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Opinion | National Security Law sentencing: Mitigating factors and their impact

Mitigation has always been a vital part of the sentencing process. Occasionally, as with murder, where the sentence of life imprisonment is fixed by law, it has little role to play, but most offences are not in that category. Whereas the legislature sets the maximum sentence for an offence, the courts generally enjoy a discretion as to the actual sentence to be imposed, which is influenced by the aggravating and mitigating factors.

Top national aerospace scientists meet students in HK

On Tuesday, a delegation of the nation's top-level aerospace scientists and engineers arrived in the city. Qi's lecture is the first public event of the exchange visit. Qi Faren, first chief designer of the country's Shenzhou manned spacecraft, gave aerospace enthusiasts a face-to-face talk at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University on Wednesday (June 23).

Watch This | Arrest of Apple Daily executives doesn't affect press freedom, protects media ecosystem in HK

The Hong Kong police arrested five executives of a media company last week on suspicion of violating the National Security Law. Editor-in-chief Ryan Law Wai-kwong of Apple Daily and chief executive officer of Next Digital Cheung Kim-hung were denied bail on Saturday (June 19).

HK.edu Handbook | Jockey Club Man Kwan EduYoung College: All are educable, with students’ talents fully developed

As a Whole-day Subsidy Grammar School (Co-Ed), the Jockey Club Man Kwan EduYoung College (TJCEC) is partially sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club. The school was founded in 1999, and provides excellent secondary education from Secondary 1 to Secondary 7.

Opinion | Anti-China virus is far deadlier than COVID

This is getting ridiculous. NATO, after meeting Biden, declared it now considers China a threat. As we all know, NATO is separated from China by a continent and faces a different ocean. China has no troops in Europe and the two sides have never fought a battle, though inexcusably in 1999 US-NATO planes "accidentally" bombed the Chinese embassy in former Yugoslavia, for which it still owes China an apology.

Opinion|Legal responses to major public health emergencies: lessons learned from combating COVID-19

In Hong Kong, the Government has implemented a comprehensive approach to combating COVID-19. While protecting public health, it has sought to maintain the city's international status, including its role as a financial, legal and trading center. Its response, from the outset, has been guided by three key principles, which involve prompt responses, constant alertness, and operational transparency.

Coronavirus|WHO says delta is becoming the dominant Covid variant globally

Delta, the highly contagious Covid-19 variant first identified in India, is becoming the dominant strain of the disease worldwide, the World Health Organization's chief scientist said Friday.

US$4.6 billion sales a year? Viya nails it via live-streaming

It's no news that e-commerce in China is highly developed and COVID lockdowns propelled it even further. Chinese e-commerce is projected to be US$1 trillion dollars in 2020, up from US$862 billion in 2019. As for Viya, in 2019, the turnover during the Double 11 Shopping Festival exceeded 3 billion yuan, and in 2020, she topped the list of live-streaming e-commerce with over 30 billion yuan (US$4.66 billion) of sales...

CY Leung: Media organizations cannot override laws

The Hong Kong police arrested five executives of a media company on Thursday (June 17) morning on suspicion of violating the National Security Law. It is reported that the suspects were executives of Next Digital Ltd and Apple Daily, including Cheung Kim-hung and Chow Tat-kuen.  Leung Chun-ying, former Chief Executive of HK and Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) issued several posts on Facebook in support of the move. He stressed that no one and no organization have the privilege to override the law. 

Chinese space program 'technically prepared' to select astronauts in HK

What are the requirements for the selection of astronauts in Hong Kong? When will HK people be able to enter the Chinese space station? Zhou Jianping, chief designer of the Chinese manned space program, said in an interview with DotDotNews that HK astronauts definitely have a chance to participate in manned space activities.

China launches first crewed mission for space station construction

China on Thursday (June 17) launched the crewed spacecraft Shenzhou-12, which is expected to send three astronauts to its space station core module Tianhe for a three-month mission.

CPC's Centennial Story Intertwined with HK | HK a rear base during Anti-Japanese War

In 1937, when the anti-Japanese War fully broke out, Hong Kong became an important center of wartime activities.

Opinion | CPC contributes to better China, better world

In the past 100 years, the CPC has actively reached out to people and cultures beyond its own shores. Following the fundamental principles of "independence, equality, mutual respect and non-interference in each other's internal affairs", the CPC has established links with over 400 political parties and organizations in more than 140 countries and regions, transcending differences in ideology and social systems. It has made its due contributions to maintaining world peace, promoting economic development, and driving human progress.

Met A Medic Ep3 | How to avoid virus in daily life?

With the spread of COVID-19 worldwide, the public have given much attention to the research of virus. In cooperation with Zhiwei Chen, Professor of Microbiology and Director of the AIDS Institute at HKU, DotDotNews explores more details about virus in this episode of Met A Medic.

Opinion | Reflections on China's legal development

It is apparent that, throughout China, legal reform is now buttressing national development, and that the modernization process is yielding positive results, which bodes well for the future. A successful country must be underpinned by an effective legal system, and law-based governance is now entrenched as a governing principle.
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