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Hong Kong 'heroes’ and American ‘terrorists’: Hypocrisy of US government’s war on its own protesters
SCMP Chief News Editor Yonden Lhatoo exposes the double standards as he contrasts Washington’s unrelenting support for Hong Kong’s social unrest while suppressing American anti-racism protests.
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China says Hong Kong democracy activists trying to launch 'revolution'
China has accused Hong Kong democracy activists of trying to start a revolution as it warned some campaigning for recent primaries may have breached a tough new security law it ...
'All dining in may be stopped if situation worsens'
Health Secretary Sophia Chan has said the government may require restaurants to stop dine-in services altogether and just do takeaways throughout the day if the Covid-19 situati...
Facebook, US states join Harvard, MIT’s fight against Trump administration directive to deport online-only foreign students
Tech firms argue the directive violates a federal law meant to protect businesses from arbitrary decisions that could adversely affect operationsใ Government argues that earlier...
Hong Kong book fair and other events postponed amid Covid-19 third wave
Book fair was expected to start on Wednesday, while Sports and Leisure Expo, Education and Careers Expo, and Entrepreneur Day were slated for later in Julyใ Holders of purchased...
Hong Kong unveils most sweeping social-distancing rules yet as 52 new cases emerge
City will enter new phase in battle to stop escalating health crisis, with restaurants and bars among venues facing tough restrictionsใ Government has hired two mainland Chinese...
China confirms WHO advance team in Beijing to pave way for origins search
Foreign ministry underlines position that origin-tracing should also take place in other countriesใ Beijing’s line aimed at reassuring domestic audience about source of the path...
Hong Kong third wave: learn from Covid-19 social-distancing mistakes and overhaul quarantine exemption policy, health experts tell officials
Four leading public health figures comment on government’s coronavirus strategy, urging officials to prepare more isolation and quarantine facilitiesใ Testing, quarantine exempt...
Expecting Asia-Pacific commercial property prices to drop significantly? Don’t hold your breath
Asia’s commercial real estate market has yet to reflect the deterioration in occupier fundamentals in many countriesใ Although the drop in prices has been negligible, Asian comm...
China’s trade economy roared back to growth in June, as coronavirus lockdowns eased abroad
China’s exports rose by 0.5 per cent in June from a year ago, while imports rose by 2.7 per cent, showing a big recovery in trade. Easing lockdowns overseas helped support a rec...
Beijing’s claims in South China Sea ‘unlawful’, says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
The US challenge comes amid heightened tensions between the two superpowers over trade, Covid-19 and human rights. Pompeo says the strengthening of US policy aims to halt Beijin...
Ritz hotel and The telegraph owners, brothers who built a £3billion empire are embroiled in a bitter feud amid claims one has been spying on the other with bugs in their landmark hotel
Multi-billionaire Barclay twins Sir David and Sir Frederick are embroiled in feud. Brothers - born in Hammersmith - started as 16-year-old painters and decorators. They are now ...
George Soros is trying to make America great: Soros’s Foundation Pours $220 Million Into Racial Equality Push
The Open Society Foundations, the philanthropic group founded by the Hungarian-American Social-Billionaire and philanthropist George Soros, will announce on Monday that it is in...
Johnnie Walker whisky to be sold in paper bottles
Johnnie Walker, the whisky which traces its roots back 200 years, will soon be available in paper bottles.
Indian papers resurfacing in French Alps could be from 1966 plane crash
Indian newspapers from 1966 have surfaced in the French Alps, under the ice of a melting Mont Blanc glacier.
'Worst-case' UK winter could see 120,000 COVID deaths in second wave
Britain faces a potentially more deadly second wave of COVID-19 in the coming winter that could kill up to 120,000 people over nine months in a worst-case scenario, health exper...
Beijing's Hong Kong office warns pro-democracy poll could violate new security law
Beijing's top representative office in Hong Kong has warned the pro-democracy opposition's primary elections at the weekend could violate a new national security law, exacerbati...
Singapore Slumps Into Recession With Record 41.2% GDP Plunge
Singapore’s economy plunged into recession last quarter as an extended lockdown shuttered businesses and decimated retail spending.
Duchess of Cambridge backs BBC's Tiny Happy People scheme to help children
The Duchess of Cambridge has said there is "a massive gap" in support given to parents after the first few months of a child's life until they start school.
“Glee” Cast Members And Fans Are Paying Tribute To Naya Rivera After Her Body Was Found
"Her brilliance and humor were unmatched. Her beauty and talent were otherworldly,” Glee’s Chris Colfer said.
Trudeau admits 'mistake' while facing the 5th corruption investigation
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he "made a mistake" by joining the team that gave a government contract to a charity that paid him bribe via his family.
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