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Who wrote ‘Glory to Hong Kong’?
The composer of ‘Glory to Hong Kong’ spoke to the SCMP about how protesters helped him create lyrics, why he wrote the anthem and his favourite verse.
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A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
Meng’s lawyer accuses Canadian officer of lying in court about arrest
Lawyer Richard Peck rejected Constable Winston Yep’s testimony that safety concerns helped guide his decision to delay Meng’s arrest at Vancouver’s airport. Peck says the delay ...
Jack Ma is making history again with the Ant IPO, and getting even more wealthy while doing it
Billionaire tech tycoon Jack Ma is raising more than $34 billion in yet another record breaking IPO, further cementing his place in history as one of the world's great tech entr...
Flight attendants empty-handed after Cathay meeting; pilots look to government
Both groups of employees who survived last week’s massive lay-offs now face a November 4 deadline to accept new wage-slashing contracts, or be let go.
Coronavirus means less sex – for Chinese, Americans, British and now Turkish
Survey in Turkey suggests people are having sex less often – consistent with findings elsewhere – and are concerned about spreading Covid-19, researchers say.
Hong Kong leader to visit Beijing to discuss plans to revive economy
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam will travel to Beijing next week for a three-day visit to discuss plans to revive the global financial hub’s economy which has been battered by the C...
Hong Kong Aircrew Officers Association Calls for Action by Hong Kong Labour Department over Cathay Pacific Restructuring
The Hong Kong Aircrew Officers Association (HKAOA) today requested action by the Hong Kong Labour Department over the recent restructuring of the airline by the Cathay Pacific G...
Hong Kong’s Weaker Financial Hub Appeal is Japan’s Opportunity, Aso Says
Japan should consider setting up a special economic zone for global banking businesses now that Hong Kong is losing its appeal as a financial hub amid China’s crackdown, accordi...
Ant Group closes Hong Kong book early due to strong demand for its record dual IPO
Ant Group will close its Hong Kong institutional book building process a day earlier than expected due to strong demand for its record initial public offering (IPO), a person fa...
HSBC's Hong Kong shares jump nearly 5% after third-quarter earnings beat estimates
HSBC's reported profit before tax was $3.07 billion in the third quarter, better than the $2.07 billion that analysts had expected, according to estimates compiled by the bank.
Four Hong Kong activists seeking asylum in US consulate ‘turned away’
The four ran up to talk to security guards, who allowed them inside the compound, but they not did to stay. Incident came after arrest of three others tied to now-defunct Studen...
Giving senior roles to mainland academics will damage HKU, students say
Installing the two professors who hold positions at Tsinghua University in Beijing will jeopardise academic freedoms, union says.
Cathay Pacific flight attendants threaten collective action over new contracts
Union says it has full support of membership and will ‘act fast’ if necessary after general meeting where some broke down in tears.
Digital yuan will not compete with WeChat Pay or Alipay
China’s digital yuan will not compete with private apps like WeChat Pay and Alipay, but it may have to contend with counterfeit digital wallets.
China wooing investors to Shanghai, with HSBC, Goldman answering
Central bank chief Yi Gang tells Bund Summit that the country’s focus on domestic economy does not mean it is shutting the door on the rest of the world.
Mandatory sex education amendment sparks debate on sexuality in China
From 2021, schools should conduct ‘age-appropriate sex education for minors’, helping them protect themselves against abuse and sexual harassment.
Hong Kong: new ‘rural villas’ smack of illegal deals with developers, group says
Lands Department says it will investigate as smart designs, walled estates, security guards among signs these aren’t village ‘small houses’.
Airline industry carnage hits families but billionaires are sitting pretty
Billionaires’ wealth has increased during the pandemic while the aviation industry is mired in crisis. The thousands employed at Hong Kong airport and in tourism appear set for ...
China to impose sanctions on US arms suppliers to Taiwan - Boeing, Lockheed Martin
Chinese-U.S. relations have plunged to their lowest level in decades amid disputes about security, technology, the coronavirus pandemic and human rights
Apple supplier Foxconn looks to counter a rising Chinese competitor
Foxconn, the world’s largest electronics contract manufacturer, is increasingly wary of Chinese competitor Luxshare, which could eat into its business with Apple.
HKSAR gov't official urges youth to participate in Greater Bay Area development
The development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area has provided young people in Hong Kong with a new runway for career, and they should make good use of the platf...
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