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US Rejection Throws World Trade Body Leadership Race Into Confusion
Just six days before the US. election in which trade is a hot topic, Washington struck another blow at the WTO, which US President Donald Trump has described as "horrible" and b...
These Stars Get Paid Obscene Amounts of Money To Post One Picture
Major celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Selena Gomez can make a killing off a single Instagram post. But stars from reality TV shows like “The Bachelor” and the “The Real Housew...
HK should join nation's 14th Five-Year Plan
Hong Kong should actively participate in the country's 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25), formulate a corresponding timetable and road map, and clarify the relationship between its ...
Tony Chung: Hong Kong activist detained near US embassy charged
Hong Kong teen activist Tony Chung has been charged under a new national security law, just days after he was detained outside the US consulate.
US election: Trump's China policy is here to stay, no matter who wins
In mid-2018, just as Donald Trump was launching his first broadsides in a trade war against China, I arrived in Beijing on a semiregular trip to try to grasp how the country's p...
Hong Kong police to air new weekly programme after partnership with RTHK axed
The Hong Kong police force will broadcast a new weekly programme on social media platforms starting on Thursday. It comes after public broadcaster RTHK and the force agreed to e...
Hong Kong says Germany harbouring a criminal after granting asylum to protester
Meeting called with Germany’s consul general to lodge objections in what Hong Kong regards as ‘internal matters’ to China
London Heathrow loses its crown to Paris as passenger numbers plummet
London Heathrow has lost the title of Europe's busiest airport to Charles de Gaulle in Paris and is downgrading its forecasts for passenger numbers this year and next as the out...
UK to start rapid COVID-19 tests at Heathrow on Tuesday
Airlines argue pre-departure virus tests crucial to get people travelling safely again.
The boarding school ‘monster’ who always walked free
How Jack Mount preyed on his pupils – and repeatedly evaded justice.
Alibaba’s Co-Founder Lucy Peng to Get $5 Billion Richer on Ant IPO
Lucy Peng has been dubbed Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s most influential woman.
Axed Cathay Pacific staff snapped up by insurers, property agents
Hong Kong companies are racing to recruit cabin crew and ground staff let go by the flagship carrier in a move that may take some of the sting out of the city’s biggest ever cor...
Trump Organisation pressed on US president’s Chinese bank account
Democrat lawmakers want company to reveal name of financial institution and provide detailed accounting of transactions.
‘Eyes and ears everywhere’: Hong Kong police to launch national security hotline
Police national security unit set to open multi-platform channel as early as November to gather intelligence from the public, sources say.
China’s yuan surges to 17-month high on Biden US presidential hopes
The offshore yuan extended its rally against the US dollar on Tuesday after US President Donald Trump lost ground to Democratic nominee Joe Biden in new polls ahead of November’...
Top court judges question short hair ‘convention’ for male prisoners
Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma says officials have offered no evidence to back the assertion that it is conventional for men to have short hair, but government lawyer Stewart Wong ca...
Meng’s lawyer accuses Canadian officer of lying in court about arrest
Lawyer Richard Peck rejected Constable Winston Yep’s testimony that safety concerns helped guide his decision to delay Meng’s arrest at Vancouver’s airport. Peck says the delay ...
Chinese Tesla rival Xpeng steers clear of robotaxis
It is difficult for self-driving systems to replace human drivers, especially in densely populated cities, Xpeng’s head of autonomous driving Xinzhou Wu says.
Jack Ma is making history again with the Ant IPO, and getting even more wealthy while doing it
Billionaire tech tycoon Jack Ma is raising more than $34 billion in yet another record breaking IPO, further cementing his place in history as one of the world's great tech entr...
HKU approves vice-president appointments despite student, staff backlash
Governing council votes in favour of mainland Chinese academics Max Shen Zuojun and Gong Peng taking up senior positions.
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