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  • More MK clearance on Wednesday

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    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Police will support bailiffs executing the court order to remove barriers on Nathan Road between Argyle Street and Dundas Street tomorrow.Police today again met the plaintiffs of the injunction orders on the unlawful occupation of roads in Mong Kok and the bailiffs who will execute the orders.The bailiffs are authorised by the court to execute the orders, and anyone obstructing them faces contempt of court charges.Police said it will take action against any hindrance of the execution, and will reclaim government property, such as mills barriers and water barriers, which have been illegally…
  • You Can't Beat These 5 Hong Kong Museums

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    25 Nov 2014 | 4:18 am
    Hong Kong Museum - Yes, the city does have soul. History, art and blowing bubbles in the top five Hong Kong museums.
  • Senior appointments announced

    news.gov.hk - Top Story
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    The Government today announced four senior appointments, involving the posts of Permanent Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development, Permanent Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury, Commissioner for Tourism and Director of the Beijing Office.Permanent Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development (Commerce, Industry & Tourism) Andrew Wong will succeed Au King-chi to assume the post of Permanent Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury (Financial Services) on December 30.Mr Wong’s post will be succeeded by Commissioner for Tourism Philip Yung will on…
  • Protesters should stop blocking clearance

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    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Secretary for Security TK Lai has urged protesters in Mong Kok to stop their unlawful assembly and occupation of roads and leave immediately, adding they must not obstruct Police from carrying out the court's injunction, and not charge at officers.Mr Lai told reporters today Police provided assistance to remove obstacles at the bailiffs' request yesterday.He said some protesters refused to leave and scuffled with officers despite repeated appeals and warnings. Police took swift action to disperse the crowd with minimum force.Police have arrested 116 people for offences including unlawful…
  • Marathon route may be amended

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    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    The Government will consider allowing the use of more roads on the Hong Kong Marathon route, if the proposals are feasible and District Councils support them.Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing told legislators today major roads must be closed to make way for runners, so public support and understanding is required.The Amateur Athletic Association organises the marathon, and will consult District Councils and government departments on the race arrangements.Government departments will provide advice on the race route, starting times, the number of participants, safety measures and road…
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  • Senior appointments announced

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    The Government today announced four senior appointments, involving the posts of Permanent Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development, Permanent Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury, Commissioner for Tourism and Director of the Beijing Office.Permanent Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development (Commerce, Industry & Tourism) Andrew Wong will succeed Au King-chi to assume the post of Permanent Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury (Financial Services) on December 30.Mr Wong’s post will be succeeded by Commissioner for Tourism Philip Yung will on…
  • Qualifications conference held

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    The Education Bureau today hosted the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework Conference.In his welcoming address, Secretary for Education Eddie Ng said the conference marks a key milestone for the internalisation of the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework.It also signifies the start of Hong Kong’s collaboration with the European Commission on the technical alignment between the Hong Kong and European frameworks.The technical alignment will provide a translation device to understand the corresponding levels of qualifications between the qualifications frameworks of the two places, he said.A…
  • Protesters should stop blocking clearance

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Secretary for Security TK Lai has urged protesters in Mong Kok to stop their unlawful assembly and occupation of roads and leave immediately, adding they must not obstruct Police from carrying out the court's injunction, and not charge at officers.Mr Lai told reporters today Police provided assistance to remove obstacles at the bailiffs' request yesterday.He said some protesters refused to leave and scuffled with officers despite repeated appeals and warnings. Police took swift action to disperse the crowd with minimum force.Police have arrested 116 people for offences including unlawful…
  • 86 arrested in MK clearance

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Police have arrested 86 people during the Mong Kok protest site clearance yesterday, in which nine officers were injured. After the roads on Argyle Street near Portland Street were re-opened yesterday afternoon, protesters gathered around Portland Street, Shanghai Street, Shantung Street, Reclamation Street and Ferry Street.They confronted the Police and tried to block the roads again using obstacles, but officers took action to drive them out.Police arrested 77 men and nine women for offences including unlawful assembly, assaulting Police, possessing offensive weapons and obstructing Police…
  • Health chief to attend Anhui meeting

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man will lead a delegation to the 13th Joint Meeting of Senior Health Officials of the Mainland, Hong Kong & Macau in Anhui's Hefei City on Thursday.Senior health officials from the three places will discuss and share experiences on public health issues, including measures against emerging communicable diseases, prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, healthcare reform and primary care.Dr Ko will deliver a speech at the opening ceremony outlining Hong Kong's latest work progress and future plans in the above-mentioned areas.Hospital…
 
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  • Protesters should stop blocking clearance

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Secretary for Security TK Lai has urged protesters in Mong Kok to stop their unlawful assembly and occupation of roads and leave immediately, adding they must not obstruct Police from carrying out the court's injunction, and not charge at officers.Mr Lai told reporters today Police provided assistance to remove obstacles at the bailiffs' request yesterday.He said some protesters refused to leave and scuffled with officers despite repeated appeals and warnings. Police took swift action to disperse the crowd with minimum force.Police have arrested 116 people for offences including unlawful…
  • 86 arrested in MK clearance

