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Changes in land planning may compromise public participation.
As someone who is a proud member of the Hong Kong diaspora living in the UK, it’s interesting to come across this SCMP series, The Hongkongers seeking new lives in Britain on BN(O) scheme.
It may be of interest to you as well.
On Today’s Tide
Harbour Times | Supporting the careers of women in STEM.
COVID-19 | It’ll still be hard to get flights and rooms as travel restrictions ease.
Behind the paywall:
Government | Public opinion may be weakened in suggested changes to land planning processes.
National Security Law | Martial arts instructor detained under suspicion of sedition.
Food | Instant noodles to get instantly pricier.
Religion | Blessings from the Pope.
#BreaktheBias: Supporting Women in Stem
Women make up only 14% of the workforce in Cloud Computing; 20% in engineering; and 32% in Data and AI. In contributor Beth Kong’s Op-Ed, she explores the reasons behind gender disparity in STEM and possible solutions to the issue.
Flights and rooms in limited numbers even with restriction changes
The government will reinstate passenger flights on 1 April from a number of countries that had been previously banned in the pandemic, but the number of flights and quarantine hotel rooms to accommodate passengers remain rather limited.
COVID-19 in Hong Kong
New cases: 14,152 (4,296 PCR tests, 9,856 RATs)
288 infections were found after overnight testing
Testing is required for those who were present at 10 specified locations in Tuen Mun, Sha Tin, Tai Po, Tseung Kwan O, Shek Kip Mei, Wong Tai Sin, Kwai Chung, Lam Tin and Chai Wan. See the Annex for details.
LeaveHomeSafe app testing orders have been reactivated to let people who have been to high-risk spots know that they need to take a COVID test.
Two men were arrested for allegedly ignoring isolation rules while infected with COVID-19 and posting encouragements to spread the virus online.
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Supporting Ukraine from the comfort of your couch
This isn’t really an event per se, but we thought our very internationally-minded audience might be wondering how to get involved with humanitarian efforts. Luckily, you can literally do it by drinking beer, eating good Ukrainian food and calling our good friends at the Polish Consulate General.
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