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What was your brief for Bo Innovation? “The brief started with going to the restaurant and understanding what [chef Alvin Leung's self-proclaimed] 'X-treme Chinese cuisine' is. After that, we looked at Alvin's collections. Although Alvin grew up in Canada, he has a lot of emotional attachment to Hong Kong ...
The study was released on Wednesday and came as a 52-year-old grandmother was arrested for the alleged murder on Sunday of her six-year-old grandson in Wan Chai. The child was suspected to have had special educational needs, raising concern about sufficiency of support services in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong and Britain have identified four areas for deeper cooperation, including smart city solutions, technological innovation and taking part in China's global trade development strategy, the “Belt and Road Initiative”. For example, both economies will develop clear regulatory environments so fintech ...
A young airline with big ambitions will turn its attention to San Francisco International Airport on Sunday when it launches a non-stop flight between its home airport in Hong Kong and SFO. TravelSkills with Chris McGinnis sponsored by . Hong Kong Airlines will operate the non-stop service four times a ...
SINGAPORE: Those travelling in and out of Hong Kong will soon need to declare if they are carrying more than HK$120,000 (S$20,000) in cash under a new law combating dirty money. According to a government press release issued on Wednesday (Mar 21), the law will come into effect on Jul 16 as part ...
Hong Kong had a million millionaires last year, up 15 per cent from a year earlier, 68,000 of whom have at least HK$10 million (US$1.27 million), according to a Citibank study released on Thursday. The study defines millionaires as those with liquid assets - deposits, mutual funds and stocks and bonds - of HK$1 million ...

The South China Morning Post has been recognised for excellence in news and business writing and page design by the Newspaper Society of Hong Kong, winning top prizes in those categories in the 2017 Hong Kong News Awards. Senior reporter Phila Siu bagged the Best English News Writing prize ...
Shark fin imports to Hong Kong, the world's largest fin trading hub, have been cut by half since 2007 owing to shipping bans and tighter international regulations, according to a conservation group. Between 2007 and last year, re-exports also dropped by three quarters, suggesting a “declining market for ...
In what appears to be a shift of the government's position on breast cancer screening, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has revealed that officials will explore whether a population-wide mammography programme is needed to fight the city's most common cancer in women. Lam, Hong ...
Hong Kong has consistently followed the World Health Organisation's recommendation on vaccines for the northern hemisphere for this flu season. Vaccines for both hemispheres contain three of the same strains. But the southern hemisphere jab includes the Singapore H3N2-like strain rather than the ...
President Xi Jinping is expected to stay in office beyond 2023 after lifting constitutional restrictions on term limits. Judy Chan Ka-pui of the New People's Party thinks Hong Kong should consider doing the same with the chief executive. She needn't bother. The problem with chief executives is not that they ...
(CNN) — For international visitors and locals alike, one of Hong Kong's biggest draws is the vast array of dining options. The staggering assortment changes constantly as restaurants come -- and go -- with dizzying speed. 2018 is no exception, with a whole raft of new openings that will surely tempt diners ...
HONG KONG: It is an election that wasn't supposed to happen, and it involves a pro-democracy candidate who wasn't supposed to run. Still, Hong Kongers will be heading to the polls on Sunday (Mar 11) for the Legislative Council by-election, to fill four seats which were left vacant by members who were ...
“Given Hong Kong's engaging political and cultural environment and its reputation as a dynamic center of global enterprise, we are thrilled to extend yet another enriching overseas option for Stanford students,” said Shawna Knauff, executive director of the Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP).
Hong Kong airport authorities are investigating how five Singapore Airlines crew entered a restricted zone without security clearance last week, resulting in a flight bound for Singapore being delayed for close to three hours. The flight attendants entered the departure level of the terminal without undergoing ...
A cargo terminal in Tuen Mun can be redeveloped for housing – but only if a neighbouring bay undergoes land reclamation, a Hong Kong government advisory committee has said. The Task Force on Land Supply on Tuesday agreed that the 65-hectare (161 acres) River Trade Terminal in Hong Kong's ...
Gains in Chinese banks failed to lift the market as investors fretted over the sudden resignation of top White House economic advisor Gary Cohn, who is known to be opposed to US President Trump's proposed heavy tariffs on steel and aluminium. Chinese lenders bucked the weaker market trend after ...

Public unhappiness with the recently announced budget continued unabated on Tuesday, as the latest poll showed over half – 54 per cent – of respondents were dissatisfied with it. In addition, the 500 people surveyed by the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme gave the budget 42.8 marks ...
Situated on the eastern side of Hong Kong Island and traditionally seen as a decentralised office area, the Hong Kong East grade A office market landscape is changing fast. The submarket has steadily evolved from being largely a corporate back office to the city's alternative central business district (CBD) ...
Slightly north of Hong Kong there once stood one of the most densely populated places on earth. From the 1950s until 1994, over 33,000 people lived and worked in Kowloon Walled City, a massive complex of 300 interconnected buildings that took up a city block. Caught between China and the British-run ...
To understand Hong Kong, you have to know some history. After a 99-year lease to the United Kingdom, the port was handed back over to China in 1997. While the Brits are long gone, Hong Kong's singular appeal still lies in the intersection—and juxtaposition—of British and Chinese cultures. Equally dramatic is the ...
Hong Kong's authorities have searched a country park after receiving a call from a couple who claimed to have spotted a tiger in the area. However police found no trace of the animal, which was described as yellow and 90cm (3ft) long. It is now thought the couple may have seen a leopard cat. Experts say ...
Hong Kong has historically served as the springboard for evangelizing on the mainland. But as President Xi Jinping kicks off a renewed crackdown to bring Christianity under state control by instituting new religious regulations, pastors in Hong Kong — since 1997 a semi-autonomous Chinese territory ...
A police officer moves into position in front of a prison bus carrying Interpol-wanted suspect Ramanjit Singh leaving a Magistrate's court in Hong Kong, Friday, March 2, 2018. Singh, born in India and raised in Hong Kong, has been accused of taking part in two robberies in the Chinese financial center while ...
Hong Kong's finance chief said on Saturday that the government was looking into measures to help people who missed out on the benefits announced in the recent budget address. The remark by Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po came a day after lawmakers from across the political spectrum called for ...
Homeowners in Hong Kong get all the tax breaks while renters are left to their own devices. Finally, the government may be listening to the latter. But don't get your hopes too high; it may end up benefiting landlords and push rents even higher. Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po was telling people this ...
The High Court will begin hearings Tuesday in a civil case involving the exceptional story of Roy Cho Kwai-chee, an ethnic Chinese who immigrated as a youngster to Hong Kong from India, gaining professional career success as a doctor, before being linked to one of the biggest corporate investigations in ...
Wildlife researchers say the ivory bans in China and Hong Kong are promising steps toward conserving elephant populations, as legal markets often function as a cover for illegal markets. By closing legal markets of ivory, legislators and conservationists hope to further restrict access to ivory and lower ...
Hong Kong has its first ever female chief executive, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, and some female high-achievers say progress has been made towards equality in some professions. But similar advancement has yet to reach the city's poor, partly because the government has done little to help enhance ...
Hong Kong (CNN) Skyscrapers for as far as you can see, people walking toward you from all angles on densely packed streets, lights flashing almost everywhere and a subway that typically gets you where you want to go in under 30 minutes. This is life with more than 7 million people living on a little over ...
Hong Kong's land sales are set to become more transparent with the government undertaking to reveal all bids by developers to address long running concerns about inflated prices and their impact on the red hot property market. Development Secretary Michael Wong Wai-lun said on Thursday that, ...
The scarcity of affordable housing is one of Hong Kong's most pressing economic issues, and one which Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has vowed to address. The city is, according to many studies, the most expensive housing market in the world, and the waiting list for public housing is ...
Hong Kong and mainland stocks ended Friday lower, led by metals producers after US President Donald Trump's decision to levy tariffs on imported metals triggered concerns over a global trade war. The Hang Seng Index slid 1.48 per cent, or 460.80 points, to 30,563.45, meaning a weekly loss of 2.2 per ...
An Indian-born Hong Kong resident wanted by Interpol for his alleged links to terrorism, political killings and a prison break in his native home, will remain in jail after a local court refused to grant him bail on Friday as he faced a separate charge over a multimillion-dollar robbery allegedly committed in the ...
Since its founding in 2001, Hong Kong's Science Park has adhered to a straightforward strategy – “build a tech-based ecosystem that connects stakeholders, nurtures talent, facilitates collaboration, and drives innovation to commercialisation”. From just over a dozen companies present on its opening day, ...
In 2011, then financial chief John Tsang Chun-wah gave out HK$6,000 to 6 million Hong Kong adults, but the move drew more criticisms than applause. Polytechnic University political scientist Chung Kim-wah attributed this year's clamour for handouts to the record-breaking surplus of HK$138 billion, ...
Hong Kong's largest international chamber of commerce has said critical economic issues were left out of the government's 2018-19 budget unveiled on Wednesday. The comment from the American Chamber of Commerce comes despite the city's financial chief splashing out billions of dollars to foster ...
I don't know how many readers have shared my frustration with the internet services in Hong Kong, but I guess there are quite a few. I have now spent many hours calling the PCCW service line, forced to listen to the Wild West music from the sixties that sounds as if it is being transmitted from Mars. Perhaps ...
An NSX, a Nissan Skyline, an Evo, a Silvia, a Lotus, a Porsche—these cars should be cherished and meticulously maintained. But in Hong Kong, where a parking spot can cost as much as an apartment's rent elsewhere in the world, they're left abandoned on roadsides and shipping containers, and stacked ...
Food lovers rejoice, Taste of Hong Kong presented by Standard Chartered is back, bigger and better than ever. Returning to Central Harbourfront March 22nd-25th 2018, boasting a fresh new line-up for it's third course, the event has its finger on the pulse of Hong Kong's ever evolving dining scene.
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing is likely to report its best financial year since 2015 as more investors poured into the city's bourse in the past year, while more companies flocked to raise capital through initial public offerings. Net income is likely to rise 27 per cent to HK7.34 billion (US$940 million) in ...
Four world-renowned universities are eyeing Hong Kong as a stronghold in Asia for developing cutting-edge stem cell research as the city's financial chief is expected to announce incentives to make it easier for foreign research institutions to invest in innovation and technology locally, the Post has learned.
With HK$2 trillion in surplus, it's ridiculous to talk of saving money for the proverbial 'rainy day'. Cutting taxes would spur people to devote their intellectual powers to innovation in ways that we cannot imagine. PUBLISHED : Monday, 26 February, 2018, 2:01pm. UPDATED : Monday, 26 February, 2018, 2:09pm. Comments:.
A drunk middle-aged English-speaking man stole a taxi outside a shopping centre in a busy shopping district of Hong Kong early on Monday. The cabby had left the vehicle to ask for directions. The man drove the taxi for about 100 metres from the Times Square mall in Causeway Bay before abandoning it ...
The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and the Digital Marketing Association of Hong Kong (HKDMA) announced that HKDMA is becoming the 46th national IAB licensee. It will be known as IAB Hong Kong powered by HKDMA. Led by the HKDMA founding members comScore, Facebook, Google, Next ...
Hong Kong and Chinese stocks advanced to extend weekly gains, as the two markets continued to recoup losses sparked by a global rout. The Hang Seng Index rose 0.6 per cent, or 191.98 points, to 31,459.15 at noon on Monday, adding to a 0.5 per cent gain last week. The mainland's Shanghai ...
CLP Holdings, the larger of Hong Kong's two electricity suppliers, posted a better-than-expected 8 per cent net profit growth, thanks mainly to higher profits from Australia. The utility firm, set up in 1901, generated an underlying net profit of HK$13.3 billion (US$1.7 billion) last year, up from HK$12.3 billion in ...
A newly discovered species of firefly, Oculogryphus chenghoiyanae, has been named after a “brave and selfless” Hong Kong organ donor by two scholars. It is the first species of firefly named after a Hongkonger. “The species is named after Momo Hoi-yan Cheng, in honor of her contribution on saving a life ...
As a cosmopolitan city with a vibrant and unique history of immigration, Hong Kong is one of the most multicultural cities in East Asia. For example, ethnic diversity is only increasing, as the non-ethnic Chinese annual population growth rate is at 5.8% as compared to 0.5% for the general population ...
Migrant workers are set to gather at a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong on Sunday for victims of human trafficking, ready to demand justice and voice outrage over recent high-profile cases. The protest, scheduled for 5.30pm on Paterson Street in Causeway Bay, comes about two weeks after an Indonesian ...


 

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