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Ten children in school uniform have been caught trying to smuggle almost 1 million yuan (HK$1.13 million, US$145,000) worth of iPhones, other mobiles and ...
Hong Kong--Hong Kong's anti-graft agency on Tuesday arrested 21 government contractors on suspicion of falsifying test results for the strength of concrete used in a bridge across the Pearl River estuary to southern mainland China.

They failed to spot that tests on concrete samples from mega infrastructure project had been switched by a contractor.
In terms of government initiative, The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) implemented the Government Bond Programme (GB) in 2009 with the objective of meeting the demands of institutional and retail investors seeking stable investments, with AAA ...
At the same time the HKD is falling, Hong Kong government interest rates are heading lower which will serve to exasperate the problem.

The government's review into building houses on country parks is biased because the Housing Society is conducting it, a former senior official has said.
The officer filed the judicial review in 2015 citing violations of the Basic Law, the Hong Kong Bill of rights and the Sexual Discrimination Ordinance.
Earlier in the day lawmaker Holden Chow Ho-ding, of the pro-establishment Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, led fellow party members to petition government headquarters, urging the government to appeal. "We oppose any ...
Hong Kong-based China Light and Power (CLP) has offered to join hands with the Haryana government in setting up a Rs 500 crore renewable energy project at Jhajjar.
Hong Kong mobile operators have called for the government to release more mobile spectrum and even overhaul the current spectrum management plan as operators prepare for the roll-out of 5G technology.
The chief executive will give up his power to appoint four members to the Hong Kong doctors' watchdog under a new proposal aimed at breaking the deadlock ...
After hearing reports from the delegation, Zhang said that under central government support, the Hong Kong SAR government has united and led people from all walks of life to carry out the "one country, two systems" principle and the Basic Law, cope ...
Hongkongers in the UK have been told to monitor the situation, exercise caution, attend to personal safety, avoid travelling to places with large gatherings of ...
Hong Kong's Pacific Place complex will get a new pedestrian bridge, linking it to nearby Admiralty MTR station and the Legislative Council Building, after the government's approval of a land premium waiver for its developer. It is not known how much ...
The government should welcome new services that could make life easier for Hong Kong residents, instead of clamping down on their operations.
Hong Kong's anti-corruption agency has arrested 21 employees of a government contractor accused of faking concrete test reports for the multibillion-dollar bridge that will link the city to Zhuhai and Macau, raising serious safety concerns.

