Hong Kong China

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 16:46:50 +0800
'Mainland's vaccine supply crunch to ease by June'
Residents of some parts of China that are grappling with tight supplies of coronavirus vaccines have not received their second doses in time, but the crunch will ease by June as production is being stepped up, a health official told state media. The...

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 15:45:16 +0800
China still welcomes foreign journalists: Envoy
China continued to welcome foreign journalists and discriminated against none, a Chinese envoy said on Wednesday, contradicting an Australian reporter's opinion that they were “barely tolerated.” Wang Xining, deputy head of the Chinese Embassy ...

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 10:34:30 +0800
Xi Jinping to attend Biden's online climate summit
President Xi Jinping will attend US President Joe Biden's virtual climate summit this week, Beijing said Wednesday, as the world's top polluting nations seek rare common ground despite wider political tensions. Biden has invited 40 world leaders in...

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 21:54:14 +0800
China suspected to be behind Japan cyberattacks
Tokyo police are investigating cyberattacks on about 200 Japanese companies and research organisations, including the country’s space agency, by a hacking group believed to be linked to the Chinese military, the government said on Tuesday. Police ...

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 11:33:57 +0800
Xi calls for change in 'global governance system'
President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday that the global governance system should be made more equitable and fair, and that rules set by one country or some nations cannot be imposed on others. Building barriers and pushing for decoupling will harm othe...

Hong Kong Local

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 16:15:52 +0800
HK youth should move to Hainan, for the chicken: CE
Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Wednesday offered an alternative suggestion for any young Hongkongers who have failed to be convinced about the attractions of the Greater Bay Area, suggesting they pack up and move to Hainan instead. She said not only ...

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 14:55:15 +0800
'Circular economy needed to solve plastic pollution'
A local green group said on Wednesday that the city needs to create a circular economy for plastics, with the material making up the majority of coastal waste they had collected over the past decade. The Environmental Association said it had collect...

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 13:22:05 +0800
Lawmaker sounds terrorism alert over film screenings
DAB lawmaker Holden Chow warned on Wednesday that the pro-democracy Confederation of Trade Unions (CTU) could be violating the national security law with its private screenings of three documentaries on the social unrest of 2019. Chow said the group...

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 12:49:00 +0800
Govt wins detention for Junius Ho office vandal
A student has been sent to a training centre for vandalising the Tsuen Wan office of pro-Beijing lawmaker Junius Ho in 2019. Anson Chu, 20, was put into detention on Wednesday after a second appeal by the Department of Justice (DOJ) against his ear...

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 10:49:50 +0800
'Door hooks unlikely to have spread Covid variant'
Medical experts on Wednesday raised doubts over a presumption that a mutated strain of coronavirus had been spread at a quarantine hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui via door hooks. A man who travelled from Dubai and completed a 21-day quarantine at Ramada Hon...

South China Morning Post

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 16:34:21 +0800
China to help coronavirus-hit Indonesia close vaccine divide
China will work with Indonesia to try to close the “vaccination divide” as the Southeast Asian country grapples with delays in shipments of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.During a phone call on Tuesday with Indonesian President Joko Widodo, ...

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 16:18:33 +0800
Night burials at Latin America’s largest cemetery reveal deadly cost of coronavirus in Brazil
In almost three decades of working in Sao Paulo’s largest cemetery, the oldest gravediggers can’t remember performing more than 10 night burials.But since the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic swept across Brazil, that exception has become ...

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 16:01:41 +0800
Hong Kong police arrest suspected phone scammer accused of impersonating an officer to obtain his victim’s banking details
Hong Kong authorities have arrested a suspected phone scammer accused of impersonating a police officer to trick his victim into revealing his online banking details.The scam came to light when the victim, a 25-year-old man, discovered someone had tr...

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 16:00:26 +0800
South Korean court dismisses ‘comfort women’ claim against Japan, reversing earlier ruling
 A South Korean court on Wednesday dismissed a case brought by World War II sex slaves and their families against the Japanese government, contradicting an earlier court ruling made in favour of victims demanding reparations.But it is unclear if the...

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 15:25:16 +0800
European Union agrees to go carbon-neutral by 2050 ahead of Biden climate summit
The European Union reached a tentative climate deal that should make the 27-nation bloc carbon-neutral by 2050, with member states and parliament agreeing on the targets on the eve of a virtual summit that US President Joe Biden will host.“Our poli...

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.