HK bans import of poultry meat, products from Vietnamese province

November 19, 2015 by · Comments Off on HK bans import of poultry meat, products from Vietnamese province 

HONG KONG, Nov. 18 — Hong Kong has banned import of poultry meat and products from a province in Vietnam due to an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N6 avian influenza.

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HK stages bird flu drill

October 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on HK stages bird flu drill 

HONG KONG, Oct. 27 — Hong Kong's Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department conducted on Tuesday an exercise to review its preparedness for an avian flu outbreak.

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HK chief executive, Indian FM exchange views on mutual concern issues

September 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on HK chief executive, Indian FM exchange views on mutual concern issues 

HONG KONG, Sept. 21 — The chief executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Leung Chun-ying, Monday met the visiting the finance minister of India, Arun Jaitley, at the chief executive's office to exchange views on issues of mutual concern.

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HK gov't respects judicial independence – chief executive

September 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on HK gov't respects judicial independence – chief executive 

HONG KONG, Sept. 15 — Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying reiterated on Tuesday that Hong Kong enjoys judicial independence, when responding to a speech made earlier by Head of Central Government's Liaison Office in Hong Kong referring to the chief executive's legal position.

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Gold price closes higher in Hong Kong

September 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on Gold price closes higher in Hong Kong 

HONG KONG, Sept. 1 — The gold price in Hong Kong went up 88 HK dollars to close at 10,568 HK dollars per tael on Tuesday, according to the Chinese Gold and Silver Exchange Society.

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Hong Kong's retail sales down 2.8 % in July

September 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Hong Kong's retail sales down 2.8 % in July 

HONG KONG, Aug. 31 — The value of total retail sales in Hong Kong fell 2.8 percent year-on-year in July to 37.6 billion HK dollars (about USD 4.8 billion), the Census and Statistics Department said here on Monday.

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HK to strengthen employment programs for middle-aged workers

September 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on HK to strengthen employment programs for middle-aged workers 

HONG KONG, Aug. 31 — Hong Kong's Labor Department said on Monday that it will extend the employment program for middle-aged workers for part-time jobs in September.

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HK gov't considers to set up new health risk mechanism for travelers

June 10, 2015 by · Comments Off on HK gov't considers to set up new health risk mechanism for travelers 

HONG KONG, June 9 — Hong Kong's Secretary for Food and Health Ko Wing-man on Tuesday said the government will consider implementing a new mechanism to notify travelers of health risks.

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HK issues travel alert on South Korea in light of MERS outbreak

June 10, 2015 by · Comments Off on HK issues travel alert on South Korea in light of MERS outbreak 

HONG KONG, June 9 — The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government on Tuesday issued a red Outbound Travel Alert (OTA) on South Korea in light of an outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) there.

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HK bans import of poultry meat and products from U.S. county

May 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on HK bans import of poultry meat and products from U.S. county 

HONG KONG, May 20 — Hong Kong's Center for Food Safety (CFS) announced Wednesday that it has banned the import of poultry meat and products (including poultry eggs) from a county of the United States with immediate effect to protect public health in Hong Kong.

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