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 …

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 …

Finance chief upbeat HK’s financial center role

Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po speaks at the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers Annual Banking Conference 2022 in Hong Kong on Sept 27, 2022. (PHOTO / INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT, HKSAR) Hong Kong will remain a unique and leading financial center because it plays an indispensable role in connecting the Chinese mainland with the rest of the world, Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po said on Tuesday …

Finance chief: HK exports face pressure amid global rate hikes

In this undated file photo, Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po gives an interview. (ZOU HONG / CHINA DAILY) Hong Kong’s exports remain under pressure as multiple countries increase their respective interest rates, Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po posted in his blog on Sunday. The upcoming figure for Hong Kong’s export in August is expected to widen its decline following a drop of three …

Growing with Hong Kong

Editor’s note: Since its establishment in 1997, China Daily Hong Kong Edition has been a witness, facilitator and contributor to the city’s dazzling economic growth, growing international influence, and stronger integration with the Chinese mainland. Let’s stroll down memory lane with CDHK by revisiting select front pages — the snapshots of historic moments — to mark with CDHK the days of joy, happiness and sadness. …

HKTDC launches GoGBA Day

HONG KONG, Sep 23, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Development Office co-organised the inaugural GoGBA Day yesterday (22 September). This business support event aims to engage members of the international business community in Hong Kong that are currently underserved in terms of up-to-date business information on the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao …

HK biz sector urged to play bigger role under Belt and Road

Luo Huining, director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, delivers a speech at a seminar held to discuss the role of Hong Kong's business sector in the Belt and Road Initiative on Sept 8, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA) The central government’s top official in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region called on the city’s business …

Hong Kong once again ranked as world’s freest economy

People pose for a photo at a promenade next to Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on Aug 14, 2022. (BERTHA WANG / AFP) HONG KONG – The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government on Thursday welcomed the Fraser Institute’s recognition of the territory as the world’s freest economy. In its Economic Freedom of the World 2022 Annual Report, the institute said that Hong Kong continued …

Experts call for enhanced Hong Kong-Shenzhen cooperation

This Sept 17, 2020 Aerial photo shows the Houhai area in Nanshan District of Shenzhen, Guangdong province. (CHEN YEHUA / XINHUA) Hong Kong and Shenzhen should step up integrated development, innovation in governance systems, and strengthen regular communication to raise bilateral cooperation to a higher level, experts said on Friday. They made the remarks at the 2022 Shenzhen-Hong Kong Cooperation Forum, co-organized by Shenzhen-based think …

Hong Kong’s July exports value down 8.9%

In this Nov 5, 2021 file photo, shipping containers are seen at a port of Kwai Tsing Container Terminals in Hong Kong. (KIN CHEUNG / AP) HONG KONG – The value of Hong Kong's total goods exports decreased to HK$379.6 billion in July, down 8.9 percent compared with the same month last year, the Census and Statistics Department said Thursday. READ MORE: HK-mainland trade surges more …

Chan: HK economy moves forward despite inflation

Paul Chan Mo-po, Hong Kong's finance secretary, meets the media at the Central Government Offices in Hong Kong on Sept 16, 2021. (RAYMOND CHAN / CHINA DAILY) Hong Kong’s economy is moving forward despite a volatile economic environment globally, and the city’s full-year inflation rate is forecast to remain at a “moderate level” of 2.1 percent, Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po said. In his government …

Experts laud HK’s role as global financial hub

Nicolas Aguzin, CEO of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd,  delivers a speech at the forum “Hong Kong Way Forward — The Future of Hong Kong as an International Financial Centre”in Hong Kong, Aug 18, 2022. (PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY) The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s status as an international financial center will strengthen as it makes further strides toward renminbi internationalization, green investment, and …

HKTDC and Huatai International launch strategic partnership

HONG KONG, Aug 16, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (“HKTDC”) and Huatai International Financial Holdings Company Limited (“Huatai”) have unveiled a new one year strategic partnership to jointly promote the Dual Circulation Strategy laid down in China’s 14th Five-Year Plan. The two parties aim to achieve three key objectives: 1) Complement the strategy by helping Mainland China …

Reflecting on history to forge stronger bonds with nation

A section of the History Writers display. Books and other printed material from the archives throw light on different aspects of Hong Kong’s past. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY) Recording the centuries-old roots of Hong Kong to inform and educate, and to reflect and learn, is a challenging undertaking for scholars, researchers, historians, and writers who labor for years unearthing historical tales. History has gained …

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, …

Cultivating tech talents the answer to market needs

Hong Kong authorities and universities are ramping up efforts to augment the city’s technology talent pool and meet the labor market’s growing demand. The special administrative region’s goal of becoming an international innovation and technology hub has made innovative applications an inevitable trend. Apart from the digital transformation accelerated by the pandemic, Hong Kong’s heavy investment in the innovation and technology sector — with the …