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  1. Business - Economy - DIPLOMACY

    Tax haven Liechtenstein opens consulate in Hong Kong to boost ties

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... of Liechtenstein opened a consular office in Hong Kong last week as it seeks to boost business ties with the city and the mainland. The European state owes much of its wealth and status as an international ... website. The nation's banks managed client assets worth 184 billion francs at the end of 2012. "The opening of the Liechtenstein Honorary Consulate in Hong Kong is a very special event ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - DIPLOMACY

    Ireland set to open first consulate in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 04:46am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Ireland set to open first mission in Hong Kong Ireland will open its first diplomatic mission in Hong Kong this year in a bid to increase its presence in Asia ... with two or three local support staff. No date has been set for the official opening. The former teacher was in Hong Kong last night to attend the annual St Patrick's Day ball in Wan Chai ...

  3. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    John Kerry hosts Yang Jiechi for 'frank' talks at his Boston home

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:09am by Adrian Wan

    ... between Washington and Beijing over developments in Hong Kong. Differences over pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong surfaced earlier this month in talks in Washington between Kerry and Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Kerry spelled out the US' support for "an open society with the highest possible degree of autonomy and governed by rule of law" in Hong Kong. But Wang said ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - DIPLOMACY

    New US consul general Clifford Hart praises Hong Kong's rule of law

    Posted Jul 31st 2013, 06:29pm by Lana Lam

    ... 30 years ago, Hong Kong and Macau have fascinated me with their open, law-based societies, dynamism, and exquisite integration of modernity and traditional Chinese culture," Hart said. ... States consul general praised Hong Kong's rule of law and freedoms as the key reasons more than 60,000 Americans call the city home, and says he looks forward to Hongkongers' move ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DIPLOMACY

    Australians 'should not fear Chinese investment', says Bob Carr

    Posted Jul 27th 2013, 12:00am by Olivia Rosenman

    ... Hong Kong is home to some 80,000 Australians, many of whom are involved in business. Carr praised Hong Kong's open economy, which he said made it very comfortable for Australians. ... alliance with the US, Australian foreign minister Bob Carr said in Hong Kong yesterday. In an interview with the South China Morning Post, Carr said that Canberra's historically important ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - DIPLOMACY

    Hungary reopens its consulate in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 04:47am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... reopened its consulate in Hong Kong yesterday after a four-year absence as the central European country seeks to improve trade ties with the city. The international financial crisis forced the country to close its Hong Kong consulate in 2009 as part of measures to cut government spending. With a vastly improved economy, Hungary is now re-establishing its diplomatic presence in Hong Kong ...

  7. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    US President Barack Obama defies low expectations for visit to China

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 04:04am by McClatchy Tribune

    ... in China, the protests in Hong Kong and China's denial of visas to New York Times reporters in apparent retaliation for investigative reports on the wealth of Chinese leaders. This created ... become an anchor of world stability, and the propeller of world peace," said Xi, speaking in Chinese. Then Xi harshened his tone, calling Hong Kong's pro-democracy occupation ...

  8. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Longer visas a boon for Chinese investors in the US

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 04:55am by Angela Meng

    ... for more than US$500 million," Chan said. "The extended visas will help sustain the growth that we have been seeing." Eugene Chow, an immigration lawyer based in Hong Kong, said ...

  9. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China and US reach historic deal on climate change

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 11:48am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... that the US had "played no role in the ongoing pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong". But Obama said he also made it clear that the US would encourage the right of people to express themselves and democratic reform in Hong Kong. "These are issues ultimately for the people of Hong Kong and China to decide," he said. The White House said the two leaders also discussed ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - DIPLOMACY

    Hong Kong missionary held in North Korea ‘left Christian pamphlets in temple’

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 10:42am by Agence France-Presse

    ... travel companion told media on Thursday. Hong Kong-based John Short, 75, was taken from his Pyongyang hotel on Monday by North Korean police, two days after arriving from Beijing as part ... for tourism. Watch: Hong Kong-based missionary detained in Pyongyang ‘quite willing to suffer', wife says The Australian Broadcasting Corporation said he was on a two-man trip with Chinese ...




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