Schema-Root.org logo

 

  cross-referenced news and research resources about

 Hong Kong

Schema-Root.org logo
images:  google   yahoo YouTube
spacer

updated Fri. February 23, 2018 reload page to refresh

-
Hong Kong can expect a thriving outlook for the Year of the Dog, but the city has to be wary of economic risks, according to a message received during a Lunar New Year ritual at the Che Kung Temple in Sha Tin on Saturday - despite a mix-up of fortune sticks. The words were written on lucky stick number ...
The women's Commission is searching for ways to bridge Hong Kong's chronic gender pay gap, its new chairwoman says, as she vows to boost the city's childcare services to help a "hidden" workforce of half a million housewives. Former lawmaker Chan Yuen-han, the first unionist to head the panel since ...

I am 79 years old, and have been working for five decades as a barrister and advocate for Hong Kong. I have been the chairman of the Bar, an elected legislator, a founder of a pro-democracy political party, and a member of the Basic Law Drafting Committee, which drafted the mini-Constitution for Hong ...
In-air theft losses aboard Hong Kong-bound flights plunged nearly 90 per cent last year from the previous year, police said, crediting passengers with checking their belongings and reporting suspicions while still on the plane. The 2017 figures - seven cases totalling HK$889,000 (US$114,000) ...
If the warm, misty weather in Hong Kong over the past two days made it seem like it's time to put away your winter clothes, you had better think again. According to the Hong Kong Observatory, temperatures in the city are expected to drop drastically towards the end of next week.
"It cannot seriously be argued that the imposition of the live-in requirement would directly constitute, or give rise to, a violation of the [foreign domestic helper's] fundamental rights," he said. "If, after coming to work in Hong Kong, the foreign domestic helper finds it unacceptable, for any reason, to reside in ...

What we know about what's going on in Hong Kong is limited. That's a real shame because I have no doubt what has been transpiring is important for a lot more than Hong Kong and the short run. The connections are too obvious for it to run any other way. I've been asked several times to diagram or further ...
Some Hong Kong businesses have taken a financial hit after the Lunar New Year fireworks were called off out of respect for victims of one of the city's deadliest traffic accidents, a lawmaker said, as Hong Kong's leader defended her decision to halt the display. Tourism sector legislator Yiu Si-wing said ...
Classes will resume at Hong Kong schools according to original schedules for kindergarten and primary school pupils, the food and health minister said on Friday, as local paediatricians credited early closures for helping to mitigate a flu outbreak that killed scores of people. Sophia Chan Siu-chee's ...
Lawyers in Hong Kong have hit out at the barring of election candidates ahead of by-elections for the city's Legislative Council (LegCo) next month, saying it is effectively a form of "political screening" carried out by government officials. "The Bar is concerned about the recent disqualification of …
Hong Kong, the world's most expensive real estate market, could see home prices rise by another 10 per cent this year after a 14 per cent gain last year, according to the head of sales at one of the city's largest developers. The projection reflects the higher cost of land acquired two years ago, said Thomas ...
Hong Kong ushered in the Year of the Dog with a colourful Lunar New Year parade in Tsim Sha Tsui on Friday night featuring nine floats and 25 international and local acts, including a home-grown K-pop star. Kicking off from the cultural Centre piazza, the procession headed towards Canton Road and ...
After six rounds of mini-karting at The Boxes - Hong Kong's first shopping centre located close to the Shenzhen border in San Tin, aimed to attract mainland shoppers - young So Fu-kit declared: "It is so boring!" The nine-year-old boy did not have much fun playing alone, as he was the only one on the ...
Hong Kong -- For Hong Kong poodle Cream, grooming goes way beyond a brush and toe-clip -- her deluxe once-a-month pampering includes lavender oxygen therapy and a milk bath. As the city welcomes the Year of the Dog, pet owners are pushing out the boat more than ever to ensure their pooches ...
The old formula that made Hong Kong cinema successful decades ago no longer works in mainland China, with fewer films produced by the city's veteran filmmakers becoming major box office hits. One sign: some big-cast productions are being trashed in online posts. But smaller films by a new generation ...
Hong Kong youngsters should "read thousands of books", travel more and try to deepen their understanding of history and national affairs, President Xi Jinping said in response to a Lunar New Year greeting from members of a police youth group. Wang Zhimin, head of Beijing's liaison office in the city, on ...
Start off by indulging in Hong Kong's twin passions: eating and shopping. You can get dim sum anywhere in the world these days, but a trip to Lin Heung Tea House (162 Wellington Street, Central) is the real deal, with grumpy servers pushing around trolleys laden with steaming buns and dumplings, and ...

