Coronavirus: more than 40,000 sign up for vaccine, as Hong Kong leader applauds public’s sense of urgency

Up to 42,000 Hongkongers had signed up for Covid-19 jabs within hours of the booking process for the mass vaccination drive opening, the city leader revealed on Tuesday.Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor welcomed the number of registrations, recorded as of 9am after a midnight launch, as a display of the public’s sense of urgency in getting immunised.Vaccinations start on Tuesday for priority groups, and Friday for the wider public, after the first 1 million jabs from mainland China manufacturer…

Coronavirus: more than 40,000 sign up for vaccine, as Hong Kong leader applauds public’s sense of urgency
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Exit of opposition lawmakers leaves Hong Kong NGOs, civil society lamenting lack of allies in Legco

Exit of opposition lawmakers leaves Hong Kong NGOs, civil society lamenting lack of allies in Legco
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Hong Kong opposition parties warn they could end up not running in elections if races ‘manipulated’ by Beijing under impending electoral reforms

Hong Kong opposition parties warn they could end up not running in elections if races ‘manipulated’ by Beijing under impending electoral reforms
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Hong Kong’s opposition parties have warned they could end up not running in elections ...

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Biden team backs Trump-era ‘Made in China’ rule for Hong Kong exports at World Trade Organisation

Biden team backs Trump-era ‘Made in China’ rule for Hong Kong exports at World Trade Organisation
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US President Joe Biden’s administration dashed hopes for a softer approach to the World ...

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Xi Jinping urges era of exploration as China nears launch of first space station module

Xi Jinping urges era of exploration as China nears launch of first space station module
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Chinese President Xi Jinping urged scientists to further China’s progress in space, as the ...

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Myanmar people vs the junta: Generation Z leads the charge with inspiration from protesters in Hong Kong, Thailand

Myanmar people vs the junta: Generation Z leads the charge with inspiration from protesters in Hong Kong, Thailand
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From protest placards poking fun at army chief Min Aung Hlaing to emblazoning pro-democracy ...

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Hong Kong power utility CLP chips in to state-backed Greater Bay Area energy fund to gain access to low-carbon technology and projects

Hong Kong power utility CLP chips in to state-backed Greater Bay Area energy fund to gain access to low-carbon technology and projects
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CLP Holdings is boosting its investment in low carbon electricity generation and distribution in ...

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Desperate UK developers offer ‘red packet’ promotions of zero stamp duty, discounts, and free furniture to entice Hongkongers looking to relocate

Desperate UK developers offer ‘red packet’ promotions of zero stamp duty, discounts, and free furniture to entice Hongkongers looking to relocate
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UK property developers, desperate to bounce back from a dismal year of sales, have ...

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MWC Shanghai kicks off major telecoms industry showcase amid US-China tech war, pandemic

MWC Shanghai kicks off major telecoms industry showcase amid US-China tech war, pandemic
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MWC Shanghai, the regional edition of the world’s biggest mobile industry trade show, kicks ...

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Another Boeing engine catches fire, dropping parts over Netherlands and injuring 2

Another Boeing engine catches fire, dropping parts over Netherlands and injuring 2
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A Boeing 747 plane’s engine exploded in mid-air on Saturday over the Netherlands, dropping ...

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Many questions remain on Covid-19 vaccines, but they’re the best option for now

Many questions remain on Covid-19 vaccines, but they’re the best option for now
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Efficacy rates. Herd immunity. Transmission prevention. None of these terms bothered me a month ...

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US coronavirus deaths pass 500,000, as Joe Biden prepares to lead nation in mourning

US coronavirus deaths pass 500,000, as Joe Biden prepares to lead nation in mourning
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Coronavirus deaths passed 500,000 in the US on Monday, according to a tally by ...

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China’s Communist Party revisits the past to regroup for future

China’s Communist Party revisits the past to regroup for future
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A new campaign to educate China about Communist Party history is meant to be ...

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Nasa releases first video of Perseverance rover’s dramatic Mars landing

Nasa releases first video of Perseverance rover’s dramatic Mars landing
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The US space agency Nasa on Monday released the first audio from Mars, a ...

