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  • Music series spotlights local talent

    news.gov.hk - Top Story
    29 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Any musician would tell you it is not an easy career path. Being talented is not enough. It takes a good support network to market your music and to get it heard. That is where the Leisure & Cultural Services Department steps in to help. To nurture and support local artists it has been hosting the Our Music Talents series since 2009, to provide musicians and groups with performing opportunities, enabling them to develop and showcase their achievements.The concerts are held at City Hall and cater to a wide range of musical tastes. A home-grown string quartet and six soloists playing the…
  • 3 HK people hurt in Taipei crash

    news.gov.hk - Law & Order
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Immigration Department confirmed today that among the four Hong Kong residents involved in a traffic accident in Yangmingshan, Taipei City, three were slightly injured, while one was unhurt.The three injured have been discharged from hospital and the department has assisted them according to their wishes.The department will monitor developments and keep in contact with the Hong Kong Economic, Trade & Cultural Office in Taiwan and the injured to render practical assistance.
  • Man treated for Legionnaires'

    news.gov.hk - Health & Community
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Centre for Health Protection is investigating a case of Legionnaires' disease affecting an 87-year-old man who lives in Zhuhai, Guangdong.He fell ill on August 25. He came to Hong Kong on August 27 and was admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital.The clinical diagnosis is pneumonia and he is in a serious condition.He tested positive for Legionella pneumophila.The patient had travelled to Hong Kong from August 19 to 21 during the incubation period and stayed on the Mainland before falling ill.His home contact has no symptoms.
  • Gov't refutes HKU intervention claims

    news.gov.hk - Admin & Civic Affairs
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Accusations that the Government intervened in the appointment of Hong Kong University's Vice-president are totally unfounded, it said in a statement today. Legislator James Tien yesterday accused the Government of intervening in the appointment and of meddling in the university's operations. The Government added that it deeply regretted Mr Tien's remarks.
  • HK keen to help SMEs prosper

    news.gov.hk - On The Record
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Gregory SoWe have experienced a phenomenal growth in our start-up ecosystem over the past couple of years. For example, the number of co-working spaces and accelerator programmes has increased from three to well over 40, and there are start-up-related events in our city almost every single day.Also, quite a number of our start-ups have made remarkable achievements - some have secured substantial investments, some have been acquired by large corporations, while others have carved their niches in the global marketplace. These trends demonstrate…
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  • Music series spotlights local talent

    29 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Any musician would tell you it is not an easy career path. Being talented is not enough. It takes a good support network to market your music and to get it heard. That is where the Leisure & Cultural Services Department steps in to help. To nurture and support local artists it has been hosting the Our Music Talents series since 2009, to provide musicians and groups with performing opportunities, enabling them to develop and showcase their achievements.The concerts are held at City Hall and cater to a wide range of musical tastes. A home-grown string quartet and six soloists playing the…
  • Gov't refutes HKU intervention claims

    28 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Accusations that the Government intervened in the appointment of Hong Kong University's Vice-president are totally unfounded, it said in a statement today. Legislator James Tien yesterday accused the Government of intervening in the appointment and of meddling in the university's operations. The Government added that it deeply regretted Mr Tien's remarks.
  • Gov't helps schools get water filters

    28 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Education Bureau is concerned about the quality of school drinking water and has contacted the Government Logistics Department to assist kindergartens and schools to arrange for bulk purchase of filters.Pending the outcome of a study on the cause of excessive lead in drinking water, an inter-departmental meeting, and professional advice, the bureau has come to a view that premises built after 2005 where children under six stay for a long time and consume drinking water, should consider installing filters that can reduce the lead content.The bureau has set up a hotline 3698 4125 to answer…
  • Gregory So visits San Francisco

    28 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Gregory So visited San Francisco yesterday to see how the city’s food trucks are managed.He met with San Francisco’s public works and health department officials, as well as Small Business Assistance Centre representatives, to gain an understanding of their experience in regulating food trucks.Mr So was briefed on the benefits of food trucks as opportunities for entrepreneurship and the attractiveness for tourists, and on the support provided by the centre to food truck operators.He also visited some food trucks and spoke with the…
  • No plans to raise hospital fees

    28 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Government does not plan to raise public hospital fees and charges at the moment, Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man said today.Speaking to reporters after a radio programme this morning, he noted that a fee adjustment remains one of the tools to regulate service provision and utilisation.It is also one of the tools potentially affecting the balance of public and private healthcare systems, Dr Ko added.Responding to reporters’ questions on lead-tainted water this afternoon, Dr Ko noted that from a health perspective, it is important for those who been exposed to water with a…
 
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  • 3 HK people hurt in Taipei crash

    28 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Immigration Department confirmed today that among the four Hong Kong residents involved in a traffic accident in Yangmingshan, Taipei City, three were slightly injured, while one was unhurt.The three injured have been discharged from hospital and the department has assisted them according to their wishes.The department will monitor developments and keep in contact with the Hong Kong Economic, Trade & Cultural Office in Taiwan and the injured to render practical assistance.
  • Man dies in Cheung Sha Wan accident

    28 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A 52-year-old man died in a traffic accident in Cheung Sha Wan this morning, after reportedly losing control of his vehicle.At about 2.20am, the man was driving eastbound on Cheung Sha Wan Road. When he approached Butterfly Valley Road, his vehicle rammed into a bridge column and side-turned.The driver was rushed to hospital in an unconscious state, but later died.Witnesses should call Police on 2733 5200.
  • Man arrested for drug trafficking

