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Fri, 21 Jun 2024 16:34:31 +0800
China says EU risks 'trade war' due to EV tariffs
The Commerce Ministry in Beijing said Friday that the European Union was to blame for escalating trade frictions with China, which could lead to a "trade war". "Responsibility lies entirely with the EU side," a ministry spokesperson said in a statem...

Thu, 20 Jun 2024 17:27:10 +0800
Guangdong upgrades emergency disaster response plan
Days of torrential rain, flash floods and landslides across southern China have forced authorities to enact emergency plans, as swollen rivers threaten to overflow further, potentially disrupting the lives of millions. On Thursday, Guangdong upgrade...

Wed, 19 Jun 2024 17:23:51 +0800
IMF opens new Shanghai centre to engage Asia-Pacific
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday announced it had opened a new regional centre in Shanghai to further strengthen its engagement and partnership in the Asia-Pacific region. The opening was announced on the first day of the two-day a...

Wed, 19 Jun 2024 16:55:16 +0800
China, Malaysia renew five-year economic pact
China and Malaysia signed a slew of deals on Wednesday, renewing a five-year economic co-operation pact and allowing exports of fresh durians, during a visit by Premier Li Qiang to mark 50 years of diplomatic ties. Li met Malaysian Prime Minister An...

Tue, 18 Jun 2024 16:58:06 +0800
Minerals investment highlighted in Li's Perth visit
China’s investment in critical minerals, clean energy and business links topped the agenda of Premier Li Qiang's visit to the Australian city of Perth on Tuesday. Li said China's economy has continued to rebound and improve, with its new growth dr...

Hong Kong Local

Fri, 21 Jun 2024 16:27:56 +0800
Builders told to fix blunder at Yuen Long estate
The authorities on Friday said builders put up the wrong pre-fabricated wall while constructing subsidised flats in Yuen Long and have since been told to fix the mistake. Photos posted on social media recently showed the incorrect wall at Long Tin C...

Fri, 21 Jun 2024 14:07:15 +0800
Proposed changes to harbour protection laws revised
The government has revised its proposal to relax a general ban on reclamation in Victoria Harbour. Originally, it suggested that temporary reclamation projects with an area of up to three hectares should be exempt from harbour protection laws, as lo...

Fri, 21 Jun 2024 10:50:47 +0800
'Backup system failure caused hospital power problem'
Kwong Wah Hospital said a malfunction in the backup power system for the operating theatres was the main cause of a power disruption on Wednesday evening that affected 25 non-urgent surgeries. Twenty-three elective surgeries scheduled on Thursday ha...

Fri, 21 Jun 2024 10:25:13 +0800
Eric Chan says skilled worker policies bearing fruit
Chief Secretary for Administration Eric Chan said government policies to attract skilled workers were bearing fruit, with the number far exceeding the 35,000 annual target set by the chief executive. Chan said about 120,000 people had already moved h...

Fri, 21 Jun 2024 09:12:24 +0800
Think-tanks call for more support for entrepreneurs
Think-tanks are urging Hong Kong and mainland authorities to provide more training and job placements to young people from the SAR who start businesses in Guangzhou. The move comes after a research team from the Hong Kong Coalition and the Our Hong...

South China Morning Post

Fri, 21 Jun 2024 16:35:07 +0800
Hong Kong’s heatwave: why are temperatures climbing and how to keep cool?
The Post explores ways to avoid getting bludgeoned by the city’s sweltering summer heat.

Fri, 21 Jun 2024 16:30:09 +0800
Amid US rivalry, is China’s gamble in the Middle East paying off?
China is projecting itself as an alternative to the US but how that strategy will fare in the long run against America’s political and military power remains uncertain.

Fri, 21 Jun 2024 16:00:11 +0800
China mother, 62, carries paralysed son, 34, on back for years, uses walking aid to train him
A loving Chinese mother was so committed to helping her paralysed son walk again that she devised a strict routine of care and rehabilitation for him that involved carrying the burden on her own back – literally.

Fri, 21 Jun 2024 15:34:29 +0800
BlackRock entity says US firm not part of Malaysia airport deal amid furore over Israel ties
The plan to privatise Malaysia’s airport operator has come under criticism over GIP’s links to the investment giant’s dealings with Israel.

Fri, 21 Jun 2024 15:05:45 +0800
SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son aims to foster an era of ‘super’ AI in new investment drive
Son sees a future when chips designed by SoftBank subsidiary Arm support a thriving ecosystem of robots and powerful data centres.

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.