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500 families in Hong Kong housing block urged to get tested for Covid-19
Move sparked by infected resident, who is the sole local patient among three new cases on Thursday.
The false dichotomy of Chinese autocracy and American democracy
The success of Beijing’s pandemic response and and the failure of Washington’s seem to suggest authoritarian rule is superior to liberal democracy. But such a verdict is based o...
Hong Kong-born CIA officer’s China spying case ‘too complex’ for speedy trial
US prosecutors say Alexander Ma accepted thousands in cash for espionage activities and told undercover agent he wanted to see the ‘motherland’ succeed.
Samsung patriarch’s death spurs calls to reform South Korea’s chaebol
The death of Lee Kun-hee has focused attention on the darker aspects of his legacy, and rekindled long-standing calls for reform of family-run conglomerates.
Hong Kong employees to get a 1.7 per cent pay rise next year, survey predicts
Expected wage rise in 2021 amounts to less than half of the 3.6 per cent average from 2019, as coronavirus forces employer restraint.
More Hong Kong schools held patriotic events for National Day
The poll by a teachers’ union found a greater proportion of schools held flag-raising ceremonies and sang the national anthem than before.
Cathay Dragon founder sad over closure but proud of creating Hong Kong icon
Chao Kuang-piu, aged 101, recalls ‘remarkable’ growth of company with just one plane in 1985 into a serious contender to Cathay Pacific, which took it over.
10 Designer Shoes We Spotted on Lily Collins in “Emily in Paris”
She's obviously a big fan of Louboutins!
Inside a chic, industrial-inspired penthouse loft with skyline views
This penthouse loft apartment boasts 11-foot high ceilings, with floor-to-ceiling windows that frame city skyline views...
‘Majority’ of Cathay pilots, cabin crew opt to take permanent pay cuts
Comments by carrier come after midnight deadline for staff to sign tough deal, but unions warn of backlash from staff in years to come.
Asian-Australian podcasts show Asians they’re not alone
A growing wave of Asian-Australian podcasts, including Lemon and Shoes Off, discuss topics from dating to pop culture, reaching out to listeners who share in the minority experi...
Trump Administration Proposes Scrapping Computerised Draw For H-1B Visas
H1-B Visa: "Prioritisation and selection based on wage levels better balances the interests of petitioners, H-1B workers, and U.S. workers," the DHS said.
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...
Ireland: Ex solicitors had 60 fake identities to defraud banks.
A married couple who are former solicitors created 60 false identities, donned disguises and paid homeless people for their PPS numbers in order to defraud banks and credit unio...
Philippine President Orders a National Corruption Probe
Rodrigo Duterte, the president of the Philippines, has ordered his country’s Department of Justice to pursue a government-wide probe of corruption.
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.
Ambani vs Bezos: Reliance's retail ambitions hit Amazon roadblock
Reliance Industries' aggressive expansion, fueled by investments from big global names, has hit a speed bump with Jeff Bezos's Amazon.com winning an interim injunction on an imp...
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...
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