Hong Kong’s night races gallop on during the coronavirus outbreak… but without the fans

Its weekly horse race meeting is one of the city’s biggest money makers. The turnover for the latest “Happy Wednesday” with no fans in the stands was almost $145 million ($1.1 billion HKD), down from $162 million ($1.3 billion HKD) one year ago. The club says the difference is due to the drop in cash […]

Breakingviews – Hong Kong rues taking off its face mask

The former British territory is a conduit for fundraising, trade and investment between China and the rest of the world, through ports and financial markets. Bankers fly in and out to court institutional investors for initial public offerings of Chinese companies on New York and Hong Kong stock exchanges, and to inspect factories on the […]

Hong Kong horse races canceled over fears of political unrest

Betting turnover on races from last Wednesday came in at 1.1 billion Hong Kong dollars ($140 million), according to the Jockey Club. This Wednesday is also the first time since Britain handed Hong Kong back to China in 1997 that a race has been canceled because of social and political unrest.

GOT7’s Jackson Under Fire for Supporting One-China Policy Amid Hong Kong Protests

Mass protests erupted in China’s semi-autonomous region of Hong Kong in early June in response to a controversial bill that would allow extraditions to the mainland. Although the local parliament eventually announced that it had suspended the bill, people are continuing to protest, demanding that it be withdrawn completely. They also want the city authorities […]

3 men jailed for breaching quarantine orders in Hong Kong

The sentences sent a clear message that breaching quarantine orders is a criminal offense, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government said in a statement, stressing that compliance with quarantine orders is of paramount importance in Hong Kong’s fight against COVID-19.

Hong Kong stocks close on a high

Hong Kong stocks closed on a positive note Tuesday, in line with a broad Asia advance and following a rally on Wall Street, while investors welcomed a surprisingly strong factory activity report out of China.

SUNeVision Announces Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Site on MEGA Campus in Hong Kong

About SUNeVisionSUNeVision (SEHK: 1686), the technology arm of Sun Hung Kai Properties (SEHK: 0016), is the largest data centre provider in Hong Kong. We provide industry-leading carrier and cloud-neutral data centre services with global top 10 connectivity. We connect providers of telecommunications, cloud, ISP, CDN, OTT from local, mainland China and global with enterprises of […]

Coronavirus: How Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan are beating killer virus

While strict isolation measures may seem appealing on the surface, Prof Blakely says there is more to the story. “The downside – and this is important – is that social distancing policies (with all their economic consequences and social disruption) will have to be in place for longer to achieve the same total number of […]

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong reach 714 with 32 new cases

With the Junior Police Call Permanent Activity Center administered by the Hong Kong police being converted into a quarantine center and handed over to the Department of Health of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government, Hong Kong currently has four quarantine centers with nearly 1,700 units in total, Wong said, adding that the […]

Pet cat tests positive for COVID-19 virus in Hong Kong

To ensure public and animal health, the AFCD strongly advises that mammalian pet animals including dogs and cats from households with persons confirmed as infected with COVID-19 should be put under quarantine in AFCD facilities, he added.