Hong Kong China

Thu, 23 May 2019 01:40:59 +0800
China blamed for spike in ozone-depleting gas
Industries in northeastern China have spewed large quantities of an ozone-depleting gas into the atmosphere in violation of an international treaty, scientists said Wednesday. Since 2013, annual emissions from northeastern China of the banned chemic...

Wed, 22 May 2019 21:47:40 +0800
Ex-Moutai boss faces graft allegations
The former head of mainland liquor firm Kweichow Moutai, the world's most valuable spirits company, has become the latest Communist Party figure to fall in President Xi Jinping's sweeping anti-corruption campaign. Yuan Renguo, 62, was dismissed from...

Wed, 22 May 2019 14:37:08 +0800
Mainland airlines sue Boeing over Max 8 woes
Three biggest airlines on the mainland have filed claims seeking compensation from Boeing over the grounding and delayed delivery of 737 MAX 8 aircraft following two deadly crashes, the state media reported on Wednesday. The reports in various state...

Wed, 22 May 2019 03:44:59 +0800
Canada steps up pressure over detained pair
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed on Tuesday to keep the pressure on Beijing as a Canadian parliamentary delegation in China sought the release of two Canadians held as spies. "China is making stronger moves than it has before to try to get its ow...

Tue, 21 May 2019 21:22:59 +0800
Chinese filmmakers absent from Cannes premiere
The premiere of mainland movie "Summer of Changsha" will go ahead at the Cannes film festival, organisers said Tuesday, despite the team behind it saying they would not be there. Zu Feng's tale of betrayal – which is due to screen on Wednesday –...

Hong Kong Local

Thu, 23 May 2019 01:17:41 +0800
Germany says rights situation in HK is 'good'
Germany's Foreign Ministry has said that it considers the human rights situation in Hong Kong to be "good as a whole", after it granted asylum to two people from the SAR. The ministry made the comments late on Wednesday, adding: "At the same time, w...

Wed, 22 May 2019 21:34:42 +0800
'Extradition proposal made me speak out'
A former Hong Kong independence activist who has been granted refugee status in Germany says the SAR's proposal to change its extradition laws led him to speak out about his decision to seek asylum in Europe. Ray Wong who took part in 2016 protests ...

Wed, 22 May 2019 18:42:14 +0800
Jobseekers lose HK$4mn to scams in four months
Conmen have continued to strike it rich in Hong Kong, scamming HK$4 million out of 54 jobseekers in the first four months of this year. In the worst case, a 26-year-old applicant paid HK$910,000 as an advance, for what was described as a "high retu...

Wed, 22 May 2019 18:23:56 +0800
MTR to make early bird discounts bigger and wider
More MTR commuters will soon start enjoying the early bird fare discounts offered by the rail operator. The firm offers a 25 percent discount to passengers who end their journeys at designated stations between 7.15am and 8.15am on weekdays, but thi...

Wed, 22 May 2019 17:49:14 +0800
June 4 vigil organisers expect rebound in numbers
Organisers of the candle light vigil commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre say they are expecting the turnout this year to surpass those over the past four years. The turnout had declined after the 2014 Occupy protests as some student unions dec...

South China Morning Post

Thu, 23 May 2019 09:00:12 +0800
LGBT rights in Hong Kong: following furore over Cathay Pacific advert showing same-sex couple banned on rail network and in airport, what next?
While Taiwan last week became the first place in Asia to allow same-sex marriage, Hong Kong had its own fight for equality to grapple with. The courts have been asked to decide on cases such as those involving spousal benefits and visas of same-sex c...

Thu, 23 May 2019 09:00:07 +0800
America and Japan’s vision of an Indo-Pacific free from Chinese threat runs into deep waters
Berthed at Singapore’s Changi Naval Base last week, the warship JS Izumo cut a sharp silhouette. Commissioned in 2015, the Izumo’s career is a reflection of Japan’s success as a regional power.As Japan’s biggest surface combatant, the Izumo w...

Thu, 23 May 2019 08:36:27 +0800
Indian election: moment of truth arrives for Narendra Modi and BJP as vote counting begins
On Thursday, more than 600 million votes will be counted by officials across India to determine whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi secures re-election.After the six-week election process conducted across seven phases, officials will count votes sta...

Thu, 23 May 2019 08:10:34 +0800
Lionsgate Entertainment World, China’s ‘first vertical theme park’, to feature movie-based attractions from Twilight to Hunger Games
Some of Lionsgate’s most popular film franchises from Hunger Games to Twilight will be brought to life when the studio opens what it calls the world’s first vertical theme park in China this summer.Lionsgate Entertainment World will offer several...

Thu, 23 May 2019 08:00:20 +0800
To ease congestion in busy Hong Kong shopping district government aims to beat the jam by going underground
A plan to create underground space below Kowloon Park could disrupt Hong Kong’s “green lung” for three to seven years, according to a new government proposal.Released on Wednesday, the proposal estimated that around 25 per cent of the 13.3-hect...

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.