Chongqing-HK Technology Transfer Platform approved

The Chongqing-Hong Kong Technology Transfer Service Platform, a key scientific project undertaken by Chongqing Productivity Promotion Center, has passed the acceptance by experts, according to Chongqing Science & Technology Commission recently. The platform has established cooperation with almost 900 Hong Kong experts in fields like scientific technology, management, finance, etc., and provided the service of […]

Chinese gas pipeline ready to serve Hong Kong

China’s second west-to-east gas pipeline is ready to supply natural gas to Hong Kong, as branch lines linking Hong Kong with the pipeline went into operation on Wednesday, according to the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC). The pipeline, which will send natural gas from the nation’s resource-rich western region to the energy-starved east, will bring […]

HKSAR chief executive welcomes new director of central government liaison office

Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) CY Leung Wednesday extended welcome to the new director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR. On the State Council’s appointment Zhang Xiaoming as the director of the Liaison Office in place of Peng Qinghua, Leung said in a statement that […]

HK airport cargo throughput up 9.3 pct in November

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) saw a monthly record high for cargo traffic in November, during which the cargo throughput rose 9.3 percent over the same period last year to 374,000 tonnes, Airport Authority Hong Kong announced Sunday. Passenger traffic and flight movements also saw year-on-year growth of 5.5 percent and 6.6 percent respectively, with […]

Hong Kong Leader Survives No-Confidence Vote

Hong Kong Leader Survives No-Confidence Vote

Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying assumed office in July, after being maneuvered towards the city’s top political job by the Chinese central government. As details emerge that suggest Leung ran a less-than-honest election campaign, pro-democracy legislators are calling for his impeachment. His election victory in March came after former Beijing favorite Henry Tang was […]

HK’s wine auction sales reach 230 mln USD in 2011

Hong Kong has become the world’s largest wine auction center, with total sales amounted to 230 million U.S. dollars last year, the city’s Financial Secretary John Tsang said Thursday. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the fifth Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair 2012, Tsang said, since eliminating duties on wine in 2008, Hong […]

Hong Kong students to be exempted from mainland exams in 2013

Hong Kong students will be exempted from taking the Joint Entrance Examination for 70 Chinese mainland higher education institutions in 2013, the Chinese Ministry of Education announced here on Thursday. Hong Kong students can now be admitted to Mainland higher education institutions based on their results in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination […]

HK rescuers reveal details of deadly night

4 days have passed since a ferry crash in Hong Kong claimed at least 38 lives. A 3-day mourning is being held, with all government services suspended during the period. Meanwhile, details of the rescue operation are emerging. At a press conference, 13 rescuers described that tragic evening. It started as just another ordinary night […]

26 killed, over 100 injured in vessel collision in Hong Kong

At least 26 people were killed, over 100 were injured after two vessels collided on Monday evening off the Lamma Island on the southwest of the Hong Kong Island, the city government said Tuesday. The incident occurred at the seafront of the Lamma Island at about 8:23 p.m. Monday. One vessel, which sank quickly after […]

In Hong Kong election, Democrats gain despite Pro-Beijing rebound

In Hong Kong election, Democrats gain despite Pro-Beijing rebound

Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing parties have emerged as the victors in Sunday’s local elections. After a tumultuous few weeks in Hong Kong politics that saw rolling anti-government protests, the divided pan-democratic movement struggled to capitalize on its grassroots support. The build-up to Sunday’s election was a tense affair, with tens of thousands of protesters gathered outside […]