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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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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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Hong Kong lawmaker representing mainland firms says sector ready to lend a hand

In the final instalment of a six-part series on Hong Kong’s novice lawmakers, the Post meets Erik Yim Kong, the first legislator elected to the commercial (third) functional constituency, which was newly created to represent mainland Chinese enterprises in Hong Kong.Mainland Chinese companies in Hong Kong are ready to help …

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Legco’s odd man out to press for democratic reform, better welfare services

In the first of a five-part series on Hong Kong’s novice lawmakers, the Post meets Tik Chi-yuen, the only non-establishment candidate elected to the Legislative Council.Hong Kong’s only centrist lawmaker has pledged to press the authorities to push forward democratic reforms and improve social welfare services to help residents regain …

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