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On the ground: Strike underway across Hong Kong
Protesters have launched a city-wide strike in Hong Kong, causing serious disruption to traffic. More than 100 flights have been canceled. The protesters have also blocked multiple tunnels and subways.
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Giving senior roles to mainland academics will damage HKU, students say
Installing the two professors who hold positions at Tsinghua University in Beijing will jeopardise academic freedoms, union says.
Cathay Pacific flight attendants threaten collective action over new contracts
Union says it has full support of membership and will ‘act fast’ if necessary after general meeting where some broke down in tears.
Digital yuan will not compete with WeChat Pay or Alipay
China’s digital yuan will not compete with private apps like WeChat Pay and Alipay, but it may have to contend with counterfeit digital wallets.
China wooing investors to Shanghai, with HSBC, Goldman answering
Central bank chief Yi Gang tells Bund Summit that the country’s focus on domestic economy does not mean it is shutting the door on the rest of the world.
Mandatory sex education amendment sparks debate on sexuality in China
From 2021, schools should conduct ‘age-appropriate sex education for minors’, helping them protect themselves against abuse and sexual harassment.
Hong Kong: new ‘rural villas’ smack of illegal deals with developers, group says
Lands Department says it will investigate as smart designs, walled estates, security guards among signs these aren’t village ‘small houses’.
Airline industry carnage hits families but billionaires are sitting pretty
Billionaires’ wealth has increased during the pandemic while the aviation industry is mired in crisis. The thousands employed at Hong Kong airport and in tourism appear set for ...
China to impose sanctions on US arms suppliers to Taiwan - Boeing, Lockheed Martin
Chinese-U.S. relations have plunged to their lowest level in decades amid disputes about security, technology, the coronavirus pandemic and human rights
Apple supplier Foxconn looks to counter a rising Chinese competitor
Foxconn, the world’s largest electronics contract manufacturer, is increasingly wary of Chinese competitor Luxshare, which could eat into its business with Apple.
HKSAR gov't official urges youth to participate in Greater Bay Area development
The development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area has provided young people in Hong Kong with a new runway for career, and they should make good use of the platf...
Hong Kong's GDP decline will narrow markedly in Q3
The decline in Hong Kong's GDP in the third quarter should narrow significantly from the roughly 9-percent decline in the first two quarters of this year, Paul Chan, financial s...
Jack Ma urges financial regulation reform on eve of Ant Group IPO
Jack Ma urges financial regulation reform on eve of Ant Group’s ‘biggest IPO in history’
Global rallies call for release of 12 Hongkongers detained in mainland China
Speaking at London’s Tower Bridge, activist Nathan Law demands ‘democracy and autonomy’ in first public speech since fleeing city.
Hong Kong psoriasis patients call for help in accessing, affording treatment
Patients note that the disease affects more than the skin, often leading to heart conditions and mental health issues.
Mainland boost to Hong Kong economy expected; six new Covid-19 cases confirmed
Returning momentum in mainland economy will have knock-on effect in financial hub, so long as pandemic remains under control, minister Paul Chan says.
Hong Kong leaders can no longer ignore elephant in the room
Although the government has its hands full dealing with various pressing challenges at the moment, it must not delude itself that last year’s fury has dissipated.
Hong Kong to offer more help to young people seeking to work on mainland
Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung says working in Greater Bay Area could be a springboard for young people’s careers.
Museum of History must reflect the truth of Hong Kong
Political considerations should not play a part as the venue undergoes a major, multimillion-dollar facelift, otherwise we will only be lying to ourselves
Kris Provoost captures "immense density" of Hong Kong's housing
Kris Provoost explores the striking juxtaposition of Hong Kong's "hyper-dense" housing and natural landscapes in his latest photography series, Eden of the Orient.
Hong Kong tram company wants 'ding ding' to signal not just a ride
Hong Kong's tram operator is going all out to beat the Covid-19 blues and refresh its appeal by rolling out a "ding ding" range of everything from craft beer to gin, soft drinks...
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