Not time to offer third Covid jab: experts

Health experts on Wednesday said it is too early to decide whether to offer a third dose of the Covid vaccine to people who've already received both their shots, as only about 40 percent of citizens have had even a first jab. Speaking at a press conference, Lau Yu-lung, who...

Tuen Mun block placed under lockdown

Health authorities have put a residential block in Tuen Mun under lockdown on Thursday evening, after a resident who returned from Dubai was diagnosed with a mutant strain of the coronavirus. All those living in Block 6 of Handsome Court on Castle Park Road will have to undergo testing, and...

Sino Biopharmaceutical Donates Cash and Supplies Valued at RMB10 Million to Support Henan for Flood Relief and Preventing Epidemic

HONG KONG, Jul 22, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - Sino Biopharmaceutical Limited ("Sino Biopharmaceutical" or the "Company", together with its subsidiaries, the "Group") (HKEX:1177), a leading and innovation-driven pharmaceutical conglomerate in the PRC, has announced the donation of cash and supplies valued at RMB10 million to support Henan...

中國生物製藥捐資捐物人民幣1,000萬元馳援河南抗災防疫

HONG KONG, Jul 22, 2021 - (亞太商訊 via SEAPRWire.com) - 中國領先的創新研發驅動型醫藥集團—中國生物製藥有限公司(「中國生物製藥」或「公司」,連同附屬公司統稱「集團」)(股票編號:1177)宣佈捐資捐物人民幣1,000萬元馳援河南抗災防疫。河南連降特大暴雨,災情牽動人心。一方有難、八方支援,中國生物製藥以高度的社會責任感和醫藥人的使命感,通過香港中聯辦捐款人民幣500萬元現金及價值500萬元應急救援物資,用於支援當地全力開展緊急醫學救援,確保「大災之後無大疫」,保障河南受災同胞的生命安全和身心健康。中國生物製藥副主席兼執行董事鄭翔玲女士表示:「集團將特別發揮在生物製藥領域的專業優勢,持續關注大災之後的衛生防疫工作,還會繼續捐贈相關的物資和藥品。中國生物製藥將守護健康作為使命與擔當,風雨同舟,為河南加油!」有關中國生物製藥有限公司(股票編號:1177)中國生物製藥是中國領先的創新研發驅動型醫藥集團,業務覆蓋醫藥各種研發平台、智能化生產和強大銷售體系全產業鏈。其產品包括多種生物藥及化學藥,在腫瘤、肝病、心腦血管、骨科、呼吸系統及腸外營養等多個極具潛力的治療領域具有競爭優勢。中國生物製藥是以下指數成份股:MSCI全球標準指數之中國指數、恒生指數、恒生中國企業指數、恒生綜合指數、恒生醫療保健指數、恒生港股通中國內地醫療保健指數、恒生綜合大型股指數、恒生綜合大中型股指數、恒生中國(香港上市)100指數,以及恒生港股通指數等。中國生物製藥於2016、2017及2018年連續3年獲《福布斯亞洲》選為「亞太最佳公司50強」。新聞垂詢:縱橫財經公關顧問有限公司李惠兒 +852 2864 4834 vicky.lee@sprg.com.hk袁純藝 +852 2864 4853 fanny.yuen@sprg.com.hk黃靖雯 +852 2114 4900 mandy.wong@sprg.com.hk網址:www.sprg.com.hk Copyright 2021 亞太商訊. All rights reserved. (via SEAPRWire)

AEON信貸財務推出全新升級版手機應用程式

HONG KONG, Jul 22, 2021 - (亞太商訊 via SEAPRWire.com) - AEON信貸財務(亞洲)有限公司(「AEON信貸財務」或「集團」;股份代號:00900)宣佈推出全新升級版「AEON 香港」手機應用程式(「應用程式」),讓客戶可透過應用程式申請信用卡,進一步提升數碼化進程;同時,集團與香港海洋公園攜手推出「AEON x 海洋公園換玩樂」優惠計劃,刺激客戶消費。為優化客戶體驗,集團正陸續更新網上客戶服務系統及升級手機應用程式,並剛於本月推出全新升級版「AEON 香港」手機應用程式,新增申請信用卡功能。透過該應用程式,客戶可通過手提電話完成整個信用卡申請程序,包括填寫個人資料、核實身份、上載文件及查看申請狀態等,為客戶提供一個更方便快捷的方法申請信用卡。同時,為提高營運效率,集團一直投放大量資源,致力完成數碼轉型,以提升應對能力,迎合日增的客戶需求。集團已於今年第一季度啟動第二階段的核心系統更換項目,目標為開發新信用卡及貸款系統。未來,集團將繼續加強數據分析方法,以增強市場推廣、信貸評估和信貸管理的成效。為鼓勵消費者下載「AEON 香港」手機應用程式及使用AEON信用卡簽賬,集團與香港海洋公園合作推出「AEON x 海洋公園換玩樂」計劃。會員可於換票期內登入「AEON 香港」手機應用程式,登記換領「AEON x海洋公園換玩樂」之電子門票,並於消費期內憑已登記之AEON信用卡累積購物簽賬、現金預支、信用卡購物分期或現金套現分期每滿港幣$15,000,即可免費換領海洋公園標準成人電子入場門票乙張,以及享有三項園內獨家優惠。關於AEON信貸財務(亞洲)有限公司(股份代號:00900)AEON信貸財務(亞洲)有限公司為AEON Financial Service Co., Ltd.之附屬公司(東京證券交易所編號:8570)及AEON集團旗下公司,成立於1987年,並於1995年在香港聯合交易所有限公司主板上市。集團主要從事消費融資業務,包括於香港簽發信用卡及提供私人貸款融資、付款處理服務、保險代理及經紀業務,以及於中國內地從事小額融資業務。詳情請瀏覽公司網址:www.aeon.com.hk。 Copyright 2021 亞太商訊. All rights reserved. (via SEAPRWire)

