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Good morning.

Today isn’t a heavy news day but pay attention to a couple of events coming up that you won’t want to miss.

— Jasmine Lee

OK Google, give me your user data

Google has admitted to handing in user data to Hong Kong authorities, answering three of 43 requests that were made last year after the enactment of the National Security Law. 

Two of the cases were related to human trafficking while another was an “emergency disclosure request involving a credible threat to life”.

Last year Google said it would only respond to requests put through the US Justice Department, which consists of a lengthy process that could potentially take months.


Cycling to Bronze🥉 

High off the tails of HK’s Olympic victories, the SAR congratulates cyclist Leung Ka-yu for winning the region’s first medal at the National Games in the Men’s Omnium event.



New cases: 3 (imported)

Policy Address

Chief Executive Carrie Lam attended another public consultation event (of many) on the upcoming Policy Address, which is coming up on 6 October — less than a month now.

You can get details on what CE Lam hints is in store for HK’s government on paid Tide.


Canadian LIVE Elections Result Viewing Party

Tuesday September 21, 2021 Morning (specific time TBD)

Venue: Rula Live in Lan Kwai Fong, G/F 58-62 D'Aguilar Street, Hong Kong

Canadians and political watchers will gather on the morning of September 21 to see results broadcast live in English and French to see which vision of the future Canadians will choose from the competing political parties. 

Pride! 🌈 

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