HKEX Welcomes Enhancement to Stock Connect Trading Calendar

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) welcomes the joint announcement today (Friday) by Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission and the China Securities Regulatory Commission on the adjustments to the trading calendar between the Hong Kong and Mainland China markets under Stock Connect. After the enhancements, the Stock Exchange...

HKEX to Launch Swap Connect in Partnership with CFETS and SHCH

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) welcomes the joint announcement today (Monday) by the People's Bank of China (PBOC), Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), and Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), on the collaboration between HKEX, China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS) and Shanghai Clearing House (SHCH) to...

HKEX Further Enhances Stock Connect’s Product Offering

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) welcomes the joint announcement today (Friday) by the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) and Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), on the inclusion of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) into Stock Connect (the Inclusion). HKEX is pleased to announce the detailed arrangements of...

City U names Singapore inventor as its new head

City University's governing council on Tuesday appointed Singaporean engineer Freddy Boey as its next president, replacing Way Kuo, who will retire in 12 months from now after 15 years in charge. Boey is currently a deputy president at the National University of Singapore. Announcing his appointment, City University described Boey...

Strict rules forced many drivers out of work: union

A truck drivers’ union has called on mainland and SAR authorities to consider relaxing epidemic control measures on the delivery of goods across the border, saying the current rules have put around 90 percent of cross-border truck drivers out of work. After Shenzhen imposed more stringent measures earlier this month...

Greater Bay Airlines aims to take off in summer

Startup carrier Greater Bay Airlines on Friday said it plans to launch its maiden commercial flight this summer after receiving the green light from local and overseas regulators. The new carrier, founded by mainland tycoon Bill Wong, was in February awarded a licence by the Air Transport Licensing Authority (ATLA)...

Reopening border with mainland still top priority: CE

Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Wednesday that resuming quarantine-free cross-border travel with the mainland remains a top priority of the SAR government, but admitted there isn’t a timetable yet. The SAR government had been in talks with its mainland counterparts for months, but the Omicron outbreak forced authorities to...

Mainland medics start work at Covid treatment centre

The Hospital Authority (HA) said on Monday that it hopes the community treatment centre for Covid-19 patients at AsiaWorld-Expo can operate at full capacity in the coming week or two, as mainland medics who came to help out have started working there. At present, around 250 patients have been admitted...

‘Guard against misinformation about mainland medics’

Chief Secretary John Lee on Sunday said people need to beware of what he called "irresponsible speculation" on social media concerning mainland health workers who came to Hong Kong to help take care of Covid patients. He said people should be on alert for the "misleading messages with ulterior motives"...

HKEX Names Advisor to the CEO

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is today (Thursday) pleased to announce it has named Ms Yang Qiumei as Managing Director, Advisor to the CEO. In her new role, Ms Yang will work alongside HKEX’s Mainland Development and Client Development teams, to support the Executive on various Mainland China...

Another 300 medics arrive from the mainland

Another team of mainland medics arrived in Hong Kong on Wednesday to take care of Covid patients. The 300-strong team, including doctors and nurses, will mainly help out at the community treatment centre at AsiaWorld-Expo which is run by the Hospital Authority. Chief Executive Carrie Lam expressed her gratitude to...

Hong Kong adds another 27,765 Covid infections

Health authorities on Tuesday reported 27,765 new Covid-19 infections and another 289 deaths. Officials said 11,956 infections were confirmed by laboratories and the remaining 15,809 were reported by people who took rapid tests. The Hospital Authority said 228 Covid patients died over the past day. They were aged between 19...

‘New carers ready to tend to Covid patients soon’

Labour and welfare chief Law Chi-kwong said on Monday that he’s “quite confident” that the hiring and training process for local and mainland temporary carers will be completed in the next week or two, so the recruits can start looking after elderly Covid-19 patients at isolation and treatment facilities. He...

Hundreds of mainland health workers coming to HK: CE

Chief Executive Carrie Lam said hundreds of medical personnel from the mainland will arrive in Hong Kong from Monday to help treat Covid-19 patients. Lam told a daily press briefing that the mainland health workers are coming at the request of the SAR government. The first batch of 75 doctors,...

Mainland medics arrive in Hong Kong

A team of 75 medical workers from the mainland arrived in Hong Kong on Monday to help the SAR fight the coronavirus outbreak. They will work at the community treatment facility at the AsiaWorld-Expo on Lantau. The team’s leader, Yu Tao, said all of the medical staff came from top...

HK’s outbreak reaching a plateau: mainland expert

A senior health official from the mainland on Thursday said it is good news that Hong Kong’s coronavirus situation is reaching a plateau, adding that when the city will see a drop in cases depends on its infection control measures. The head of the National Health Commission's Covid-19 leading task...

Fresh pork supply stabilises as abattoir reopens

Supply of fresh pork will hopefully stablise soon as the Sheung Shui Slaughterhouse reopens. The abattoir had been closed since February 26, after many workers came down with Covid-19. Operation resumed on Monday and the slaughtering of live pigs resumed on Tuesday at midnight. Although supplies of chilled and frozen...

I’m here to give advice: mainland health expert

A senior mainland health official, Liang Wannian, said on Thursday that he's in Hong Kong to give advice but the decision making on anti-Covid strategy lies with the SAR government. The expert from the National Health Commission has been in town since Monday. He told reporters after visiting several elderly...