Hong Kong China

Wed, 10 Aug 2022 14:52:54 +0800
China and Australia 'not ready' to solve disputes
China's ambassador to Australia said that more is needed to be done to reset relations between Canberra and Beijing and that the two nations were not at the stage of solving political and trade disputes. Speaking to the National Press Club in Canber...

Tue, 09 Aug 2022 19:55:30 +0800
Macau to stay in line with mainland over Covid: CE
Macau Chief Executive Ho Iat-seng said on Tuesday the SAR won't adopt special schemes for quarantine-free travel, because its anti-Covid measures have to be in sync with those on the mainland. He made the comment in the legislature when he was aske...

Tue, 09 Aug 2022 17:25:29 +0800
Chinese commercial jet nears operation
China's aviation regulator is seeking industry feedback on special conditions for the homegrown C919 aircraft, it said on Tuesday, in a sign that certification of the narrowbody jet designed to rival Airbus and Boeing is edging closer. In dozens of ...

Tue, 09 Aug 2022 11:22:23 +0800
Myanmar's ambassador to China dies
Myanmar's ambassador to China has died on Sunday in the southwestern city of Kunming, according to the Chinese government and an obituary in Myanmar state media. “I can confirm what you mentioned,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said ...

Mon, 08 Aug 2022 16:07:37 +0800
PLA drills around Taiwan continue
Beijing on Monday announced fresh military drills around Taiwan, one day after the scheduled end of exercises to protest against a visit to Taipei by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week. The PLA's Eastern Theater Command said it would conduct jo...

Hong Kong Local

Wed, 10 Aug 2022 16:46:21 +0800
Three workers injured by falling metal pole
Three workers were injured on Wednesday after they were hit by a falling metal pole at a construction site in Yau Tong as the typhoon signal number three was in force. The police said it received a report about the incident on Cha Kwo Ling Road at a...

Wed, 10 Aug 2022 16:26:19 +0800
Ex-airline staff punished for pranking CY Leung's son
An Eastern Court magistrate on Wednesday sentenced a former airline employee to 80 hours of community service over a prank on the son of former chief executive CY Leung at the end of 2019. Lai Siu-wang, an ex-ground staff for Hong Kong Express, earl...

Wed, 10 Aug 2022 15:44:57 +0800
Xinjiang trip for local NPC delegates postponed
A visit to Xinjiang later this month by Hong Kong members of the national legislature has been postponed due to Covid-19. Some local deputies to the National People's Congress (NPC) told RTHK that they were informed of the postponement by the releva...

Wed, 10 Aug 2022 15:44:39 +0800
'Firms spending more on training amid brain drain'
The Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management said a survey it conducted has found that companies are investing more time and money on training their staff to retain talent amid the current brain drain. The institute surveyed more than 100 c...

Wed, 10 Aug 2022 12:44:15 +0800
T3 to remain in effect until 6pm
The Observatory says the Strong Wind Signal No 3 will remain in force until at least 6pm on Wednesday. The forecaster said at noon, tropical storm Mulan was about 450 kilometres southwest of Hong Kong and was moving away from the SAR. It said ther...

South China Morning Post

Wed, 10 Aug 2022 16:44:54 +0800
PLA announces ‘completion’ of Taiwan sea and air drills
Eastern Theatre Command says joint military tasks were successfully completed.

Wed, 10 Aug 2022 16:30:12 +0800
To protect children from climate change, measure environmental health risks
Although environmental risks are a major cause of childhood illness and death in Asia, many governments lack ready access to comparable data. Developing children’s environmental health indicators is one way to assess existing conditions and evaluat...

Wed, 10 Aug 2022 16:03:18 +0800
India sets its foreign policy sights on China in shift away from Pakistan: ‘we are ready to join with others to curb you’
A former Indian diplomat said New Delhi recognised the need to curb Beijing’s ‘ambitions’ after 75 years of relentless competition with Pakistan over Kashmir – and decades of believing China did not represent a military threat.

Wed, 10 Aug 2022 16:01:41 +0800
China, South Korea make supply chain pledge as Seoul eyes US chip alliance
The vow comes amid concerns that Seoul may risk business ties with Beijing by joining ‘Chip 4’ group with US, Taiwan and Japan.

Wed, 10 Aug 2022 15:13:22 +0800
‘Take pride in your Japanese roots’, Filipino ‘Nikkeijin’ in the Philippines’ Palawan urged
The descendants of Japanese soldiers and civilians on the island province of Palawan in the western Philippines are launching a local branch of an organisation to help press their efforts to acquire Japanese citizenship.

Xinhua China News

China Focus: Beijing firms bring tech to Belt and Road countries
"Borrow a boat to sail in the sea -- we will find more ways to use the opportunities brought by the Belt and Road Initiative," he said.

Xi, Trump discuss ties, Korean Peninsula situation over phone
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on Monday discussed bilateral ties and the situation on the Korean Peninsula on phone, pledging close contact by various means to promptly exchange views on major issues of common con...

Feature: A Thai student dreams of selling rice to China
Agricultural products have been exempted duty by the FTA , but most Thai rice sold in China ' s supermarkets is imported through regular channels , without taking advantage of the FTA , she said .

Hebei promises dedication in building Xiongan New Area
Public services including employment , education , healthcare and social security will be improved in the area , he said .

Xi, Trump pledge to expand mutually beneficial cooperation, manage differences
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, pledged on Friday to expand mutually beneficial cooperation and to manage their differences based on mutual respect.

Xinhua World News

Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers after protest against Pence visit
Palestinian protesters hurl stones at Israeli soldiers during clashes after a protest against the visit of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in Jerusalem, in the West Bank city of Hebron, on Jan. 23, 2018.

U.S. failure to appoint Australian ambassador "diplomatic insult": former deputy PM
Former Australian Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer has accused the U.S. of hitting Australia with a "diplomatic insult."

Speaker of Hungarian Parliament addresses in Budapest
Laszlo Kover (1st L), Speaker of the Hungarian Parliament, speaks at a conference of the parliament speakers of the Western Balkans in Budapest, Hungary on Oct. 27, 2017.

Typhoon Lan lashes central Japan, killing 2 and disrupting transport systems
Two people were killed and transportation systems and businesses severely disrupted as Typhoon Lan lashed central Japan's Pacific coast after making landfall early Monday.

Spotlight: U.S. decision to withdraw from UNESCO triggers calls for multilateralism
The U.S. decision to withdraw from UNESCO, the UN cultural agency, has triggered worldwide calls for supporting multilateralism amid world challenges.