    27 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Customs officers have arrested a 57-year-old man after finding more than 2kg of cocaine worth $2.2 million in false compartments of a computer bag he was carrying at the airport.He arrived in Hong Kong from Rio de Janeiro via Dubai on August 26.He will face drug trafficking charges at Tsuen Wan Magistracy tomorrow.
  • 11 arrested for pirating games

    27 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Customs officers have arrested 11 men, seizing 142 pirated video games and circumvention devices worth $60,000 in Sham Shui Po.The arrestees, aged 24 to 38, were shop owners and sales staff.Officers found some of the shops did not have a business registration and could change their company names easily, hindering investigations and putting consumer rights at risk.The arrests were made on August 26.The Copyright Ordinance prohibits the selling circumvention devices or pirated video games. The maximum penalty is four years’ jail.Call the Customs hotline - 2545 6182 - to report suspected…
  • Beauty trio arrested for unfair sales

    27 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Customs officers have arrested a beauty parlour owner and two beauticians for contravening the Trade Descriptions Ordinance in the sale of beauty services to a customer.The beautician used an inferior model of a device to provide beauty treatment, instead of the device it claimed.Officers yesterday arrested the 32-year-old parlour owner and two beauticians, aged 28 and 41. All were granted bail.The department's Unfair Trade Practice Investigation Division reminded beauty service traders and beauticians to heed the law and state all information to consumers in a clear and accurate manner.Call…
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    news.gov.hk - Health & Community

  • Man treated for Legionnaires'

    28 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Centre for Health Protection is investigating a case of Legionnaires' disease affecting an 87-year-old man who lives in Zhuhai, Guangdong.He fell ill on August 25. He came to Hong Kong on August 27 and was admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital.The clinical diagnosis is pneumonia and he is in a serious condition.He tested positive for Legionella pneumophila.The patient had travelled to Hong Kong from August 19 to 21 during the incubation period and stayed on the Mainland before falling ill.His home contact has no symptoms.
  • No plans to raise hospital fees

    28 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Government does not plan to raise public hospital fees and charges at the moment, Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man said today.Speaking to reporters after a radio programme this morning, he noted that a fee adjustment remains one of the tools to regulate service provision and utilisation.It is also one of the tools potentially affecting the balance of public and private healthcare systems, Dr Ko added.Responding to reporters’ questions on lead-tainted water this afternoon, Dr Ko noted that from a health perspective, it is important for those who been exposed to water with a…
  • Malachite green found in fish sample

    28 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Trace amounts of malachite green were found in two samples of tinned fried dace, the Centre for Food Safety says.The affected products are “Yupin fried dace with salted blackbeans” and “Pearl River Bridge fried dace with salted black beans”.The centre had collected six fresh dace samples and three tinned fried dace samples from different local retail outlets for analyses.Results found malachite green at levels of 1.3 and 0.78 parts per billion in two samples of tinned fried dace taken from Wellcome Supermarkets at North Point and Sai Wan.Malachite green, a type of industrial dye, is…
  • 13 Saudi MERS cases reported

    27 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Centre for Health Protection is monitoring 13 newly reported cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in Saudi Arabia and calls on the people to be cautious following the recent sharp rise in cases in the country.The patients are nine men and four women, aged 26 to 78. Twelve of them are associated with an outbreak in the country’s capital, Riyadh. Eight of them have underlying illnesses, seven are contacts of previously confirmed patients and three are healthcare workers.There was a sharp increase in MERS cases in Saudi Arabia from 16 in July to 90 as of August 23, mainly related to a…
  • Alert issued on milk

    27 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Centre for Food Safety has urged people not to consume a batch of milk found to contain excessive bacteria.The affected product is Trappist Dairy Hi-Calcium Low Fat Milk Drink, 236ml, with an expiry date of August 29.The centre also advised people not to consume two milk brands imported from Australia after receiving complaints from people of a strange taste when drinking them.The affected products are Pauls Fresh Milk and Harvey Fresh Milk, one litre, with an expiry date of September 6.The centre has informed the vendor and importer concerned, and instructed them to stop selling the…
 
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    news.gov.hk - Admin & Civic Affairs

  • Gov't refutes HKU intervention claims

    28 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Accusations that the Government intervened in the appointment of Hong Kong University's Vice-president are totally unfounded, it said in a statement today. Legislator James Tien yesterday accused the Government of intervening in the appointment and of meddling in the university's operations. The Government added that it deeply regretted Mr Tien's remarks.
  • Prosecutors properly trained: SJ

    27 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen has defended the training of prosecutors, refuting claims magistracies have become a training ground for junior lawyers.Speaking to reporters today, Mr Yuen said proper training is given to prosecutors, especially for junior lawyers from private practice, and they are assessed before being allowed to do prosecution work at magistracies.In recent years, a programme has been run jointly by the Law Society, the Bar Association and the Department of Justice to prepare junior lawyers before they take up prosecution work.
  • CE meets AIIB chief

    27 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Executive CY Leung met Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank President-designate Jin Liqun at Government House today.He congratulated Mr Jin on his appointment, and said the bank is an important initiative by the nation’s leaders to promote infrastructure development of the countries along the "Belt & Road" area and other Asian jurisdictions.He said Hong Kong can leverage its world-class professional services in banking, accounting, law and engineering as well as its extensive experience managing large-scale projects to contribute to the bank.He hopes that under "One country, two…
  • Democrat meeting welcomed

