Hong Kong China

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 01:12:09 +0800
Chemical plant blast kills at least six
A huge explosion rocked a chemical plant in eastern China on Thursday, killing at least six people and injuring dozens as it knocked down factory buildings, damaged homes and sent a huge plume of smoke skyward. The windows of houses and a school in ...

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:16:51 +0800
Finland to probe report of Nokia China leaks
Finnish authorities will launch an investigation into claims that Nokia phones have been transmitting users' personal data to China, the country's data protection ombudsman announced on Thursday. "Based on our initial analysis it appears that person...

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 23:46:11 +0800
EU officials invited to check Xinjiang camps
China said on Thursday it had invited European diplomats to visit the restive northwest region of Xinjiang, where Beijing is accused of rights abuses against the ethnic Uighur Muslims. "In order to enhance the understanding of the achievements of Xi...

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:37:46 +0800
Beijing protests over Taiwan leader's US transit
Bejing on Thursday protested over Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's planned stopover in the United States after a visit to three Pacific nations, calling on Washington to block her transit. Following a trip to Palau, Nauru and the Marshall Islands,...

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:35:26 +0800
Tsai Ing-wen signs up for presidential race
Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday registered for the Democratic Progressive Party's presidential primaries as she seeks to secure a second term in office. She made the application just hours before leaving on a tour of three Pacific allie...

Hong Kong Local

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 23:33:47 +0800
Holding charge of murder over girlfriend's death
Police said on Thursday that they have laid a holding charge of one count of murder against a 46-year-old man in connection with the death of his 34-year-old girlfriend in Tseung Kwan O. The man was arrested after police found the woman's body in a...

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:15:09 +0800
Some new HOS flats to go for less than HK$1mn
As Hong Kong home prices march upwards once again, officials have announced that the most expensive at a subsidised housing project in Cheung Sha Wan will be just over HK$3 million, but with a small number going for under HK$1 million. The project b...

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:00:53 +0800
Hong Kong set for sizzling year, forecasters warn
If you were complaining how warm this winter was, you have more bad news coming: Hong Kong could be in for one of its hottest years on record. Hong Kong Observatory director Shun Chi-ming said on Thursday that the average temperature in Hong Kong t...

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:02:07 +0800
Gay marriage is still too controversial for HK: CE
Chief Executive Carrie Lam told a financial forum on Thursday that Hong Kong is no closer to legalising same-sex marriage, despite recent small victories for the city's LGBT community in the courts. In an interview at the Bloomberg-organised event, ...

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:44:50 +0800
'Govt obliged to address fears of business sector'
The Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, on Thursday told an investment forum that proposed amendments to extradition laws are aimed at making Hong Kong more safe, but added that it is obligatory for the government to listen and address the concerns of the b...

South China Morning Post

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 09:00:10 +0800
Worn out and drenched in sweat: a Hong Kong MTR worker recounts the 48 hours of toil to get derailed train back on track
After working for 48 hours in an airless tunnel below Central MTR station removing the wreckage of a train crash, hundreds of exhausted rail staff covered in dust and sweat heaved a sigh of relief early on Wednesday. It was the end of an unprecedente...

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 09:00:03 +0800
A solution to Hong Kong’s public health crisis is in the hands of its doctors
Hong Kong’s health care service has been facing an ongoing manpower shortage. No doubt this has been a factor in recurring serious medical blunders, as well as conflicts between medical staff and patients.Professional medical staff are drained. Dur...

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 08:00:13 +0800
Hong Kong police officer arrested over death of 9-month-old son who had been sleeping beside him in bed
A 36-year-old police officer has been arrested in Hong Kong over the death of his infant son who had been sleeping beside him in bed.The nine-month-old baby was found unconscious in bed at their home in Yeung Mei House in Yau Chui Court, Yau Tong las...

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 08:00:10 +0800
Malaysia and Indonesia threaten boycott of EU products, say millions of farmers risk losing livelihoods due to palm oil ban
Malaysia and Indonesia, which account for a combined 85 per cent of the global palm oil supply, have warned that millions of farmers risk losing their livelihoods if the European Union stops using the commodity in its biofuels.The EU’s proposed mov...

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 07:03:58 +0800
EU agrees to delay Brexit until May 22 if British MPs back Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal, sources say
EU leaders agreed Thursday to offer British Prime Minister Theresa May two options to delay Brexit to avoid a damaging “no deal” on March 29, two European sources said.If the British parliament agrees May’s divorce deal in the next few days, th...

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.