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Hong Kong: Joshua Wong pleads guilty in protest at trial
Hong Kong's pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong pleaded guilty on Monday to all charges related to his involvement in protests that took place in June 2019. He was joined by two other known activists — Ivan Lam and Agnes Chow — who also p...
Eric Shawn presses spokesperson for Dominion voting systems on fraud claims
Spokesman Michael Steel explains how the machines work and how accusations of voter fraud are simply not true.
China sends 'world's first 6G' test satellite into orbit
China Has Launched the World's First 6G Satellite. The West Don't Even Know What 6G Is Yet.
PayPal's CEO talks digital payments and cryptocurrency
Dan Schulman, President and CEO of PayPal, says the pandemic has accelerated the rise of digital payments. He also discusses the company's decision to accept digital currencies.
Taiwan says unnamed U.S. official is visiting, cannot give details
A U.S. official has arrived in Taiwan, the island's foreign ministry said on Sunday, adding that it could not provide details as the trip has not been made public, though it did deny a media report that the CIA chief was in town.
Carnival Cruise boss banks on safety measures
The boss of the world's biggest cruise company has told the BBC new safety measures can help the $150bn (£113bn) a year industry to get going again.
Full Text: Remarks by President Xi Jinping at 15th G20 Leaders' Summit
President Xi Jinping on Saturday addressed the 15th G20 Leaders' Summit via video link.
Iran vows to crush any Israeli attempt to hit its "advisory" role in Syria
Iran on Sunday vowed to defeat any Israeli attempt to harm its role in Syria, saying the era of "hit and run" attacks by Israel there was over, days after Israel carried out air strikes on Syrian army and Iranian paramilitary targets in ...
Li Ka-shing’s seeker is a woman with uncanny bets on Facebook, Zoom, Siri
Backed by Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing, Solina Chau has turned Horizons Ventures, established to finance Li’s philanthropy, into one of Asia’s most formidable venture capital funds.
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Asean has ‘no reason’ to stop Hong Kong joining world’s biggest free-trade pact
As member of 15-nation trade powerhouse, city would ensure smoother regional flow of goods and services, says a secretariat director at Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
White Winter Outfits That'll Stand Out In a Sea of Black
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‘Father of Hong Kong design’ created HSBC logo, Standard Chartered banknotes
Austria-born Henry Steiner, who is known as the ‘father of Hong Kong design’, recalls the 1967 riots, bringing graphic design to the city and creating HSBC’s red-and-white hexagon.
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Xi Jinping proposes global QR code system to help free up travel
Xi tells G20 summit that countries need to standardise arrangements and open up fast tracks to help get people on the move again.
16 Beautiful Tablecloths for a Chic Thanksgiving Celebration
Tablecloths are the base of most great tablescapes, especially for the holidays.
Children pay the price for Hong Kong’s Covid-19 fumbling
A study of the first two waves of infection found that entertainment venues, not schools, accounted for a wider spread of disease, with the latest spike also linked to dance clubs. The government’s decision to close kindergartens over th...
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Family of Hong Kong fugitive detained in Shenzhen dismisses signed letter as ploy
Family of Andy Li says the letter is part of an effort to ‘whitewash the inhumane treatment political prisoners receive in Chinese detention centres’.
Work from home in Greece or Barbados? The Fight for Covid’s Digital Nomads
Like birds migrating south for the winter, a new species is packing up for the great trek: Work-from-homers looking for a sunny beach idyll with a good Wi-Fi connection.
What’s behind the South China Sea dispute?
China and its neighbours all want a piece of the South China Sea. Rights to fish, territory, oil and gas. This fight has it all, including the potential for war. So why is ASEAN struggling to manage the problem? And why won’t China...
'Boring' President Joe Biden could tempt the media to keep its focus on Donald Trump
Why the media may be tempted to keep its focus on Trump
Hong Kong to give $700 to those testing positive for virus
Hong Kong will give a one-time HK$5,000 (about 700 USD) to anyone in the city who tests positive for Covid-19 to encourage people to take tests for the virus, Health Secretary Sophia Chan said.
Swiss doctors urge COVID vulnerable to declare end-of-life wishes in advance
Swiss doctors have urged those vulnerable to COVID-19 complications to record their wishes for end-of-life care in advance to help ease pressure on intensive care units, drawing criticism from an advocacy group.
Why is the West still not learning from Asia’s Covid-19 success?
Is it really fears over privacy or differences in culture – or is it just plain arrogance?
