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How will covid-19 change travel?
The covid-19 pandemic has devastated the travel industry. But as vaccines are rolled out and global travel slowly picks up, how will the industry evolve, and will holidays ever ...
HK$5,000 digital voucher scheme aimed at boosting Hong Kong’s economy
Government will distribute handouts via electronic platforms, with adult permanent residents and new arrivals getting HK$1,000 a month for five months.
Hong Kong’s electric vehicle goal ‘most progressive in Asia’, minister says
The city’s target of phasing out new purchases of fossil fuel-powered cars by 2035 will be reviewed every five years to see if it can be brought forward.
Huawei’s Meng takes HSBC to court in Hong Kong to seek bank’s papers
The documents lie at the heart of Meng’s defence that she did not mislead HSBC about Huawei’s business dealings with Iran, and that the fraud allegations that form the basis of ...
Hong Kong-Singapore air travel bubble unlikely to launch soon
Commerce minister Edward Yau says Hong Kong has yet to reach level where unlinked Covid-19 cases are in ‘comfort zone’.
Hong Kong politicians face five-year election ban for improper oaths
Although planned legislation will not have retroactive effect, district councillors’ past conduct will be taken into account when assessing their pledges, official says.
Only Beijing holds power over Hong Kong chief executive election
Now a vice-chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Leung reiterates no election for the leadership role is even necessary.
Chinese University move to cut ties with union draws outrage among students, alumni
More than 5,700 students, graduates and staff sign petition accusing CUHK of depriving the body of its rights for political reasons.
Huawei 2020 revenue ticks up despite US sanctions, chairman says
Huawei has repeatedly denied it poses a security risk.
Beijing’s national security office in Hong Kong ‘to relocate’
Post also learns HK$8 billion marked for security law may be spent on wages of seconded staff from disciplined services who work on related cases that are separate from agency.
Hong Kong Baptist University calls off event featuring photos of 2019 protests
A source says university leaders had become concerned after a pro-Beijing news outlet said the World Press Photo Exhibition 2020 ‘incites violence’.
Alibaba is back in Beijing's good books for helping to fix poverty
Jack Ma's tech empire may still be facing tough new regulations in China, but Alibaba seems to have won at least a little bit of favor this week from President Xi Jinping.
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla On Covid Vaccine: Extended Interview
In an exclusive interview with Lester Holt, Pfizer Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla discusses the company’s Covid-19 vaccine — including the potential for a booster shot, vaccine ...
'HK has no say in electoral reform'
Electoral change has always been under Beijing's jurisdiction and is not something Hong Kong can dictate under a "high degree of autonomy," a former central government liaison o...
Biden will follow Trump’s policy to support Saudi Mohammed bin Salman for Jamal Khashoggi’s killing
President Biden won’t risk ties to Saudi Arabia by punishing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for Jamal Khashoggi’s killing, administration officials said, despite intelligence ...
Installation of double-arch steel bridge for Cross Bay Link completed
Erection of the prefabricated double-arch steel bridge for the Cross Bay Link, Tseung Kwan O, which is also the largest component of the bridge, was completed today.
Is This Sleek New Electric Vehicle the Future of #Vanlife?
The Canoo MPDV van cuts a sharp profile reminiscent of the Tesla Cybertruck.
Unpaid bank loans for jobless will be recovered, Paul Chan says
The Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po has defended his decision to offer a guaranteed loan scheme for the unemployed in the 2021-2022 budget, but was not clear on what – if an...
London Fashion Week AW21 : Here’s what you’ll be wearing this autumn
Balaclavas! Club kids! Camping chic! The all-virtual fashion event delivered real-life style for our brave new world. Chloe Street has the download on what we’ll be buying next ...
Tightened Covid rule sees more people quarantined
Health officials today announced that any untraceable case will have their close contacts in the previous seven days before their onset of symptoms put under quarantine for 14 d...
K11 restaurant cluster further expands with 30 contracted Covid so far
Health officials said today that the Tsim Sha Tsui K11 restaurant cluster has seen 12 more people infected and 11 others tested preliminary positive, with so far 30 contracted t...
Huawei unveils folding smartphone with an 8-inch-wide screen
Phone offers crisper visuals, better sound for movies, games
Boeing 777 flying from HK makes Moscow emergency landing
A Boeing 777 aircraft operated by Rossiya Airlines made an emergency landing in Moscow at 4.44am local time due to engine trouble, less than a week after a similar aircraft flow...
How Britain could keep its 'crown' in finance and technology after Brexit
The United Kingdom should introduce special visas and overhaul its stock market rules to allow entrepreneurs to keep control of their companies if it wants to remain competitive...
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