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Why the NBA Is Facing a Difficult Choice in China | WSJ
Backlash against the NBA sparked by a tweet in support of Hong Kong protesters shows how tricky it is to do business in China - and the difficult line companies must tread.
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Hundreds of Hong Kong schools report student withdrawals
Some 97 per cent of schools surveyed report students withdrawing, with dozens saying more than 20 pupils had left.
Cathay Pacific, Prenetics to launch digital health passport to ease travel
Governments are negotiating lifting border restrictions and scrambling to resurrect moribund tourist industries and trade. Testing could boost confidence among travellers.
No more ‘China virus’: US lawmakers denounce anti-Asian pandemic rhetoric
US House passes resolution introduced by congresswoman Grace Meng calling on public officials to condemn such sentiment in any form.
Hong Kong Is a Troubling Case Study in the Death of Democracy
A free press suppressed. A vote postponed. Dissent criminalized. China’s insidious reengineering of the region marches on, but not without a fight.
Hong Kong Urged to Boost Stimulus Using Fiscal War Chest
Hong Kong’s government is drawing fresh criticism from economists and business advocates who say a third round of virus relief stimulus doesn’t go far enough.
Judge may delay Trump’s WeChat ban because it is too vague
Judge says she is willing to grant preliminary injunction requested by app’s US users but has not issued final decision.
Education Bureau, ex-Hong Kong leader trade shots over handling of teacher misconduct
Flurry of Facebook posts from former chief executive attacking decision to not reveal names of convicted teachers prompts rare rebuttals from bureau.
Former U.S. Amb. to China Claims Hong Kong Protesters ‘Went Too Far,’ Denies China Carrying Out Genocide of Uyghurs
A former U.S. ambassador to China claimed on Wednesday that the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests and the Hong Kong protests of 2019 “went too far,” while also denying that China i...
Top Glove looks to list in Hong Kong after 'supernormal' pandemic demand
Malaysia's Top Glove Corporation Bhd TPGC.KL said it planned to list in Hong Kong within six to nine months after "supernormal" demand for disposable gloves during the COVID-19 ...
Disney's 'Mulan' gets cold reception in boycott-leading Hong Kong
Walt Disney Co's live-action remake of "Mulan" opened on Thursday to a lacklustre reception in Hong Kong, where pro-democracy activists have been leading calls to boycott the mo...
Hong Kong Political Refugees Eye Taiwan, But Are Speedboats the Solution?
Hong Kong political activists reportedly fleeing toward Taiwan by speedboat have put Taiwanese aid agencies and organizations in a bind over how to offer support - both parties ...
Could a Biden presidency alter the direction of US-China tech war?
With the US presidential election fast approaching, experts are debating whether a victory for Democratic nominee Joe Biden will reverse a building tech war between the world’s ...
Hong Kong formally demands US drop ‘Made-in-China’ labelling requirement
Commerce secretary Edward Yau says WTO settlement mechanisms could be next step, depending on response to letter sent to US trade representative.
‘Artificial coronavirus’ study linked to Bannon and Chinese fugitive
Guo-backed Rule of Law Foundation listed on non-peer-reviewed paper’s title page. Lead author of study is former University of Hong Kong postdoctoral researcher.
China urged to flex long-arm jurisdiction to protect firms overseas
Prominent Chinese finance professor Liu Shuwei says Beijing should develop its powers of extraterritorial jurisdiction to protect Chinese firms operating overseas.
Hong Kong’s Richest Man Steps Up Donations Amid Downturn
The charity of Hong Kong’s richest tycoon Li Ka-shing is donating HK$170 million ($22 million) to four local universities, stepping up aid to a city battered by political turmoi...
Hong Kong businesses despair over smaller subsidies in new Covid-19 relief round
Fitness centres, closed for nearly two months amid social-distancing restrictions, eligible for just HK$50,000, half of what offered in last round.
German think tank closes Hong Kong office over new law
A German think tank said Wednesday it is closing its Hong Kong office following China's imposition of a sweeping new national security law on the territory.
China’s home foreclosures soar as property bull market sputters
Nowhere is the problem more serious than in Guangzhou, where 33,000 foreclosures were reported in a city whose economy shrank 2.7 per cent last year, more than the national aver...
What lessons can Chinese companies learn from TikTok’s overseas experience?
ByteDance’s chances of global success with TikTok received a major setback after Donald Trump threatened to ban the viral short video app. While a solution might be in the works...
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