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  • Hong Kong suspends flight bans as it eases COVID rules Jul 07, 2022 10:23 AM IST

    Hong Kong suspends flight bans as it eases COVID rules

    Hong Kong is suspending a rule that banned individual flights for bringing in COVID-19 patients, as it caused "unnecessary trouble" and inconvenience to residents of the global financial hub, the government said on Thursday.

  • China and Hong Kong to launch rate 'Swap Connect' toward financial integration Jul 04, 2022 10:34 AM IST

    China and Hong Kong to launch rate 'Swap Connect' toward financial integration

    The move, announced on the same day China and Hong Kong launched ETF Connect, and came after similar schemes facilitating cross-border stock and bond investments, represents the latest efforts toward financial integration

  • Xi Jinping’s visit seals His victory over Hong Kong’s once-vocal opposition Jul 01, 2022 05:21 PM IST

    Xi Jinping’s visit seals His victory over Hong Kong’s once-vocal opposition

    As Xi Jinping, China’s leader, visits Hong Kong to mark the 25th anniversary of the handover from Britain, he arrives in a city vastly transformed from three years ago, when millions took to the streets in the biggest challenge to Beijing’s rule in decades.

  • Hong Kong has 'risen from the ashes', China's Xi Jinping says on rare visit Jul 01, 2022 06:45 AM IST

    Hong Kong has 'risen from the ashes', China's Xi Jinping says on rare visit

    After Xi began his first visit to the city since 2017, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said China had failed meet its commitment to respect a "One Country, Two Systems" arrangement agreed under the deal that ended British colonial rule in 1997.

  • Xi Jinping arrives in Hong Kong for 25th anniversary of handover Jun 30, 2022 04:51 PM IST

    Xi Jinping arrives in Hong Kong for 25th anniversary of handover

    Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrived in Hong Kong on June 30 ahead of the 25th anniversary of the British handover and after a two-year transformation bringing the city more tightly under Communist Party control. It is Xi’s first trip outside of mainland China in nearly 2 and half years.

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Hong Kong for handover anniversary Jun 30, 2022 01:39 PM IST

    Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Hong Kong for handover anniversary

    Xi’s visit, via high-speed rail, is his first to the city since 2017 and the first known trip outside mainland China in over two years amid the COVID-19 epidemic

  • Hong Kong daily COVID cases rise above 2,000, highest since April Jun 29, 2022 02:36 PM IST

    Hong Kong daily COVID cases rise above 2,000, highest since April

    On Wednesday, Hong Kong reported more than 2,000 new coronavirus illnesses.

  • China's Xi Jinping to visit Hong Kong for 25th anniversary of handover Jun 27, 2022 06:50 AM IST

    China's Xi Jinping to visit Hong Kong for 25th anniversary of handover

    The trip will be Xi's first known visit outside mainland China since January 2020 after the COVID-19 outbreak. He will also attend the inaugural ceremony of the sixth-term government of Hong Kong, Xinhua added.

  • China’s tech giants lost their swagger and may never get it back Jun 24, 2022 07:05 AM IST

    China’s tech giants lost their swagger and may never get it back

    These insiders describe an ongoing sense of paranoia and paralysis, along with an unsettling realization that the sky-high growth rates of the past two decades are likely never coming back.

  • Hong Kong's iconic floating restaurant sinks in South China Sea Jun 22, 2022 01:03 PM IST

    Hong Kong's iconic floating restaurant sinks in South China Sea

    The Jumbo Floating Restaurant, almost 80 meters (260 feet) in length, had been a landmark in Hong Kong for over four decades, serving Cantonese cuisine to over 3 million guests including Queen Elizabeth II and Tom Cruise.

  • Hong Kong's iconic Jumbo floating restaurant sinks in South China Sea Jun 21, 2022 12:26 PM IST

    Hong Kong's iconic Jumbo floating restaurant sinks in South China Sea

    The restaurant closed in March 2020, citing the Covid-19 pandemic as the final straw after almost a decade of financial woes.

  • World's ten most-expensive cities for expats to live in Jun 10, 2022 04:18 PM IST

    World's ten most-expensive cities for expats to live in

    Hong Kong is ranked the world’s most expensive city to live in for expats in 2022, bolstered by higher prices and a stronger currency over the past year. Many mainland Chinese cities have continued to rise in the rankings, with four cities now included in the 15 most expensive cities globally. The research was carried out in March.

