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Hong Kong leader appears at Legco to face questions over handling of pandemic

Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor appeared at the Legislative Council on Wednesday to face questions from pro-establishment lawmakers over the government’s handling of the city’s worst outbreak of the coronavirus to date.The Legco session is the second time Lam has attended a question and answer event since the …

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Hong Kong environmentalists call for rethink of land-supply law changes

Hong Kong conservationist groups have urged authorities to withdraw several proposed amendments to land-use regulations, warning it would limit public participation and cause “irreversible” damage to the local environment.The package of six amendments would enable the government to reduce the number of public consultations at the Town Planning Board from …

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Unemployed in line to get HK$10,000 handout; Hong Kong facing 1,536 Covid cases

Unemployed Hongkongers will be granted a one-off payment of HK$10,000 (US$1,282) as part of an expected HK$27 billion round of pandemic relief funding, with the city expecting to confirm 1,536 new coronavirus cases on Monday amid a worsening fifth wave of infections.According to a government paper submitted to the Legislative …

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