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Canada PM Justin Trudeau’s cabinet to abstain from China genocide vote, senior official says

Canada PM Justin Trudeau’s cabinet to abstain from China genocide vote, senior official says
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Canada’s House of Commons will vote on Monday on whether to declare that China ...

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Proposal to matchmake China’s ‘leftover’ urban women with unmarried rural men sparks anger

Proposal to matchmake China’s ‘leftover’ urban women with unmarried rural men sparks anger
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An expert’s proposal to solve the looming social crisis caused by China’s gender imbalance ...

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Top EU diplomats step up criticism of China’s crackdown on Hong Kong

Top EU diplomats step up criticism of China’s crackdown on Hong Kong
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The European Union escalated its criticism of Beijing’s political crackdown on Hong Kong on ...

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SpaceX flight: childhood cancer survivor Hayley Arceneaux, 29, to become youngest American in space

SpaceX flight: childhood cancer survivor Hayley Arceneaux, 29, to become youngest American in space
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After beating bone cancer, Hayley Arceneaux figures rocketing into orbit on SpaceX’s first private ...

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US must ditch its Cold War containment obsession – China is not the Soviet Union

US must ditch its Cold War containment obsession – China is not the Soviet Union
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America must understand that China is different, emphasised the late Lee Kuan Yew when ...

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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson unveils England’s path out of lockdown

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson unveils England’s path out of lockdown
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out a phased plan on Monday to end ...

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China’s food security at core of Beijing’s new five-year rural-revitalisation plan

China’s food security at core of Beijing’s new five-year rural-revitalisation plan
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China is placing greater emphasis on food security and self-reliance to feed its 1.4 ...

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US Supreme Court won’t halt turnover of Donald Trump’s tax records to New York state prosecutor

US Supreme Court won’t halt turnover of Donald Trump’s tax records to New York state prosecutor
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In a significant defeat for former President Donald Trump, the US Supreme Court on ...

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Guangdong officials join top brass at national security office in Hong Kong, source says

Guangdong officials join top brass at national security office in Hong Kong, source says
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Two Guangdong officials have joined the top brass of Beijing’s office in Hong Kong ...

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Microsoft and EU publishers push for tech firms to pay for news, as Australia gears to pass content law

Microsoft and EU publishers push for tech firms to pay for news, as Australia gears to pass content law
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Microsoft is teaming up with European publishers to push for a system to make ...

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Philippines approves Sinovac vaccine but roll-out stalls on Western drug makers’ liability fears

Philippines approves Sinovac vaccine but roll-out stalls on Western drug makers’ liability fears
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The Philippines on Monday approved China’s Sinovac coronavirus vaccine, making it the third shot ...

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India to clear 45 investments from China worth billions amid sour ties: sources

India to clear 45 investments from China worth billions amid sour ties: sources
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India is set to clear 45 investment proposals from China, government and industry sources ...

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Hong Kong national security law: officials defend education guidelines against ‘malicious’ accusations of ‘brainwashing’

Hong Kong national security law: officials defend education guidelines against ‘malicious’ accusations of ‘brainwashing’
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Education chiefs hit back on Monday at the “malicious labelling” of national security education ...

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Myanmar coup: as the military’s patience wears thin, a call to prevent further bloodshed

Myanmar coup: as the military’s patience wears thin, a call to prevent further bloodshed
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Authorities in Myanmar used water cannons and chased after anti-coup protesters on Monday, as ...

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China detains several for social media posts on deaths of PLA ‘heroes’ at India border

China detains several for social media posts on deaths of PLA ‘heroes’ at India border
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Several Chinese citizens have been detained for making what the authorities deemed to be ...

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Coronavirus: China’s Sinopharm seeks general use green light for second vaccine

Coronavirus: China’s Sinopharm seeks general use green light for second vaccine
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Just two months after its first coronavirus vaccine was approved for general use, Chinese ...

