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  • 36 schools commended for green efforts

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    22 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Thirty-six secondary schools, primary schools and kindergartens were commended today at the prize presentation ceremony of the Greening School Project Award in recognition of their contributions towards a greener environment.The Leisure & Cultural Services Department provides subsidies to schools to organise greening activities and encourage students to plant more trees and shrubs on campuses under the Greening School Subsidy Scheme.Teachers and students have embraced the scheme since its launch in 2000, with the number of participating schools increasing from around 300 in the first year…
  • Impartial inquiry for assault case

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    21 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen says the Department of Justice will engage independent Senior Counsel to advise on whether to prosecute in a police assault case.Speaking to the media today, Mr Yuen said it will ensure the ultimate recommendation made by the department is independent, and perceived to be independent by the community.He said the department fully appreciates the sensitivity of the case, adding prosecutors will decide whether to proceed with prosecution without taking any political consideration into account.Speaking on the co-location plan for the Express Rail, Mr Yuen said…
  • Beach festival to be held

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    20 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The NT West SUN & Fun @ Tuen Mun Beach Festival 2015 will be held this weekend at Golden Beach and Cafeteria New Beach.Participants can enjoy a host of activities, such as parent-child dances and an 'indie' band show on May 23, and a youth band competition on May 24.Beach concerts will start at 6pm on those two days, featuring artistes and bands including Danny Summer, Joey Tang, Steve Wong, Jun Kung, Jason Chan, Corinna Chamberlain, Det Dik, KillerSoap, Bird of Paradise, J Arie, Phil Lam, Ryan Hui and Kolor.Arts and handicraft stalls and game booths will also be on site.The festival will…
  • Retirement protection meeting held

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    21 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Commission on Poverty held a meeting today, chaired by Chief Secretary Carrie Lam, to discuss retirement protection.Members were briefed on the social security system and the elderly poverty situation in Hong Kong.Statistics showed there has been a marked improvement in the elderly poverty situation since the full implementation of the Old Age Living Allowance in April 2013.The elderly poverty rate saw a drastic decrease of 14.4 percentage points in 2013, down from 44.9% to 30.5%, notably higher than the corresponding decrease recorded in 2012.Among the 290,000 poor elderly people in Hong…
  • HK leads in mediation, IP trading

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    22 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Justice Rimsky YuenIt is my great pleasure to welcome you all to this Intellectual Property Mediation Seminar jointly organised by the Department of Justice and the Intellectual Property Department.Over the years, different institutes and organisations have organised countless seminars and workshops concerning mediation. This seminar, as far as we reckon, is the very first seminar in Hong Kong focusing solely on evaluative mediation for resolving intellectual property, or IP, disputes. Let me briefly explain why the Department of Justice and the Intellectual Property Department…
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  • 36 schools commended for green efforts

    22 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Thirty-six secondary schools, primary schools and kindergartens were commended today at the prize presentation ceremony of the Greening School Project Award in recognition of their contributions towards a greener environment.The Leisure & Cultural Services Department provides subsidies to schools to organise greening activities and encourage students to plant more trees and shrubs on campuses under the Greening School Subsidy Scheme.Teachers and students have embraced the scheme since its launch in 2000, with the number of participating schools increasing from around 300 in the first year…
  • HK leads in mediation, IP trading

    22 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Justice Rimsky YuenIt is my great pleasure to welcome you all to this Intellectual Property Mediation Seminar jointly organised by the Department of Justice and the Intellectual Property Department.Over the years, different institutes and organisations have organised countless seminars and workshops concerning mediation. This seminar, as far as we reckon, is the very first seminar in Hong Kong focusing solely on evaluative mediation for resolving intellectual property, or IP, disputes. Let me briefly explain why the Department of Justice and the Intellectual Property Department…
  • By-election nominations to open

    21 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    By-election nominations for Tai Po District Council San Fu constituency will be accepted from May 28, the Registration & Electoral Office said today.The nomination period will end on June 10. Nomination forms are available at the office's website.A poll will be held on July 19 if there is more than one validly nominated candidate.Call 2891 1001 for enquiries.
  • Impartial inquiry for assault case

    21 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen says the Department of Justice will engage independent Senior Counsel to advise on whether to prosecute in a police assault case.Speaking to the media today, Mr Yuen said it will ensure the ultimate recommendation made by the department is independent, and perceived to be independent by the community.He said the department fully appreciates the sensitivity of the case, adding prosecutors will decide whether to proceed with prosecution without taking any political consideration into account.Speaking on the co-location plan for the Express Rail, Mr Yuen said…
  • Fund plan brings benefits

    21 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury Prof KC Chan says mutual recognition of funds between Hong Kong and the Mainland can drive Hong Kong into being a regional fund management hub.Speaking to reporters today, Prof Chan said the arrangement benefits the fund management industry and betters the connection between the Hong Kong and Mainland markets.He said the move is a healthy development for the market and also conducive to investors.On the funding application for the Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai works, Prof Chan said as there is urgency in the project due to the validity of tender,…
 
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  • Impartial inquiry for assault case

    21 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen says the Department of Justice will engage independent Senior Counsel to advise on whether to prosecute in a police assault case.Speaking to the media today, Mr Yuen said it will ensure the ultimate recommendation made by the department is independent, and perceived to be independent by the community.He said the department fully appreciates the sensitivity of the case, adding prosecutors will decide whether to proceed with prosecution without taking any political consideration into account.Speaking on the co-location plan for the Express Rail, Mr Yuen said…
  • SJ attends rail meeting

    19 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen met officials from the Hong Kong & Macao Affairs Office in Shenzhen today to discuss co-location arrangements for the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link.He said the Central Government and the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region want to ensure the legal framework for the line's co-location complies with the Basic Law.He said both sides believe an arrangement can be achieved towards the end of 2017 when the railway opens.He called on the public not to politicise discussions over the issue.Secretary for Transport &…
  • Gov't aims to settle rail co-location soon

