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Mainland official says legislature will take up Hong Kong electoral overhaul
A Beijing-based source, meanwhile, says the city’s delegates to the National People’s Congress will receive a ‘detailed proposal’ on the overhaul on Thursday.
Hong Kong retail shrinks 14 per cent in January, extending two-year decline
Retail sales across the city worth HK$32.6 billion in first month of 2021, down 13.6 per cent year on year.
Hongkongers may have to wait up to six months to resume travel: tourism official
Dane Cheng, of Hong Kong Tourism Board, says the pandemic is not likely to go away this year, though vaccination can ease the outbreaks.
Bookings for Pfizer Covid-19 vaccinations in Hong Kong to open on Wednesday
Priority residents to be the first in the city to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech jabs the following Wednesday.
Bookings canceled as vaccine death scares off jab receivers
A medical director of a community vaccination center said nearly half of the Sinovac appointments today have been canceled, after the news of a 63-year-old man who received the ...
Leung Chun-ying won't rule out comeback
Former Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, among the most vocal supporters of Beijing’s moves to tighten control over the territory, did not rule out a return to his former post in...
HK Tourism Board to roll out second "Free Tour” program along with "Staycation Delights”
In order to boost local consumption, the Hong Kong Tourism Board will launch a new round of “Free Tour” program, along with a new Spend-to-Redeem program called “Staycation Deli...
University slips are showing
Top local universities, including the University of Hong Kong, have slipped in the latest QS World University Ranking by subjects after unrest rocked campuses.
Gulps of concern about eatery cleaners
Modest-sized eateries will face difficulties in designating workers to handle newly imposed anti-virus control measures, a catering association claimed yesterday.
Staycation bonus to spend at shops
The Tourism Board will launch a discount program for 20,000 Hongkongers to spend a staycation in more than 100 local hotels.
Four activists resign from Civic Party
Jeremy Tam Man-ho, Alvin Yeung Ngok-kiu, Kwok Ka-ki and Lee Yue-shun have announced their resignations from Civic Party.
Three virus tests before attending Beijing’s congresses
Stringent health and security measures are in place before the two sessions kick start in Beijing tomorrow.
Fake COVID-19 vaccines shipped from China to South Africa: Interpol
South African authorities have seized hundreds of fake COVID-19 vaccines following a global alert issued by Interpol warning vaccines would be a prime target for criminal networks.
Hong Kong House Costs a Record $2 Million a Year to Rent
Hong Kong’s luxury property market has set another record, as its recovery from the pandemic gathers steam.
Controversy as EU considers vaccine passports in time for summer travel
The European Commission will present a proposal in March on creating an EU-wide digital Covid-19 vaccination passport that may allow Europeans to travel more freely over the pea...
Japanese Billionaire Seeks Crew for ‘Fun’ Trip Around the Moon
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has kicked off a global contest to select eight crew members to join him on a private SpaceX flight around the moon in 2023, the first such m...
More bad news for Google as Indian media demand lion's share of ad revenue
An Indian media association has demanded Google pay more to local newspapers for using their content, just after Australia passed a hotly-contested law to compel global tech com...
Lukstudio Draws on Open-Air Market Aesthetics for a Modern Grocery in Changsha, China
A trip to the grocery store is hardly as enticing as one to an outdoor market, but design firm Lukstudio set out to challenge this notion.
'Free Speech' App Parler Initiates Fresh Legal Challenge Against Amazon, Drops Anti-Trust Lawsuit
Since it was removed from Amazon on allegations of being unable to police content, the company had been involved in legal challenges against its former host. After repeated fail...
Defendants quit political party, fire lawyers on third day of hearings in security law case
Chief Magistrate Victor So Wai-tak adjourns the protracted proceedings for the third straight night, saying he expects to deliver his decision on bail on Thursday.
FBI Pushing Tech Firms to Write Own Backdoors Into Encrypted Messaging Apps, Director Tells Congress
The US has on spurious grounds banned Chinese tech firms for ostensibly placing surveillance backdoors into their technology on behalf of the Chinese government. However, the he...
SoundCloud to Become First Music Platform With 'Fan-Powered' Artist Payments
German-based SoundCloud music platform said on Tuesday it introduced a new payment system under which independent artists will gain royalties based on the number of their actual...
FATF Seeks Financial Sector Input on Proliferation Financing Guidance
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) launched a public consultation on Monday seeking public- and private-sector feedback on pending guidance that would task financial institu...
Britain's financial watchdog must act faster in fraud cases, says boss
Britain’s financial watchdog must act faster on scams, its chair said on Monday as he announced that senior officials face pay cuts and no bonuses following criticism of the reg...
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