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Hong Kong as we knew it is gone: Bill Bishop
CNBC's Kelly Evans discusses U.S.-China tensions as Beijing proposes new security laws for Hong Kong that threaten its autonomy with Derek Scissors of the American Enterprise Institute and Bill Bishop of Sinocism Publisher.
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Deadline for helpers to undergo mandatory virus tests
Today is the deadline for foreign domestic helpers to undergo compulsory virus tests, after government earlier announced that some 370,000 helpers in the city must undergo the t...
Policy address has a new role: commentator
Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor is expected to postpone delivering her policy address from October to January following electoral changes, with the address to come be...
Conundrum on how best to use our port
Some are calling for the site to be used for housing, while others argue that the logistics industry provides tens of thousands of jobs; how Hong Kong navigates those two essent...
ESR-REIT Shares Tank on Asset Acquisition Plans
Shares of ESR-REIT hit a five-month low on Friday amid heavy trading after it announced plans to raise about $112.7 million) for acquisitions.
ICAC steps up checks amid voting changes
The Independent Commission Against Corruption is prepared to step up corruption prevention work targeting the new sectors introduced following electoral changes, commissioner Si...
China to lift HK, Shanghai's roles as global financial hubs in broad plan for capital market
China's chief securities regulator on Saturday set the tone for the prospects of the development of China's capital market, with an emphasis on promoting the roles of Hong Kong ...
‘They are all leaving’: is Hong Kong facing an education crisis?
Mistrust of government and a new emphasis on national education could be accelerating an exodus from Hong Kong as parents seek a brighter future abroad for their children.
93% Of Hong Kong SMEs Report Easing of Credit Lines During Q1 2021; HKMA Survey Finds
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has recently published the results of its survey into the credit conditions of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) during the first...
Hong Kong digital firms connect with customers over coffee
On a busy street in Hong Kong’s Central district, a shopfront sticks out. Painted on its pure white exterior are the words ‘How’s your coffee today?’
China’s secretive state-owned firm taking on Elon Musk’s Starlink
China Satellite Network Group is Beijing’s latest effort to launch a constellation of satellites to beam internet signals from space, but experts say there is a lot of catching ...
Hongkongers clearly don’t come first in Hong Kong
The national security office has quickly taken up unused hotel space, while families continue to wait for more than five years for a home
A joke cryptocurrency has risen more than 26,000% in the last six months, outpacing nearly every other investment
Dogecoin prices continue to break new records. Here's how a meme-inspired cryptocurrency took on rivals bitcoin, ethereum, and binance coin.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken: The 60 Minutes Interview
Norah O'Donnell speaks with Secretary Blinken in a wide-ranging interview that touches on China's recent military aggression, winding down the long war in Afghanistan and the im...
British Royal Offers To Sell Access To Vladimir Putin
The embarassing claims come at a time of disastrous relations between London and Moscow, notably after the 2018 poisoning of a former Russian spy in England.
Video: Happy 200 years to The Guardian!
To mark the Guardian's 200th birthday, an array of names from culture, science and politics are celebrating the impact we've had on their lives and careers. from everyone at the...
Biden softens on corporate tax hike, saying it could be set between 25% and 28%
"What I'm proposing is badly needed and able to be paid for and still grow," Biden said in a speech. "Trickle-down ain't working very well, man."
Medical journal slams Indian government for 'squandering' early success on Covid-19
The Indian government has been blasted for ignoring warnings of a second wave, encouraging complacency, and failing to be transparent on Covid-19 data, in a scathing editorial i...
Our Favorite Dining Room Decorating Ideas
Experimenting with various patterns, colors, layouts, and lighting can give your dining room a fresh, brand-new feel.
China rocket debris likely plunged into the Indian Ocean near the Maldives, says China's space agency
Debris from an out-of-control Chinese rocket likely plunged into the Indian Ocean, just west of the Maldives, on Saturday night ET, China's space agency said.
On "Saturday Night Live", Elon Musk Reveals He Has Asperger's Syndrome
Pressed on what exactly dogecoin is, Musk called the cryptocurrency -- which now has a market value of around $72 billion -- "an unstoppable vehicle that's going to take over th...
TikTok Hires Thousands to Challenge E-Commerce King Alibaba
Zhang Yiming built ByteDance Ltd. into the world’s most valuable private company via a string of blockbuster apps like TikTok that challenged Facebook and other incumbents on th...
A ransomware attack has forced the shut down of the largest US fuel pipeline, which carries nearly half the fuel consumed by the East Coast
Colonial Pipeline said Saturday the cyber attack involves ransomware and it has hired a third-party security firm to investigate.
Clubhouse appears to have permanently suspended Laura Loomer, a right-wing activist and self-proclaimed 'proud Islamophobe'
The right-wing activist had already been banned from other social platforms and ride-hailing firms for incendiary comments she routinely posted on social media.
Pope Francis Backs Waiving Patents On Coronavirus Vaccines
Pope Francis, who has repeatedly spoken of the need to share vaccines, condemned the "virus of individualism" that "makes us indifferent to the suffering of others".
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