For a beautiful day, start in the little fishing village of Tai O, trek around the lake and up towards a manmade pool nicknamed "infinity pool". It's not too long (around an hour) and has many beautiful views of the hills and sea - you can even spot the new rail track being built from China. Take bus 11 from Tung ...
Hongkongers using handy cane umbrellas to get about town were warned on Wednesday of a "worrying" litany of safety failures, which could mean they fall and hurt themselves while using one. A consumer Council study found that 90 per cent of cane umbrellas - umbrellas with a thick rubber tip, ...
Lawmakers on Wednesday accused the head of Hong Kong's equality watchdog of cronyism and poor governance as they questioned its decision to hire a former official with no experience in legal and Anti-Discrimination work to lead a review of its operation. The "unproductive" legal team drew fire at ...
Hong Kong (Reuters) - A group of Hong Kong lawyers expressed concern on Wednesday over a court decision allowing low-ranking government officials to vet ... The Hong Kong Bar Association, which represents more than 1,400 barristers in the former British colony, issued a statement after Tuesday's ...
A domestic helper on Wednesday lost Hong Kong's first judicial review of the government requirement that she and 370,000 workers like her must live with their employers. Nancy Almorin Lubiano, from The Philippines, had asked the High Court to declare the city's mandatory 15-year-old live-in rule ...
Under the agreement relating to fugitives, Hong Kong would have to turn over to those countries individuals whom they are investigating for criminal activity. But the city has not yet signed such agreements with Thailand. And a Hong Kong government source said Yingluck was believed to have chosen the ...
Mainland China has confirmed the world's first human case of a virulent bird flu strain, prompting Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection to issue an alert for the city. The centre said health authorities confirmed this month that a 68-year-old woman in Jiangsu Province had been infected with H7N4 avian ...
Andy Chan Ho-tin of the pro-independence Hong Kong National Party tried to run for office in 2016 by signing a pledge that he would uphold the Basic Law stipulating that Hong Kong is an inalienable part of China. But the Electoral Affairs Commission rejected his candidacy, citing Chan's online posts and ...
The line outside Australia Dairy Company this morning is dozens deep. I've typically got zero patience for restaurant lines, but a trustworthy Hong Kong native has directed me here, to the Kowloon Peninsula's Jordan neighborhood, in my pursuit of steamed egg-custard--bowls of which are stacked in the ...
"Hong Kong stocks have rebounded on the back of a recovery in the US market, but the momentum is limited due to the holiday effect," said analysts from Wing Fung Securities in a research report on Tuesday. "The absence of mainland investors from trading in Hong Kong stocks adds to the pressure.".
Hong Kong has plenty of experience with topside development, Wong said, citing examples of residential projects built on top of MTR depots and railways. However, one crucial difference was that such topside developments were planned in tandem with the transport infrastructure during its design stage.
Half an hour is all you need to register at a self-service kiosk for the new smart ID card instead of going through traditional manual processing at counters, Hong Kong immigration officials said on Tuesday. As about 8.8 million existing cards are to be replaced starting from the fourth quarter of this year, the ...
Hong Kong saw the smallest population growth in nine years amid a surge in residents heading overseas and a persistently low birth rate, according to a government report released on Tuesday, keeping the city on track for an ageing society with a shrinking work force. By the end of last year, the ...
Bus crash driver remanded in custody for eight more weeks. 12 Feb 2018. Hong Kong bus crash survivor Tsui has managed just five hours of sleep since Saturday. Sixty hours on, vivid images of the tragedy kept playing on his mind as he lay in his hospital bed.
Young first-time homebuyers in Hong Kong flocked to snap up more than a dozen flats in a luxury development with "super low" down payments. The scheme, launched by New World Development, was the first of its kind for private developers after the chief executive announced plans last year to help ...
Hong Kong's opposition politicians, usually at odds with Beijing and wary of its push for cross-border integration, have taken an interest in its vision for a regional business and innovation powerhouse comprising Hong Kong, Macau and nine mainland cities. They are spearheading the organisation of an ...
Hong Kong stocks posted modest gains Monday morning, with tech stocks rising, but recovering only a small amount of ground from last week's worst loss in history. The hang seng Index moved up 196.61 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 29,640.59 in early trading, after 3,094 points of losses last week, while the ...