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Police have arrested 86 people during the Mong Kok protest site clearance yesterday, in which nine officers were injured. After the roads on Argyle Street near Portland Street were re-opened yesterday afternoon, protesters gathered around Portland Street, Shanghai Street, Shantung Street, Reclamation Street and Ferry Street.They confronted the Police and tried to block the roads again using obstacles, but officers took action to drive them out.Police arrested 77 men and nine women for offences including unlawful assembly, assaulting Police, possessing offensive weapons and obstructing Police…
  • More MK clearance on Wednesday

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Police will support bailiffs executing the court order to remove barriers on Nathan Road between Argyle Street and Dundas Street tomorrow.Police today again met the plaintiffs of the injunction orders on the unlawful occupation of roads in Mong Kok and the bailiffs who will execute the orders.The bailiffs are authorised by the court to execute the orders, and anyone obstructing them faces contempt of court charges.Police said it will take action against any hindrance of the execution, and will reclaim government property, such as mills barriers and water barriers, which have been illegally…
  • 80 arrested in MK clearance

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Police today arrested 80 people while helping bailiffs execute a court order to remove barriers on Argyle Street between the junction of Tung Choi and Portland Streets.Briefing the media this evening, Police Public Relations Branch Senior Superintendent Kong Man-keung said some people obstructed bailiffs executing the court injunction on Argyle Street and violently charged Police officers.Police arrested 18 men and five women.Some protesters then unlawfully assembled on Portland Street, blocking the road and violently charging at Police.Mr Kong said Police took resolute enforcement action. As…
  • CE expresses confidence in Police

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Chief Executive CY Leung said he has full confidence in the Police's law enforcement work and believes they can help the bailiffs remove obstacles in Mong Kok.Speaking to reporters ahead of the Executive Council meeting this morning, Mr Leung said he and his administration hope to implement universal suffrage in accordance with the Basic Law and the relevant decisions of the National People's Congress Standing Committee and he welcomed any discussions on constitutional development based on this.On the issue of some Hong Kong journalists being banned from entering the Philippines, Mr Leung…
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  • Marathon route may be amended

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    The Government will consider allowing the use of more roads on the Hong Kong Marathon route, if the proposals are feasible and District Councils support them.Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing told legislators today major roads must be closed to make way for runners, so public support and understanding is required.The Amateur Athletic Association organises the marathon, and will consult District Councils and government departments on the race arrangements.Government departments will provide advice on the race route, starting times, the number of participants, safety measures and road…
  • Quarry Bay restaurants shut down

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    The Food & Environmental Hygiene Department today ordered two restaurants in Quarry Bay, which repeatedly breached the Food Business Regulation by illegally extending the food business area, to suspend business for two weeks.The restaurants are located at 1048 King's Road and 4 Yau Man Street.They were convicted twice for the offence and fined by the court earlier, and registered 30 points under the department's demerit system.
  • Man ill with Legionnaires' disease

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    The Centre for Health Protection is investigating a case of Legionnaires' disease involving a 58-year-old man in serious condition.He fell ill on November 24 and was admitted to a private hospital on the same day. He was transferred to the intensive-care unit today.Tests revealed he was suffering from Legionnaires' disease.He had travelled to the Mainland from November 15 to 24.He is the 36th case reported this year. There were  28 cases both in 2013 and 2012.
  • Health chief to attend Anhui meeting

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man will lead a delegation to the 13th Joint Meeting of Senior Health Officials of the Mainland, Hong Kong & Macau in Anhui's Hefei City on Thursday.Senior health officials from the three places will discuss and share experiences on public health issues, including measures against emerging communicable diseases, prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, healthcare reform and primary care.Dr Ko will deliver a speech at the opening ceremony outlining Hong Kong's latest work progress and future plans in the above-mentioned areas.Hospital…
  • Q3 sees record HIV infections

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    The Centre for Health Protection recorded 195 HIV infections in the third quarter of the year, which is the highest number reported in a single quarter so far.The cases involve 167 males and 28 females, bringing the total reported HIV infections to 6,841 since 1984.Of the cases reported in the quarter, 105 involved homosexual or bisexual contact, 35 heterosexual contact, one drug injection, while the remaining 54 cases cannot be determined.In addition, 27 new cases of AIDS were reported in the quarter, bringing to 1,524 the total number of confirmed AIDS cases reported since 1985.The…
 
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  • Senior appointments announced

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    The Government today announced four senior appointments, involving the posts of Permanent Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development, Permanent Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury, Commissioner for Tourism and Director of the Beijing Office.Permanent Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development (Commerce, Industry & Tourism) Andrew Wong will succeed Au King-chi to assume the post of Permanent Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury (Financial Services) on December 30.Mr Wong’s post will be succeeded by Commissioner for Tourism Philip Yung will on…
  • CE urges calm clearance

