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Coronavirus: Toilet paper argument turns violent
Police were called to a western Sydney Woolworths after three women got into a heated confrontation as two stacked up their trolley with too many rolls of toilet paper.
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Mainland reporter beaten at Hong Kong airport ‘disappointed’ by protesters
Fu Guohao, who works for a sister site of the state-run paper Global Times, says protesters’ ‘actions differed from what I had expected from Hongkongers’.
Hong Kong withdraws Tung Chung site, rents cut at Kai Tak tower
In the first signs of a slowdown in Hong Kong’s office property market, the city withdrew this year’s largest commercial site from tender, while Nan Fung lowered the asking rent...
Cathay Dragon employees shocked, shaken by decision to axe Hong Kong airline
Despite rumours of job cuts, ‘no one ever expected the entire airline would shut down overnight’, says flight attendant let go after 10 years.
Cathay ‘optimistically’ predicts gutted flying schedule for next eight months
Business update sees bosses predict less than quarter of pre-coronavirus services for first half of 2021, but say even that depends on finding a vaccine.
Chinese, US scientists still working together despite Trump hostility
Cooperation has even benefited research with potential military applications, at a time of toxic political relations between the countries.
Jack Ma’s Ant Receives China Approval for IPO in Shanghai
Jack Ma’s Ant Group Co. got the green light from China’s securities watchdog for its initial public offering in Shanghai, clearing another hurdle as the Chinese fintech giant tr...
Nearly all Cathay Dragon staff to go as part of airline’s 5,900 job cuts
Cathay Pacific Airways chairman calls decision ‘heart-wrenching’ and says focus must be on creating ‘world-leading’ brand with Cathay Pacific. Around 4,000 cabin crew, 600 pilot...
Cathay has take-it-or-leave-it deal for pilots – salary and benefit cuts, or the door
The embattled airline’s move on pricey contracts comes on top of 600 redundancies among pilot ranks as company retrenches for future.
Chinese town built to look just like Paris complete with a fake Eiffel Tower
Tianducheng is a replica of Paris complete with its own versions of the Eiffel Tower and other landmarks
Apartment Rents Are Plunging in the World's Richest Cities. It's Time For You to Negotiate
Desire for space and stuck-at-home students weigh on formerly desirable areas — but for how long?
Hong Kong virtual bank WeLab is live with Temenos
Temenos, the banking software company, today announced that WeLab Bank, Hong Kong’s first homegrown virtual bank, has publicly launched using cloud-native Temenos Transact to pr...
British and U.S. financial regulators renew co-operation deal
The Bank of England and the U.S. Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) said they had signed a new agreement on Tuesday to cooperate on the supervision of cross-borde...
Russian media may be joining China and Iran in turning on Trump
In 2016, America's adversaries seemed to cheer electoral chaos and a withering faith in democracy. Now they seem to be hoping democracy can topple a leader they've grown loathe ...
Hong Kong actress Michelle Yim, 65, wows social media with age-defying physique
Hong Kong actress Michelle Yim, 65, made jaws drop after she posted Instagram photos of herself working out recently. The veteran TVB star donned a bright-coloured workout outfi...
Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific to remove 6,000 jobs in an attempt to survive
Troubled airline is also shuttering its Cathay Dragon subsidiary
Call to revamp Hong Kong ride-hailing market, upgrade taxi fleet
Ng Kwan-sing of Hong Kong Taxi Council hopes the government will put the focus back on upgrading city’s existing pool of 18,163 cabs.
Hong Kong Blockchain Week 2020: Setting DeFi and Blockchain Trends for 2021
November 17th to 19th 2020, speakers and participants will assess the economic and technological rollercoaster of the year 2020,and will discuss whether DeFi will change the gam...
Why Macau is the promised land for smaller Hong Kong property firms
Hong Kong’s smaller property developers, squeezed out at home by heavyweight players, have long turned to Macau, the other special administrative region covered by Beijing’s Gre...
Hong Kong district councillor sentenced for identifying police officer who allegedly shot reporter in the eye
A Hong Kong district councillor has been given a suspended prison sentence for publishing the personal details of a policeman who allegedly fired a projectile and partially blin...
Hong Kong banks told to report potential breaches of security law
Transactions that could violate Beijing-imposed law should be treated the same as if financing terrorism, says guidance
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