    19 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Government's aim is to have co-location boundary control arrangements ready by the time the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link opens, Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen said today.Speaking before leaving for Shenzhen this morning, he added that the arrangement is important for the rail line's efficiency and the economic benefits it will generate.Mr Yuen is visiting Shenzhen with Secretary for Transport & Housing Prof Anthony Cheung to discuss the co-location arrangements with Hong Kong & Macau Affairs Office officials.
  • 2 arrested for drug trafficking

    18 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Customs officers have arrested two men and seized 16.9kg of cocaine worth $18 million.Officers stopped a man in Wan Chai yesterday and found 5.9kg cocaine on him and in his residence.Officers later arrested another man in Tsim Sha Tsui and seized 11kg of cocaine from a storage unit in Mong Kok and a hotel in Tin Shui Wai.
  • Man charged with drug trafficking

    16 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Customs officers seized about 1.8 kilograms of suspected cocaine, with an estimated street value of about $1.9 million, at Hong Kong International Airport yesterday, and arrested a passenger who had arrived in Hong Kong from Bogota, Colombia through Brazil and Singapore.During customs clearance, officers found a laptop bag and two empty bags inside a suitcase which seemed heavy.  X-ray inspections revealed suspicious images which were suspected cocaine packages concealed inside false compartments of the bags and the suitcase itself.The arrested man, aged 24, who claimed to be a businessman,…
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  • Beach festival to be held

    20 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The NT West SUN & Fun @ Tuen Mun Beach Festival 2015 will be held this weekend at Golden Beach and Cafeteria New Beach.Participants can enjoy a host of activities, such as parent-child dances and an 'indie' band show on May 23, and a youth band competition on May 24.Beach concerts will start at 6pm on those two days, featuring artistes and bands including Danny Summer, Joey Tang, Steve Wong, Jun Kung, Jason Chan, Corinna Chamberlain, Det Dik, KillerSoap, Bird of Paradise, J Arie, Phil Lam, Ryan Hui and Kolor.Arts and handicraft stalls and game booths will also be on site.The festival will…
  • Korea reports MERS cases

    20 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Department of Health is monitoring the first Middle East Respiratory Syndrome cases reported in Korea.They involve a married couple, and another man who had been in contact with the husband.The 68-year-old husband had visited Bahrain and returned to Korea via Qatar. His wife did not travel with him, but had taken care of him on his return.The other man, aged 76, was in the same hospital room as the husband and has now also tested positive for the virus.As Ramadan will begin in mid-June, the department reminded pilgrims preparing to go to Saudi Arabia for Umrah to stay vigilant against the…
  • More US poultry banned

    19 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Centre for Food Safety today banned the import of poultry products, including eggs, from Moody County in South Dakota.The ban was imposed after US authorities announced outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the county.The centre has contacted American authorities and will monitor developments.About 267,000 tonnes of chilled and frozen poultry meat and 530 million poultry eggs were imported to Hong Kong from the US last year.
  • Welfare cases fall 0.3%

    19 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Comprehensive Social Security Assistance caseload stood at 250,436 in April, with a total of 376,990 recipients, a 0.3% drop compared to March, the Social Welfare Department said today.Unemployment cases dipped 0.8% to 17,870, and low-earnings cases fell 1.7% to 7,181.Old age cases decreased 0.3% to 148,262, while ill health cases dropped 0.1% to 24,739.Permanent disability cases remained steady at 18,216.Single parent cases showed a slight increase of 0.1% to 29,317.
  • Dengue vigilance urged

    19 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Centre for Health Protection has urged people to take Dengue fever precautions while in Taiwan due an increase in cases on the island.Taiwan authorities say 190 cases have been recorded so far this year, including 108 local cases. Among them, 101 were recorded in Kaohsiung, while others were noted in Taipei, New Taipei and Taichung.Six additional local and two imported cases were recorded from May 12 to 18, including a cluster of five patients who visited a market in Nanzih, Kaoshiung.There have been 33 imported cases of the disease in Hong Kong so far this year, a 43% increase over last…
 
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  • Retirement protection meeting held

    21 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Commission on Poverty held a meeting today, chaired by Chief Secretary Carrie Lam, to discuss retirement protection.Members were briefed on the social security system and the elderly poverty situation in Hong Kong.Statistics showed there has been a marked improvement in the elderly poverty situation since the full implementation of the Old Age Living Allowance in April 2013.The elderly poverty rate saw a drastic decrease of 14.4 percentage points in 2013, down from 44.9% to 30.5%, notably higher than the corresponding decrease recorded in 2012.Among the 290,000 poor elderly people in Hong…
  • CE welcomes fund plan

    21 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Executive CY Leung today welcomed the mutual recognition of funds arrangement between Hong Kong and the Mainland, saying it facilitates cross-boundary investment.The plan will be implemented on July 1.Mr Leung said it provides an excellent platform to promote the advancement of the asset management industry on the Mainland, which enables both places to enhance their competitiveness in the international asset management arena.He added it further demonstrates Hong Kong's role as the connector between the country and rest of the world.He thanked the Central Government for supporting Hong…
  • By-election nominations to open

    21 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    By-election nominations for Tai Po District Council San Fu constituency will be accepted from May 28, the Registration & Electoral Office said today.The nomination period will end on June 10. Nomination forms are available at the office's website.A poll will be held on July 19 if there is more than one validly nominated candidate.Call 2891 1001 for enquiries.
  • CE Office rejects bogus claim

    20 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    An allegation that Chief Executive CY Leung, as Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong, has intervened in the appointment of the former Law Faculty Dean Prof Johannes Chan as Vice-President is untrue and fabricated.The Chief Executive's Office issued the statement today after the President of the Baptist University Students' Union was quoted in media reports making the claim.The office said a statement had been issued earlier refuting the allegation, while the university has also repeatedly and openly clarified the issue.The office said people should not mislead society and manipulate…
  • CS inspects transport facilities

