Hong Kong China

Sun, 04 Dec 2022 10:43:11 +0800
Mainland logs 31,601 new local Covid cases
Mainland authorities on Sunday reported 31,601 new local Covid cases, down slightly on the previous tally of nearly 33,000. Health officials said 4,168, or around 13 percent, had symptoms, while the rest were asymptomatic. There were two more Covi...

Sat, 03 Dec 2022 18:34:22 +0800
Shenzhen relaxes Covid rules for commuters
Shenzhen on Saturday relaxed Covid-19 measures in the bustling city, dropping a previous requirement for people using public transport to first produce proof of a negative PCR test. The city's transport bureau announced that effective immediately, p...

Fri, 02 Dec 2022 11:15:06 +0800
Economy will grow at reasonable speed: Beijing
The nation's economy will keep growing at a reasonable speed with stable employment and prices, finance minister Liu Kun said in a speech at the Asean plus Three Economic Cooperation and Financial Stability Forum in a video on Friday. Beijing will c...

Thu, 01 Dec 2022 19:21:14 +0800
Jiang Zemin memorial to be held on Tuesday
A memorial for the late former president Jiang Zemin will be held on Tuesday in Beijing. An announcement from Jiang's funeral committee said it will start at 10am at the Great Hall of the People. The event will be broadcast live. During the cerem...

Thu, 01 Dec 2022 15:37:08 +0800
China hopes for fair environment for companies: Xi
Beijing will strengthen strategic communication and coordination with the European Union, President Xi Jinping told the president of the European Council, Charles Michel, on Thursday. In a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in the Chinese capit...

Hong Kong Local

Sun, 04 Dec 2022 17:38:57 +0800
It's my duty to ask for NSL clarification: John Lee
Chief Executive John Lee said on Sunday that it was his constitutional duty to ask the central government to clarify whether overseas lawyers can handle national security cases in Hong Kong. Speaking at a seminar to mark the 40th anniversary of the...

Sun, 04 Dec 2022 16:51:50 +0800
Hong Kong adds 9,487 new Covid cases
Health officials on Sunday reported 9,487 new coronavirus cases, including 657 imported cases. The daily tally was down from the 10,111 reported on Saturday. Sixteen more people with Covid have died. Meanwhile, the Cluster Chief Executive of th...

Sun, 04 Dec 2022 16:21:43 +0800
Police to probe national anthem blunder in Dubai
Police are investigating why a song linked to violent protests in 2019 was played in place of the national anthem at the Asian Classic Powerlifting Championships in Dubai on Friday. That’s according to acting sports commissioner, Paul Cheng, who ...

Sun, 04 Dec 2022 13:33:49 +0800
Govt arranges livestream of Jiang's memorial service
The government says it will livestream the memorial service for the late former president Jiang Zemin at various community facilities on Tuesday morning. The service will be held at 10am at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. In a statement,...

Sun, 04 Dec 2022 12:38:11 +0800
More data needed before rush hour tolls, says govt
The Transport Secretary, Lam Sai-hung, said on Sunday that the government would have to analyse any changes in traffic flow, before it considered imposing congestion charges at peak hours. The Western Harbour Crossing transfers to public ownership i...

South China Morning Post

Sun, 04 Dec 2022 18:00:14 +0800
US, Japan bases of Taiwan chip giant TSMC spark worries over island’s No 1 status on semiconductors
TSMC’s US$12 billion Arizona plant and US$7 billion Sony joint venture in Kyushu have triggered talk of hollowing out Taiwan’s semiconductors industry.

Sun, 04 Dec 2022 18:00:11 +0800
‘No money, no say’: jobless Chinese mother can only watch as grandma feeds baby daughter fried flour instead of infant formula to save money
A jobless mother has posted a video online in which she is seen complaining there is nothing she can do as her mother-in-law feeds her baby fried flour instead of infant formula to save money.

Sun, 04 Dec 2022 17:00:13 +0800
Too good to be true? Summer box office hits could be a sign Hong Kong film industry is bouncing back, or just a passing phase
Sci-fi thriller Warriors Of Future and comedy Table For Six have become city’s top-grossing Asian films of all time.

Sun, 04 Dec 2022 16:35:06 +0800
Hong Kong fortune-teller robbed of HK$23 million in watches and jewellery in break-in at luxury home on Hong Kong’s Peak
An HK$13 million diamond ring and luxury watches among the haul after break-in at house on The Peak

Sun, 04 Dec 2022 16:00:15 +0800
From Zhejiang to Hunan, Chinese provinces are taking the reins of trade with Africa
Some Chinese regions have a long record of involvement with the continent and their companies are investing billions in commercial projects.

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.