Hong Kong China Mon, 04 Mar 2024 16:21:07 +0800CPPCC work report highlights reform, development
Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) chairman Wang Huning stressed the need to deepen reform and the country's opening up in his work report delivered on Monday at the start of the annual session of China’s top political advis...Mon, 04 Mar 2024 13:23:31 +0800More China EV makers eye HK market
Chinese electric vehicle manufacturers on Monday expressed hopes that more of them would be able to enter the Hong Kong market.
On the sidelines of the annual “two sessions” meetings in Beijing, He Xiaopeng, CEO of XPeng Motors, said he hopes to...Mon, 04 Mar 2024 12:23:38 +0800'Leadership confident in nation's economic rebound'
The nation's leadership has "ample confidence" that China's economy will rebound, a spokesman for the National People's Congress (NPC) said on Monday, as dates for parliament's annual meeting were announced.
"The underlying trend of a rebound in the...Mon, 04 Mar 2024 10:48:47 +0800CE heads to Beijing for NPC opening
Chief Executive John Lee departed for Beijing on Monday morning to attend the opening ceremony of the second annual session of the 14th National People's Congress on Tuesday.
Lee arrived at the airport at around 7:45 am. After waving and greeting th...Mon, 04 Mar 2024 09:19:27 +0800Two Sessions may give expats more GBA access: Expert
Improved access to the Greater Bay Area for expats and foreign nationals may be one of the take-aways from the annual plenary meetings of the National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, known as the Two Sessions...Sun, 03 Mar 2024 18:34:19 +0800Security beefed up in Beijing ahead of two sessions
Security has been tightened in Beijing ahead of the annual plenary sessions of China's top legislature and political advisory body.
Delegates from across the country are in the capital for meetings of the National People's Congress (NPC) and the Ch...Sun, 03 Mar 2024 17:57:12 +0800CPPCC annual session opens on Monday
A spokesman for the annual session of China's top advisory body said on Sunday that this year's meeting is of great significance, as he noted that the country's long-term economic development will be further strengthened.
The annual session of the ...Sun, 03 Mar 2024 10:27:18 +0800'Two sessions to shore up economic recovery'
China experts do not expect major policy shifts or economic stimulus in the upcoming "two sessions" meetings, but they stressed the need for efforts to speed up recovery and address issues such as youth unemployment.
Delegates from across the countr...Fri, 01 Mar 2024 11:27:13 +0800China factory output shrinks for fifth straight month
Factory activity in China contracted for the fifth straight month in February, official figures showed on Friday, as sluggish demand in the world's second-largest economy continues to drag on growth.
The purchasing managers' index (PMI) – a key me...Thu, 29 Feb 2024 17:52:00 +0800China slams UK over Article 23 comments
China has hit out at UK comments on plans by Hong Kong to enact Basic Law Article 23 national security legislation.
British Foreign Secretary David Cameron earlier called on the SAR to reconsider the proposals, which he said were in violation of the...Thu, 29 Feb 2024 04:09:39 +0800Beijing to host World Athletics Championships in 2027
Beijing has been selected to host the 2027 World Athletics Championships, governing body World Athletics said on Wednesday.
The announcement comes after the Italian athletics federation earlier in the day announced it had withdrawn its bid to host t...Wed, 28 Feb 2024 15:55:14 +0800China envoy to visit Ukraine, Russia and EU this week
China's Eurasia envoy Li Hui will this week visit Russia, Ukraine and the headquarters of the European Union for talks on the now two-year-old war between Moscow and Kyiv, Beijing announced on Wednesday.
Li's trip will represent "the second round of...Tue, 27 Feb 2024 16:27:05 +0800NPCSC passes revised law on guarding state secrets
China's top legislature on Tuesday passed an amended state secrets law as it concluded its two-day plenary session in the capital.
Members of the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) voted to adopt the revised Law on Guarding State ...Tue, 27 Feb 2024 11:16:42 +0800China slams EU for sanctions on firms over Russia
China on Monday voiced firm opposition to the European Union's decision to put four Chinese companies on a list in its 13th round of sanctions against Russia.
"This is unilateral sanctions and long-arm jurisdiction that has no basis in international...Mon, 26 Feb 2024 16:17:38 +0800NPCSC kicks off plenary session
China's top legislature opened a two-day meeting on Monday ahead of next week's annual "two sessions".
The National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee reviewed an amendment bill on guarding state secrets.
It also deliberated a work report o...Mon, 26 Feb 2024 11:04:27 +0800'US made false allegations in WTO compliance report'
Beijing said the United States has made "false accusations" against it in a report on China's compliance to the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Commerce Ministry said on Monday.
"The US falsely claims that China has created 'overcapacity', which...Sun, 25 Feb 2024 13:55:13 +0800Wahaha founder Zong Qinghou dies aged 79
Zong Qinghou, a mainland business magnate whose leading beverage firm once made him the richest person in the country, died on Sunday, his company said. He was 79.
Zong was the founder of the Wahaha conglomerate, which specialises in bottled water, ...Sat, 24 Feb 2024 09:19:41 +0800At least 15 die in blaze at Nanjing residential block
At least 15 people have been killed and 44 injured in a fire at a residential building in the mainland city of Nanjing, local authorities said on Saturday.
The fire broke out early on Friday morning, officials said at a press conference, with a prel...Sat, 24 Feb 2024 08:47:40 +0800Earthquake hits Aheqi County in Xinjiang region
The China Earthquake Networks Centre on Saturday said a 5.3 magnitude earthquake had hit Aheqi County in north-western Xinjiang region, near the border between China and Kyrgyzstan.
The centre said the quake struck just before 7 am.
The depth was...Fri, 23 Feb 2024 12:31:41 +0800Nong Rong appointed deputy head of HKMAO
A former Chinese ambassador to Pakistan, Nong Rong, has been named a deputy director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office (HKMAO).
Nong is part of the delegation led by the director of the office, Xia Baolong, on a week-long inspection trip to ...