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Hong Kong's authorities pointed to various steps that have been taken to remedy the crisis of trust affecting the industry. The Securities and Futures Commission, the regulator of Hong Kong's financial markets, announced in November new requirements for asset management firms to disclose trailer fees.
According to Democratic Party chairman Wu Chi-wai, mainland municipal officials agreed that Hong Kong's strengths lay in such matters. ... The pan-democrat line therefore is that Hong Kong needs to safeguard the defining advantages conferred by one country, two systems so that it can play a better ...

"Hong Kong has an opportunity to proactively use its autonomy to further strengthen its impressive economic competitiveness, as well as its inherent value proposition in the eyes of foreign partners," he said. Speaking on the sidelines of an official trip to Jakarta, Yau, the city's secretary for commerce ... China war
Hong Kong and Chinese officials have once more sounded a warning note to anyone wishing to stand for election in the former British colony, with "no guarantees" that anyone calling for democracy in China won't be excluded from public life. "It is very difficult for the Chief Executive to foresee what ...
Chinese vice-premier Han Zheng met a group of top Macau officials in Beijing on Tuesday - the strongest hint yet he has been appointed as the top state leader in charge of Hong Kong and Macau affairs. Addressing 10 officials from the city, Han, the seventh-ranking member on the Communist ... Hong Kong

Composed of shops, businesses and apartments, Hong Kong's old tenement buildings -- or "tong lau" -- are microcosms of life in the city. Similar to the so-called shophouses of Southeast Asia, these historic structures are characterized by a row of shops on the ground floor with housing on the floors above. Hong Kong
Hong Kong police officers and government officials paid their last respects on Monday to a senior constable who was killed on duty after dealing with a ... He was given an official police funeral with full honours and laid to rest at Gallant Garden, a plot of land reserved for civil servants who lose their lives ...
Hong Kong's leader on Tuesday said the city was still not ready for national security legislation, even though Beijing officials have recently been ramping up reminders that laws against ... No need to link Benny Tai's independence comments to launch of national security laws, Hong Kong No 2 official says.
Hong Kong's hoteliers have united to demand a law that would punish Airbnb users – hosts and guests – and allow authorities to raid flats suspected of being unlicensed holiday rentals. The Federation of Hong Kong Hotel Owners, which represents 90 per cent of businesses in the industry, said on ...
Hong Kong officials have mapped out plans to scrap controversial offsetting mechanism in the Mandatory Provident Fund are finally afoot, which allows employers to withdraw payments to offset long-service or severance payments to workers. After an unsuccessful attempt by the previous administration to ...
Hong Kong officials will not allow cross-border high-speed train services to go ahead until experts and the MTR Corporation could prove the operation ... Opponents say the arrangement violates the city's mini-constitution by allowing authorities at the terminal to enforce mainland laws on Hong Kong soil.
Hong Kong education officials are redoubling their efforts to contact 162 pupils who missed school from 2011 to 2016, vowing to no longer close such cases of absenteeism and instead refer them to police or social welfare authorities. Deputy Secretary for Education Woo Chun-sing told the Legislative ...
Owners of drones may have to register with the authorities, take training and pass tests, and meet insurance requirements under proposals Hong Kong officials are mulling as they seek to regulate the remote-controlled flying devices. The Civil Aviation Department (CAD) on Tuesday launched a three-month ...
As long waits at Hong Kong's overstretched public hospitals persist, the city's No 2 official assured on Sunday that 5,000 more beds, a new accident and emergency ... The opposition pan-democratic camp, which holds 26 of 68 seats in Legco, had earlier met officials to discuss a list of 79 proposals that the ...
What surprised and also very much upset the government, and Chan in particular, was that this time it was the two major pro-establishment groups – the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions – that pressed officials the hardest for ...
India's most wanted diamantaire, Nirav Modi, may have made a quiet exit from his Hong Kong business, documents accessed by India Today TV have revealed. Nirav Modi's Firestar International Pvt Ltd., which was registered as a non-Hong Kong Company, informed the country's authorities through their ...

