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New electronic system will put patient health records online by end of year

A long-delayed system which will allow private and public doctors to share patient health records will be online by the end of the year, the government said yesterday. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Shark fin trade from Hong Kong to China drops almost 90 per cent in one year

Re-exports of shark fin from Hong Kong to mainland China dropped almost 90 per cent last year, a green group has revealed. The dramatic decrease comes amid a crackdown on extravagance and corruption in China, as well as a ban on transportation of shark fin on major airlines. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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H7N9 bird flu vaccine can be ready end of year, says health minister

A new human vaccine against deadly H7N9 bird flu is expected to be available in the city by the end of this year, said the health minister today. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Dock strike: Few changes a year after longest walkout in Hong Kong’s history

The moment Stanley Ho Wai-hong stepped out of the taxi into the dirty air at the Kwai Tsing Container Terminals, memories of last year’s 40-day dock strike came flooding back. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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‘It’ll be easier to remember our anniversary’: Valentine’s Day marriages way up on last year

 986 lovebirds set to tie the knot on an unseasonably cold February 14, four times as many as last year.  Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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HK joins London New Year celebrations

The Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office in London joined the London Chinatown Chinese New Year celebration with a “flying lion” display that wowed the crowds in Trafalgar Square, Chinatown and Shaftesbury Avenue on February 2.   The office also welcomed the Year of the Horse with a Chinese New Year reception yesterday.   Office […]

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Albert Chan denies charges in relation to New Year protest

Lawmaker Albert Chan Wai-yip should be cleared of public order offences unless the prosecution could prove he “organised” an unauthorised protest on January 1 and that it involved more than 30 participants, his counsel told a court on Tuesday. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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KC Chan eyes good year for local market

Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury Prof KC Chan expects the Hong Kong economy will do better in the Year of the Horse than it did last year.   Speaking to reporters today at the the local stock exchange’s first session in the Lunar New Year, he warned of the potential for market volatility […]

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Hong Kong rings in Year of the Horse with fireworks – Hong Kong Video

Hong Kong rings in the Year of the Horse with a 23-minute fireworks display over Victoria Harbour, watched by tens of thousands. Duration: 01:10.

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Say goodbye to unusually warm Lunar New Year as temperatures plunge in Hong Kong

Children buried themselves in the sand at Repulse Bay Beach on Monday to beat the heat, as the mercury hit 25 degrees Celsius on the fourth day of the Lunar New Year. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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New year flower recycling urged

The Environmental Protection Department and the Hong Kong Environmental Protection Association have jointly organised a peach blossom tree recycling campaign.   People can bring their peach blossom trees to 50 designated collection points. Locations and opening hours are available here, or call 2496 7633 or 2404 9188 for enquiries.   The collected trees will be […]

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Parade, fireworks welcome the Year of the Horse

Apart from visiting friends and relatives, the Chinese New Year was celebrated in the city with a night parade and fireworks. News.gov.hk brings you the highlights of the festivities in case you missed the show.    A night parade with the theme “New Year Party @ World City” marked the first evening of the Year […]

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Kuk chief Lau Wong-fat fortunate not to pick unlucky New Year stick

The government must listen to the people in the Year of the Horse if it is to avoid misfortune and chaos. That’s one interpretation after a fortune stick bearing the number 4 was drawn by Heung Yee Kuk chairman Lau Wong-fat in the annual Taoist ritual at Che Kung Temple in Sha Tin. Full News here […]

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Bubbly actress Lana Wong will again be first in line to burn new year incense

To many in Hong Kong, Lunar New Year just wouldn’t be the same without the bubbly Lana Wong Har-wai. For over a decade, the actress, now 81, has battled the crowds at the Wong Tai Sin Temple in her dramatic outfits to be the first in the new year to offer incense to the Chinese deity […]

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Two very different New Year messages: CY Leung and US Consul General Clifford Hart release videos

Two contrasting messages were delivered on video this Lunar New Year. On the one hand, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying took the opportunity to mark himself out as a man of the people by getting his hands dirty mixing traditional turnip cakes with a group of chefs using ‘recycled’ ingredients before eating them with elderly residents […]

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