HK chief pledges universal suffrage for next leader

2014-01-15 15:18:38

Hong Kong Chief Executive C Y Leung on Wednesday stressed that rule of law is vital for safeguarding people's rights and freedoms in Hong Kong, and reassured citizens that universal suffrage will be achieved in selecting the next leader in 2017 through an ongoing five-step process.

HK to develop Lantau Island as transfer point

2014-01-15 15:07:23

Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung said Wednesday that the government endeavors to establish Lantau Island as an essential connecting point for journeys to and from Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macao.

HK to assist local students studying in mainland

2014-01-15 14:34:34

Hong Kong Chief Executive C Y Leung said Wednesday in his second policy address that the government is to introduce a subsidy scheme to assist needy students who further their studies in the mainland.

HK to introduce low-income working family allowance

2014-01-15 13:54:17

Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung said Wednesday that the city's government proposes the introduction a Low-income Working Family Allowance to help keep low-income families from falling into the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) safety net.

Leung: HK to effectively attract mainland visitors

2014-01-15 13:53:20

Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung said that tourism is one of Hong Kong economy's pillar industries but an excessive number or over-concentration of visitors may exert pressure on Hong Kong.

HK chief executive delivers 2nd policy address

2014-01-15 13:18:09

Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung delivered Wednesday morning a policy address to the city's lawmakers and the citizens amid an ongoing public debate on procedures to elect his successor by universal suffrage in 2017.

4.8-magnitude quake hits 33km NNW of Taitung City, Taiwan

2014-01-15 05:39:09

An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale jolted 33km NNW of Taitung City, Taiwan at 02:38: 15 Hong Kong Time on Wednesday (2014-01-14 18:38:15 GMT ), the US Geological Survey said.

HK keeps sanctions option on Manila for hostage tragedy

2014-01-14 17:14:45

Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung said on Tuesday that the Hong Kong government would never gave up the option of economic sanctions, if necessary, on the Philippines for a hostage tragedy three years ago.

Border police seize 2 tons of drugs

2014-01-14 16:50:23

Border police from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan Coast Guard have nabbed 126 suspects and confiscated 1,790 kg of drugs since they signed an agreement on mutual judicial assistance in 2009.

Mainland slams 'Taiwan independence' stance

2014-01-10 14:29:58

A Chinese mainland statement issued on Friday said that there is "no way out" for the "Taiwan independence" stance espoused by the island's opposition Democratic Progressive Party.

Largest sushi mosaic created in HK

2014-01-09 04:42:51

A total of 20,647 sushi pieces were used for a 37-square-metre space to break the record on Wednesday, which was verified and announced by the Guinness World Records at the end of the event.

Pioneer of HK media passes away

2014-01-07 15:49:28

Hong Kong media mogul and philanthropist Run Run Shaw, aged 107, passed away at home on Jan 7, 2014.