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Hong Kong recently opened its first government-backed e-waste recycling facility, which aims to combat one of the largest waste problems. The $54 million facility turns e-waste like computers and televisions into shredded chunks of plastic and steel. To keep the facility running efficiently and effectively, the ...
After almost a decade in the making, one might expect that the government's flagship voluntary health insurance scheme would be readied to drive fundamental improvements to Hong Kong's private health care landscape. The scheme was supposed to create a product that was "entry-level", ...
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 ...
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 ...
A group of researchers have said that Hong Kong should introduce legislation or amendments to the current surveillance law, issue guidance to law enforcement agencies, and improve routine disclosure to increase transparency. The government makes, on average, 4,470 data requests to tech companies ...

Hong Kong: Hong Kong's High Court on Tuesday (Feb 13) ruled in favour of barring a pro-independence activist from standing in an election, saying it is "fundamental" for lawmakers to accept the city as an inalienable part of China. The former British colony, which returned to China in 1997, does not ...
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 ...
Hong Kong government cancels Chinese New Year fireworks ... accident in Tai Po that killed 19 Hongkongers and injured dozens, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced that the government is cancelling the city's annual Chinese New Year fireworks set to take place this Saturday evening.
Historians have urged the Hong Kong government to conduct a thorough underground study of unexploded wartime bombs across the city for public safety, arguing that this "mission possible" is an overdue responsibility. While the exact number of dormant devices beneath the ground remains unclear, ...
The Hong Kong government is being urged to pay HK$300 million (US$38 million) towards the biggest overhaul of accountancy regulation in a decade, which would see an independent watchdog given full powers to inspect, investigate and discipline auditors in more than 2,000 listed companies. Kenneth ...
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) ...
Lawmakers and brokers called on the Hong Kong government and regulators to tighten curbs on bitcoin, after China banned the cryptocurrency and as US and German authorities also tightened their respective regulatory oversight. "Bitcoin and many digital currencies are not regulated," said Christopher ...
[Hong Kong] Hong Kong's kindergarten and primary school students will start their Chinese New Year holiday from Thursday, earlier than originally planned, amid an influenza outbreak that has claimed more than 100 lives in the city. The government rolled out the measure due to the "severe" infection, said Wong Ka ...
Lunar New Year holiday may start early for schools as Hong Kong's leader meets experts to discuss fighting flu surge ... "We've heard that the government has taken many of the vaccines. I hope the government will have a rethink and release more vaccines into the private market," Yeung said. He also told ...
Lau Siu-kai, a Hong Kong adviser to Beijing, said on Monday that the existing rules for disqualifying election hopefuls were not clear, while former Legco president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing said the government should review electoral laws and come up with clear principles explicitly stating the grounds for ...
Hong Kong -- Three leaders of protests that filled Hong Kong streets for weeks had their prison sentences thrown out by Hong Kong's highest court on Tuesday, in a case that has drawn international scrutiny over accusations that the government was carrying out prosecutions to punish political ...

