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Tue, 11 May 2021 14:52:39 +0800
Two plead guilty in China over sensitive web archive
Two amateur computer coders pleaded guilty Tuesday to “stirring up trouble and picking quarrels" in a case that highlighted a growing Chinese government crackdown on online activity. Chen Mei, 28, and Cai Wei, 27, created an online archive that st...

Tue, 11 May 2021 12:43:54 +0800
Hangzhou safari park conceals leopards' escape
Authorities in eastern China used drones and hunting dogs to search for the last of three leopards that escaped from a safari park, which faced strong public criticism for concealing the breakout for more than two weeks. The leopards escaped from H...

Tue, 11 May 2021 11:06:11 +0800
China's population grows to 1.41 billion: Beijing
China's population has grown at its slowest pace in decades reaching 1.41 billion, census results showed on Tuesday, Beijing said. The growth of 5.4 percent since the last census in 2010 reflects fears of a looming demographic crisis amid an ageing...

Tue, 11 May 2021 10:04:35 +0800
Beijing urges UN members to boycott summit on Uyghurs
China on Monday urged the United States, Germany and Britain to cancel an upcoming video conference on Beijing's crackdown on the Uyghur Muslim minority, and called on other UN members not to attend the event. At least one million Uyghurs and people...

Tue, 11 May 2021 09:46:47 +0800
Taipei still pushing for seat at WHO summit
Taiwan will fight to the end for an invitation to a World Health Organization (WHO) meeting this month, its foreign ministry said on Monday, but China said there was no room for compromise. The rich-nation Group of Seven (G7) has called for Taiwan t...

Hong Kong Local

Tue, 11 May 2021 16:19:34 +0800
HK recognises 10 vaccines for reduced quarantine
The government says it will recognise 10 different coronavirus vaccines for Hong Kong residents to be allowed shorter quarantine periods when they return from overseas. From Wednesday, the quarantine period will be cut from 14 days to seven for full...

Tue, 11 May 2021 16:08:19 +0800
HK children exercising less, getting fatter: parents
Hong Kong parents say their children are exercising less and getting fatter, as they spend more time at home than usual because of the pandemic. Researchers at Chinese University and the Jockey Club in February polled 825 parents of primary school c...

Tue, 11 May 2021 15:57:29 +0800
Ex-official Patrick Ho has doctor's licence suspended
Former home affairs chief Patrick Ho has had his doctor's licence suspended for a year by the Medical Council in light of his bribery convictions in the US in 2018. Following a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday, which Ho and his lawyers did not atten...

Tue, 11 May 2021 15:40:49 +0800
More school classes to resume as Covid cases dry up
Hong Kong has recorded no new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases for a fourth consecutive day. The Centre for Health Protection reported just one imported coronavirus case on Tuesday, involving a woman who recently flew in from Indonesia. As infec...

Tue, 11 May 2021 13:11:18 +0800
Govt urged to make good use of Olympics telecast
The government was on Tuesday urged to outline a plan on how to use the streaming of the upcoming Tokyo Olympics to promote sports development in Hong Kong. This came after Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced that her administration has purchased t...

South China Morning Post

Tue, 11 May 2021 16:46:33 +0800
Former Hong Kong home affairs minister suspended from medical practitioners register over US conviction in multimillion-dollar bribery plot
Former Hong Kong home affairs minister Patrick Ho Chi-ping has been removed from the city’s register of medical practitioners for 12 months as a result of his conviction in the United States over a multimillion-dollar bribery plot involving African...

Tue, 11 May 2021 16:30:10 +0800
Pinduoduo’s founder Colin Huang tops China’s philanthropists, giving away US$1.85 billion of wealth after quitting his job
Colin Huang, who surpassed Jack Ma and Pony Ma last year as China’s second-richest businessman, was also the nation’s most generous when it came to giving away his wealth, topping the Hurun China Philanthropy List 2021.The billionaire, who unexpe...

Tue, 11 May 2021 16:08:58 +0800
Malaysia, Philippines among Southeast Asian economies struggling amid coronavirus resurgence
The Philippine and Malaysian economies continued contracting in the first three months of the year, adding to signs that some of Southeast Asia’s biggest nations are struggling amid a resurgence in coronavirus cases.The quarterly figures released o...

Tue, 11 May 2021 16:01:35 +0800
Popular Chinese TV series on the pressures of raising children is more effective than condoms: a ‘magic contraception tool’
A popular Chinese TV series about home education has been branded as a “magic contraception tool” because viewers say it discourages them from having children.Xiao She De, or “A Little Dilemma”, describes two middle-class city-based families ...

Tue, 11 May 2021 15:52:07 +0800
Chinese activists who posted censored Covid-19 articles face court
Two Chinese activists swept up in a crackdown against reporting on the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic were tried in a Beijing court on Tuesday, after more than a year in detention.Cai Wei and Chen Mei, who pleaded guilty, archived censored artic...

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.