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Platforms offer cash, iPhones to lure consumers in HK$5,000 e-voucher scheme
Rival payment platforms chosen for e-voucher scheme unveil a raft of new offers, including additional digital money and iPhone giveaways.
Shops may be blacklisted and face prosecution for cashing out consumption vouchers
The government warned shops would be blacklisted and face legal consequences if they were found trying to cash out the electronic consumption vouchers.
Hong Kong's Digital Tech Supporter Cyberport Reports Approval of 54 Applications for Fintech Proof of Concepts
Hong Kong-based digital technology park Cyberport has revealed that the application stage for the initial phase of its Fintech Proof-of-Concept (PoC) Subsidy Scheme has now closed. The initiative reportedly received more than 80 applicat...
Hong Kong’s Apple Daily editor-in-chief, publisher denied bail on collusion charge
Magistrate rules that top editor Ryan Law and Cheung Kim-hung, who is also CEO of the tabloid’s parent Next Digital, remain an ongoing security threat in denying the pair bail; the two had offered to post a bond of HK$3 million and resig...
Amendments to protect breastfeeding women from discrimination comes into effect
Amendments to protect breastfeeding women from discrimination under the Sex Discrimination (Amendment) Ordinance 2021 came into effect today.
South China airport cancels flights after COVID case
The airport in China's southern city of Shenzhen cancelled hundreds of flights and tightened entry controls Saturday after a restaurant employee tested positive for the Delta coronavirus variant.
Forget EU, the future is Asia! UK set to seal historic £9 TRILLION trade deal
BRITISH businesses are being urged to move their focus from the EU to "closer links with old Commonwealth friends and fast-growing Asia-Pacific markets".
Apple Daily arrests could encourage self-censorship, experts warn
Industry expresses concern over impact of police raid and arrest of senior newspaper figures on media freedom, but pro-establishment politicians say normal journalistic work can take place ‘freely and lawfully in Hong Kong’.
Helper arrested after throwing crying infant onto cushion
A 56-year-old domestic helper was arrested after she was caught in a video throwing a baby girl onto the cushion on the ground when feeding the infant.
Three Apple Daily executives released on bail, publisher, editor-in-chief charged
Associate publisher Chan Pui-man, digital director Cheung Chi-wai and Next Digital chief financial officer Royston Chow out on bail, while top editor Ryan Law and publisher Cheung Kim-hung are expected to appear in court on Saturday to f...
Cathay Pacific First Class Lounge Joins Priority Pass
Cathay Pacific's "The Wing" First Class Lounge in Hong Kong is joining Priority Pass as of June 21, 2021.
China's cryptocurrency-mining crackdown spreads to Sichuan
China’s crackdown on cryptocurrency “mining” has extended to the southwest province of Sichuan, where authorities ordered cryptocurrency mining projects closed in the major mining centre.
BioNTech shots have stronger antibody response than Sinovac, Hong Kong study shows
People who are vaccinated against COVID-19 with BioNTech's (22UAy.DE) vaccine were found to have "substantially higher" levels of antibodies than those who received Sinovac's jab, the South China Morning Post reported on Saturday, citing...
Hainan faces an uphill struggle to catch Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai
The island’s transformation into global trade hub is far from assured, not least because of its chequered past as a base for exiles and smugglers. It is not known for efficiency or being business friendly. Nor for its nightlife, writes W...
China sends three astronauts to new space station in first crewed mission for five years
Flag-waving children singing patriotic songs watch as three astronauts blast off for China's space station module.
Lift off! China sends astronauts to new space station
China launched its first crewed mission in five years, heading to the Tianhe core module of its new space station for a three-month stay.
China considers lifting all childbirth restrictions by 2025
Provinces with the lowest birthrates would see restrictions eased before the whole country does
‘Seattle toilet water’: Coffee shop asks fans to rename frappuccino
‘F*ckstar orange frappé’ was among the most popular choices
Hong Kong’s intellectually disabled spend less time outdoors amid pandemic: study
Findings are part of Chinese University survey done in 19 countries on carers, with 269 of them from city.
U.N. decries "further chilling message" for Hong Kong media freedom
The Hong Kong police raid at pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily "sends a further chilling message for media freedom", the chief U.N. human rights spokesperson told Reuters on Friday.
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