HK-based merchants association urged to better serve nation’s development

HK-based merchants association urged to better serve nation’s development

Top political advisor Jia Qinglin on Thursday urged the Hong Kong China Chamber of Commerce (HKCCC) to contribute more to sharpening the global competitiveness of mainland enterprises and better serving the country’s economic development. Jia, a Standing Committee member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks while […]

HK, mainland firms urged to join hands in overseas investment

HK, mainland firms urged to join hands in overseas investment

Chinese mainland and Hong Kong enterprises should work together and cooperate in overseas investment amid the global economic headwinds, senior officials said at an investment summit in Hong Kong on Wednesday. CY Leung, chief executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, said mainland and Hong Kong corporations need to strengthen and boost their competitiveness through […]

Hong Kong endures worst smog in two years

Hong Kong endures worst smog in two years

Hong Kong residents have endured the city’s worst smog in more than two years, as a typhoon far to the east caused a build up of bad air that obscured the international financial center’s famous skyline. Thursday’s air pollution readings at monitoring stations around the city hit the highest levels since a dust storm smothered […]

Hong Kong commemorated its return to China

Hong Kong commemorated its return to China

Fifteen years after the departure of the last governor of Hong Kong, Chris Patten, and the appearance of the red star flag of the People’s Republic of China on the former British colony on July 1, 1997, this weekend Hong Kong celebrated in grand style the anniversary of its handover to China, in the presence […]

Hu Jintao attends HKSAR’s 15th anniversary celebrations

Hu Jintao attends HKSAR’s 15th anniversary celebrations

President Hu Jintao attended a gathering here for the 15th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China and the swearing-in ceremony of the fourth-term government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Sunday morning. Hu, arriving in Hong Kong Friday, was present at the inauguration ceremony in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, […]

Dead scaly-breasted munia tested H5N1-positive in Hong Kong

Dead scaly-breasted munia tested H5N1-positive in Hong Kong

A dead scaly-breasted munia found in northern Hong Kong has tested positive for the H5N1 avian influenza virus, the city government said in a statement on Monday. The bird was found on June 18. The scaly-breasted munia is a common resident bird in Hong Kong. A spokesman for the city’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department […]

Bouygues will build a section of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge

Bouygues will build a section of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge

French industrial group Bouygues will build a section of the world’s largest sea bridge between Hong Kong and Macao which will boost trade in the region. With a record length of 42 km, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (港珠澳大橋) linking Hong Kong to Macau via Zhuhai will be the longest bridge above the sea. It will […]

China increases imports of gold from Hong Kong

China increases imports of gold from Hong Kong

According to the data from Hong kong Census and Statistics Department, in April 2012 China increased gold imports from Hong Kong by 65% – to a record 103.644 thousand kg as compared to 62.913 thousand kg in March this year. The growth was observed for a third consecutive month, as investors increase the demand for […]