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3Novices:Beijing loyalist Maria Tam tapped for Basic Law Committee promotion: sources

Beijing loyalist Maria Tam Wai-chu will be elevated to vice-chairwoman in a committee that advises the central government on Hong Kong’s mini-constitution, taking the place of former justice minister Elsie Leung Oi-sie, sources told the Post.
Her promotion is part of a reshuffle in the 12-member Basic Law Committee, that comes under China’s top legislative body, the National People’s Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC).
The committee gives input on any interpretations or…
June 20, 2018 at 05:02AM https://ift.tt/2yq3M04
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3Novices:The new World’s 50 Best Restaurants are revealed – but where is Hong Kong?

The latest edition of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants was announced on Tuesday night in Spain – with little change at the highest end of the list as the top four shuffled places.
Coming in at the top of the list, which was announced at the Euskalduna Palace in the city of Bilbao, was Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, which was in second place in 2017. It was No. 1 in 2016.
All in good taste: the winners of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants are revealed
The surprise drop was last…
June 20, 2018 at 04:41AM https://ift.tt/2JPAJIO
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3Novices:Hong Kong’s Independent Police Complaints Council to step up monitoring of the force, new chief pledges

The new chairman of Hong Kong’s police watchdog on Tuesday pledged to be more proactive in reviewing the practices of the force, and said he would even take issues to the city’s leader when necessary.
The promise by Anthony Francis Neoh comes as the force recovers from a public confidence crisis in recent years following criticism of their handling of major protests, including the city’s 2014 Occupy demonstrations.
Neoh was speaking after attending his first regular meeting as…
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3Novices:In apology for sex attacks, Canadian film producer Raymond Law blames harsh Hong Kong upbringing that made him feel ‘unloved’

A Canadian movie producer who drugged and sexually assaulted women while taking photos of the attacks has cited his supposedly harsh Hong Kong upbringing to help explain his crimes, in a lengthy apology to his victims.
Raymond Ying Ho Law – who pleaded guilty in January to 10 counts including sexual assault, voyeurism and using a stupefying drug against his victims – said his childhood in Hong Kong, “an extremely competitive and materialistic society”, left him feeling…
June 20, 2018 at 03:24AM https://ift.tt/2tb5rBv
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3Novices:As outcry over family separations grows, eight US states refuse to deploy National Guard to border

Eight US states are refusing to deploy National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border amid growing opposition to a controversial immigration policy of President Donald Trump’s administration that has led to migrant children being separated from their parents.
The Democratic governors of Colorado, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Delaware and Virginia and the Republican governors of Maryland and Massachusetts said they would not send members of their state’s National Guard…
June 20, 2018 at 03:10AM https://ift.tt/2tmu7X9
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3Novices:US lawmakers from Florida denied access to immigrant centre for children

As outrage grew about family separations at the border, US Senator Bill Nelson and US Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz were denied entry to a shelter in Homestead, Florida, where more than 1,000 migrant teenagers are being housed.
The Florida Democrats said they wanted to tour the facility and inspect conditions.
After being blocked from entering the centre, Nelson accused the Trump administration of a “cover-up.”

“This is a federally contracted facility,” he…
June 20, 2018 at 02:34AM https://ift.tt/2tmsvga
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3Novices:Donald Trump says he ‘has to take children away’ from migrants amid global outcry over his immigration policy

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his “zero tolerance” immigration policy that has led to thousands of migrant families being split, saying it is the only effective way to fight illegal immigration.
“I don’t want children taken away from parents,” he told a gathering of small business owners, before adding: “When you prosecute the parents for coming in illegally, which should happen, you have to take the children away. We don’t have to…
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