German Reunification @30: The Indo-Pacific Strategy

German Reunification @30: The Indo-Pacific Strategy

COVID has advanced Germany’s plans to promote an ‘alliance of democracies globally and launch its Indo-Pacific Strategy. Dieter Lamlé, Consul General to Hong Kong and…

German Reunification @30: Refugees and Asylum

German Reunification @30: Refugees and Asylum

Germany, pre- and post-reunification, has been the direct recipient of masses of refugees and political asylum seekers. When the Wall stood, some 80 were shot…

German Reunification @30: Work in Progress

German Reunification @30: Work in Progress

Reunification was made possible by East Germans seeking to reform their country – not dissolve it. But history has a funny way of working out…

Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19: Canada engaging in social media ‘caremongering’

Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19: Canada engaging in social media ‘caremongering’

The consulate urges all fellow Canadians to follow official social media channels for up to date information, advice and positivity. Photo: Mr Jeff Nankivell, the…

Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19: Italy holds firm despite troubles back home

Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19: Italy holds firm despite troubles back home

This edition of Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19 features the Italian Consulate, which is bravely attempting to be ‘Business As Usual’ in Hong Kong…

Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19: France continues to support Santé, Amitié, Solidarité (Health, Friendship, Solidarity)

Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19: France continues to support Santé, Amitié, Solidarité (Health, Friendship, Solidarity)

The French consulate fights COVID-19 head on with optimism: “Hong Kong welcomes us, we must be exemplary.”

Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19: No more visas for Scandinavia

Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19: No more visas for Scandinavia

This edition of Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19 looks at the Finnish Consulate, which has indefinitely postponed all visa applications.

Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19: Poland divides and conquers

Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19: Poland divides and conquers

“[My] family simply declined to be evacuated, saying that they feel safe in Hong Kong,” remarks Mr Aleksander Dańda, Polish Consul General.

HT’s New Travel Advisory – by SafePro

HT’s New Travel Advisory – by SafePro

Editor’s Note: Following recent public unrest in Hong Kong that led to travel disruption and public safety concerns, Harbour Times has selected SafePro, Asia’s premier…

Canada and Britain to co-host conference on media freedom; promoted in Hong Kong

Canada and Britain to co-host conference on media freedom; promoted in Hong Kong

Canada and the United Kingdom will co-host a global conference on media freedom in London. A joint press release states the aim is to, “shine…

Bright Hong Kong: LGBT rights and Gay Games

Bright Hong Kong: LGBT rights and Gay Games

(Photo credit: Bright Hong Kong)

Reportage: Belgium King’s Day Reception 2017

Bright Hong Kong: China in Xi’s era

(Photo credit: Bright Hong Kong)

New Austrian Consul General leads National Day celebration

New Austrian Consul General leads National Day celebration

(Photo provided by Austrian Consulate General; Credit: Jayne Russel)

Austrian motor giant brings waves of goodwill to Hong Kong

Austrian motor giant brings waves of goodwill to Hong Kong

(Photo credit: ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA)

Spanish Consul General calls for solidarity at National Day celebration

Spanish Consul General calls for solidarity at National Day celebration

New German envoy seeks closer business ties with Hong Kong at Unity Day celebration

New German envoy seeks closer business ties with Hong Kong at Unity Day celebration

Bright Hong Kong: Rethinking nexus between economic value and social values

Bright Hong Kong: Rethinking nexus between economic value and social values

Economic models should recognise the limitation of reductive reasoning and excessive assumptions. (Photo credit: Bright Hong Kong)

Reportage: EU envoy leads beach cleaning campaign in Hong Kong

Reportage: EU envoy leads beach cleaning campaign in Hong Kong

Some 900 kg of waste were removed from Rocky Bay Beach by over 100 volunteers and diplomats. (Photo credits: European Union Office to Hong Kong…

Beyond free trade: Australia seeks closer ties with Hong Kong under new envoy

Beyond free trade: Australia seeks closer ties with Hong Kong under new envoy

DTA, FTA – Aussies hope to get out their signature pen with Hong Kong soon.

Reportage: Hong Kong’s Second Model ASEAN

Reportage: Hong Kong’s Second Model ASEAN

As ASEAN celebrates its 50th anniversary, local secondary school students gather to discuss the Rohingya refugee crisis and economic integration in Southeast Asia at Hong…

Reportage: “Cradle’s Sway” musical highlights Phil-Hong Kong ties

Reportage: “Cradle’s Sway” musical highlights Phil-Hong Kong ties

Turkish envoy hails national unity on defeated coup anniversary

Turkish envoy hails national unity on defeated coup anniversary

Consul General of Turkey Korhan Kemik discussed the one year anniversary of the 2016 failed coup at press conference. Photo: Consul General Kemik hosting the…

Uniquely extraordinary: Graf Lambsdorff, the departing German Consul General

Uniquely extraordinary: Graf Lambsdorff, the departing German Consul General

In many ways, Nikolaus Graf Lambsdorff has been a most extraordinary consul general. As he exits, he shares his view on Hong Kong’s democratic development, its…

Outgoing Austrian Envoy Says “Servus!” to Hong Kong

Outgoing Austrian Envoy Says “Servus!” to Hong Kong

Consul General of Austria Claudia Reinprecht talks human rights, Hong Kong’s future, and saying goodbyes in exit interview. Photo Credit: Jasmine Lee

Celebrating Italian National Day at Central Plaza

Celebrating Italian National Day at Central Plaza

Antonello De Riu addressing the guests about the Consulate’s initiatives moving forward. (Photo credit: Alex Fok)

La Vita è bella: The Consul General De Riu Job

La Vita è bella: The Consul General De Riu Job

Iconic art exhibitions, culinary delights and startup initiatives are among the ideas put forward by Antonello De Riu to strengthen Italy’s soft power in the…

Chileans commemorate Navy Day in Hong Kong

Chileans commemorate Navy Day in Hong Kong

Friends from Chile keep custom and spirit alive across the Pacific. (Photo Credit: Mario Artaza)

Australia’s ambitious plans for FTA with Hong Kong

Australia’s ambitious plans for FTA with Hong Kong

Hong Kong and Australia aim to remove non-tariff barriers through a new FTA, but a DTA is still not on the cards. (Photo: Australian Minister…

“Small but beautiful”: Austria showcases its finest at Wine Forum Event

“Small but beautiful”: Austria showcases its finest at Wine Forum Event

(Photo credit: Jasmine Lee)