19 Oct 2022
The Chief Executive of Hong Kong delivers Policy Address 2022
The Chief Executive, John Lee Ka-Chiu, addressed the future of Hong Kong after strict covid restrictions in the annual Policy Address.
19 Oct 2022
Hong Kong Leader Unveils Battle Plan To Win Talent War
Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee unveiled a series of new measures designed to “proactively trawl the world for talents” during his inaugural policy address on Wednesday, while underscoring the need to strengthen national security.
23 Sept 2022
Hong Kong to end mandatory quarantine for overseas arrivals with new ‘0+3’ scheme from September 26
Arrivals will not require a pre-flight PCR test but will be screened upon landing under a ‘test-and-go’ practice which will not require them to wait at the airport
18 Nov 2021
EU proposes tougher regulations on exporting trash
The European practice of exporting pollution could soon end as the Commission presented a new proposal for stricter rules on waste shipments.
18 Nov 2021
Hong Kong authorities will criminalise ‘fake news’ only as a last resort
Criminalisation will be the last resort for tackling “fake news” with alternative approaches such as demanding the removal of content and flagging contentious material taking priority, Hong Kong’s No 2 official has said.
27 Aug 2021
Hong Kong residents to pay for trash as lawmakers approve waste-charging scheme
Legco passes long-delayed legislation requiring households and shops to pay for rubbish bags expected to cost the average household up to HK$51 a month.
6 Aug 2021
Hong Kong Eases Entry for Vaccinated Residents, Tourists
Hong Kong will allow vaccinated tourists from all but 10 places in the world to enter the city starting on Aug. 9, a significant easing of some of the tightest border curbs in the world.
5 Aug 2021
EU proposes world’s first carbon border tax for some imports
The European Commission on Wednesday put forward plans for the world’s first carbon border tax, on imports of carbon-intensive steel, aluminium, cement, fertilisers and electricity, as part of a programme to meet its new climate target.
22 Jul 2021
Asean nations left ‘exposed’ by global minimum corporate tax seen forging closer ties with China
The global minimum corporate tax – agreed upon by a Group of 20 finance ministers this month – is set to re-chart the course of international investment flows, creating new uncertainties for Southeast Asian nations that have been striving to lure foreign capital and financial expertise.