Hong Kong China

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:47:01 +0800
No one can stop Taiwan reunification: defence chief
Defence minister made an uncompromising call on Monday for the "reunification" of Taiwan with the mainland, telling a high level defence forum that the process was something "no force" could stop. China will not stop in its efforts towards "realisin...

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 13:57:24 +0800
HK trying to degrade Taiwan's sovereignty: Taipei
Taipei has accused the Hong Kong government of using a murder case involving two Hongkongers to attempt to degrade the island's sovereignty. The comment, from Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council, comes after Taipei said it would not accept the return...

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 17:52:15 +0800
Ashes of Zhao Ziyang buried, 14 years after death
The ashes of late reformist leader and former premier, Zhao Ziyang, have finally been buried in a Beijing cemetery – 14 years after his death. The former general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party opposed the bloody crackdown in Tiananmen S...

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 16:42:37 +0800
Backlash grows over China sea map in 'Abominable'
Backlash is growing in Southeast Asia over a scene in the animated film "Abominable" that features a map of the South China Sea showing Beijing's contested claims in the flashpoint waterway. The Philippines' foreign secretary has called for the cont...

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:17:32 +0800
Apple CEO, China regulator meet after HK app flak
The CEO of Apple has met with the top market regulator in China, a statement said on Friday, a week after the tech giant faced heavy criticism over an app Beijing accused of supporting Hong Kong protesters. Apple removed from the App Stor...

Hong Kong Local

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 16:48:23 +0800
Court slashes curfew time of Demosisto trio
The Eastern Court on Monday shortened the curfew hours of Demosisto leaders Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam after their lawyers said they need more time to work in the District Council election campaigns. The trio are facing charges in connect...

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 14:35:33 +0800
Yuen Long MTR Station closes, 5 hours before rally
Riot police took over Yuen Long MTR Station on Monday afternoon as the public were barred from the building, several hours before the start of a planned rally to mark a brutal gang attack on passengers three months previously. MTR officials closed t...

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:50:34 +0800
Around 100 Yau Tsim Mong traffic lights damaged
The Transport Department said on Monday that around 100 traffic lights are down in the Yau Tsim Mong area after demonstrators vandalised them during a massive anti-government protest on Sunday. Authorities say many of the lights are out on busy tho...

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:44:54 +0800
Tighter curbs on plastic bag use on the cards
The Secretary for the Environment said the government will consider cutting the number of exemptions from the current plastic bag levy scheme, to effectively reduce the number of plastic bags used, without significantly affecting people's consumption...

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:30:08 +0800
CE offers apology at water cannon-hit mosque
Chief Executive Carrie Lam and Police Commissioner Stephen Lo visited Kowloon Mosque on Monday morning and offered apologies, a day after the front of the site on Nathan Road was sprayed with blue dye from a police water cannon. The statement issued...

South China Morning Post

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 16:53:09 +0800
Hong Kong government considers moving trade terminal to make way for new town
Hong Kong’s government is looking at relocating the city’s 65-hectare River Trade Terminal to make way for a major new town in the northwest of the city, the development minister has said.As one of the land-boosting measures announced in the poli...

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 16:33:13 +0800
China and South Korea set to restart annual defence talks after five-year break
China and South Korea are set to hold high-level defence talks on Monday for the first time since 2014, when tensions emerged over Seoul’s plans to allow deployment of a US anti-missile system.Lieutenant General Shao Yuanming, deputy chief of the J...

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 16:01:41 +0800
White House race shake-up: ‘Bloomberg is in if Biden is out’
Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is at it again – teasing a presidential run. At 77, he won’t even be the oldest in the field, and the billionaire is certainly not short of funding to be able to throw his hat in the ring.Over the past seve...

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:19:59 +0800
UBS to cut 40 jobs in trading and investment banking in Asia-Pacific region below vice-president level
UBS Group is cutting about 40 jobs in the Asia-Pacific region as part of a global push to trim costs and combine its trading units, according to a person familiar with the matter.The staff reductions are roughly split between UBS’s markets and inve...

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:00:15 +0800
‘One country, two systems’ can continue past 2047 but the conversation has to start now
The status of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is set out in two slogans: “one country, two systems” and “50 years no change”. There seems to be an assumption that the two are linked, that nothing must change in the Hong Kong syste...

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.