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Located 10 minutes from Gongguan MRT station in Taipei, Treasure Hill Artist Village is worth a wander for fans of unique art and culture hotspots. https://hongkongfp.com/2024/03/02/hkfp-lens-taiwans-treasure-hill-artist-village-a-former-military-enclave-turned-creative-hub

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Monthly fireworks displays may draw visitors to Hong Kong, they will also have a negative impact on wildlife, write Michael Boyle and Victoria Amaral. https://hongkongfp.com/2024/03/02/fireworks-may-attract-tourists-to-hong-kong-but-they-are-known-to-cause-severe-distress-for-wildlife

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Ministers spoke out in support of a new security law, while veteran activist Koo Sze-yiu was jailed over a protest that did not take place.. https://hongkongfp.com/2024/03/02/explainer-hong-kongs-national-security-crackdown-month-44

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China's top officials hold an annual gathering next week, offering a rare window into the ruling Communist Party's thinking. https://hongkongfp.com/2024/03/02/chinas-two-sessions-national-security-and-economy-expected-to-be-on-agenda-at-key-meetings

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Three years after their prosecution in a landmark national security case, a group of 47 leading Hong Kong democrats – most of them behind bars – are still waiting to learn their fate.

Emilia Wong, the girlfriend of Ventus Lau, said the group is receiving “less and less public attention” in a Facebook post on Wednesday marking the February 28 anniversary of the group being prosecuted.

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As the city's most transparent news outlet, HKFP is externally audited annually, sharing all of our accounts publicly: http://tinyurl.com/283q4mc5

HKFP relies on a membership model. Small amounts of income from a large pool of Patrons help support our team, sustain our operations, and guarantee our newsroom’s independence and longevity. Support us at: https://buff.ly/38xk2v3

⚠️ Our number of patrons declined by 8% in 2023, whilst the average monthly contribution rose by 5%.

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Hong Kong will have to be prudent when selling land in the coming fiscal year, development minister Bernadette Linn has said. https://hongkongfp.com/2024/03/01/hong-kong-development-chief-says-prudent-approach-needed-for-land-sales-citing-market-sentiment

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The Hong Kong Police Force have been allocated a record HK$27.8 billion for the 2024-25 fiscal year, 9.2 per cent higher than the previous financial year. https://hongkongfp.com/2024/03/01/record-hk27-billion-allocated-to-hong-kong-police-for-2024-amid-over-hk100-billion-deficit

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Chan Pui-man, an ex-publisher of Apple Daily, testified that Jimmy Lai became sympathetic towards “non-peaceful means” during the 2019 demos. https://hongkongfp.com/2024/03/01/hong-kongs-jimmy-lai-was-sympathetic-towards-frontline-valiant-protesters-in-2019-court-hears

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Octopus will launch a new card which can be used in around 320 cities in mainland China by the end of March, local media reported.

The card can be recharged in Hong Kong dollars - which will be converted to RMB automatically - and can be used in Hong Kong as well, according to media reports.

File photo: Kelly Ho/HKFP.

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Four men were found to have called for the killing of police officers and anti-epidemic personnel in online chat groups. https://hongkongfp.com/2024/03/01/4-hong-kong-men-jailed-for-up-to-3-years-and-2-months-over-chat-group-calling-for-killing-of-police-anti-epidemic-personnel

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China said on Friday it "strongly condemns" the killing of scores of Palestinians during an aid delivery in the northern Gaza Strip. https://hongkongfp.com/2024/03/01/china-strongly-condemns-killing-of-palestinians-during-aid-delivery-in-northern-gaza

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For a twice-weekly email summary of our most important and popular stories, sign up to HKFP Dim Sum: https://hongkongfp.com/newsletter/ Emails go out Mondays and Saturdays. Unsubscribe at any time. HKFP will not share your details with third parties.

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Factory activity in China contracted for the fifth straight month in February, official figures showed Friday. https://hongkongfp.com/2024/03/01/chinas-factory-output-falls-for-5th-straight-month-as-slow-demand-drags-growth-down

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The "smears" by the US government on the extraterritorial effect of Hong Kong's domestic security law were "untenable," the city's government has said. https://hongkongfp.com/2024/03/01/us-smears-on-extraterritorial-effect-of-citys-domestic-security-law-untenable-hong-kong-govt-says

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The Hong Kong Bar Association has called for clarity and narrower definitions in Hong Kong’s proposed security legislation to avoid a “chilling effect.” https://hongkongfp.com/2024/03/01/hong-kong-bar-association-calls-for-clarity-in-new-security-legislation-to-avoid-chilling-effect

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international authors, local writers & lovers of the written word to celebrate the art of storytelling at the International Literary Festival. https://hongkongfp.com/2024/03/01/event-hong-kong-intl-literary-festival-to-bring-local-authors-intl-writers-and-booklovers-together-this-march

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Hong Kong can expect more tourists this year but they will be spending less per head, according to the Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau. https://hongkongfp.com/2024/03/01/tourist-spending-in-hong-kong-expected-to-drop-16-this-year-despite-possible-35-uptick-in-arrivals-tourism-bureau

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Three years after their prosecution in a national security case, a group of 47 Hong Kong democrats - most of them in jail - still wait to learn their fate. https://hongkongfp.com/2024/02/29/hong-kong-47-partner-of-detained-democrat-laments-less-public-attention-on-3rd-anniversary-of-mass-prosecution

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Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai had the “final say” over the editorial direction of Apple Daily, an ex-publisher of the pro-democracy tabloid has testified. https://hongkongfp.com/2024/02/29/hong-kong-media-mogul-jimmy-lai-had-final-say-over-editorial-direction-at-apple-daily-newspaper-court-hears

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The Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) will consider legal action against Inland Revenue (IRD) over a HK$450,000 profits tax demand, the press group said on Wednesday. The IRD demanded the sum in January as part of a six-year audit. The association said in a statement that it had filed an objection after engaging professionals for assistance.

File photo: Selina Cheng/HKFP.

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As the city's most transparent news outlet, HKFP is externally audited annually, sharing all of our accounts publicly: http://tinyurl.com/283q4mc5 80% of HKFP’s spending goes towards staff remuneration and pensions.

When you support HKFP, you can be assured that your contribution is going directly towards local journalists – not to shareholders or a profit-making conglomerate: https://buff.ly/3I7pQxh

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US is launching an investigation into the national security risks of "connected vehicles," focusing on China-made technology, US gov't said. https://hongkongfp.com/2024/02/29/us-to-launch-probe-into-security-risks-of-connected-vehicles-using-china-made-tech

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Under the influence of the northeast monsoon, the weather will be cold with a few rain patches over the coast of southern China in the next couple of days, the Hong Kong Observatory has said.

"The monsoon will be gradually replaced by a relatively humid southerly airstream early next week. It will be warm and misty over the coastal areas of Guangdong," it wrote in a forecast.

File photo: Kyle Lam/HKFP.

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