Hong Kong

Hong Kong Had Fastest Growth in Millionaires, Capgemini Says

Hong Kong posted the fastest pace of growth globally in the number of new millionaires for the second consecutive year in 2010, Capgemini SA and Bank of America Corp. said in a joint report.

Hong Kong's iconic harbor opens for swimmers

This weekend, a few of the harbor regulars will take part in the first Hong Kong Cross-Harbor swim, which has been resurrected after a 33-year hiatus over pollution concerns with the water.


HK welcomes permission to RMB-denominated FDI

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government welcomes the promulgation of regulations about foreign direct investment (FDI) settled in the Chinese currency Renminbi (RMB) by the People's Bank of China and the Ministry of Commerce...

HK fathers to get paternity leave

Phila Siu, Colleen Lee Hong Kong Standard 12.10.2011
HK fathers to get paternity leave

Dads are set to get paternity leave at last - and the elderly can expect a boost from HK$2-a-ride transport and HK$2,000 a month as a care subsidy.


Hong Kong's Donald Tsang Vows to Remedy Public Anger at Home Prices

Sophie Leung San Francisco Chronicle 12.10.2011
Hong Kong's Donald Tsang Vows to Remedy Public Anger at Home Prices

Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang pledged to "break with tradition" ahead of his final policy speech today, moving to address discontent at a surge in home prices that threatens to mar his legacy.

Hong Kong under pressure as poverty levels rise

Malcolm Moore Telegraph 11.10.2011
Hong Kong under pressure as poverty levels rise

Hong Kong is one of the richest cities in the world, with average property prices some 40 per cent higher than London's. But underneath its glittering skyline, almost a fifth of the island's population is now living in poverty.


Stabbing spree 'covered up'

Phila Siu Hong Kong Standard 11.10.2011
Stabbing spree 'covered up'

Police have come under fire for allegedly trying to cover up four random knife attacks by an unidentified assailant within an 11-hour span in Tseung Kwan O this month.

KONE partnership with MTR - KONE wins an order for Hong Kong's Express Rail Link

KONE has been awarded an order to supply 139 elevators and five dumbwaiters to Hong Kong's Express Rail Link project by the MTR Corporation. Altogether 117 elevators will be installed at the new West Kowloon terminus station. KONE's elevators will...


Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents' Club Celebrates 100th Birthday of Reporting Legend

October 10th, 1911 marked the outbreak of the Chinese revolution. It also was the birthdate of a remarkable British woman, Clare Hollingworth, who would become one of the most prominent correspondents in the latter part of her life in Beijing and ...

Hundreds of marchers call for Stephen Lam to resign

Peter So South China Morning Post 10.10.2011
Hundreds of marchers call for Stephen Lam to resign

Hong Kong's new Chief Secretary Stephen Lam Sui-lung yesterday received fresh evidence of his unpopularity when a crowd estimated by organisers to be around 3,000 marched to the new government headquarters calling on him to step down.


HK in frame as Libya rendition victim sues U.K.

Lana Lam South China Morning Post 10.10.2011
HK in frame as Libya rendition victim sues U.K.

New details about the role Hong Kong played in the forced rendition of a Libyan dissident and his family to face torture under Muammar Gaddafi have emerged as the family's lawyers sue the British government in a case that may extend to Hong Kong.

HK Chief Executive promises a thorough policy on housing

The Chief Executive, Donald Tsang, says he'll seek to tackle Hong Kong's housing problems in a thorough and comprehensive way in Wednesday's Policy Address.


U.S. diplomat backs consulate's HK role

Gary Cheung South China Morning Post 10.10.2011
U.S. diplomat backs consulate's HK role

The US consulate in Hong Kong will continue its "deep engagement in all aspects of life" in the city, and its role is "understood and appreciated" by Beijing, a top US diplomat said yesterday.

Hong Kong's poster girl is not your average heiress

CLIFFORD COONAN Irish Times 08.10.2011
Hong Kong's poster girl is not your average heiress

Josie Ho strayed from a privileged family into acting, a job her elders viewed as “lower class”


Hong Kong Jeweler Chow Sang Sang Boosts Golden Week Sales 50%

Chow Sang Sang Holdings International Ltd., Hong Kong’s biggest listed jewelry maker and retailer, said sales during China’s Golden Week holidays surged more than 50 percent from a year earlier because of a drop in gold prices.

US-based Chinese dissident barred from Hong Kong

A prominent US-based Chinese dissident was denied entry to Hong Kong on Friday and deported to Taiwan.


PCCW Said to Plan Early November Hong Kong Listing for Trust

Fox Hu and Mark Lee BusinessWeek 07.10.2011
PCCW Said to Plan Early November Hong Kong Listing for Trust

PCCW Ltd. plans to list its telecommunications business trust in the first week of November if shareholders approve the plan at a meeting next week, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

Hong Kong Shipping Under Scrutiny for Iran Links

Ivan Broadhead VOA News 07.10.2011
Hong Kong Shipping Under Scrutiny for Iran Links

In the past year the United Nations has tried to tighten restrictions on an Iranian shipping company accused of helping Tehran gather materials for its nuclear program. Security Council Resolution 1929 has helped locate ships operating under the I...


Hong Kong Denies Visa to Kim Jong-il's Grandson

Kim Jong-nam The Chosun Ilbo 07.10.2011
Hong Kong Denies Visa to Kim Jong-il's Grandson

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's eldest grandson Han-sol is going to school in Bosnia because he was denied a visa in Hong Kong, the South China Morning Post reported Thursday.

China's Citic Securities dips after $1.7bln HK debut

Citic Securities Co Ltd, China's largest listed brokerage, fell as much as 4.5 percent before recovering on its Hong Kong stock market debut on Thursday, after raising a less-than-expected $1.7 billion in its first listing outside the mainland.



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