December 7, 2013
Share Chief Executive CY Leung says NPCSC officials’ comments included in constitutional reform consultation documents are useful for people’s reference, as their views should not be ignored. Briefing reporters today in Zhuhai, Mr Leung said Hong Kong should not ignore these views; otherwise, a proposal may be passed by a two-thirds majority in the Legislative Council, and approved by the Chief Executive, but not accepted by the Central Government. He said the consultation is open, and that is why the Government has not made any proposals. The framework of the... [Read the full story]
December 8, 2013
Share To escape the hustle and bustle of the city, slip into its past, at the “Images Through Time: Photos of Old Hong Kong” exhibition at the Hong Kong Museum of History. More than 700 photos from the mid-19th century present a true reflection of the city’s early days of development. Visitors may be hard-pressed to recognise the waterfront, cityscape, and buildings captured in the haunting sepia images. Enterprising foreign photographers discovered Hong Kong was a natural stopover on their way to the Mainland, and snapped many photos of the growing entrepot. The... [Read the full story]
December 6, 2013
Share Hong Kong’s foreign currency reserve assets amounted to US$308.6 billion as at the end of November, down US$1 billion from US$309.6 billion in October, the Monetary Authority said today. The reserve assets represent more than seven times the currency in circulation or about 50% of Hong Kong dollar M3. Read Article Read More →
December 7, 2013
Share Secretary for the Environment KS Wong visited waste management facilities in Macau today to learn about the city's environmental infrastructure. Mr Wong and a delegation of 30 representatives from the Islands District Council and local organisations met Environmental Protection Bureau officials and visited a waste-to-energy facility at Taipa. Occupying four hectares, the plant has six incineration units which together can treat 1,700 tonnes of waste per day, while also using recovered heat energy for electricity generation. Mr Wong noted municipal solid... [Read the full story]
December 6, 2013
Share A 45-year-old woman has died after she lost control of the motorcycle she was driving and rammed into a kerb in Kwun Tong this morning. The accident occurred at about 4.40am, as she was travelling along the Lung Cheung Road flyover towards Tsuen Wan, near Ping Shek Estate. She was sent to United Christian Hospital where she died at about 5.15am. An 18-year-old woman passenger was also sent to the hospital with hand injuries. Anyone who saw the accident is urged to call Police on 2305 7500 or 2305 7575. Read Article Read More →
December 3, 2013
Share A new round of the Electronic Advance Application System for Post-secondary Programmes (E-APP) will run from tomorrow until May 26. Diploma of Secondary Education Examination candidates can now apply in advance for full-time locally accredited sub-degree and degree programmes not covered by the Joint University Programmes Admissions System for the 2014-15 academic year. Thirty-one non-JUPAS post-secondary institutions will participate in this E-APP round. This is the third year E-APP has provided an electronic application platform to help candidates lodge... [Read the full story]
Share Hong Kong’s foreign currency reserve assets amounted to US$308.6 billion as at the end of November, down US$1 billion from US$309.6 billion in October, the Monetary Authority said today. The reserve assets represent more than seven times the currency in circulation or about 50%...[Continue reading: Foreign currency reserve assets dip]
Share The Transport Department announced today taxi fares will increase with effect from December 8. Flagfall charges for urban, New Territories and Lantau taxis for the first 2 km will be $22, $18.5 and $17. Afterwards, incremental charges below $78, $60.5 and $143 will be $1.6, $1.4...[Continue reading: Taxi fares set to rise]
Share Hong Kong’s Intellectual Property Department and the Mainland's State Intellectual Property Office signed a patent law co-operation arrangement today. SIPO Commissioner Tian Lipu and Hong Kong's Director of Intellectual Property Peter Cheung signed the pact, as Secretary for Commerce...[Continue reading: HK, Mainland to co-operate on patents]
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