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Border bans due to Omicron variant 'too late': Scientists
Hong Kong, Dec 5 (IANS) While more than 50 countries have stepped up border controls in the wake of the Omicron variant of coronavirus, but scientists say travel restrictions have come too late and could even slow studies of the new super mutant.
2021-12-05
Category: International, Hong Kong,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
HK to tighten boarding requirements for 8 S.Africa countries
Hong Kong, Nov 27 (IANS) The Hong Kong government has announced that the boarding and quarantine requirements for those arriving from eight countries in southern Africa will be tightened from Saturday.
2021-11-27
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine
Hong Kong hosts 1st Asia Summit on Global Health
Hong Kong, Nov 25 (IANS) The first Asia Summit on Global Health (ASGH) has opened at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center under the theme of "Shaping a Resilient and Sustainable Future".
2021-11-25
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine,Politics
5.6-magnitude quake hits 298 km SW of Bluff, New Zealand: USGS
Hong Kong, Nov 5 (IANS) An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 jolted 298 km South-west of Bluff, New Zealand, at 16:36:53 GMT on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said.
2021-11-05
Category: International, Hong Kong,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HK to invest $30.8bn on climate change mitigation
Hong Kong, Oct 9 (IANS) The Hong Kong government has announced that it will invest about HK$240 billion ($30.8 billion) in the next 15 to 20 years to take forward various measures on climate change mitigation and adaptation.
2021-10-09
Category: International, Hong Kong,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Amended national flag, emblem bill comes into effect in HK
Hong Kong, Oct 9 (IANS) The National Flag and National Emblem (Amendment) Ordinance was published in the Gazette and came into effect in Hong Kong.
2021-10-09
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK begins 1st polls after improvements to electoral system
Hong Kong, Sep 19 (IANS) The 2021 Election Committee's subsector ordinary polls in Hong Kong started on Sunday, the first election after the improvements to Hong Kong's electoral system earlier this year.
2021-09-19
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Google gave some users' data to HK authorities in 2020: Report
Hong Kong, Sep 12 (IANS) Tech giant Google has reportedly provided some users' data to the Hong Kong government last year, despite promising it would not process such data requests from authorities, the media reported.
2021-09-12
Category: International, Hong Kong,Technology,Politics
Liaison Office supports HK police in strictly enforcing law
Hong Kong, Sep 8 (IANS) The Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) said on Wednesday that it firmly supports the Hong Kong police in investigating and dealing with the anti-China group, the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, and its leading members in accordance with the law.
2021-09-08
Category: International, Hong Kong,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Hong Kong police arrest 4 members of 'anti-China' group
Hong Kong, Sep 8 (IANS) The Hong Kong police on Wednesday arrested four people on suspicion of breaching the national security law.
2021-09-08
Category: International, Hong Kong,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
China faces flight of manpower, capital from Hong Kong
Hong Kong, Aug 29 (IANS) A survey has China worried about growing disillusionment among the residents of Hong Kong and the possibility of the island nation staring at a population exodus eventually exceeding a million at the end of the next five years.
2021-08-29
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
60% of HK's eligible population get at least 1 Covid jab
Hong Kong, Aug 29 (IANS) About 60 per cent of Hong Kong's eligible population, or 4.06 million, have received at least one shot of a Covid-19 vaccine so far, half a year after the inoculation began, official data revealed.
2021-08-29
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine
Nicole Kidman reportedly enters Hong Kong quarantine-free to film
Hong Kong, Aug 20 (IANS) Hollywood star Nicole Kidman has got a quarantine waiver from the Hong Kong authorities which has drawn criticism from local residents.
2021-08-20
Category: International, Hong Kong,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Bell's palsy risk post Pfizer Covid vax very rare: Lancet
Hong Kong, Aug 17 (IANS) The risk of rare Bell's palsy after taking Pfizer's Covid vaccination is very less, finds a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, suggesting that the protective effects of the vaccines far outweigh the risk.
2021-08-17
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Global suicide deaths up by 20K in last 30 years: Study
Hong Kong, Aug 17 (IANS) The overall global death toll from suicide has risen by nearly 20,000 in the last 30 years, despite a significant fall in age-specific suicide rates during this period, finds an analysis of international data.
2021-08-17
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Covid restrictions, screens raised myopia in children: Study
Hong Kong, Aug 3 (IANS) Significant curbs on time spent outdoors and sharp rise in screen time during the coronavirus pandemic have led to the rise in childhood short-sightedness, also known as myopia, suggests a study.
