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HK$18m assets of companies linked to Apple Daily frozen, police say
The police said that 500 officers raided the newsroom of the pro-democracy Apple Daily tabloid after reports it had published were suspected to have breached the new national se...
3 Covid-19 vaccine takers in Hong Kong receive payouts over side effects
With more than 3 million doses of vaccines having been administered since February, the Food and Health Bureau said it had received 74 applications for compensation as of June 10.
How many deaths are acceptable in ‘zero-Covid-19’ economies?
Through lockdowns and border closures, many Asia-Pacific territories have kept deaths below a typical flu season, but now face scientific and philosophical considerations over t...
Beijing’s top diplomat in Hong Kong doubles down on warnings to ‘foreign forces’
Liu Guangyuan, who assumed his role last month, tells Communist Party anniversary forum that national security law and elections overhaul are transforming city from ‘chaos to st...
‘Take it or leave it’: China’s ‘Hermes of ice cream’ under fire over high prices
The founder of a premium Chinese ice cream brand has drawn public ire after claiming he had to keep prices high to make a profit and that consumers could like it or leave it.
Blast-off for China’s Shenzhou-12 manned mission to build space station
‘It feels great’ was the message from veteran commander by Nie Haisheng as the crew reached Earth’s near-orbit.
EU to ease restrictions on travellers from US, Hong Kong, Taiwan
The EU has added the US and eight other territories to its white list, ahead of the busy summer holiday season.
Man with 39 wives dies in India
A 76-year-old man who had 39 wives and 94 children and was said to be the head of the world's largest family has died in northeast India, the chief minister of his home state said.
A Light-Filled Atrium With a Tree House Anchors a Narrow Residence in Vietnam
Story Architecture designs an indoor/outdoor dwelling in Ho Chi Minh City with plenty of room for a family of four to work, live, and play.
Nautical Stripes Offer Timeless Summer Flair
Get on board with the maritime fashion trend that will keep you looking stylish on both land and sea
Windows 11 leak reveals new UI, Start menu, and more
Screenshots reveal new Start menu and taskbar design.
El Salvador Considering Paying Employee Salaries in Bitcoin
According to Rolando Castro, the Minister of Labor and Social Welfare in El Salvador, the government is discussing whether companies in the country should pay their employees in...
Sotheby’s Will Auction 'World Wide Web' Source Code As NFT
Next week Sotheby's auction will witness something very unusual: Sir Tim Berners-Lee will auction the original source code he used to create the World Wide Web as an NFT.
Lok Sin Tong cooperates with hotel to provide transitional housing units
Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon will cooperate with a hotel in To Kwa Wan to offer 161 rooms under its LST Housing transitional housing scheme.
Alibaba Executive Says Founder Jack Ma "Lying Low": Reports
Jack Ma is "lying low" and focusing on hobbies and philanthropy, an executive said.
Hong Kong banks remain squeezed by low interest rates, economic uncertainty
Net interest margin likely to ‘remain challenging’ for Hong Kong’s banks this year, KPMG China said in its latest report card on the city’s financial sector.
Bitcoin Up 11% After Musk Says Tesla Will Accept It When Miners Use More Clean Energy
SpaceX/Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk says Tesla Inc. will resume bitcoin cryptocurrency transactions when mining is done with more clean energy.
Three Reasons Why G7's Build Back Better World Plan is No Competition for China's BRI
Joe Biden's $40 trillion Build Back Better World (B3W) does not appear to be a threat or challenge to China's comprehensive Belt and Road (B&R) plan, say international observers...
Foes of Gay Games kicked by lam
Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor yesterday criticized legislators for "divisive" comments about the Gay Games set to be held next November.
Republicans Introduce Bill To Fire Anthony Fauci, Face Of US Covid Response
Anthony Fauci, who has advised seven US presidents, had become a trusted figure in the government's Covid-19 response, beginning with his work during Donald Trump's administration.
Hong Kong Gay Games: hosting need not mean supporting
Hosting an event is different from legislating rights, and LGBTQ people’s legal status in Hong Kong will not change just because the city hosts the Gay Games.
Coronavirus Was Likely Present In US From December 2019
The National Institutes of Health study analyzed 24,000 stored blood samples contributed by volunteers across the country from January 2 to March 18, 2020.
Man robbed of HK$2m cash before Bitcoin transaction in Kwun Tong
A man in his mid 20s was robbed of HK$2 million cash before a bitcoin transaction.
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