Hong Kong

‘Pro-Beijing’ John Lee elected as Hong Kong's Chief Executive

Lee, the sole candidate, received the votes of 1,416 members of a pro-Beijing election committee.

May 08, 2022, 14:12 PM IST

Hong Kong bans Air India flights till April 24 after 3 passengers found Covid-19 positive

Passengers from India can arrive in Hong Kong only if they have a COVID-19 negative certificate from a test done 48 hours prior to the journey.

Apr 18, 2022, 08:21 AM IST

Covid-19 surge in US, Europe and China triggering fourth wave fears, should India worry?

Though the Covid-19 situation in India remains fully under control, with a sharp decline in new and active cases, experts have been sounding an alarm about the fourth wave hitting India around mid-June.

Mar 24, 2022, 10:52 AM IST

Good news for flyers! Hong Kong to lift flight ban from India on THIS date

A ban on flights from Australia, Britain, Canada, France, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines and the United States would be lifted from April 1 and reducing quarantine for arrivals from abroad. 

 

Mar 21, 2022, 12:55 PM IST

Fourth wave of Covid-19 in China, Hong Kong raises alarm bells for India, check more

With China reporting a surge in coronavirus infections, Dr NK Arora, chairman of India`s Covid-19 Working Group of NTAGI, has said that Indians should not take the disease "for granted" because new variants can occur at all times in 

Mar 16, 2022, 09:19 AM IST

Hong Kong to kill around 2,000 hamsters after 11 of them test positive for Covid-19

Hong Kong Health Secretary said authorities were acting out of caution even though there was no evidence domestic animals can infect humans.

Jan 19, 2022, 11:48 AM IST

Omicron scare: Hong Kong bans inbound flights from eight countries including India

Incoming flights from India, Pakistan, Australia, Canada, France, Philippines, Britain and the United States have been banned from January 8.

Jan 05, 2022, 14:23 PM IST

China Evergrande Group suspends shares in Hong Kong amidst debt crisis

The property developer's struggle to reduce its 2 trillion yuan ($310 billion) of debt to comply with tighter official curbs on borrowing has prompted fears a default might trigger a financial crisis. 

Jan 03, 2022, 12:40 PM IST

Hong Kong's Carrie Lam in Beijing to report on 'patriots only' Legislative elections

Leading figures in the pro-democracy opposition have been intimidated into silence, jailed or forced into exile. Just 20 of the seats were directly elected while 40 were filled by members of a Beijing-appointed committee that selects the territory's chief executive.

Dec 22, 2021, 13:21 PM IST

UK PM Boris Johnson raises concern about Hong Kong, Xinjiang in phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping

UK PM Johnson in his conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping raised concerns about the "erosion of democracy" in Hong Kong and the human rights situation in Xinjiang province. 

Oct 30, 2021, 14:10 PM IST

Giant Halloween pumpkin lights up Hong Kong’s Victoria harbour

Hong Kong promenade has been lit up by a giant pumpkin. The sculpture is part of a wider Halloween exhibition that has been unveiled to add some spooky excitement to 2021's post-lockdown celebrations.

Oct 28, 2021, 13:58 PM IST

Chinese billionaire and Alibaba founder Jack Ma reappears in Hong Kong?

The Chinese billionaire has been keeping a low profile since delivering a speech in October last year in Shanghai.

Oct 13, 2021, 08:04 AM IST

Hong Kong pet funerals aim for respectful farewell rather than landfill waste

In Hong Kong, where land is at a premium and burials are expensive, pet owners can choose "green burials" at more than a dozen animal crematoriums.

Sep 06, 2021, 17:36 PM IST

Sukesh Chandrashekhar's network from Hong Kong to Dubai

Sukesh Chandrashekhar was arrested over allegations of duping Aditi Singh, the wife of former Ranbaxy promoter Shivinder Singh. Singh was duped to the tune of Rs 200 crores.

Sep 05, 2021, 23:00 PM IST

Hong Kong minister signals path to adopting China anti-sanctions law

Justice Secretary Teresa Cheng`s comments are the strongest official indication so far that Hong Kong would embrace the mainland law, passed in June to counter foreign sanctions as the U.S. and EU step up pressure over trade, technology, Hong Kong, and Xinjiang.

Aug 08, 2021, 16:16 PM IST

Hong Kong police arrest man for booing China anthem during Olympics broadcast

Hong Kong passed a law in June 2020 that criminalised disrespect of China`s national anthem. Anyone found guilty of misusing or insulting the anthem could be jailed for up to three years and fined.

Jul 30, 2021, 18:22 PM IST

Famous female Instagram influencer Sofia Cheung dies after falling off waterfall while taking selfie!

Sofia Cheung is famous on Instagram and has over 17.2k followers. She was an adventurous influencer and loved hiking, kayaking, outdoor activities, photography as described in her IG bio. 

Jul 15, 2021, 12:50 PM IST

Members of European Parliament write to EU leaders, highlight growing 'repression' in Hong Kong

In a letter addressed to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and President of the European Council Charles Michel, the EU members said that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) broke the promises made to Hong Kong citizens made in the Sino-British Joint Declaration.

Jul 01, 2021, 10:11 AM IST

Hong Kong has returned to stability from 'chaos', says city's acting chief executive John Lee

Hong Kong's acting chief executive, John Lee said that the city has returned to order from chaos since China imposed a sweeping national security law on the global financial hub last year.

Jul 01, 2021, 09:04 AM IST

Hong Kong police arrest Apple Daily lead writer and reporter under national security law

A senior executive at Next Digital, which publishes Apple Daily, said a lead writer for editorials and a reporter were arrested, without identifying them. It was unclear why the reporter was arrested. A police representative said they had no immediate information on a second arrest.

Jun 23, 2021, 17:16 PM IST