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Two Hong Kong men arrested for allegedly filing fake claims in bid to scam coronavirus relief fund out of HK$2.5 million
Police said the duo filed more than 41 applications seeking aid for retail stores, beauty parlours and party rooms that never existed. The men, both aged 48, were arrested separ...
Hong Kong battling third wave of Covid-19 infections as city confirms 14 new cases
Nine of Tuesday’s cases are local as minister says tougher social-distancing curbs may be necessary amid ‘very alarming’ situation. Care home cluster fears as resident confirmed...
Hong Kong reviewing Covid-19 strategy, some classes suspended amid fresh threat
Chief Executive Carrie Lam says authorities will review virus-containment measures on Tuesday afternoon. CCC Rotary Secondary School, Fung Kai Innovative School, and Hong Kong A...
How luxury brands could suffer if Chinese students stay home and the ‘wake-up call’ for labels failing to penetrate China market
Wealthy Chinese students are huge spenders on luxury but far fewer first years are likely to take up new places overseas in the coming academic year. Smaller brands that have fa...
National security law: social media giants refusing to cooperate with Hong Kong police may have to make exit plans, analysts say
Worst-case scenarios could see sites like Google or Facebook blocked in Hong Kong, while the city’s politicised status could see them pressured from two sidesใ But government sa...
Hongkongers, spooked by Beijing’s new national security law, are scrubbing their digital footprints
Hong Kong officially adopted a new national security law imposed by Beijing on July 1. Internet users worried of falling afoul of the new law are using encrypted messaging apps,...
Hong Kong national security law: city’s leader Carrie Lam denies she was ever kept in dark by Beijing over new legislation
Chief executive says some of her comments were ‘misrepresented’ and accuses critics of exaggerating. Lam also says ‘respect and preservation’ of human rights a fundamental princ...
Explore Hong Kong’s ‘secret’ shopping haunts, says ‘feng shui designer’ Thierry Chow
Daughter of feng shui master updates ancient Chinese practice of placing objects in harmony with nature by combining her love of modern designใ People can randomly find ‘amazing...
Trump’s limits on international visas unnerve Chinese students in US
A suspension of foreign work visa programmes and a new bar on foreign students at schools with online classes are just the latest restrictionsใ ‘My sense of crisis has been buil...
Microsoft and Zoom join pause on Hong Kong data requests
Other major internet firms, including Facebook, Google and Twitter, have also stopped considering government requests for user informationใ Companies say they are reviewing swee...
Instagram influencer, singer and model – and computer generated: rise of the virtual kings and queens of social media
Half Japanese and half American, Liam Nikuro has 14,400 fans on Instagram thanks to his streetwise fashion, and posts that encourage people to talk to him imma gram has a bubbl...
China is ‘greatest long-term threat’ to the US, FBI director Christopher Wray says
China’s efforts to usurp US are playing out in local politics and industries including aviation, agriculture, robotics and health care, Christopher Wray saysใ Wray says the FBI ...
How US restrictions drove Huawei and Deutsche Telekom closer together
Internal documents illustrate leading European operator’s special relationship with Chinese tech giantใ Huawei has pledged to shoulder burdens and costs of US measures, offering...
Donald Trump formally pulling US out of World Health Organisation over ‘China puppet’
Letter submitted to UN secretary general triggers one-year withdrawal timeline ใ op Democrat on Senate foreign affairs committee slams move, saying it ‘won’t protect American l...
Brit air hostess in Dubai jail after 'two cannabis joints found in date's flat'
A British air hostess has been thrown into a Dubai prison after police allegedly found cannabis in her date’s apartment during a raid.
UK resumes arms sales to Saudi Arabia, says ‘possible’ war crimes in Yemen are ‘isolated incidents’
The UK “against human rights violations” government has come under fire after announcing that it is to recommence arms sales to Saudi Arabia, despite acknowledging that the king...
Former UK Chancellor Hammond slams ‘alarming’ rise in ‘anti-Chinese sentiment’ within Tory Party amid Huawei row
Former Tory Chancellor Philip Hammond has waded into the row over Huawei, accusing his party of ramping up “anti-Chinese” rhetoric and warning that the UK should not be distanci...
New York's Attorney General Is Ordering The Black Lives Matter Foundation To Stop Operating Until It's Transparent With Donations
Following a BuzzFeed News investigation into donor confusion between the California-based foundation and the Black Lives Matter movement, authorities are stepping in.
Mike Pompeo Said The US Is Considering Banning TikTok
“I don’t want to get out in front of the president, but it’s something we’re looking at," Pompeo said.
President of Brazil Bolsonaro tested positive for the new coronavirus
The President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, announced this Tuesday, July 7, that he tested positive for the new coronavirus, but that he is "perfectly fine" with mild symptoms.
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