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  • PolyU protesters urged to surrender November 19, 2019
    Secretary for Security John Lee today urged those remaining at the Polytechnic University campus to come out and surrender. Mr Lee told reporters at the Legislative Council this morning that around 900 people have surrendered so far. “For those who still have not made up their mind to come out and surrender, then of course we will […]
  • New Police chief appointed November 18, 2019
    The Central People's Government has approved the appointment of Tang Ping-keung as Commissioner of Police on the recommendation of Chief Executive Carrie Lam. Mr Tang took up the new appointment today when Stephen Lo proceeded on pre-retirement leave after 35 years' service. Meanwhile, Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Siu Chak-yee succeeds Mr Tang as Deputy Commissioner of […]
  • Online rumours refuted November 18, 2019
    On recent rumours of a dispute between immigration and police officers while immigration officers were performing their duties in Tsim Sha Tsui, the Immigration Department today stressed that such rumours are totally unfounded. It said officers of both departments have been upholding professionalism during the course of duty and will continue to support and co-operate with each other.
  • Peaceful resolution at PolyU sought November 18, 2019
    Police are looking to resolve the situation at Polytechnic University peacefully. Police Public Relations Branch Chief Superintendent Kwok Ka-chuen made the statement at a press conference today. He said: “Regarding the standstill in Polytechnic University, Police have been searching for a peaceful resolution. “We understand public concern about the welfare of those rioters, so we have actively engaged […]
  • Police refute stampede rumours November 18, 2019
    Police clarified today that no stampede occurred during the operation in Yau Ma Tei on November 18. The force refuted an online rumour that claimed a stampede occurred and resulted in mass injuries. It also noted thousands of rioters hurled bricks and petrol bombs at police officers at the time, and that the situation was pressing.  A dispersal operation was conducted […]
  • Fake first aiders a concern November 17, 2019
    Only the Fire Services Department can administer first aid to those in need. Police Kowloon West Regional Commander Cheuk Hau-yip made the remarks at a press conference today, after revealing that some of those arrested at Polytechnic University yesterday were dressed as, and claimed to be, first aiders. Mr Yip said: “First of all, we have no way […]
  • No storming of campus: Police November 17, 2019
    Police today said they did not storm the Polytechnic University campus. Police Public Relations Branch Chief Superintendent Kwok Ka-chuen said: “We must also clarify we never stormed the Polytechnic University campus.  “In contrast, those masked mobs gathered on Cheong Wan Road Bridge and hurled petrol bombs at our police officers. These necessitated police dispersal and arrest operations.” Mr […]
  • Appeal to leave PolyU campus November 17, 2019
    (To watch the video with sign language interpretation, click here.) The Government today urged those who are still at Polytechnic University to leave peacefully as the campus has become dangerous. Secretary for Security John Lee made the appeal during a media briefing with Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung, Secretary for Transport & Housing Frank Chan and Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung today. Mr […]
  • Singapore visa rumour clarified November 17, 2019
    Regarding an online rumour claiming that the Singapore Government has cancelled visa-free access for Hong Kong Special Administrative Region passport holders, the Consulate General of Singapore in Hong Kong today clarified that Hong Kong SAR passport holders do not need a visa to enter Singapore. The Immigration Department also stressed that such a rumour is totally unfounded and […]
  • Police respect press freedom November 15, 2019
    In response to statements made by media organisations, Police said they fully respect press freedom. It said in the small hours of today, rioters set barricades and hurled petrol bombs, suspected corrosive liquids and bricks on Nathan Road in Mong Kok. Police conducted dispersal operation with tear gas. While Police were preparing for another round of dispersal operation […]

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  • FHB's response to impact of tear gas on health and food safety November 21, 2019
         The Food and Health Bureau (FHB) made the following response today (November 21) regarding the recent public concerns about the impact of tear gas on health and food safety:      The Secretary for Food and Health, Professor Sophia Chan, said, "I fully understand the public's concern on the impact of tear gas on health and food […]
  • Speech by STH at Hong Kong Shipowners Association Annual Cocktail Reception and International Chamber of Shipping (China) Liaison Office Launch Ceremony (English only) (with photo) November 21, 2019
         Following is the speech by the Secretary for Transport and Housing, Mr Frank Chan Fan, at the Hong Kong Shipowners Association Annual Cocktail Reception and International Chamber of Shipping (China) Liaison Office Launch Ceremony today (November 21): Vice Minister Liu (Vice Minister of Transport, Mr Liu Xiaoming), Deputy Director Huang (Deputy Director of […]
  • Japanese bottled tea beverage may pose risk to consumers November 21, 2019
         The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department today (November 21) said that the bottle cap of a kind of bottled tea beverage imported from Japan is suspected to be not properly sealed which may pose a risk to consumers. The CFS is following up on the incident.      Product details […]
  • Transcript of remarks by CS and SED at media session (with video) November 21, 2019
         The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, and the Secretary for Education, Mr Kevin Yeung, met the media this afternoon (November 21). Following is the transcript of remarks from the media session: Reporter: Mr Yeung, is there any plan for the Education Bureau (EDB) to clean the schools after the widespread […]
  • CHP investigates case of human infection of rat Hepatitis E virus November 21, 2019
         The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is today (November 21) investigating a case of human infection of rat Hepatitis E virus (HEV) and urged members of the public to be vigilant against hepatitis E infection and to strictly observe good personal, food and environmental hygiene.        The case […]
  • Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened today November 21, 2019
      The Labour Department (LD) is highly concerned about a work accident that happened at a construction site in Chek Lap Kok today (November 21), in which a female worker was struck and killed by a reversing water wagon. The LD is saddened by the death of the worker and has expressed its deepest sympathies to the victim's family. […]
  • Hong Kong Customs detects largest illicit cigarette case in past three years (with photo) November 21, 2019
         Hong Kong Customs today (November 21) seized about 11.4 million suspected illicit cigarettes with an estimated market value of about $31 million and a duty potential of about $21 million in Tai Po. This is the largest illicit cigarette case detected by Customs in the past three years.      During an anti-illicit cigarette operation in Tai […]
  • Surface letter mail service to Costa Rica discontinued November 21, 2019
         Hongkong Post announced today (November 21) that the postal administration of Costa Rica has discontinued the incoming surface letter mail service. The surface letter mail service to Costa Rica will cease with immediate effect.
  • Company fined and director sentenced to suspended imprisonment for contravening Employment Ordinance November 21, 2019
         Skilland Engineering Services (HK) Limited and its director were prosecuted by the Labour Department (LD) for failing to pay wages and defaulting on the sums awarded by the Labour Tribunal (LT) to an employee, contrary to the Employment Ordinance (EO).      The company and its director pleaded guilty earlier at Kwun Tong Magistrates' Courts. The company […]
  • Suspected MERS case reported November 21, 2019
         The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health today (November 21) reported a suspected case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and again urged the public to pay special attention to safety during travel, taking due consideration of the health risks in the places they visit. The case is detailed below:   […]

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