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Chief Executive CY Leung has urged protesters to co-operate with bailiffs executing court injunctions to reopen Argyle Street, and called on shoppers to return to the cleared area.Briefing reporters before departing for Korea this afternoon, Mr Leung said the protracted occupation is illegal and, as Hong Kong is a law-abiding society, people should obey the law.As the court has issued injunction orders, protesters should co-operate with them and not obstruct bailiffs enforcing the injunctions.He added Police will act if bailiffs need help to clear barricades.As business in the area has been…
  • Protesters urged to disperse

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Acting Chief Executive John Tsang has urged protesters in Mong Kok to be calm and rational, and leave protest sites immediately.Addressing the media this evening, Mr Tsang said Police today helped bailiffs execute the court order to remove barriers on Argyle Street.All people illegally occupying roads should follow Police instructions and leave the area, he added.
  • Police to help bailiffs

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Chief Secretary Carrie Lam says Police will help bailiffs clear obstacles on Mong Kok roads, and believes that people affected by the occupation will feel relieved.Speaking to reporters today, Mrs Lam said the injunctions against the occupation should be enforced as Hong Kong is a law-abiding society. The Government will take appropriate actions if roads are still blocked after the injunctions have been carried out.On the public sentiment report, Mrs Lam said it should reflect what has happened in Hong Kong since the National People's Congress Standing Committee's decision on constitutional…
  • Strong economy buoys livelihoods

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    It is hard to solve livelihood problems without the support of economic development, Chief Executive CY Leung said today.He urged lawmakers to deal with both issues as soon as possible.Mr Leung told reporters before the Executive Council meeting that some lawmakers' filibustering in the Legislative Council had gone on for too long when it came to livelihood issues.He gave the example of South Korea which has done well in developing its science and technology sector, and its creative and innovative industries in recent years, which have boosted the economy.He urged the legislators to deal with…
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  • HK a leader in barrier-free access

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Chief Secretary Carrie LamThe World Blind Union is an internationally recognised organisation representing 285 million persons with visual impairment in 190 member countries. Convened once every four years, the World Blind Union - Asia Pacific Mid-Term Regional General Assembly is a signature event in the international rehabilitation arena with the aim to providing a platform for participants from over 20 countries in the Asia Pacific region to exchange information, knowledge and experience in promoting integration of visually impaired persons into the community. The staging of this…
  • HK must act now on landfills

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Secretary for the Environment KS WongThe plans for landfill extensions and building of the integrated waste management facility have taken more than a decade – Hong Kong must act now. These projects are currently being scrutinised by the Legislative Council’s Finance Committee.They are also essential elements in our blueprint for sustainable use of resources up until 2022, published in May last year.Unfortunately, there are still various misunderstandings that landfilling and the integrated waste management facility could be deferred or even shelved if only Hong Kong would work harder on…
  • HK ideal global maritime centre

    18 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Secretary for Justice Rimsky YuenHong Kong has a long history of serving as a strategic trading port between the West and the East. Nowadays, Hong Kong has her own shipping register and is a strong base for ship owners who together own and manage about 9% of the deadweight tonnage of the world's merchant fleet which amounted to over 90 million gross tonnage as of October this year.The Hong Kong Shipping Register ranks the fourth in the world. As an international maritime centre, there is available a cluster of about 700 shipping-related companies operating in Hong Kong, providing a wide range…
  • HK a shipping springboard

    17 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Secretary for Transport & Housing Prof Anthony CheungMarkets grow out of the movement of goods and services. Historically, trade and ports were closely linked, before the rise of major maritime and aviation centres, and modern logistics and e-commerce. Hong Kong has thrived in its blue economy, i.e. its sea trade and sky trade. A key underlying factor for Hong Kong as a logistics hub is its global connectivity. This Conference looks at global and regional trends. But at this opening session, I would like to share with you our latest progress.On the land side, as the Chief Executive has…
  • HK an int'l maritime centre

    17 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Chief Executive CY LeungNovember 11 was Singles' Day in the Mainland of China. If you're wondering, Singles' Day actually embraces more shopping than romance. Indeed, it's the world's biggest online shopping day of the year. Bigger than any day leading up to Christmas, or Chinese New Year. According to Alibaba, customers spent well over US$9 billion online in Mainland China on that day. In short, it was a great commercial success, a triumph for e-commerce and a telling statement of the scale of consumer demand in the Mainland of China.There is, however, more to a sale than concluding a…
 
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  • China stocks lifted by brokerages, Hong Kong index edges up - Reuters

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:55 pm
    The GuardianChina stocks lifted by brokerages, Hong Kong index edges upReutersBy midday, overseas investors had taken up more than 15 percent of the daily 13 billion yuan ($2.12 billion) northbound quota for the Shanghai-Hong Kong mutual market access programme. Mainland investor interest remained tepid, taking up slightly over MPs' trip to China cancelled after row over Hong Kong protests debateThe GuardianShanghai and Hong Kong Markets Lift Asian SharesWall Street JournalHong Kong shares rise, led by financials, on mainland rallyReuters UKMondaq News Alerts (registration) -South…
  • Hong Kong student leaders arrested - KPRC Houston

