Anti-extradition Protest 30 November 2019

Prince Edward 8.31 — Chronology of a chaotic scene

The police said they arrested 52 people at Prince Edward Station on 31 August. FactWire interviewed 47 of them and reconstructed the situation at the station based on their accounts. Investigations revealed that aside from the arrestees who were taken to Lai Chi Kok by a special train, there were also arrested people taken away by police vans directly from Prince Edward station.

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Prince Edward 8.31 — Puzzle of the six rumored “deaths” solved

30 November 2019

On the night of August 31, the police were carrying out an operation at Prince Edward subway station. Rumors that six injured arrestees had been killed have been circulating. FactWire got in touch with them and verified that they were either sent to a hospital or to a police station that night.

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Prince Edward 8.31 — Differing injury counts lead to suspicion

29 November 2019

After 8.31 Prince Edward Incident, many people suspect that someone died in the station because of the discrepancy in the injuries and the closure of the subway station for more than 30 hours afterward. FactWire got in touch with 47 of the arrestees from that night to reconstruct the chaotic situation in the subway station.

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Modified voter turnout at five polling stations for District Council Election

27 November 2019

The hourly voter turnout of 37 out of 615 polling stations for the 2019 District Council Elections have been amended on the day of the election on Nov. 24, an open database by FactWire shows.

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Stamped ballot paper for Hong Kong Island appeared in Kwun Tong Polling Station

27 November 2019

A stamped ballot paper indicated for another constituency located in Hong Kong Island was found at a polling station in Kwun Tong, Kowloon during the counting of ballots at Hong Kong’s District Council Election on Nov. 24.

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Private line linking to a Shenzhen court installed by a Hong Kong police intelligence division

25 September 2019

An internal police division has installed a private line that connects the Wan Chai Police Headquarters in Hong Kong to a court in Shenzhen, China this August, lasting for a year, internal documents obtained by FactWire shows. 

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Standards reveal ranges and specifications of arms and ammunitions used by the police

30 August 2019

Standards and specifications of arms and ammunitions and arms commonly used by the police during dispersal at the protests state they could cause serious injuries or death if not fired within range. 

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Prince Edward 8.31 — Chronology of a chaotic scene

30 November 2019

The police said they arrested 52 people at Prince Edward Station on 31 August. FactWire interviewed 47 of them and reconstructed the situation at the station based on their accounts. Investigations revealed that aside from the arrestees who were taken to Lai Chi Kok by a special train, there were also arrested people taken away by police vans directly from Prince Edward station.

Prince Edward 8.31 — Differing injury counts lead to suspicion

29 November 2019

After 8.31 Prince Edward Incident, many people suspect that someone died in the station because of the discrepancy in the injuries and the closure of the subway station for more than 30 hours afterward. FactWire got in touch with 47 of the arrestees from that night to reconstruct the chaotic situation in the subway station.

Hong Kong police walked aimlessly before heading towards student leader’s direction after he bought laser pointers, CCTV shows

10 August 2019

Hong Kong police were seen idly walking in Sham Shui Po before they approached and arrested student leader Keith Fong for suspicion of possessing offensive weapons after he bought laser pointers, security camera footage obtained by FactWire has revealed.

Police Fired at Least 10 Rounds of Rubber Bullets During June 12 Protest Without Warning

26 July 2019

Police fired at least 10 rounds of rubber bullets without warning at anti-extradition bill protesters outside Hong Kong’s legislature on June 12, despite claiming that only “a few rounds” were used.

HKT staff taught to cheat Lands Department inspection in leaked recording

10 May 2018

In an audio recording leaked to FactWire, an HKT manager is heard admitting that some offices in Ngau Tau Kok Engineering Centre were knowingly operating in violation of lease conditions, before telling her staff to remove incriminating items ahead of a visit yesterday by Lands Department officers

CCTV captures suspicious wetland blaze despite police ‘insufficient storage’ claim

24 April 2018

CCTV footage has emerged of the moment a suspicious fire broke out and ripped through a dock and a boat at the Nam Sang Wai wetland in early April, following a spate of suspected arson attacks targeted at the conservation area in Yuen Long, New Territories

A 14-hour journey

12 April 2018

In the aftermath of the deadliest bus crash in recent Hong Kong history, bus drivers continue to face low pay and long hours, with ever increasing pressure on their shoulders

Photos reveal kindergarten’s knowledge of injuries four months before five-year-old’s death

27 March 2018

A Hong Kong kindergarten attended by a five-year-old who reportedly died after being found unconscious at home was aware of multiple bruises suffered by the girl months before her tragic death, according to photos taken by teachers and obtained by FactWire

9 out of 12 electrical cable samples from major brands in Hong Kong fail fire test

23 January 2018

More samples of fire-resistant electrical cables used in Hong Kong buildings have failed fire safety tests, following FactWire’s revelation last April that samples from a public housing estate also fell short of international standards

CCTV shows pro-democracy election hopeful being chased into alley moments before alleged attack

11 January 2018

FactWire has obtained CCTV footage showing pro-democracy election hopeful Tommy Cheung Sau-yin being chased by two men moments before his alleged attack in Tai Wai on Monday night

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Palace Museum Controversy

Investigating violations of procedure and secret dealings in the controversial project

The Belt and Road Initiative

One of the world’s largest port operators has sued a Chinese state enterprise in Hong Kong over infringement of its exclusive port agreement with a strategically located African nation, in the city’s first court case involving China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

Third Runway

The Airport Authority’s third runway project may go over budget by importing marine sand from the southwest region of Guangxi in order to cope with a shortage of sand.

Lantau Tomorrow

The cost of purchasing enough fill materials alone for the government’s controversial 1,700 hectares reclamation project near Lantau Island could add up to $48b to $59.9b.
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