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Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:51:35 +0800
'We're not afraid of a trade war', Beijing warns
China warned the United States on Friday that it was "absolutely not afraid of a trade war" after President Donald Trump unveiled tariffs on Chinese imports. "China does not want to fight a trade war, but it is absolutely not afraid of a trade war,"...

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 19:26:40 +0800
Taiwan court jails samurai sword attacker
A man who used a stolen samurai sword to attack a guard outside Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's office last year – carrying notes threatening to behead her – was sentenced on Thursday to seven years in prison for attempted murder. Carrying th...

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:36:44 +0800
Trump to reveal China trade sanctions on Thursday
President Donald Trump is poised to unveil sanctions against China for the "theft" of US intellectual property on Thursday, a White House official said, teeing up a second potential trade war in as many months. Spokesman Raj Shah told the AFP news a...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:06:14 +0800
China to reorganise propaganda efforts
China on Wednesday announced a series of changes aimed at strengthening its global influence, including the creation of a centralised news service to better communicate the ruling Communist Party's message at home and abroad. The changes are part of...

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:32:50 +0800
China set to take over top spot for patent filings
China is on its way to becoming the world leader in international patent filings, and should overtake the top spot from the United States within three years, the UN said on Wednesday. A record 243,500 international patent applications were filed las...

Hong Kong Local

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 16:22:21 +0800
Public urged to stop using some KitchenAid kettles
The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department on Saturday urged the public to stop using three models of KitchenAid electric kettles as their manufacturer has found that their handles could become displaced. Their model numbers are: 5KEK1722BOB;...

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 14:42:45 +0800
Ending one-party rule backers shouldn't be barred
The convenor of the Path of Democracy, Ronny Tong, said on Saturday that he has told the head of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office in Beijing that he disagrees with a suggestion to ban those who call for an end to one-party rule from running for...

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 11:48:15 +0800
Poverty summit out of touch with needy: protesters
Several groups rallied outside government headquarters -- the venue for the Commission of Poverty Summit on Saturday -- saying the gathering was ignoring those who have something to contribute to the discussion on alleviating poverty. Dozens of pro...

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 11:26:29 +0800
Target the neediest first for handout: Ann Chiang
DAB lawmaker Ann Chiang on Saturday called on the government to try to prioritise getting the HK$4,000 cash handout to those who most need it, and suggested streamlining the application process. Financial Secretary Paul Chan on Friday announced a n...

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 10:19:05 +0800
Freedom of speech 'is not absolute': Patrick Nip
The Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Patrick Nip warned on Saturday that freedom of speech and freedom of expression are not absolute in Hong Kong, and there are bound to be limitations, especially when national integrity is involved...

South China Morning Post

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 16:48:33 +0800
Egypt expels British journalist, raising fears for press ahead of election
Egyptian authorities threatened a British journalist with a military trial and expelled her from the country with no stated cause, in advance of the country’s upcoming presidential election. Bel Trew, a journalist with The Times, was arrested o...

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 16:30:43 +0800
From Titanic to Harry Potter, social media users mock Egypt’s predictable election as el-Sisi eyes easy win
In a surreal scene from the 2001 film Vanilla Sky, Tom Cruise runs through a deserted Times Square before screaming in despair. In a satirical version widely shared in Egypt, the square is filled with campaign billboards for President Abdel-Fattah el...

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 16:04:11 +0800
How did this high-school dropout from Bulgaria succeed in fashion in Hong Kong?
Hong Kong-based entrepreneur Boryana Uzunova says her decision to drop out of school at a young age has helped build her fashion and technology business. The move did not only make her the co-founder of two start-ups in the city, but also one of the ...

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 16:00:30 +0800
Apple boss Tim Cook appeals for calm heads as China, US teeter on brink of trade war
Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook on Saturday called for “calm heads” and more open trade, amid rising fears of a trade war between the United States and China. Tensions between the world’s two largest economies flared this week when ...

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 15:42:44 +0800
‘Pet’ orangutans rescued by Indonesian activists
Young orangutan Utu clings to one of his rescuers after he is freed from the wooden box that has been his home for five years. The tiny primate, covered in fuzzy auburn hair, is one of three Bornean orangutans saved in Indonesia over the past two wee...

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.

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