Dennis Lo: Golden era awaits HK youth in biomedical research

This undated photo shows Dennis Lo Yuk-ming, a professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Medicine. (FRENTEE JI / CHINA DAILY) Hong Kong’s leading medical researcher Dennis Lo Yuk-ming on Monday said a “golden era” exists for young people joining the city’s biomedical research as the medical sector enjoys mature technologies and the unprecedented support of the special administrative region and the …

Greetings pour for China Daily HK edition on 25th anniversary

HONG KONG – With China Daily Hong Kong Edition preparing to celebrate its 25th birthday, people from all walks of life sent their blessings to the newspaper and its journalists. Let's hear what they have to say: Kenneth Fok Kai-kong, a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and Hong Kong lawmaker, extends his congratulations to China Daily Hong Kong …

Hui thanks issuers for backing yuan-denominated share trading

This July 4, 2018 photo shows the bronze bull sculptures outside the Hong Kong stock exchange building in Central, Hong Kong. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY)) Hong Kong's Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Christopher Hui Ching-yu expressed gratitude for various listed issuers’ support in setting up a renminbi stock trading counter on Monday. The special administrative region is preparing to set up an …

HK’s role in BRI key to Venezuela’s development

Ana Dubraska García, Consul-General of Venezuela in HKSAR. (PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY) The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region plays a vital role in “achieving a bright future with shared benefits” in the Belt and Road Initiative that allows Venezuela to continue raising the quality of life of its people, said Ana Dubraska García, Consul-General of Venezuela in HKSAR.   Hong Kong has sound financial, educational and …

HK thrilled by chance to join national astronaut selection

Students watch a video before Sun Zezhou, chief designer of China’s Tianwen 1 Mars probe, gives a lecture at Diocesan Boys' School on June 25, 2021. (EDMOND TANG / CHINA DAILY) Hong Kong communities welcomed the nation’s unprecedented move to include the special administrative region’s professionals in the selection of payload specialists among the fourth batch of astronauts.  The pick of talents will start from …

HK logs 3,529 new COVID-19 infections, 3 deaths

People walk inside the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong on Oct 3, 2022. (PETER PARKS / AFP) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 3,529 new COVID-19 cases on Monday as three more infected persons passed away, bringing the city's toll during the fifth wave to 9,963. In a statement issued on Monday afternoon, the Centre for Health Protection said the new cases comprised …

HK stocks track broader Asia softer, mainland developers jump

HONG KONG – Hong Kong shares tracked broader Asia lower on Monday, with investors staying away amid a week-long holiday on the mainland. The Hang Seng Index was down 143.32 points, or 0.83 percent, at 17,079.51, the lowest close since April 2009. The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index fell 0.97 percent. New World Development was the biggest loser on the Hang Seng Index, falling as much …

Celebrating with the nation

Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu and other guests attend a reception at the Grand Hall of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai, Hong Kong, in celebration of the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on Saturday.  (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY) Over the last quarter century, Hong Kong’s development has been closely intertwined with …

CE welcomes nation’s historic move to select HK specialists on future space missions

Shenzhou XIII crew members Wang Yaping (left) and Ye Guangfu give a lecture to students on Thursday from China's space station. During the class, fellow astronaut Zhai Zhigang introduced the special uniform Ye was wearing, saying it is called a "penguin jumpsuit". The astronauts also talked about living and working conditions in the space station and conducted scientific experiments. The three Chinese astronauts Wang, Ye …

COVID-19: HK sees 3,569 cases as caseload continues to drop

Two women sit on a bench overlooking the Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on Sept 29, 2022. (ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP) HONG KONG – The number of new COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong continued to drop on Sunday with the city’s health authorities registering 3,569 cases and six related deaths.  While 3,907 new coronavirus cases were logged on Saturday, the number was 4,023 on Friday …

SAR in festive spirit to mark 73rd National Day

The national and the HKSAR flags fly high at Wong Tai Sin Temple to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Oct 1, 2022. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY) The Hong Kong Special Administrative was a sea of joy on Saturday, with national flags permeating every street in the city and festive activities held to mark the 73rd anniversary …

Govt disburses 2nd installment of e-voucher under Phase II

A customer pays his bill with WeChat Pay in Hong Kong. (WANG XI / XINHUA) HONG KONG – The second installment of consumption vouchers under Phase II has been disbursed to about 6.36 million eligible people on Saturday. In a statement, a spokesman for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region's government said the e-vouchers were disbursed via six stored value facility operators – AlipayHK, BoC …

Hong Kong logs 3,907 new COVID-19 cases, six deaths

Residents enjoy the weekend in West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade on May 2, 2022. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – Hong Kong’s daily caseload of COVID-19 infections continued to hover around the 4,000 mark, as the city recorded 3,907 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday. The Hospital Authority noted that 1,672 COVID-19 patients were receiving treatment in public hospitals, including 165 new admissions The financial …

Full text: CE’s speech at National Day reception

Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu and other guests attend a reception at the Grand Hall of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, in celebration of the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Oct 1, 2022. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY) Following is the speech (English translation) by Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu …

Flying the flags

Students make the numbers “10” and “1” on Sunday at the Patriotic Education Center established by the Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers to mark the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. (EDMOND TANG / CHINA DAILY) The People’s Republic of China is 73 years old today and Hong Kong is celebrating the occasion with due fanfare. The Chinese national …

Red flags raised all over HK to mark National Day

The police band puts on a performance during a flag-raising ceremony at the Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai, Hong Kong, in celebration of the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Oct 1, 2022. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY) From squares and campuses to temples and residential estates, five-star red national flags were raised across the Hong Kong Special Administrative …

Hong Kong to ease social distancing rules from Oct 6

People have lunch at a restaurant in Hong Kong, April 14, 2022. The Hong Kong government on Friday announced easing of some social distancing measures from Oct 6. (KIN CHEUNG / AP) HONG KONG – The government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region said on Friday it aims to ease some coronavirus curbs in an orderly way as pandemic trends in the Asian financial …

Helpers’ minimum wage, food allowance to go up in HK

In this May 1, 2021 photo, foreign domestic helpers line up at the temporary testing center for COVID-19 in Hong Kong. (KIN CHEUNG / AP) HONG KONG – The minimum allowable wage for foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) in Hong Kong will be increased by 2.2 percent, from HK$4,630 to HK$4,730 per month, the special administrative region government announced on Friday. At the same time, the …