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FILMART draws nearly 9,000 international buyers

The 23rd edition of Hong Kong International Film and TV Market (FILMART), organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), drew to a successful close today. 11 more words

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Top global marketers assemble at second MarketingPulse

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the second edition of MarketingPulse, Asia’s premier conference for marketers and brands, was held today (20 March) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. 6 more words

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Prince of Wales Hospital to submit report to government after environmental inspection of asbestos found in building on grounds

Environmental officers inspected a public hospital in Sha Tin on Thursday after public concern over the discovery of asbestos during the renovation of a building.The Prince of Wales Hospital found the carcinogenic material, which was once common in construction use, in gas extraction pipes in the hospital’s Special Block last month during a review before the start of building works.A hospital spokesman confirmed on Thursday that the material had been found, stressing it would not under normal… 10 more words

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Hong Kong’s ex-transport chief Anthony Cheung says letting MTR Corp go public was a mistake because firm was ‘well catered for’ by government

Hong Kong’s railway operator should never have been allowed to list on the stock market because of the preferential treatment it is given by its majority shareholder the government, former transport minister Anthony Cheung Bing-leung said on Thursday.Cheung, the city’s transport and housing chief from 2012 to 2017, said the MTR Corporation had been given “sound economic considerations”, such as land concessions and the right to develop housing estates on top of metro stations.“In hindsight, the… 10 more words

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Up to 7 typhoons forecast

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Hong Kong Observatory Director Shun Chi-ming expected four to seven tropical cyclones will hit Hong Kong this year.

Presenting the weather outlook at a press conference today, Mr Shun said this year will likely be one of the hottest years on record due to climate change. 272 more words

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APEC energy experts meet in HK

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Two expert group meetings of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s Energy Working Group were held in Hong Kong from March 18 to 21.

About 90 government officials and experts from the 12 APEC member economies attended the meetings and workshops to discuss energy challenges and opportunities in the region. 176 more words

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CE welcomes Mainland delegation

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Chief Executive Carrie Lam today met All-China Women’s Federation Vice-President and Secretariat First Member Huang Xiaowei at the Chief Executive’s Office.

Mrs Lam welcomed Ms Huang’s visit to Hong Kong with a delegation to attend the reception in celebration of International Women’s Day held by the Hong Kong Federation of Women at Government House this evening. 106 more words

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