Policy Address 2021

Posted Posted in Hong Kong

The Chief Executive of the HKSAR, Mrs Carrie Lam, today delivered her annual Policy Address entitled “Building a Bright Future Together” Full details are available form the Policy Address Websitehttps://www.policyaddress.gov.hk/2021/eng/index.html A PA Supplement providing a full account of the achievements of measures over the past four Policy Addresses has also been produced. Other publicity materials […]

HK Government Maintains Social Distancing Regulations Citing Continued Health Concerns

Posted Posted in Hong Kong

It should come as no surprise, but the HK government has chosen to extend the health restrictions in place for 14 more days, until September 29. The government’s press release emphasised that these restrictions will continue to impact restaurants, bars and catering business in the same way as before, with no leniency being given to […]

Hong Kong opens borders to vaccinated Filipino and Indonesian helpers

Posted Posted in Hong Kong

From 30 August 2021, foreign domestic helpers from the Philippines and Indonesia who have been fully vaccinated will be allowed to enter Hong Kong. The Hong Kong government announced that it had reached bilateral vaccination record recognition agreements with the governments of both the Philippines and Indonesia. However, helpers will still need to undergo a […]

HKgov cancels 7 day quarantine option

Posted Posted in Business, Hong Kong

It is with much frustration to report the news that the HKgov has announced the withdrawal of the 7 day quarantine option for arriving travelers to Hong Kong. It was only a few days ago that we optimistically posted that Hong Kong was once again open for business…unfortunately it was short lived. Please see the […]

Invite by LePetitJournal.com

Posted Posted in Business, Chamber, Hong Kong

What a nice invitation we received the other day from LePetitJournal.com! Together with TV5Monde, LePetitJournal is organizing the Trophées des Français de Hong Kong. Members of our business communities are invited to participate in this special award ceremony to highlight the accomplishments of French speakers in Hong Kong. There are several categories in which someone […]

Hong Kong leading the return to pre-pandemic normalcy

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Hong Kong ranked first on The Economist’s 1 July 2021 “normalcy index”, which analysed three types of activities to determine how similar lifestyles in a particular region are to their pre-pandemic counterparts. The report stated that Hong Kong enjoyed “nearly full normalcy”.  The three activity types (travel, leisure and commercial) are split into eight variables: […]