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Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:49:15 +0800
Dhaka bans Chinese construction firm over bribery
Bangladesh has blacklisted a top Chinese construction firm for allegedly trying to bribe a senior government official and stopped its work in the country. The state-backed China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) was in negotiations with the Banglad...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:54:36 +0800
Macau police hunt croupier over missing chips
Macau police say they are looking for a croupier in connection with the theft of almost HK$48 million-worth of gambling chips from the Wynn casino. Officers say they're not ruling out that others were involved in the robbery. They also said no viol...

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:25:07 +0800
China criticises Vancouver North Korea talks
China on Tuesday dismissed an international meeting on the North Korean nuclear crisis hosted by Canada and the United States as illegitimate, as major players like Beijing were not present. The absence of Russia and China from the two days of talks...

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:35:00 +0800
Xi updates Trump about 'positive changes' in Korea
President Xi Jinping told his US counterpart Donald Trump that there have been "positive changes" on the Korean peninsula, state media said on Tuesday following a phone call between the two leaders. Tensions have been high after the North staged a f...

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:39:46 +0800
Case against suspended Macau legislator postponed
The Court of First Instance in Macau has delayed a case against Macau legislator Sulu Sou, who is fighting to revoke his suspension from the Legislative Assembly. The case was over Sou allegedly taking part in an illegal assembly outside the residen...

Hong Kong Local

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:29:22 +0800
HKUST will remain open to all, vows new head
Veteran aerospace engineer Wei Shyy, who was on Thursday named as the new head of the University of Science and Technology, has vowed the institution will remain "open" and that he will engage with all sectors of society, including mainland officials...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:51:55 +0800
Housing Authority says no proof of bid rigging
Chairman of the Housing Authority's tender committee, Cheung tat-tong, said on Thursday that the panel has found no sign of bid-rigging in the government's tendering process. The committee has reviewed over 300 bidding documents handled by the auth...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:53:14 +0800
Experts sound warning as hack attack reports rise
Cyber security experts at the Productivity Council have warned that more hackers may target mobile payment apps and devices like smart TV this year as the so-called 'Internet of Things' leads to increased use of connected electronics. The warnings ...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:46:26 +0800
Agnes Chow files papers for March by-election
Demosisto's Agnes Chow on Thursday submitted her nominations to stand in the Legco by-elections in March, saying only political screening could prevent her from running. She is hoping to contest the Hong Kong Island seat which has been left vacant s...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:13:28 +0800
Spike in patients leave public hospitals gasping
The Hospital Authority has urged patients with mild ailments to visit private doctors, as casualty departments at public hospitals struggle to cope with a surge in patients. In a statement, the authority's chief manager, Ian Cheung, said nearly 7,0...

South China Morning Post

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:49:06 +0800
Wearing all your clothes to travel not new: Hongkongers on China trips did it all the time to dodge taxes and help poor relatives
A passenger who wore all the clothes he was carrying to try to get around an excess baggage payment on a flight from Iceland made headlines this week – but it’s a practice that’s hardly news to older generations in Hong Kong. In the...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:42:42 +0800
Passengers can now use phones in flight mode on several Chinese airlines
Several Chinese airlines have begun allowing passengers to use mobile phones in flight mode, as they can on many international carriers. Until Thursday, phones had to be completely switched off during any flight on a Chinese airline. Other portable e...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:23:50 +0800
Bus bursts into flames in Kazakhstan, killing 52 people on board
Fifty-two people were killed on Thursday when the bus they were travelling on caught fire in Kazakhstan, the central Asian nation’s emergency services ministry said in a statement. “On January 18 at 10.30am, a bus caught fire … 55 ...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:10:14 +0800
Populism has emboldened authoritarian leaders around the world but Human Rights Watch hails resistance in annual report
Activists have decried the rise of US President Donald Trump and his embrace of populist strongmen as a blow to the global campaign for human rights, but said they have seen a promising resistance movement. In its annual report released on Thursday, ...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:48:29 +0800
New Zealand doctor calls for euthanasia drug to be made available in pharmacies
By Carla Penman An Auckland medical specialist argues making a drug to assist dying available in pharmacies would be far easier to manage than bringing in legislation. Dr Stephen Child has spoken to NZH Focus about his view on ACT MP David Seymour&rs...

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

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.

U.S. nuke-powered submarine makes port call in S. Korea
A U.S. nuclear-powered submarine on Friday made a port call at a city in southeast South Korea, Yonhap news agency reported Friday.

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