Greater China

Hong Kong man arrested for selling free Covid-19 test kits online

Officers arrested jobless man, 55, in Prince Edward for theft and seized 53 unused kits, 19 Octopus cards and four smartphones in his home.

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Hong Kong’s top developers bid for Causeway Bay commercial plot

The 286,140 sq ft site on Caroline Hill Road, the first to be offered in the area for tender since 1997, can yield a gross floor area of around 1.1 million sq ft.

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Quarantine release for over 1,000 residents as Hong Kong eases Covid-19 rules

Residents of local buildings linked to coronavirus variants are among those who can leave isolation centres if they submit to regular testing, while reduced quarantine periods for inbound travellers are set to take effect next Wednesday.

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Growth in Shenzhen luxury home prices beats Hong Kong, London and New York

The soaring prices in Shenzhen have started to limit the options for affluent Chinese looking to upgrade their living space.

7 May 2021 - 11:00AM
Flights from Britain to Hong Kong resuming Friday, ending four-month ban

Ban also covering Ireland was imposed in late December to guard against more transmissible coronavirus variants.

5 May 2021 - 3:18AM
Hong Kong puts brakes on helper vaccine policy amid firestorm of criticism

City leader has asked labour secretary to review policy and hold discussions with consulates from countries that provide most domestic workers; authorities to review if vaccination should mean reduced time in quarantine.

5 May 2021 - 10:36AM
Covid-19 testing of helpers finds at least three cases with mutated variants

Occupants of more than 200 flats in Block R of Allway Gardens in Tsuen Wan will be evacuated and quarantined as a result of helper’s confirmed case.

5 May 2021 - 4:59PM
Indonesia enters fray over Hong Kong’s new Covid-19 rules for domestic helpers

Indonesian consulate joins Filipino counterparts in calling for coronavirus measures to be applied fairly.

3 May 2021 - 11:04PM
Flights from Britain to Hong Kong set to resume this week

The rules relaxation will accompany Britain’s reclassification from ‘extremely high risk’ to ‘very high risk’ as infections there dip and vaccination rates soar.

4 May 2021 - 12:01AM
Hong Kong domestic workers will need Covid-19 jabs to renew contracts

Domestic workers in Hong Kong have also been ordered to undergo mandatory Covid-19 testing by May 9.

1 May 2021 - 1:40AM
Mutated variant from India found in 10 Hong Kong Covid-19 cases

Seven of the cases arrived on a flight from New Delhi on April 4, though those might prove the tip of the iceberg, as the University of Hong Kong is now conducting genome sequencing on passenger samples.

30 Apr 2021 - 9:53PM
China on alert for Covid-19 variant from India as Labour Day stress test looms

The B.1.617 strain has been detected among some inbound travellers, Chinese health authorities say.

30 Apr 2021 - 10:32AM
Baffled restaurants opt out of Hong Kong’s ‘vaccine bubble’ on day one

Host of businesses shun new arrangements on Thursday to avoid souring relations with staff and customers, say more time needed to implement complex rules.

30 Apr 2021 - 11:58AM
Hong Kong in travel bubble talks with Macau but obstacles exist, Lam says

Lam reveals officials have been exploring with Macau ‘any mechanism to bring travelling convenience’ after coronavirus crisis cut flow of people between the neighbouring cities.

28 Apr 2021 - 7:56PM
China’s private equity deals ‘surged as country emerged from Covid-19’

Fund managers face an uphill battle to conclude more lucrative deals this year amid escalating competition, said global consultancy Bain.

28 Apr 2021 - 10:46AM
Government to guarantee HK$80,000 loans for jobless Hongkongers

The Hong Kong government is for the first time offering to guarantee low-interest personal loans for unemployed people, after the Covid-19 pandemic sent the city’s jobless rate to a 17-year high.

28 Apr 2021 - 10:28AM
Take no chances with coronavirus variants, Hong Kong experts warn

Three cases detected this month show it’s not the time to ease restrictions or start ‘travel bubbles’, health experts say.

27 Apr 2021 - 2:35PM