Xi’s Moments in HK: Xi’s instruction affirms HK’s role in sci-tech development

In May 2018, president Xi Jinping issued instructions in response to a letter to him by 24 Hong Kong-based scientists. Xi’s reply is a milestone for Hong Kong, said Chan Ching-chuen, Hong Kong's first academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. Xi has affirmed the SAR’s key role in the nation’s scientific-technology development, while also allowing for central government funding to be made accessible to …

Xi’s Moments in HK: Xi’s vision allows HK to better integrate into nation

Xi’s moments in HK: In 2017, President Xi Jinping inspected Hong Kong. "Hong Kong’s development has always pulled at my heartstrings,” Xi said upon his arrival in the city. Five years later, Hong Kong's story is even more compelling: The Hong Kong Palace Museum soon will be open to the public; the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge has been fully opened to traffic; and Hong Kong International …

Flag-raising marks HKSAR’s 25th anniversary

A flag-raising ceremony is held at the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to mark the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland, July 1, 2022. (EDMOND TANG / CHINA DAILY) Luo Huining (front, center), director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and other officials …

HK observatory raises typhoon signal No 3

This screen shot from the website of the Hong Kong Observatory shows the path Tropical Storm Chaba was expected to take as it edged closer to western Guangdong on June 30, 2022. HONG KONG – The Hong Kong Observatory on Thursday night raised typhoon signal No. 3 over the city as Tropical Storm Chaba edged closer to western Guangdong. In a bulletin, the HKO said …

Xi’s moments in HK: Xi’s words motivate HK youth to explore nation

President Xi Jinping visited the Junior Police Call Permanent Activity Centre on June 30, 2017 during his three-day inspection tour of Hong Kong. Tang Yu-hin, who was an 18-year-old student at the time, introduced the JPC's facilities to Xi. Inspired by Xi's words, Tang visited various cities on the mainland to increase his understanding of the nation. Working in the Hong Kong government as a …

Xi praises HKSAR CE Carrie Lam for her contribution

President Xi Jinping meets with Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on June 30, 2022. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVT) HONG KONG – President Xi Jinping met Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on Thursday, saying the central authorities fully acknowledged her work during her five-year tenure as the chief executive. …

Xi’s visit sparks citywide jubilation

President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan wave to the welcoming party upon arrival at Hong Kong’s West Kowloon high-speed rail station, June 30, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA) President Xi Jinping’s visit to Hong Kong on Thursday, set against the jubilant backdrop of the 25th anniversary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, was welcomed by the local business sector, with his speech evoking …

President Xi meets chief executive of Macao SAR

HONG KONG – President Xi Jinping met here Thursday with Ho Iat Seng, chief executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR), saying the central authorities fully acknowledge the work of Ho and the Macao SAR government. Stressing the need to maintain stability while pursuing progress, Xi urged Ho and the Macao SAR government to work tirelessly on epidemic prevention and control, consistently and effectively …

Education collaboration between HK, mainland bears fruit

Hong Kong Baptist University and 18 leading mainland universities co-organize Presidents Forum cum Agreements Signing Ceremony on June 30, 2022. (PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY) Hong Kong’s partnership with universities on the Chinese mainland has delivered fruitful achievements over the past 25 years, university presidents and leaders said at a forum on the eve of the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s reunification with the motherland. …

Time to celebrate

A woman takes a photo of three children standing on the podium marked with the logo of the HKSAR's 25th anniversary, June 30, 2022. (CALVIN NG/CHINA DAILY) Streets festooned with national flags and posters, buses and trams draped with large banners with slogans celebrating Hong Kong’s return to the motherland, boats in the harbor adorned with national flags and slogans – all herald a special …

Peng visits Xiqu Centre of West Kowloon Cultural District

This undated file photo shows the Xiqu Centre at the West Kowloon Cultural District. (ROY LIU / CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – Peng Liyuan, the wife of President Xi Jinping, visited the Xiqu Centre of the West Kowloon Cultural District on Thursday afternoon and chatted with young actors, members of a performance troupe and volunteers.  Peng presented a collection of traditional Chinese theatre libretti as …

HK community: Xi’s visit a boost for city

A group of residents bring the national flags to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to motherland at Tamar Park in Hong Kong.  (CALVIN NG/CHINA DAILY) The Hong Kong community said they were greatly uplifted and encouraged by President Xi Jinping’s visit amid the pandemic, which demonstrated his great care and support for the city as it emerged stronger after withstanding a string …

HK records $8.31b deficit for 2 months ending May 31

Photo taken on June 22, 2022 shows the view at the Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong, South China. (LI GANG / XINHUA) HONG KONG – The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government said on Thursday that it recorded a HK$65.2 billion ($8.31 billion) deficit ending May 31, 2022. Announcing its financial results for May, the HKSAR government said expenditure for the period of April to …

Hong Kong May retail sales contract 1.7%

People visit a chain store of the Hong Kong-based snack retail chain Best Mart 360° at Tseung Kwan O in Hong Kong, south China, on Dec 28, 2020. (WU XIAOCHU / XINHUA) HONG KONG – Hong Kong's May retail sales fell 1.7 percent from a year earlier after a sharp increase the previous month, government data showed on Thursday. Sales eased to HK$29.1 billion, having …

HK sees 2,358 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths

A couple visits a viewing deck before the city skyline in Hong Kong on March 29, 2022. (DALE DE LA REY / AFP) HONG KONG – Hong Kong recorded 2,358 new COVID-19 cases and two new reported deaths on Thursday, bringing the city’s death toll during the fifth wave to 9,188.   Albert Au Ka-wing, principal medical and health officer of the Centre for Health Protection’s …

National support pushes HK’s claims as an international I&T hub

Photo taken on July 14, 2020 shows the Golden Bauhinia Square in south China's Hong Kong. (WU XIAOCHU / XINHUA) Strong and sustained national support for Hong Kong’s development as an international innovation and technology center has provided a promising pathway for the city’s I&T industry. Innovation and technology is reshaping Hong Kong’s traditional model of economic development and is seen as the new engine …

Xi hails ‘one country, two systems’, says heart with HK

President Xi Jinping delivers a speech upon arrival at Hong Kong’s West Kowloon high-speed rail station, June 30, 2022. (EDMOND TANG / CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that facts have proven the great strength of "one country, two systems" as he said his heart is always with Hong Kong compatriots and that he has been concerned about Hong Kong …