In an incredible show of strength and tenacity, Hongkong's paraplegic climber Lai Chi-wai climbed over 250 metres of the Nina Tower in Kowloon city on January 16. Strapped to his wheelchair due to accidental-paralysis, Lai pulled himself up for 10 hours to raise $670,639 for spinal cord patients. Although unsuccessful in completing the climb of 300 metres, Lai hoped to deliver the message that the paralyzed "don't have to be viewed as weak… read-more
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Alibaba's Jack Ma-backed Chinese fin-tech firm Ant Group's Initial Public Offering (IPO) has attracted orders worth $3 trillion by individual and institutional investors in Hongkong and Shanghai markets. Interestingly, the bids are equivalent to the UK's GDP and higher than India's GDP. Reportedly, the IPO is expected to bag $34.5 billion, breaking the previous record of Saudi Aramco ($29.4 billion). Reportedly, the company will begin trading… read-more
Courtesy: Business World
To resume overseas travel and remove quarantine for the visitors, Hong Kong and Singapore on October 15 agreed to set up a bi-lateral air travel bubble. The representatives of the countries announced that it is mandatory for passengers to hold a COVID negative certificate and special flights will be allotted under the agreement. Singapore’s representative said, "It will provide a model for future collaboration with other parts of the world… read-more
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
To ensure tourists' safety, Hong Kong has come up with a 'Cleaning Certification Program'. The country's tourism board has recommended a number of standard practices to improve hygiene at tourists spots including malls and restaurants. The program aims to help visitors to filter-out safe places to visit. Reportedly, over 1,800 businesses are keen to participate in the program. Besides, it is expected that Hong Kong Disneyland will also join… read-more
Courtesy: Times Of India
On September 21, the Hong Kong government suspended Air India's flight services for two weeks till October 3. Reportedly, the suspension came after the airlines carried a COVID positive patient to the country. Air India officials said, that they will write to the Hong Kong Government to reconsider the decision. Earlier, Dubai Civil Aviation suspended Air India flights till October 2 and later revoked it for the same issue.
China on September 11 issued fresh restrictions for the US diplomats working in mainland China and Hong Kong. However, the details of the restrictions have not been communicated yet. Reportedly, this has come as a response to the restrictions imposed by the US on Chinese diplomats in October 2019. The Chinese spokesperson mentioned that if the US "immediately corrects its mistake", China will also respond in the same manner.
Courtesy: The Times of India