HK sees 4,593 new COVID cases, including 4 from hospital

A resident walks in Tseung Kwan O district in Hong Kong amid stormy weather due to Tropical Storm Mulan on Aug 9, 2022. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – Hong Kong recorded 4,593 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, including four from the Hong Kong Children’s Hospital. Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the communicable disease branch of the Centre for Health Protection, said at a …

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HONG KONG, Aug 10, 2022 – (亞太商訊 via SEAPRWire.com) – 由寧波電視台及國際日報聯合參與的訪談節目《濱海寧波·揚帆世界》及大型融媒傳播行動自今年3月啓動以來,鏈接了8座世界著名濱海城市、歷史文化名城,採訪40餘位政要、業界巨擘,獲聯合國秘書長特使、…

Hong Kong students shine at Smart City Forum

Aerial panoramic photo taken on Sept 12, 2020 shows the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge in South China. (CHEN YEHUA / XINHUA) About 150 students from Hong Kong, Macao and Shenzhen recently took part in the Cafea Young Talent Smart City Forum to present their ideas and projects, contributing to the smart-city development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu …

HKSAR govt has no plans to relax stamp duty, spokesman says

This general view shows residential and commercial buildings in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong on May 14, 2021. (ANTHONY WALLACE / AFP) HONG KONG – The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government has no plans to relax its stamp duty on property, a spokesman said on Tuesday. In a statement on Tuesday afternoon, a spokesman for the Financial Secretary’s …

HKBU debuts world’s first AI-driven orchestra

Guo Yike, vice-president (research and development) of HKBU, delivers a speech at the "Human, Machine, Art, Creativity: International Symposium in Hong Kong. (PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – Hong Kong Baptist University on Tuesday unveiled the world’s first AI ensemble – the Turing Al Orchestra (TAIO), featuring a hybrid of artificial intelligence technology and arts.  The orchestra, using state-of-the-art AI technology, is formed by …

HK police arrest 2 over ‘seditious’ online posts

This Aug 21, 2019 photo shows Hong Kong Police Headquarters in Hong Kong. (MAO SIQIAN / XINHUA) HONG KONG – Hong Kong police’s National Security Department on Tuesday arrested two men on suspicion of publishing posts on social media to disseminate seditious messages that promote feelings of ill-will and enmity in Hong Kong society. READ MORE: HK police arrest two for 'seditious act' The arrestees, aged …

Overseas expansion: Businesses urged to tap HK’s advantages

Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po delivers his welcoming remarks via recorded video at the seminar titled “Hong Kong – Unparalleled Opportunities to Expand Your Global Business" in Hefei, Anhui province, Aug 8, 2022. (PHOTO / INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT, HKSAR GOVT) HONG KONG – The government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on Monday encouraged enterprises in the Anhui province to leverage Hong Kong's business …

HKTDC welcomes measures to ease quarantine restrictions

HONG KONG, Aug 8, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) welcomes the Hong Kong SAR (HKSAR) Government’s relaxation of entry quarantine measures, which will have a positive impact on Hong Kong’s economic recovery and strengthen the city’s international competitiveness. The HKTDC has been supporting Hong Kong’s small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) and with the latest easing of quarantine measures, …

Sonny Au named Hong Kong’s national security secretary

This picture shows Secretary General of the Committee for Safeguarding National Security of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Sonny Au Chi-kwong. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT) BEIJING – The State Council has decided to appoint Sonny Au Chi-kwong as secretary-general of the Committee for Safeguarding National Security of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, replacing Chan Kwok-ki.The decision was made on Aug 4 in accordance …

HK to cut quarantine for arrivals, issue yellow health code

Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu attends the press conference of the Anti-epidemic Command and Coordination Group in Central Government Office on Aug 8, 2022. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government said on Monday it would shorten the COVID-19 hotel quarantine period for all arrivals to three days from seven, taking another step in slowly unwinding stringent pandemic …

Consumption vouchers seen to act as economic stimulus

Customers buy goods from a shop with a sign that reads "We accept consumption vouchers" at a market in Tsuen Wan on April 4, 2022. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY) People from the business and financial sectors embraced consumption vouchers in Hong Kong on Sunday as an impetus for a retail market that has been in the doldrums since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. But they …

ZA Bank launches investment funds

In this July 25, 2019 photo, a skyline featuring financial buildings including the headquarters of HSBC are seen in Hong Kong. (PAUL YEUNG / BLOOMBERG) Hong Kong’s leading virtual bank, ZA Bank, is launching a range of investment funds from global asset management companies – a potentially profitable venture for the lender. Wealth management products are the next frontier for the special administrative region’s eight …

Hong Kong stocks end lower on Monday

Hong Kong stocks ended lower on Monday. The Hang Seng Index dropped 0.77 percent to 20,045.77 points. The Hong Kong China Enterprises Index lost 1.17 percent to 6,821.52. Hong Kong stocks tracked other Asian markets lower, after a US payrolls report bolstered the case for more super-sized rate hikes. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government said on Monday it would shorten the COVID-19 hotel …

Sonny Au named national security secretary

This picture shows Secretary General of the Committee for Safeguarding National Security of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Sonny Au Chi-kwong. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT) BEIJING – The State Council has decided to appoint Sonny Au Chi-kwong as secretary-general of the Committee for Safeguarding National Security of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, replacing Chan Kwok-ki.The decision was made on Aug 4 in accordance …

HK eases COVID quarantine rules for incoming travelers

Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu attends the press conference of the Anti-epidemic Command and Coordination Group in Central Government Office on Aug 8, 2022. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government said on Monday it would shorten the COVID-19 hotel quarantine period for all arrivals to three days from seven, taking another step in slowly unwinding stringent pandemic …

HK records 75 imported malaria cases since last month

This undated photo shows the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health, Hong Kong. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT) HONG KONG – Hong Kong has recorded a total of 75 malaria patients from African countries since the last month, including 58 who are still being treated in public hospitals, health authorities said Sunday. Lau Ka-hin, chief manager (quality and standards) of the Hospital Authority, …

HK logs 4,602 new COVID-19 infections, 4 deaths

Pedestrians walk along the promenade in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong on July 25, 2022. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 4,602 new COVID-19 infections and four more deaths, health authorities said Saturday.  Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the communicable disease branch of the Centre for Health Protection, said at a news briefing that the new cases comprised 4,322 local infections …

National education mandatory in Hong Kong

This undated photo shows a general view of the University of Hong Kong. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT) Hong Kong college students are expected to have a better understanding of national development as completing national education courses has become a requirement for graduation. The eight public universities in Hong Kong have launched national education courses one after another to inform students on the Basic Law, the …