Compulsory testing notices issued for 40 locations

The government on Wednesday issued compulsory testing notices for 40 places across Hong Kong. Anyone who stayed in any of these premises for more than two hours between March 31 and April 13 must get a nucleic acid test for Covid-19 on Thursday or Friday. The buildings are located in...

Political, business leaders support John Lee’s CE bid

Chief Executive hopeful John Lee has stressed the need to garner support for his policy initiatives and forge a consensus in society as he continued to meet with Election Committee members on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, the former chief secretary submitted his bid for the top job after securing...

Activist jailed 16 months for organising 2019 march

Activist Max Chung was on Wednesday jailed for 16 months after he pleaded guilty to organising an unauthorised assembly in Yuen Long almost three years ago. The 42-year-old had been remanded in custody for eight months after he was charged with organising and joining the banned "Reclaim Yuen Long" march...

Sinovac boosters for young kids to open for booking

Sinovac boosters for children aged between three and 11 will open for booking from Thursday morning. Parents or guardians can book a third jab for kids who have received the second dose for at least three months via the government’s online system. The arrangement was announced after expert committees decided...

Govt rejects claims in US report on human rights

The government has strongly rejected claims made by the United States about the human rights situation in Hong Kong. A government spokesperson on Wednesday rebutted claims in relation to the city’s electoral system, the National Security Law (NSL) introduced in 2020, academic freedoms, freedom of speech and of the press,...

知乎赴港雙重上市值得關注

HONG KONG, Apr 13, 2022 - (亞太商訊 via SEAPRWire.com) - 4月11日,中國最大在線問答社區知乎正式向港交所遞交了主板上市申請,計劃發售2600萬股A類普通股,完成在香港和美國的雙重主要上市。值得關注的是,知乎此次不發行新股,沒有融資目的。業內人士表示,這不僅是對既往投資者利益的保護,也是新投資者重新評估知乎內在價值的投資良機。據公開資料,知乎此次發售的股票100%來自早期投資者,擬定公開發售最高價不超過為51.8港元。業內人士解釋,最高價只是香港招股文件中的一個參考價格,而對於已在美股上市的赴港上市企業而言,最終的發行價格會參考定價前美股的交易價格,並打一定折扣來確定。目前,知乎赴港上市尚未定價,並不存在知乎“高位套現”。恰恰相反的是,知乎目前股價對比在美上市時已經處於絕對低位,對投資者來說頗具吸引力。此次知乎不發行新股,沒有融資目的,只為追求美港兩地雙重主要上市地位。業內人士分析,背後的原因並不複雜,目前中概股在美股頻頻受到SEC政策限制,疊加國際經濟、政治、地緣等因素,大數多公司均處於歷史低位,股價表現已脫離了公司業務的基本面。在此情況下,現金流良好、業務穩健的公司,深獲投資者青睞,以捕獲未來公司在價值修復過程中的收益。據招股書材料,知乎的流動資產情況良好,現金及現金等價物持續上漲。目前,知乎的現金及現金等價物總計超過72.12億人民幣,而公司總市值約89.99億人民幣。同時,根據國際投行的分析師研究報告,知乎主營業務穩定且具有高成長性,2022年和2023年知乎的遠期市銷率(Forward P/S)預計分別為1.92倍和1.27倍,極具投資吸引力。據悉,知乎在開簿首日帳簿即獲得多倍覆蓋,並有來自于高品質投資者的參與,包括國際長線基金和現有投資者的支持,市場紛紛看好知乎未來的盈利能力和成長空間。 Copyright 2022 亞太商訊. All rights reserved. (via SEAPRWire)

HK sees small rise in new Covid infections

Hong Kong added 1,433 new locally transmitted Covid infections on Tuesday, 26 cases more than the previous day. The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said 735 of the infections were confirmed via PCR tests and 698 were reported by people taking rapid antigen tests. There were also 13 imported cases....

Two more charged with getting fake vaccine records

Two more people were on Tuesday charged by the ICAC for obtaining fake Covid vaccine records.    A construction worker, 67, and a foreign domestic helper, 37, came from the same household in which two other family members were also earlier charged with conspiracy to defraud the Department of Health. ...

Probe launched after empty Covid jab given to student

Health authorities said on Tuesday that they are investigating a report of a primary school pupil being given an empty syringe instead of the Covid vaccine. The Department of Health said a student nurse who administered the shot was from an outreach team sent by the New Town Integrated Medical...

Foreign Ministry’s office slams arrest criticism

The Foreign Ministry's office in Hong Kong on Tuesday strongly condemned foreign criticism of a sedition-related arrest by national security police the day before. A spokesman for the Commissioner’s Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hong Kong said comments made by US State Department spokesman Ned Price and...

Man jailed 3.5 yrs over 2019 protest

A 23-year-old man who took part in an anti-government protest in 2019 was on Tuesday sentenced to three years and six months in prison.   The District Court heard that Kwok Ka-fai and eight others joined a protest on August 11, 2019 in Tsim Sha Tsui, where they had blocked...

Researchers unveil quicker alternative to PCR tests

Researchers at Polytechnic University said on Tuesday that they had developed a new portable device offering a faster and more convenient way of testing for Covid-19 than traditional PCR tests in laboratories. Using gold nanoparticle and RT-LAMP technology, the new device can detect the virus in both human and environmental...

Lockdowns find 24 Covid infections

Health authorities on Tuesday found 24 Covid infections after locking down two buildings in Kwai Chung and Tin Shui Wai. Sixteen of the cases were from Hei Lai House of Wah Lai Estate. The other eight were picked up at Shui Fung House of Tin Shui (II) Estate. On Tuesday...

Article 23 important, but not my only focus: John Lee

Chief Executive hopeful John Lee said on Tuesday that enacting Article 23 of the Basic Law to introduce Hong Kong’s own national security legislation will be a priority if he’s elected, but stressed that it will not be his only focus. The bill was shelved in 2003 following mass protests....