The officer was not convinced the pro-independence hardliner was sincere when he signed a declaration pledging to uphold the Basic Law, the city's mini-Constitution, which states Hong Kong is "an inalienable part of China". Four others, including pro-independence activist Edward Leung Tin-kei, were ...
Another cold snap is set to hit Hong Kong this week, bringing to an end a brief period of warmer weather enjoyed in the past few days. Hongkongers can expect to feel the mercury drop to about 12 degrees Celsius (54 Fahrenheit) by Monday morning. the weather was forecast to be mainly fine and dry ...
Two people were killed in a fire at a Hong Kong public housing estate early on Monday morning. police received report at 5.19am of a fire at Sau Fai House in Sau Mau Ping Estate. A man was confirmed dead at the scene, which was on the eighth floor of the building. A woman was rescued and sent to ...
Hong Kong is set to reap a bumper budget surplus this year as experts warn of a structural surplus problem, with HK$120 billion already in the bag and the final figure likely to be just shy of HK$160 billion by the end of March, according to figures obtained by the Post. The massive projected surplus, at least ...
firefighters hurry to try to remove injured passengers from a double-decker lying on its side in Hong Kong, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. A double-decker bus crashed in a Hong Kong suburb on Saturday evening, killing 18 people and injuring dozens more, authorities in the southern Chinese city said. ( Apple ...
A growing number of Hong Kong investors are turning to the US market for trading bitcoin futures because they see it as safer than trading on Hong Kong's unregulated cryptocurrency exchanges, according to brokers. In the US, bitcoin futures were launched on the two major exchanges, the Cboe and CME ...
The latest crash is likely to revive concerns about the long working hours of bus drivers in Hong Kong. Drivers have complained that they receive low base salaries, $1,700 to $2,100 a month, and are compelled to drive long hours to earn more. More than three-quarters of bus drivers work 50 to 60 hours a ...
Hong Kong is set to crack down on dirty money brought into the city by air, land or sea, enlisting its first ever squad of sniffer dogs specially trained to nose out undeclared bundles of notes. The canine cash catchers will work at the city's airport and other major border crossings, where incoming passengers ...
During the Occupy Central movement in October 2014, the streets of Hong Kong's central business district were crammed with tens of thousands of demonstrators seeking redress on a range of issues from universal suffrage to protection for the environment. It was one of the biggest political disturbances ...
According to the 2016 population by-census, there were about 264,000 ethnic minority individuals in Hong Kong, or about 3.6 per cent of the local population, excluding foreign domestic helpers. South Asians, comprising Indians, Pakistanis and Nepalese, were the largest ethnic minority group in Hong ...
But Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor acted after being briefed on Tuesday on the latest developments by top-level specialists in microbiology and respiratory medicine, Professor Yuen Kwok-yung at the University of Hong Kong and Dr David Hui Shu-cheong at Chinese University, respectively.
Hong Kong's Ocean Park is striving to transform itself into a landmark resort destination in a bid to rescue its ailing business with its first hotel slated to open on June 13. Announcing the launch of the 471-room Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel, the theme park's chief executive, Matthias Li, said on ...
Hong Kong will launch in July its first public annuity scheme, which will allow any permanent resident aged 65 or above to invest a lump sum in exchange for a guaranteed monthly income for life, the government's latest effort to provide for an ever-ageing population. The HK$10 billion (US$1.3 billion) ...
While China as a whole has made a massive push toward electric vehicles in a bid to rid itself of its notoriously toxic air, Hong Kong's EV market has floated along on sizable tax incentives until recently. Now the tax incentives are gone, private use EV sales have plummeted and Elon Musk isn't having any ...
Hong Kong recently passed a law to outlaw ivory trading in the city in four years time. That's good news for elephants. Other animals, however, still aren't faring well in the city, which remains a busy and lucrative trading hub for all sorts of endangered flora and fauna. Most of these products are bound for ...
More than a dozen Hong Kong tourists sought help from immigration authorities following a deadly 6.4-magnitude earthquake in the Taiwanese city of Hualien, while prompting several flight delays between the two cities. All 15 Hongkongers were safe and being provided with the right help, though one ...


 

news and opinion


 


 


 


 


schema-root.org

  asia
   china
       hong kong
         government

China Special Administrative Regions:
       hong kong
       macau

cross-references for
hong kong:

Hong Kong