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Who are Jimmy Lai and Agnes Chow, two of the Hong Kong democracy advocates arrested Monday?
The fears of many pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong, which have been building since Beijing imposed a sweeping national security law over the territory earlier this summer, w...
Activists launch London legal action against UK officers in Hong Kong police
Pro-democracy activists allege five British officers have taken part in brutal actions against protesters
BVI FSC to invite applications for fintech "sandbox"
“Digitalisation is our ticket,” Jennifer Potter-Questelles, deputy managing director of corporate services at the Financial Services Commission, said last week during the FSC’s ...
Why has Hong Kong stayed resilient as leading fintech hub during Covid-19 pandemic?
Global spread of coronavirus disease sparks growth in use of financial technology as companies and consumers adopt digital payment methods. City, known for thriving financial se...
Hong Kong third wave: gyms, sports clubs, dance studios will be forced to close in three months without subsidies, fitness sector warns
The government provided fitness centres with a HK$100,000 one-off subsidy in April, but sector says that was not enough to cover losses. 97 per cent of employers call for an imm...
WHO urges governments to act to eliminate the coronavirus
The director of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus asked governments and citizens on Monday to do everything possible to eliminate the transmission of the ...
Hong Kong third wave: 5 million city residents to be tested for Covid-19, health minister says
Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan says the government is finalising details for a voluntary coronavirus testing plan. Infectious disease expert Joseph Tsang says officia...
Pentagon to share spectrum with US telecoms firms to help build 5G networks
Move opens up 100 megahertz of airwaves previously reserved for military use. Frequencies to be auctioned for commercial use as early as December next year
The world is spending nowhere near enough on a coronavirus vaccine
Consider the following thought experiment. If you fail to eat a pizza within an hour, you will die from hunger. What do you do? Most people would immediately order a pizza-and n...
Under a new national-security law, Hong Kong is already a changed city
Residents have long feared that it might turn into just another Chinese city. That is happening, fast
As Hong Kong police raid Apple Daily offices, publication’s live feed allows world to watch drama unfold
Confrontations between editors and police over warrants, access seen by thousands as newspaper’s staff takes to Facebook during raid. ‘You swallow whatever is served on your pla...
Arrest of tycoon Jimmy Lai sparks surge in his company’s shares
Shares of the company that owns Apple Daily newspaper skyrocketed by as much as 344 per cent in afternoon trade, rebounding from a record low in the morning. Some analysts point...
Hong Kong’s top developers shun Shouson Hill tender as property becomes ‘hot potato’ amid US-China tensions
Only Li Ka-shing’s CK Asset is known to have submitted a bid for 37 Shouson Hill property, according to a survey by the Post. Tender closed on July 31 amid escalating tensions b...
Hong Kong man jailed for duping 33 people into buying surgical masks
Cheng Shing-to posed as a surgical mask seller to lure four men and 29 women into paying up to HK$56,000 for the masks.
Is an iPhone in China any good if Trump bans WeChat?
iPhone shipments could drop as much as 30 per cent if Trump’s ban forces WeChat off the iOS App Store, analyst says.
PLAs jets cross a line in Taiwan Strait as Taipei hosts US official
Beijing deployed fighter jets that briefly crossed the midline of the Taiwan Strait on Monday, Taiwan’s defence ministry said, as US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex ...
BVI targets digital asset space as key growth driver
Q&A with Simon Gray, Head of Business Development & Marketing, BVI Finance
ByteDance to escalate fight against Trump’s TikTok ban, sources say
The Chinese owners of video-sharing app TikTok plan to step up opposition to a US ban, sources say, as criticism grows at home the firm is kowtowing to American demands.
Pressure mounts on Spain to pursue ex-king on corruption charges
SPAIN’S former king Juan Carlos is believed to have taken up residence in the United Arab Emirates following his secretive departure from Spain last week. The trip, which also f...
Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai arrested under new security law
Police in Hong Kong have arrested media tycoon Jimmy Lai, an outspoken critic of China's policies in Hong Kong. A top aide said Lai is being held over suspected collusion with f...
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