Hong Kong China Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:35:12 +0800America to sell US$330m military parts to Taipei
The US State Department has authorised the sale of a batch of military spare parts to Taipei, the same day President Donald Trump's latest round of tariffs against mainland Chinese goods took effect.
The US$330 million contract includes standard pa...Mon, 24 Sep 2018 21:10:54 +0800Sweden temporarily halts Uighur deportations
Swedish authorities said on Monday that they had temporarily halted the deportation of Muslim minority Uighurs to China due to concerns over the situation there.
"Information from several human rights organisations indicates that the situation for U...Mon, 24 Sep 2018 18:38:58 +0800Amnesty urges China to reveal Xinjiang details
China must come clean about the fate of an estimated one million minority Muslims swept up in a "massive crackdown" in its far western region of Xinjiang, Amnesty International said on Monday.
Beijing has tightened restrictions on Muslim minorities ...Sun, 23 Sep 2018 16:23:45 +0800HK churchgoers welcome Vatican pact with Beijing
Worshippers at masses in Hong Kong were largely upbeat on Sunday about a new deal between China and the Vatican, despite fears Beijing is trying to increase control over the Church, although it was condemned by Cardinal Joseph Zen, the outspoken form...Sun, 23 Sep 2018 00:54:32 +0800China summons US ambassador
China summoned the US ambassador on Saturday to lodge an official protest over sanctions imposed by the United States against a Chinese military organisation for buying Russian fighter jets and missiles, state media said.
Vice Foreign Minister Zheng...
Hong Kong Local Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:39:46 +0800PLA's 'handsome' soldiers in HK open Weibo page
The People’s Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison has opened a microblog account on Weibo, attracting more than 25,000 followers in just a few hours.
A short video clip uploaded to the page says the soldiers are so handsome that they could make a li...Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:17:54 +0800MTR puts brave face on express rail line numbers
MTR chairman Frederick Ma said on Tuesday that people shouldn't judge the popularity of the Express Rail Link by passenger figures in the early days of the new service, after a plunge in numbers following its launch.
Immigration Department figures s...Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:41:17 +0800Judicial review of party ban unlikely: NPC deputy
A local member of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) Tam Yiu-chung, said on Tuesday that the SAR government was careful to avoid attracting judicial reviews over the decision to ban the pro-independence Hong Kong National Par...Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:31:50 +0800First land supply report 'just for reference'
The chairman of the government-appointed Land Supply Task Force, Stanley Wong, has reiterated that a preliminary report it submitted to the government on Monday contained no in-depth analysis or scientific data, and was meant only for a "point of ref...Mon, 24 Sep 2018 18:58:04 +0800Carrie Lam visits Sai Kung to assess storm damage
The Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Monday visited Sai Kung which was one of the most severely affected districts when Severe Typhoon Mangkhut hit Hong Kong on September 16.
Several beaches in the area have been closed after a sewage treatment facili...
South China Morning Post Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:43:47 +0800Chinese woman arrested trying to buy a baby over the internet
A woman has been arrested in eastern China trying to buy a baby over the internet, according to a Chinese media report.
The 43-year-old woman from Chizhou in Anhui province said she did not know it was illegal to adopt through an online broker, news ...Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:21:25 +0800Bicycles still discouraged in Hong Kong urban areas due to ‘high traffic density’
While being “bicycle-friendly” has been championed in Hong Kong’s new towns and other areas featuring comprehensive cycle track networks, officials have discouraged the mode of transport in urban parts of the city.
Current laws proh...Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:00:15 +0800Woman under fire in China’s latest ‘seat robber’ saga on train
A woman who threw water at her fellow train passengers has apologised after the conductor intervened in the latest row over seating to flare up on China’s railways.
Witnesses travelling from Shanghai to Fuyang, Anhui province in northwest China...Tue, 25 Sep 2018 15:58:41 +0800Senator Antonio Trillanes, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s fiercest critic, faces arrest
A court has ordered Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s fiercest critic in Congress arrested after the president revoked the senator’s 2011 amnesty for a failed coup attempt and revived rebellion charges against him.
Senator Antonio Tr...Tue, 25 Sep 2018 15:50:27 +0800Cycling ban at 16 spots across Hong Kong set to be lifted in months, starting with Choi Ha Road flyover in Kwun Tong
A flyover in Hong Kong’s busy urban district of Kwun Tong is set to open to cyclists as the first part of a scheme to lift a biking ban on 16 bridges and underpasses in the coming months.
The decision to abolish “bicycle prohibition zones...
Xinhua China News 2017-05-07China Focus: Beijing firms bring tech to Belt and Road countries
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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...2017-04-21Feature: A Thai student dreams of selling rice to China
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Xinhua World News 2018-01-24Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers after protest against Pence visit
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