Greece will be offering residence to non-EU investors buying or renting property worth over €250,000 (HK$2.5 million), in a bid to revive its moribund real estate industry, officials say. The initiative, voted into law last week, comes in response to strong demand from Arab, Chinese and Russian investors, the officials from the interior ministry and property groups told a news conference yesterday.Tuesday, 23 April, 2013, 3:51am
Taiwan yesterday protested against the mainland for printing maps and pictures of the island in its new passports, calling their inclusion not only provocative but harmful to cross-strait relations.
President Ma Ying-jeou also urged Beijing to refrain from upsetting the hard-won peace and stability between the two sides.24 Nov 2012 - 4:03am
Travel agencies on the mainland expect a 20 per cent increase in visitor numbers after a change in permit rules which will allow non-permanent residents of six cities easier access to Hong Kong, with the first surge arriving as early as next month.1 Sep 2012 - 2:16pm
An activist has uncovered evidence in Hong Kong documents that North Korean agents were granted nationality and passports by the Seychelles and Kiribati, in spite of pledges not to do so.
Ken Kato, a Japanese human rights activist and researcher, has called for the two island nations to halt the practice.22 Aug 2012 - 7:41am
Pink Floyd were wrong when they sang 'We don't need no education', and not just because of their poor grammar. We should all be educated in the history of our own countries. But they were right when they added, 'We don't need no thought control.'15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm
Court rejects academic's bid for judicial review27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
A City University academic whose foreign passport bars him from standing in the Legco election in September is challenging electoral law.
Hans Mahncke filed a judicial review application in the High Court yesterday after the Electoral Affairs Commission ruled he was ineligible to run in a geographical constituency or the functional constituency seat for the education sector.13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Missing American's family believe he will be found1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Young women in three counties in Yunnan will be able to apply for passports like other mainlanders from today after the lifting of restrictions imposed seven years ago due to concerns that many were becoming prostitutes in nearby countries.15 May 2012 - 12:00am
Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...
170 nations' emissaries seek ground for warming pact14 May 2012 - 12:00am
A mainland woman has been jailed for five months for lying about her travel plans and tampering with her passport to conceal previous deceit.
Huang Zhen was convicted in Sha Tin Court of false representation and possession of false documents.20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Penniless German citizen Ewald Widiner has to have one of the most bizarre applications for refugee status the city has seen.
Mired in a bureaucratic nightmare, the 62-year-old has been stranded in Hong Kong for more than a year and reduced to squatting in a building on Lamma Island because the German consulate refuses to give him a new passport.11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Over the past month, my expedition partner, Leon McCarron, and I have made fast progress south along the Yellow River, and then crossed from the province of Shanxi into Shaanxi, and out of the mountains and onto flat, fertile plains that will lead us to Xian, the capital of Shaanxi and the ancient capital of China.28 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Companies using serviced offices often have staff members or overseas visitors who come to Hong Kong frequently on business and might not know that it is possible to get a travel pass that allows them to whizz through immigration.16 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Britons and other foreign nationals living on the mainland are legally required to keep their passports with them. But under new British rules, citizens needing to renew their travel documents must send them to the regional passport processing centre in Hong Kong.22 Dec 2011 - 12:00am