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:26 pm
    KPRC HoustonHong Kong student leaders arrestedKPRC HoustonHong Kong student protest leaders Joshua Wong and Lester Shum were among those arrested amid heated confrontations as authorities attempted to clear demonstration camps in the Mong Kok district for a second day. Wong, the 18-year old founder of the ...
  • Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong arrested in Mong Kok clearance - CNN

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:20 pm
    New York TimesHong Kong student leader Joshua Wong arrested in Mong Kok clearanceCNNHong Kong (CNN) -- Hong Kong student protest leaders Joshua Wong and Lester Shum were among those arrested amid heated confrontations as authorities attempted to clear demonstration camps in the Mong Kok district for a second day. Wong, the ...Asia Pacific|Hong Kong Police Remove Protesters' Camp After a Night of New York TimesHong Kong student leaders arrested as police clear protest siteReutersHong Kong protests: Dozens arrested as sites demolishedBBC NewsWall Street…
  • Police Arrest Several Hong Kong Protest Leaders - Wall Street Journal

    25 Nov 2014 | 7:59 pm
    Wall Street JournalPolice Arrest Several Hong Kong Protest LeadersWall Street JournalHONG KONG—Police arrested several student protest leaders Wednesday as they moved aggressively to clear major roads at the most volatile protest site. Clashes erupted in Mong Kok, the site of clashes overnight as police took their strongest action in ...
  • Hong Kong Police Arrest 116 at Protest Site - ABC News

    25 Nov 2014 | 6:24 pm
    ABC NewsHong Kong Police Arrest 116 at Protest SiteABC NewsHong Kong authorities cleared street barricades from a pro-democracy protest camp in the volatile Mong Kok district for a second day Wednesday after a night of clashes in which police arrested 116 people. People wearing red baseball caps and T-shirts
 
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  • Street clashes break out in Hong Kong

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:27 am
    Hong Kong: Hong Kong riot police arrested 80 pro-democracy protesters on Tuesday in running clashes after several thousand demonstrators erected street barricades following clearance of part of a protest hotspot. Several thousand police were deployed after a court ordered the reopening of a blocked street in the working-class district of Mong Kok, scene of some of the most violent confrontations in the two-month long "Occupy Central" civil disobedience campaign.
  • R.I.P: Kathak danseuse Sitara Devi dies at 94.

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:12 am
    The health ministry has accepted the recommendation of an internal panel to ban the sale of single cigarette, Health Minister J.P. Nadda said in a statement in the Rajya Sabha. - The fate of over 10 lakh applicants of the Delhi Development Authority Housing Scheme 2014 will be decided today.
  • Mark Heywood has been appointed General Manager at New World Manila Bay Hotel, Philippines

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:02 am
    Rosewood Hotel Group 36/F New World Tower 1. 18 Queen's Road Central Hong Kong, Hong Kong Phone: +852 2138 2222 Fax: +852 2138 2233 Visit Website Mr. Heywood has more than 35 years hotel experience, most spent in Asia and including 23 years in hotel general manager positions. Most recently, he was area manager and general manager at Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel for five years following 19 years as general manager of various Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts properties in the Philippines, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia and Thailand.
  • After Two Months, Hong Kong Residents Want Protesters To Head Home

    23 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, the longest of their kind on Chinese soil since the 1989 Tiananmen Square uprising, turns 2 months old on Sunday. In early October, the demonstrations grabbed media attention around the world and galvanized Hong Kongers, but now most of them just want the protests to end.
  • Real radicals in constitutional debate are those who want to cast aside Hong Kong's core values

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Protesters want to preserve the characteristics that make this place unique in China; rule of law and freedom is an essential part of this agenda. Photo: AFP This is that the fundamental aim of most protesters is a conservative one, namely to preserve the unique character of Hong Kong.
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  • Observatory calendar to go on sale

    23 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    The Hong Kong Observatory's 2015 Calendar will go on sale tomorrow.It contains weather photos taken in Hong Kong collected by the Observatory from social media.At $44 a copy, the calendar is available at the Observatory's Resource Centre, the Information Services Department's Publications Sales Unit, the Lands Department's Kowloon Map Publications Centre, and the online Government Bookstore.The calendar also includes useful climate and astronomical information, such as times for the rising and setting of the sun and the moon, eclipse dates, and tidal information.
  • Chinese orchestra to perform

    23 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    The Hong Kong City Chinese Orchestra will stage three concerts in January with Mainland and local musicians.The first concert will be held at 8pm on January 3 at Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre. The orchestra will perform popular classics Flying Apsaras, Drinking Song of the Yi's, Nocturne to the Victoria Harbour, Song of Fishermen in the East Sea and Dream of the Red Chamber Suite. The second performance will take place at 8pm on January 10 at Tai Po Civic Centre. The repertoire will include The Way to Brightness, Spring Festival Overture, Colourful Clouds Chasing the Moon and Dream of the Red…
  • Dance appreciation talks set