    26 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Government says it welcomes today's meeting between Hong Kong & Macao Affairs Office Deputy Director Feng Wei and the Democratic Party.The Government said it has all along been committed to promoting communications between the Central Government and various sectors in Hong Kong.It has proactively arranged for all Legislative Council members to visit the Mainland and meet with Mainland officials responsible for Hong Kong affairs, it added.
  • Election register open for inspection

    26 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The 2015 provisional register and the omissions list for the Rural Representative Election are available for public inspection until September 9. A full copy of the provisional register and the omissions list can be inspected during office hours at the Electoral Registration Officer's office in the Home Affairs Department, 30/F Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai. The relevant sections for individual districts can be inspected at District Offices.Anyone who considers a person not eligible for registration may lodge a notice of objection on or before September 9.Anyone who has made…
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    news.gov.hk - On The Record

  • HK keen to help SMEs prosper

    27 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Gregory SoWe have experienced a phenomenal growth in our start-up ecosystem over the past couple of years. For example, the number of co-working spaces and accelerator programmes has increased from three to well over 40, and there are start-up-related events in our city almost every single day.Also, quite a number of our start-ups have made remarkable achievements - some have secured substantial investments, some have been acquired by large corporations, while others have carved their niches in the global marketplace. These trends demonstrate…
  • HK connections open up new markets

    24 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Gregory SoChile has long and strong ties in our part of the world. Your country was the first South American nation to establish an office in our neighbouring Guangdong Province in 1845. Back then, Hong Kong was nothing more than a fishing village.Today, our region is at the heart of global trade and Hong Kong is right in the thick of the action. More than 7,500 overseas and Mainland Chinese companies maintain offices here. About half of them use Hong Kong as regional headquarters or offices.Hong Kong is also a prominent source and destination…
  • HK, Chile serve as mutual gateways

    23 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Gregory SoChile is our important trading partner, not only because you are our second largest trader partner in South America, but also because we see Chile's great potential as an emerging market and our gateway to the Latin American markets.That Chile is our first free trade agreement (FTA) partner in Latin America clearly manifests our strong determination to strengthen our bilateral relationship.While Chile and Hong Kong might be half the globe apart, the physical distance has not hindered bilateral trade. Our bilateral merchandise trade…
  • Scholarship to nurture top students

    20 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Executive CY LeungWe are here today to witness the first award presentation of the Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme, which was one of the initiatives I announced in my 2014 Policy Address. The scheme recognises our top students, and provides them with broader, more diverse study pathways outside Hong Kong. This is the first scholarship scheme of its kind offered by the Hong Kong SAR Government.My congratulations to the scholars. They have, of course, excelled in their academic pursuits. Their remarkable achievements in extra-curricular activities and community service are…
 
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  • Hong Kong: The Bridal Gown Capital of Asia - Forbes

    30 Aug 2015 | 1:37 am
    ForbesHong Kong: The Bridal Gown Capital of AsiaForbesThere are six Vera Wang stores located throughout Asia. However, many of the brides around the region hop on a plane and fly especially to Hong Kong to buy wedding dresses from her flagship store here, a trend that has been seen among many of the top ...
  • Hong Kong Growth to Slow This Half, Warns Finance Chief Tsang - Bloomberg

    30 Aug 2015 | 1:16 am
    South China Morning Post (subscription)Hong Kong Growth to Slow This Half, Warns Finance Chief TsangBloombergHong Kong's top finance official warned the city's economy faced difficulties and growth would slow. “In the second half of the year, Hong Kong still needs to face the challenges brought by the fluctuating financial markets, weak foreign trade and EXCLUSIVE: Hong Kong Legco chief says urgent review needed on Beijing's South China Morning Post (subscription)all 2 news articles »
  • Hong Kong demonstrators march to Japanese consulate in protest at war crimes - South China Morning Post (subscription)

    30 Aug 2015 | 1:12 am
    South China Morning Post (subscription)Hong Kong demonstrators march to Japanese consulate in protest at war crimesSouth China Morning Post (subscription)In Tsim Sha Tsui, about 800 members from 14 uniformed groups including the Scout Association of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Adventure Corps took part in a parade to mark Japan's withdrawal from Hong Kong in 1945. The procession marched along major ...World War Two Hong Kong bunker becomes wine cellarWTHRall 5 news articles »
  • Hong Kong banks turn to start-ups for tech edge - Yahoo News UK

    29 Aug 2015 | 10:21 pm
    Yahoo News UKHong Kong banks turn to start-ups for tech edgeYahoo News UKHong Kong's towering skyline is dominated by major banks and investment houses -- but smaller start-ups are playing an increasing role on the financial landscape. The number of "FinTech" start-ups in Hong Kong -- offering technology tailored to the and more »
  • Sales of new flats at Hong Kong residential project slow amid stock market turmoil - South China Morning Post (subscription)

    29 Aug 2015 | 7:33 pm
    South China Morning Post (subscription)Sales of new flats at Hong Kong residential project slow amid stock market turmoilSouth China Morning Post (subscription)The precarious stock market has dampened sentiment among property investors, as the latest residential project launch yesterday received a lukewarm response. Just over half of the new homes at a project in Diamond Hill, developed by Far East Consortium ...
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  • China ratifies 2006 Maritime Labor Convention

    29 Aug 2015 | 3:57 am
    China's top legislature on Saturday ratified the 2006 Maritime Labor Convention , which aims at protecting the rights and interests of maritime workers as well as fair competition in the global shipping industry. Announcing the ratification at the close of its bi-monthly session, the National People's Congress Standing Committee stressed that, under the convention, maritime workers must be offered old-age, medical, work-related injury, unemployment and child-birth insurance in China.
  • Looking backwards to look forwards: the role of natural history in temperate reef ecology