HONG KONG (AFP) - Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen has earned a reputation as a fighter - and the octogenarian's latest battle pits him against Vatican officials and Beijing over a deal he believes would devastate the Catholic Church. The former Bishop of Hong Kong is well-known in the city for his vocal ...
The mainland official who leads the expert group that advises China's top legislative body on Hong Kong's mini-constitution will be promoted to chair a newly renamed central committee which oversees the national legal and constitutional issues. Li Fei, chairman of the Hong Kong Basic Law Committee ...
Chinese courts have tried more than 100 top officials in corruption cases in five years, the country's top judge said on Friday, as President Xi Jinping pursues a relentless anti-graft campaign. ... Not-for-profit, run by journalists and completely independent – thank you for reading Hong Kong Free Press.
During a visit to the city last year, Xi said it was a "red line" for China. Veteran campaigner Martin Lee, founder of the Hong Kong Democratic Party, said the move to prevent Chow from running was a major escalation by the authorities. "How can you say Hong Kong people can't decide our future," he asked.
Trade war between China and the US could harm Hong Kong's economy, city NPC official warns ... But trade has now been used as a weapon, and that cannot be good for the trading system,” Wong, a Hong Kong deputy to the National People's Congress, said on the sidelines of the annual parliamentary ...
As the Hong Kong dollar sinks toward the weak end of its trading band, it's worth looking back to 1997 for lessons of how the authorities may respond. What was back then a ... And it'll be combined with timely verbal intervention to remind investors that officials are on alert and fully engaged. Then there is ...
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 ... Five minutes before the plane was due to take off, security officers called airport officials to say the crew had evaded screening.
At the time of the first hearing, the allegations against Singh in India were not yet known to the Hong Kong authorities or the public, until they were revealed in the Post 's reports. Singh is accused of “conspiring in, abetting, advising and facilitating terrorist activities”, raising funds for terrorism, preparing an ...
“There are nine mainland municipal governments involved, and some officials might be more senior than the NDRC's director,” Sze said. “A Shenzhen official also once complained to me that there were too many bureaus or departments for them to contact when working with Hong Kong.” Shenzhen ...
A vaccine shortage has driven Hong Kong health officials to bulk buy flu shots intended for the southern hemisphere for the first time, but a medical expert said the move may be of little use. Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan Siu-chee said on Thursday that the Centre for Health Protection had ...
“To ban authors solely on the base of the political acceptability of their writings, according to fuzzy standards that are not even publicly disclosed, is a very concerning development that cannot be defended.” PEN Hong Kong added that, while it recognised immigration authorities' discretion to decide who to ...
Hong Kong authorities release Indonesian comedians Indonesian consul general to Hong Kong Tri Tharyat (second right) speaks to reporters at the Foreign Ministry office on Feb. 9. (Kompas.com/Moh Nadlir) ...
Hong Kong independence ideas must be suppressed, top China official Wang Huning warns city ... China's propaganda tsar on Tuesday warned that the idea of independence for Hong Kong must be suppressed, as Beijing would show zero tolerance for such advocacy as well as anything jeopardising the ...
A 79-year-old woman has been arrested in Hong Kong after the authorities launched an investigation into a Facebook Live video of her berating and assaulting her Indonesian maid. The 12-minute video, posted on the Time News International Facebook page on Wednesday night (Feb 28), quickly sparked ...
Local media Ming Pao and Now TV both cited unnamed sources in reporting on Friday that a new “Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council” will be formed. Separately, Lau told Taiwan's official Central News Agency that there was indeed a plan to merge, according to his ...
Talent and innovation are the new formula for economic success nowadays; and the brightest minds with the technological know-how stand to revolutionise the future generation. In Hong Kong, officials are not unaware of the need to catch up on developing innovation and technology and to nurture more ...
Disgraced former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan and property tycoon Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong have been stripped of their civic honours by the government, an official notice said on Friday. Hui, the city's former No 2 official from 2005 to 2007, was jailed for 7 ½ years after being convicted in 2014 of ...
