HKTDC welcomes measures to ease quarantine restrictions

HONG KONG, Aug 8, 2022 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) welcomes the Hong Kong SAR (HKSAR) Government's relaxation of entry quarantine measures, which will have a positive impact on Hong Kong's economic recovery and strengthen the city's international competitiveness. The HKTDC has...

HKEX Celebrates Launch of ETF Inclusion in Stock Connect

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) today (Monday) celebrates the successful launch of the inclusion of ETFs in Stock Connect with a virtual market open ceremony. The virtual event, viewed by market participants, welcomed speeches from representatives that include regulators, exchange operators as well as securities registration and clearing...

HKEX Celebrates 22nd Anniversary

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) was today (Tuesday) delighted to host a celebration ceremony marking the 22nd anniversary of its listing in Hong Kong and the re-opening of HKEX Connect Hall following an extensive refurbishment programme. The ceremony was hosted by HKEX Chairman Laura M Cha and HKEX...

HK still attractive for businesses: Christopher Hui

Financial Services Secretary Christopher Hui on Thursday said Hong Kong is still an attractive place to do business, and that the authorities are dedicated to strengthening Hong Kong's talent. Hui was responding to concerns from the international business community over a “brain drain” in Hong Kong because of the city’s...

Top developers endorse John Lee’s bid for CE

Top developers have voiced support for John Lee's bid to become Hong Kong's next leader. CK Asset chairman Victor Li said in a statement that he will nominate Lee to run in the upcoming chief executive election, saying he's the right candidate to help ensure Hong Kong's prosperity and stability....

‘HK to come up with its own democratic system’

A leader of Beijing's top think tank on Hong Kong on Tuesday said the SAR will not adopt the mainland's democratic system or that of the West, but a new version that fits the territory's capitalist model. Wang Zhenmin, vice-president of the Chinese Association of Hong Kong and Macau Studies,...

HKTDC appoints new Deputy Executive Director

HONG KONG, Jan 4, 2022 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) has appointed Ms Sophia Chong as Deputy Executive Director overseeing international trade fairs and digital business for the Council. She succeeds Mr Benjamin Chau, who is retiring after 37 years at the...

New lawmaker vows ‘constructive monitoring’

A first-time legislator said on Tuesday that she wants to create a new culture in the Legislative Council, of 'constructively monitoring' the government. Wendy Hong, who is also the head of research at property firm, New World Development, took her oath of office on Monday as one of 90 members...

‘Economy must come before universal suffrage target’

A top legal scholar in Beijing said on Monday that the target of allowing Hong Kong to select its chief executive and all members of the legislature by universal suffrage hasn’t changed, but the city should focus on developing its economy and improve people’s livelihood first. Speaking at a briefing...

Hong Kong’s rule of law is sound: Teresa Cheng

Justice Secretary Teresa Cheng said on Wednesday that Hong Kong's rule of law “has never been shaken” and many accusations made regarding the national security law are groundless. Speaking on an RTHK programme, Cheng said the government has always acted in accordance with the law, and the city is undergoing...

Beijing backs democracy, hails new Legco in HK

The commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hong Kong, Liu Guangyuan, has told foreign dignitaries and chambers of commerce that Beijing has unwavering support for Hong Kong's democratic development, and will continue to protect the interests of foreign investors here. Liu was speaking to around 120 representatives at...

Govt dismisses ‘unfounded’ Five Eye comments on polls

The government has dismissed as fabricated and unfounded comments on the Legislative Council elections made by the nations in the Five Eyes intelligence sharing group, saying they are trying to smear the polls. The US secretary of state and foreign ministers from the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand expressed...

HKEX in 2021: Year in Review

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) has had a very busy 2021, reporting record nine-month results and trading volumes and further elevating its competitiveness and attractiveness as the region’s premier international financial market. Whilst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic continued to impact global economies, Hong Kong’s financial markets have remained...

Foreign Ministry office hits out at poll criticism

The Foreign Ministry's office in Hong Kong has strongly condemned international criticism of Sunday's Legislative Council poll after the foreign ministers from several nations issued joint statements on the vote. A spokesman for the Office of the Special Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hong Kong expressed strong...

Foreign forces warned not to meddle in HK polls

Beijing officials have warned Western forces against trying to undermine Hong Kong's upcoming Legco elections, saying the central government will fight them off. "Foreign forces using whatever means and excuses trying to interfere in Hong Kong’s Legco elections will be fought back by the Chinese government,” warned Commissioner of the...

Business of IP Asia Forum opens today

HONG KONG, Dec 2, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - Jointly organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Hong Kong Design Centre, the 11th Business of IP Asia (BIP Asia) Forum kicked off today. With the...

Discovering and realising new opportunities in Asia

HONG KONG, Nov 23, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - In order to strengthen the longstanding relationship between Hong Kong and UK businesses, the "Discovering and Realising New Opportunities in Asia" signature webinar was held last Thursday, 18 November, hosted by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and...