Hong Kong China

Sat, 02 Dec 2023 17:49:44 +0800
No sign of new infectious diseases found, says Beijing
The National Health Commission on Saturday said current cases of acute respiratory diseases in the country are all caused by known pathogens, and no new infectious diseases caused by new viruses have been identified. Mi Feng, a spokesperson for the ...

Fri, 01 Dec 2023 16:20:12 +0800
Xi invited to visit Malaysia as bilateral ties deepen
Malaysia has invited President Xi Jingping to visit, its ambassador to Beijing said on Friday, as the Southeast Asian country also seeks to boost the number of Chinese tourists to five million a year to fuel economic growth. China and Malaysia will ...

Fri, 01 Dec 2023 11:54:50 +0800
Scotland bids farewell to giant pandas
Visitors to the Edinburgh Zoo had their final chance to see and bid farewell on Thursday to a pair of popular giant pandas who are returning to China after more than a decade in Scotland. Yang Guang and Tian Tian are leaving in early December after ...

Thu, 30 Nov 2023 14:15:35 +0800
China calls for 'sustained humanitarian truce' in Gaza
China on Thursday called for a "sustained humanitarian truce" in the Israel-Hamas conflict, in a Foreign Ministry paper released ahead of an announcement that a six-day ceasefire would be extended by one day. "Parties to the conflict should... immed...

Thu, 30 Nov 2023 14:03:02 +0800
China's manufacturing PMI eases
China's manufacturing activity shrank for a second straight month in November and at a quicker pace, suggesting more stimulus will be needed to shore up economic growth and restore confidence that the authorities can ably support industry. The purch...

Hong Kong Local

Sat, 02 Dec 2023 13:59:35 +0800
US urged not to undermine trade cooperation with HK
Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Algernon Yau, on Saturday called on the US to make a "wise decision", and avoid undermining the trading cooperation with the SAR. Speaking on an RTHK radio programme, Yau criticised the US House Forei...

Sat, 02 Dec 2023 12:09:52 +0800
'Fatal oxygen blunder will be thoroughly investigated'
Health Secretary Lo Chung-mau on Saturday said the fatal oxygen blunder at Caritas Medical Centre this week involved a switch control problem, and its cause will be thoroughly investigated. He was commenting on a 79-year-old patient who died after ...

Sat, 02 Dec 2023 11:53:58 +0800
High Court's ruling affirms legality of DC polls: Govt
The SAR government on Saturday reiterated that the revamped district council election is "lawful and reasonable", following High Court's dismissal of a legal challenge questioning the constitutionality of the new nomination rule. Under the revised e...

Sat, 02 Dec 2023 10:24:11 +0800
Expert questions value of suicide prevention system
The head of the Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) on Saturday said a new three-tier emergency system will do little to prevent student suicides in the long run. Professor Paul Yip made the comment a day...

Fri, 01 Dec 2023 21:38:52 +0800
Three-tier system launched to prevent student suicides
The government on Friday launched a three-tier school-based emergency system aimed at preventing suicides among secondary school students, following a spate of recent cases. In the first tier, all schools will be helped with identifying students wi...

South China Morning Post

Sat, 02 Dec 2023 18:00:12 +0800
‘Violated right to life’: China daughter, 23, loses domestic violence case against mother but gets restraining order for protection
A young woman in China has lost a legal bid to have her mother punished for years of physical and verbal abuse, but has been granted a restraining order to protect her from future ill treatment.

Sat, 02 Dec 2023 17:50:41 +0800
United States leads call to triple nuclear power at Cop28
More than 20 nations, including the US, Ghana, Japan and several European countries, say nuclear power plays a ‘key role’ in achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

Sat, 02 Dec 2023 17:49:57 +0800
Sun Hung Kai’s biggest weekend property sale since 2022 pays off, as homebuyers snap up flats at Yoho West amid strong demand
About 90 per cent of flats on offer this weekend at Yoho West, a joint project between SHKP and MTR Corp, are expected to be sold, according to agency estimates.

Sat, 02 Dec 2023 17:25:45 +0800
Australia-Tuvalu treaty sparks migration fears, threat to sovereignty amid climate battle
Australia’s agreement with Tuvalu may provide younger locals with a migration pathway but is seen by older islanders as an encroachment of sovereignty.

Sat, 02 Dec 2023 17:15:10 +0800
Madagascar the Musical, a feelgood production, is coming to Hong Kong, with producer betting he can rebuild audience after the pandemic
Madagascar the Musical, an adaptation of the hit DreamWorks animation, is coming to Hong Kong. Producer Matthew Gregory talks about the challenges of putting on a big show.

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.