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2 huge Beirut explosions kill 190, injure 5 thousands
Two huge explosions rocked the Lebanese capital Beirut on Tuesday, August 4, with at least 190 dead & around 5,000 injured, shaking buildings and sending huge plumes of smoke billowing into the sky.
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Hong Kong’s HK$22.4 billion investment vehicle closer to launching
The Hong Kong Growth Portfolio, similar to Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund Temasek, will invest in projects centred on lifting competitiveness.
Hong Kong reports eight new Covid-19 cases as care home evacuated
Yuen Long Home for the Elderly residents taken to quarantine centre near city’s airport late on Tuesday, after 71-year-old tests positive for virus.
Flight of Hong Kong protesters piles pressure on Taiwan
For some Hong Kong protesters, stripped of their passports and facing criminal charges, a perilous 600 km sea journey to Taiwan is their only hope of escape. For Taiwan, which h...
How HSBC got caught in a geopolitical storm over Hong Kong security law
Bank’s future remains uncertain as it finds itself under pressure from Beijing and Washington
Families plead for Hong Kong activists accused of trying to flee by speedboat
The ‘Hong Kong 12’ - arrested for allegedly trying to flee to Taiwan - have become the latest flashpoint for protesters
Hong Kong Golf Open pushed to 2021 because of Covid-19
Officials from sanctioning bodies and Hong Kong Golf Association say they are looking for a suitable date for the tournament after the new year.
Hong Kong bank deposits surge by US$50 billion in August on IPO magnet
HKMA forced to intervene to weaken currency 15 times in September as hot money chases hot Chinese IPOs, secondary listings in the city.
Globalised and digitalised world beckons for China’s entrepreneurs, says Jack Ma
Alibaba founder Jack Ma stepped down as chairman of the e-commerce giant a year ago, but the 56-year-old is still regarded as a leader in the Chinese business community.
Cardinal Zen appeals to Pope to keep politics out of Hong Kong bishop decision
Zen says he delivered a letter to Rome last week but was unable to meet the pontiff.
Outgoing West Kowloon arts hub chief ‘in the dark’ over early exit
CEO Duncan Pescod confirms he agreed with West Kowloon Cultural District Authority chairman Henry Tang Ying-yen to leave at the end of November.
Hong Kong police officers, staff recognised in honours list for protest work
Government hands out a record 687 awards in its honours list – the most since the system was launched in 1997, breaking the high of 444 in 2009.
Court grants temporary release to Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong
Wong, 23, and long-time activist Koo Sze-yiu, 74, are both charged with taking part in an unauthorised assembly last October 5.
Freedoms under two systems remain vital to Hong Kong
Liaison office chief may have hammered home the importance of ‘one country’ for Hong Kong on National Day, but city’s high degree of autonomy must continue.
China is simplifying access to its bond market. About time, too
Regulators are moving towards harmonising the three distinct routes into China’s onshore bond market. For foreign investors, it means timely access to one of the few major fixed...
Holiday troublemakers warned in HK
The central government's liaison office in Hong Kong warned on Tuesday against reported plans for unlawful activities on National Day, stressing zero tolerance for what it calle...
Xi pays tribute to national heroes at Tian'anmen Square
Xi Jinping and other leaders of the Communist Party of China and the State joined representatives from various walks of life in a ceremony to present flower baskets to deceased ...
Hiking Into the Wilds of Hong Kong
In a season of political upheaval and pandemic, residents of one of the world’s most crowded cities have sought escape in the city's vast "country parks.”
Hong Kong, China markets rally on upbeat Chinese economic data
Hang Seng Index gained as much as 2 per cent, but is still on track to end the month with a decline.
Hong Kong tycoon bets big on bay area car parking potential
Dubbed the ‘king of car parks’, Hong Kong investor King Cho plans to spend over US$100 million to grow his portfolio of car parking spaces in the bay area.
Arrests, resignation, suspension: Hong Kong’s third month under security law
Justice James Spigelman quit, a pupil was suspended for displaying a protest slogan, and 26 people arrested under new legislation, while city’s leader Carrie Lam said legal syst...
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