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by Thomas Chow
Environmental organisations discussed the future of decarbonisation in the building sector at a recent webinar and reports release, calling for cooperation to reach the 2050 carbon neutrality target.
“Canada remembers. Hong Kong remembers.” Livestreamed Commemorative Ceremony honours Canadian soldiers
by Cyril Ma
“It’s important for us to keep alive the memory of those who sacrificed and the sacrifice they made was in the name of peace. To defend against aggression and I think that’s a continuing process.” Canadian Consul-General Mr Jeff Nankivell commemorates those who served in the Battle of Hong Kong in the 73rd annual Canadian Commemorative Ceremony.
by Winnie Tang
Hong Kong should take note of the US’ use of geographic information system in its presidential election to implement GIS in its 2021 LegCo elections.
Highlights this week
A list of designated hotels that arrivals to Hong Kong from high-risk countries must quarantine in has been announced.
The MTR began to distribute COVID testing packs from ten different stations: Ngau Tau Kok, Kwai Fong, North Point, Tiu Keng Leng, Wong Chuk Hang, Tai Wai, Tai Po Market, Siu Hong, Kowloon and Tsing Yi stations.
National Security Law
Jimmy Lai has been arrested and charged for collusion with foreign forces under the national security law.
Lo Kin-hei steps us as the chair of the Democratic Party. At 36, Lo is the youngest to ever take up this position.
Activist Nathan Law meets with British Home Secretary Priti Patel in London to discuss BN(O) rights and the freedoms of the former British colony.
The US has sanctioned 14 Beijing officials over the expulsion of four Hong Kong lawmakers. Beijing responded by revoking visa-free visit allowance from US diplomats to Hong Kong. Earlier this week the US had cancelled a cultural exchange program with Hong Kong amongst four other exchange programs with China.
What you may have missed
Pro-mainland financiers launch a new Bauhinia Party in Hong Kong, planning to register 250,000 members and restrain “extremist forces”.
Two reports released this week recommend a cross-agency body and improved rating systems for the building sector to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
ReThink HK, Hong Kong’s best-attended business event for sustainable development, has announced the Business Environment Council as an official co-organising partner.
The outgoing British consul general in Hong Kong says relations between British and local officials have gotten “more difficult”, and that Hong Kong is not the same place “people know and love.”