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Hong Kong disappears from ‘world’s freest economies’ rankings, listed under China
Heritage Foundation says Beijing ‘ultimately controls’ the policies offering Hong Kong and Macau greater economic freedom.
Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan mansion selling for roughly $50M
If the deal closes, the townhouse would be among the most expensive homes to sell in New York over the past year.
Hong Kong may take some sizzle out of world’s hottest IPO market
Together, the policies may pull the rug from under the retail investors - particularly punters from mainland China - who are making use of the city’s disclosure and identificati...
Trump property next to Mar-a-Lago hits market for $49M
The property, sitting right next to Mar-a-Lago’s Beach Club, has ties to the Trump Organization.
67 deemed unfit for Sinovac jab; Hong Kong expects under 10 new Covid-19 cases
Minister in charge of immunisation programme reveals many of those turned away on Wednesday had chronic illnesses.
The first space hotel could open its doors sooner than you think
Sleeping among the stars could become a long haul excursion in just six years.
Hong Kong poker player’s HK$400 million investment gamble on AirAsia’s recovery
Stanley Choi upped his stake last week in AirAsia Group, which he predicts will be among the first in the industry to ‘bounce back’ from the Covid-19 crisis.
Exclusive: U.S. blocked Myanmar junta attempt to empty $1 billion New York Fed account - sources
Myanmar’s military rulers attempted to move about $1 billion held at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York days after seizing power on Feb. 1, prompting U.S. officials to put a f...
China expected to send veteran trade official to Hong Kong for top economic job
Yin Zonghua has been a Beijing point man to the World Trade Organization and is expected to take up a liaison office position soon, sources say.
Punk Design Cues For A Teenager's Bedroom
Punk came about in the 1970s in the UK mostly as a musical reaction to the previous generation’s hippie culture. Punk rock was all about a do it yourself ethos and crunchy rock ...
Covid-19 jabs drive to continue with man’s death seen as unrelated to vaccine
Expert committee monitoring side effects of vaccines reaches preliminary conclusion that death of 63-year-old man was not related to the mainland-made jab.
Who’s a patriot? Vague meaning raises fear of political persecution
The requirement of patriotism set to feature in an expected overhaul of Hong Kong’s electoral structure can easily be used by Beijing loyalists as a pretext to target opponents,...
18 Beautiful Indian Wedding Hairstyles for Every Bridal Personality
Need beauty inspiration for your Indian wedding? See 18 lovely Indian wedding hairstyles donned by real brides.
Fake COVID-19 vaccines shipped from China to South Africa: Interpol
South African authorities have seized hundreds of fake COVID-19 vaccines following a global alert issued by Interpol warning vaccines would be a prime target for criminal networks.
Clubhouse app: what is it and how do you get an invite to the exclusive audio app?
The exclusive invitation-only social networking app is a hybrid of conference calls, talkback radio and Houseparty
Controversy as EU considers vaccine passports in time for summer travel
The European Commission will present a proposal in March on creating an EU-wide digital Covid-19 vaccination passport that may allow Europeans to travel more freely over the pea...
More bad news for Google as Indian media demand lion's share of ad revenue
An Indian media association has demanded Google pay more to local newspapers for using their content, just after Australia passed a hotly-contested law to compel global tech com...
Mainland official says legislature will take up Hong Kong electoral overhaul
A Beijing-based source, meanwhile, says the city’s delegates to the National People’s Congress will receive a ‘detailed proposal’ on the overhaul on Thursday.
Hong Kong retail shrinks 14 per cent in January, extending two-year decline
Retail sales across the city worth HK$32.6 billion in first month of 2021, down 13.6 per cent year on year.
'Free Speech' App Parler Initiates Fresh Legal Challenge Against Amazon, Drops Anti-Trust Lawsuit
Since it was removed from Amazon on allegations of being unable to police content, the company had been involved in legal challenges against its former host. After repeated fail...
Hongkongers may have to wait up to six months to resume travel: tourism official
Dane Cheng, of Hong Kong Tourism Board, says the pandemic is not likely to go away this year, though vaccination can ease the outbreaks.
FBI Pushing Tech Firms to Write Own Backdoors Into Encrypted Messaging Apps, Director Tells Congress
The US has on spurious grounds banned Chinese tech firms for ostensibly placing surveillance backdoors into their technology on behalf of the Chinese government. However, the he...
Defendants quit political party, fire lawyers on third day of hearings in security law case
Chief Magistrate Victor So Wai-tak adjourns the protracted proceedings for the third straight night, saying he expects to deliver his decision on bail on Thursday.
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