    27 Aug 2015 | 6:02 am
    S. J. Hawkins A B , N. Mieszkowska B , L. B. Firth A B C I , K. Bohn A , M. T. Burrows D , M. A. MacLean A , R. C. Thompson E , B. K. K. Chan F , C. Little G and G. A. Williams H A Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton, Waterfront Campus, University of Southampton, European Way, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 3ZH, UK. B The Marine Biological Association of the UK, The Laboratory, Citadel Hill, Plymouth, PL1 2PB, UK.
  • In Style - Hong Kong Expo begins in Jakarta from Sept 14

    25 Aug 2015 | 1:52 pm
    The countdown for the 'In Style - Hong Kong', a mega promotion to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia, from September 14 to 20, 2015 has begun. The In Style - Hong Kong Expo is expected to attract about 10,000 trade buyers, importers, distributors, retailers, brand agents, franchisees, department stores and specialist vendors.
  • Hong Kong's Market Fitfully Recovers But Plenty of Nerves Remain

    25 Aug 2015 | 2:55 am
    Tomy Kwan, a 44-year-old trader at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, came back from lunch on Tuesday happy, or at least calmer than he had been. The Hang Seng Index had plummeted 5.2% on Monday, bringing the market to its weakest point , by one measure, since the crash of 1987, but within an hour of opening on Tuesday it had soared more than 700 points.
  • Hong Kong: Stock plunge is fastest since 1987 crash on China woes

    24 Aug 2015 | 12:33 am
    The Hang Seng Index sank 5.1 per cent by 1:10 pm on Monday, dragging its relative-strength index to 15. That's the lowest since the aftermath of the Black Monday rout that prompted Hong Kong's exchange to halt share trading in the city for four days. A reading below 30 is a signal to some traders selling is overdone.
 
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  • Gov’t funded film to premiere

    29 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The first 3D motion picture financed by the Film Development Fund Lost in Wrestling will premiere in Hong Kong this evening.The film's production budget was around $15 million, with government financing amounting to about $3.7 million.Directed by Casey Chan and starring William Chan, Siqin Gaowa, Zhao Ke, Li Feier and Naoko Watanabe, the film tells the story of a young Mongolian female wrestler who travels to Japan for a tournament. While in Japan, she finds and helps a long-lost childhood friend who has gone astray, to get back on the right path.In 2014, the film won the Perron Award (3D…
  • King Yin Lei to open

    29 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Declared monument King Yin Lei will be open on September 19 and 20, and October 24 and 25, to allow members of the public to appreciate and learn about its architectural features and history. A total of 14,400 admission tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis on September 5 and 6 at the Heritage Discovery Centre in Kowloon Park from 10am to 6pm, the Museum of Tea Ware in Hong Kong Park from 10am to 5pm, and the Heritage Museum in Sha Tin from 10am to 6pm.Each person can obtain a maximum of four tickets for one of the sessions.Each open day will have two morning…
  • Music series spotlights local talent

    29 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Any musician would tell you it is not an easy career path. Being talented is not enough. It takes a good support network to market your music and to get it heard. That is where the Leisure & Cultural Services Department steps in to help. To nurture and support local artists it has been hosting the Our Music Talents series since 2009, to provide musicians and groups with performing opportunities, enabling them to develop and showcase their achievements.The concerts are held at City Hall and cater to a wide range of musical tastes. A home-grown string quartet and six soloists playing the…
  • Singapore Chinese Orchestra makes HK debut

    25 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Singapore Chinese Orchestra will perform for the first time in Hong Kong as part of the Leisure & Cultural Services Department's Great Music 2015 series. Under the baton of its Music Director Tsung Yeh, the orchestra will stage two concerts in October.The first performance, Ruan Lingyu's The Goddess - A Silent Film Concert will start at 8pm on October 17 at Tsuen Wan Town Hall.The second concert at 8pm on October 18 at the Cultural Centre, will feature Eric Watson's Mahjong Kakis, Tan Dun's Fire Ritual, Simon Kong's Izpirazione II - Rambutan and selections from Marco Polo &…
  • Polish films to be screened

    24 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Fourteen films by eight Polish directors will be screened in the Repertory Cinema 2015 - Moral Anxiety Polish Cinema series from September 25 to October 25, at the Film Archive.Presented by the Leisure & Cultural Services Department's Film Programmes Office, the series will feature films by Feliks Falk, Agnieszka Holland, Filip Bajon, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Piotr Andrejew, Janusz Kijowski, Ryszard Bugajski and Barbara Sass.To complement the screenings, programme curator Law Wai-ming and film critics Cheng Chuen-wai and Ka Ming will host a free seminar in Cantonese at 4.30pm on September 26…
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  • Gregory So visits San Francisco

    28 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Gregory So visited San Francisco yesterday to see how the city’s food trucks are managed.He met with San Francisco’s public works and health department officials, as well as Small Business Assistance Centre representatives, to gain an understanding of their experience in regulating food trucks.Mr So was briefed on the benefits of food trucks as opportunities for entrepreneurship and the attractiveness for tourists, and on the support provided by the centre to food truck operators.He also visited some food trucks and spoke with the…
  • Gregory So promotes HK in Mexico

