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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

Sat, 22 Jun 2024 13:58:15 +0800
Tourism Board lauds social media portrayal of HK
The Executive Director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board on Saturday hailed the usage of social media in promoting the SAR, as he hinted at new incentives in the pipeline ahead of summer holiday season. Speaking on a Commercial Radio programme, Dane Ch...

Sat, 22 Jun 2024 12:16:16 +0800
HK may need southern hemisphere flu jabs
Respiratory health expert David Hui on Saturday said Hong Kong may have to use different flu jabs if the flu season continues until the end of the year. Speaking on a radio programme, Professor Hui said many people had been vaccinated so outbreaks ...

Sat, 22 Jun 2024 10:02:50 +0800
Taxi fleets must maintain service quality: government
Transport minister Lam Sai-hung on Saturday said the service quality of some taxi drivers was disappointing, but he expects the situation to improve with the introduction of a licensed taxi fleet system. The government is expected to approve up to ...

Sat, 22 Jun 2024 09:39:29 +0800
Being the Chief Executive is a mission, says John Lee
Chief Executive John Lee says he has nothing else in mind but to complete his mission and accomplish the best results during his tenure. Asked about whether he would seek re-election during a media interview, the SAR leader said "being the Chief Exe...

Sat, 22 Jun 2024 08:40:07 +0800
Vital to prepare for economic transition, says CE
Chief Executive John Lee has stressed the need to rethink how Hong Kong should position itself amid an economic transition, while warning of challenges brought by geopolitical uncertainties. Having served nearly two years in office, the city's leade...

South China Morning Post

Sat, 22 Jun 2024 16:30:09 +0800
As Asian discontent grows, will it take a world war to reform the IMF?
Great reforms seem to be born only out of major upheavals. And the IMF enjoys only as much power as its fractious owners are prepared to give it.

Sat, 22 Jun 2024 16:00:22 +0800
80% of submissions on Hong Kong’s San Tin Technopole oppose plan amid environmental worries
Town Planning Board to meet residents next week amid concerns over plan to fill in fish ponds and rezone current wetland areas.

Sat, 22 Jun 2024 16:00:09 +0800
Archaeologists in China reveal remarkable architecture that allowed Song dynasty pagoda to stand for over 1,000 years
Archaeologists in China revealed the remarkable architecture that allowed a Song dynasty pagoda to stand for more than 1,000 years.

Sat, 22 Jun 2024 15:23:26 +0800
Fire hosepipe reel system leaks at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak MTR station, causing minor flooding
Online footage shows water gushing out from a fire hosepipe slot at the concourse, but train operator says services unaffected.

Sat, 22 Jun 2024 15:22:42 +0800
China-France satellite launched to monitor most powerful explosions in space
A new gamma-ray burst detector has blasted into space as it keeps an eye out for the intense astronomical phenomenon.

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.