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Officials keep warning the public not to touch their faces – and then do just that
Health officials and politicians alike have repeatedly warned the public to refrain from touching their faces in order to stop the coronavirus from spreading.
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Hong Kong police move to limit access to press briefings draws fire
The force will stop recognising press accreditation issued by local media groups or journalist associations unless registered with Information Services Department.
China’s US dollar debt defaults climb as virus, US tensions hurt business
US dollar bond defaults by Chinese firms have jumped threefold to US$12 billion so far this year from US$4 billion for all of 2019, shaking market confidence.
Hong Kong urged to add European countries to Covid-19 high-risk list
Public health expert says Britain, France and Spain are facing a second virus wave and he believes crisis will become more severe in Europe as weather cools.
Hong Kong’s RTHK, Commercial Radio slapped with warnings from watchdog
Both RTHK and Commercial Radio were taken to task by the Communications Authority for what was deemed to be biased criticism of police.
Rival or partner? Shenzhen eclipses Hong Kong, Tokyo as stock trading jumps
Shenzhen outshines Hong Kong on some metrics after 40 years as a special economic zone. The combined strength may be worth more than the value of each market, justifying closer ...
Beijing’s new rules aim to make it easier to get money in and out of China
Under a draft regulation up for public review, a foreign investor will be able to open a bond investment account at a custodian bank in China, allowing firms to bring in money d...
Rehabilitation not only concern, judge rules in review of teen’s arson sentence
High Court chief judge finds teen’s original probation sentence was disproportionate to the severity of the arson charge.
Hongkongers were most angry during dine-in ban amid pandemic: survey
Survey was based on 400,000 posts on social media, more than 4.7 million online comments, and interactions among internet users between May 16 and September 6.
Law Society hits out at ‘unfair and unfounded’ attacks on judiciary
Judiciary has frequently come under fire from both sides of political divide for rulings on cases related to the anti-government protests.
Hong Kong ‘milkshake murderer’ Nancy Kissel loses another appeal bid
High Court Chief Justice Jeremy Poon rules 55-year-old’s team presented ‘mere regurgitation’ of previously rejected arguments.
80% of Hong Kong workers want to work from home at least 1 day per week after epidemic
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, many organizations have adopted work from home (WFH) practice for months. A recent survey conducted by Lingnan University (LU) in Hong Kong...
The Hong Kong police now get to decide who’s a member of the press
The police have grown increasingly hostile to media, frequently alleging for example that there are many "fake reporters" at protests.
China and Hong Kong issue new plastic import rules
Recycled plastic pellets are facing greater scrutiny upon import into China, international recycling stakeholders recently reported. Meanwhile, Hong Kong moved to incorporate up...
Hong Kong Disneyland set to reopen for a second time while California parks remain shuttered
Disney’s Hong Kong-based theme park will finally be permitted to reopen this Friday, two months after it was forced to shut down for a second time due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Beijing, Hunan and Anhui to get new pilot free trade zones
Three new pilot free trade zones in the Chinese capital city of Beijing, the southern province of Hunan and the eastern province of Anhui were announced on Monday.
Taxi association official on trial over accusations of bribery in 2016 Legco polls
The defendant is accused of paying the five people HK$1,000 each to vote for a tech executive running to represent the IT sector.
Justice officials lodge appeal over court’s decision to acquit trio of rioting
Department of Justice takes issue with judge’s finding that, essentially, people cannot be guilty of taking part in a riot if they are not present at the crime scene.
Hong Kong bakery falls victim to mooncake fakes on its 100th anniversary
Second time the Hang Heung Cake Shop, founded in 1920, is targeted by bootleggers within three years.
Xi calls for mutual respect and cooperation between nations in speech to UN
Chinese leader’s diplomatic rhetoric is unlikely to sway any American politicians who are already alarmed by Beijing’s actions, analyst says.
China’s wealth gap drives young ‘losers’ online in search of solace
China is on track to officially alleviate poverty by end of this year, but there is growing frustration over inequality and limited social mobility among young people.
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