2021-08-03
Category: International, Hong Kong,Education,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Inhalable dry antiviral powder may be effective against Covid
Hong Kong, July 28 (IANS) A team of researchers has developed an inhalable dry powder formulation of tamibarotene -- a repurposed drug -- which has showed broad-spectrum antiviral activity against SARS-CoV-2, MERS-CoV and influenza A H1N1 virus following pulmonary delivery in animal models.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Hong Kong,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Over 3mn people get at least 1 Covid vax shot in HK
Hong Kong, July 26 (IANS) More than 3 million people in Hong Kong have received at least one shot of a Covid-19 vaccine, accounting for 44.2 per cent of the eligible population, according to official data.
2021-07-26
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine
Number of visitors to HK remains low
Hong Kong, July 15 (IANS) The number of inbound visitors to Hong Kong remained at a low level in June as restrictions over cross-border travel were still in place amid the Covid-19 epidemic.
2021-07-15
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Tech giants threaten to quit HK over proposed data laws
Hong Kong, July 6 (IANS) Facebook, Twitter and Google have warned the Hong Kong government that they could stop operating in the territory if officials proceed with planned changes to data protection laws that could make them liable for the malicious sharing of individuals' information online, The WSJ reported.
2021-07-06
Category: International, Hong Kong,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
HK to suspend passenger flights from Britain
Hong Kong, June 29 (IANS) The Hong Kong government has announced that from July 1, all passenger flights from Britain will be suspended in view of the latest Covid-19 situation in the latter country.
2021-06-29
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Hong Kong's longest railway line to open fully
Hong Kong, June 27 (IANS) Tuen Ma Line, the longest railway line in Hong Kong, will fully open on Sunday, running through the eastern and western New Territories and Kowloon.
2021-06-27
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK to tighten quarantine requirements for UK arrivals
Hong Kong, June 25 (IANS) The Hong Kong government announced that the quarantine requirements for persons arriving from the UK will be tightened from June 28.
2021-06-25
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK's tabloid Apple Daily announces closure
Hong Kong, June 23 (IANS) In a major setback to media freedom in Hong Kong, its largest pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily has announced its closure.
2021-06-23
Category: International, Hong Kong,Media,Politics
Pfizer Covid vax provides higher antibody levels than Sinovac: Study
Hong Kong, June 20 (IANS) People who got Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine showed "substantially higher" levels of antibodies compared to those who received China's Sinovac shots, according to a new study.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine
Carrie Lam urges HK residents to get vaccinated
Hong Kong, June 13 (IANS) Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Sunday urged residents of the city to get vaccinated against Covid-19 in an effort to allow the global financial hub to return to normal at an early date.
2021-06-13
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
New Covid wave in Asia to worsen global chip shortage: Report
Hong Kong, June 13 (IANS) A fresh wave of Covid-19 in Asia where vaccination is still in early stages can further worsen the global chip supply chain, the media reported.
2021-06-13
Category: International, Hong Kong,Business/Economy,Technology
Jimmy Lai appears in HK court again for illegal assembly
Hong Kong, June 12 (IANS) Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai has again appeared in a court here along with 19 other defendants for their involvement in an illegal assembly in 2020.
2021-06-12
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Organiser of HK Tiananmen Square massacre vigil arrested
Hong Kong, June 4 (IANS) Chow Hang Tung, vice-chairwoman of the group responsible for organising a banned candlelit vigil in Hong Kong last year to commemorate the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, was arrested on Friday.
2021-06-04
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Cargo ship catches fire in HK
Hong Kong, June 3 (IANS) A fire broke out aboard a cargo ship in the waters south of Tsing Yi in Hong Kong. local time, according to the government.
2021-06-03
Category: International, Hong Kong,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Over 1mn HK residents fully inoculated against Covid
Hong Kong, May 31 (IANS) About 1 million Hong Kong residents have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 since the city began its inoculation drive against the virus on February 26, according to authorities.
2021-05-31
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine
Hong Kong's 4th Covid wave ends: Expert
Hong Kong, May 30 (IANS) Yuen Kwok-yung, a government adviser and professor of the University of Hong Kong, said that after reviewing some recent confirmed Covid cases, it is believed that the fourth wave of the pandemic in the city has ended.
2021-05-30
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine,Politics
HK residents will require vaccination to travel
Hong Kong, May 23 (IANS) Hong Kong residents will need to get vaccinated against Covid-19 if they want to travel abroad, Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on on Sunday.
