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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: LNY fireworks set for Feb 6

By   /  February 2, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, China, CTF, DJF, English, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Information Services, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Peoples Republic Of China  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: LNY fireworks set for Feb 6

Source: Hong Kong Information Services Hong Kong will usher in the Year of the Pig in grand style with 23,888 firing shells being launched from three barges during the Lunar New Year fireworks display on February 6. Starting at 8pm, the 23-minute fireworks extravaganza over Victoria Harbour will showcase eight scenes with Lunar New Year-themed […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Policies to be better implemented: CS

By   /  February 2, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, CTF, DJF, English, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Information Services, KB, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Policies to be better implemented: CS

Source: Hong Kong Information Services The Government will make use of the Policy Committee to ensure policies are smoothly implemented, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung said today. Speaking to the media after attending a radio programme, Mr Cheung said the Government is concerned about issues arising from the implementation of recent livelihood policies. He said officials […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Control point passengers rise

By   /  February 2, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, CTF, DJF, English, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Information Services, Immigration, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Technology  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Control point passengers rise

Source: Hong Kong Information Services More than 314 million passengers passed through Hong Kong’s immigration control points last year, up 5.1% on 2017.    The total number of visitor arrivals exceeded 65 million, an 11.4% rise on 2017. Among the visitor arrivals, 50.8 million were from the Mainland, 15% more than in 2017, while 14.3 million […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Panama, Armenia to be visa-free

By   /  February 2, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, CTF, DJF, English, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Information Services, Immigration, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Tourism  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Panama, Armenia to be visa-free

Source: Hong Kong Information Services Panama and Armenia, which are along the Belt & Road, will grant visa-free access to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region passport holders, the Immigration Department announced today. From February 10, HKSAR passport holders will not need a visa to stay in Panama for up to 30 days. Meanwhile, from March 3, […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Expo revisits HK’s past

By   /  February 2, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, CTF, DJF, English, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Information Services, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Expo revisits HK’s past

Source: Hong Kong Information Services An exhibition offering a glimpse of Hong Kong’s past cityscape and landmarks through several hundred pieces of footage is being held at the Film Archive until May 5.   “Cityscape in Sight and Sound” will present documentaries and dramas from the late 19th century to the 1960s, as well as film posters and a […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: CE meets Seoul Mayor

By   /  February 2, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, CTF, Culture, DJF, English, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Information Services, KB, Korea, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: CE meets Seoul Mayor

Source: Hong Kong Information Services Chief Executive Carrie Lam today met Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon at Government House.   Welcoming Mr Park’s visit to Hong Kong, Mrs Lam noted she had visited Seoul some seven years ago as Secretary for Development and was impressed by the city’s infrastructure developments, urban planning and heritage conservation.   […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Industrial building uses relaxed

By   /  February 2, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, CTF, DJF, English, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Information Services, KB, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Technology, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Industrial building uses relaxed

Source: Hong Kong Information Services The Development Bureau today announced the relaxation of the waiver application requirement to facilitate non-industrial uses of individual units in existing industrial buildings for certain sectors with immediate effect. The new arrangement implements the initiative announced by the Chief Executive in the 2018 Policy Address to revitalise and optimise the use of […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Work incentive limits raised

By   /  February 2, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, CTF, DJF, English, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Information Services, KB, Labour, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Work incentive limits raised

Source: Hong Kong Information Services The individual-based Work Incentive Transport Subsidy Scheme’s income and asset limits will be raised starting from the claim month of February 2019, the Government announced today. The new limits are applicable to applications for subsidy for that month onwards, the Labour Department said. It added that starting from April 1, […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Green form flat applications received

By   /  February 2, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, CTF, DJF, English, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Information Services, Justice, KB, law, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Green form flat applications received

Source: Hong Kong Information Services More than 40,000 applications have been received for the Sale of Green Form Subsidised Home Ownership Scheme Flats 2018 (GSH 2018), the Housing Authority announced today. The applications comprise 28,000 from Green Form (GF) applicants under the Sale of Home Ownership Scheme Flats 2018 and 12,000 new GF applications. The […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: 2 arrested for smuggling

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Crime, CTF, DJF, English, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Information Services, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: 2 arrested for smuggling

Source: Hong Kong Information Services Customs officers have seized 8,300 kg of pangolin scales and 2,100 kg of ivory tusks worth $62 million from a container in Kwai Chung. This is the largest amount pangolin scales ever seized by Hong Kong Customs. Hong Kong Customs mounted a joint operation with Mainland Customs on January 16 to combat cross-boundary endangered […]

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