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Hong Kong protesters march in Tseung Kwan O
Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong defy Chinese authorities with a new rally on Sunday at Tseung Kwan O.
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Hong Kong’s ‘moon shot’ lab offers glimpse at future of finance
A Lithuanian and his band of data scientists, business analysts, software engineers are toiling away in a nondescript corner of HKEX office in Central to prepare the exchange fo...
Hong Kong homebuyers return in droves for a sell-out weekend
The potential sell-out weekend vindicates the decision by developers to put their projects back on the market, as generous discounts and easier financing enticed investors and s...
Does Hong Kong’s MTR need competition to stay on its toes?
Critics say latest signalling glitch has further exposed unresolved governance issues, including poor corporate culture and lack of transparency.
Hong Kong government defends judicial independence after foreign judge quits
City is committed to rule of law and freely functioning courts, which are hallmarks of financial hub’s success, spokesman says.
No more wage subsidies for coronavirus-hit businesses: Hong Kong’s No 2
Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung warns worst is yet to come, but government spending already stretched in two tranches of wage aid.
Hongkongers held in mainland China ‘selected lawyers’ from approved list
Hong Kong’s security chief John Lee makes revelation during television interview, in first comments by government official on young fugitives’ legal representation. Families hit...
Hong Kong’s future as a finance hub? Only the colour of money will change
Even if offshore investors think our freedoms are being eroded, our commercial freedoms are still much greater than those on the mainland. As long as our commercial law remains ...
Where to drink in Hong Kong this September
Bars, pubs, karaoke, and nightclubs are finally allowed to open! Though tipplers didn't exactly experience a dry spell throughout the prohibition season as some of our favourite...
MTR Corp takes Covid-19 battering as passenger numbers drop 40 per cent
Hong Kong rail operator’s figures show domestic journeys in August fell from 131 million last year to 78.5 million last month, as pandemic and social-distancing measures take th...
US undersecretary of state meets with China and Hong Kong activists in Taiwan
Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee and Tiananmen activist Wu'er Kaixi sat down with US delegation.United States Undersecretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Enviro...
Smugglers escape in speedboat as HK$2.5 million in goods seized
Officers from Customs and Excise Department and Marine Police spotted two vessels in waters off Lau Fau Shan. Suspects left one boat behind and fled in direction of mainland China.
Hong Kong Offers a Glimpse of One Belarus Future
Two unpopular leaders, two powerful backers. Pictures this week of Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko beaming for the cameras, leaning in eagerly to address an impassive Russia...
HK judiciary must allay concerns about impartiality
The relationship between the three branches of power in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has generated heated debate within the community.
Sun Hung Kai Properties makes wholesale changes to West Kowloon project
The project, which is expected to be completed in phases by 2028, includes a 1.5km walkway, 38,000 sq ft of open space, a mall and two office towers.
Bars open to brisk business on Friday after two-month closure
Anti-pandemic measures, such as limiting two customers to a table in bars, have been put in place at the nightlife venues to ensure public health safety.
Australian judge resigns from Hong Kong’s top court, citing national security law
More Western judges could follow suit, hampering ability of Court of Final Appeal to attract top jurists from overseas, experts say.
‘Higher penalties for employers who didn’t use wage subsidies to help staff’
Nearly one-fourth of those who joined the Employment Support Scheme, a major Covid-19-related relief measure, have sacked staff or failed to use all the aid to pay their wages.
Hong Kong children have been sacrificing their future for nothing
We are all at fault for failing our young, but those who threw them at the barricades are the worst.
The reported IPO of TikTok’s Chinese rival is another coup for Hong Kong
Chinese short-video app Kuaishou is planning to debut in a Hong Kong initial public offering that could raise $5 billion and give the startup an estimated valuation of $50 billi...
Hong Kong Court Sends Mixed Messages in LGBTQ Equality Cases
A Hong Kong court provided mixed messages about protection for LGBTQ rights in the Asian financial hub, ruling in favor of inheritance for a gay homeowner but refusing to recogn...
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