    27 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Gregory So has attended a luncheon with the Mexican business community hosted by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council in Mexico.Speaking at the luncheon, he promoted Hong Kong as an excellent base for Mexican companies to do business, adding that the city offers them the right financial, legal and cultural environment to tap into Asia and Mainland markets.He said the Mainland's Belt & Road initiatives offer investment and business opportunities in Hong Kong for Mexican companies, and encouraged them to tap Hong Kong’s advantage as an…
  • Greg So attends Mexico meeting

    26 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Gregory So attended a breakfast meeting hosted by the Mexican Business Council for Foreign Trade, Investment & Technology in Mexico City today.Speaking at the meeting, he invited Mexican companies to make greater use of Hong Kong's unique advantages to tap business opportunities in Hong Kong and the "Belt & Road" countries.He said that with the Mainland's "Belt & Road" initiatives there are new business and investment opportunities in Hong Kong for Mexican companies.Hong Kong can serve as an excellent base to set up businesses and…
  • LPG prices to fall

    26 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Liquefied petroleum gas ceiling prices at dedicated filling stations will drop by 11 to 12 cents per litre in September, the Electrical & Mechanical Services Department announced today.Prices will range from $2.65 to $3.15 per litre, reflecting the LPG international price movement in August. Click here for details.
  • HK, Mexico to launch trade talks

    26 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Gregory So and Mexican Secretary for Economy Ildefonso Guajardo announced after their meeting in Mexico City yesterday that Hong Kong and Mexico will launch negotiations on an investment promotion and protection agreement.The two governments will make preparations for formal negotiations, which are expected to commence in 2016.The negotiations will send a positive signal to the business communities of the two places, and help strengthen investor confidence and expand two-way investment flows.   Mexico is an emerging economy with tremendous…
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  • 25 beaches rated ‘good’

    27 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Environmental Protection Department has rated water quality at 25 beaches as ‘good’, 13 as ‘fair’ and one as ‘poor’ for this weekend.Chung Hom Kok, Deep Water Bay and Pui O beaches received a better rating than last week, moving from ‘fair’ to ‘good’.Click here for details.
  • Rural body members named

    27 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Six new members have been appointed to the Country & Marine Parks Board.They are Chan Ka-kui, Beatrice Chan, Judy Kiu, Dr David Lau, Prof Kenneth Leung, and Nicole Wong.The appointments are for two years from next month.The Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department thanked outgoing members Prof Chu Lee-man, Tennessy Hui, Dr Eric Li, William Tang, and Idy Wong for their services.The board advises on policy and programmes for country parks and special areas, and marine parks and marine reserves.Click here for the membership list.
  • Beach clean-ups to be enhanced

    24 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Leisure & Cultural Services Department will increase the cleaning of three beaches prone to deposits of marine refuse.The move is for Hoi Mei Wan Beach, Pui O Beach and Hung Shing Yeh Beach, as part of the Keep Clean 2015@Hong Kong: Our Home Campaign.About 100 additional cleaning operations will be conducted at the three beaches until October.Clean-ups will also be enhanced at the department’s popular outdoor leisure venues for moon watching during the Mid-Autumn Festival next month, such as parks and barbecue sites, with about 1,000 cleaning staff on duty.
  • Air quality warning issued

    23 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Environmental Protection Department has recorded higher than normal pollution levels today, and warns it may get worse.At 3pm the Air Quality Health Index at several general and all roadside air monitoring stations reached "8" or above, corresponding to the "Very High" health risk category.The department said Hong Kong is being affected by an airstream with higher background pollutant concentrations.Intense sunshine enhances photochemical smog activities and the formation of ozone, resulting in higher pollution in the region, it said, adding light winds have hindered effective dispersion…
  • Putting solar tech into overdrive

    22 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education students are helping Hong Kong to burnish its reputation as an innovation and technology hub, with a solar-powered electric car poised to race across the Australian Outback into the history books.The fifth-edition SOPHIE V car sports sleek curves and 388 brick-sized solar panels that enable it to reach a top speed of 110kph and cover 250km on a single charge.The team involved in its design and production hope this will be enough to put them in the top three at the World Solar Challenge 2015, a six-day 3,000km rally in Australia from Darwin to…
 
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    27 Aug 2015 | 8:26 am
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    27 Aug 2015 | 6:58 am
    Link to original post: Instagram: 【點呀你哋?】《死開啲啦》提提你… 【點呀你哋?】《死開啲啦》提提你,今晚唔好玩到咁夜先返屋企呀!你懂的⋯⋯ 10月8日 隆重登場|林家棟 監製 x 梁國斌 導演| ( ) #河國榮| @jarielui gregory.hk | hokwokwing.hk | heguorong.hk | 河國榮.hk
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    Gregory 河國榮
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:55 am
    Link to original post: Instagram: 【港女現身】J.Arie(雷琛瑜… 【港女現身】J.Arie(雷琛瑜):「又黎『生於香港,死於香港』!死開啲啦!」 10月8日 隆重登場|林家棟 監製 x 梁國斌 導演| ( ) #河國榮| @jarielui gregory.hk | hokwokwing.hk | heguorong.hk | 河國榮.hk
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  • Spotify not scary good

    Chris
    23 Aug 2015 | 1:04 am
    Spotify continues to get itself into trouble, this time by requesting “data about the speed of your movements, such as whether you are running, walking, or in transit”.  They say it’s for a new feature called Spotify Running. Me, I’d be happy if their Windows application would just work.  At least now it doesn’t crash (thanks, Spotify techies), but it does take several minutes to start.  What is it doing? And then I found this:  Spotify's chief executive apologises after user backlash over new privacy policy Spotify’s Discover Weekly service was introduced in late July as…
  • Third world country

    Chris
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:48 pm
    Spike is living in Manila and all is not well: A Scam A Day Keeps The Philippines A Third World Country. I’ve been coming here since 1997. On my first trip, I remember seeing people in the street selling single cigarettes and single sticks of gum. I said to myself, “This is a poor country.” 20 years later, I still pass people selling those single cigarettes. […] at the core this is still a desperately poor country and the biggest export here still seems to be people. Almost everywhere you go in the world you will find Filipinos who have left the country to earn a living. Two of the…
  • You want English? Learn Chinese!

