“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 →

MIT launches Hong Kong Innovation Node

The long-term presence in the city brings collaboration of MIT community with students, entrepreneurs and companies in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta region. MIT launches Innovation Node in Hong Kong 8 June 2016 The Massachusetts Institute of Technology… Continue Reading →

Sixth batch of iBonds to launch on 31 May

Hong Kong residents can apply through retail banking channels. The sixth batch of iBond will be available for sale from 31 May to 8 June, with an issue amount of $10 billion, for a term of three years. The minimum… Continue Reading →

Survey: We love internet surfing more than sleeping

Hong Kong working people topped the list of most sleep-deprived Asian city The latest release of AIA Healthy Living Index, the survey conducted by AIA Group tracking over 10000 adults across 15 Asian cities since 2011, finds that average participants… Continue Reading →

Hong Kong restricts vaccinations for non-resident children

Mainland parents can bypass the limit by going to Hong Kong private clinics Mainland parents have been flocking to Hong Kong for pneumococcal vaccinations for their kids as drugmaker Pfizer has stopped selling a vaccine in China earlier 2015 and… Continue Reading →

37 people charged over street clashes in Mong Kok

36 were charged with rioting, this carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison. Hong Kong riot police fired warning shots and pepper spray midnight on 8th during clashes that erupted in Mong Kok, a working-class neighborhood across the… Continue Reading →

The wealth gap seen widening in 2016

Oxfam: The 62 richest individuals collectively control as much wealth as the world’s poorest 3.6 billion people According to a new study by the anti-poverty organization, the biggest areas of concern is that the group of the super-wealthy are getting wealthier, making the… Continue Reading →

Hope of cutting levy to fund new HK airport runway

HK Airport Authority may lower the proposed $180 levy which will partly fund the construction of third runway. The Hong Kong government approved the expansion of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) into 3-runway system. The Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) was proposed to levy a HK$180 additional… Continue Reading →

Apply for subsidized-home flats in Hong Kong now!

Hong Kong Housing Authority (HKHA) invites 2,500 eligible Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) applicants by 8 September. HKHA launched the 1st round of the Extending the HOS Secondary Market to White Form (WF) Buyers in January 2013, the 2nd round applications… Continue Reading →

China immigrants to Hong Kong on sliding trend

2014-15 annual new immigrants quota for China was not filled up. The HK Census and Statistics Department released its statistical on 13 August, the provisional estimate of the Hong Kong Population was 7,298,600 at mid-2015, representing an increase of 56,900 or 0.8% from… Continue Reading →

HK women-mainlander marriage on rising trend

HK women-mainlander marriage reached a record 7,685 in 2014, up 31% to 2011. The HK Census and Statistics Department released its statistical report, Women and Men in Hong Kong – Key Statistics 2015 on 30 July, total of 56,454 new couples were married in… Continue Reading →

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