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To move or not to move? Life in the UK with the BN(O) visa
Find out the cost of living and if you’re eligible for the new BN(O) visa that would allow eligible Hong Kongers to live, study and work in Britain.
Hong Kong bill would grant authorities broad powers to quash dissent: legal scholars
Experts say the bill’s ill-defined terminology gives the government too much leeway in deciding what kind of behaviour is and is not acceptable.
Hong Kong budget: what did finance chief do right, and why the grumbling?
Relief measures and stamp duty welcomed by industry leaders, and while politicians applaud HK$5,000 spending voucher, some say it was not enough to alleviate concerns over unemp...
Joe Biden Revokes Trump Ban On Many Green Card Applicants
Former President Donald Trump issued the ban last year, saying it was needed to protect U.S. workers amid high unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Hong Kong’s Richest 2021: Big Gains For Some, But More Than Half See Wealth Drop
While the combined wealth of Hong Kong’s richest managed to rise, more than half saw a pandemic-induced drop in their net worth.
Australia Passes Landmark Law Requiring Tech Firms To Pay For News
The law passed easily after a last-gasp deal that watered down binding rules Facebook and Google had fiercely opposed in return for the tech giants agreeing to pay local media c...
Hong Kong Gives HK$120 Billion Boost to Economic Recovery
Hong Kong gave consumers a boost with spending vouchers and loans for the unemployed, while hitting investors with a planned tax hike on stock trading.
Australia passes new law requiring Facebook and Google to pay for news
Australia has passed a new law that will force tech companies to pay publishers for news content, setting the stage for potential, similar action in other countries.
Credit Suisse, UBS Moving Bankers to China From Hong Kong
Credit Suisse Group AG and UBS Group AG are relocating a number of bankers to mainland China from Hong Kong to better compete for deals after the world’s fastest growing major e...
US Report Likely To Blame Saudi Crown Prince For Khashoggi Killing: Report
The officials said the report, for which the CIA was the main contributor, assessed that the crown prince approved and likely ordered the murder of Khashoggi, whose Washington P...
Biden CIA nominee Burns to focus on 'authoritarian adversary' China
President Joe Biden’s nominee to be director of the CIA, William Burns, told a Senate committee on Wednesday that he saw competition with China - and countering its “adversarial...
NASA Releases Mars Landing Site Panorama Taken By Perseverance Rover
The panorama is composed of 142 individual images stitched together on Earth, NASA said.
Chinese Court Orders Man To Pay Ex-Wife $7,700 For 5 Years Of Housework
The woman, who did not work outside the home during the marriage, sought compensation for housework she had done after her husband filed for divorce at a district court in Beiji...
The Federal Reserve suffers widespread disruption to payment services
The Federal Reserve suffered a widespread disruption in multiple payment services Wednesday, including a system that banks and businesses rely on to zip trillions of dollars aro...
In China, Landmark Ruling To Pay Ex-Wife For Housework Sparks Debate
The court ruled that Wang had indeed taken on more household responsibilities and should receive 50,000 yuan ($7,700) plus sole child custody and an additional 2,000 yuan in ali...
CBD Might Be Your Next Go-To Skincare Ingredient
CBD's rise as a prominent skincare ingredient brings glowing results.
Red tape slows vaccine arrival
The European BioNTech/Fosun Covid-19 vaccines will not arrive today as hoped, the Food and Health Bureau announced.
Facebook Pledges $1 Billion For News, Defends Australia Blackout
Nick Clegg, head of global affairs, said in a statement that Facebook is willing to support news media while reiterating its concerns over mandated payments.
High-speed chase ends in ciggie haul
Police have busted the largest contraband cigarette case involving heat-not-burn cigarette sticks in four years, seizing 2.5 million of them in an overloaded box truck along wit...
Should you rent or buy a home? Ask yourself these 3 questions
Deciding whether to rent or buy a home can have you talking yourself into financial circles.
heated turn to yuen long case
The prosecution has been ordered by a district court judge to amend its vague opening statement in a trial involving six men charged over the July 21, 2019, Yuen Long MTR attack.
Prosecutors admit no evidence six men on trial over Yuen Long attack organised it
The accused have been charged with a host of offences, which they all deny, stemming from assault at Yuen Long MTR station on July 21, 2019.
Housing market concerns begin to emerge
The housing market is still red hot. But there are growing concerns about how much longer this strength can last.
Tests ordered after six cases at k11 musea eatery
Those who have visited Mr Ming's Chinese Dining at Tsim Sha Tsui's K11 Musea since last Thursday have been ordered to take a Covid-19 test after six customers who had lunch ther...
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