at Least 10 Rounds of Rubber Bullets During June 12 Protest Without Warning

26 July 2019

Police fired at least 10 rounds of rubber bullets without warning at anti-extradition bill protesters outside Hong Kong’s legislature on June 12, despite claiming that only “a few rounds” were used.

HKT staff taught to cheat Lands Department inspection in leaked recording

10 May 2018

In an audio recording leaked to FactWire, an HKT manager is heard admitting that some offices in Ngau Tau Kok Engineering Centre were knowingly operating in violation of lease conditions, before telling her staff to remove incriminating items ahead of a visit yesterday by Lands Department officers

CCTV captures suspicious wetland blaze despite police ‘insufficient storage’ claim

24 April 2018

CCTV footage has emerged of the moment a suspicious fire broke out and ripped through a dock and a boat at the Nam Sang Wai wetland in early April, following a spate of suspected arson attacks targeted at the conservation area in Yuen Long, New Territories

A 14-hour journey

12 April 2018

In the aftermath of the deadliest bus crash in recent Hong Kong history, bus drivers continue to face low pay and long hours, with ever increasing pressure on their shoulders

Photos reveal kindergarten’s knowledge of injuries four months before five-year-old’s death

27 March 2018

A Hong Kong kindergarten attended by a five-year-old who reportedly died after being found unconscious at home was aware of multiple bruises suffered by the girl months before her tragic death, according to photos taken by teachers and obtained by FactWire

9 out of 12 electrical cable samples from major brands in Hong Kong fail fire test

23 January 2018

More samples of fire-resistant electrical cables used in Hong Kong buildings have failed fire safety tests, following FactWire’s revelation last April that samples from a public housing estate also fell short of international standards

CCTV shows pro-democracy election hopeful being chased into alley moments before alleged attack

11 January 2018

FactWire has obtained CCTV footage showing pro-democracy election hopeful Tommy Cheung Sau-yin being chased by two men moments before his alleged attack in Tai Wai on Monday night

Computer crashes persist for Hong Kong’s new air traffic system amid warning of imminent disaster in India

9 November 2017

Some workstations for Hong Kong’s glitch-prone air traffic management system have required additional reboots in about 20 occasions – most during peak hours – since April, according to sources

Masked man resembling allegedly kidnapped Democrat left Portland Street alone, CCTV footage shows

22 August 2017

CCTV footage appears to contradict democracy activist Howard Lam's own version of events in his alleged kidnapping by Chinese agents

Series

Palace Museum Controversy

Investigating violations of procedure and secret dealings in the controversial project

The Belt and Road Initiative

One of the world’s largest port operators has sued a Chinese state enterprise in Hong Kong over infringement of its exclusive port agreement with a strategically located African nation, in the city’s first court case involving China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

Third Runway

The Airport Authority’s third runway project may go over budget by importing marine sand from the southwest region of Guangxi in order to cope with a shortage of sand.

Lantau Tomorrow

The cost of purchasing enough fill materials alone for the government’s controversial 1,700 hectares reclamation project near Lantau Island could add up to $48b to $59.9b.
About FactWire

Established in 2015 through the largest crowdfunding campaign in Hong Kong, FactWire is an independent, non-profit newsroom that specialises in investigative watchdog journalism. Through in-depth, impartial and factual reporting, we uncover the truth, expose abuses of power and shed light on social and political issues that matter to the people of Hong Kong.

Learn More

Leak to us

Help monitor the society by leaking information to us through secure channels

Support Us

Donate to help our independent, investigative journalism go even further