    23 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Three renowned local hip hop and jazz dancers will host four dance appreciation talks in December and January.Angela Hang, Hongboy Chan and Rock Fong will introduce audiences to the history and development of hip hop and jazz dance.The four Cantonese lectures will be held at 8pm on December 22, 29, January 5 and 12 at the Yuen Long Theatre.Tickets are available at URBTIX. Click here for details.
  • Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe to perform

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    The Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe will return to Hong Kong to perform Riding by the Wall and excerpts from various classics in January, to celebrate the opening of  the Ko Shan Theatre New Wing.Riding by the Wall will be held at 7.30pm on January 30. The cast will include Yue Meiti, Zhang Jingxian, Li An and Luo Chenxue.The second performance, featuring excerpts from classic works, will be staged at 7.30pm on January 31. The troupe will perform At the Main Hall from The Story of the West Chamber, Sweeping Pine from The Story of the Lute, Ximen Qing's Infatuation and Seducing Pan Jinlian on the…
  • Science museum lectures set

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    The Distinguished Chinese Scientists Lecture Series 2014 will be held next Friday at the Science Museum Lecture Hall. Three scientists will speak about their work and prospects for future technological development.The lectures are jointly presented by the Leisure & Cultural Services Department, China Association for Science & Technology, Beijing-Hong Kong Academic Exchange Centre, and China Association (HK) for Science & Society.The lectures will be in Cantonese and Putonghua. Admission is free.Click here for details.
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  • Creative deal signed with Korea

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Gregory So signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Co-operation in Creative Industries with Korea today in Seoul.He signed the deal with Korean Minister of Culture, Sports & Tourism Kim Jong-deok.Mr So said he is impressed by Korea's achievements in promoting creative industries and welcomed closer co-operation in this area.The memorandum provides a framework to facilitate co-operation between Hong Kong and Korea through information and human resource exchanges, education, training, research and the facilitation of business matching.It…
  • 12 bank branches closed

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Twelve branches of 11 banks were temporarily closed as at 2pm today.The Monetary Authority advised customers to pay attention to bank announcements regarding affected branches and ATMs. It will also publish updates on its website.
  • 1 bank closed

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    One bank branch affected by the Occupy Central protests is closed and another bank shortened its business hours today.All other bank branches resumed normal operations as at 8am.The Monetary Authority advised customers to pay attention to bank announcements regarding affected branches and ATMs.It will also publish updates on its website.
  • Alert issued on bogus website

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    The Monetary Authority has issued an alert on a fraudulent website which purports to be the official Scotiabank (Hong Kong) site.It has the domain name cccmkc.hk/templates/rhuk_milkyway/.index.htm, which links to subzeroindonesia.com/includes/js/stocktenda/confirm/authetication.bin.htm.The bank has clarified it has no connection with the website.Anyone who has provided personal information to the website or conducted any financial transactions through it should contact the bank on 2861 4100 and Police at 2860 5012.
  • Total exports value up 2.7%

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    The values of Hong Kong's total exports and imports in October increased 2.7% and 5.6% year-on-year.The Census & Statistics Department said the total exports value increased to $331.7 billion. Within this total, the re-exports value increased 2.7% to $327.3 billion and domestic exports value decreased 1.5% to $4.4 billion.Imports value increased 5.6% to $381.6 billion year-on-year. A visible trade deficit of $49.8 billion, equivalent to 13.1% of the goods imports value, was recorded.For the first ten months of the year, the total goods exports value rose 3.8% year-on-year. Within this…
 
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  • Waste charging scheme proposed

    23 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    The Council for Sustainable Development has proposed a set of municipal solid waste charges after a four-month public engagement process.Council Chairman Bernard Chan briefed reporters today on the proposals which will be submitted for the Government’s consideration.He said for residential buildings the target is to charge households on their garbage disposed per bag, and it can start with buildings where waste  is collected by the Food & Environmental Hygiene Department.As there are 80,000 buildings in Hong Kong, and it is not possible to impose one system overnight, a transitional…
  • Festival promotes park as bird home

    22 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    When winter arrives in Hong Kong, so do tens of thousands of migratory birds.Hong Kong Wetland Park organises the Bird Watching Festival so that visitors can see the birds up close, as they migrate from the north to the south for winter.Wetland Park has long been a place where migratory birds take a rest and nest for a while. Since this year's festival is themed "Home for Birds" the park has organised activities that will introduce people to different bird species' fascinating daily habits.Avian architectsBirds are born architects and build nests to lay eggs and raise their chicks. They are…
  • 7 beaches rated 'good'

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    The Environmental Protection Department has rated water quality at seven beaches 'good' and one 'fair' for this weekend.Silverstrand Beach received a lower rating, dropping from 'good' to 'fair'.Click here for details.
  • More species to be protected