    Chris
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:29 am
    If you live in Greater China you will know that stuff (phones, tablets, etc.) often comes with Chinese as the default setting.  And the (pitifully) few Chinese characters I might recognize are nowhere near enough to navigate through the menus to find the option to change to English.   Yes it’s my own fault for buying a tablet with Chinese Windows.  I was in a hurry and I assumed that it would be easy to switch to English.  Indeed (with some help), I changed the primary language to English.  Then I downloaded Evernote Touch, and it’s all in Chinese.  What?  I couldn’t find the…
  • No thanks, Amazon

    Chris
    20 Jun 2015 | 1:56 am
    Why does Amazon keep encouraging me to switch to their China store? There’s one tiny, tiny problem: It’s all in Chinese. That button that says “in English”?  Sounds promising, but does nothing.
  • 1992 and all that

    Chris
    8 May 2015 | 7:27 am
    Well, a strong sense of déjà vu for those of us old enough to remember the 1992 General Election. Then, as now, a significant number of people seem to have told the opinion pollsters that they intended to vote Labour (or Liberal Democrat), only to choose the Conservatives when they went to the Polling Station. Did they really change their mind at the last moment?  Or did the pollsters just get it wrong? It’s interesting to consider that David Cameron’s ludicrous gamble on winning a referendum on Scottish independence - without making any concessions - seems to have rebounded in his…
 
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  • stop it

    20 Aug 2015 | 10:59 pm
    I found something to jolt me out of my happiness bubble: a ludicrous Hong Kong consultancy report and planning application to remove the tram service from Admiralty to Central.(source: Hong Kong Hustle)While one of my degrees is in planning, you don't have to be a planner to pick out the faults in the breathtaking tunnel vision displayed by the study. To sum it up, the cure to the congestion that is plaguing Central is to remove the tram lane since it takes up 30% of the roadway.It makes sense. If you removed the tram, it would clear up an extra lane in Central for private cars to circle…
  • no news is good news

    19 Aug 2015 | 10:37 pm
    My posts to the blog have dropped in the past year and I apologize to my readers but there isn't much that I can do about it. It's not like anything catastrophic has happened--just the opposite, in fact. Being too darn happy is the problem.Yes, happy.I mean, my job still has its ups and downs (we made the news last month when everyone had their salary slashed 5-20%) but the rest of my life is coming up roses and it is affecting my blog posts. Frankly, I could still post regularly but who wants to read about how gosh darned happy I am all of the time? It would be nauseating to read, and…
  • you can thank her never

    16 Aug 2015 | 9:53 pm
    My friend A's ex is getting married. She has complicated feelings about this guy because she has good memories of their time together but their breakup was a messy affair. Despite moving on with someone else before breaking things off with her, he--like any good Catholic--had to make himself out to be a victim. I've known this guy through several girlfriends and know him to always talk about being treated poorly by his girlfriends so I wasn't surprised. Even now, he's said enough about his fiance that people who don't know him well are expressing worry about the upcoming marriage due to his…
  • where's waldon?

    13 Aug 2015 | 10:46 pm
    SB is on his annual month long stay in the woods. When we used to live in New York, he made the trip to the Adirondacks almost every weekend but now he is confined to twice per year, maximum. At least he gets a long spell of respite and recharge while I, yet again, have work commitments that keep me here in Hong Kong. While I was suffering through some of the hottest temperatures ever recorded in Hong Kong, he was taking in the pristine wilderness and silence of the lakefront camp that will be his home for most of August.On Monday morning with temperatures already in the thirties, I trudged…
  • girl fight

    2 Aug 2015 | 11:13 pm
    While having brunch on Sunday morning, I was distracted by loud cheering coming from the inside of the restaurant. I quickly located the source of the noise: a group of male Valley rugby players who were watching the television. I expected to see a rugby match going on but was surprised to see two women on screen. For the next few minutes I was treated to replays of Ronda Rousey knocking out Bethe Correia. Each time the knockout punch was shown from a different angle, the rugby players burst into thunderous hooting. I am not a fan of UFC. I engaged in my share of bare knuckle boxing…
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    Asia Sentinel

  • Jokowi Slaps Down Minister on Press Freedom Threat

    Our Correspondent
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:17 pm
    Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo headed off a potential firestorm of international criticism on Thursday when he forced the home ministry to rescind harsh new regulations that would have restricted the activities of visiting foreign journalists in the country. The new rules, apparently issued without consulting the president, were reminiscent of the harsh restrictions under the […] The post Jokowi Slaps Down Minister on Press Freedom Threat appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
  • Opinion: A Call for Democratic Reform in Malaysia

    Asia Sentinel
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:17 pm
    The post Opinion: A Call for Democratic Reform in Malaysia appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
  • Singapore’s Bipolar Human Rights Lawyer Faces Disbarment

