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Police officer arrested over child abuse video

Police officer arrested over child abuse video

Share this storyPolice arrested one of their own on Friday over an online video appearing to show a man physically and verbally abusing a young boy.The man arrested was believed to be a senior officer based at the Central police district headquarters.Police said the 41-year-old officer was arrested on suspicion of "ill-treatment or neglect by those in charge of a child or young person", and that he has been suspended.He was released on bail, and must report back to the police station next month.The force said it attached a lot of importance to the conduct of personnel, and the officer will...

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May 1, 2020
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Another dept probes house linked to senior policeman

Another dept probes house linked to senior policeman

Share this storyA second government department now says it is looking into whether any regulations have been violated in relation to a village house in Sai Kung which is believed to belong to a senior police officer who has been a prominent figure in the force's handling of the SAR's social unrest.A report in the Apple Daily newspaper said assistant police commissioner Rupert Dover and his wife, who is also a police officer, had advertised a house in Pik Shui Sun Tsuen as a bed and breakfast on social media despite not having the relevant licences.The Home Affairs Department confirmed to...

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May 1, 2020
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Govt slams 'ignorant, irresponsible' foreign critics

Govt slams 'ignorant, irresponsible' foreign critics

Share this storyThe SAR government on Friday issued a lengthy and strongly worded statement accusing "certain officials and politicians in the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Parliament" of making unfounded, irresponsible and ignorant comments on Hong Kong affairs.Without naming any individuals or citing specific remarks, the government said recent allegations regarding the arrests of 15 pro-democracy figures on April 18 and "other security matters" were totally unfounded, grossly irresponsible and a serious intervention in SAR matters.It said the central government has...

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No police collusion in Yuen Long attack: IPCC report

No police collusion in Yuen Long attack: IPCC report

Share this storyA long-awaited report from the police watchdog has concluded that while there was “room for improvement” in how the force dealt with anti-government protests since last June, there are no systemic problems in the police force, and officers did not collude with an armed gang that attacked passengers at the Yuen Long MTR station last August.Commenting on what is considered one of the most controversial events during last year’s protests, the Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC) concluded that it had been impractical for officers to make arrests after the suspected...

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May 15, 2020
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Unions, students plan referendum on general strike

Unions, students plan referendum on general strike

Share this storyA coalition of more than 20 labour unions and a students group say they will ballot thousands of members on June 14 on whether to hold a general strike against the national security law which Beijing is preparing for Hong Kong.As of Saturday, the trade union alliance includes 23 members, covering sectors like transport, IT, catering, accounting and medical workers.It said a referendum is the most accurate way to determine members' views on the matter.The group admitted that a strike called earlier fizzled out because there has been no proper organisation and a mutual trust...

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No juries for national security trials: Regina Ip

No juries for national security trials: Regina Ip

Share this storyExecutive councillor and former security minister Regina Ip says it won't be appropriate to have juries for cases under Beijing's new national security law for the SAR – despite previously proposing that all national security trials such be heard by jurors.The New People's Party legislator, who led the government's attempts in 2003 to implement national security legislation under Article 23 of the Basic Law, said it was now impossible to find what she referred to as "truly impartial" jurors."In many recent cases, you can see that many jurors declared they have certain...

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Taiwan rejects Beijing condition for WHO meeting

Taiwan rejects Beijing condition for WHO meeting

Share this storyTaiwan's health minister rejected on Friday Beijing’s main condition for the island to be able to take part in the World Health Organisation (WHO) – that it accepts it is part of China – ahead of a key meeting of the body during a pandemic.Non-WHO member Taiwan has lobbied to take part as an observer in next week's World Health Assembly (WHA), drawing strong objections from Beijing, which considers Taiwan to be one of its provinces.Taiwan said the coronavirus pandemic has made it more urgent than ever that it be allowed proper access to the WHO.China says Taiwan can only...

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May 15, 2020
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Dennis Kwok removed, House Committee poll next week

Dennis Kwok removed, House Committee poll next week

Share this storyAndrew LeungFollowing weeks of high-profile criticism from Beijing, Legco president Andrew Leung on Friday removed a pan-democratic lawmaker who has presided over months of paralysis at the council’s influential House Committee and replaced him with a pro-establishment councillor.Civic Party lawmaker Dennis Kwok has been presiding over the agenda-setting committee since October, which still has yet to elect a chair.Leung said Kwok will now be removed from presiding over the election, and appointed Finance Committee chairman Chan Kin-por to take over, and oversee the election...

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France summons Chinese ambassador over virus remarks

France summons Chinese ambassador over virus remarks

Share this storyThe French foreign ministry said on Tuesday it had summoned the Chinese ambassador to protest a string of controversial comments by Beijing's embassy in Paris on the coronavirus."I made clear my disapproval of certain recent comments when the ambassador... was summoned this morning," Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in a ministry statement, adding that the remarks were not in line with the "quality of the bilateral relationship" between France and China.China's embassy to France has been leading a high-profile public relations campaign in recent weeks to vaunt the...

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District Councillors demand security law withdrawal

District Councillors demand security law withdrawal

Share this storyPro-democracy members who control 17 district councils across Hong Kong have unanimously voted in favour of a motion calling for the withdrawal of the upcoming national security legislation.They said the proposed new law will destroy the One Country, Two Systems principle and push Hong Kong towards a “an abyss of perdition”.“We have the mandate to voice out what we believe and what the Hong Kong People are afraid of,” said Wan Chai district councillor Clarisse Yeung, speaking after a slightly chaotic meeting.She said the new security law will have a chilling effect on the...

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