Pragmatic progress for Hengqin

The construction of Hengqin will be progressed in four directions in a “pragmatic” manner, Secretary for Administration and Justice André Cheong said yesterday in Beijing.

CE pledges efforts to achieve initial 2024 goals in Hengqin plan

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng highlighted the significance of the plan to boost the development of the Guangdong-Macao in-depth cooperation zone in Hengqin and its role

Hong Kong offers new visa to woo talent amid brain drain: policy address

Chief Executive John Lee said the new Top Talent Pass Scheme will allow those earning an annual salary of 2.5 million Hong Kong dollars ($318,472) or above and graduates from the world’s top universities to work or pursue opportunities in the city for two years.

Macau entrepreneur sees new possibilities for Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hengqin

In the past three years in Hengqin, I see more young people from Macau come, since the local government has created an environment to spur innovation

GBA | Guangdong to promote infrastructure implementing HK, Macau rules

Guangdong is pledging to boost efforts to advance the development of Hengqin and Qianhai cooperation zones, improve working mechanisms and policy systems, and give new reform

Greater Bay Area establishes international IT association

Hong Kong, Guangdong and Macau have jointly launched the Greater Bay Area (GBA) International Information Technology Association, holding an inauguration ceremony to celebrate the occasion. The association aims to boost the

Xi urges higher-quality growth in swing through China’s south

President Xi Jinping urged a greater focus on quality to overcome increased global uncertainty, as he began a sweep through China’s southern manufacturing powerhouse of Guangdong. The Chinese leader made his latest pitch

HKSAR mulls reopening borders to Macau, mainland

The Hong Kong government is getting ready to reopen cross-border travel between the mainland and Macau – a move that has long been postponed due to the third wave of

New Hengqin Port opens to public

The new Hengqin border checkpoint officially opened to the public yesterday after an opening ceremony organized by the Macau SAR government and the Zhuhai government. Named Hengqin Port, the checkpoint has

Guangzhou most favorite city for college grads    in China

Guangzhou, South China’s Guangdong province, has become university graduates’ most favorite city in China. China’s financial center Shanghai and capital Beijing have become the graduates’ second and third choices

Hong Kong | Carrie Lam says she still hasn’t seen draft security law

Hong Kong’s leader acknowledged that she still hasn’t seen a full draft of China’s pending national security legislation, even though the measure could be handed down

Risk of avian influenza rises in overstocked Guangdong farms

Poultry and fish farms in neighboring Guangdong province are at greater risk of an avian influenza outbreak, according to the local agricultural authority, because of accumulated food stock that producers

HKEX faces tough year with China links in flux

Hong Kong’s exchange faces a challenging year as the spreading coronavirus chokes off deals, adding more urgency to its efforts to convince Beijing to further open its markets

Hong Kong | Schools won’t reopen before at least March 16

Hong Kong will extend school closures at least to March 16 due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus, Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung said in a briefing yesterday.

Hong Kong | Landlords start to slash retail rents as virus bites

Hong Kong’s biggest landlords have begun to slash rents for their commercial tenants as retailers struggle amid the spreading coronavirus. Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd., the city’s largest

China’s new HK boss used to rip crosses from churches

China named an official known for tearing crosses from the roofs of churches to lead the agency that oversees Hong Kong, in the biggest shakeup yet after months of

Hong Kong | Virus puts protests on ice. Will they return?

The crowd lining up recently on a cold, dark Hong Kong street wasn’t part of the anti-government protest movement that rocked the semi-autonomous Chinese territory for months. Their demand: surgical masks,

Alibaba blocked from Hong Kong stock link to China

Investors betting on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s inclusion in a program allowing mainland Chinese investors to buy its shares in Hong Kong could be in for a disappointment. China’s largest e-commerce

HK’s richest tycoon gives $13 million to battle virus

The charity of Hong Kong’s richest man donated HKD100 million ($13 million) to help Wuhan, the city at the epicenter of China’s coronavirus outbreak. The money from Li Ka Shing Foundation

Virus cases in HK apartments recall SARS memories

The diagnosis of four people living in a single Hong Kong apartment block who were sickened by a new virus is prompting worried comparisons with the deadly SARS pandemic of

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