    Our Correspondent
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:10 pm
    Singapore’s Law Society is to decide today, Aug. 28, whether to disbar M. Ravi, Singapore’s most prominent human rights lawyer, who has defended a long string of defendants facing the death penalty, critics of the government and human rights activists. The Law Society is holding a disciplinary hearing against Ravi regarding his conduct in several […] The post Singapore’s Bipolar Human Rights Lawyer Faces Disbarment appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
  • Little Hope for India-Pakistan Détente

    Asia Sentinel
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:54 pm
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  • Malaysia’s Beleaguered PM Ducks Corruption Confab

    John Berthelsen
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:15 am
    In what has to be a major embarrassment, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has quietly cancelled his appearance as a speaker at the prestigious 16th International Anti-Corruption Conference and Transparency International gathering, to be held Sep. 2-4 in the country’s political capital of Putrajaya. With some delegates already flying in to the corruption conference, organizers […] The post Malaysia’s Beleaguered PM Ducks Corruption Confab appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
 
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    Hong Kong Food Blog

  • Wu Kong Shanghai Restaurant

    Anna
    13 Aug 2015 | 11:25 pm
    Grand Mum's Pork 外婆紅燒肉Although this is very soft and juicy, I would still grade it as 'failed'.  Why?  As its name indicates, this dish is cooked for grand mums, whose teeth are generally weak and cannot manage a lot of chewing.  In terms of tenderness and taste, it's fine.  But do you see the bones?  I had never eat this dish with bones.  All other restaurants make this dish from boneless pork belly, because it is for the grand mum.  I really can't accept bones in this dish.Jelly Pork 鎮江肴肉It's lucky that we don't find bones in this…
  • Non Spicy Sichuan Food

    Anna
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:59 pm
    Non spicy Sichuan food? Are there really any? Yes of course.  If you love Sichuan food but cannot put on too much heat, there are still plenty of choices.I have a coupon of HK$100 for dinner at a Sichuan restaurant.  So I took my sister there.  Both of us like little bit of spicy, so here are our dishes - 2 cold cut starters, 2 hot dishes, 1 soup and couple of dessert.  Cucumber Lumps with Garlic 手拍青瓜Cucumber with garlic is a very healthy combination.  The special thing about this dish is that the cucumber lumps has to be pounded by hand with a heavy knife.
  • Family Annual Dinner 2015

    Anna
    11 Feb 2015 | 6:02 am
    Chinese New Year is approaching. Year-end Family gathering dinner is a big event to Chinese. I made some money in the stock market recently, so I decided to treat my family a nice dinner. Although we all love seafood, but our menu is kind of a semi seafood one.  The restaurant offers set menu for 12, but we had 20 people, so we decided to order for two tables of 10.  Restaurant then agreed to shrink the dishes down to fit 10 persons and cut the price accordingly. Unlike the usual starter of a roast pig, we had five mini dishes to kick start the dinner - roast pork,…
  • Dim Sum Lunch Set Special

    Anna
    31 Dec 2014 | 1:10 am
    This menu is designed for those who want to eat a wider selection of foods however don't have many people eating together.  The good thing about this menu is all inclusive.  This means the money you pay includes tea and service charge.  It's good for budget control but you need to have a minimum of 2 people eating together.Snacks - choose one among 4Dim sum - choose three among 12 (I think)Vegetable - choose one between 2Fried noodle/rice - choose one among 4 (I think)So we have a total of 6 dishes, consisting of a little of everything.Here are our choices of today.Snack:…
  • Set Lunch at Coyote Bar and Grill

    Anna
    29 Dec 2014 | 1:21 am
    The bars and bristols situated harmoniously in Wanchai among the residential and commercial buildings.  I live in this area and today I have a day off, so I decided to hop into one of these bars for a lunch.  In fact these bars are full of people at night time for football shows but in day time, they are just like any other ordinary restaurant offering set lunches for the white collars.As far as I notice, their menus rotate almost everyday.  Yesterday I saw Cotoye had a paella set which I wanted to try, but today they switch to another menu.  Anyway, with the money I pay,…
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    ButterBoom

  • Top 10 Boutiques to Visit in Helsinki

    Sidney Koo
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Finnish capital is a city with great style credentials. Designated as World Design Capital in 2012, Helsinki’s trendy and attractive character comes from its pocket-size and hip neighbourhood. A creative hub of 25 streets within walking distance, or by... This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • Art Home: A Secret Private Viewing of Art

    Sidney Koo
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:31 pm
    Green Art, an online art gallery and consultancy is putting the fun into art and making art accessible beyond the usual confines of a physical gallery.  Artist, curator and founder of Green Art has put together a private event called... This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • St. by Olcay Glusen Opens First Store in Hong Kong

    Sidney Koo
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    With its global headquarters in Amsterdam, ST. by Olcay Gulsen is the latest Dutch brand to open their first store in Hong Kong. Hailing from Amsterdam St. by Olcay Gulsen is the brainchild of fashion entrepreneur Olcay Gulsen who created... This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • What’s in Melissa Rubini’s Wardrobe

    Sidney Koo
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:35 pm
    Melissa Rubini is the Fashion Director at InStyle magazine and online platform. She is also a consultant and stylist for some of  big designer brands like Prada, Bergdorf Goodman and H&M. A Brazilian living in New York,  Melissa got her start from... This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • Bernard Buffet The Theory of Line at Opera Gallery

