Hong Kong Newswire (Page 8)

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  1. Renewable energy is the key to making Hong Kong a developed eco-cityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | South China Morning Post

    ... conditions such as typhoons and hailstorms are now a common occurrence throughout the world. Being a coastal city, Hong Kong is extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. The director of the Hong Kong Observatory Shun Chi-ming announced ...


  2. Three Hong Kongers, Thai driver killed in road smashRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | The Peninsula

    Three Hong Kong women and their Thai driver were killed when a van they were travelling in swerved off a highway and smashed into a tree in central Thailand, police said Monday. "Four people were killed, they are one Thai driver and three women from Hong Kong," Police Lieutenant Sayumpho Sittikul from Cha Am police station in Petchaburi province, told AFP.


  3. Hong Kong may well become the next great short tradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    A stockbroker sits in front of monitors displaying share prices at a securities brokerage in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is risking its reputation for sound management.


  4. Hong Kong: Hong Kong can learn much from MacauRead the original story

    Jun 7, 2015 | Asia News Network

    The central government has been promoting trilateral cooperation among Guangdong province, Hong Kong and Macau. Therefore, I have been closely watching Macau, and some statistics from this SAR have astonished me.


  5. Hong Kong: Upcoming vote is a test of allegiance to central govt of ChinaRead the original story

    Jun 7, 2015 | Asia News Network

    Hong Kong's opposition camp has been warned that how they vote on the upcoming electoral reform package in the city's legislature will be their chance to show their allegiance to the central government and their commitment to the "One Country, Two Systems" principle. It's no longer an issue about democracy, argued Peking University Law Professor Rao Geping, and the success of the SAR's bid for universal suffrage hinges on recognition of "One Country" and the national Constitution by Hong Kong society.


  6. Hong Kong: HK govt to exhaust efforts to advance reform:YuenRead the original story

    Jun 7, 2015 | Asia News Network

    The Hong Kong government has not given up hope that the path toward political reform will be blocked, and will make last-ditch attempts to get opposition lawmakers to change their minds to get the electoral process on track next week. But, time is running out, and further discussions must be centered on the relevant decisions under the Basic Law and the National People's Congress Standing Committee , Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung has warned.


  7. Hong Kong's young find new meaning in Tiananmen vigilRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2015 | Newsday

    A woman holds a candlelight as people attend a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong Thursday, June 4, 2015. Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers joined the candlelight vigil Thursday night marking the crushing of the 1989 student-led Tiananmen Square protests, an annual commemoration that takes on greater meaning for the city's young after last autumn's pro-democracy demonstrations sharpened their sense of unease with Beijing.


  8. Survey shows drop in support for Hong Kong's political reform in wake of Beijing's tough wordsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2015 | South China Morning Post

    The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government invites all Legislative Council members to exchange views on the constitutional development of Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang Beijing officials' recent firm stance on political reform and criticism of pan-democrats appear to have backfired, with opinion polls showing a dip in support for the government's blueprint.


  9. Why has society become so polarised?Read the original story

    Jun 5, 2015 | The Nation

    ... change and disorder. We see this demand for change from radicals fighting in the Middle East to students in Hong Kong's Occupy Central. Polarisation is happening in both rich and poor societies. Polarisation is not just due to income and wealth ...


  10. Authorities steadfast in promoting HK's universal suffrageRead the original story

    Jun 5, 2015 | Xinhuanet

    Chinese authorities are steadfast in promoting a universal suffrage package proposed by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region's government and sincerely hope the city can seize the opportunity to advance its democratic development, said a commentary published on Friday. The Hong Kong SAR government plans to submit the plan, which was revealed in late April, to the SAR Legislative Council for a vote on June 17, which means that the realization of a "one person, one vote" chief executive election in 2017 has come to a critical stage.


