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.

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.

Stories

Protester in viral June 12 video questions violent police tactics

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.

Legal battle for control of Djibouti ports comes to Hong Kong

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.

Ombudsman criticises the Housing Society for withholding the names of external advisors in country park study

The Ombudsman has slammed the Housing Society in a damning report for repeatedly refusing to name the academics appointed to advise on building flats on the fringes of Hong Kong’s country parks.

Hong Kong land occupied by Chinese border guards in Sha Tau Kok border area

Chinese border guards have quietly occupied a tract of Hong Kong land and use it for farming on the territory’s border with Shenzhen for at least six years.

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