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First working day of First female Chief Executive

Since the first female Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has token her office on July 1, her new administration has been showing a refreshingly new governance approach and common touch to the public eye. Unlike to previous July 1… Continue Reading →

Hong Kong ranked 1st as world’s most competitive economy

Hong Kong placed first for 2 consecutive years The International Institute of Management Development (“IMD”), Swiss research institution, published its latest World Competitiveness Yearbook 2017 which compared and ranked 63 economies based on 4 major indicators namely “economic performance”, “government… Continue Reading →

Beijing-favored candidate won Hong Kong’s chief executive election

Carrie Lam is first woman to fill that position On March 26, Hong Kong announced that Carrie Lam, the former Chief Secretary for Administration of Hong Kong, will be the special-administrative territory’s new chief executive beating former Financial Secretary John… Continue Reading →

Hong Kong taken in Chinese-led Asia Infrastructure Bank

China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank expands its global members include 70 countries The Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (“AIIB“) approved the membership application of Hong Kong and 12 other jurisdictions including include Canada, the world’s 10th largest economy, as well… Continue Reading →

Hong Kong signs AEOI tax agreements with 6 jurisdictions

Belgium, Canada, Guernsey, Italy, Mexico and the Netherlands team with Hong Kong to curb tax evasion Hong Kong Governement has been seeking to expand Hong Kong’s AEOI network with worldwide tax treaty partners. The signing of agreements with six more… Continue Reading →

Expensive Housing Drags Hong Kong’s Quality-of-Living Rankings

Singapore tops Japan as the best Asia’s city for living The annual survey by Mercer, used by multinational companies to design expat packages, ranked Hong Kong 71 out of 231 cities for quality of living – dropping one spot from… Continue Reading →

Meet new MTR stations: Ho Man Tin and Whampoa

Welcome to all-time high property price in the communities Mass Transport Railway(MTR:0066.HK) has extended its Kwun Tong line with the opening of Whampoa and Ho Man Tin stations on 26th October. The railway links these 2 regions where are mostly… Continue Reading →

Photographer sheds light on hardship of the deprived

Tin sheds on rooftop, coffin cubicles, and “cage houses” are homes of 200,000 poor Hongkong-ers In 2016, Society for Community Organization (SoCO) are working with photographer Benny Lam again to jointly organize a “Trapped” photo exhibition, highlighting poor housing in… Continue Reading →

Hong Kong home-built plane flies around the world

Two-seater aircraft built by Hong Kong pilot and students takes off to journey over 25 countries Hong Kong’s first-ever homebuilt aircraft by Hong Kong pilot and students was back in the city after its test flights after its flight certification… Continue Reading →

Modified recreational vehicles are sold as motorhomes

Where to live in Hong Kong? In the fact that being one of the most densely populated places in the world, a idea of mobile living springs out among flat buyers. Some business is selling recreational vehicles (RV) with sales… Continue Reading →

“Quick” visa for foreign visitors entering Guangdong suspended

G20 summit security hits China travel VISAs from HKSAR Several foreign tourist groups in the city, led by Hong Kong tour agencies, have been refused entry into Guangdong province since last week due to a “system upgrade” on the mainland… Continue Reading →

Hong Kong marriage trend updates

Late marriage and high divorce rate are the trend in the city According to the latest government data, the number of marriage registration in 2015 is 51,609 which is a decade low. The median age for marriage for women was… Continue Reading →

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