Hong Kong China

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:28:10 +0800
German export ban sends spare rib prices soaring
The cost of popular pork rib dishes is soaring on the mainland after Beijing suspended imports of pigmeat from major supplier Germany, hurting restaurants still recovering from the coronavirus hit earlier this year. Pork ribs are one of best-selling...

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 09:24:34 +0800
Mainland China reports seven new Covid cases
Mainland China reported seven new Covid-19 cases on September 23, down from 10 reported a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Thursday. The National Health Commission said in a statement that all new cases were imported infe...

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 08:19:38 +0800
ByteDance applies for licence in China
TikTok owner ByteDance has applied for a licence in China in line with the country's tech export requirements, as it strives to seal a deal with Oracle Corp and Walmart Inc for TikTok's US operations to stave off a US ban on the app. The application...

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 23:56:57 +0800
Mainland warplanes enter Taiwan air space again
Taiwan scrambled jet fighters on Wednesday after Chinese warplanes buzzed the island for the third straight day, its defence ministry said, the latest in a recent string of incursions sparked by a high-level US visit. Two Chinese Y-8 anti-submarine ...

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 20:45:41 +0800
Mainland cautiously opens up to foreigners
China on Wednesday eased entry restrictions for foreigners holding certain residence permits, an incremental step towards reopening borders closed to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The country has gradually allowed more foreigners to enter after an...

Hong Kong Local

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:45:25 +0800
Ocean Park says it's not moving next to Disneyland
Ocean Park said it's against the idea of moving and being located next to Hong Kong Disneyland after the government decided not to to extend an option for Disney for an adjacent plot in Penny's Bay. While there have been calls to use the 60-hectare ...

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:54:39 +0800
'Joshua Wong arrested over anti-mask rally'
Activist Joshua Wong is said to have been arrested when he reported to Central Police Station this afternoon. A post on his twitter page says the arrest is related to participating in an unauthorised assembly on October 5 last year. It said he was ...

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:30:49 +0800
Legal challenge mulled against accreditation changes
Eight media groups said on Thursday they are considering a legal challenge against a police decision to change the media accreditation policy that took effect on Wednesday. The vice chairman of Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) Ronson Chan sa...

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 13:21:58 +0800
Junius Ho 'summoned to solicitors' tribunal hearing'
Pro-Beijing legislator and lawyer Junius Ho has reportedly been summoned to attend a hearing by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal in London, which will decide whether to remove him from the UK register for alleged misconduct. That's according to ...

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:46:08 +0800
FCC accused of 'endorsing rioters' over media policy
The Chinese Foreign Ministry has accused the Foreign Correspondents' Club of "attempting to endorse the rioters" and "sowing more trouble" in Hong Kong for criticising the new media accreditation policy that took effect on Wednesday. In a strongly-w...

South China Morning Post

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:20:03 +0800
Vietnamese officials suspected of recruiting spies for the Soviet Union, intersex twins born in Hong Kong, and government considering petrol rationing: headlines from 40 years ago
Vietnamese officials being suspected of recruiting spies for the Soviet Union, a set of intersex twins being born in Hong Kong, and the government considering implementing petrol rationing made the headlines 40 years ago this week.September 21, 1980â...

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:54:57 +0800
Thailand takes first legal action against Facebook, Twitter over content
Thailand began legal action on Thursday against Facebook and Twitter for ignoring requests to take down content, in its first such move against major internet firms.The digital ministry filed legal complaints with cybercrime police after the two soci...

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:34:31 +0800
Hong Kong customs seizes a tonne of pangolin scales in biggest haul of year so far
Hong Kong customs has made the year’s biggest seizure so far of endangered pangolins’ scales, finding a tonne of the contraband along with 13kg of dried snake gall bladders in a shipping container arriving from Indonesia.The HK$6.2 million (US$80...

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:30:10 +0800
China’s carbon neutral energy pledge adds more weight to 14th five-year plan for 2021-25
China’s pledge to become carbon neutral by 2060 has been hailed as a critical step towards slowing global warming and one that could turn the nation’s next five year plan into “the most crucial document in global energy market history”.But ho...

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:22:00 +0800
Coronavirus: Students protest against China university lockdowns citing lack of virus cases, lack of consistency
Chinese students have taken their anger to social media to protest against what they called a rigid, one-size-fits-all restriction imposed by university management as classes resumed on campus over the past month.Since schools reopened in late August...

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.