Forbes China names Alibaba founder Jack Ma country’s most generous entrepreneur in 2020, as tech giants top charity list

Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding, was the most generous Chinese entrepreneur last year, according to the latest Forbes China list published on Tuesday.Ma, who retired as Alibaba’s chairman in 2019, has largely faded from public view since a controversial speech in Shanghai last October that was later linked to the Chinese government scuttling the initial public offering of Ant Group, the fintech offshoot of Alibaba also founded by Ma. Since then, he has largely focused…

Forbes China names Alibaba founder Jack Ma country’s most generous entrepreneur in 2020, as tech giants top charity list
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China flood survivors tell of rising water and last goodbyes as disaster claims 18 lives and displaces thousands more

China flood survivors tell of rising water and last goodbyes as disaster claims 18 lives and displaces thousands more
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For those trapped in submerged underground trains as Tuesday’s horror unfolded in the central ...

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China’s yuan bond market could attract US$400 billion a year over next decade, IIF research shows

China’s yuan bond market could attract US$400 billion a year over next decade, IIF research shows
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Foreign flows to China’s local currency government bond market could balloon to US$400 billion ...

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US, Japan and South Korea present united front against North Korea despite rift between Asian allies

US, Japan and South Korea present united front against North Korea despite rift between Asian allies
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US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman on Wednesday said Washington, Tokyo and Seoul ...

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Floods in central China: Alibaba, Tencent, ByteDance and Meituan rush to support relief efforts with cash and services

Floods in central China: Alibaba, Tencent, ByteDance and Meituan rush to support relief efforts with cash and services
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China’s largest tech companies, including Alibaba Group Holding and Tencent Holdings, are rushing to ...

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Philippine charity helps drug war dead families find permanent burial site as cemetery leases expire

Philippine charity helps drug war dead families find permanent burial site as cemetery leases expire
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Rodzon Enriquez’s skeletal remains are pulled out of a coffin-sized tomb in Manila and ...

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Jeff Bezos’ space guests describe short, crowded experience: ‘not quite enough room’

Jeff Bezos’ space guests describe short, crowded experience: ‘not quite enough room’
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Blue Origin rocketed its first passengers to the edge of space on Tuesday. Roughly ...

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Pakistani Taliban may be behind bus attack that killed 9 Chinese, analysts say

Pakistani Taliban may be behind bus attack that killed 9 Chinese, analysts say
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The Pakistani Taliban could be responsible for last week’s bus attack in the country ...

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Thai protest art: risk of police harassment, prison and online trolls makes artists more subtle in their works

Thai protest art: risk of police harassment, prison and online trolls makes artists more subtle in their works
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As pro-democracy protests in Thailand roll on through a second year of military crackdowns ...

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Anthony Fauci, Senator Rand Paul trade charges of lying in clash over coronavirus origins

Anthony Fauci, Senator Rand Paul trade charges of lying in clash over coronavirus origins
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Republican Senator Rand Paul and senior US government scientist Anthony Fauci angrily assailed each ...

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US, Germany near deal on Russia Nord Stream 2 pipeline, upsetting Ukraine

US, Germany near deal on Russia Nord Stream 2 pipeline, upsetting Ukraine
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The United States has reached a preliminary agreement with Germany over a controversial Russia-to-Europe ...

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Nasa’s Hubble Space Telescope captures colliding galaxies image after mystery glitch

Nasa’s Hubble Space Telescope captures colliding galaxies image after mystery glitch
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The Hubble Space Telescope has returned to operational status after a nearly month-long mysterious ...

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National security law: list of Apple Daily arrests grows as police detain executive editor-in-chief

National security law: list of Apple Daily arrests grows as police detain executive editor-in-chief
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Lam Man-chung, executive editor-in-chief of the now-defunct Apple Daily newspaper, was arrested by Hong ...

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Mali strongman, leader of two coups, survives knife attack

Mali strongman, leader of two coups, survives knife attack
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Malian strongman Colonel Assimi Goita survived an assassination attempt at a mosque in Bamako ...

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France’s Emmanuel Macron, 13 other heads of states, among potential Pegasus spyware targets

France’s Emmanuel Macron, 13 other heads of states, among potential Pegasus spyware targets
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French President Emmanuel Macron leads a list of 14 current or former heads of ...

