Hong Kong China

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 16:12:59 +0800
Macau closes entertainment venues, casinos stay open
Macau authorities on Wednesday ordered various types of entertainment venues to close from midnight to prevent the spread of Covid-19. But casinos will stay open for the time being. Macau officials have already ordered a "state of immediate prevent...

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 14:20:12 +0800
China reports most local Covid cases in months
China on Wednesday reported its highest daily number of local coronavirus cases in months as mass testing and contact tracing campaigns uncovered a trail of Delta variant infections. Health authorities reported 71 domestic cases, the highest since J...

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 11:02:38 +0800
Macau undergoes mass Covid test to stem Delta
Macau on Wednesday launched a mass Covid-19 testing exercise with the aim of checking everyone in the SAR within three days. Authorities ordered the tests for the city of 680,000 people after a family of four were confirmed to have the more infecti...

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 17:47:07 +0800
Macau on alert over family Covid cluster
Macau authorities are on alert after a couple who recently returned from Zhuhai and their two children tested positive for Covid-19. The SAR said it received notification from Zhuhai authorities on Tuesday that samples they collected from two Macau...

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 12:19:46 +0800
Mass testing ordered as Covid re-emerges in Wuhan
Authorities in Wuhan on Tuesday said they would test its entire population for Covid-19 after the city where the coronavirus emerged reported its first local infections in more than a year. The city of 11 million is "swiftly launching comprehensive ...

Hong Kong Local

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 14:10:30 +0800
Teresa Cheng plays down impact of anti-sanctions law
Justice minister Teresa Cheng has sought to play down concern about reports that Beijing plans to introduce anti-sanctions law to Hong Kong and the impact it could have on financial institutions here. The law was introduced on the mainland in June ...

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 11:22:59 +0800
June 4 museum reopens online
A museum commemorating the Tiananmen Square incident reopened online on Wednesday, two months after its physical location in Mong Kok was closed following a probe by the authorities. The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movement...

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 05:20:19 +0800
Observatory issues typhoon signal one
The observatory issued the Standby Signal Number 1 at 4.20am on Wednesday, to replace the Strong Wind Signal Number 3. At 5am, the tropical depression over the northern part of the South China Sea was estimated to be about 170km south-southeast of H...

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 18:58:19 +0800
Pro-govt camp 'very careful about election rules'
Pro-establishment figures on Tuesday dismissed suggestions that their election rallies could be in breach of the law, one day after a former pro-democracy lawmaker and a singer were charged by the ICAC over a rally three years ago. The case involvin...

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 18:10:25 +0800
HK's Initium Media moves headquarters to Singapore
Initium Media, a Hong Kong-based digital media outlet, said on Tuesday that it was moving its headquarters to Singapore, citing "difficult" conditions in the SAR. In a letter to readers, Initium's executive editor Susie Wu said “the road to freedo...

South China Morning Post

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 17:00:06 +0800
South China Sea: British warships ‘didn’t sail near’ Chinese artificial islands
Britain’s HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier and its strike group did not sail near Beijing’s artificial islands when it was in the South China Sea, according to the Chinese foreign ministry.In doing so, Britain has avoided joining the United S...

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 16:33:28 +0800
Police in China detain head of bogus reproductive health company that was buying and selling babies
In the eastern Chinese city of Weifang, there was a company, seemingly above board, that was advertising itself as a reproductive health business. The paperwork was in order, it had a storefront and looked like any other business.The entire enterpris...

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 16:26:31 +0800
Tencent cuts kids’ playing time on flagship game Honour of Kings to appease Beijing
Tencent Holdings, which runs the world’s largest video gaming business by revenue, has significantly cut down playing time for minors under 18 on its flagship game Honour of Kings in a bid to appease Beijing’s concerns about gaming addiction amo...

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 15:59:56 +0800
Hong Kong’s e-voucher spending spree accompanied by complaints, Consumer Council says
Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog has received 42 complaints so far about the city’s newly launched HK$5,000 (US$643) consumption voucher scheme, and warned of unscrupulous tactics hidden in the myriad discounts being provided by merchants hoping to ...

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 15:30:32 +0800
Tokyo Olympics: Belarus sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya says punishment awaited her back home
A Belarusian Olympic sprinter who had a public feud with officials from her team at the Tokyo Games said Tuesday that they “made it clear” she would face punishment if she returned home to an autocratic government that has relentlessly stifled an...

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.