China will not recognise British passport for Hong Kong residents

FILE PHOTO: Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian attends a news conference in Beijing, China September 10, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins BEIJING/LONDON, Jan 29: China said on Friday that it would not recognise the British National Overseas (BNO) passport as a valid travel document from Jan. 31, just as Britain offered a path to citizenship to millions of Hong Kong people eligible for it. “Britain is trying to turn large numbers of Hong Kong people into second-class British citizens. This…

Haughey Breaks 2 Hong Kong Asian RecordS at ISL in Maryland

2019 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE – AMERICAN DERBY Saturday, November 16 – Sunday, November 17, 2019 2:00-4:00 PM Local Time (U.S. Eastern Time) Eppley Recreation Center – College Park, MD Short Course Meters (SCM) format American franchises: Cali Condors, LA Current, DC Trident, New York Breakers Preview Live Stream (ESPN3) Full Day 1 Results Siobhan Haughey has continued her onslaught of the Hong Kong National Records in swimming with 2 more marks going down on Saturday at the University of Maryland.…

[FURTHER UPDATED] Qatar’s new travel policy to take effect from 12 July 2021

NOTE: Please check the official MOPH website before you make any travel plans. [FURTHER UPDATE] 30 July 2021 09:27 pm The Ministry of Public Health has announced the following updates regarding the travel and return policy for COVID-19, effective midday on Monday, August 2, 2021: Updates to the country classification lists. For those coming from the following six East Asian countries (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines and Sri Lanka): Those vaccinated/recovering from COVID-19 in the State of Qatar are subject…

Hong Kong unveils national security guidelines for children aged six and above

Hong Kong unveils national security guidelines for children aged six and above Published On: February 5, 2021 09:34 AM NPT By: Reuters HONG KONG, Feb 5: Hong Kong has unveiled controversial guidelines for schools in the Chinese-ruled city that include teaching students as young as six about foreign interference and subversion as part of a new national security curriculum. Beijing imposed the new security law in June 2020 in response to months of often violent anti-government and anti-China protests in…

Vaccinated Hong Kong residents ready to party till 2 a.m. curfew as bars reopen

HONG KONG  In Hong Kong’s famed party zone Lan Kwai Fong, dormant bars and clubs are revving up to serve customers again, but only if they have had at least one vaccine shot – one of the few examples globally of offering greater freedom for the vaccinated. Bar staff need to have gotten at least one coronavirus vaccine dose too, and patrons must register with a government mobile tracking application as they enter. The Chinese special administrative region has kept…

Beautiful Memories of Palestine, a pictorial journey through Palestine

Location: MIA Library Date: 27 June 2021 – 30 September 2021 Time: 09:00 am – 07:00 pm Phone: +974 4422 4444 Beautiful Memories of Palestine, a pictorial journey through Palestine is currently on view at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Library until 30 September 2021. The exhibition features books from MIA’s Rare Book Collection which are largely published in European languages as travel journals, stories and histories, depicting a great fascination for the Arab world. A series of programmes…

Hong Kong Travel Guide – Expert Picks for your Vacation

An enigma wrapped in a mystery, Hong Kong is a city of extremes, whose stratospheric rise as an international power hub matches the upward trajectory of its ever-expanding skyline. Give the city its full name—Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China—and the curious case of an Asian megalopolis and its contradictions begin to make sense. Governed by China but independent under the principle “one country, two systems” since its return from British rule in 1997, Hong…

The HSBC Building’s Feng Shui Cannons

Built in 1985, the HSBC Building in downtown Hong Kong is the headquarters of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, and one of the largest banks in the world. In 1990, the Bank of China Tower was built next door, and it’s now one of the most recognizable skyscrapers of Hong Kong. But the iconic tower’s unique shape came at a curious price: Feng shui principles were ignored. In fact, the Bank of China Tower is the only major…