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Where Is Kim Jong-un? How Experts Track North Korea’s Leader
Rumors are swirling about Kim Jong-un’s location and health. These North Korea experts showed us how they collect information about his secretive regime.
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Beijing, Hunan and Anhui to get new pilot free trade zones
Three new pilot free trade zones in the Chinese capital city of Beijing, the southern province of Hunan and the eastern province of Anhui were announced on Monday.
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.
Xi calls for mutual respect and cooperation between nations in speech to UN
Chinese leader’s diplomatic rhetoric is unlikely to sway any American politicians who are already alarmed by Beijing’s actions, analyst says.
China’s wealth gap drives young ‘losers’ online in search of solace
China is on track to officially alleviate poverty by end of this year, but there is growing frustration over inequality and limited social mobility among young people.
China’s overseas graduates return in record numbers into already crowded domestic job market
Over 800,000 Chinese students who studied in the likes of the US, Britain or Australia returned to China this year in the search of work in an already crowded domestic job marke...
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.
Chinese single ladies learning to love the solo lifestyle
Rising numbers of younger Chinese are shunning the social pressure to marry, mirroring trends in other countries
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.
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