    20 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Secretary Carrie Lam visited the Transport Department today to inspect its work and meet its staff.Accompanied by Commissioner for Transport Ingrid Yeung, Mrs Lam first toured the Hong Kong Licensing Office in the United Centre in Admiralty to see its various vehicle and driver licensing services.Mrs Lam commended its staff for serving the public with dedication and professionalism.She later met the department’s directorate at its headquarters in Immigration Tower, Wan Chai.She also visited its Emergency Transport Co-ordination Centre.
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  • HK leads in mediation, IP trading

    22 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Justice Rimsky YuenIt is my great pleasure to welcome you all to this Intellectual Property Mediation Seminar jointly organised by the Department of Justice and the Intellectual Property Department.Over the years, different institutes and organisations have organised countless seminars and workshops concerning mediation. This seminar, as far as we reckon, is the very first seminar in Hong Kong focusing solely on evaluative mediation for resolving intellectual property, or IP, disputes. Let me briefly explain why the Department of Justice and the Intellectual Property Department…
  • Multi-pronged strategy to tackle land shortage

    20 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Financial Secretary John TsangIt is my great pleasure to join you all today for the Annual Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Hong Kong, highlighting the theme "Building Hong Kong's Capacity for Sustainable Growth - What can be done to stay competitive?" There is one word in this year's theme, in particular, that has caught my attention.That word is "capacity", and the basic definition of this meaningful word actually goes all the way back to the Middle Ages. It is defined as "the maximum amount that something can hold or produce".In Hong Kong, that "maximum" is…
  • Gov't providing accurate submissions

    19 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Secretary Carrie LamWith the ever-growing elderly population, the Government strives to implement a series of measures to strengthen elderly services on all fronts. The resources committed by the Government to elderly care welfare services have continued to increase in the past years. The relevant recurrent government expenditure has increased from around $3.9 billion in 2010-11 to about $6.8 billion in 2015-16, representing an increase of 73.6%.In line with the policy of promoting "ageing in place as the core, institutional care as back-up", the Government has been making strenuous…
  • Gov't keen to boost health services

    17 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Financial Secretary John TsangThanks to the dedication, commitment and expertise of our healthcare professionals, Hong Kong is blessed with one of the most efficient, one of the most trusted, public hospital services in the world.And you don't have to take my word on that. According to a 2013 Bloomberg study, Hong Kong's healthcare system was rated the most efficient among 48 countries and economies, ahead of in our region Singapore (second), Japan (third) and Australia (seventh).But - there is always a "but" isn't there? And I am sure you are all well acquainted with this "but". Like many…
  • Startups drive business growth

    15 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Gregory SoToday's theme - Corporate Entrepreneurship - happens to be a topic that I am very passionate about. I am truly glad to be here to share my views with you all.To get started, let me first tell you a rather inspiring story: During China's Warring States Period, the real power lied in the hands of feudal lords, people of superior status in the royal family. Among these, the most eminent were known as the Four Princes of the Warring States Period: Lord Pingyuan of Zhao, Lord Xinling of Wei, Lord Chunshen of Chu and Lord Mengchang of…
 
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  • Hong Kong investors eyeing gold prices ahead of property market movement

    22 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    Investors in Hong Kong could see the value of their domestic property assets fall if the Fed increases its base rate Investors in Southeast Asia, and Hong Kong in particular, will have one eye on ...
  • CE welcomes fund plan

    22 May 2015 | 9:39 am
    <br>Chief Executive CY Leung today welcomed the mutual recognition of funds arrangement between Hong Kong and the Mainland, saying it facilitates cross-boundary investment. <br>? ...
  • Retirement protection meeting held

    22 May 2015 | 9:39 am
    <br>The Commission on Poverty held a meeting today, chaired by Chief Secretary Carrie Lam, to discuss retirement protection. <br>? <br>Members were briefed on the social security ...
  • Impartial inquiry for assault case

    22 May 2015 | 9:39 am
    <br>Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen says the Department of Justice will engage independent Senior Counsel to advise on whether to prosecute in a police assault case. <br>? ...
  • Fund plan brings benefits

    22 May 2015 | 9:39 am
    <br>Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury Prof KC Chan says mutual recognition of funds between Hong Kong and the Mainland can drive Hong Kong into being a regional fund ...
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  • Oh so close: Hong Kong miss out on podium at Queen Sirikit Cup golf tournament - South China Morning Post (subscription)

    22 May 2015 | 6:49 pm
    South China Morning Post (subscription)Oh so close: Hong Kong miss out on podium at Queen Sirikit Cup golf tournamentSouth China Morning Post (subscription)The team, comprising reigning World University Championship winner Tiffany Chan Tsz-ching, Isabella Leung Hei-nam and Kitty Tam Yik-ching, finished with a three-day total of nine-over 441 - Hong Kong's lowest in the tournament's 37-year history - as ...Australians in 5th place in Hong Kongiseekgolf.comStrong start for Kiwi golfers in Hong KongYahooXtra Blogs (blog)all 20 news articles »
  • Hong Kong's justice minister defends foreign judges after attack by Beijing ... - South China Morning Post (subscription)

    22 May 2015 | 11:18 am
    South China Morning Post (subscription)Hong Kong's justice minister defends foreign judges after attack by Beijing South China Morning Post (subscription)Foreign judges in the top court demonstrated Hong Kong's adherence to rule of law, the justice minister said yesterday, a month after a Beijing adviser accused them of lacking knowledge of the Basic Law. "At the moment, we are privileged to have more Hong Kong's Not SpecialForeign Policy (blog)1.21 million signatures show public opinion in Hong KongCCTVSJ's speech at 23rd Annual General Meeting of Hong Kong Public…
  • Hong Kong Shaping up to Become the Next Fintech Hub - CoinTelegraph