  • China unveils detailed stimulus policies to support virus-hit economy May 31, 2022 01:16 PM IST

    China unveils detailed stimulus policies to support virus-hit economy

    China’s cabinet unveiled a package of 33 measures covering fiscal, financial, investment and industrial policies on Tuesday to revive a pandemic-ravaged economy, saying it will inspect how provincial governments implement them.

  • China-backed John Lee likely to be Hong Kong's next chief executive in uncontested poll May 08, 2022 10:58 AM IST

    China-backed John Lee likely to be Hong Kong's next chief executive in uncontested poll

    As the only candidate in the polls, Lee is expected to win easily, especially since he has Beijing's endorsement and last month obtained 786 nominations from members of the Election Committee in support of his candidacy.

  • Hong Kong Q1 GDP down 4% after deadly Omicron surge May 03, 2022 05:38 PM IST

    Hong Kong Q1 GDP down 4% after deadly Omicron surge

    Gross domestic product for the first quarter of 2022 contracted by 4 percent from a year earlier, according to advance government figures released on Tuesday.

  • Cathay Pacific to resume direct flights from Mumbai, Delhi to Hong Kong next month Apr 26, 2022 06:38 PM IST

    Cathay Pacific to resume direct flights from Mumbai, Delhi to Hong Kong next month

    According to the Hong Kong government, immigration and quarantine requirements are currently in place for passengers landing in or transiting through Hong Kong, including presenting a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Hong Kong to allow international travellers for first time since 2020 Apr 22, 2022 05:29 PM IST

    Hong Kong to allow international travellers for first time since 2020

    Hong Kong's rules for airlines that carry infected COVID-19 patients will also be eased slightly, the government said in a statement on Friday, with the threshold for suspending incoming flights rising to five infected passengers from three currently.

  • Air India flights to Hong Kong cancelled till April 24 amid China's COVID restrictions Apr 18, 2022 07:54 AM IST

    Air India flights to Hong Kong cancelled till April 24 amid China's COVID restrictions

    All international passengers are required to take a post-flight COVID-19 test at the airport premises in Hong Kong.

  • Hong Kong confirms it will ease COVID restrictions from April 21 Apr 14, 2022 11:30 AM IST

    Hong Kong confirms it will ease COVID restrictions from April 21

    The Chinese-ruled city has been hit by a fifth wave of coronavirus since early this year that has battered business and led to more than 8,600 deaths, many in the past two months, although cases have dropped in recent days.

  • Video: Hong Kong TV show 'Barrack O'Karma 2' ignites 'brownface' row with actor darkening skin Apr 13, 2022 04:26 PM IST

    Video: Hong Kong TV show 'Barrack O'Karma 2' ignites 'brownface' row with actor darkening skin

    Canadian-Hong Konger Franchesca Wong appears in the show with visibly darker skin and a clip posted by a colleague on Instagram showed her applying make-up to her legs.

  • Explained: Hong Kong No. 2 official announces bid for leadership election Apr 06, 2022 05:33 PM IST

    Explained: Hong Kong No. 2 official announces bid for leadership election

    Carrie Lam, the embattled incumbent leader who has seen her popularity slide, said on Monday she would not seek a second term, citing family considerations.

  • Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam not to seek a second term Apr 04, 2022 11:23 AM IST

    Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam not to seek a second term

    Media reports have said that Hong Kong's second most senior official, Chief Secretary John Lee, was planning to resign to run for the Chinese-ruled city's in May

  • Used car prices plunge in sign of Hong Kong expat exodus Apr 04, 2022 07:07 AM IST

    Used car prices plunge in sign of Hong Kong expat exodus

    Even as second-hand vehicle prices break records in the U.S. and other countries, people in Hong Kong are struggling to offload their cars as a surge of residents move out of the city after two years of punishing Covid restrictions.

  • Hong Kong to lift ban on flights from nine countries in April Mar 21, 2022 09:10 AM IST

    Hong Kong to lift ban on flights from nine countries in April

    "From April 1, Hong Kong government will remove flight bans on nine countries," she said, lifting restrictions that have been in place since early January, when the Omicron variant first emerged in the finance hub.

  • Pandemic postcard: COVID outbreak leaves Hong Kong in limbo Mar 17, 2022 04:17 PM IST

    Pandemic postcard: COVID outbreak leaves Hong Kong in limbo

    Hong Kong has been brought to its knees by the omicron variant as an overwhelmed health system has left the sick to fend for themselves. After keeping the virus mostly at bay, now about half of the city’s population has been infected

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