    Sidney Koo
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:13 pm
    Opera Gallery is presenting a solo exhibition called The Theory of Line,  by French artist Bernard Buffet who lived from 1928 – 1999. The exhibition features works that span fifty years of the artist’s illustrious career offering his most celebrated work on the... This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
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    Hong Kong Digital PhotoVision

  • LINE Friends Store Hong Kong

    hkdigit
    11 Aug 2015 | 1:26 am
    HONG KONG – LINE Friends Store Hysan Palce is Hong Kong’s first official store. The space is designed so that people can experience LINE FRIENDS not only as purchasable products but as characters... This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! http://www.hkdigit.net
  • Hong Kong LINE Friends Store Hysan Place Grand Opening

    hkdigit
    10 Aug 2015 | 10:11 pm
    HONG KONG – 8 August, 2015 – LINE Corporation, owner and operator of the free call and messaging app LINE, announced that it open Hong Kong’s first “LINE Friends Store” in Hysan Place,... This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! http://www.hkdigit.net
  • Ng Lai-ying convicted of assaulting Police with Breast

    hkdigit
    5 Aug 2015 | 1:49 am
    30 July, 2015 – HONG KONG : Tuen Mun deputy magistrate Michael Chan Pik-kiu (陳碧橋), who works at a shipping company, convicted 30-year-old Ng Lai-ying (吳麗英) of assaulting a police officer by... This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! http://www.hkdigit.net
  • Times Square Gundam

    hkdigit
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:17 am
    Hong Kong Times Square Gundam Dock exhibition featuring various Gundam model. 2015 Gundam Docks at Hong Kong II XXXG-00W0 Wing Gundam Zero EW RX-0 Unicorn Gundam RX-93 ν Gundam 2013 Gundam Docks at... This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! http://www.hkdigit.net
  • Unicorn Gundam Light Show

    hkdigit
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:29 am
    The 1/3 scale RX-0 Unicorn Gundam Destroy Mode light up Times Square’s open plaza every 30 minutes from 6:00 to 10:00 nightly. A four-minute video show play on the HD screen. Gundam Docks at... This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! http://www.hkdigit.net
 
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  • 我與王維基一起的12年

    尹思哲
    29 Aug 2015 | 11:16 pm
    我與王維基一起的12年。李志堅的職位銜頭是香港電視(港視)製作總監,他在港視主席王維基身邊工作了12年。現在正值香港電視推出網購平台HKTV Mall,還一擲數千萬港元在全港港鐵站賣廣告推銷網購。他說現時是“battle mode Read more: http://ift.tt/1WWa4HP
  • How NewsWhip helps newsrooms track the web’s top-trending stories

    尹思哲
    29 Aug 2015 | 10:16 pm
    If you’re not fast, you’re last — or so the saying goes. In the dizzyingly paced world of online media, that sentiment couldn’t be truer, and it’s something that Ireland-based NewsWhip is setting out to capitalize on. Read more: http://ift.tt/16Dg7Lg
  • Quartz

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    28 Aug 2015 | 7:30 am
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  • Wall St. logs biggest two-day gain since financial crisis

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    27 Aug 2015 | 6:49 pm
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    Hong Kong Travel - What's New?

  • Coming to Hong Kong this September 2015: Mid-Autumn Festival, HK Watch Fair, Races at Happy Valley are Back!

    28 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Lantern Wonderland at Victoria Park Front and center this month are the Mid-Autumn Festival Lantern Carnivals and Celebrations, check out what's going on this month!
  • Yuen Lang Festival "Hungry Ghost Festival" is this Thursday, August 27, 2015

    23 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival Celebration in Sheung Wan Another colorful tradition: The seventh month of the Lunar calendar is considered the "Chinese Ghost Month". On this month, the spirits of the deceased are released and they come back to wander off in the living world. It is said that some spirits may be restless and will have to be appeased, and thus, worshippers will burn paper money and make the usual offerings to make sure they are back in the good graces of their ancestors and any other wandering ghost that may happen to "drop by". Check out the celebrations at parks and plazas…
  • The Hong Kong Computer & Communications Festival Starts This Weekend - August 21-24, 2015

    17 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Organised by the Chamber of Hong Kong Computer Industry (CHKCI), the Hong Kong Computer & Communications Festival is the largest exhibition for the I.T. industry in Hong Kong. And if you're wondering, yes, this is open to the public with items for sale to everyone. This is a very popular festival, everyone interested in computers, gadgets, and anything digital will want to take a look and take a advantage of the many deals offered by the suppliers. When?: Friday to Monday August 21 - 24, 2015 Where?: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Hall 1 How Much?: HK30
  • Slide The City Hong Kong is Coming! - August 22 - 24, 2015Do You Have Your Tickets?

    14 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A gigantic 300 meter long water slide in the waterfront and a massive water party including live music, food and drinks, all manner of spraying, squirting, sliding and splashing fun! When?: August 22 - 24, 2015 Where?: Kai Tak Cruise Terminal How Much? Different packages available from HK120 - HK 480
  • Hong Kong Food Expo starts this week! August 13-17, 2015

    9 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Hong Kong is the city of food, and this annual fair sponsored by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, is the leading food trade event gathering over 900 exhibitors with delicacies and the finest selection of foods from all over the world. Another draw for visitors are the series of special events including cooking demonstrations by prominent chefs, forums on a variety of topics such as nutrition and food safety, and games and competitions throughout the five-day event. When?: August 13-17, 2015 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., last day closes at 6:00 p.m. Public Hall and Gourmet Zones are open…
 
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