"I am of the view that less favourable treatment was given to the appellant compared with female prisoners. There has been discrimination on the basis of sex," Court of Final Appeal Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma said, as quoted by the media outlet. According to the ruling, the Correctional Services Department has failed to provide consistent arguments or explanations on why hair length is tied closely to custodial discipline. … [Read more...] about Hong Kong Top Court Cancels Compulsory Haircuts for Male Prisoners, Reports Say
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STAR market-listed shares that are constituent stocks of the SSE 180 Index and SSE 380 Index, or have H-share counterparts listed in Hong Kong, will be eligible for northbound trading, according to agreements of three exchanges in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. Accordingly, their corresponding H-shares will be included in southbound trading. … [Read more...] about Hong Kong exchange unveils plans to expand mutual market access
Hands off! What can we touch during the coronavirus outbreak? But leave those wild animals alone! The COVID-19 outbreak has prompted many extraordinary measures and China's ban of the consumption of wild animals is no exception. There is compelling research to suggest the novel coronavirus originated in bats before being passed to humans via another intermediate animal. But it's not the animals we need to blame — experts say humans are exposed to these viruses via our interaction with animals. … [Read more...] about 1 Million COVID infections in Germany: What have we learned?
TOKYO -- The Japanese government said on Friday that a new round of coronavirus antibody tests on some 15,000 people will be finished by the end of this year, as the government seeks to better grasp the scale of the pandemic's spread in the country. … [Read more...] about Live COVID-19 updates: Belarus reports 1,621 new COVID-19 cases, total reaches 131,633
Chairman Eliot EngelEliot Lance EngelTrump relents as GSA informs Biden transition to begin Dozens of progressive groups endorse Joaquin Castro for Foreign Affairs chair Castro pledges to term limit himself if elected Foreign Affairs chair MORE (D-N.Y.) is leaving Congress after losing a primary to Rep.-elect Jamaal Bowman. Engel himself leap-frogged Sherman in 2012 to become ranking member, showing Democrats are sometimes willing to overlook seniority. … [Read more...] about Meet the three Democrats who could lead foreign affairs in the House