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School flag-raising ceremonies not optional
Toronto’s going to shut down for the next couple of weeks, so I was dragged out of bed for a last-minute lunch with my extended family. Which is honestly the most tasty but unnecessarily Chinese parent move ever.
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Politics | Hong Kong’s latest elected patriots are sworn into legislature.
COVID-19 | Another positive case comes out of Moon Palace.
Events | Making a social impact with the University of Hong Kong.
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National Education & Security | Weekly flag-raising ceremonies are now required in HK schools and national security-related case updates.
Housing | Subdivided flat landlords banned from raising prices and gouging on bills.
Lawmakers, oath takers, patriots
The Legislative Council’s fresh batch of 90 elected lawmakers took part in pledging an oath of allegiance on Monday. This ceremony was officiated by Chief Executive Carrie Lam – a first in the council’s history.
The oath-taking went – more or less – without a hitch. Two lawmakers, Michael Luk from the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Union and Third Side’s Tik Chi-yuen, needed to repeat the process due to missing words during their spoken statements (reminds me of when I sat in class in elementary school listening to my classmates stumble over readings), but otherwise, nothing went awry. One elected councillor of the DAB party didn’t have his right hand raised during the oath but wasn’t made to perform a redo (come on, man).
Three lawmakers took their oaths in Mandarin: Chow Man-kong, Sun Dong, and Tan Yueheng (all Election Committee).
Moon Palace cluster finds another positive case
New cases: 29
Of the new cases, 28 are imported and one is a positive test coming out of the Moon Palace restaurant in Festival Walk. The woman who contracted the virus at the restaurant was present with family for lunch on 27 December and is reportedly the sixth case to come out of the cluster. The residential building where she lives in Tai Wai (Tower 2 at Granville Garden) has come under lockdown after finding her positive result; lockdown operations are expected to conclude at 7:30 AM today.
Testing is required for those who have been present at 23 specified locations over certain periods of time. Check out the list of places in Annex 1.
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Cross-Sectors Collaborations and the Social Impact Ecosystem in Hong Kong
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