Our corrections policy was adopted on March 3, 2020.
HKFP must correct factual errors as quickly as possible. Journalists should openly and honestly report errors to their editors who will consider publishing a correction. Falsities, misquotes or misleading statements are among the situations where a correction may be warranted.
When issuing a correction, we will publish at the bottom of the article:
- The day/time of the correction.
- The information which was corrected.
- An apology and, if appropriate, an explanation.
If new information or a new development emerges which contradicts a story or affects the facts, we will consider writing a follow-up story, or will add an update at the bottom of the original piece.
If necessary, we may withdraw a story from the website and replace it – at the same URL – with an explanation.