    17 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    More endangered species will be put on the protection list under the Protection of Endangered Species of Animals & Plants Ordinance from November 28.Newly-listed species include hammerhead sharks, the oceanic whitetip shark, the porbeagle shark, manta rays, some freshwater turtles and softshell turtles, as well as some timbers of the Dalbergia species.Under the ordinance, except with exemptions, the import, export, re-export, introduction from the sea and possession of the controlled species, including their parts and derivatives, are subject to licensing controls.A grace period of three…
  • Schools hold recycling drive

    15 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    More than 170 schools have participated in a programme to recycle used computers and other waste electrical equipment.The Environmental Protection Department’s “Schools Recycle WEEE” programme was launched last year and aims to raise awareness of waste reduction and recycling at schools.   A total of 172 schools took part and recovered over more than 7,700 pieces of used equipment, that's 40% more compared to last year.The department had helped schools organise promotional activities for the scheme and arranged collection of the equipment during October and November.The items were…
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  • Instagram: 當司儀的時候,我新識的朋友! …

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    25 Nov 2014 | 11:05 pm
    Link to original post: Instagram: 當司儀的時候,我新識的朋友! … 當司儀的時候,我新識的朋友! My new friends for whenever I'm doing M.C. work. Yes Dad. I'm getting older gregory.hk | hokwokwing.hk | heguorong.hk | 河國榮.hk
  • Instagram: 九龍城全盛燒臘茶餐廳之「一哥咖哩…

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    23 Nov 2014 | 9:17 pm
    Link to original post: Instagram: 九龍城全盛燒臘茶餐廳之「一哥咖哩… 九龍城全盛燒臘茶餐廳之「一哥咖哩叉燒飯」果然好吃 The curried bbq pork rice from this Hong Kong cafe in Kowloon City is unexpectedly good! gregory.hk | hokwokwing.hk | heguorong.hk | 河國榮.hk
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    23 Nov 2014 | 3:21 am
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    22 Nov 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Link to original post: Instagram: 請各位朋友注意。因為我今天要擔任… 請各位朋友注意。因為我今天要擔任才藝小姐比賽的司儀所以不能到我們九龍城廣場的商店 Please note. Because I'm the M.C. for a talent/beauty quest tonight, I won't be visiting our store today. gregory.hk | hokwokwing.hk | heguorong.hk | 河國榮.hk
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    17 Nov 2014 | 11:09 pm
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  • This is your bank calling

    Chris
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:07 am
    It’s bad enough receiving unsolicited sales calls on my mobile (though I find that either ignoring them until they hang up, or saying “Hello, who’s calling?” usually work quite well), but I get seriously annoyed when my bank keeps calling to sell me stuff. Yes, “my bank”. I have had an account (and a credit card) with them for quite a few years, and, after all that time, one might think that they know something about me. But no - as well as trying to sell me services that they ought to know that I don’t need, they can’t even address me correctly.  OK, yes, it is one of my…
  • No bad news

    Chris
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:11 am
    Very true.  No wants to give bad news, so they tell you their project is on time and everything’s going fine.  http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2014-10-20/
  • Windows 8.1

    Chris
    27 Sep 2014 | 12:31 am
    I should have known better – I had read the terrible reviews of Windows 8.  But Microsoft had responded to the criticism and improved the user interface in 8.1, hadn’t they?  Well, up to a point.  Or to put it another way:  not really - they still think they know best.      I have been using Windows since version 3.1 - back in 1992.  I did try using a Mac, but found OSX frustrating. Windows isn’t perfect but I could generally find my around, at least up till now. I suffered with Windows ME, but Microsoft must have realized what a mess they had made of that, and Windows XP came…
  • Hong Kong people love typhoons

    Chris
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    Mike Rowse seems to be a rare dose of common sense on the opinion pages of the SCMP, and today his subject is the craziness that descends on the city when there’s a bit of rain and some strong winds: T8 typhoon signal is no holiday Joy at time off thanks to weather is misguided - and just where was the weather anyway? Mike Rowse After reviewing recent events, I have concluded I may be going slightly crazy. That is not as bad as it sounds, because I am not alone. Take this matter of the typhoon that passed by this week. As soon as the news spread that the No8 storm signal was likely to go up…
  • You want woofers and tweeters???

