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"The Sunday Smile" is a new English-language radio programme for primary school children. It gives a unique opportunity for children and parents to practice their English together. Starting from 14 December every Sunday morning from 9:00am to 9:30am, the show will feature fun educational segments, competitions with prizes, cool music, and contemporary stories.
 
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The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, which used to organise the annual June 4th vigil, has voted to disband. Members of the group held a special meeting on Saturday afternoon. Forty-one voted in favour of dissolving the alliance, while four were against. "It is sad to announce the Alliance [has] come to an e…
 
Security secretary Chris Tang said the possible disbandment of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China will not clear anyone of legal liabilities, nor will it affect the actions authorities are taking against the group. He was speaking ahead of an alliance meeting on Saturday, where members will vote on whether …
 
India and Pakistan clashed on Friday at the United Nations as Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan accused the rival of a "reign of terror" on Muslims, drawing a stern rebuke. Even for Pakistan, which routinely castigates India at the world body, Khan's speech to the annual summit was strikingly loaded as he accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of a…
 
Two Canadians, who were imprisoned in China, were headed home on Friday after being released, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. The pair – former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor – had "left Chinese airspace, and they're on their way home," he told a news conference in Ottawa. Their plane was expected to land on Sat…
 
Chinese telecoms executive Meng Wanzhou was freed on Friday after three years of house arrest in Canada, following an agreement with the US Justice Department to suspend the fraud charges against her that had poisoned Beijing's relations with Washington and Ottawa. Meng – the 49-year-old daughter of Ren Zhengfei, the billionaire founder of world-le…
 
Democratic Party chairman Lo Kin-hei said on Friday that he believes his party will continue to exist, even if it decides not to join Legislative Council elections in December. A ballot of members will be held on Sunday as to whether the party should take part in the polls or not. Former Democratic Party lawmaker Fred Li recently said the party sho…
 
The Urban Renewal Authority (URA) announced on Friday that it’s redeveloping a total of 30,000 square metres of land in Cheung Sha Wan to build nearly 2,000 flats. The authority’s general manager, Mike Kwan, said part of the project involves tearing down nine-storey tenement buildings around Kim Shin Lane to build a thousand private flats by 2031. …
 
More than 50 Kowloon district councillors attended an oath-taking ceremony on Friday morning to swear their allegiance to the SAR. Sham Shui Po district councillor Lee Man-ho had said on social media that he would not take the oath to the SAR government, and he did not turn up at the ceremony held at the North Point Community Hall. The government h…
 
The leader of a frontline doctors’ group said on Friday that he welcomes the Hospital Authority’s plan to retain clinical staff by extending their retirement age, but stressed that the new policy must not hinder the promotion prospects of younger doctors. Tony Ling, president of the Hong Kong Doctors’ Association, was commenting on the authority’s …
 
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday it would take "time and actions" to restore confidence in relations after a crisis triggered by Australia's cancellation of a submarine contract with Paris. France was incensed by Australia's decision last week to opt instead for a deal with the United …
 
West Kowloon Court on Thursday adjourned the national security case against 47 people charged over Legco primary polls until November 29. The defendants are accused of conspiracy to commit subversion. Journalist-turned-activist Gwyneth Ho had her application for bail rejected by national security judge Peter Law. She was remanded in custody along w…
 
Vaccination clinics will be set up at three public hospitals next week as part of efforts to boost Hong Kong's slowing inoculation rate, the government announced on Thursday. Civil Service Secretary Patrick Nip, who's in charge of the territory's Covid vaccination programme, said the centres will be set up at Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth and Tuen Mu…
 
A thunderstorm and strong winds on Thursday brought a 15-metre-tall illuminated, inflatable moon crashing down to earth, marking a dramatic end to its four-day exhibition in Kwun Tong. The huge installation, on a vessel near the promenade, had drawn large crowds as part of the Mid-Autumn festival – until the weather intervened. Online video footage…
 
The District Court on Thursday sentenced a man to four years and nine months in prison for trying to snatch a gun from an officer during a riot and other related charges. The court heard that Chan Chun-hin, 19, attacked a passer-by during a protest in Sheung Shui in December in 2019. It also heard that he attempted to snatch a shotgun from a police…
 
The DAB on Monday called for a new government bureau to be established to deal with culture, days after Chief Executive Carrie Lam hinted that such a move is already in the works. The party said a culture, sports and tourism bureau should take in RTHK, the Information Services Department and the Tourism Commission, and part of their role would be t…
 
Former Democratic Party legislator Fred Li said on Thursday that the party should dissolve if it doesn’t run in any elections. He said the party should try to file candidates even if they may not get enough nominations or eventually be disqualified. “A party should run in elections and get seats. If the party keeps taking part in elections but cann…
 
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told France on Wednesday to get a grip and give allies in the United States and Australia a break over a row about a trilateral nuclear submarine deal that tore up a separate French contract. The new defence partnership between Britain, the United States and Australia was announced last week and will give Canber…
 
The Federal Reserve said on Wednesday that increasing Covid-19 cases have slowed the US economic recovery, but it may nonetheless be ready to "soon" start removing stimulus. The economy has healed to the point that the central bank may slow the pace of its massive monthly bond purchases "if progress continues broadly as expected," the policy settin…
 
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