A controversy is raging in Hong Kong. This time it has nothing to do with politics, sex or money. It has to do with a storm in a cup, over a documentary which chronicles the lives of six students from Ying Wa Girls School.
Hong Kong government's first youth exchange activity in the Mainland after the full resumption of normal travel between Hong Kong and the Mainland was successfully concluded today (February 7). The Under Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs, Clarence Leung, and the HYAB team, together with the Vice-Chairman of the Youth Development Commission, Kenneth Leung, led some 30 Hong Kong youth representatives to visit Guangdong Province.
The value of total restaurant receipts was provisionally estimated at HK$25.5 billion in the fourth quarter of last year, up 1.6 percent year-on-year, the Census and Statistics Department said today (Feb. 7). However, the provisional estimate of the value of total restaurant receipts for the whole year was HK$86.8 billion, down by 6.4% in value and 9.5% in volume terms.
The spokesperson for the Commissioner's Office of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the HKSAR on Tuesday (Feb. 7) strongly disapproved and firmly rejected the irresponsible remarks made by some groups and members of the US Congress concerning HKSAR courts' trial of the Hong Kong 47 case.
Acting Chief Executive Chan kwok-ki said Tuesday (Feb. 7) that the government will discuss with the mainland side to streamline or simply cancel the requirement for travelers heading north to declare their health status.
China has reopened its door in perfect timing, which paved the way for cooperation and exchange between the African world and the country, Mbelwa Kairuki, ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania to the People's Republic of China, told DotDotNews in a recent interview.
Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland yesterday (Feb. 6) achieved full cross-boundary travels. The Acting Chief Executive, Chan Kwok-ki, said at a press conference before attending the Executive Council meeting today (Feb. 7), the first day of the cross-boundary operation is smooth, and a total of 280,000 passengers crossed the boundary yesterday, with half of them exiting and half of them entering.
A testing center contractor revealed that the contract will expire at the end of February. Acting Chief Executive Chan Kwok-ki said today (Feb. 7) that the government will gradually reduce the number of community testing centers, but will retain some testing centers for contingency, stressing the epidemic is still not over.