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Carrie Lam to discuss situation with President Xi
In her annual visit, Carrie Lam is heading to Beijing, to discuss with President Xi Jinping, the recent government landslide local election defeat in Hong Kong.
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It’s always the ones with the dirty consultants that do the clean audits.
Police issue 1.9 million tickets in crackdown on illegal parking
Errant motorists targeted as officers deployed to protests last year return to normal duties.
Hong Kong allows bigger local tours but business outlook bleak
More than 100 itineraries from 58 tour agents were approved as of Saturday, with groups of up to 30 people, raised from four.
Singapore is now home, but Hong Kong is where the heart is
Hong Kong can grow on you in mysterious ways, with its natural splendour, ease of movement and, most of all, its warm, friendly people. I left with a heavy heart, but I will alw...
Lack of jobs behind drop in expat arrivals, ‘not just national security law’
Travel advisories over new security law ‘only one factor’ expats worry about amid recession.
Hong Kong Airlines cautious on expansion in wake of Cathay Dragon shutdown
Cash-strapped carrier has its own set of problems, but hopes flight-to-nowhere model, pay cuts and government subsidies bring respite.
CSRC Seeks More Mutual Investment Between Mainland, Hong Kong
There should be more mutual investment between China and Hong Kong to boost local markets’ access to capital, a top official at China’s securities regulator said.
Hong Kong ‘retaining its degree of autonomy’ in handling national security cases
City has not seen central government invoking its right to become involved in special instances, law professor tells forum.
Iconic arts, cultural organisations in UK get gov't recovery fund
A total of 35 iconic arts venues and cultural organisations in Britain got an injection of 75 million pounds (about 97.84 million U.S. dollars) from the government's Culture Rec...
The UK is peddling a citizenship pipe dream to naive Hongkongers
Yonden Lhatoo explains why the British government’s offer to take in those from the city with BN(O) status is a political sham that will only bring grief to unwitting victims wh...
China tells UK to 'correct mistakes' after visa offer for almost 3mn in Hong Kong
The Foreign Ministry in Beijing has urged London to reconsider its policy that offers visas for Hong Kongers with British overseas status and paves the way for UK citizenship.
Up to 1,000,000 people could arrive in UK from Hong Kong from January
Up to one million people from Hong Kong could emigrate to the UK in the next five years under new visa arrangements, according to official estimates.
As xenophobia rises, Chinese-American communities look out for themselves
In New York and San Francisco, Chinatown residents have formed neighbourhood patrols in response to attacks they say are inspired by the pandemic and rhetoric by US President Do...
Full Giuliani Borat clip shows him touching Maria Bakalova and asking for her number before fleeing
The full clip of Rudy Giuliani in the Borat sequel shows him asking for the number and home address of actress Maria Bakalova, before attempting to flee from Sacha Baron Cohen.
Hong Kong’s Property Market Takes Hit From Cathay Job Cuts
Calls from laid off Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. pilots began arriving at OKAY Property Agency Ltd. not long after the Hong Kong airline announced one of the biggest job cuts in ...
Amid the pandemic recession, a global pensions crisis is building
The pandemic-induced recession has led to reduced pension contributions and higher government debt. Billions around the world, including in Hong Kong, face the prospects of work...
Potentially fatal superbug in Hong Kong public hospitals – and it’s not Covid-19
Hospital Authority says shortage of isolation facilities because of fight against coronavirus could have sparked increase in number of patients infected by Candida auris, which ...
China threatens to stop recognising BN(O) passports after Britain’s visa move
Beijing hits back after Britain announces creation of new special class of visa for Hongkongers holding BN(O) passport.
Hong Kong’s 4 new Covid-19 cases all traced as larger tours, weddings resume
Tour operator says it has seen significant interest but will be operating some trips at a loss.
Artist turns forgotten Hong Kong novels into new digital online experiences
Hung Keung’s ‘It All Begins With a Word’ animation and video project and other creative work feature on this month’s Vision Art Festival’s online platform, ReNew Vision
Hospital offers free training to laid-off aviation staff after Cathay jobs cull
Most of the 100 or so expected to take the six-week course will be hired as health care support workers under Union Hospital’s plans.
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