Hong Kong China

Sun, 07 Jun 2020 09:29:14 +0800
Police probe death of Kaohsiung speaker
The speaker of the city council in southern Taiwan's Kaohsiung plunged to his death late on Saturday after the mayor lost a highly-charged recall vote, casting a deep pall over what was an already acrimonious campaign. Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu, fr...

Sat, 06 Jun 2020 17:42:21 +0800
Han Kuo-yu ousted from Kaohsiung mayor post
Kaohsiung citizens have voted overwhelmingly in favour of ousting pro-Beijing Mayor Han Kuo-yu from office, dealing another blow to Kuomintang (KMT) who is under pressure over its stance over ties with Beijing. The final result of the recall vote s...

Sat, 06 Jun 2020 11:47:39 +0800
Avoid Australia, China tells citizens
China on Friday advised the public to avoid travelling to Australia, citing racial discrimination and violence in connection with the novel coronavirus pandemic. "There has been an alarming increase recently in acts of racial discrimination and viol...

Sat, 06 Jun 2020 01:19:51 +0800
US will allow limited flights by Chinese airlines
The Trump administration said on Friday it will let Chinese airlines operate a limited number of flights to the US, backing down from a a threat to ban the flights. The decision comes one day after China agreed to ease its own anti-coronavirus restr...

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 18:02:29 +0800
China pushing territorial claims amid pandemic: US
China is using the coronavirus as a cover to push territorial claims in the South China Sea through a surge in naval activity meant to intimidate other countries that claim the waters, the commander of US Forces in Japan said on Friday. There has be...

Hong Kong Local

Sun, 07 Jun 2020 12:44:00 +0800
'Doctors could be sued for not doing virus tests'
A leading microbiologist has warned that family doctors risk litigation if they fail to arrange coronavirus tests for patients with symptoms who later become seriously ill with Covid-19. Professor Yuen Kwok-yung of the University of Hong Kong made t...

Sun, 07 Jun 2020 11:46:00 +0800
No juries for national security trials: Regina Ip
Executive Councillor and former security minister Regina Ip says it won't be appropriate to have juries for cases under Beijing's new national security law for the SAR – despite previously proposing that all national security trials such be heard b...

Sun, 07 Jun 2020 09:19:31 +0800
Joseph Lee: make Covid-19 screening mandatory
The lawmaker representing the health services sector, Joseph Lee, has backed calls for the administration to introduce mandatory screening and ramp up its testing capacity to fight the spread of Covid-19. Speaking on RTHK's Letter to Hong Kong progr...

Sat, 06 Jun 2020 22:09:22 +0800
Sha Tin pupils urge school closure over new cluster
Students from over 20 Sha Tin secondary schools have signed a joint petition urging the Education Bureau to revisit its decision on school resumption, saying the Covid-19 outbreak at Lek Yuen Estate is worrying. After the number of Covid-19 cases i...

Sat, 06 Jun 2020 20:56:25 +0800
North Korea reiterates support for HK security law
North Korea has once again expressed its support for the enactment of national security legislation in Hong Kong, according to the mainland's state-run Xinhua News Agency. According to the agency, North Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ri Son-gw...

South China Morning Post

Sun, 07 Jun 2020 13:00:15 +0800
Coronavirus pandemic shows global consequences of China’s local censorship rules
Cui Yongyuan may not be a household name in the West, but the former state media television host has almost 20 million social media followers in China, or about double those tracking the Twitter account of CNN’s Anderson Cooper in the US.Cui was on...

Sun, 07 Jun 2020 13:00:11 +0800
Coronavirus turns Teflon Thailand’s wealth gap into a economic chasm
On a roadside in a mixed Bangkok neighbourhood stands a shiny metal box – a “Pantry of Sharing” – where the haves in one of the world’s least equal countries can leave food for the have-nots, the ranks of whom are bulging as the coronavirus...

Sun, 07 Jun 2020 12:09:50 +0800
Global coronavirus deaths approach 400,000
The global death toll from the coronavirus neared 400,000 on Sunday, with fatalities accelerating in Latin America.Brazil has the world’s third-highest death toll but President Jair Bolsonaro has threatened to pull out of the World Health Organisat...

Sun, 07 Jun 2020 11:30:10 +0800
World of the Married’s Han So-hee finds South Korea’s tattoo taboo just won’t rub off
When South Korea’s hit television series The World of the Married wrapped up in May, it should have been an unqualified success. The drama, which follows a couple’s journey through betrayal, revenge, grief and healing, broke cable television rec...

Sun, 07 Jun 2020 11:17:43 +0800
China’s exports resume drop in May as coronavirus pandemic hits overseas demand
China’s exports resumed their decline in May, as demand for its products dried up in overseas markets affected by the coronavirus pandemic, new data released on Sunday showed.Shipments fell by 3.3 per cent last month compared to a year earlier, fol...

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.