President Joe Biden is offering a temporary “safe haven” to Hong Kong residents in the U.S. in response to the sweeping Hong Kong National Security Law passed last year.
Unwavering support: In a memo issued on Thursday, Biden tasked the Department of Homeland Security to enact a “deferral of removal” for up to 18 months for people from Hong Kong living in the U.S., enabling them to extend their stay due to “compelling foreign policy reasons,” reported Reuters.
A scientist in Hong Kong has developed an innovative technique for early detection of autism or the risk of autism in children.
The method, created by Chinese University of Hong Kong professor Benny Zee, involves scanning retinas of children as young as six years old using artificial intelligence, reports Reuters.
A gay man is suing the government of Hong Kong for rejecting him as his late husband’s surviving spouse, thereby preventing him from carrying out his spouse’s final wishes.
Edgar Ng Hon-lam and Henry Li Yik-ho tied the knot in London in 2017, but laws established by the government of Hong Kong do not recognize same-sex marriages.
An Instagram beauty influencer and her 6-month-old son in Hong Kong fell victim to a home invasion last week, losing valuables from luxury handbags to jewelry to electronics.
So Mei-yan, 25, was asleep in the master bedroom of her flat in One West Kowloon when three men forced their way in through the living room around 11:15 a.m. on Nov. 24.
A family of wild boars was captured on video taking a dip in the fountains outside the Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong.
The Facebook video shows the family of boars enjoying a swim in the bank’s fountain as a security guard stands in the background holding his phone with one hand and a walkie talkie in the other, according to Coconuts Hong Kong.
Chan Yin-lam is a 15-year-old student whose death last year ignited a wave of conspiracy theories that are still being circulated today.
Cause of death unknown: Following Chan’s death, authorities were quick to determine it as suicide, according to CNN. South China Morning Post reported that there have been multiple demonstrations and rallies calling for transparency and continued investigation.
A Hong Kong bakery studio has come up with a way to recover financially from the COVID-19 pandemic by making “illusion cakes” that look like common objects.
Dear Harley Cake Studio, located in the Central and Western District of Hong Kong, is now offering made-to-order cakes that look like slippers, bananas, KFC fried chicken and luxury brand bags, to name a few, according to Reuters.
A wild boar has caught the attention of social media users for being too calm while casually walking in Hong Kong’s Kennedy Town last week.
The video, which was shared online by Twitter user Justin Lim, was taken outside the Winstons Cafe in the neighborhood on September 9 at around 3 p.m., according to Vice.
Hong Kong police arrested a 12-year-old girl who ran “in a suspicious manner” during a protest on Sunday, drawing local and international criticism.
The protest, which took place in the Mong Kok region, has been the largest demonstration in the city since the national security law came into effect on July 1.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam made a surprise appearance on Conan O’Brien’s self-titled talk show in the form of a cardboard cutout.
In a “Conan Highlight” segment, posted on Tuesday, the 57-year-old veteran talk show host said he asked viewers to send in photographs of themselves to fill up the Los Angeles theater seats as people continue to practice social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Coconuts Hong Kong reported.
A nurse of mixed-race heritage was recently crowned Miss Hong Kong 2020, which is now in its 48th year.
Popular candidate: Lisa Marie Tse, a 25-year-old aspiring actress, was an early favorite before winning Hong Kong’s premiere beauty pageant.