HK COVID caseload tops 9K for first time in over 2 months

People wearing face masks walk in Tsuen Wan, south China's Hong Kong, March 10, 2022. (LO PING FAI / XINHUA) HONG KONG – Hong Kong’s health authorities on Thursday reported 9,219 new coronavirus infections and 13 related deaths. In a sudden jump after hovering around 8,000 cases over the last few days, the total number of cases exceeded the 9,000 mark, the most in more …

HK: Limited registration okayed for non-locally trained doctors

This Sept 5, 2017 photo shows healthcare professionals at the Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT) HONG KONG – The Medical Council of Hong Kong (MCHK) has allowed two more non-locally trained doctors to practice with limited registration in public hospitals to help alleviate the shortage of doctors in the city, the Hospital Authority said Thursday. In a statement, the HA …

HK coastal defense museum reopens after facelift

This photo shows the attire worn by members of the Hong Kong and Kowloon Independent Brigade of the East River Column displayed in the "Anti-Japanese Guerrillas behind Enemy Lines" gallery. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT) HONG KONG – After major repairs and renovations, Hong Kong's Museum of Coastal Defence will reopen to the public on Thursday, with free admission. The museum's revamped permanent exhibition narrates the …

Financial chief vows to boost ties as Asian growth is expected to rebound

Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po attends the Group of Twenty Leaders’ Summit in Bali, Indonesia, last week, as part of the delegation of the People’s Republic of China. (PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY) As Hong Kong gradually resumes international ties and business regains momentum in the city, the government of the special administrative region will plan more trips around the world and actively seek further …

2019 HK unrest: DoJ receives 1,215 cases from police

HONG KONG – The Special Duties Team of the Department of Justice received 1,215 cases related to the 2019 anti-extradition amendment bill incidents in Hong Kong and had given legal advice on 1,201 of them. The DoJ made the statement while responding to media inquiries on Wednesday. Upon receipt of the evidence and relevant documents from the law enforcement agencies, DoJ prosecutors always handle the …

HKSAR a ‘middleman’ for Asia’s financial, cultural cooperation

Veteran SAR politician and businessman expects great opportunities after trip to APEC meeting Bernard Charnwut Chan (first row, sixth from left), a member of the Hong Kong business delegation led by Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu (first row, eighth from left), during a meeting with Han Zhiqiang (first row, eighth from right), ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to …

HKSAR adopts anthem, flag guidelines for sports events

People cross the road decorated with national flags and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region flags above to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland in Tsim Sha Tsui on June 17, 2022. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY) The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has issued guidelines requiring coaches and athletes to immediately use their hands to signal a timeout if they …

COVID: HK sees 7,985 new infections, 11 deaths

People wearing face masks walk on a street in Yuen Long, Hong Kong, south China, Feb 9, 2022. (LO PING FAI / XINHUA) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 7,985 new coronavirus infections, including 7,374 local cases, and 11 COVID-related deaths on Wednesday. The 11 new reported deaths brought the city’s toll during the pandemic to 10,634, the center added The 611 confirmed imported cases …

HK sports community backs new national anthem guidelines

A Hong Kong resident takes a photo of the display of national and HKSAR flags on Oct 1. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY) Hong Kong sports associations have expressed support for new guidelines that require coaches and athletes to immediately address any problem about the national anthem and the flag of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region during international sporting events. The guidelines, issued by …

Treasury chief offers reassurance on crypto regulation concerns

Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Christopher Hui Ching-yu announces the details of the Hong Kong FinTech Week 2022 initiatives on non-fungible tokens and shares a teaser related to the HKSAR govt's announcement regarding the policy statement on the development of virtual assets in Hong Kong on Oct 13, 2022. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT) Hong Kong is establishing a comprehensive regulatory regime on virtual …

Hong Kong to shine as world hub for logistics

Paul Chan Mo-po, financial secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government, delivers a speech during the Asian Logistics, Maritime, Aviation Conference 2022 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on Nov 22, 2022. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY) The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is expected to embrace “boundless” opportunities in logistics with the integration into national development, logistics behemoths and government …

Hong Kong volunteer taps into fresh rural experiences

An aerial photo shows Helan Mountain, Northwest China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region, after rainfall on May 9, 2019. (SU YONG / CHINA DAILY) YINCHUAN — Tong Chun-wai, 35, from Hong Kong, has found a new career in a village at the foot of the Helan Mountains in Northwest China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region. "After working at the grassroots level for a year, I have truly …

Ex-Apple Daily execs admit colluding with foreign forces

This general view shows the High Court building in Hong Kong on Aug 17, 2017. (ANTHONY WALLACE / AFP) Six former senior executives of Hong Kong’s now-defunct Apple Daily newspaper pleaded guilty on Tuesday to conspiring with former media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying to collude with foreign forces to endanger national security. A three-judge panel accepted the guilty pleas and recorded the convictions. The prosecution …

CS meets with Asia Rugby president over anthem blunders

Chief Secretary for Administration Chan Kwok-ki (right) meets with President of Asia Rugby Qais Abdulla Al Dhalai on Nov 22, 2022. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT) HONG KONG – Hong Kong Chief Secretary for Administration Chan Kwok-ki met on Tuesday with the Asia Rugby president as new guidelines were promulgated to prevent a repeat of a separatism-related song being presented as the Chinese national anthem at …

Forum hails Greater Bay Area’s digitalization progress

Participants of the 6th Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Macao Big Data Forum pose for a group photo on Nov 22, 2022. (PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY) The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area will reap the benefits of digitalization development, officials of the 11-city cluster said at the 6th Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Macao Big Data Forum on Tuesday. The forum was jointly held in the three cities to facilitate digital applications …

Mainland, HK shares seen to appeal due to low valuations

A pedestrian walks past an electronic board showing numbers for the Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong on Sept 27, 2022. (PETER PARKS / AFP) Internet trading broker Magpie Securities said it expects Chinese mainland A-shares and Hong Kong shares (excluding mainland stocks traded in the city) to have better investment prospects next year because of their attractive valuations, and that a relaxation of COVID-19 …

HK police launch full probe into rugby anthem blunders

This Aug 21, 2019 photo shows the headquarters of the Hong Kong Police Force in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. (MAO SIQIAN / XINHUA) Hong Kong police are investigating three cases of a separatism-related song being presented as the Chinese national anthem at three overseas rugby matches of a Hong Kong team. In a written reply to China Daily, police said they had taken statements from …

HKMAO chief: ‘One country, two systems’ must be upheld

A flag-raising ceremony is held 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) “One country, two systems” is a good institution that will help the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions to prosper, and must be adhered to in …

Hong Kong to promote transport connectivity

Lam Sai-hung (center), chairman of the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board and secretary for transport and logistics, together with other guests of honor, officiates at the opening ceremony of Hong Kong Maritime Week 2022 on Monday. (PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY) Hong Kong will develop an action plan to promote the city’s value-added logistics development integrating sea, air and land transport to strengthen its …