Hong Kong jumps into Top 10 most expensive locations for expats

BY BLOOMBERG Higher inflation and a strengthening currency have seen Hong Kong rocket into the fourth most expensive location in the world for expats, up from 11th last year. That makes the special administrative region one of the most pricey places to live in the Asia-Pacific region. That’s according to the latest cost of living survey published by ECA International. The annual study compares a basket of … Continue reading Hong Kong jumps into Top 10 most expensive locations for expats

Hong Kong had one of its biggest marches in history

Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the street in Hong Kong on Sunday against a law critics fear could let Beijing target political opponents in the territory. The controversial extradition bill would allow suspected criminals to be sent to mainland China for trial. Organisers say there were one million people, which would make it the biggest march in more than 16 years. Police say … Continue reading Hong Kong had one of its biggest marches in history

Shenzhen to adopt Singapore housing policy and drop Hong Kong model

BY SCMP Shenzhen, one of the most expensive cities in China, is poised to borrow a page from the playbook of Singapore for providing more subsidised homes, ditching the Hong Kong model the Chinese city has followed for more than two decades since private home ownership reforms were rolled out. Shenzhen, known as China’s Silicon Valley, will offer 1 million government-subsidised homes at as low … Continue reading Shenzhen to adopt Singapore housing policy and drop Hong Kong model

Hong Kong most-expensive housing market in the world

BY CHINA DAILY Four Chinese city are among the 10 costliest cities to buy a home in the world, with Hong Kong stands on the top, according to real estate consultancy CBRE’s 2019 Global Living report. Hong Kong tops the list with the average price of a home about 8.28 million yuan ($1.22 million). The other three Chinese cities — Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing occupy … Continue reading Hong Kong most-expensive housing market in the world

Hong Kong’s talents urged to ‘Change Mindset’

BY SILVI WRITER and CHINA DAILY   Hong Kong’s talents and professionals, especially the youths, are urged to “change their mindset” to embrace opportunities brought by the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) for better prospects. “We are competing with talents from the whole country. We should reflect on what competitive edge we still have,” said Chuk-kin Lau, Publisher of Recruit, Hong Kong’s leading recruitment … Continue reading Hong Kong’s talents urged to ‘Change Mindset’

Hong Kong-made NANOCHIP to detect harmful substances in food in 30 seconds

BY SILVI WRITER   Researchers of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) have recently developed a low-cost, high precision nanochip which enables more effective and accurate detection of harmful substances in food, contributing to greater protection and improvement in public health. It can detect hazardous substances in food in 30 seconds with Raman spectroscopy, chinanews.com reported citing Chinese-language newspaper Ta Kung Pao. Improving the … Continue reading Hong Kong-made NANOCHIP to detect harmful substances in food in 30 seconds

Rest in Peace, Mr Jin Yong

BY SILVI WRITER   One of the world’s most influential Chinese novelists Louis Cha Leung-yung, better known by his pen name Jin Yong (金庸), died on Tuesday in Hong Kong’s Sanatorium and Hospital at the age of 94. Cha was considered the grandfather of Chinese martial arts and chivalry, or wuxia (武侠), fiction for his works, which were largely set in the world of the … Continue reading Rest in Peace, Mr Jin Yong