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Hundreds of Hong Kong schools report student withdrawals
Some 97 per cent of schools surveyed report students withdrawing, with dozens saying more than 20 pupils had left.
Cathay Pacific, Prenetics to launch digital health passport to ease travel
Governments are negotiating lifting border restrictions and scrambling to resurrect moribund tourist industries and trade. Testing could boost confidence among travellers.
Hong Kong Is a Troubling Case Study in the Death of Democracy
A free press suppressed. A vote postponed. Dissent criminalized. China’s insidious reengineering of the region marches on, but not without a fight.
Hong Kong Urged to Boost Stimulus Using Fiscal War Chest
Hong Kong’s government is drawing fresh criticism from economists and business advocates who say a third round of virus relief stimulus doesn’t go far enough.
Education Bureau, ex-Hong Kong leader trade shots over handling of teacher misconduct
Flurry of Facebook posts from former chief executive attacking decision to not reveal names of convicted teachers prompts rare rebuttals from bureau.
Former U.S. Amb. to China Claims Hong Kong Protesters ‘Went Too Far,’ Denies China Carrying Out Genocide of Uyghurs
A former U.S. ambassador to China claimed on Wednesday that the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests and the Hong Kong protests of 2019 “went too far,” while also denying that China i...
Top Glove looks to list in Hong Kong after 'supernormal' pandemic demand
Malaysia's Top Glove Corporation Bhd TPGC.KL said it planned to list in Hong Kong within six to nine months after "supernormal" demand for disposable gloves during the COVID-19 ...
Disney's 'Mulan' gets cold reception in boycott-leading Hong Kong
Walt Disney Co's live-action remake of "Mulan" opened on Thursday to a lacklustre reception in Hong Kong, where pro-democracy activists have been leading calls to boycott the mo...
Hong Kong Political Refugees Eye Taiwan, But Are Speedboats the Solution?
Hong Kong political activists reportedly fleeing toward Taiwan by speedboat have put Taiwanese aid agencies and organizations in a bind over how to offer support - both parties ...
Hong Kong formally demands US drop ‘Made-in-China’ labelling requirement
Commerce secretary Edward Yau says WTO settlement mechanisms could be next step, depending on response to letter sent to US trade representative.
China urged to flex long-arm jurisdiction to protect firms overseas
Prominent Chinese finance professor Liu Shuwei says Beijing should develop its powers of extraterritorial jurisdiction to protect Chinese firms operating overseas.
Hong Kong’s Richest Man Steps Up Donations Amid Downturn
The charity of Hong Kong’s richest tycoon Li Ka-shing is donating HK$170 million ($22 million) to four local universities, stepping up aid to a city battered by political turmoi...
Hong Kong businesses despair over smaller subsidies in new Covid-19 relief round
Fitness centres, closed for nearly two months amid social-distancing restrictions, eligible for just HK$50,000, half of what offered in last round.
German think tank closes Hong Kong office over new law
A German think tank said Wednesday it is closing its Hong Kong office following China's imposition of a sweeping new national security law on the territory.
What lessons can Chinese companies learn from TikTok’s overseas experience?
ByteDance’s chances of global success with TikTok received a major setback after Donald Trump threatened to ban the viral short video app. While a solution might be in the works...
Hongkonger gets 42 months for recruiting teens to steal back mahjong losses
Magistrate says the severity of the woman’s sentence reflected the number of accomplices she recruited, and her role as mastermind of the scheme.
Friend hurt in Jimmy Sham attack seeks leniency for conspirators
Defence counsel reveals that Law Kwok-wai had approached him to say he did not want a heavy sentence for the defendants as he had forgiven them.
Ex-JPMorgan banker’s job offer to chairman’s son was transparent, court hears
Emails showed that Catherine Leung had told senior management about the younger man’s family and the potential business interest involved, says her defence counsel.
Hongkongers acquitted of assaulting police after magistrate finds officers to blame
A magistrate rules officers needlessly resorted to physically restraining one defendant, while inappropriately escalating a verbal confrontation with the other.
‘Heaven and hell’: how pandemic has polarised fortunes of Hong Kong shops
Shops selling fresh meat and seafood thrived as people avoided restaurants and cooked at home, while clothing stores and jewellers suffered a catastrophic downturn.
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