Hong Kong

Japan has been using Chinese social media to promote its popular Kobe beef

Meat firms should target China’s tourists

By Mark Godfrey

Hotel chains like Hilton, InterContinental and Sheraton and airlines like Air Asia, Air China and Cathay Pacific have been busy expanding their operations in China to capture the rise in outbound tourist numbers due to stronger incomes and a stronger...

HKScan CEO Hannu Kotten, manager Juha Yrjonen and vice president Jukka Nikkinen

HKScan plans growth in Asia

By Oscar Rousseau

Meat manufacturer HKScan is seeking to boost exports to high-growth countries like China and Japan and hopes the launch of its Hong Kong office will be a springboard for a full-scale assault on the Asian market.

In 2014, Hong Kong culled thousands of chickens after the H7 strain was found

Bird flu virus claims Chinese woman's life

By Oscar Rousseau

A woman from the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen has died after she became infected with the deadly H5N6 bird flu strain, Hong Kong’s Health Department has said. 

A/Prof Yen with his glucose sensor

HK scientists devise saliva diabetes test

By RJ Whitehead

Researchers at Hong Kong Polytechnic University have developed a transistor-based biosensor which they say can take the pain out of diabetics’ regular blood tests by measuring glucose levels in saliva. 

Balmain beers are gaining a reputation in their native New South Wales, but how will the Chinese take to craft brews?

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Hong Kong the gateway to China’s promising craft beer market

By Glenn Cary, chief executive of Balmain Brewing Company

It’s hard to stress how important it is for craft brewers to get their product into greater China as we watch the market there unfold amid rising incomes and increasing openness to new tastes in beer.

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