Hong Kong

Jason Beerman: How Hong Kong can avoid becoming Asia's landfill

If you don’t happen to live downwind from one of Hong Kong’s three gigantic landfills, you might not be aware that Hong Kong faces an acute garbage problem: our landfills will be full within a matter of years.

Hong Kong Doesn’t Plan to Ban Short Selling; Sale Is Normal

Fox Hu and Lynn Thomasson Bloomberg.com 06.10.2011
Hong Kong Doesn’t Plan to Ban Short Selling; Sale Is Normal

Hong Kong doesn’t plan to ban short selling of securities, rejecting a request from some brokerages after the city’s benchmark index tumbled 26 percent this year.

Hong Kong Executive Hopeful Admits Marital ‘Flaws’

It’s a rare day when a Hong Kong official –- much less one who’s set to run for chief executive –- discusses his love life in public. So jaws dropped Tuesday when Hong Kong Chief Executive hopeful Henry Tang admitted “flaws” in his marital life. T...

Travellers prepare to board a mass transit railway (MTR) train in Hong Kong on January 29.

Three weeks ago, a man behaving strangely in a city subway station in Hong Kong attracted the attention of police, fearing he may be a terrorist plotting a train attack. When police searched him, they found he was engaged in terror of another kind...

High accommodation costs irk mainland visitors

Xu Xiaomeng China Daily 05.10.2011
High accommodation costs irk mainland visitors

Hong Kong may be waiting for an influx of holidaymakers from the mainland during the "golden week", but industry players warn that high accommodation costs could drive visitors away. Xu Xiaomeng reports from Shanghai.

Hong Kong Government Flying Service Purchases Two Challenger 605 Aircraft From Bombardier

Bombardier Aerospace has secured a firm order for two Challenger 605 aircraft from the Hong Kong Government Flying Service (GFS) for use primarily in search and rescue, as well as other special mission applications. The aircraft will be manufactur...

Hong Kong seeks closer ties with ASEAN

Debbie Too The Jakarta Post 05.10.2011
Hong Kong seeks closer ties with ASEAN

Hong Kong is putting more focus on ties with ASEAN, amid the regional bloc's growth and rise as a major trade partner of the Chinese territory.

1911 Revolution Forum Held in Hong Kong

CRIENGLISH.com 05.10.2011
1911 Revolution Forum Held in Hong Kong

A youth forum on the 1911 Revolution and Dr. Sun Yat-sen was held Monday in the University of Hong Kong, attracting 500 students from Hubei, Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong.

Hong Kong split over historic maids residency case

Beh Lih Yi Inquirer.net 03.10.2011
Hong Kong split over historic maids residency case

Every Sunday, the public spaces and walkways of Hong Kong are jammed with Filipina and Indonesian domestic workers using their one day off to gather with their friends and fellow countrywomen. The gleaming skyscrapers of the financial hub are a fa...

Hong Kong launches transport subsidy plan to help low-income group

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government launched the Work Incentive Transport Subsidy Scheme to help ease the transport expenses of members of low-income households, the government said Sunday.

Hong Kong's Lantau Island to be Promoted as MICE Hub

Lantau Island - the biggest island in Hong Kong - holds more than unspoiled greenery, famous attractions, and multifarious cultural and entertainment options, its diverse tourism offerings also include state-of-the-art convention and exhibition f...

Hong Kong doubles cross border yuan trade settlement quota -cbank

Hong Kong doubled the quota for settling cross-border yuan trade provided to the clearing bank to 8 billion yuan ($1.25 billion) on Monday, responding to a squeeze in interbank liquidity in the offshore yuan market last month caused by a selloff i...

Hong Kong celebrates National Day in joyous tone

Brimming with cheer and jubilance, Hong Kong unveiled a string of activities Saturday in celebration of the 62nd National Day of the People's Republic of China.

Stephen Lam approved to complete term as chief secretary

Stephen Lam has received approval from the central government to complete the term of chief secretary for administration for the remaining nine months of the current government.

HK not a dream destination for mainland graduates

Ming Yeung China Daily 01.10.2011
HK not a dream destination for mainland graduates

The low employment rate of Chinese mainland youths, who have graduated from Hong Kong universities, is driving talents away from Hong Kong, although most of them would want to work in the city.

Domestic Helpers Win Residency Ruling in Hong Kong

ALLISON MORROW And ISABELLA STEGER The Wall Street Journal 30.09.2011
Domestic Helpers Win Residency Ruling in Hong Kong

A Hong Kong court has ruled unconstitutional the immigration ordinance that blocks foreign domestic workers from obtaining permanent residency. The victory by Filipina Evangeline Banao Vallejos could lead to the more than 270,000 domestic workers ...

Hong Kong Banks See Further Mortgage Increases, Barclays Says

Hong Kong banks expect to continue raising mortgage rates for the rest of this year, signaling the market won’t be rescued by cheap debt as occurred in 2008, Barclays Capital said.

Runaway Westpac millionaire arrested in Hong Kong

Angela Beswick 3News NZ 30.09.2011
Runaway Westpac millionaire arrested in Hong Kong

The man dubbed the Runaway Millionaire is believed to have been arrested in Hong Kong. Police say a 30-year-old Chinese New Zealander has been arrested in relation to the theft of more than $6 million from Westpac bank in April of 2009.

Signal no.1 issued as typhoon passes

The Observatory replaced the number 3 strong wind signal with the standby signal number 1 at 12.20 a.m. as typhoon Nesat moved further away from Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Closes Stock Market as Typhoon Passes

Hong Kong shut financial markets, schools, courts and government offices, and raised its highest storm signal in two years as Typhoon Nesat swept gale-force winds and rain into the city.

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