    22 May 2015 | 10:47 am
    CoinTelegraphHong Kong Shaping up to Become the Next Fintech HubCoinTelegraphEarlier this month in Hong Kong, the Office of the Hon Charles Mok, Legislative Councillor (IT), and the Office of the Hon Kenneth Leung, Legislative Councillor (Accountancy), joined hands and organized a seminar to discuss the opportunities and and more »
  • Two Hong Kong women die after Mini car found idling at side of road - South China Morning Post (subscription)

    22 May 2015 | 8:54 am
    South China Morning Post (subscription)Two Hong Kong women die after Mini car found idling at side of roadSouth China Morning Post (subscription)Police are investigating whether foul play was involved in the death of a 17-year-old girl and her 48-year-old mother who died after being found unconscious in a Mini Cooper in Ma On Shan yesterday. A police source said it did not appear to be suicide.
  • First screenshots of Shadowrun: Hong Kong released - PC Gamer

    22 May 2015 | 8:37 am
    PC GamerFirst screenshots of Shadowrun: Hong Kong releasedPC GamerHere's the first look at Harebrained Schemes' third standalone Shadowrun RPG, courtesy of its new Steam page. The screenshots depict Shadowrun: Hong Kong's setting, which, not coincidentally, is Hong Kong. This new game will feature a brand new crew ...Shadowrun: Hong Kong Gets First Trailer and ScreenshotsGameSpotShadowrun returns again with Shadowrun: Hong KongDestructoidThis is our first look at Shadowrun: Hong Kong in actionVG247Eurogamer.net -Lazygamerall 24 news articles »
 
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  • Litterbugs publicly shamed by DNA

    21 May 2015 | 10:18 pm
    DOES this look like you? This city has had enough of litterbugs. It's collecting their DNA and reconstructing faces to create 'wanted posters'.
  • Rare SNP rs12731181 in the miR-590-3p Target Site of the...

    15 May 2015 | 5:07 am
    From the Key Laboratory of Food Safety Research , Key Laboratory of Nutrition and Metabolism , Institute for Nutritional Sciences, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China; Department of Cardiology, Shanghai Xuhui Central Hospital, Shanghai, China ; Department of Biochemistry and Centre for Genomic Sciences, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China ; Shenzhen Institute of Research & Innovation, The University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China; Orthopedic Institute, Soochow University, Jiangsu, China ; College…
  • China approves 7 more RQFII, QFII investors

    13 May 2015 | 6:38 am
    China approved seven more foreign companies to move money into the country's capital account in April, under its program to liberalize how this account is managed, data from the China Securities Regulatory Commission showed on Wednesday. Six companies were granted approval for the RMB-denominated Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors program last month, taking the number of enterprises under the RQFII program to 152.
  • 'Abandoned' Hong Kong veterans take on Britain

    10 May 2015 | 9:06 am
    Harry Wong, a 50-year-old Hong Kong resident and military veteran who served in the British armed forces, is part of a group heading into battle against their former colonial ruler over their right to live in Britain. Hong Kong military veterans who served in the British armed forces are going into battle against their former colonial ruler over their right to live in Britain.
  • Newly released market study: GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Ltd. (3800) -...

    10 May 2015 | 8:01 am
    It manufactures and supplies polysilicon materials and wafers, and operates renewable energy and cogeneration power plants. The company offers high-quality solar grade and electronic grade/semiconductor grade polysilicon raw materials; and silicon wafers such as p-type and n-type monocrystalline silicon wafers, multi-wafers and quasi-mono wafers for companies operating in the solar industry.
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  • Local quartet to perform in July

    21 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Talented local ensemble Romer String Quartet will perform a selection of classical compositions in July.The programme will feature Haydn's String Quartet in F, Op. 50, No. 5, 'The Dream', Ravel's String Quartet in F, Beethoven's String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 95, 'Serioso' and Malecki's Polish Suite.Named after Hong Kong's native Romer's tree frog, the quartet is a local ensemble formed by musicians all born and raised in the city. It is recognised locally and abroad as one of the most active string quartets in town since its debut in 2013.Presented by the Leisure & Cultural Services…
  • Chao Shao-an expo to open

    21 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Heritage Museum will hold an exhibition to mark the 110th birthday of Prof Chao Shao-an, master of the Lingnan school of painting, from tomorrow.It is jointly organised with the Guangzhou Museum of Art.Under Secretary for Home Affairs Florence Hui officiated at the opening ceremony today.Over 130 of Prof Chao's representative works are featured to offer a comprehensive display of the maestro's lifetime of artistic development and his contributions to the art world.The exhibition will showcase his works from the 1930s to the '90s, covering the subjects of birds and flowers, landscapes,…
  • Oboe recital set for July

    21 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Award-winning oboist Bobby Cheng will stage a recital in July as part of the Leisure & Cultural Services Department's"Our Music Talent Series".To showcase his superb skills, the programme will feature Couperin's Quatrième Concert (from 'Concerts Royaux'), Schumann's Three Romances, Op. 94, Pasculli's Gran Concerto on Themes from Verdi's 'I Vespri Siciliani' and Doráti's Duo Concertante for Oboe and Piano.Hong Kong-born Mr Cheng is a talented young oboist who started learning the woodwind instrument at the age of eight under Yiu Song-lam's tutelage. He has since received award-winning…
  • Young virtuoso to give sheng concert

    18 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Local sheng virtuoso Cheng Ho-kwan will give his first professional solo concert in June.The programme will feature well-known classics from the sheng repertoire including:The Phoenix Spreads its Wings, Song of the Homebound Fishermen, Song of the Axi Tribe, Song of Spring on the Xiang River, Zen and Let's Snap from the repertoire of Nanyang-inspired music, and a brand new commissioned work, La neige de temps.Mr Cheng graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, having majored in the traditional reed instrument under Cheng Tak-wai, with a minor in Chinese percussion under Yim…
  • Shanghai Peking Opera Troupe to perform

