Hong Kong China

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 12:22:19 +0800
Ho Iat Seng elected Macau CE in one horse race
The former president of Macau’s Legislative Assembly, Ho Iat Seng, on Sunday became the SAR's third chief executive in an uncontested race. A 400-people election committee gave Ho the endorsement as the chief executive-elect. A total of 392 membe...

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 00:44:20 +0800
China hits out at US 'bullying' over tariffs
China on Saturday angrily hit out at the latest US tariff hikes on its goods, saying a "bullying" Washington would eventually "eat its own bitter fruit". European leaders have also warned US President Donald Trump of the dangers of trade skirmishes ...

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 05:26:26 +0800
Trump retaliates with higher tariffs on China
President Donald Trump hit back at China on Friday in their mounting trade war, raising existing and planned tariffs in retaliation for Beijing's announcement earlier in the day of new duties on American goods. Trump slammed the "unfair Trading Rela...

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 01:20:19 +0800
Trump orders US companies to leave China
US President Donald Trump lashed out at Beijing and vowed a quick response to China's plans for new tariffs, while ordering American companies to leave the country. The blistering Twitter screed called into doubt chances for a quick resolution to th...

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 20:57:11 +0800
China slaps more tariffs on US imports
China announced on Friday it will hit US imports worth US$75 billion with new tariffs starting September 1 and December 15, as retaliation for Washington's planned tariff hikes in a bruising trade war. The punitive tariffs will range from 5 percent ...

Hong Kong Local

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 20:14:05 +0800
Police point guns at protesters in Tsuen Wan
A police officer fired a warning shot, and three of them pointed their guns at a group of people in Tsuen Wan on Sunday evening as tensions flared up again following a brief respite from earlier clashes. An RTHK reporter said he witnessed one of the ...

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 20:07:37 +0800
Protesters attack business at Yi Pei Square
Dozens of black-clad protesters attacked a mahjong parlour and a restaurant at Yi Pei Square in Tsuen Wan on Sunday night – in an apparent reprisal over clashes in the same area earlier this month. The protesters yelled out “come out Hokkien men...

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 19:05:52 +0800
Water cannon used as Tsuen Wan protesters retreat
Police deployed two water cannons for the first time in Tsuen Wan on Sunday evening as they attempt to push back hundreds of anti-extradition protesters who had thrown bricks and what appeared to be petrol bombs towards riot police. At around 6.50pm...

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 17:57:33 +0800
Police wheel out water cannon for first time
The police's two water cannons have been deployed for the first time in the streets of Tsuen Wan on Sunday, as the force tried to disperse anti-government protesters in the area. The vehicles were used on Yeung Uk Road and Tai Ho Road, after some p...

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 15:34:53 +0800
Protesters say unrest strains police families
More than a hundred people have marched to the police headquarters from Edinburgh Place in support of families of the police force on Sunday, saying the protests are putting enormous strains on families. The organiser, a group called Police Relativ...

South China Morning Post

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 21:00:14 +0800
China calls Donald Trump’s trade war escalation a ‘strategic mistake’
Chinese state media has called US President Donald Trump’s decision to escalate the tariff war a “strategic mistake” and vowed not to give in to America’s “unreasonable demands”.In an editorial on Sunday, Communist Party mouthpiece People...

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 20:42:34 +0800
China’s central bank sets new floors for mortgage rate in latest bid to curb speculation
China’s central bank has set new floors for the country’s mortgage rate from October 8, in its latest move to curb property speculation, stabilise prices and control asset bubbles.For first-home buyers, the mortgage rate floor will be the latest ...

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 20:30:21 +0800
Crackdown on Chinese accounts shows US social media giants becoming ‘more proactive’
The swift crackdown on an alleged disinformation campaign linked to Hong Kong’s anti-government protests shows social media platforms Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are becoming more proactive about dismantling influence operations, according to ana...

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 19:09:31 +0800
China’s rare earth magnet exports to US rise despite trade war threats
Chinese exports of rare earth magnets to the United States rose last month, customs figures show, despite a threat to restrict supplies as part of the ongoing trade war.China is the world’s dominant producer of rare earth magnets, which are widely ...

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 18:59:41 +0800
Hong Kong protests: residents angry at access changes during demonstration besiege property management firm for second day
The management office of a residential estate in Kowloon Bay was besieged for a second consecutive day by residents angry at the sudden changing of entrance codes during protests.Dozens of people surrounded the Shui On Properties Management office in...

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.