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The date 1-20-21 begins a string of palindrome dates
Today's date is a palindrome. Palindrome means when you read forwards and backward, it is the same. Today's date is 12/02/2021 and therefore, it is palindrome date of 2021.
The next such palindrome will come next year on 22/02/2022
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In the end, a vision without the ability to execute it is probably a hallucination.
'King Of Property' Simon Yam Just Paid S$6.4mil For An Apartment In Hongkong
Simon Yam isn’t called the ‘King of Property’ for no reason. The 66-year-old has such a keen eye for acquiring real estate that he’s amassed over 30 properties around the world,...
HK sees no local Covid-19 infection
Hong Kong reported one imported Covid-19 case today, marking the second day with no local case with untraceable source.
Hope for Hong Kong’s economy, but low vaccination rate not helping: finance chief
Financial Secretary Paul Chan warns blue-collar workers will bear the brunt of economic stagnation if vaccinations do not pick up.
Why Jackie Chan Turned Down Hong Kong's Biggest Kung Fu Studio
Prior to becoming a star, Jackie Chan turned down an offer to work with Shaw Brothers, the biggest kung fu studio in the industry. Here's why.
Residents refusing quarantine may face legal consequences
Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan Siu-chee warned residents that there may be legal consequences for those who refuse to undergo the 21-day quarantine in the quarantine ...
Hong Kong’s coronavirus policy U-turn comes at a price, so lessons must be learned
In recent days, city leader Carrie Lam’s administration has had to make two major policy reversals that could have been avoided. Now, it needs to reflect on how to grow out of i...
HK Trade Development Council: Hong Kong is complementary with Hainan
China's southern island province of Hainan is on its way to become a free trade port following the project announcement on June 1, 2020.
Deadline for helpers to undergo mandatory virus tests
Today is the deadline for foreign domestic helpers to undergo compulsory virus tests, after government earlier announced that some 370,000 helpers in the city must undergo the t...
Policy address has a new role: commentator
Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor is expected to postpone delivering her policy address from October to January following electoral changes, with the address to come be...
Conundrum on how best to use our port
Some are calling for the site to be used for housing, while others argue that the logistics industry provides tens of thousands of jobs; how Hong Kong navigates those two essent...
ICAC steps up checks amid voting changes
The Independent Commission Against Corruption is prepared to step up corruption prevention work targeting the new sectors introduced following electoral changes, commissioner Si...
ESR-REIT Shares Tank on Asset Acquisition Plans
Shares of ESR-REIT hit a five-month low on Friday amid heavy trading after it announced plans to raise about $112.7 million) for acquisitions.
China to lift HK, Shanghai's roles as global financial hubs in broad plan for capital market
China's chief securities regulator on Saturday set the tone for the prospects of the development of China's capital market, with an emphasis on promoting the roles of Hong Kong ...
‘They are all leaving’: is Hong Kong facing an education crisis?
Mistrust of government and a new emphasis on national education could be accelerating an exodus from Hong Kong as parents seek a brighter future abroad for their children.
93% Of Hong Kong SMEs Report Easing of Credit Lines During Q1 2021; HKMA Survey Finds
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has recently published the results of its survey into the credit conditions of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) during the first...
Hong Kong digital firms connect with customers over coffee
On a busy street in Hong Kong’s Central district, a shopfront sticks out. Painted on its pure white exterior are the words ‘How’s your coffee today?’
China’s secretive state-owned firm taking on Elon Musk’s Starlink
China Satellite Network Group is Beijing’s latest effort to launch a constellation of satellites to beam internet signals from space, but experts say there is a lot of catching ...
Hongkongers clearly don’t come first in Hong Kong
The national security office has quickly taken up unused hotel space, while families continue to wait for more than five years for a home
33 years between these two Economist covers...
The Economist, known for publishing brilliant covers, is targeting Crypto field this time.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken: The 60 Minutes Interview
Norah O'Donnell speaks with Secretary Blinken in a wide-ranging interview that touches on China's recent military aggression, winding down the long war in Afghanistan and the im...
Video: Happy 200 years to The Guardian!
To mark the Guardian's 200th birthday, an array of names from culture, science and politics are celebrating the impact we've had on their lives and careers. from everyone at the...
Twitter adds 'tip jar' to pay for good tweeting
Twitter has launched a new "tip jar" feature that lets people send money to others on the social network.
Medical journal slams Indian government for 'squandering' early success on Covid-19
The Indian government has been blasted for ignoring warnings of a second wave, encouraging complacency, and failing to be transparent on Covid-19 data, in a scathing editorial i...
Four in 10 plan to use digital currency for payments within year
The latest survey carried out by credit card giant Mastercard has revealed that nearly 40% of those polled are planning to use cryptocurrencies for payments within the next year.
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