    17 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Shanghai Peking Opera Troupe will kick off the Chinese Opera Festival 2015 in June.The troupe will stage three classic performances - Farewell My Concubine, How a Dead Cat was Substituted for a New-born Prince and Sun Wukong's Battle at the Spider's Web Grotto at 7.30pm from June 19 to 21 at the Cultural Centre.Tickets are available at URBTIX. Click here for details.Also at the Cultural Centre, the troupe's president and renowned Peking opera artists Shi Yihong and Li Jun will conduct a talk in Putonghua on Shanghai style opera at 7.30pm on June 18. Admission is free.
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  • SFC advisers named

    21 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Financial Secretary John Tsang, under the authority delegated by the Chief Executive, has appointed three new members and reappointed nine serving members to the Securities & Futures Commission Advisory Committee.New members Jeffrey Chan, Ding Chen and Yin Ke will serve on the committee for two years starting June 1.The Government is confident they will provide independent and professional advice to the commission on policy and market regulation, as they possess operational experience and expertise in financial markets.The outgoing members were also thanked for their contribution to the…
  • FS hails fund recognition plan

    21 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Financial Secretary John Tsang has welcomed the signing of a Memorandum of Regulatory Co-operation related to the mutual recognition of funds arrangement between Hong Kong and the Mainland by the Hong Kong Securities & Futures Commission and the China Securities Regulatory Commission.According to the arrangement, qualified Hong Kong and Mainland funds can be offered directly to retail investors in both markets after obtaining authorisation under streamlined procedures."This is the first mutual recognition of funds arrangement between the Mainland and a market outside the Mainland, which…
  • Fund plan brings benefits

    21 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury Prof KC Chan says mutual recognition of funds between Hong Kong and the Mainland can drive Hong Kong into being a regional fund management hub.Speaking to reporters today, Prof Chan said the arrangement benefits the fund management industry and betters the connection between the Hong Kong and Mainland markets.He said the move is a healthy development for the market and also conducive to investors.On the funding application for the Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai works, Prof Chan said as there is urgency in the project due to the validity of tender,…
  • Consumer prices up 2.8%

    20 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Overall consumer prices rose 2.8% year-on-year in April, down from March's 4.5% increase, the Census & Statistics Department announced today.Netting out the effects of all Government one-off relief measures, the underlying inflation rate was 2.4% compared to 2.8% in March.Year-on-year increases were recorded for electricity, gas and water, meals bought away from home, housing, miscellaneous services, food and miscellaneous goods.Year-on-year decreases were recorded for durable goods, clothing and footwear.The department noted that inflation eased further in March, reflecting slower…
  • Bogus website alert issued

    20 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Monetary Authority has issued an alert on a fraudulent website which purports to be HSBC's official site.It has the domain name new.positio.pl/tmp/HKSBC.The bank has clarified that it has no connection with the site.Anyone who has provided personal information to the website should contact the bank on 2233 3000 and Police on 2860 5012.
 
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  • CS inspects Green Station

    18 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Chief Secretary Carrie Lam visited the Sha Tin Community Green Station today, as Chairman of the Steering Committee to Promote Sustainable Development of Recycling Industry.Mrs Lam and committee members were briefed on the station's functions, which include strengthening environmental education, enhancing green living in the community, and providing logistics support for recycling of materials with lower economic value.The station, the first facility of its kind in Hong Kong, opened on May 12.Mrs Lam said: "The Government will continue to demonstrate its commitment and leadership to tackle…
  • Leap second set for July 1

    18 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A leap second will be added to Co-ordinated Universal Time between 7:59.59am and 8:00.00am Hong Kong time on July 1.Hong Kong standard time, exactly eight hours ahead of Co-ordinated Universal Time, will be delayed by one second.Co-ordinated Universal Time is a stable and even time scale based on the frequency of atomic oscillations in atomic clocks.The astronomical time scale based on the Earth's rotation is another common time scale. As a result of atmospheric circulation and other geophysical events on Earth, the rate of the Earth's rotation is uneven and slowing down.Currently, one second…
  • Regional air quality improves

    17 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Air quality in the Pearl River Delta region improved last year, with decreases recorded in the level of major pollutants.Releasing its 2014 report today, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Pearl River Delta Regional Air Quality Monitoring Network said the average annual concentration levels of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and respirable suspended particulates dropped 11%, 8% and 11% on 2013.However, the average annual concentration level of ozone increased slightly, the report said, calling for further alleviation of the regional photochemical smog problem.To improve regional air quality,…
  • Talks planned to boost energy efficiency

    15 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Secretary for the Environment KS Wong says his bureau will work with key stakeholders in the building management industry to discuss how to boost existing commercial buildings’ energy efficiency.Speaking to reporters today, Mr Wong said existing buildings' designs do not meet modern energy saving standards, and require retrofitting and retro-commissioning to boost their energy performance.The Environment Bureau will have talks with developers, property managers, utilities companies, and professionals to map out ways to accelerate market transformation in this regard, he added.
  • Vehicle emission test fee to rise

    14 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Government today gazetted a proposed fee increase for vehicle emission tests at designated testing centres from August 1.The current fee of $310 was set on a full cost recovery basis in 1998 and has not been revised since then.The new fees will reflect the prevailing costs for serving different types of vehicle.The Environmental Protection Department said the higher fees will not affect vehicle owners who properly maintain their vehicles, but for those who overlook vehicle maintenance and are subject to this emission test, the proposed increase can be a deterrent to negligence.The…
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    Gregory 河國榮 Dare to dream

