🌊 Unlucky Seven
Penny Bay Quarantine spots open up, more national security charges, and the Umbrella Movement anniversary
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Seven slapped by security law
Security law charges have been handed to seven people accused of trying to get others to commit subversion against the SAR government. All of those charged reportedly belong to a pro-independence group called Returning Valiant. Their members have been charged in the past for conspiracy to commit terrorism.
Also, a security law trial in the District Court began yesterday concerning a man who repeatedly called for Hong Kong independence, including the use of slogans at protests.
Other political updates:
A government investigator has received a warrant to search the Next Digital premises and look into their financial affairs.
CY Leung tried – and failed – to expose the names of teachers who committed professional misconduct.
Well-known protester Grandma Wong marking the 7th anniversary of the Umbrella Movement.
Hong Kong Free Press HKFP @hkfp1/ A sole protester - "Grandma Wong" - marks the seventh anniversary of #HongKong's pro-democracy Umbrella Movement. HKFP_Live: https://t.co/ULkuRA5CdM https://t.co/ucATJyLXpw
New cases: 13 (imported)
New spaces at the Penny Bay Quarantine Centre have opened up. Another 200 rooms will become available for foreign domestic helpers coming into Hong Kong as of 22 October. Bookings will open up for the units on Monday.
Compulsory testing notices were gazetted for 47 specific premises.
Events, Exhibitions, Etc.
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Friendly reminder that these awesome events are coming up:
ReThink Hong Kong
ReThink HK—Hong Kong’s best attended and most ambitious business event for sustainable development—will be returning for a second time. The two-day expo and conference aims to answer how businesses can accelerate change towards a more sustainable future for Hong Kong.
ReThink HK will be held on Tuesday 5 Oct and Wednesday 6 Oct, HKCEC. Find out more at ReThink HK’s website! See you there!
Harbour Times is proud to be an official Media Partner for Rethink HK. Find our article. For more information about the event, read our article on ReThink HK and our LoTW takeover from ReThink founder Chris Brown.
Ponte Orchestra: Mahler V
Join us at their concert Oct 3, 8pm at City Hall!
What else is happening?
Apparently, this snazzy new cafe just opened in Sheung Wan. I could never picture this in Sheung Wan, but then again it’s been a while since I was last there. If any one of you go please let me know how it is.
Big changes are coming to HK’s fruit markets, and the merchants aren’t too happy about them (paywalled).
That’s all for today!
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