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Chinese tech firms should sue Indian government, nationalist tabloid says
Global Times editor-in-chief Hu Xijin said Chinese technology companies should sue for compensation from the Indian government, which made its ban of 59 Chinese apps permanent t...
Hong Kong court declines to unfreeze closed law firm’s accounts
Justice Russell Coleman finds that unfreezing the accounts would be inappropriately premature at present.
Spending billions won’t stop Ocean Park visitor numbers falling, officials say
Government says number of people expected to pass through theme park’s gates over next 10 years will be lower than in the five years before Covid-19.
Hand out HK$5,000 in digital vouchers to every Hong Kong resident
Liberal Party legislator suggests giving out stored-value Octopus cards and topping them up with HK$500 every week to encourage spending, but financial services minister warns g...
Michelin stars for Hong Kong and Macau 2021 announced
Tate Dining Room and L’Envol are new recipients of two Michelin stars in Hong Kong, while eight others in the city were handed one star, including The Chairman and Yardbird.
Change to Portugal’s golden visa scheme to hit property market
New rule, which comes into effect in July, excludes the capital Lisbon and Porto from qualified destinations for property investments.
Activist threatens hunger strike if he’s barred from leaving China
National security officers told Guo Feixiong they have been ordered to stop him at the airport on Thursday. He appealed to the premier and public security minister to allow him ...
China’s demand for electric cars drives cobalt prices to two-year high
The metal is largely mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Chinese companies are investing heavily there.
Aircrew quarantine move coming soon, Cathay says, as industry urges rethink
In memo to staff, airline says new rules could be in place by February 11 as global body expresses grave concern over the damage the move could cause.
Former Google CEO and others want action on ‘asymmetric competition’ from China
Report calls for determined action to tackle tech competition with China and says a certain amount of ‘bifurcation’ is inevitable.
Dim sum connects Hong Kong people and reflects city’s ability to reinvent
Traditional savoury dumplings inspire Man Mo Dim Sum and Sohofama’s innovative culinary delights and work of magician Louis Yan and candle maker Xavier Tsang
Partial evacuation at Covid-hit North Point building
Top Microbiologist and government adviser on the coronavirus epidemic, Yuen Kwok-yung, said residents living in units 6 and 7 in Block C of Tung Fat Building will have to be ev...
HK police officer gets 46 months for sexually assaulting six underage girls, youngest being 11 years old
A Hong Kong police officer was sentenced to 46 months behind bars at the District Court today, after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting six underage girls.
Xi Jinping expressed concern about ongoing Covid-19 wave in Hong Kong
President Xi Jinping expressed concern about Hong Kong's Covid-19 situation as he endorsed the work of Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor in her first online duty visit ...
China opens door to Ant Group's stock market debut
China’s central bank governor has signalled that the door remains open for Ant Group’s stock market debut.
Biden signs: 'China virus' labeling is banned
Joe Biden signs a memorandum condemning rising racism, xenophobia and intolerance against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S., and praising the the Asian and Pacif...
Foreign buying of Singapore apartments drops to 17-year low
Purchases by non-resident Chinese also slumped, but they are still flocking to the city state because of its political, financial and legal stability, an analyst said.
Italian doctor arrested for giving lethal drugs to 2 patients
AN Italian ER doctor was arrested Monday on suspicion of administering lethal drugs to two COVID-19 patients at a public hospital at Montichiari in the province of Brescia north...
Investors give $200m boost to Hong Kong travel startup Klook
Travel booking platform Klook has raised $200 million in a new funding round, underscoring investor confidence in the ability of the tourism industry to eventually recover from ...
"Roz" Brewer will become only the 2nd Black woman to permanently lead a Fortune 500 company
It's a stark reminder of how far corporate America's top decision-makers have to go.
A pro-democracy activist on Hong Kong’s year of turmoil: "The city itself is dying"
Joey Siu, an activist featured in a new documentary, talks about the protests and China’s national security crackdown.
It's time for Europe to take private data from the hands of powerful tech monopolies and give it back to the people
People should be able to own their own private data, instead of being forced to hand it to tech giants like Facebook and Google.
Hong Kong Lifts Second Lockdown in Kowloon for Covid Tests
Hong Kong lifted a second neighborhood lockdown in part of the densely-populated Kowloon area after the city completed a round of virus testing aimed at ending a fourth surge of...
The White House is 'monitoring the situation' with GameStop and the stock market
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday that Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen was "monitoring the situation" around the GameStop-related changes in the stock market.
Hong Kong commercial property market activity set to revive on cash inflows
Investments could rebound by as much as 60 per cent to US$12.6 billion from a 17-year low in 2020, says Ricacorp (CIR), aided by Covid-19 vaccinations and influx of mainland cap...
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