  • Instagram: 今天為RTHK在廟街一間很舊的餐…

    Gregory 河國榮
    14 May 2015 | 8:06 pm
    Link to original post: Instagram: 今天為RTHK在廟街一間很舊的餐… 今天為RTHK在廟街一間很舊的餐廳拍戲。見到這張亦是很舊的餐牌。一杯奶茶$1.50。正! I'm filming for RTHK today in an old restaurant on Temple Street. Found this old menu. HK milk tea $1.50. Nice! gregory.hk | hokwokwing.hk | heguorong.hk | 河國榮.hk
  • Instagram: 在朋友推介位於新蒲崗的Delig…

    Gregory 河國榮
    14 May 2015 | 12:41 am
    Link to original post: Instagram: 在朋友推介位於新蒲崗的Delig… 在朋友推介位於新蒲崗的Delight咖啡店喝杯鮮煮的港式奶茶 :-) A friend recommended this cafe in San Po Kong; Delight. Have ordered a freshly brewed cup of Hong Kong style milk tea. gregory.hk | hokwokwing.hk | heguorong.hk | 河國榮.hk
  • Instagram: . 有100毛出售 價錢:$8@…

    Gregory 河國榮
    30 Apr 2015 | 6:28 am
    Link to original post: Instagram: . 有100毛出售 價錢:$8@… . 有100毛出售 價錢:$8@1(不包郵) 期數: 002,003,009,011,018,024,037,038,041,048,056,092,093,094,096,097,098,099,100,102 有意請wts64984001:) gregory.hk | hokwokwing.hk | heguorong.hk | 河國榮.hk
  • Instagram: 《天堂之後》 (Beyond P…

    Gregory 河國榮
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:28 am
    Link to original post: Instagram: 《天堂之後》 (Beyond P… 《天堂之後》 (Beyond Paradise) 不得了!好好睇 仲好榮幸同鄭君熾先生(我男神),河國榮先生,温卓妍小姐等一起拍照! 希望佢哋可以睇我哋musical!!!!!!!! gregory.hk | hokwokwing.hk | heguorong.hk | 河國榮.hk
  • Instagram: 我們 # 之 # # 已經遷入香…

    Gregory 河國榮
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:07 pm
    Link to original post: Instagram: 我們 # 之 # # 已經遷入香… 我們 # 之 # # 已經遷入香港大會堂。今天整天做化妝、戲服彩排。 Family # 's original stage musical Paradise # has already moved into the theatre at Hong Kong City Hall in Central. Today will be a full day rehearsal with makeup, costume, everything :-) gregory.hk | hokwokwing.hk | heguorong.hk | 河國榮.hk
 
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    Beneath the Peak

  • FCC Board

    Innettebenningsquirrel
    20 May 2015 | 3:04 pm
    I am honored to join the board of governors of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Hong Kong.
  • 2015 Rugby Sevens—Sat., 28/3

    Innettebenningsquirrel
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:54 am
      More here.
  • Landed (Global) in Tokyo

    Innettebenningsquirrel
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Just back from an excellent week in Tokyo that kicked off on Thursday evening with a presentation to the Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan about the Ten Things You Need to Know Before Buying Property Across International Borders. Thank you to Emil Gorgees and to the ANZCCJ’s Kitaoka-san  and Sakaue-san for organizing the event. On Monday, October 20, I joined a panel discussion about the construction quality of Japanese homes. The event was hosted by the Urban Land Institute and moderated by John Mader of Lend Lease (behind lectern). The panel included Richard Koo…
  • Presentations

    Innettebenningsquirrel
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:14 pm
    On Tuesday, I spoke on a panel discussion about buying property in the United States organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. The event, which  featured Jennifer Anderson from KPMG and Sam Van Horebeek from East-West Property Advisors, drew a full house. You can listen to my presentation and read a transcript here. On October 16, I will be in Tokyo making a presentation to the Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce about buying property across international borders.  Full details and registration here. I will be making another presentation during my Tokyo trip.
  • Landed Global in the Financial Times

    Innettebenningsquirrel
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:11 pm
    I have written a three-part series for the Financial Times about buying property across international borders. You can read the first installment here.
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  • 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…
  • Hong Kong not so good- HKIA North Satellite Concourse

    Chris
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:20 am
    There’s not too much wrong with Hong Kong International Airport.  Apart from the North Satellite Concourse, that is. It was opened more than 5 years ago (for smaller plans such as the A320 / A321), and yet the only way to get there (or back) is by taking a shuttle bus across the apron…. …which is also used by large planes. As the planes take priority, the buses often get delayed on the tarmac.  And it doesn’t take much for the whole system to grind to a halt.  Recently I had a lengthy wait for a bus to arrive, and then, once it departed, it moved just a few hundred metres - and we…
  • Spotify Connectjust because we can

    Chris
    10 Apr 2015 | 9:50 am
    In the fine tradition of technology that is “designed” to do random things for no good reason at all.  Ladies and Gentlemen, Spotify Connect – playing music on another device.  Why would I want my mobile phone to start playing music from my computer?  It’s not big, it’s not clever and please stop it.
  • All true, obviously

    Chris
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:23 am
    Over the New Year holiday, CCTV-4 has been showing the full 48 hours of Deng Xiaoping at History's Crossroads.  My favourite bits (i.e. the only stuff I can understand) are the cameo appearances by Robert Maxwell, Ted Heath, Margaret Thatcher and a Governor or two.  And only one of them looked anything like the real person.  The there’s the stilted dialogue…and some of the scenes were totally fictitious.  We see Thatcher having a cordial meeting with Ted Heath (in 1982?), where she asks him “as her old friend”  to talk to Deng about Hong Kong.  Rather unlikely, given that…
  • Closed shop

    Chris
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:48 am
    The SCMP reports that Page One in Causeway Bay has closed (Bookshop at end of last chapter in Times Square), though it seems possible that it may re-open if space can be found.  So not really the end of the last chapter, then. The one in TST moved recently and became a “concept store”.  At first sight it appears to have become a magazine store with a few books, but hidden away upstairs is a reasonable size bookstore. The concept, of course, is high-priced books, but the SCMP seems not to have picked up on that: [T]he closure of its Causeway Bay branch signaled wider difficulty for…
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  • back in time

    18 May 2015 | 11:03 pm
    The question of whether they would have backed the US entering into war with Iraq, knowing what they do now, has been a stumbling block for almost all of the republican candidates. If you listen carefully enough through all of the weaving and ducking, you will find that most of the candidates eventually reveal their real feelings about the matter. Many have the Dick Cheney approach, which echoes Machiavelli: the ends justified the means. Sending so many trusting, young men and women into war was justified because it deposed Saddam Hussein.If that is the case, then I feel that we should look…
  • gone spear fishing

    11 May 2015 | 11:17 pm
    While scrolling through Facebook I came across a mildly controversial post from a friend. My friend is ex-military, works in the finance industry and wears conservative clothing even during leisure time so I was more than mildly surprised to see him posting a moderately liberal viewpoint.Apparently I wasn't the only one surprised, and in the case of another friend of his, the surprise was not pleasant. This other man vehemently disagreed with my friend and then continued on a rant for five or six posts before even receiving a response, at which point he went off the deep end, in my humble…
  • work it

    7 May 2015 | 11:08 pm
    I remember as a teenager, viewing my mother's clothing catalogs that featured business attire for women. My mother, an accountant, wore nice blouses and skirts to work but on occasion she had a couple of beautiful, feminine suits. She looked good in suits. Me, not so much. With my rugby physique, the shoulder pads make me look like I'm trying to bring the eighties back, and yet my traps and delts are not enough that I can go without shoulder pads. While Hong Kong is the best place to have a custom made suit, I have yet to convince myself that it is worth the investment just so I don't look…
  • paddles up

    27 Apr 2015 | 10:45 pm
    This Sunday was my first dragonboat race with my second team. My first team is a merely social team that only participates in the big Stanley event but I love them too much to leave the team. I joined the second team because I wanted to be more serious about my paddling skills and boy did I have to be careful what I wished for. My second team is dead serious about wanting to win. I told SB not to come out and support me because I wasn't sure if I would be allowed any time to socialize between the team talks and warm ups. These pictures were taken from the team's Facebook page because I didn't…
  • ankles bites

    23 Apr 2015 | 11:11 pm
    A year and a half ago I noticed a trend for short pants. This trend seemed especially popular with the hipster males in my office but soon it caught on to the general male population. I tried not to notice the ridiculous suits that were being worn. Some men preferred to show flair in exposing colorful and wildly patterned socks under their raised trouser cuffs, but more men were entirely forgoing socks. This was and still is the absolute worst. My eyes are assaulted every day by expanses of hairy ankles being exposed between where the pointy, pimp shoes end and where the skinny short pant…
 
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    hkob: hong kong or bust!

  • Quantum Vision System See Clearly Means Improving Your Vision the Natural Way Hkob Hong Kong

    18 May 2015 | 8:19 am
    That eye is one of most important internal organs inside the human body. Regular visits to the eye doctor and basic measures taken in between visits could help a person improve eyesight. You see, prime reasons for eyesight getting damaged include sitting very shut in order to TV screens and also looking at computer monitors for longer hours. And yet fear not. Here are some pointers to help with eyesight improvement.In 1996, 4 individuals - two optometrists, a psychologist plus a nuclear chemist - authored the book. This book was to end up being the basis of a system which was marketed as an…
  • About Deep The Brain Stimulator Method Hkob Hong Kong

    7 May 2015 | 10:20 am
    This post will discuss concerning a few of the information one did not know about deep brain stimulation. These tend to be just pointers to show a person how far it has advanced plus what that key difference around deep brain stimulation and also other forms of mind regression therapy that can benefit you in both your personal and professional lifetime.Fact number 1: This particular method is likely through the utilize concerning relatively simplistic tech. Get the images of involved as well as complicated mental products and machinery from your head, to achieve something as complex and…
  • Their question now is actually: how will one receive selected biochemical elements in his system?

    29 Mar 2015 | 9:08 am
    Anybody whom claims in which size are unimportant is actually usually your loser that cannot understand that you CAN reach your penis larger. In fact, much concerning developments in the reported subject posses taken destination in the final few months and also ages. Truth be told there had been a event when your opportunity concerning growing your size of your own male organ is exclusively your pipe fantasy. However, being a result of the cutting advantage findings in health relevant control, this dream is becoming a proper possibility. You are in a position to make the penis larger in your…
  • Energy of Deep Brain Stimulation Hkob

    10 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    We're capable of understanding our thoughts and forming logical conclusions in all of our heads. However present are a large part of our minds that we need no control over. This part usually applies its influences in random areas of the lives, regardless of whether we including that it otherwise not. And we come across ourselves unable to control the have minds, our own habits, actions, actions, desires, fears, plus choices. These uncontrollable processes of that mind are all the works of the subconscious mind, a effective state of consciousness in which we posses no access to as well as yet…
  • Vitiligo Oil Treatment Popular in Hong Kong

    1 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Vitiligo treatment is most popular in Hong Kong Vitiligo treatment be clearly know that Remedy Vitiligo oil is a generalized irregularity of 1st immune device and it results in localized indication in the kind of pale white spots in the skin. And, it is smart not to waste your time and money in the search of irreversible generalised vitiligo oil treatments. Listed below here is a brief contrast of Herbal vitiligo Oil vs various other treatment.You will hardly locate a human that has actually attempted a prescription healthcare for Vitiligo and is very satisfied concerning it. It would…
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    Asia Sentinel

  • The Rohingya: Where They Came From

    Lin Neumann
    22 May 2015 | 5:34 am
    The crisis that has enveloped Myanmar’s luckless Rohingya has been years in the making. They are hardly interlopers, with some of them having settled in Arakan Province, also known as Rakhine, on Myanmar’s west coast since at least the 15th century. But as with so many modern-day conflicts, much of today’s tensions stem from colonial […] The post The Rohingya: Where They Came From appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
  • BOOM! Indonesia Blows Up 41 Foreign Fishing Boats

