Hong Kong China

Wed, 07 Jun 2023 11:35:54 +0800
China's exports tumble in May, imports slow
The nation's exports fell a much faster than expected 7.5 percent in May year-on-year, while imports contracted at a slower pace, dropping 4.5 percent, customs data showed on Wednesday. A poll of economists conducted by Reuters news agency had forec...

Wed, 07 Jun 2023 11:09:04 +0800
Tycoon sits China's university exams for 27th time
Among the millions of fresh-faced high schoolers sitting the nation's dreaded "gaokao" college entrance exam on Wednesday, Liang Shi sticks out like a sore thumb – a grey-haired, self-made millionaire stubbornly taking the test for the 27th time. ...

Tue, 06 Jun 2023 18:30:31 +0800
China's first home-grown large cruise liner undocks
The first large cruise liner developed by China completed its undocking in Shanghai on Tuesday, marking its complete transition into the dock mooring debugging stage. The Adora Magic City is expected to be delivered by the end of 2023. To date, ove...

Tue, 06 Jun 2023 10:52:10 +0800
Chinese, US diplomats hold 'frank' talks in Beijing
Meetings between senior mainland and US officials in China this week struck an upbeat chord, with both sides agreeing to maintain communication lines. Statements from Washington and Beijing on meetings between officials, including Vice Foreign Minis...

Mon, 05 Jun 2023 15:41:01 +0800
China's cruise industry set to make waves again
China's cruise industry, suspended for more than three years due to the pandemic, is expected to resume operations in the fourth quarter, state media reported, citing industry experts and researchers at a recent forum in the north port city of Tianji...

Hong Kong Local

Wed, 07 Jun 2023 14:37:36 +0800
MTR to hike penalties for abuse of concession fares
The MTR Corporation on Wednesday said passengers caught abusing fare concessions will soon face stiffer penalties. From June 25, the HK$500 surcharge for those without the right ticket on MTR lines will be doubled, while the penalty on light rail an...

Wed, 07 Jun 2023 12:53:25 +0800
Govt still plans to build flats on golf course: Linn
Development minister Bernadette Linn on Wednesday said the government still plans to build public flats on part of the golf course in Fanling, despite moving to change the zoning of the land from "residential" to "undetermined". Linn said the tempor...

Wed, 07 Jun 2023 12:20:51 +0800
HK is no longer the world's most expensive city: ECA
An annual study has found that Hong Kong is no longer the world's most expensive place for expatriates to live, losing its title to New York. Human resources consultancy ECA International attributed the drop to falling home costs, despite local inf...

Wed, 07 Jun 2023 12:15:44 +0800
CE vows better ties with Belt and Road partners
Prospects are looking up for the nation's Belt and Road Initiative, Chief Executive John Lee said on Wednesday, as he vowed to foster better ties with partnering economies. A decade ago, President Xi Jinping announced the Belt and Road vision to in...

Wed, 07 Jun 2023 10:13:53 +0800
'Absurd to suggest farmland for homes over golf site'
A member of the Liber Research Community on Wednesday labelled as "absurd" a suggestion that the government use farmland in Sheung Shui for public housing and urged the administration to press ahead with plans to build on part of the Hong Kong Golf C...

South China Morning Post

Wed, 07 Jun 2023 17:00:10 +0800
Most Europeans would want to stay neutral in a US-China war over Taiwan, study finds
Across 11 nations, just 23 per cent said they would prefer to side with the United States, according to European Council on Foreign Relations poll.

Wed, 07 Jun 2023 16:53:23 +0800
Hong Kong police arrest former district councillor for collecting money from elderly victim of ‘guess-who-I-am’ scam
Syndicate deployed suspect to collect HK$970,000 from nine elderly victims.

Wed, 07 Jun 2023 16:42:41 +0800
‘Highly adaptable’: Asia’s scam crisis grows as criminal gangs find new ways to avoid crackdowns
Many scam hubs have now moved from Cambodia beyond the reach of the law into parts of Myanmar and Laos.

Wed, 07 Jun 2023 16:17:51 +0800
Beijing welcomes ‘correct position’ on Taiwan by UN civil aviation body
Chinese foreign minister Qin Gang urged continued support of the one-China policy during a meeting with the ICAO chief in Beijing.

Wed, 07 Jun 2023 15:51:13 +0800
Singapore stand-up enrages Malaysia with MH370 joke, ‘f*** you’ outburst at New York comedy club
Malaysian social media erupted in fury at Jocelyn Chia’s skit, performed at a New York comedy club and uploaded to TikTok and Instagram, in which she joked about the missing plane and said ‘f*** you Malaysia’.

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.