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2013-03-29 08:22:19

Art Epicenter of Asia to Welcome Over 60,000 Key Stakeholders at Premier International Art Show(May 23-26, 2013) LOS ANGELES, March 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the third-largest art auction center in the world, Hong Kong continues to garner international acclaim as the art mecca of Asia, prompting the world's most influential artists, gallerists and collectors--including the renowned Art Basel--to take notice. From May 23-26, the premiere edition of Art Basel Hong Kong--described as...

2012-01-12 16:09:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hong Kong has been ranked the world's freest economy for the 18th consecutive year in the 2012 Index of Economic Freedom, released today by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal. The Financial Secretary, John C. Tsang, welcomed the Heritage Foundation's high regard of Hong Kong as the world's freest economy. He stated that the government was determined to uphold economic freedom in Hong Kong, which was the cornerstone of...

2011-12-13 13:55:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hong Kong tops the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Financial Development Report 2011 for the first time, up from fourth in 2010. According to the WEF Financial Development Report released today, Hong Kong has overtaken the United States and the United Kingdom to take the top spot with a score of 5.16 on a scale of 1 to 7. The Financial Secretary, John C. Tsang welcomed the WEF's recognition of Hong Kong's rising competitiveness as an...

2010-01-20 15:46:00

The Heritage Foundation Releases 2010 Index of Economic Freedom WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hong Kong is ranked the world's freest economy for the 16th consecutive year in the 2010 Index of Economic Freedom, jointly published by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal. Hong Kong Commissioner to the United States, Donald Tong, welcomed the release of the 2010 Index, saying: "I am delighted to learn that the prestigious Heritage Foundation, in conjunction...

2009-05-19 08:00:00

HONG KONG, May 19 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- VODone Limited ("VODone" or the "Group", Hong Kong Stock code: 0082) is pleased to announce that it has launched an internet financial video broadcasting program named "Stock, Stock? Stock!" which features experts' analysis on China and Hong Kong stock markets, thus becoming the first internet new media in China to provide a real-time interactive online program on Hong Kong stocks. Public concern and enthusiasm for the stock market remain intact...

2009-01-13 14:04:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hong Kong has been ranked as the world's freest economy for the 15th consecutive year in the 2009 Index of Economic Freedom, jointly published by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal. Following the index's release in Hong Kong, Financial Secretary John C. Tsang said the Hong Kong government would continue its role as a facilitator. "We provide a business-friendly environment where all firms can compete on a level playing field...

2008-07-09 06:00:21

Text of report by Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post website on 9 July [Report by Ng Tze-Wei: "HK Activists Speak Out on China"] Hong Kong protesters among the thousands of activists in Sapporo to oppose the G8 summit say they want to tell the other side of China's development story. "Globalisation is also causing problems for China, for example, in relation to food security," said Au Loong-yu of Globalisation Monitor, a group that was actively involved in the anti-World Trade...

2005-12-23 22:58:47

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has accused the United States of interfering in its internal affairs, criticizing it for comments calling for Hong Kong to speed up political reforms and allow direct elections. "Affairs concerning Hong Kong ... are China's internal affairs leaving no room for foreign interference," the official Xinhua news agency late on Friday quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang as saying. "The U.S. side has once and again made rash comments on Hong Kong affairs...

2005-08-23 07:04:55

By Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG (Reuters) - First, it was a deadly bacteria in pigs, then it was a suspected cancer-causing chemical in fish. Now people in Hong Kong are wondering what's left to eat. "There are just fewer and fewer things left to buy in the market. I've stopped buying fish because we have children in the family," said Madam Loke, an office worker. "But it's hard to go without pork. I just make sure I cook it thoroughly." In the last month, Hong Kong has reeled from a string...