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WTO grants Hong Kong request to escalate dispute with US over ‘Made in China’ labelling

WTO grants Hong Kong request to escalate dispute with US over ‘Made in China’ labelling
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Hong Kong’s dispute with the United States over a “Made in China” labelling demand ...

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Seoul slams Tokyo for ‘futile provocations’ as Japan renews claim on contested island

Seoul slams Tokyo for ‘futile provocations’ as Japan renews claim on contested island
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Japan on Monday renewed its claim on a contested island in the Sea of ...

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Journalists working for Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai in court over publication of birth certificate for youngest son of actress Cecilia Cheung

Journalists working for Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai in court over publication of birth certificate for youngest son of actress Cecilia Cheung
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Two journalists from media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying’s Next Magazine appeared in court on ...

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Sweden to probe international adoptions amid worries over children taken from parents illegally

Sweden to probe international adoptions amid worries over children taken from parents illegally
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Sweden on Monday said it would launch an investigation into how it conducted international ...

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China releases Japanese man jailed for spying in Guangzhou

China releases Japanese man jailed for spying in Guangzhou
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A Japanese man sentenced to prison in Guangzhou, southern China, in 2019 has been ...

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China sees chance to woo Uganda as West mulls sanctions for bloody election

China sees chance to woo Uganda as West mulls sanctions for bloody election
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China is trying to solidify its relations with Uganda, as the West threatens sanctions ...

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Chinese spies used code copied from America’s NSA for hacking operations, researchers say

Chinese spies used code copied from America’s NSA for hacking operations, researchers say
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Chinese spies used code first developed by the US National Security Agency to support ...

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China’s top diplomat says Beijing is reaching out to US to join forces on new energy and new technologies

China’s top diplomat says Beijing is reaching out to US to join forces on new energy and new technologies
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China has talked up the prospect of cooperating with the United States and other ...

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South China Sea: Vietnam builds up defences against Beijing in Spratly Islands, report says

South China Sea: Vietnam builds up defences against Beijing in Spratly Islands, report says
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Vietnam has been building up its defences in the Spratly Islands over the past ...

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Chinese, Japanese chase each other near disputed Diaoyu Islands as tensions rise in East China Sea

Chinese, Japanese chase each other near disputed Diaoyu Islands as tensions rise in East China Sea
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Multiple attempts by Chinese coastguard vessels to approach Japanese vessels in the East China ...

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Police hunt for elderly man seen riding wheelchair down middle of busy Hong Kong road

Police hunt for elderly man seen riding wheelchair down middle of busy Hong Kong road
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Hong Kong police are searching for an elderly man in an electric wheelchair who ...

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Coronavirus: Philippines clears China’s Sinovac vaccine for emergency use; South Korean doctors threaten strike

Coronavirus: Philippines clears China’s Sinovac vaccine for emergency use; South Korean doctors threaten strike
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The Philippines has approved Sinovac Biotech Ltd’s coronavirus shots for emergency use, paving the ...

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Top Beijing official overseeing Hong Kong declares ‘patriots’ must hold key roles in city’s executive, judiciary, legislature and statutory bodies

Top Beijing official overseeing Hong Kong declares ‘patriots’ must hold key roles in city’s executive, judiciary, legislature and statutory bodies
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Beijing’s top official overseeing Hong Kong affairs has announced fundamental electoral and administrative reforms ...

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US must scrap tariffs and end restrictions on Chinese tech, Wang Yi says

US must scrap tariffs and end restrictions on Chinese tech, Wang Yi says
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi urged the United States to scrap tariffs on Chinese ...

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Australia promises parliament workplace probe as rape accusations mount

Australia promises parliament workplace probe as rape accusations mount
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Australia will quickly deliver the result of a planned independent inquiry into parliament’s workplace ...

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Donald Trump offered Kim Jong-un ‘a ride home on Air Force One’ after Hanoi summit, documentary claims

Donald Trump offered Kim Jong-un ‘a ride home on Air Force One’ after Hanoi summit, documentary claims
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Donald Trump offered North Korean leader Kim Jong-un a ride home on Air Force ...

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