  11. Shangri-La Hotel, Ulaanbaatar Opens in Mongolia's CapitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2015 | Hospitality Net

    Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts 28/F Kerry Centre, 683 King's Road, Quarry Bay Hong Kong, Hong Kong Phone: 2599 3000 Fax: 2599 3131 Visit Website . Visitors arriving in Mongolia's capital and largest city will find the property within walking distance to the famous Government House and Great Chinggis Khan Square, and centrally accessible to the country's vivid landscape of picturesque steppes, historic monasteries and grasslands teeming with wildlife.


  12. Divided Internally Yet United Against Beijing, Pro-Democracy...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2015 | Forbes.com

    Expressing sorrow for one of their country's darkest chapters as they worry about their city's future, Hong Kongers turned out in the tens of thousands at separate events yesterday to honor the 26th anniversary of the Tiananmen incidents that sought to advance democracy in China. Increasingly polarized amongst themselves but united in their opposition to Beijing's hand in 1989 and today, three distinct groups - the Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democracy Movements in China, the Hong Kong University Students' Union, and Civic Passion - staged simultaneous rallies highlighting different points of emphasis.


  13. HK should observe, uphold Basic LawRead the original story

    Jun 4, 2015 | Xinhuanet

    Wang Hanbin, a former senior Chinese legislator and drafter of Hong Kong's Basic Law, called on Hong Kong society to abide by and uphold the Basic Law. Wang, former vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress and deputy director of the drafting committee for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Basic Law, made the remarks during an interview with Xinhua.


  14. Thousands Gather in Hong Kong to Mark June 4thRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2015 | China Digital Times

    This year, tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents attended the annual vigil to mark the anniversary of June 4th. The gathering was marked by last year's Occupy Central protest movement , and societal divisions that grew out of that movement between the older generation of activists who identify as Chinese and the younger generation who sees themselves first as citizens of Hong Kong.


  15. Hong Kong's Tiananmen VigilRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2015 | Wall Street Journal

    Participants held candles and placards at Victoria Park on Thursday in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Hong Kong residents held a candlelight vigil to mark the 26th anniversary of the 1989 student-led Tiananmen Square protest.


  16. Pollster expects swing towards reform packageRead the original story

    Jun 4, 2015 | The Standard

    Organizers of a rolling survey on political reform say they expect a rise in public support for the government's reform package, as the day approaches for legislators to vote on it. Chung Kim-wah, Director of the Center for Social Policy Studies at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, says last week's survey found a drop in supporters of the package, after senior Beijing officials held talks with lawmakers.


  17. Thousands rally in Hong Kong for Tiananmen vigilRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2015 | Yahoo!

    A park in central Hong Kong turned into a sea of candles Thursday as tens of thousands gathered to mark the 26th anniversary of China's Tiananmen Square crackdown, with the city deeply divided ahead of a vote on how to choose its next leader. Six football pitches in Victoria Park were filled with sombre crowds who held candles aloft as they paid silent tribute to the dead.


  18. HK quarantines 18 close contacts of MERS patientRead the original story

    May 30, 2015 | Xinhuanet

    Eighteen people having close contact with a South Korean man infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome have been sent to a quarantine camp, including two South Korean women who had earlier refused to be quarantined, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government has said. With the city on high alert over Middle East Respiratory Syndrome on Saturday, the two Korean women among 18 plane passengers who sat close to the MERS patient have been tracked down in the Causeway Bay shopping district and quarantined, according to the HKSAR government news website on Saturday.


  19. Chief Secretary Carrie Lam will chair the talk on political reform in Shenzhen. Photo: K. Y. ChengRead the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2015 | South China Morning Post

    Beijing officials and Hong Kong's pan-democrats will meet in Shenzhen for what is seen as the final negotiation on electoral al reform - but few politicians see a real chance of either side yielding concessions. Only 14 of the 27 pan-democratic lawmakers, who reject the current proposal, agreed to meet Basic Law Committee chairman Li Fei, Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office director Wang Guangya and liaison office chief Zhang Xiaoming.


  20. Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) - ChinaRead the original story

    May 30, 2015 | World Health Organization

    ... case that were reported in a previous DON on 30 May. He developed symptoms on 21 May. The patient flew to China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on 26 May and subsequently travelled to Huizhou through point of entry in Shenzhen City, ...