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China-US rivalry: Asian countries fear getting caught in a new cold war
Despite their deep economic relations with China, some Southeast Asian nations are ‘starting to question whether a Chinese form of governance is palatable’, analyst says.
Newborn baby’s body found next to rubbish bin in Hong Kong
Baby girl had piece of cloth in her mouth and umbilical cord still attached. Criminal investigation under way.
China eases visa restrictions for foreigners
Foreign nationals with valid permits can arrive in the country but will have to complete quarantine, foreign ministry says.
Hong Kong company director arrested on suspicion of laundering HK$400 million
Woman’s bank accounts linked to alleged money laundering by family of five taken into custody two weeks ago, customs says.
National security law: Hong Kong civil servants worried by planned loyalty pledge
An attendee at a consultation session with civil service minister Patrick Nip says he was vague on how new oath-taking rules would be implemented.
Hong Kong police tighten control on media with new accreditation rules
Experts say new policy enables government to decide who is a journalist and curbs power of student and online journalism
Hong Kong Disneyland Stripped of Right to Expand Theme Park
Walt Disney Co.’s Hong Kong Disneyland Resort will be unable to expand its site after local authorities decided not to renew an agreement with the amusement park to develop a ne...
Hong Kong supermarket chain in HK$32 million lucky draw cash giveaway
ParknShop says anyone with Hong Kong ID card will be eligible as reveals further details of plan to return HK$81 million it received as part of the government’s wage subsidies s...
China says it won’t approve TikTok sale, calls it ‘extortion’
The September 20 deadline for a purported TikTok sale has already passed, but the parties involved have yet to settle terms on the deal. ByteDance and TikTok’s bidders Oracle an...
Vatican and China prepare to renew historic deal, angering US
Pope Francis has reportedly approved a two-year renewal of the deal on the appointment of bishops vetted by the Vatican.
Trump ‘spreading political virus’ at United Nations
After US president accuses Beijing of spreading COVID-19 ‘plague’, China’s Xi says ‘need to get through this together’.
Blocking students is not the answer to Chinese spying in America
Some visas are being revoked for no good reason
Hong Kong police move to limit access to press briefings draws fire
The force will stop recognising press accreditation issued by local media groups or journalist associations unless registered with Information Services Department.
China’s US dollar debt defaults climb as virus, US tensions hurt business
US dollar bond defaults by Chinese firms have jumped threefold to US$12 billion so far this year from US$4 billion for all of 2019, shaking market confidence.
Hong Kong urged to add European countries to Covid-19 high-risk list
Public health expert says Britain, France and Spain are facing a second virus wave and he believes crisis will become more severe in Europe as weather cools.
Hong Kong’s RTHK, Commercial Radio slapped with warnings from watchdog
Both RTHK and Commercial Radio were taken to task by the Communications Authority for what was deemed to be biased criticism of police.
Rival or partner? Shenzhen eclipses Hong Kong, Tokyo as stock trading jumps
Shenzhen outshines Hong Kong on some metrics after 40 years as a special economic zone. The combined strength may be worth more than the value of each market, justifying closer ...
Beijing’s new rules aim to make it easier to get money in and out of China
Under a draft regulation up for public review, a foreign investor will be able to open a bond investment account at a custodian bank in China, allowing firms to bring in money d...
Rehabilitation not only concern, judge rules in review of teen’s arson sentence
High Court chief judge finds teen’s original probation sentence was disproportionate to the severity of the arson charge.
Hongkongers were most angry during dine-in ban amid pandemic: survey
Survey was based on 400,000 posts on social media, more than 4.7 million online comments, and interactions among internet users between May 16 and September 6.
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