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Can China Topple Dollar's Dominance With Digital Yuan?
The American reserve currency received a lot of criticism in recent years largely because of the quickness with which Washington slaps sanctions on other countries. All sorts of economic restrictions have limited the ability of dollar-us...
Cryptocurrency A Chinese 'Financial Weapon' Against USD, PayPal's Peter Thiel Says in Bizarre Speech
Speaking on Tuesday at a virtual event on US-China relations for the Richard Nixon Foundation, the major investor in cryptocurrencies and fintech firms made numerous accusations against Beijing.
China fines Alibaba record $2.75 billion for anti-monopoly violations
China slapped a record 18 billion yuan ($2.75 billion) fine on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Saturday, after an anti-monopoly probe found the e-commerce giant had abused its dominant market position for several years.
Exclusive: China's antitrust regulator bulking up as crackdown on behemoths widens
China’s competition watchdog is adding staff and other resources as it ramps up efforts to crack down on anti-competitive behaviour, especially among the country’s powerful companies, people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
Ex-leader CY Leung undecided on running for Hong Kong chief executive
Leung, a vice-chairman of China’s top political advisory body, also says he has not been offered the new role as Election Committee convenor.
London making it easier for Hongkongers to apply for BN(O) visas
New guidelines mean husbands, wives, and children can now apply separately, while children born during process and new partners of BN(O) passport holders are now also eligible.
China Mulls Mixing Different COVID-19 Vaccines To Improve Efficacy Of Jabs
Authorities have to "consider ways to solve the issue that efficacy rates of existing vaccines are not high", Chinese media outlet The Paper reported.
Queues grow in support of AbouThai
Supporters of the AbouThai retail chain founded by a former customs officer charged under the national security law continue to queue at its outlets after the business was raided by 100 customs officers Thursday.
Airport scare as phones catch fire
Mobile phones and related accessories caught fire on the tarmac of the airport just before they were about to be loaded onto a plane yesterday.
Clubhouse says reports of data breach, which prompted security warning in Hong Kong, are false
CyberNews earlier reported some 1.3 million user records of Clubhouse had been exposed online, prompting Hong Kong’s privacy watchdog to issue a security warning.
Ip undecided on election plans
New People's Party leader Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee said she hasn't decided if she will switch tracks to join the Legislative Council via the Election Committee constituency, saying she has enjoyed being directly elected with public endorsem...
Hong Kong’s ‘Leave Home Safe’ app records 3.8 million downloads
Information and technology minister Alfred Sit says around 19,000 people have been tested for Covid-19 after being alerted by the app over past two months.
Hong Kong schools told to do more to promote national security education
Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung says city’s schools had been sent a letter advising them to hold more activities this week, including flag raising ceremonies and playing the national anthem.
Bay job offers get more than 5,700 takers
More than 5,700 job applications have been filed online with the Greater Bay Area Youth Employment Scheme in three months, Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong wrote in his blog yesterday.
Election reform: banning blank votes would open a Pandora’s box
The two senior officials who ignited a debate last week by raising the possibility of such a ban should have known better. The idea is preposterous: how would you know who had cast a blank vote unless voting would no longer be secret?
Food prices leave bad taste in mouth
Many people feel they are actually paying more for food than the increase of 2.1 percent in February from January suggested by government figures.
Polls open to pan-dems
Pan-democrats can still stand in elections - just not those who filibuster and oppose the Chinese Communist Party and the country, former chief executive Leung Chun-ying said.
Octopus to install small card readers for free
Octopus Cards Limited will provide a small card reader for small businesses upon new registration, free of charge, according to lawmaker Michael Tien Puk-sun.
Man died of cardiac arrest 23 days after he took Sinovac jab
A 58-year-old Drainage Services Department contact staffer died of cardiac arrest in his office last Thursday, 23 days after he took the Sinovac Covid-19 jab.
Hong Kong graduates will enter anaemic job market this year, statistics suggest
The number of jobs available to fresh graduates this year is up slightly from 2020, but is still nowhere near the pre-pandemic norm.
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