    Chris
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:29 am
    Feeling like a massive idiot… I went to buy a cable to connect an internal hard disk.  Asked for a power cable, then I didn’t know whether it was SATA or not.  Turned out that I already have the power cable and what I need is a data cable.  Doh!
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  • Peak to Fong

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:58 pm
    source: Hong Kong Dog RescueOn Sunday I turned over my rugby kids to another coach so that I could accompany my furbabies on a dog themed event sponsored by Disney. It was a fundraising hike for the Hong Kong Dog Rescue, which was well attended by canines of all shaped and sizes. People walked, carried, and wheeled their pets from the Peak Galleria to Lan Kwai Fong, where a street carnival awaited us.The walk wasn't anything special; in fact, it was a bit of a mess unless you were the owner of a small dog. For the rest of us, it was a painfully slow progression downward. There was a traffic…
  • danger in every turn

    19 Nov 2014 | 11:41 pm
    One of our club's most valuable players was involved in a horrible construction accident. A person was killed and our friend was very badly injured. We are all thankful that he is alive. After several weeks in intensive care he has been relocated to a hospital very close to us so SB and I are looking forward to visiting him.In the meantime one of SB's hockey friends broke his leg very badly. From glancing at the X-ray I saw five to seven distinct pieces that were not attached to anything. He is having reconstructive surgery today. We are hoping for a full recovery because he is a skating…
  • where's the fire

    12 Nov 2014 | 12:37 am
    Today marked our annual office fire drill, a necessary evil for those of us in tall buildings. Each year, upon discovery that we have to complete the entire escape without shortcuts, the fire drill organizers are met with a disproportionate number of complaints and excuses compared the the actual inconvenience caused. This is some type of right of passage I believe.Upon observing reactions to the fire drill, you can get a fairly accurate personality profile of colleagues. The younger ones who are probably the most physically able of the workforce are also the loudest of the complainants, but…
  • her life as a robot

    10 Nov 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Some of my friends asked me if it was really a good idea to be talking about my job in a blog. I asked my boss and he doesn't mind as long as I properly describe how brilliant he is. Besides, the person who I didn't want finding out that he was being called an ass was copied on the email so the worst case scenario has already occurred.Today I will  highlight another project manager who has since left her job, probably to become a customer service representative at PCCW. From my numerous telephone conversations with equally numerous customer service representatives that have resulted in…
  • my life as a joke

    9 Nov 2014 | 9:33 pm
    My uncle Jon used to wave around Dibert comics on an almost weekly basis. While I thought that they were funny, I didn't have Jon's level of enthusiasm. And then I started working at a large corporation.Last week I eavesdropped on my boss arguing with a client. They were having a very heated discussion because our site architect took a day off last month for sick leave and the client deducted 4.5% of his salary. The client argued that the contract did not include sick pay. My boss argued that the contract didn't specify that sick leave would be deducted, either. Be fair, my boss urged. There…
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  • Mong Kok Mourners out in Force as Bailiffs Move in

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:12 am
    We journalists demand further standoffs between the governments of Hong Kong and China and good-looking and charismatic students* * okay, the one that looks like an otter will do too
  • Vincent Tan Charges Fellow League Chairman with Bigotry

    23 Nov 2014 | 6:44 pm
                                   That bloody gweilo is a racist
  • Heroic Hack’s Statement Raises More Questions than It Answers

    19 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    On 12 March this year, a couple of weeks after he had been attacked by a man wielding a chopper, Kevin Lau Chun To, who had until six weeks before the attack been chief editor of Ming Pao, issued an extraordinary statement, which appeared on Hong Kong Journalists Association headed notepaper.Journalists were quick to make capital of the incident, organising a march for the Sunday following, which ended up in front of government headquarters, where they unfurled a huge banner with the bizarre message “You Can’t Kill Us All”. Bizarre, given that “You” had killed no one, certainly not…
  • Was it Really Press Freedom for which Former Ming Pao Editor Was Attacked?

    17 Nov 2014 | 12:11 am
    Back in February, Hong Kong was rocked by what journalists in Hong Kong reported as an attack on freedom of the press in the shape of an attack on one of the most distinguished and respected of their own, Kevin Lau Chun To (劉進圖). Kevin was at the time looking after the Ming Pao Group’s e-Learning platform, a far cry from the heady days he enjoyed helming Hong Kong’s answer to The Washington Post, Ming Pao (明報), as editor-in-chief. The attack on Kevin was made – allegedly – by two Hong Kong “plumbers” (eerie parallels with Washington once more) by the name of Yip Kin Wah…
  • Verdict Delivered in Kwok Brothers Case

    14 Nov 2014 | 12:54 am
    The jury's verdict may not yet be in in the high court action for bribery and corruption against Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong, his younger brother Raymond Kwok Ping-luen and chief-secretary-turned-scumbag Rafael Hui Si-yan, but GK Chesterton had it in his sights more than a century ago. In his book Heretics, he talks about the 'strange theory' which is 'always advanced when a wealthy or prominent person is in the dock, that exposure is more of a punishment for the rich than for the poor'. Chesterton points out that the reverse is actually the case, as 'the richer a man is the easier it is for…
 
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  • Chanel Cruise 2015 Collection

    SC
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    First Dallas, now Dubai. Seems like Karl Lagerfeld is really getting his inspiration from all around the world! Chanel’s Cruise 2015 collection came alive in Dubai where he presented the show in pure Arabic spirit in a sand-coloured building that... This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • Est-Ouest Autumn Auction, 28-29 November 2014

