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Hong Kong residents can soon open bank accounts in China
The governments of Hong Kong and Guangdong are looking to expand the pilot scheme for Hong Kong residents to open mainland personal bank accounts remotely.
Hong Kong activists turned away by US consulate ‘given prior permission to enter’
A group helping the four says they had previously reached out to the consulate through its emergency hotline.
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 on selective facts, and does not fully reflect the complexiti...
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.
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.
China would prefer Biden stability to Trump chaos, ex-US envoy says
Ahead of next week’s US presidential election, former American ambassador to China Max Baucus says Joe Biden represents a break from a ‘president that doesn’t work with his advisers’.
Singapore to allow mainland visitors ahead of Hong Kong travel bubble
From November 6, the island nation is also lifting border restrictions for travellers from the Australian state of Victoria as it looks to boost its coronavirus-battered tourism sector.
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.
‘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 experience.
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 biased towards China.
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 own development and the country's overall strategy, politica...
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.
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 political establishment saw the U.S. president.
Hong Kong police to air new weekly programme after partnership with RTHK axed
The Hong Kong police force will broadcast a new weekly programme on social media platforms starting on Thursday. It comes after public broadcaster RTHK and the force agreed to end their partnership in producing the long-running Police Re...
Hong Kong says Germany harbouring a criminal after granting asylum to protester
Meeting called with Germany’s consul general to lodge objections in what Hong Kong regards as ‘internal matters’ to China
Alibaba’s Co-Founder Lucy Peng to Get $5 Billion Richer on Ant IPO
Lucy Peng has been dubbed Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s most influential woman.
Axed Cathay Pacific staff snapped up by insurers, property agents
Hong Kong companies are racing to recruit cabin crew and ground staff let go by the flagship carrier in a move that may take some of the sting out of the city’s biggest ever corporate lay-off.
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