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Lawyers from HK and Macao SARs can qualify to practice in the GBA
Qualified Hong Kong legal practitioners and Macao practicing lawyers who have passed the lawyer practice examination in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) and obtained qualifications to practice law in Chinese mainland ...
HK urges Taiwan to grant murder suspect entry a year after his release
One year after Hong Kong murder suspect Chan Tong-kai, whose case led to the proposed extradition bill that sparked months of social unrest in Hong Kong last year, was released from prison for money laundering, he still has not been able...
Hong Kong needs tougher laws to tackle wildlife crime say researchers
Hong Kong is thriving as a transnational wildlife smuggling hub because its laws are not strong enough to tackle organised crime running the lucrative trade, researchers said Friday.
"HUNTER BIDEN LIED" Tony Bobulinski SAYS He HAS EVIDENCE Against Joe And Hunter Biden
A Bombshell... President Trump is expected to bring former Hunter Biden associate Tony Bobulinski as his guest to the final presidential debate Thursday night, Fox News has learned.
‘Cautiously optimistic’ Hong Kong firms banking on festive season
The outlook for exports and imports by air continues to be clouded by the ongoing US-China tensions, but sentiment has recovered to pre-coronavirus pandemic levels, according to a quarterly survey of Hong Kong businesses by logistics com...
How blockchain allowed 17m people to travel amid the coronavirus pandemic
Macau and China’s southern Guangdong province have a mutually recognised health code system powered by blockchain that allows both sides to validate the health status of travellers without directly exchanging personal data.
China’s economic outlook fuzzy as analysts say spending habits have changed
Recovery in Chinese consumer spending remains weak and has been led mainly by high-end consumption, begging the question – is pent-up demand by shopping-deprived consumers driving demand, and is it sustainable?
Hong Kong raises typhoon warning signal No 3, with Saudel nearing
The No 3 signal was issued at 12.20am, with typhoon within 570km (354 miles) of city.
Goldman Sachs to pay US$2.9 billion to settle 1MDB case in US
Powerhouse investment bank to demand repayment of US$174 million in salary and bonuses paid to current and former executives during corruption scandal.
FENDI x CHAOS Collection Launches
This "tech jewelry" collection gives your iPhone an style update.
Britain announces new class of visa for Hong Kong BN(O) passport holders
The new visas will allow applicants to live and work in Britain for up to five years, after which they will be eligible to apply to settle in the country.
China’s Ant Group valued up to US$450 billion by key analysts on roadshow
The fintech giant’s IPO plans come amid a remarkable run-up in stock market valuations of its technology peers this year.
At US$100k, is this the ultimate Covid-era tiny home on wheels?
Bigger doesn’t always mean better – this bright and sleek new home by New Zealand-based Build Tiny features all the amenities in just 240 sq ft
Virus response helps make China, Taiwan, Vietnam poster boys for export recovery
China, Taiwan and Vietnam were among the only economies who brought the spread of the coronavirus under control early on, resulting in strong trade recoveries.
Donald Trump’s Twitter password is “maga2020!”, and there’s no 2FA, claims hacker
You don’t need an IQ of 197 to know this is a very bad idea.
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HSBC’s Iconic Hong Kong Lions Make Return in Subdued City
Damaged and defaced during tumultuous protests at the start of this year, the two bronze lion statues standing guard outside HSBC Holdings Plc’s main office in Hong Kong have made their return to the public in a city subdued by a Chinese...
Why are Hong Kong and Taiwan bickering over the fate of a murderer?
Hong Konger Chan Tong-kai admits to murdering his pregnant girlfriend in a Taipei hotel room nearly two years ago. He has even said he is willing to return to Taiwan and face trial. Yet he remains a free man. Why?
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If the grass is greener on the other side, you can bet the water bill is higher.
Uber Founder Turns Real-Estate Mogul for Ghost Kitchen Startup
Entities tied to Travis Kalanick’s CloudKitchens, a startup that rents out space to businesses that prepare food for delivery, have bought more than 40 properties for more than $130 million.
Facebook Dating is finally coming to Europe after privacy concerns delayed launch
Facebook (FB) has launched its dating service across 32 European countries after it was delayed for several months because of data privacy concerns.
5 asteroids buzz by Earth TODAY, as NASA gears up for historic touchdown on asteroid Bennu
With just 73 days left in 2020, NASA has published an alert that not one, but five asteroids are passing by Earth today, as the agency’s Osiris-Rex spacecraft prepares to touch down on a space rock 200 million miles away.
Everyone Deserves at Least One Chanel Perfume-These Are the 5 Best
Growing up, my mom had the most enchanting collection of beauty products that took residence in her bathroom. (My dad's electric shaver, bare bar soap, and a lone bottle of 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner didn't stand a chance and were ba...
15 Fire Pit Ideas for a Chill Summer and Fall Outside
Your family backyard time is about to get lit!
Singapore woman jailed for beating Philippine domestic worker
Tan Bee Kim hit and slapped her helper with shoes and household items several times between 2012 and 2018, and received a six-month sentence.
Ethnic minority Covid risk 'not explained by racism'
A scientist advising the government on ethnicity and Covid says "structural racism is not a reasonable explanation" for black and south Asian people's greater risk of illness and death.
Russia grants whistleblower Edward Snowden permanent residency rights
Russia has granted U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden permanent residency rights, the TASS news agency cited Snowden's lawyer Anatoly Kucherena as saying on Thursday.
Spain becomes first EU nation with 1 million coronavirus cases
Country is sixth in the world to cross grim milestone after US, India, Brazil, Russia and Argentina.
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20 Australian Fashion Designers you need on your radar 2020
From Dion Lee to Romance Was Born, these are the 20 Australian designer that you absolutely need to know about.
How an ELLE Decor Editor Styles the Perfect Coffee Table
Bring yours to life with these styling tips from our market editor.
American trustbusters take on Google
IT WAS a long time coming. On October 20th the Department of Justice (DoJ) at last launched a federal antitrust lawsuit against Google. It is the first time American trustbusters have gone after big tech since their protracted battle aga...
Simple DIY Body Scrubs for Your Next At-Home Spa Day
The results will be brag-worthy, okay?!
This Century-Old Mumbai Apartment Takes Color to a Whole New Level
A design entrepreneur and a filmmaker have created an immersive space that keeps dreams alive, even in challenging times.
Mainland reporter beaten at Hong Kong airport ‘disappointed’ by protesters
Fu Guohao, who works for a sister site of the state-run paper Global Times, says protesters’ ‘actions differed from what I had expected from Hongkongers’.
Hong Kong withdraws Tung Chung site, rents cut at Kai Tak tower
In the first signs of a slowdown in Hong Kong’s office property market, the city withdrew this year’s largest commercial site from tender, while Nan Fung lowered the asking rent for an office tower under construction by up to 20 per cent.
Cathay ‘optimistically’ predicts gutted flying schedule for next eight months
Business update sees bosses predict less than quarter of pre-coronavirus services for first half of 2021, but say even that depends on finding a vaccine.
Cathay Dragon employees shocked, shaken by decision to axe Hong Kong airline
Despite rumours of job cuts, ‘no one ever expected the entire airline would shut down overnight’, says flight attendant let go after 10 years.
Chinese, US scientists still working together despite Trump hostility
Cooperation has even benefited research with potential military applications, at a time of toxic political relations between the countries.
(ask eric)19 women have accused Trump of sexual misconduct. Here's what their stories have in common.
Allegations of women who've accused Trump of non-consensual sexual contact share many details, from forced kisses to where it took place.
Jack Ma’s Ant Receives China Approval for IPO in Shanghai
Jack Ma’s Ant Group Co. got the green light from China’s securities watchdog for its initial public offering in Shanghai, clearing another hurdle as the Chinese fintech giant tries to complete what could be the biggest share sale ever seen.
Nearly all Cathay Dragon staff to go as part of airline’s 5,900 job cuts
Cathay Pacific Airways chairman calls decision ‘heart-wrenching’ and says focus must be on creating ‘world-leading’ brand with Cathay Pacific. Around 4,000 cabin crew, 600 pilots, and 700 ground and office staff to lose jobs.
Cathay has take-it-or-leave-it deal for pilots – salary and benefit cuts, or the door
The embattled airline’s move on pricey contracts comes on top of 600 redundancies among pilot ranks as company retrenches for future.
A Complete Guide to Treating Dark Spots on Your Face or Body
From serums to lasers, we've got you covered.
How to Plan a Bigger, Better Vegetable Garden
Before you so much as lift a rake, considering what you're going to grow, where you're going to grow it and - crucially - when you're going to sow or plant it will help you to get the most from your garden...
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Airline coalition working with WHO to 'get rid of quarantines,' replace it with testing
The airline industry is hoping that testing will help revive its businesses.
PayPal to let you buy and sell cryptocurrencies in the US
PayPal has partnered with cryptocurrency company Paxos to launch a new service. PayPal users in the U.S. will soon be able to buy, hold and sell cryptocurrencies. More countries are coming soon.
Calls for Facebook, Twitter to halt trending sections ahead of election gather steam
The Mozilla Foundation sent a letter on Tuesday to Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey demanding they halt their trending features ahead of the 2020 election.
Justice Department files long-awaited antitrust suit against Google
The Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit Tuesday alleging that Google engaged in anticompetitive conduct to preserve monopolies in search and search-advertising that form the cornerstones of its vast conglomerate, according to s...
Chinese town built to look just like Paris complete with a fake Eiffel Tower
Tianducheng is a replica of Paris complete with its own versions of the Eiffel Tower and other landmarks
Apartment Rents Are Plunging in the World's Richest Cities. It's Time For You to Negotiate
Desire for space and stuck-at-home students weigh on formerly desirable areas — but for how long?
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