A big part of Precht's fascination with this case is its extraordinary scope – a former Hong Kong official being prosecuted for bribing African officials on behalf of a Chinese conglomerate and being prosecuted in Manhattan. “From a technical standpoint it's interesting to me that American prosecutors are ...
The head of the Communications Authority has let the public down by failing to disclose his shares in a mobile phone company as required. Describing it as sheer negligence, Huen Wong was adamant that it had not caused any conflict of interest or compromised the work of the telecoms regulator. Be that ...
Hong Kong health officials could introduce flu vaccines intended for the southern hemisphere in light of the city's flu vaccine shortage this year, with private doctors saying they had no more of the immunity-fighting substance for their patients. The possibility arose after the Department of Health already ...
To support the deployment of renewables in government and community buildings, the Hong Kong authorities aim to increase funding from HK$200 million, to HK$1 billion. The government expects yearly electricity generation from renewables to hit 6 million/kWh, according to an online statement. solar
Top officials have started to lobby support for a long-awaited move to stop Hong Kong employers from dipping into workers' pension funds for severance and long-service payments, with a commitment of HK$17.2 billion (US$2.2 billion) to help ease the burden on small businesses for 12 years. solar
Tributes poured in at the funeral of renowned sinologist Jao Tsung-i on a cloudy Wednesday morning, with Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor and other senior Hong Kong officials acting as pallbearers before the late scholar's body was escorted to Po Lin Monastery. Jao's body will be cremated ... solar
On Friday, Ramanjit Singh alias 'Romi, the main conspirator in the November 2016 infamous Nabha Jail break case in Patiala District of Punjab, was put behind bars by Hong Kong authorities for his alleged involvement in a local robbery. The same day, Singh appeared in court on charges relating to a ... solar
“The Hong Kong government disapproves of this proposed action by the US government. We consider this is a unilateral and discriminatory act which is based on unfounded allegations,” Yau said. A source told the Post that Yau on Monday met with members of five industry groups as well as officials at the ... solar
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 … Agnes ... solar
It was, therefore, quite a surprise when a Hong Kong-registered tanker was recently seized and its crew members were detained by South Korean customs authorities for transferring oil to a North Korean vessel in international waters. The incident put Hong Kong under the international spotlight, also ... solar
HONG KONG: An Indian woman based in Hong Kong became the city's latest phone scam victim after a fraudster posing as a consulate official asked her ... cases involving foreign victims and fake consulate workers as rare, noting phone scammers normally posed as local or mainland security officials and ... solar
When Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor took the reins of government last year, she promised fresh thinking and innovative solutions to the city's problems. Half a year on, education experts say that while much-needed money has been pumped into the sector, ideas for reform to address ... solar
The crew alerted the Hong Kong authorities and race officials immediately after the collision. The Hong Kong Marine Rescue Coordination Center said that nine of the fishing boat's crew members were rescued. A tenth who was taken by helicopter to a hospital, however, later died, race officials said. solar
The contentious issue of unauthorised building works (UBWs) appeared to have gone on a back burner until the latest revelations regarding illegal structures at the luxury home of the new Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah. It is important to raise awareness about UBWs as some of them are ... solar
An Indian national in Hong Kong became the city's latest phone scam victim after someone posing as a consulate official asked her to transfer HK$18,000 (US$2,300) as part of her visa application. The 27-year-old woman reported the case to police on Friday afternoon after the city's Indian consulate told ... solar
The decision to allow national laws to be enforced in part of Hong Kong's cross-border express rail terminus was an “act of state” that cannot be challenged by local courts, a Beijing official said on Saturday. Basic Law Committee vice-chairman Zhang Rongshun said the top legislative body's endorsement ... solar


 

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