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Official: Taiwan worried it will be the next Hong Kong
CNN's Paula Hancocks spoke to Taiwan Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu about the US Health Secretary Alex Azar's visit to Taiwan and the island's concerns about China.
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Hong Kong poised to require two-week quarantine for flight crew
Hong Kong is set to require flight crew entering the Asian financial hub for more than two hours to quarantine in a hotel for two weeks.
Oath to uphold Basic Law looms for all district councillors
District councillors will be required to take an oath to uphold the Basic Law, with an amendment bill facilitating the arrangement to be tabled to the Legislative Council after ...
World’s second-largest short video platform seeks US$5 billion in Hong Kong IPO
Kuaishou will raise the curtain for other China’s short video-sharing platforms to raise funds via IPO in Hong Kong.
Newborn girl’s heart stopped beating in suspected hospital blunder
Infant, who has congenital heart disease, was given three infusions to raise potassium levels in her blood, and suffered cardiac arrest during the third.
Amend security law so extradition agreements return: Bar Association chief
Paul Harris makes comments after being elected as new chairman of city’s Bar Association on Thursday. The veteran human rights barrister also pledges to strengthen rule of law i...
Lands official takes legal action against boss after eight-year wait over houses
Lands Department assistant director Anita Lam and her husband apply for judicial review, accusing lands director of failing to determine the application.
Alipay and WeChat Pay’s monopoly status remains unclear in new regulation
A draft regulation from China’s central bank specifies two different markets for assessing companies’ market power, sowing confusion over the impact on China’s two fintech giants.
Hong Kong set to hit long-haul aircrew with strictest quarantine measures
Sources say pilots and cabin crew from Hong Kong, after a layover in any country, will have to undergo hotel quarantine for 14 days upon their return.
EU Parliament condemns China deal over Hong Kong crackdown
MEPs overwhelmingly pass resolution saying the EU has lost credibility on human rights by sealing the investment pact and calling for targeted sanctions.
7 Interior Design Trends Everyone Will Be Trying in 2021, According to Experts
Designers weigh in on the most popular decorating styles, colors, and materials you can look forward to in the coming year.
British lawyer declines HK case after being subjected to 'disgraceful' comment
A British prosecutor hired by the Hong Kong government to lead a case against democracy activists has pulled out after coming under pressure in Britain including ‘disgraceful’ c...
Hong Kong’s democracy activists see kindred spirits in the US Capitol insurrection
What does it mean for a movement fighting for democracy to support Donald Trump's efforts to undermine it?
Volkswagen boss joins Twitter with a jab at Elon Musk
Herbert Diess boasts about knocking Tesla down a peg in Europe
Hong Kong Stocks Are Asset Class of Choice for China’s Investors
Investors in mainland China are showing unprecedented interest in Hong Kong stocks, powering the city’s fastest rally for a new year in more than three decades.
‘Optimism and hope’: Moon, Lee and other Asian leaders sing Biden’s praises
The new US president’s inaugural speech and executive actions to rejoin the WHO and Paris Agreement won plaudits throughout the region.
Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing politicians to get mainland Covid-19 jab this week
Some 200 members of the political bloc are bound for Shenzhen on Friday for first of two Sinopharm doses.
Biden inauguration: new US president vows to unify a tense, divided nation
‘Democracy is precious. Democracy is fragile. And at this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed,’ President Joe Biden says; Donald Trump leaves Washington before inauguratio...
London blasts Beijing over Hong Kong BN(O) passports threat
British embassy says ending recognition of the documents would be a breach of the Sino-British Joint Declaration.
5 Ways to Style a Sweater Vest
Sweater vests are the wardrobe essential of the moment, and they're easier to style than you might think.
Florists have till Friday to decide on joining Lunar New Year flower fairs
They will also have to submit by Friday details of their staff members taking part in the Lunar New Year event.
Hong Kong bank staff arrested in US$810m laundering probe
Seven former and current bank employees have been arrested in Hong Kong as part of a major operation against a US$810 million international money-laundering syndicate, police sa...
WOW! Amanda Gorman stole the show at Biden's inauguration: Meet the 22-year-old poet laureate who gave a historic 5-minute speech that's gone viral
Amanda Gorman, 22, performed her work "The Hill We Climb" at the presidential inauguration on Wednesday. She's the youngest inaugural poet in history.
Nomura Hires More Than 20 Private Bankers
Japanese bank Nomura aims to more than triple assets under management in its International Wealth Management business by March 2025, through an accelerated expansion of the clie...
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