Tag: Hong Kong

Mission impossible for disabled Hong Kongers hunting face masks

by Su Xinqi Hong Kong's disabled residents and their carers say they feel increasingly trapped in their apartments and abandoned by authorities as the coronavirus-struck city is engulfed with panic-buying and face mask shortages. For the last fortnight, queues have sprung up across the densely-packed business...

Video of HK supermarket shelves after buying frenzy the previous weekend

Hong Kong – The coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak spurred a shopping frenzy in Hong Kong at around the same time it took place in Singapore. And toilet paper was also a hot item. Mr Paul Marriott, a secondary school teacher who has lived in Hong Kong...

Armed gang steals toilet rolls in panic-buying Hong Kong

A gang of knife-wielding men jumped a delivery driver in Hong Kong and stole hundreds of toilet rolls, police said Monday, in a city wracked by shortages caused by coronavirus panic-buying. Toilet rolls have become hot property in the densely packed business hub, despite government...

Political earthquake in Hong Kong

On January 4, the Chinese government announced the appointment of Luo Huining as the new director of the Hong Kong Liaison Office, replacing Wang Zhimin. On January 5, an earthquake shook Hong Kong, but thankfully nobody died. On February 13, a political earthquake struck Hong Kong,...

Hong Kong reports first death from the Wuhan virus

Hong Kong — The first death in Hong Kong from the Wuhan virus occurred on Tuesday morning (Feb 4). The 39-year-old man had gone to Wuhan, where the outbreak originated, on Jan 21 and returned to Hong Kong two days later. The fatality was the...

HK protesters set fire to lobby of new coronavirus quarantine centre

Hong Kong — Protesters set fire to the lobby of a residential building intended for use as a coronavirus quarantine centre on Sunday (Jan 26). The centre had just been built and no one was living there. The protesters had assembled earlier in the afternoon and...

Hong Kong turns holiday camps into quarantine zones as virus fears spike

by Jerome TAYLOR / Xinqi SU Hong Kong will turn two holiday camps, including a former military barracks, into quarantine zones for people who may have come into contact with carriers of the Wuhan virus, officials announced Thursday. The international financial hub has been on high...

Hong Kong airline made woman take pregnancy test

A Hong Kong airline forced a Japanese woman to take a pregnancy test before allowing her on a flight to a Pacific island popular with mothers seeking US citizenship for their babies. Midori Nishida, 25, was escorted to a public toilet at Hong Kong airport...

Parents in Hong Kong consider sending their kids to school in Singapore as protests continue

With protests in Hong Kong now reaching past the half-year mark with no signs yet of abating, Bloomberg has reported that some Hong Kong parents are looking at sending their children to Singaporean schools. While they started as demonstrations against a contentious extradition treaty to...

Outsider to shake up Hong Kong

There’s a new sheriff in town, and it's likely heads are going to roll. The appointment of Luo Huining as director of the Hong Kong Liaison Office will likely lead to a revamp of senior officials in the Liaison office and Hong Kong government,...