Treasury chief biggest property owner among Hong Kong top officials, gov’t information reveals

Hong Kong’s top official with the most assets is Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Christopher Hui, according to government information. He declared a total of seven properties and four parking spaces in Hong Kong and elsewhere owned by him and his family. Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Christopher Hui. Photo: GovHK. … Read more

Ukraine making China rethink when, not whether, to invade Taiwan – CIA chief

By Shaun Tandon China appears determined on using force in Taiwan, with Russia’s experience in Ukraine affecting Beijing’s calculations on when and how — not whether — to invade, the head of the CIA said Wednesday. Giant Taiwan flag is flown through the air by a Chinook helicopter during celebrations of the National Day in … Read more

Covid-19: No plan at present for LeaveHomeSafe tracing app real-name registration – tech chief

The Hong Kong government has no plans at present to require users of its contact-tracing LeaveHomeSafe app to register their names, Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry Sun Dong said on Thursday. “The LeaveHomeSafe app is linked with vaccination records so it is already under a real-name basis to a certain extent. We have no … Read more

Covid-19: Hong Kong considering China-style health code and real-name tracing app upgrade – health chief

Hongkongers may be required to submit real-name registration in order to use the contact-tracing LeaveHomeSafe app in the future, the city’s health chief has said. The city may also adopt a “health code” system similar to the one used on the mainland, in a bid to curb the latest outbreak of Covid infections, according to … Read more

Covid-19: No quarantine-free travel in the short-term, Hong Kong’s new health chief says

Hong Kong will not ax Covid-19 hotel quarantine for inbound travelers in the short-term, the city’s new health chief has told Oriental Daily, despite halting the flight ban mechanism on Thursday. The Secretary for Security Chris Tang inspects a designated quarantine hotel. File photo: GovHK. Hong Kong’s Secretary for Health Lo Chung-mau said halting quarantine … Read more

Hong Kong’s John Lee to set up Chief Exec. Policy Unit; bureau heads to meet lawmakers monthly

Chief Executive John Lee revealed that he will be setting up a Chief Executive Policy Unit during his first ever question and answer session at the Legislative Council (LegCo) on Wednesday. He said the “macroscopic” unit will be accountable to both the central government and the Hong Kong government. Chief Executive John Lee attending the … Read more

Outgoing Hong Kong education chief says he created teaching environment that nurtured patriotism

Outgoing education chief Kevin Yeung said the education authorities have “brought order out of chaos” during his term, nurturing students who love their country and Hong Kong. Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung. File photo: Kelly Ho / HKFP. The education chief wrote on his Facebook page on Wednesday that he felt reluctant to part with … Read more

Top Hong Kong doctor retracts criticism after saying Covid fight was led by ‘ex-nurse’ health chief

A leading Hong Kong microbiologist has retracted his statement criticizing outgoing health minister and former nurse Sophia Chan’s “slow” Covid-19 response. It came after 22 nursing schools and groups issued a joint statement demanding an apology over what they saw as an insult to the professional abilities of nurses. Ho Pak-leung. File photo: RTHK screenshot. … Read more

Covid-19: Incoming health chief considers cutting hotel quarantine for arriving travelers to 5 days

Hong Kong’s incoming Health Secretary has said he will consider cutting the city’s hotel quarantine for incoming travelers from seven days to five or less, raising hopes of a relaxation in one of the world’s strictest Covid quarantine policies when the new administration takes over next week. Travelers arrive Hong Kong. Photo: Rachel Wong / … Read more

John Lee’s cabinet: Security law head chosen as Hong Kong’s no.2, ‘Covid zero’ advocate to become health chief

Beijing has appointed the cabinet of incoming leader John Lee, with Hong Kong’s security law chief becoming his no.2 and a “Covid zero” advocate taking on the role of health chief. See also: Explainer: Meet Hong Kong’s new top officials, chosen by incoming leader John Lee Seven new top officials were appointed from outside the … Read more