President of Macau legislature Ho Iat-seng announces plan to run in election for leader of city

The president of Macau’s legislature has announced his intention to run for election as the city’s leader in August.Ho Iat-seng, 61, also said he had submitted his application to resign from the country’s top legislative body, the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, of which he has been a member since 2001.Macau’s electoral law does not permit committee members to run for chief executive since they participate in the electoral college that chooses the city’s leader.Ho said on…

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Hunt for gunman after man shot during fight on Hong Kong street

Hong Kong police were hunting for a gunman after a man was shot in a brawl in Sham Shui Po on Friday night.Pedestrians told police two men had been fighting on Cheung Sha Wan Road near Kweilin Street at about 10pm, with one brandishing a section of pipe and the other holding what appeared to be a pistol. A gunshot was heard during the clash.Both men fled the scene afterwards. A report was made to police at about 10.15pm.Soon after the clash, a man with arm injuries attended Caritas Medical…

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Roast pig cutting ceremony at Hong Kong City University’s new vet clinic draws ire from activists who say it has killed animals before curing any

A university in Hong Kong has urged all departments to stop traditional roast pig cutting ceremonies at special events after criticism its new vet centre killed animals before it had treated any.The move by City University followed an incident that an outspoken animal welfare activist called a public relations blunder.The university’s new Veterinary Medical Centre in Sham Shui Po cut up and served two roast pigs at an opening ceremony on March 27. The event was then posted on CityU’s Facebook…

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