Google: Garage owner takes on tech firm over fake reviews
A car sales business owner says he is taking legal action against Google over a series of fake and damaging reviews.
The world's biggest crypto fund manager says bitcoin is the next step in the evolution of money - and 'I can't use it to buy coffee' is no longer a sound argument | Currency News | Financial and Business News | Markets Insider
Bitcoin is not a fad that will fade away, said Michael Sonnenshein, managing director of Grayscale Investments. Investors understand that "buying Bitcoin and putting it in their portfolio is meant to be a store of value, inflation h...
For Asia’s super-rich, Singapore family offices keep the cash churning
James Dyson and the couple behind hotpot chain Haidilao are among those who have set up units in the city state to safeguard their family fortunes, with more on the way.
Why the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is no cure for all coronavirus ills
Amid the excitement over a vaccine said to be 90 per cent effective, questions remain over virus mutations, people refusing to take it and the problem of storing it at -80 degrees.
Protesters set fire to Guatemalan Congress
Hundreds of Guatemalans burn down the Congress building to protest the approval of the 2021 budget, the highest in the country's history, and demand the resignation of President Alejandro Giammattei for endorsing it.
Would You Wear Torn Tights From a High-End Designer?
This question is seemingly taking over the Internet ever since Diet Prada discovered the label's $190 distressed tights.
All the Best Castles and Manor Houses on Display in Season Four of The Crown
Seven different manor houses and castles are on display in the new season.
Three bodies found in flat after police get call from man locked outside home
The dead are the man’s wife and two children, whom he says had collapsed inside their home.
Hong Kong ranked second-worst city in Asia for expats to live due to soaring costs and declining stability
Hong Kong has once again slid down a ranking of the world’s best places for expats to live, falling into the bottom 10 overall and coming in second to last among the Asian cities included after being rated worst in the world for both pol...
Why it’s not surprising Hong Kong is overrun by conspiracy theories
Believing ideas that are far from reality has been a hallmark of human cognition since time immemorial, as evidenced by the widespread faith in organised religion, feng shui and Chinese medicine.
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Checks on 2,500 old Hong Kong buildings to launch Monday, after tragic Yau Ma Tei fire
Fire Services chief says they will deploy 50 teams for joint operation with Buildings Department, targeting structures built before 1961.
Hong Kong tightens social distancing measures on surging COVID-19 cases
Hong Kong has moved to strengthen social distancing measures in response to a rebound in confirmed COVID-19 cases, with the chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region describing the situation as "fairly severe."
Hong Kong protests: police to appeal against court ruling on ID display
Police chief also confirms suspension of replacement policy asking officers to show special operational call signs, until clarification from appeal court.
Prominent Hong Kong lawmaker says he is leaving politics
Dennis Kwok announces retirement from political life after he was disqualified under new powers granted to local authorities to unseat legislators.
Tried booking a Hong Kong restaurant lately? Call early
Hong Kong restaurants that have survived the wave of closures caused by the coronavirus crisis are doing better than anticipated. At some you have to book a table weeks ahead. Will it last?
Two Hong Kong political films win at Taiwan Golden Horse Awards
Two Hong Kong films that cast an uncomfortable spotlight on China won accolades at Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards on Saturday, as the island staged its largest film festival after successfully containing the coronavirus.
Families of Detained Hong Kong Dozen Protest on Island Near Chinese Prison
Relatives and supporters of 12 Hongkongers, detained in China after trying to flee the city by speedboat, protested on Saturday on an island near the Chinese prison where they have been held virtually incommunicado for nearly three months.
A vacation to Hong Kong is like no other
So, what's the deal? Did all those massive protests, the marches stretching for miles and days, mean nothing? Were they not the cries of freedom being crushed? What’s the deal with rules? If they can be so easily broken, why do we have ...
Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble delayed amid rise in Hong Kong's coronavirus cases
The announcement came hours after Singapore said the agreement, which was set to take effect on Sunday, would go ahead as planned.
See the Flirty Comment Travis Scott Left on Kylie Jenner's Racy Thong Bikini Photos
The Kylie Cosmetics mogul bared her backside in a series of very revealing photos shared on her Instagram
This ultra modern house on stilts is unlike anything we've ever seen before
This modern house on stilts lets in plenty of light while also offering complete privacy from the street and neighbouring properties
Twitter To Hand Official President Account To Biden On Inauguration Day
The social media giant is "actively preparing to support the transition of White House institutional Twitter accounts on January 20th, 2021," Twitter spokesperson Nick Pacilio told Politico in an email.
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