Latest Politics of Hong Kong Stories

2009-12-15 15:51:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Food and Health Bureau has invited expressions of interest (EOI) from Hong Kong and overseas parties in developing private hospitals at four sites in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The deadline for submitting EOI is March 31, 2010. At a press conference, the Secretary for Food and Health, Dr. York Chow, said the promotion of private hospital development was one of the initiatives under healthcare reform and a major Hong Kong...

2009-04-21 18:33:51

A top-level Chinese government adviser Tuesday suggested the United States should be wary of invoking a carbon border tax. Tung Chee-hwa, vice chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, told an audience at New York University a bill now before the U.S. Congress smells of protectionism, The Financial Times reported. He warned it could lead to retaliation from developing countries, the British business newspaper said. Tung said if the program moves forward it could be...

2008-09-25 06:00:15

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Hong Kong Authorities Move To Quell Rumours Over Bank's Stability"] HONG KONG, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) - The Hong Kong Monetary Authority said Wednesday that the city's banking system is safe and sound, a move to quell rumours over the stability of Bank of East Asia, which led to depositor queues. "Local banks are well capitalized and highly liquid. Their asset quality is good and their...

2008-09-13 09:00:06

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Tainted Milk Powder Not Sold Abroad: Health Ministry"] BEIJING, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) - The contaminated Sanlu baby milk powder in connection with the country's hundreds of infant kidney stone cases was only sold on the Chinese mainland and Taiwan, health ministry official Gao Qiang said on Saturday. "None of the milk powder was exported to other countries or regions," Gao said at a press...

2008-09-08 09:00:13

Pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong's newly elected legislature retained strength to veto any government effort to alter the territory's constitution. Results of the Sunday elections for the 60-seat Legislative Council showed pro-democracy supporters had won 23 of the seats, the BBC reported. That is more than the one-third strength needed for veto purposed on the Chinese-administered autonomous region. Their victory, though two seats less than their current numbers in the legislature,...

2008-09-06 09:00:17

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Residents of HK Paralympic Village Discharged From Hospitals"] HONG KONG, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) - The two female residents of the Hong Kong Paralympic Village who were infected with norovirus and admitted to hospital were discharged from hospitals early on Saturday. The two, aged 19 and 53, developed gastroenteritis symptoms including vomiting and diarrhea on Aug. 31 and September 1...

2008-08-29 09:00:56

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Chinese Mainland And HK Sign Power, Gas Deal"] HONG KONG, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) - Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Chief Executive Donald Tsang Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding with head of the National Energy Administration Zhang Guobao, to confirm the continuous supply of nuclear power and natural gas to Hong Kong over the next two decades. The agreement will...

2008-08-08 09:01:33

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Chinese Mainland, Hong Kong Sign Health, Quarantine Cooperation accord"] BEIJING, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) - China's quarantine watchdog told Xinhua on Friday it had signed a health and quarantine cooperation arrangement with the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government to forge closer ties to better safeguard public health. The move was targeted at preventing cross-region...

2008-07-06 06:00:10

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "3rd Ld-Writethru: Chinese Vice President Arrives in HK on inspection Tour"] Hong Kong, July 6 (Xinhua) - Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping arrived at the Hong Kong Lok Ma Chau cross-boundary checkpoint from Shenzhen on Sunday morning, kicking off a three-day inspection tour of the city. Upon his arrival, Xi was greeted by Donald Tsang, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'