    SC
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Japan’s first auction house Est-Ouest will hold its 2014 Autumn auctions on 28 November and 29 November in Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel. The auction house has been operating for over 30 years in Japan held its first auction... This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • Christmas Gift Ideas From Ralph Lauren

    SC
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:11 pm
    Christmas came early at Ralph Lauren’s flagship store in Lee Gardens.  To get you started on your Christmas shopping list, we would like to give you a taste of what you can find at Ralph Lauren’s spanking new flagship store... This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • Chinese Brand JNBY Opens Store in TST

    Roxanne Wentworth
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Hong Kong continues to define itself as a major player on the international fashion scene, this time with the opening of Chinese brand JNBY on Hanoi Road in Tsim Sha Tsui later this month. Founded in 1994 by a collective... This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • Louis Vuitton Purses for Christmas

    Roxanne Wentworth
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:02 pm
    If you are wandering what to buy for those near and dear to you this festive season, you can’t go wrong with Louis Vuitton. Check out their range of special small leather goods for Christmas! Inspired by Gaston Louis Vuitton‘s fascination... This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
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  • Kowloon Peak Fei Ngo Shan – I Want Genuine Universal Suffrage banner

    hkdigit
    6 Nov 2014 | 2:16 am
    Categories: Hong Kong News 31 Oct, 2014 – Another giant pro-democracy banner states “I want genuine universal suffrage (我要真普選)” has been hung on Kowloon Peak (aka Fei Ngo Shan)... This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! http://www.hkdigit.net
  • Lion Rock – I Want Genuine Universal Suffrage banner

    hkdigit
    3 Nov 2014 | 2:15 am
    Categories: Hong Kong News 23 October, 2014 – Hong Kong : A group of 14 mountain climbers who called themselves “Hong Kong Spiders (香港蜘蛛仔)” hung a giant yellow banner on Lion Rock... This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! http://www.hkdigit.net
  • Hong Kong Police fire tear gas at protesters 9.28

    hkdigit
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Categories: Hong Kong News 28 September, 2014 17:58 – Hong Kong police force using tear gas to break up pro-democracy protests near Hong Kong government headquarters. Police fired 87... This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! http://www.hkdigit.net
  • Typhoon Kalmaegi Strong Wind Signal No. 3 between 10 am and noon

    hkdigit
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Categories: Hong Kong Weather HONG KONG – 16 September, 2014 – The No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal is in force. This means that winds with mean speeds of 63 kilometres per hour or... This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! http://www.hkdigit.net
  • Typhoon Kalmaegi Signal No. 8 Issued

    hkdigit
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Categories: Hong Kong Weather 15 September, 2014 – Hong Kong The No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal was issued at 10:30 p.m. This means that winds with mean speeds of 63 kilometres per hour... This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! http://www.hkdigit.net
 
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  • Disney Sparkling Christmas 2014 starts this Thursday!

    8 Nov 2014 | 6:47 am
    The 2014 Disney Sparkling Christmas Celebrations will run from November 13, 2014 until January 4, 2015. New for this year's celebration will be appearances by Elsa and the cast of characters from Frozen!
  • World of Food and Music at Stanley starts this Sunday

    7 Nov 2014 | 4:21 am
    A real culinary treat and great live entertainment on a beautiful setting overlooking Stanley Bay. World of Food and Music is a celebration of distinct flavours, fine wines and outstanding performances at Stanley Plaza's 300-seat amphitheatre. On Sundays starting this November 9 until November 30, 2014
  • Pulse: Hong Kong's Newest 3D Light Show

    3 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Hong Kong Pulse is the city's newest light show, a great FREE show with spectacular 3D audiovisual effects in the Kowloon harbourfront at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and the TST Clock Tower, just a short walk from the Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry station and the Avenue of the Stars. In November, the theme will coincide with the Wine and Dine Festival and will run until mid-November. There are several nightly sessions, each 15 minutes long. When?: October 29 to November 16, 2014 - 8:30pm, 9:00pm, 9:30pm and 10:00pm nightly Where?: Hong Kong Cultural Centre and Clock Tower How Much?: FREE
  • The Hall of the Ten Thousand Buddhas at the Po Lin Monastery Has Been Inaugurated

    3 Nov 2014 | 11:03 am
    The latest addition to the Po Lin Monastery is the massive Hall of the Ten Thousand Buddhas which has been built behind the original main shrine. It has been recently inaugurated and looks quite impressive. Don't miss it on your next trip to the Big Buddha. A day trip to Lantau is done very easily from the city.
  • Coming Up to Hong Kong this November 2014

    3 Nov 2014 | 12:58 am
    November is Hong Kong's Wine and Dine Month and features an array of food festivals, street carnivals and fairs. Still to come is the International Wine and Spirits Fair and the World of Food and Music at Stanley. Temperatures are dropping and it's starting to feel a lot like Christmas! The holiday lights and shiny decorations will start popping up all around town!
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