A senior government lawyer will be posted to each of the seven magistrates' courts as part of a plan to improve the way that cases are prosecuted in the lowest courts, Director of Public Prosecutions Keith Yeung Kar-hung said.
In a city with a long and illustrious parliamentary history, the prospect of working for Hong Kong's executive government administration has lost its sheen. With the collision of an increasingly politicized population, and a China seemingly intent on ...
About 50 per cent of Hong Kong parents and adult children living under a single roof clash at least once a week, a survey by a family care group has found, with ...
Chau Sai-wai says even though the city gets most of its water from the Dongjiang, it has been working tirelessly to promote conservation and control water loss, ...
Hong Kong: institutions and government departments looking to beef up security against unauthorised drones will soon be able to purchase an anti-drone "gun" to take down the flying devices.
But to get those jobs you have to live in Singapore. Yawn. Back in Hong Kong, copious unaudited expenses are also offered. You can select and appoint a political assistant for up to HK$100,000 a month.
... to respond to questions the Post filed on Saturday about whether the staff involved had been suspended. According to Civil Service Regulations, government staff on duty visits outside Hong Kong usually take economy class, except for certain top ...
A Hong Kong couple has been told they cannot take back the remains of a foetus for proper burial or cremation, after the wife suffered a miscarriage at 16 weeks of pregnancy.
A report by public policy think tank Civic Exchange - titled The Illusion of Plenty - released last week called on the Hong Kong government to seriously consider its long-term water strategy, while urging Hongkongers to cut back on water wastage.
He was speaking by video link from London at an event hosted by the United States government's Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC).
former NSA contractor Edward Snowden hits out at Hong Kong officials, saying 'someone wants to make these families disappear.'
[Hong Kong] Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers announced Friday they will pursue a bid to impeach the city's outgoing leader after he intervened in a probe into his own acceptance of large undeclared payments from an Australian company.
A Hong Kong government spokesman said city authorities had been drafting a bay area development plan along with the National Development and Reform Commission, the Guangdong Provincial government and the Macau government, and that the plan ...
The Hong Kong Link Road of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge project has been completely connected, the government has said. The Hong Kong Link ...
In 1980 - after MacLehose had been into China and met Deng Xiaoping - they expanded the (Hong Kong government office in) London to increase Hong Kong's profile in preparation for the handover negotiations. I went to the London office with Jenny and ...
Hong Kong civil service staff representatives were up in arms on Thursdayafter a government study proposed they should get the lowest pay rises since 2010 ...
[Hong Kong] Divided by age, wealth and politics, the people of Hong Kong will mark the 20th anniversary of its transfer from Britain back to China with contrasting emotions: anger and pessimism, pride and celebration.
The Hong Kong government is currently conducting a five-year review of the city's air quality objectives, which are benchmarked against a selection of WHO guidelines.
Hong Kong's heavyweight government advisory says the government needs to up its game on fintech. Hong Kong must radically upscale its fintech ambitions and introduce far-reaching regulatory reform if it wants to be a global fintech hub. In a new report ...
American whistle-blower Edward Snowden has lashed out at the Hong Kong government, calling its decision to deny asylum claims by refugees who once ...
The Brussels-based Bureau of International recycling (BIR) has announced that at its May 2017 World Recycling Convention in Hong Kong, a government official from that city will provide a presentation on recycling efforts there. Hon-Meng Wong, assistant ...
Space-starved Hong Kong is moving ahead with a highly controversial government proposal to use protected country park land for subsidised housing.
On May 17, 1990, the World Health Organisation officially declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder, marking a momentous step in the advancement of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex rights.
The asylum seekers have complained publicly several times of having been persecuted in Hong Kong by Sri Lankan authorities, although the Hong Kong government has never acknowledged this claim. They have also sought asylum in Canada, whose ...
Container shipping stakeholders are pressing the Hong Kong government to adjust the air draft clearance restriction of an iconic Hong Kong suspension bridge, which they say is impacting calls by mega-vessels to the Shenzhen and Hong Kong port cluster.
One thing we can be certain of is that, when the Hong Kong government releases proposals for a joint immigration checkpoint for the cross-border express rail, opposition legislators will go all out to block it.
Hong Kong: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has termed Pakistan an emerging market and laid out the country's business-friendly policies in front of foreign investors on Wednesday.
The Hong Kong government is currently conducting a five-year review of the city's air quality objectives, which are benchmarked against a selection of WHO guidelines.
He has since partnered with several lawyers to set up a non-governmental organisation, Voice for prisoners, to expand on what he started.
Like other major cities, Hong Kong cannot build roads and car parks continuously to match private car growth, the Transport Department said in a paper presented to a Legco panel.
Hong Kong (CNN) Three families that sheltered US whistleblower Edward Snowden when he was hiding in Hong Kong in 2013 are facing possible detention and deportation from the city after their claims for asylum were officially rejected, their lawyer said ...
"The Chinese government wanted to put a chill on freedom of the expression in Hong Kong, sort of giving a warning that don't publish books that are Anti-Communist Party, that are anti-China and that show a bad light on the Chinese government," Lam said.
[Hong Kong] Australia and Hong Kong began talks to secure a free trade agreement, Australia's trade minister Steven Ciobo said on Tuesday, that he said would focus on securing increased access for service providers and could be firmed up within a year.


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