GBA medical staff to visit HK to ease health workforce shortage

This file photo dated March 14, 2022, shows Chinese mainland medical staff arriving in Hong Kong, south China, to support the local fight against the COVID-19 epidemic. (LI GANG / XINHUA) Over 300 medical workers from the mainland cities of the Guangdong-Hong Kong Macao Greater Bay Area(GBA) will visit Hong Kong in batches in the next two years to help ease the city’s acute shortage …

Lee: HK can play a key role in driving GBA growth

Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu delivers a speech at the Phoenix financial forum 2022 for the Greater Bay Area at the Hong Kong Science Park on Sept 21 2022. (EDMOND TANG / CHINA DAILY) Hong Kong is capable of playing a major role in the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area by deepening cross-border financial integration, Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu told a …

Seeking new pastures

Mainland cities in the Greater Bay Area are going all out to draw Hong Kong youth to build their careers further north, but more incentives are needed to deepen integration between the mainland and the SAR. Zhang Tianyuan reports from Hong Kong. The future and welfare of Hong Kong youth were uppermost in President Xi Jinping’s mind when he spoke on July 1 at the …

Stock connect lift ‘set to draw more IPOs to Hong Kong’

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 Stock Exchange is set to attract more foreign companies making initial public offerings in the city after Chinese mainland financial regulators decided to allow overseas enterprises listed in the special administrative region to engage in cross-border stock …

Nissin Foods Announces 2022 Interim Results

HONG KONG, Aug 30, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Nissin Foods Company Limited (“Nissin Foods” or the “Company”, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”; Stock code: 1475) has today announced its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2022 (“the reporting period”). Highlights— Revenue from the Hong Kong operations increased solidly by 11.4% year-on-year to HK$759.9 million, mainly attributable to the …

Additional quarantine hotels, flights available for HK students

SAR, mainland authorities join hands to solve problems under travel restrictions Hong Kong students who study at Chinese mainland universities will have easier access to quarantine hotels and flights, allowing them to return to their respective campuses in time for the new semester, the city’s Secretary for Education Choi Yuk-lin said on Tuesday. The arrangement followed complaints from thousands of local students who are struggling …

HK students of mainland schools to get priority in securing flights

HONG KONG – Hong Kong students at mainland schools will be given priority in securing a place for quarantine hotels and flights, allowing them to return to school before the new semester begins, Secretary for Education Christine Choi Yuk-lin said on Tuesday. This arrangement follows an outcry from thousands of local students stranded in the city owing to their failure to secure a place in …

Exclusive: SAR to announce arrangement for students returning to mainland schools

A special quarantine arrangement expected to be announced within two weeks will allow Hong Kong students to return to universities on the Chinese mainland on time for the new semester, a source familiar with the matter told China Daily on Monday. The source said there is a good chance that “optimistic” discussions between the Education Bureau and mainland authorities could lead to Hong Kong students’ …

Homeward bound

Leading Chinese mainland enterprises, due to be delisted in New York amid an audit row with US authorities, are Hong Kong-bound, seeking a primary listing on the SAR’s bourse. It’s a hedge for them as well as a booster for a market battered by global geopolitical tensions and COVID-19. Liu Yifan reports from Hong Kong. Some of the biggest names in the Chinese mainland’s corporate …

Mainland, HK ‘to remain prime listing places for TMT firms’

The flag (right) of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is hoisted next to Chinese national flag (center) in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on Aug 16, 2016. (ANTHONY WALLACE / AFP) HONG KONG – The Chinese mainland and Hong Kong will continue to be the preferred listing destinations for Chinese mainland technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) firms in the second half …

Hong Kong economy contracts 1.4% in Q2

In this July 28, 2022 photo, commercial buildings are seen in Hong Kong skyline. (KIN CHEUNG / AP) Hong Kong’s economy contracted 1.4 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier, the Census and Statistics Department said on Monday. According to the advance estimates on gross domestic product, on a seasonally adjusted quarter-to-quarter comparison, GDP rose 0.9 percent in real terms in Q2 compared …

Mainland study scheme opens for HK students

HONG KONG – The mainland University Study Subsidy Scheme 2022/23 is now open for applications from Hong Kong students until Sept 30, the Education Bureau announced on Monday. Covering 191 designated mainland institutions, including 129 institutions participating in the 2022/23 Scheme for Admission of Hong Kong Students to Mainland Higher Education Institutions, the scheme benefits most local students with different financial needs who pursue undergraduate …

‘Feel good’ factors of working in GBA

Young participants of the Greater Bay Area Youth Employment Scheme relish their living and working experience in the mainland cities of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, exhibiting noticeably more faith, understanding and interest as they chart their career paths in the region. The program, launched by the Hong Kong government in early 2021, encourages enterprises with operations in both Hong Kong and the nine …

Together we grow

Young Hong Kong and Chinese mainland entrepreneurs have struck the right note by teaming up and leveraging their strengths to succeed in business. Ao Yulu and Zeng Xinlan report from Hong Kong. It was all about business and the prospect of finding the right entrepreneurial partner. When Vince Poon and Arthur Chen met up in a coffee shop in Shenzhen, it was a lively two-way …

Free mainland study tours offered to boost national identity

Students stand at attention during a flag-raising ceremony at a school in Tung Chung, Hong Kong, on National Security Education Day, April 15, 2021. (RAYMOND CHAN / CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government will sponsor the city’s senior secondary students to take mainland study tours in a bid to help them gain first-hand understanding of the country and its …

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. …

Mainland strengthens education ties with Hong Kong

This undated file photo shows a bird's eye-view of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou). (PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY) The Ministry of Education has approved the establishment of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou), the third cooperatively-run higher education institution between the Chinese mainland and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The approval came just days ahead of the …

‘Success lies in aligning career with nation’s development’

Editor’s Note: This year marks the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the motherland. Over the past quarter-century, many Hong Kong people have crossed the border to seek new lives on the Chinese mainland. In the second part of China Daily’s “Anniversary Talks” series, we put the spotlight on them to record the dramatic changes on both sides and reveal how closer cross-border connections …

Retired headmaster encourages youth to chase dreams in GBA

Editor’s Note: This year marks the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the motherland. Over the past quarter-century, many Hong Kong people have crossed the border to seek new lives on the Chinese mainland. In the second part of China Daily’s “Anniversary Talks” series, we put the spotlight on them to record the drastic changes on both sides and reveal how the closer cross-border …