Apple Daily execs have bail revoked

National security police are believed to have revoked the bail granted to two former Apple Daily executives arrested last month, hours after arresting another former employee of the paper. Associate publisher Chan Pui-man and editorial writer Fung Wai-kong were being detained at police stations in Sau Mau Ping and Wan...

Two students jailed over CUHK bridge clashes

The District Court on Wednesday jailed one student for four-and-a-half years and another for three years and nine months for rioting at Chinese University in 2019. The court ruled that Cheung Chun-ho, 20, and Tang Hei-man, 25, had been among around a hundred people who had thrown bricks, petrol bombs...

HKJA slams new arrest, not white terror says govt

Security Secretary Chris Tang on Wednesday said he doesn't think it's correct to say that the arrest of another former Apple Daily editor will spread "white terror" in the media industry, as a journalists' group called for an end to such action. The Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) said it...

Student from Tuen Mun school among DSE top scorers

Seven students have scored the highest possible grades in this year's university entrance exams, with one of them coming from a regular secondary in Tuen Mun, rather than one of the city's elite schools. Ian Chiu said he was surprised to have become the first student at Po Leung Kuk...

Hong Kong records five new imported Covid cases

Health officials reported five imported Covid infections on Wednesday, including two children whose preliminary positive results had prompted an overnight lockdown of a block in Taikoo Shing. The Department of Health said the siblings, an 11-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl, are relatives of a Saudi Arabian official in Hong Kong....

Hospitals urged to leak records, not ‘back rioters’

Legislators on Wednesday accused the Hospital Authority (HA) of supporting "rioters" by failing to make public people's medical records to help dispel "rumours" in society. Councillors urged the government to tell the HA to start disclosing patients' records if this helps the authorities, citing in particular an incident involving a...

Woman jailed over riot and mooncake tin assault

A company manager has been jailed for three years and nine months for rioting and assaulting a police officer with a mooncake tin. During the seven-minute riot two years ago, Lau Yuen-ling, 47, was also seen throwing an umbrella inside Sha Tin MTR Station, although it didn't hit anyone. The...

Police arrest former senior editor of Apple Daily

The police confirmed on Wednesday that officers from its national security department have arrested another former member of the now-defunct Apple Daily newspaper’s senior staff. The force said they had arrested the 51-year-old man, a former editor of the newspaper, on suspicion of conspiracy to collude with foreign forces. “The...

Lift quarantine exemptions for consular staff: expert

Top microbiologist Ho Pak-leung on Wednesday urged the authorities to stop exempting foreign consular officers from quarantine if they come back from high-risk places for Covid-19. Ho made the call after the son and daughter of the Saudi Arabian consul general reportedly tested preliminary positive while they were self-isolating at...

New vaccine bubble ‘logistically almost impossible’

A representative of the convention industry on Thursday accused the government of imposing more - rather than fewer - restrictions on it by placing it in its vaccine bubble scheme. Stuart Bailey, the chairman of Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Industry Association, was commenting after the government said that from...

A Blockchain Art Show?

US, Jul 22, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - The Government Blockchain Association (GBA) will host an Art Show during Government Blockchain Week, (9/27-10/02,2021), in Washington DC. All submissions will be digital, and the show will be converted to NFTs, available for auction. Hundreds of attendees at Government Blockchain...

Stimulating blood vessel formation with magnets

TSUKUBA, Japan, Jul 22, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - Magnetic field can be used to stimulate blood vessel growth, according to a study published in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials. The findings, by researchers at the Tecnico Lisboa and NOVA School of Science and Technology...

UK demands new deal on post-Brexit trade for N Ireland

This May 3, 2021 photo shows a general view of Parliament buildings at Stormont, Belfast, Nortern Ireland. (PAUL FAITH / AFP) LONDON - Britain on Wednesday demanded a new deal from the European Union to oversee post-Brexit trade involving Northern Ireland but shied away from unilaterally ditching part of the...