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Trump abruptly ends briefing after confrontation with reporter
President Trump told CBS reporter Weijia Jiang to "ask China" in response to her question at a White House press conference and refused to answer questions from CNN's Kaitlan Collins.
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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.
Hong Kong democrats face choice: Engage Beijing or give up seats
Following China’s delay of Hong Kong’s legislative elections, opposition lawmakers face a defining choice: Keep playing by Beijing’s rules? Or quit and join the radicals in the ...
Hong Kong Shares Slump As Banks Reel From Illicit Fund Movement Reports
Hong Kong shares fell on Monday, dragged by financials after reports said HSBC and Standard Chartered were among banks moving allegedly illicit funds over the past two decades a...
HSBC shares hit 25-year low on report of China 'unreliable list'
Shares in banking giant HSBC plunged to a 25-year low Monday on fears it could be added to a Chinese list of firms deemed a threat to national security and following news it had...
A Hong Kong teenager's death became a magnet for conspiracies, and exposed deep problems in how the city operates
The crowd recoiled as tear gas canisters rained down on them and riot police advanced up the street, carrying shields and batons.
Hong Kong developers rebuild cash hoard, eye bargains on market correction
Some of Hong Kong developers are building up their cash hoard by selling noncore assets, eyeing new opportunities and bargains amid the longest stretch of market correction sinc...
Hong Kong’s young mums want jobs, but opportunities few and far between
New survey shows that less than 25 per cent of city’s young mothers are working full or part-time. Government urged to help pay for child care so they can return to employment o...
Hong Kong police seize HK$23 million of drugs hidden inside ‘cosmetics’ barrels
A 26-year-old man was arrested during the raid of a warehouse in a Kwun Tong industrial building; he now faces a potential life sentence.
Detained activists’ families take case to Hong Kong police, push for contact
Force should be demanding information from mainland counterparts, they say, while urging Marine Department to release data from day of arrests.
Escape options for Hong Kong activists limited after mainland cracks down
Fleeing to the self-ruled island by speedboat or as a stowaway has become more dicey for Hongkongers seeking asylum.
Travel bubbles may mean Hong Kong flights without transit passengers
Edward Yau stresses caution necessary in talks with potential travel partners, including need for testing at both ends of journey.
Hong Kong students should walk to school to avoid Covid-19 risks
Going by foot means fewer people on crowded public transport, says James Lam, former chairman of the Subsidised Secondary Schools Council.
Hong Kong lab staff in quarantine after coronavirus found in workplace
Traces of virus discovered in same facility where previously infected researcher works, triggering isolation order for 41 colleagues.
Hong Kong’s first CBD cafe opens its doors to customers
Cannabis may be illegal in Hong Kong, but a new cafe is offering a range of food and drinks that contain parts of the cannabis plant without breaking any local laws
Hong Kong bans flights from KL after passengers test positive for Covid-19
Hong Kong's aviation regulator has banned flights between the city and Kuala Lumpur for two weeks after five Cathay Dragon passengers transiting via Malaysia from India tested p...
Relatives of 12 Hong Kongers arrested by China demand lawyers
Relatives of some of the 12 Hong Kong people arrested by China at sea last month demanded the city's government check on their condition and ensure lawyers appointed by the fami...
Hong Kong’s ‘moon shot’ lab offers glimpse at future of finance
A Lithuanian and his band of data scientists, business analysts, software engineers are toiling away in a nondescript corner of HKEX office in Central to prepare the exchange fo...
Hong Kong homebuyers return in droves for a sell-out weekend
The potential sell-out weekend vindicates the decision by developers to put their projects back on the market, as generous discounts and easier financing enticed investors and s...
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