Contrary to anti-China NGOs’ claims, rights are well protected in Hong Kong

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a review on the performance of China’s implementation of the International Covenant of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. This article aims at examining the protection of economic, social and cultural rights in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region mainly through the lens of the International Covenant on […]

Truth about progress in HK can’t be muzzled

It was noteworthy that President of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen issued a statement recently to express strong disapproval and staunch opposition to the United Kingdom branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s decision to withdraw its invitation to the Hong Kong legislature to attend the 2023 Westminster Seminar on Effective Parliaments.  […]

EC Healthcare Announced Strategic Alliance with Prudential

HONG KONG, Feb 13, 2023 – (ACN Newswire via – EC Healthcare (the “Company”, which together with its subsidiaries is referred to as the “Group”, SEHK stock code: 2138), the largest non-hospital medical group in Hong Kong*, is pleased to announce that the Group formed partnership with Prudential Hong Kong Limited (“Prudential”) to jointly […]

Hong Kong’s judicial independence: UK Bar report poisoned by hostile influencers

Although not widely known beyond legal circles, the London-based Bar Human Rights Committee (BHRC) bills itself as “the independent international human rights arm of the Bar of England and Wales”. Having been around since the 1990s, it says it works “to protect the rights of advocates, judges and human rights defenders around the world,” and […]

Hong Kong’s Middle East mission lays groundwork for new business opportunities

HONG KONG, Feb 10, 2023 – (ACN Newswire via – Since the recent reopening of the Hong Kong-mainland border, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) embarked on a week-long business mission to the Middle East, led by Mr John Lee, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). The Hong Kong […]

Aging buildings problem needs to be addressed aggressively

Instead of seeing it as a complicated, expensive problem, aging buildings represent opportunities to improve livability and enable Hong Kong to achieve its carbon-neutrality goal by 2050. Hong Kong’s vision of itself is as “Asia’s World City”, the images of which are the city’s gleaming high-rise buildings. Hong Kong also advertises itself as the region’s […]

Stunts to smear HK Judiciary are futile

Immediately before and after Hong Kong’s most high-profile national security trial  — which involves 47 defendants charged with participating in a conspiracy to commit subversion  — began on Monday, people who have a political axe to grind stepped up their efforts to draw “global attention” to the case by trying to associate it with “human […]

West’s undermining Hong Kong’s rule of law intolerable

The Commissioner’s Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hong Kong expressed strong dissatisfaction with and strong opposition to fallacious remarks made by certain public figures of the West who associate detained opposition activists and lawmakers in Hong Kong with so-called “human rights” issues to denigrate the city’s rule-of-law status. Such insidious efforts to […]

Bold moves vital to city’s post-pandemic recovery

The Shanghai authority organized a citywide conference on optimizing the business environment immediately after the Lunar New Year holiday, unveiling 10 initiatives and 32 policy measures aimed at creating a first-class business environment. Addressing the audience, Chen Jining, Party chief of Shanghai, emphasized that the city will deepen high-level reform and opening-up with an enterprising […]

HKTDC: Hong Kong ready for business; Delegation arrives in Riyadh

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Feb 6, 2023 – (ACN Newswire via – A delegation of business leaders from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), led by the city’s Chief Executive Mr John Lee and principal government officials, has arrived in Riyadh to explore collaboration opportunities with the business community of Saudi Arabia. Several Memoranda […]

UWC Education for Peace and Sustainability Officially Open by the Honourable Miss Alice Mak with student performances showcase the diversity of UWC

HONG KONG, Feb 3, 2023 – (ACN Newswire via – The United World College Hong Kong Committee (UWCHK) and Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong (LPCUWC) jointly host an exhibition under the theme of UWC education for peace and sustainability to mark the 50th anniversary of Hong Kong students in overseas […]