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# Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a metropolitan area and special administrative region of the People's Republic of China on the eastern Pearl River Delta of the South China Sea. Checkout this section for curated News, Articles & Videos related to Hong Kong, reported worldwide by trusted media sources.

Hong Kong is a metropolitan area and special administrative region of the People's Republic of China on the eastern Pearl River Delta of the South China Sea. Checkout this section for curated News, Articles & Videos related to Hong Kong, reported worldwide by trusted media sources.

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Raising statutory holidays from 12 to 17 by 2030 the ‘most acc...

Raising Hong Kong statutory holidays gradually from 12 to 17 by 2030 is the “most acceptable proposal” for employers and workers, the city’s labour minister has said, adding that further debate on the issue will yield no consensus.Secretary of Lab...


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Hong Kong Covid-19 fourth wave: Lunar New Year flower markets ...

Hong Kong’s traditional Lunar New Year flower markets will be open for the festive period but with crowd-control measures, officials have said in a U-turn over an earlier decision to ban the annual event amid the coronavirus pandemic.Secretary for...


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Lawyers for Hong Kong government argue Beijing’s decision endo...

A decision by China’s top legislative body is “as good as binding” in Hong Kong, even without a formal interpretation of the Basic Law, lawyers for the local government argued in the Court of Appeal on Tuesday.Benjamin Yu SC made the assertion in ...


COVID-19: Hong Kong extends social distancing measures

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Hong Kong will extend its social distancing measures until the end of the month, as the city grapples with a growing coronavirus outbreak in Kowloon. Another 56 infections have been recorded, nearly all of which are locally transmitted. Professor ...


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Hong Kong fourth wave: South Asian residents, concern groups o...

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has sought to reassure members of ethnic minority groups caught up in an escalating Covid-19 outbreak in Hong Kong’s Yau Tsim Mong district that they have not been targeted based on race or ethnicity, aft...


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Ten domestic helpers in group arrested in Hong Kong over multi...

At least 10 domestic helpers in Hong Kong were paid thousands of dollars each to open bank accounts that were used to collect and launder millions in swindled money in 2020.Dozens of bank accounts were involved in the scam and the funds were thoug...


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Hong Kong could spearhead China’s financial integration with w...

Hong Kong could play a leading role in easing China’s financial integration with the rest of the world amid Beijing and Washington’s technology and trade war, according to the city’s securities regulator.Attempts by the Trump administration to dec...


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It took the coronavirus pandemic to get Hong Kong to embrace e...

Hong Kong finally jumped on the e-commerce bandwagon over the past year as social-distancing measures related to the Covid-19 pandemic kept residents at home, with industry leaders saying they expect the changes to stick – even in a post-coronavir...


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Hong Kong fourth wave: jobless rate hits new 16-year high of 6...

Hong Kong unemployment hit a new 16-year high of 6.6 per cent in the final quarter of last year, with the city deep in its struggle against a fourth wave of coronavirus infections which has ravaged the economy and so far showed no signs of easing...


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Mountain rescues up 181 per cent in 2020 compared with 2019; h...

Mountain rescue incidents increased 181 per cent in Hong Kong between 2019 and 2020, the Hong Kong Fire Services Department said. They were called out to 605 incidents, compared with 215 the year before.In 2019, there were 121 injuries, with the n...


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Hong Kong customs seizes 333,000 fake N95 respirators in city’...

Hong Kong authorities have made their biggest ever seizure of counterfeit surgical masks, a consignment worth HK$8.5 million that was intercepted in the city on its way overseas.The record haul of about 330,000 bogus 3M-brand N95 respirators was c...


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Hong Kong falls off global real estate investors’ radars even ...

Hong Kong seems to have fallen out of favour with global real estate investors, even as a greater number are either keeping or increasing their allocations for the Asia-Pacific region this year, various surveys have found.The special administrativ...


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Carrie Lam defends value of election process for Hong Kong’s c...

Hong Kong’s leader has distanced herself from her predecessor’s suggestion the city’s next chief executive could be selected without an electoral process.Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on Tuesday said elections were important because t...


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Karis Teetan ready to fight as his place in the Hong Kong raci...

After an uncharacteristically quiet patch that ran from mid-November until early this month, Karis Teetan is well on his way to returning to full flight and is determined to shore up his standing as Hong Kong’s third-most prolific jockey.Teetan ha...


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Year of the Ox is already looking like a step up for Hong Kong...

There will not be an overnight transformation but 2021 – The Year of the Ox – is already looking like a step up from the one just passed. It is safe to say that most of us will be thrilled to see 2020 out the door. After a year that went from bad...


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Explainer: How does Hong Kong’s Tracker Fund avoid being caugh...

The Tracker Fund, the largest exchange-traded-fund (ETF) in Hong Kong, was in the spotlight last week after its manager State Street Global Advisors Asia made a dramatic U-turn over whether it should comply with US sanctions against Chinese stocks...


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Hong Kong fourth wave: Carrie Lam pledges stepped-up testing a...

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has appealed for calm a day after the city’s Covid-19 caseload surged back into triple digits, vowing to step up compulsory testing in virus-hit districts.Lam also addressed concerns that members of ethn...


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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says city to extend social distanc...

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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday the government will extend social distancing measures due to expire this week as the city remains on heightened alert after the number of COVID-19 infections climbed back into triple digi...