2021-05-23
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK Disneyland posts $348mn net loss
Hong Kong, May 18 (IANS) The Hong Kong Disneyland Resort has reported a net loss of HK$2.7 billion ($348 million) in the fiscal year 2020 as its theme park was closed for nearly 60 per cent of the year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-18
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK to shorten quarantine period for vaccinated visitors
Hong Kong, May 8 (IANS) Hong Kong will shorten the quarantine period from May 12 for inbound visitors who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Jailed HK activist sentenced to further 10 months
Hong Kong, May 6 (IANS) Jailed Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong was on Thursday sentenced to another 10 months in prison for taking part in an unsanctioned protest last year to mark the anniversary of China's crackdown on the democracy movement on June 4, 1989.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Hong Kong's jobless rate retreats from 17-year high
Hong Kong, April 23 (IANS) Hong Kong's jobless rate declined in the first quarter of this year as the pressure on the labor market began to ease due to an abating Covid-19 epidemic, official data showed.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK to temporarily ban flights from India, Pak, Philippines
Hong Kong, April 19 (IANS) The Hong Kong government has announced its decision to ban commercial passenger flights from India, Pakistan and the Philippines for 14 days from Tuesday as these countries were "extremely high-risk for Covid-19".
2021-04-19
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine
HK-based airline bans Vivo phones post airport fire: Report
Hong Kong, April 13 (IANS) After cargo pallets containing Vivo Y20 smartphones caught fire at Hong Kong airport this week, a major cargo airline has reportedly announced a ban on Vivo phones.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Hong Kong,Technology
10,242 arrested over HK social unrest
Hong Kong, April 9 (IANS) The Hong Kong government's Department of Justice said that 10,242 people have been arrested between June 9, 2019 and February 28, 2021 over the social unrest in city, of which 2,521 are undergoing judicial proceedings.
2021-04-09
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Number of multi-millionaires in Hong Kong reaches new high
Hong Kong, April 9 (IANS) A survey released by Citibank Hong Kong showed that the number of multi-millionaires in Hong Kong has reached 515,000, up 2.18 per cent compared with the previous survey released in September last year.
2021-04-09
Category: International, Hong Kong,Business/Economy
4 jailed for rioting, illegal assembly at HK airport
Hong Kong, April 1 (IANS) Four men involved in the 2019 rioting and illegal assembly at the Hong Kong International Airport were sentenced to imprisonment for 13 to 45 months by a local court.
2021-04-01
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK to ease some Covid curbe
Hong Kong, March 29 (IANS) Hong Kong will ease some Covid-19 control measures from leisure facility closures to travel restrictions as new infections have continued to drop and an increasing number of residents have received the vaccine, a top official said here on Monday.
2021-03-29
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
'Most rated infra and project finance Cos can manage bond refinancing risks through 2023'
Hong Kong, March 25 (IANS) Most rated infrastructure and project finance companies can manage their bond refinancing risks through 2023, because the bond maturities are highly skewed towards investment-grade companies, which tend to have strong access to funding, Moody's Investors Service said in a research report on Thursday.
2021-03-25
Category: International, Hong Kong,Business/Economy
'Most rated infra and project finance Cos can manage bond refinancing risks through 2023'
Hong Kong, March 25 (IANS) Most rated infrastructure and project finance companies can manage their bond refinancing risks through 2023, because the bond maturities are highly skewed towards investment-grade companies, which tend to have strong access to funding, Moody's Investors Service said in a research report on Thursday.
2021-03-25
Category: International, Hong Kong,Business/Economy
Strong smartphone biz helps Xiaomi log solid growth in 2020
Hong Kong, March 24 (IANS) Xiaomi on Wednesday reported a robust performance driven by its smartphone business last year, with a total revenue of 245.9 billion yuan (nearly $37.7 billion) which is an increase of 19.4 per cent (on-year) and net profit of 13 billion yuan (nearly $2 billion).
2021-03-24
Category: International, Hong Kong,Business/Economy,Technology
HK's Lam receives 2nd Covid shot
Hong Kong, March 22 (IANS) Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam was administered the second shot of the Covid-19 vaccine on Monday after which she urged residents of the city to actively get the jab in an effort to return to normal lives soon.
2021-03-22
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine
2mn signatures collected to improve HK's electoral system
Hong Kong, March 22 (IANS) More than 2 million signatures were collected in Hong Kong in support of improving the city's electoral system during an 11-day campaign.
2021-03-22
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK probes death of chronically ill man after inoculation
Hong Kong, March 3 (IANS) Hong Kong's public health authorities are investigating the death of a chronically ill man with two days after he received the first shot of the Covid-19 vaccine, the Department of Health said on Wednesday.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine
47 HK activists charged with 'subversion'
Hong Kong, March 1 (IANS) Police in Hong Kong have charged 47 activists, who were arrested in January, for "conspiring to subvert state power".
2021-03-01
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics