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If you like a little sci-fi and existentialism, Don Hertzfeldt’s World of Tomorrow series is right for you. I just finished the third installment over the weekend and can say it has been worth the wait.
Flights from Britain to Hong Kong will reportedly make a return this week. Hong Kong will relax its rules allowing this flight path to run for the first time since Christmas.
Over a dozen businesses are refusing to leave their spots in Kwun Tong for the area’s massive regeneration project. Many of them are vendors who are dissatisfied with the government’s compensation packages and feel they’re being forcibly removed from the places they’ve done business in for decades.
Journalist Nabela Qoser has been let go from her position at RTHK after the broadcaster did not renew her 120-day contract. Qoser’s civil service contract was terminated and replaced with the temporary contract due to complaints received about her reporting. The reporter is known for putting pro-Beijing officials, including Chief Executive Carrie Lam, on the spot with her difficult questions in 2019.
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The Ocean Recovery Alliance encourages giving people greater incentive to recycle by rewarding those who return their plastic bottles with at least 20 cents per bottle. Right now, the government’s proposal is for 5 cents a bottle which the Alliance argues is not enough. The public can submit their opinions to the government on their recycling plan until 21 May.
“Mapping Hong Kong” is Galerie Koo’s latest exhibition, featuring the works of French artist Caroline Bouquet. Visit the opening reception on Wednesday (5 May), where the artist will be in attendance.
A group of Canadian Hongkongers have launched a campaign to encourage those who identify as having HK heritage to write in Hongkonger in Canada’s 2021 census.