He said any development needed to be more spread-out to avoid the valuable trees. He added that the main access road to the course, Fan Kam Road, is narrow, lined with trees and built on top of the water supply pipes from Dongjiang, the river from which Hong Kong gets 80 per cent of its water.
He might have as well called it a "beacon city for Tesla" since most of those vehicles were Tesla's, which held over 80% market share in Hong Kong's EV market. But the government succumbed to pressure from other automakers last year and slashed EV incentives. Electric car sales in the "beacon city" ...
The Hong Kong government has been accused of "deliberately misleading the public" by lowballing the number of homes that could be built on an exclusive golf course in Fanling, with debate on the proposal set to restart on Tuesday. The administration has conspicuously deviated from usual practice by ...
... dumping of construction waste in Hong Kong's New Territories might have left a loophole in their inspections, as only 6 per cent of their checks in the past two years took place on weekends, public holidays and non-office hours, according to the latest report by the government watchdog. The report by the ...
This post is a compilation of a number of reports from Hong Kong Free Press by Kris Cheng, Karen Cheung and Jason Ng . It is published on Global Voices under a content partnership agreement. On January 26, Hong Kong's government barred pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow from running for a seat ...
[Hong Kong] A wartime bomb was defused in Hong Kong on Thursday after forcing a busy commercial district into lockdown, with roads closed and thousands evacuated from surrounding shops, hotels and offices. It was the second time within a week that an American bomb dropped during WWII had ...
The poor air quality was mainly due to an increase in ozone due to light wind, more sunshine, and higher level of volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxides, CEO of Hong Kong's independent non-governmental organization Clean Air Network Patrick Fung told Harbour Times. "While the particularly ...
Hong Kong, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on Monday between Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government and China Railways corporation (CR) on the Arrangements for Preparation of Key Operational Issues for the Hong Kong Section of the ...
"The candidate cannot possibly comply with the requirements of the relevant electoral laws, since advocating or promoting 'self-determination' is contrary to the content of the declaration that the law requires a candidate to make to uphold the Basic Law and pledge allegiance to [the Hong Kong government] ...
Chow, 21, was banned from contesting a Hong Kong Island seat on the grounds that her party, Demosisto, had called for "self-determination" for the city, rendering her ineligible under restrictions to curb independence advocacy. "The government has no reasonable grounds to bar me from running. This is a ...
Hongkongers shun sharing economy services such as Uber or Airbnb when travelling abroad, unlike tourists from other countries and cities in the Asia-Pacific region, a survey by a technology firm in the industry has found. This reluctance mirrored the Hong Kong government's attitudes towards such ...
Pleading ignorance or being too busy does not fly, especially in the court of public opinion. That's why this drama over something you should have known better has nothing to do with your own opinion of yourself. The longer this goes on, the deeper the government's credibility will plunge with yours.
The IMF also supported Hong Kong's continued efforts to tap new opportunities as a global financial center. Paul Chan, financial secretary of the SAR government, welcomed the IMF's positive assessment on Hong Kong, saying the SAR government will reinforce Hong Kong's status as an international ...
Experts have warned that Hong Kong could slip behind in the use of big data. The challenge requires data sharing across government departments, so they can compare information and assess correlations for Hong Kong to function better across the board. Being a smart, sustainable city is all about ...
Lam said that for Hong Kong to become an entrepreneurial state geared towards enhancing research and innovation, the government will strategically invest in research funding, provide additional financial support to encourage local students to join the research enterprise, and seek to attract internationally ...
Hongkongers were more satisfied with the government over the past year, leading to a recovered level of happiness from a 10-year low in 2016, according to a survey by a local tertiary institution. But the study, which polled 709 respondents, also found Hong Kong people were increasingly upset about ...
Hong Kong's pro-establishment lawmakers revealed on Tuesday that they were losing patience with the justice minister's handling of the controversy over illegal alterations to her private properties. One Beijing-loyalist legislator even reported "a general feeling in the camp" that Secretary for Justice Teresa ...
students at several Hong Kong universities were admonished last year for posting banners that called for the city to declare independence from China, with all 10 university heads issuing a joint statement saying "freedom of expression is not absolute". The government suggested such sentiments were ...
Some of the Hong Kong government's policies were guided by only "a couple of" views collected from the public during consultations, according to research by the Post. Of 25 consultations completed last year - most lasting about two to three months - 15 got fewer than 100 public responses. Of the 15 ...
Hong Kong's beleaguered justice minister has at least one other property with three illegal structures on it, the government revealed late on Sunday night, ... In a statement released late on Sunday, the government said that besides Cheng's house in Tuen Mun, all her other properties had been examined.
People are also complaining that Hong Kong officials appear to be uncertain about policy on electric vehicles and have been unprepared for bicycle-sharing services. The government is also being very cautious about self-driving vehicles, which are already being tested on the streets in some cities.
Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 53, kept a low profile in the former British colony, where he lived for most of the time since leaving the CIA in 2007. He was largely unknown in security and intelligence circles in the city and avoided leaving a digital footprint. Those who had heard of him before his arrest on Tuesday ...
The Law Society of Hong Kong has urged the government to clarify the legal basis of the controversial checkpoint arrangement for the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link, as the absence of a comprehensive reasoning may risk undermining the "One Country, Two Systems" principle.
Paddy Ashdown, a co-founder of the London-based Hong Kong Watch group, insisted on Wednesday that it was "absolutely within the terms" of the Sino-British Joint Declaration for him to speak out. The former Liberal Democrats leader, who is lobbying the UK government to consider giving British National ...
In the 2010-11 Hong Kong government Budget, the Financial Secretary proposed to facilitate Internet learning by students of low-income families through a two-pronged strategy. It includes the granting of a cash subsidy on Internet access charges to these families, and offering economical internet services ...
Mr. Wong had pleaded guilty to contempt of court for refusing to obey a court order to leave a protest site in the last days of demonstrations, known as the Umbrella Movement, that paralyzed parts of Hong Kong without winning any political concession from the Chinese government. "They can lock up our ...
Building flats above one of the world's busiest container terminals would be a feasible long-term solution to the housing shortage in Hong Kong, a group of experts said on Wednesday, even as the government argued that such a move would be "extremely costly and technically formidable". Three veteran ...
Jake van der Kamp is right, Justice Secretary Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah has to go ("Too busy? Teresa Cheng's book says it's not a defence", January 14). However, the big question is why there are so many unauthorised building works in Hong Kong. As van der Kamp points out, if you take a bus ride in the ...
The Hong Kong government is taking a cautious approach in the plans to review its mortgage policy for first-time buyers, according to James Lau, the secretary for Financial Services and the treasury - but any such move must be carefully thought out, so as not to add further fuel to what is an already ...
More than 20 years after Hong Kong's return to Chinese rule, a planned "co-location arrangement" in relation to a cross-border express rail link is causing the biggest ripple of shock in Hong Kong under the "One Country, Two Systems". Even though the HKSAR government earlier on proposed to invoke ...
Hong Kong: Three more flu patients in Hong Kong died on Wednesday (Jan 10), prompting the Centre for Health Protection to advise people to adopt ... to observe strict personal, hand and environmental hygiene," a spokesman for the CHP, according to news release from the Hong Kong government.
government departments will get a budget increase of 3 per cent this year with an existing cost-cutting scheme shelved, Hong Kong's leader revealed on Thursday, as she pledged to improve the welfare of workers in outsourced public sector jobs. Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor agreed that ...
Hong Kong police's chief telecommunications engineer, once tipped to serve as the Innovation and technology Bureau's deputy minister, was on Friday accused of concealing his married status to mislead the government into granting him more than HK$1.9 million in housing loans and allowances.


 

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