Second quarantine hotel to open for new helpers

The government said on Saturday it had set aside a second hotel for newly-arrived foreign domestic helpers to complete their 21-day mandatory quarantine. For now, incoming helpers can only serve their quarantine in the Silka Tsuen Wan hotel or the government's quarantine centre in Penny's Bay – both of which...

New alliance to push ‘Third Way’ in Legco

Executive councillor Ronny Tong's Path of Democracy and the Third Side political party announced on Friday that they had formed a new alliance, in case they decide to field candidates in December's Legco elections. At a press conference, the two groups said they share a mission of safeguarding One Country...

New subsidised homes to cost up to HK$3.85m

The Housing Authority on Friday announced that prices for around 2,100 new subsidised flats under the green form subsidised home ownership scheme will range from about HK$1.18 million to HK$3.85 million. The flats in Kai Chuen Court in Diamond Hill will range from 184 to 481 square feet in size,...

Lawmakers pass bill to ban e-cigarettes

Lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that will ban the sale of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products. The bill will also ban the import, manufacture, distribution and advertising of such smoking products in the SAR. The government stressed the legislation is aimed at protecting people’s health, as the products contain...

HK to have 5 more quarantine hotels from December

The number of designated quarantine hotels will go up from 35 to 40 in December to meet what's expected to be higher demand during the holiday season. The government unveiled on Tuesday the list of hotels for incoming travellers between December and February, covering Christmas, New Year and the Lunar...

StrongNode Partners with Blockpass for KYC Provision

HONG KONG, Oct 15, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - Blockpass and StrongNode are proud to reveal a collaboration that will see StrongNode employ Blockpass' KYC services to ensure customer compliance.StrongNode has positioned itself to be the next generation of edge computing by leveraging blockchain to create a global...

Labour chief says annuity plan will not be mandatory

Labour and Welfare Secretary Law Chi-kwong on Thursday said it would be absurd to force retirees to transfer their savings under the mandatory provident fund into an annuity plan, stressing that people will be given a choice. The official had first raised the idea last month in a media interview,...

ADPL to accept applications for Legco polls

The Hong Kong Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood on Thursday said it will start accepting applications from members to run for December’s Legislative Council elections. The association said those who want to participate in the race will not need nominations from other members to represent the party in the...

Kompasu gains strength, signal 8 to stay before noon

The Observatory said Severe Tropical Storm Kompasu has intensified into a typhoon, and the number eight storm signal will remain in force before noon on Wednesday. Officials issued the signal at 5:20pm on Tuesday, and the SAR has been lashed by strong winds and moderate rain since then. At 6...

NEC C&C Foundation Awards 2021 C&C Prize

TOKYO, Oct 12, 2021 - (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - The NEC C&C Foundation today announced that the 2021 C&C Prize will be awarded to two groups for their contributions to developing the neocognitron, a prototype for the core technology of today's artificial intelligence (AI), by applying knowledge of the...

AIST, Toyota, and Toyota Central R&D Labs to Consider Joint Research on Advanced Energy and Environment Technologies

Toyota City, Japan, Oct 12, 2021 - (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota), and Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc. (Toyota CRDL) announced today that they have commenced discussions on joint research aimed at accelerating development and implementing...