» 12/29/2010, 00.00
HONG KONG – CHINA
Hong Kong becoming a leading centre for genomic research
BGI, the mainland’s leading genomic company, has set up a top research centre in the city. Thousands of genomic sequences will be studied. Experts now say Asian research centres can compete at the highest levels on the world stage.
02/12/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Occupy Central leaders to surrender to police, Card Zen to join them
It is unclear whether police will take them into custody or let them go. Occupy leaders call on students to stop their sit-ins and, to pre-empt frustrations and violent, urge them to develop alternative ways to continue the struggle. As the University Student Federation pledges to escalate protests, Scholarism's young leader Joshua Wong goes on a hunger strike.
30/06/2009 HONG KONG – CHINA
Beijing concerns about 1 July march in Hong Kong
At least 100,000 people are expected, including public sector employees frustrated by slow contract talks. A big turnout would be slap in the face of mainland China. Official ceremonies are scheduled in the morning, march for democracy in the afternoon.
17/01/2011 HONG KONG – CHINA
Uphill battle for Hong Kong residency now over
After almost 12 years of debate, Hong Kong will grant mainland-born children of Hong Kong residents the right to abode. For some parents who have already passed away, this comes too late. Over the years, the Church took a stance against the injustice.
27/05/2015 HONG KONG – CHINA
Beijing picks Tiananmen anniversary for meeting on Hong Kong’s political future
The Chinese government wants to meet with Hong Kong legislators on the day the territory holds its traditional pro-democracy rally. Hong Kong’s chief executive calls on 27 pro-democracy legislators to choose between the future and an anniversary. Pro-democracy iconic figure Lee Cheuk-yan calls for a boycott of the Shenzhen meeting.
07/04/2015 HONG KONG – CHINA – ITALY
The ashes of two former PIME bishops return to Hong Kong cathedral
The mortal remains of Mgrs Piazzoli and Bianchi were laid to rest in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Cardinals Tong and Zen, three auxiliary and dozens of local priests and deacons were present at the ceremony. Before the faithful, the bishop mentioned the enormous contribution the two missionary prelates made to the growth of the Church in the territory and their work for the Church in mainland China.
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