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Hey everyone! Some of you might have received a slightly…unusual…email from HT yesterday.
Specifically, a picture of a lizard smoking a cigar…
Don’t worry, we haven’t been hacked! We were working on some back-end issues with auto integration and experienced some technical errors. Today’s Tide will be fully back to normal. Enjoy!
~ Sze Yu (AKA Mysterious Lizard Man 420)
Cancer-causing substances found in 60 biscuit types
A study by the Hong Kong Consumer Council has detected cancer-causing substances in all 60 samples of pre-packaged biscuits and crackers tested. 40 per cent of the products were also found to have misleading nutrition labels.
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Coronavirus in Hong Kong
New cases: 5 (imported)
Government submits health-code proposals
The Hong Kong government has submitted proposals to implement a “health code” system to the mainland authorities. Local officials hope that the plan, which involves having users self-report locations they visited everyday and allows citizens to review whether they had visited high-risk locations, will help make the case for resuming cross-border travel.
‘Hong Kongers add oil‘ could be a seditious phrase, historian argues
Lingnan University Professor Lau Chi-pang told the District Court that “Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our times” or “Hongkongers, add oil” were capable of inciting others to break the law depending on the circumstances of their use. Professor Lau was giving expert testimony in the trial of former radio presenter Tam Tak-chi, who is being accused of “uttering seditious words,” alongside 13 other charges.
The professor argued that the “Liberate Hong Kong“ slogan was secessionist in nature as it implied an objective of overthrowing Beijing and recovering Hong Kong from “enemy hands”. He also claimed that expressions such as “Hongkongers, add oil” could have breached the law depending on the context in which it was used.
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The Underground: Legends
You don’t spend decades running a platform for live music without at least a few bands becoming big names. Featuring five of the biggest alternative local bands to have been incubated by the Underground, ‘Underground Legends’ on 23 Oct is going to be absolutely insane.
CY Leung urges boycott of law firm Mayer Brown
Former Chief Executive CY Leung is urging for the boycott of law firm Mayer Brown after it pulled out of representing HKU in its controversial demand to remove a Tiananmen Massacre statue from its campus. Leung accused the firm of bowing to international pressure and “abandoning” its client.
“Yes I am calling for a China-wide boycott of Mayer Brown. The firm owes Hong Kong a full account of its decision to cease to act for Hong Kong University, and of the foreign interventions leading to that decision,”
— CY Leung, Former Hong Kong Chief Executive
Seven pro-democracy figures in Hong Kong have been sentenced to up to 12 months in prison. The activists pled guilty to offences linked to an unauthorised protest on July 1 last year against the newly-imposed national security law.
The Hong Kong Exchange Fund has reported a US$1.7 billion third-quarter loss, with the Hang Seng Index crashing by about 15 per cent over the same period. The local stock market has experienced a third-quarter slump amid the ongoing regulatory crackdown in the mainland. The Exchange Fund is the primary investment arm and sovereign wealth fund of the HKMA.
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