    Lin Neumann
    22 May 2015 | 4:57 am
    Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s order to blow up 41 illegal foreign fishing vessels this week pretty much redraws the country’s boundaries as far as illegal fishing is concerned, and serves notice to the region that he means business. The boats were sent to the bottom on Thursday, May 21, and included five from Vietnam, two […] The post BOOM! Indonesia Blows Up 41 Foreign Fishing Boats appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
  • China Ignores an Important SEA Conference

    Asia Sentinel
    21 May 2015 | 10:05 pm
    One of the most important conferences in Southeast Asia — the Shangri-La Dialogue — will take place at the end of May in Singapore without what should be its most important participant – China. Representatives of 15 nations plus the European Union will be there.  China won’t be. Given that topics to be discussed include […] The post China Ignores an Important SEA Conference appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
  • Holding Back Women Holds Back Progress

    Asia Sentinel
    21 May 2015 | 4:17 am
    Developing country progress cannot be realized unless governments also recognize bodily autonomy and sexual rights, especially for those who are marginalized and seldom heard from or are even visible, according to a Bangkok conference on rights issues, with women and girls among key populations whose rights are regularly violated to the point where it holds […] The post Holding Back Women Holds Back Progress appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
  • Southeast Asia Braces for El Niño Drought, Crop Losses

    Our Correspondent
    21 May 2015 | 3:41 am
    The post Southeast Asia Braces for El Niño Drought, Crop Losses appeared first on Asia Sentinel.
 
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    ButterBoom

  • Bottega Veneta Cruise 15 Collection

    Roxanne Wentworth
    21 May 2015 | 9:51 pm
    Botegga Veneta the purveyor of understated luxury is going bold this season with colours, think bright separates designed for the working woman’s needs. Think stylish blazers in the brightest red, purple cigarette leg trousers and feminine pleated skirts in wine hues. The... This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • MSGM Opens in Hong Kong

    SC
    21 May 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Italian brand MSGM opens its first-ever overseas boutique in Hong Kong. The new store is  located in Causeway Bay on Paterson Street.  MSGM was founded in 2008 by Italian designer Massimo Giorgetti. He was selected by Vogue as one of... This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • Whats in Store at Theory

    Roxanne Wentworth
    20 May 2015 | 9:12 pm
    Minimalist chic is the name of the game at Theory and this summer the brand are sticking to their winning formulae with a versatile collection that is both stylish and professional. For summer 2015 the focus is set firmly on... This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • The EcoChic Design Award 2015/16 Open for Entries

    SC
    20 May 2015 | 6:00 pm
    The EcoChic Design Award 2015/16 is officially open and calling on emerging designers to summit their entries. This sustainable fashion design competition is organised by waste-reducing fashion NGO Redress. This is the fifth year cycle for the award, which will... This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
  • The Affordable Art Fair, 22-24 May 2015

    Sidney Koo
    19 May 2015 | 9:45 pm
    The Affordable Art Fair kicks off their 3rd edition in Hong Kong tomorrow night and will run for 3 days till the weekend. Over 1,000s artists from all over the world will be showcasing their work and over 130 galleries will be... This post first appeared on ButterBoom.
 
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    Hong Kong Travel - What's New?

  • Buddha Birthday Celebrations - Monday May 25, 2015

    23 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Buddha Birthday celebrations vary from place to place according to the different schools of the faith that have developed, but regardless, the birthday of Lord Buddha remains one of the largest Buddhist festivals, and in Hong Kong it is a National Holiday. One of the major celebrations in Hong Kong takes place at the Po Lin Monastery in Lantau Island where the Tian Tan Big Buddha sits nearby and at the Hong Kong Coliseum where the Hong Kong Buddhist Association sponsors a host of Events to commemorate the occasion.
  • Dragon Boat Warm Up Races Tomorrow!

    22 May 2015 | 2:40 am
    The Dragon Boat Festival is fast approaching and the Stanley Dragon Boat Warm Up Races are the perfect prelude to the most anticipated Dragon Boat International Championships coming up on June 20, 2015. This is a great chance to take a peek at what is to come. The Warm Up races differ a bit from the regular races, the course is shorter and the number of paddlers is limited to 18, but although on a smaller scale, it is still a very exciting fun-filled day of dragon boat racing with the same action-packed festival atmosphere and enthusiasm as the main event. When?: May 23, 2015, 8:00 a.m. -…
  • Cheung Chau Bun Festival Is Here!

    22 May 2015 | 2:21 am
    Bun Towers, Lion Dances, Lively Parades, and the Bun Scrambling Contest ...a colorful and unique Hong Kong Festival May 22-26, 2015 The Cheung Chau Bun Festival is one of the liveliest and certainly one-of-a-kind of Hong Kong Festivals, full of folklore and tradition and set in picturesque Cheung Chau Island, just a short ferry ride from the city. Celebrations culminate on Monday, the 25th of May. To accomodate the upsurge of traffic, First Ferry will provide additional sailings in the ferry route plying between Central and Cheung Chau.
  • Mark Your Calendars! China announces September 3, 2015 one-off holiday to commemorate victory in WWII

    14 May 2015 | 4:44 am
    China's State Council yesterday announced that September 3 will be a national holiday this year to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, or more importantly, the allied victory over Japan. Workers will get three days off from September 3 to September 5 (Thursday-Saturday). As it goes in China, Sunday, September 6 will be a work make-up day. Hong Kong's Labour Department followed suit by announcing yesterday that it would submit a bill to the Legislative Council later this month to make the day, a Thursday, a holiday so people could take part in commemorative activities. "The…
  • Happy Mother's Day!

    10 May 2015 | 1:39 am
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