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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:02:28 +0800
Tesla to establish own plant in Shanghai: report
Tesla has reached an agreement with Shanghai authorities that would make it the first foreign automaker to build its own plant in China, putting it in the driver's seat in the world's biggest electric-vehicle market, the Wall Street Journal reported....

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:25:59 +0800
Mainland softens policy on cheese imports
Fans of soft cheeses on the mainland have reason to celebrate after officials reversed a ban on mould-ripened cheeses, allowing imports of Camembert, Brie and Roquefort, the European Union said on Monday. From early September, businesses in the coun...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:33:36 +0800
Beijing lays down the law on national education
The mainland's minister of education, Chen Baosheng, says Hong Kong needs to re-launch national education and that Beijing will help in any way it can. In an interview with RTHK on the sidelines of the ongoing 19th Communist Party Congress in Beijin...

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 14:27:27 +0800
'Receiving Dalai Lama offends Chinese sentiment'
A senior Communist Party member said on Saturday that any foreign country that receives the Dalai Lama would be offending Chinese sentiment. Zhang Yijiong, executive vice minister of the United Front Work Department of the party's Central Committee,...

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 04:35:57 +0800
Beijing summons UK ambassador over Rogers
Beijing on Friday summoned the British ambassador after the UK protested over the barring of human rights activist Benedict Rogers from Hong Kong. The tit-for-tat move came after the UK summoned the Chinese ambassador this week over what it said was ...

Hong Kong Local

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 18:14:06 +0800
Pan-dems protest over closed-door filibuster talks
Several pro-democracy legislators hammered on the doors of a Legco meeting room on Monday to demand they be allowed in to join discussions being held by the Committee on Rules of Procedure. The committee is considering proposed measures to curb fili...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:41:34 +0800
Not time to cut tax rates: Paul Chan
The Financial Secretary, Paul Chan, said on Monday that he won’t rush to slash tax rates because the SAR government needs to reserve funds for rising public expenditure. Speaking at a summit on taxation, Chan said the government has been targeting...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:57:57 +0800
Hong Kong can be next Silicon Valley: Carrie Lam
Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Monday that Hong Kong stands a chance of becoming the next Silicon Valley if it can tap into the future Greater Bay Area to develop as an innovation and technology hub. Speaking at a business luncheon, Lam said the...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:13:56 +0800
'Don't make youth appointments a window-dressing'
Pro-democracy legislators are warning that government plans to appoint more young people to its advisory bodies could end up as nothing more than window-dressing – unless the administration is willing to genuinely respect their opinions. Home Aff...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:48:44 +0800
Donald Tsang opts not to testify at bribery trial
Former Chief Executive Donald Tsang has chosen not to testify in his corruption retrial at the High Court or to call any witnesses to aid his defence. Tsang, 72, is accused of accepting the refurbishment of a Shenzhen penthouse from a businessman in...

South China Morning Post

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 08:35:02 +0800
Analysts discover monster ‘botnet’ enslaving 10,000 devices daily, and threatening global computer chaos
Just as hurricane trackers chart storms in the Atlantic before they make landfall, cybersecurity researchers track viral infections that threaten mayhem. They’ve found a monster. A massive zombie robotic network, or botnet, has expanded to infe...

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 08:30:11 +0800
US cargo plane narrowly avoids crashing into Hong Kong mountain
A cargo plane that veered off course and narrowly avoiding hitting a Hong Kong mountain by just 204 metres last month had been warned of the danger at least three times within two minutes, a report has shown. The findings, disclosed in a preliminary ...

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 08:03:40 +0800
Here are the two key reasons people keep falling for phone scams in Hong Kong
False calls about personal documents or cross-border parcels are the main reasons so many students or newcomers from mainland China keep being tricked by phone scammers posing as government officials in Hong Kong, police have said. The force received...

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 08:03:40 +0800
205 winners, 17 losers as congress delegates appoint China’s Central Committee
Seventeen candidates for places on the powerful Central Committee of China’s Communist Party will leave the national congress disappointed on Tuesday, after being eliminated from the contest, according to two people with knowledge of the matter...

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 06:40:34 +0800
Nicaragua joining Paris climate deal, leaving US and Syria as the only nations on the outside
Nicaragua is set to join the Paris climate agreement, according to an official statement and comments from Vice President Rosario Murillo on Monday, in a move that leaves the United States and Syria as the only nations outside the global pact. Nicara...

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

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.

U.S. nuke-powered submarine makes port call in S. Korea
A U.S. nuclear-powered submarine on Friday made a port call at a city in southeast South Korea, Yonhap news agency reported Friday.

S.Korean court extends detention of ex-president Park over corruption charges
A South Korean court on Friday decided to extend the detention of impeached President Park Geun-hye who has been in custody and stood trial over corruption charges including bribery.

Spotlight: What's behind abrupt U.S. withdrawal from UNESCO?
The world has long been used to U.S. President Donald Trump taking a stance against multilateralism. Still, the sudden U.S. announcement Thursday to retreat from UNESCO -- the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization -- raised...

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