Sunday, September 23, 2018

Hungry? Hong Kong’s West Kowloon terminus for high-speed rail link has...

From Michelin star dim sum to classic cha chaan teng delicacies and trendy Taiwanese bubble milk tea, a smorgasbord of cuisine will be available for the palate at the West Kowloon terminus of Hong Kong’s high-speed rail link to Guangzhou. With operations to launch on Sunday and an estimated daily commuter traffic of 80,000, the…

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InvestHK seminar held

InvestHK seminar held

Invest Hong Kong hosted a round table at the 20th China International Fair for Investment & Trade today in Xiamen, Fujian Province.   The event appealed to Mainland enterprises to make use of Hong Kong to expand overseas amid the Belt & Road Initiative and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area development.   Speaking at…
Visitor landing page launched

Visitor landing page launched

The Tourism Commission today launched the new Visit Hong Kong website.   It is aimed at people who have just arrived in Hong Kong to help them access tourism information with mobile devices.   The one-stop platform provides useful tourist information on items including terminal facilities, events, festivals and attractions, transportation, shopping, dining, hotels and promotional…

HK maintains GDP growth forecast

Financial Secretary Paul Chan today said the Government maintains its 2018 economic growth forecast of 3% to 4%, despite the trade dispute between the Mainland and the US.   Speaking to the media in Ho Chi Minh City, Mr Chan said the direct impact on Hong Kong’s economy will be mild this year as US…
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‘One country, two systems’ is key to a prosperous future for Hong Kong, former...

A former Beijing official declared on Wednesday that Hong Kong will have “bigger developments” and become more prosperous if it holds fast to Beijing’s “one country, two systems” governing principle and use its strength to serve the nation’s needs. The Chinese Association of Hong Kong and Macau Studies’ president Xu Ze, formerly a deputy director…

Hong Kong labour rights group denies mainland Chinese media report claiming it helped organise...

A Hong Kong-based labour rights group has denied a report by China’s state news agency Xinhua, which said it helped orchestrate an ongoing strike on the mainland where about 80 workers and student supporters were arrested. Worker Empowerment, a social group fighting for labour rights on the mainland and registered in Hong Kong, issued a…

Land supply consultation ‘rigged’, ex-Hong Kong planning official says of public exercise to tackle...

A former planning official has slammed Hong Kong’s public consultation on how to find more land to ease the city’s housing crisis as “rigged” and “ill-conceived”. Augustine Ng Wah-keung, an ex-assistant director of planning, asserted he had not taken part in the exercise in any way because he believed it was badly designed and that…
Just like for super typhoon, Hong Kong has to be vigilant and prepared for any global disruption and change

Just like for super typhoon, Hong Kong has to be vigilant and prepared for...

When Hong Kong claims to be “Asia’s world city”, it can refer to more than just the vibrant and diversified lifestyle here – at least for our policymakers. With the China-US trade war dragging on, and no sign as to when and how it will end, last week’s summit between President Xi Jinping and his…

Diplomacy & Defence

China declares Vostok 2018 war games a success as troops are ‘toughened up for...

China’s participation in Russia’s largest military exercise since the cold war was a “political and strategic” success, the People’s Liberation Army said on Monday, as Moscow announced it would hold similarly large-scale drills every five years. The Northern Theatre Command, the Chinese military region that borders Russia, said in an online statement that Vostok 2018…

China’s running out of US goods to tax, so what other ways can it...

Fresh ideas about how to fight the trade war with the US have begun to fly in China after Beijing was unable to respond in full to the latest escalation in the dispute because it is rapidly running out of room to use tariffs as a weapon. US President Donald Trump announced on Monday that…
Speaking out: Uygurs in the United States break silence on China’s crackdown

Speaking out: Uygurs in the United States break silence on China’s crackdown

Zulpiya Jalaleddin is not a political person, according to her husband. “She doesn’t hate the Communist Party,” Jurat Nizamidin said in the living room in his small Virginia condo. “Yet she’s in prison.” In January, after visiting her husband and their son, Ezmurat, in the United States, Jalaleddin returned to northwestern China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous…