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Attending the opening of a National Museum exhibition on Hong Kong's handover anniversary, Wang talked to the media about Lam's new cabinet.
A top local official has cited Beijing's Hong Kong office director Wang Guangya as saying that the incoming administration can ask Beijing for help if necessary.

police said the Force Escort Group would guard the cars used by Xi, who arrives in Hong Kong on June 29 for a three-day visit to attend celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the city's handover to China and the swearing in of the new government on ...
A labour group has criticised outgoing leader Leung Chun-ying for failing to keep his promises, such as setting standard working hours and scrapping the ...
(RTTNews) - Hong Kong's foreign trade gap widened in May from a year ago, as imports grew faster than exports, figures from the Census and Statistics ...
This would keep Hong Kong and its citizens vibrant and productive. Five judges, from United States business and community leaders to Hong Kong government officials, chose from entries from 13 cities in the Western United States. The panelists selected ...

Special guests at the reception include the Consul General of Canada to Hong Kong and Macao Jeff Nankivell and HKSAR chief executive CY Leung, who both said a few words in celebration of Canada's milestone birthday.
Various attempts by the Hong Kong government, such as establishing the Hong Kong science and technology Parks corporation in 2001, to encourage growth in innovation and technology, have yet to yield results.
Even though Hong Kong is basically in a state of full employment, real wages for those aged between 20 to 24 have risen just 3.4% since 2004, according to government data. The median monthly wage for someone up to age 24 is HK$11,900. Graduate ...
refugee group Vision First was yesterday ordered to pay HK$800,000 to International Social Service Hong Kong (ISS-HK) after the High Court found it had published 21 articles with serious allegations defaming the government contractor over nine months ...
[Hong Kong] President Xi Jinping will come to Hong Kong next week to mark 20 years since the city was handed back to China by Britain, local media said, in a visit that will be incendiary to activists.
Pen Hong Kong has been criticising the Hong Kong government over the digital media ban. We will continue to do so: the ban is unacceptable https://t.
The Hong Kong government predicts that almost 43% of new apartments completed in 2018 will be smaller than 431 square feet, compared with just 15% in 2012.
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) along with 20 other groups formed a coalition in 2013 to lobby the Hong Kong government to protect the southern Chinese territory's 24 designated country parks from business interests seeking to use parts of the land for ...
Wong, who works as a cleaner, moved to Hong Kong from the mainland about 10 years ago and is trying to get a public housing flat.
Hong Kong's welfare policy in the early years of the SAR government was primarily a continuation of that in the British colonial period.
... of Hong Kong social work academic. He will be the second pan-democrat to join the government since Hong Kong's handover in 1997 from British to Chinese rule, after outgoing transport and housing minister Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung.

Starting on 1 July 2017, Hong Kong financial institutions (HK FIs) will be required to identify, collect and report information of financial accounts held by tax residents of these 75 jurisdictions.
Major cost components - with an emphasis on labour - of the construction industry hinder progress for Hong Kong. R&D and the development of construction productivity, led by government, is where the future lies. (Photo Credit: Chris Lusher) ...
[Hong Kong] Hong Kong is now the second-most expensive city worldwide for expatriates, according to Mercer's latest cost of living survey, after ceding the top spot to Angola's capital Luanda.
How Hong Kong's government takes from the poor and gives to the rich. Bureaucrats find unique ways of giving public money to rich people.
July 1 is a big day for Hong Kong's leader-in-waiting, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, who will be sworn in along with her new team even as the city celebrates the 20th anniversary of its handover from Britain to China.
During a Legislative Council manpower panel meeting, members of the public, concern groups, association members and legislators - both for and against standard working hours - were dissatisfied with the government's plan to give low-income workers ...
"Is it impossible for Hong Kong to have a sharing economy? I don't think so," he said. So urged the government to consider if existing legislations were preventing the new economy from developing in the city. "If its business model does not contradict ...
Hong Kong government officers are constantly targeting scavengers who collect and sell cardboard for a living, leading to them enduring ordeals similar to that recently experienced by a 75-year-old woman who was charged for selling cardboard without a ...
It was astonishing to learn that the Hong Kong government has decided to launch a new series of cooling measures to distort market demand for properties instead of seeking to boost home supply by phasing out the restrictive measures on second-hand ...
The bourse operator on Friday proposed the creation of a new exchange that would allow firms to list before they've made a profit and permit dual-class shares, an issue that caused Hong Kong to miss out on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's US$25 billion ...
Professor Gabriel Leung of the University of Hong Kong also urged authorities to improve primary medical care services, just four days after the city's Food and Health Bureau released a manpower review of more than 13 professions, projecting a manpower ...
The Hong Kong government has been applying glue to pavement bricks near the China Liaison Office ahead of the 20th anniversary of the city's transfer of sovereignty, according to photographs taken by citizens.
He's also entered politics, and now serves as the secretary general of a Hong Kong political party Demosisto. Wong spoke with As It Happens host Carol Off about the new film about his life and what's ahead for Hong Kong as it approaches the 20th ...
Seeing how encouraging and successful the programme is, perhaps the Hong Kong government could consider following Singapore's example.
Hong Kong's incoming Chief Executive Carrie Lam, who takes over on July 1, the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to Chinese rule, has promised to increase the home ownership rate by providing government help for people too wealthy for public ...
Two Hong Kong university student editors on Friday urged a court to be the "ultimate guardian and protector of freedom of speech" and allow them and their contemporaries to judicially challenge the government's restriction on student reporters in ...
Hong Kong's last British colonial governor Chris Patten says the city's autonomy was slipping away, with less than a month before the 20th anniversary of the ...
To his surprise, Wang's HK$1 million (US$130,000) fundraising proposal was rejected by the Hong Kong Innovation and technology Commission (ITC), because in his opinion few at the local government agency were able to appreciate the potential of the ...
Despite the city having the healthcare infrastructure and resources needed to take a strong initiative, the study report shows that there is a lack of a government strategic plan to eradicate hepatitis related diseases in Hong Kong, in addition to the ...
A Chinese white dolphin sighted near Lantau Island in Hong Kong in May. scientists fear that major infrastructure projects will impinge on the dolphin's habitat ...
Shum, formerly the deputy secretary-general of the Hong Kong Federation of students, is among 11 people who plan to plead guilty.
The Hong Kong government has stepped up scrutiny of the labelling and advertising of formula milk in a bid to promote and support breastfeeding in the city.
Consul General Bernardita Catalla made her last Hong Kong address at the event, where she thanked the Hong Kong government for safely hosting the President of The Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, for a recent two-day visit in May prior to his visit in ...
Last month, Taiwan's Constitutional Court declared provisions limiting marriage to different-sex couples as unconstitutional, a decision which created waves here in Hong Kong. The Taiwanese government now must legislate for equal marriage; incidentally ...
In Hong Kong, I'm willing to bet that most of the people - if we seize the freedom from our parents that we have gained through becoming adults, and if we seize the freedom from the PRC government that we are supposedly guaranteed through the "one ...
One of the world's leading financial centers is bursting at the seams with trash, while recycling efforts flag. Solutions-based initiatives are underway, but may face ...
Sources said the government had proposed to the Labour Advisory Board a watered-down version of the proposal the government had floated earlier to scrap the offset mechanism. Under the new proposal, employers will still be allowed to offset long ...
The idea of letting children donate organs did not get much support at a meeting the government held with interest groups on Wednesday, a patients' rights ...
He also expressed fears that there may actually be a surplus of doctors in coming years, as the government almost doubled the number of medicine graduates to 470 a year last year, from 250 a few years ago.
Carrie Lam is keeping a low profile on the political front as she prepares her government's agenda with just two weeks left before she takes office.
[Hong Kong] Thomas Kwok, the billionaire former co-chairman of Sun Hung Kai Properties, lost an appeal against a conviction for corrupting a local official.
United States internet giant Google, British professional services firm EY and the Hong Kong government lead the latest ranking of the most sought-after ...
That's because the government and ruling Communist Party that Xi heads have clearly run out of patience with the obstreperous Hong Kong's continued demands for greater political autonomy. Now, China is tightening the controls. They consider many of ...


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