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China accuses UK of meddling over Hong Kong citizenship offer
China has accused Britain of interference after the PM said he would offer millions of Hong Kong residents a path to UK citizenship.
Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam said: "Some of the foreign governments have been adopting blatant double standards in dealing with this matter."
UK-China relations have deteriorated over the past week, following Beijing’s move to implement a controversial new security law.
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The World Should Prepare for a Double Pandemic
COVID-19 has steamrolled the world. What happens if another pandemic starts before this one is over?
Chinese bankers in Hong Kong feel the sting of a tripling tax bill as China’s tax authority collects tariffs on citizens’ global income
China’s tax authority last week moved to tax the global income of Chinese citizens worldwide. That leaves Chinese professionals living in Hong Kong facing tax rate of as much as...
Hong Kong third wave: 64-year-old could be first prosecuted for violating new public transport mask rules amid Covid-19 spike
The man allegedly became agitated and produced a wooden pole when MTR staff demanded he wear a mask. Separately, police are hunting for a man caught beating a McDonald’s employe...
How Hong Kong has re-energised its iconic electric trams for the 21st century
Hong Kong Tramways – in service on Hong Kong Island since 1904 – operates 165 trams, which together carry about 200,000 daily passengers. Fleet’s modern trams have added hi-tech...
National security law: former diplomats press Congress to help Hongkongers gain asylum in the US
Letter signatories include nine former US consuls general to Hong Kong and another dozen ex-State Department officials. They call on Congress to ‘help the people of Hong Kong wh...
Trump’s executive order revoking Hong Kong’s special status: what is it and who will be affected?
United States can ban anyone deemed to be undermining freedom in the city from holding property in the country and refuse them and their family entry. Existing punitive tariffs ...
Hong Kong third wave: two deaths recorded on the same day for the first time as strict new rules take effect
City’s 10th fatality was an 89-year-old man with chronic illnesses who had been admitted to United Christian Hospital. Earlier, a 90-year-old resident from coronavirus-hit Kong ...
US to restrict visas for employees of Huawei, other Chinese tech firms
US State Department is targeting certain employees for their roles in enabling human rights abuses, says Mike Pompeo. The move puts further pressure on Huawei after Britain anno...
HKU school head chides former worker for tarring reputation of ex-colleagues on American TV over alleged research cover-up
Dr Yan Limeng, a former postdoctoral fellow at the university, spoke on Fox News, claiming superiors did not act on her early findings about Covid-19 human transmission. Profess...
Court rules in Apple's favor in RECORD $15bn tax case against EU
The EU’s General Court has sided with Apple over a record €13 billion (almost $15 billion) Irish tax bill, ruling that Ireland’s relaxed taxes did not constitute illegal state aid.
‘We all know Trump, don't we?’: UK health secretary brushes off claims that White House 'convinced' London to ban Huawei 5G kits
UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock has refused to back US President Donald Trump's claim that he played a pivotal role in pushing Britain to ban Huawei from its 5G network. The st...
BBC axes Andrew Neil Show as 70 MORE jobs trimmed by broadcaster
The BBC has axed veteran journalist Andrew Neil’s political discussion show amid a spate of job cuts. The broadcaster has announced a further 70 layoffs in addition to the 450 t...
Huawei: Trust 'seriously damaged' between UK and China over ban, Chinese ambassador says
Britain risks looking like the "junior partner of the United States" - and investment could suffer, Ambassador Liu Xiaoming says.
Spain's population to halve and Nigeria to be dominant global power within 80 years, report predicts
As working age populations decline in developed countries, more liberal immigration systems could become a necessity.
Google Said It Would Invest $10 Billion In India. Nearly Half Of It Is Going To The Country's Richest Man.
On Monday, Google announced that it will invest $10 billion in India over the next few years. Two days later, the company revealed a key detail: Nearly half of the money will go...
A Second Coronavirus Death Surge Is Coming
There was always a logical explanation for why cases rose through the end of June while deaths did not.
Foreign visitors to Japan drop 99.9% in June for 3rd straight month
Japan received an estimated 2,600 foreign travellers in June, down 99.9% from a year earlier for the third consecutive monthly decline amid the coronavirus pandemic, government ...
Bill Gates, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Kim Kardashian West, And Barack Obama's Twitter Accounts Were Hacked In A Bitcoin Scam
A tweet sent by some of Twitter's biggest accounts asked for Bitcoin and promised to "double all payments" sent to an address. It's a scam.
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World population set to shrink rapidly triggering ‘radical power shift’, warns new bombshell report
While predictions of a potentially catastrophic population explosion have abounded for years, new research suggests a major impending contraction by 2100, at which point the eld...
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