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Tokyo Olympics: ‘revolutionary’ technology promises to be a game-changer for fans at home, broadcasters say

Tokyo Olympics: ‘revolutionary’ technology promises to be a game-changer for fans at home, broadcasters say
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Our Tokyo Trail series looks at key issues and athletes in the run-up to ...

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Britain will permanently deploy 2 warships in Asian waters after aircraft carrier visits in September

Britain will permanently deploy 2 warships in Asian waters after aircraft carrier visits in September
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Britain on Tuesday said it would permanently deploy two warships in Asian waters after ...

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13 dead, 100,000 displaced as heaviest rains in 1,000 years hit central China

13 dead, 100,000 displaced as heaviest rains in 1,000 years hit central China
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Floods in one of China’s most populous regions have killed 13 and displaced 100,000 ...

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Quirky China: unconscious man ‘wakes’ for curry, women-only carriages ‘unfair to men’, manhole covers stolen, sold to get hostess cash

Quirky China: unconscious man ‘wakes’ for curry, women-only carriages ‘unfair to men’, manhole covers stolen, sold to get hostess cash
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A police suspect who pretended to be unconscious for three days and endured a ...

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Hongkongers heading to UK under BN(O) visa scheme undeterred by end of stamp duty holiday, surging home prices

Hongkongers heading to UK under BN(O) visa scheme undeterred by end of stamp duty holiday, surging home prices
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The end of a stamp duty holiday and surging home prices are unlikely to ...

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Goodbye district councils? Hong Kong’s area committees set to replace local bodies reeling from wave of resignations

Goodbye district councils? Hong Kong’s area committees set to replace local bodies reeling from wave of resignations
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Twenty months after losing the district council seat he held for eight years, Hong ...

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How safe is US ‘nuclear football’? Pentagon to find out

How safe is US ‘nuclear football’? Pentagon to find out
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The Pentagon’s watchdog said on Tuesday it would evaluate the safety protocols surrounding the ...

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China’s athletes determined to win gold at Tokyo Olympics despite Covid-19 challenges

China’s athletes determined to win gold at Tokyo Olympics despite Covid-19 challenges
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As the countdown to the 2020 Olympic Games enters its final days, many Chinese ...

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New Territories homes lose their discounts to Kowloon as Hong Kong’s longest subway line closes distances and narrows price gaps

New Territories homes lose their discounts to Kowloon as Hong Kong’s longest subway line closes distances and narrows price gaps
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Hong Kong’s New Territories, the area south of the city’s border with China, is ...

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Coronavirus: more than a quarter of patients in Hong Kong this month were fully vaccinated, and with most imported, experts question plan to halve quarantine times

Coronavirus: more than a quarter of patients in Hong Kong this month were fully vaccinated, and with most imported, experts question plan to halve quarantine times
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More than a quarter of Covid-19 patients in Hong Kong this month had been ...

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‘Gig workers of all trades, unite!’ China’s state trade union calls for branches for gig economy workers

‘Gig workers of all trades, unite!’ China’s state trade union calls for branches for gig economy workers
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China’s gig economy workers employed by online platforms, including deliverymen and ride hailing drivers, ...

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EU plans agency to crack down on flow of dirty money after banks hit by wave of scandals

EU plans agency to crack down on flow of dirty money after banks hit by wave of scandals
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The EU on Tuesday said it will set up a stand-alone agency to crack ...

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France and Britain agree to strengthen coastal patrols in crackdown on illegal migration

France and Britain agree to strengthen coastal patrols in crackdown on illegal migration
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France and the United Kingdom have agreed to deploy more police and invest in ...

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Will China’s cybersecurity review of IPOs close the door on tech firms raising funds in New York?

Will China’s cybersecurity review of IPOs close the door on tech firms raising funds in New York?
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China’s requirement for a cybersecurity review of virtually all foreign initial public offerings (IPOs) ...

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US State Department says No 2 official could still meet with Chinese counterparts

US State Department says No 2 official could still meet with Chinese counterparts
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The US State Department suggested on Tuesday that a trip to China by Deputy ...

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Has the Delta variant curbed the effectiveness of lockdowns in ‘zero coronavirus’ economies like Australia and Hong Kong?

Has the Delta variant curbed the effectiveness of lockdowns in ‘zero coronavirus’ economies like Australia and Hong Kong?
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Each time Covid-19 has flared up, Australia’s major cities have used strict lockdowns to ...

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Donald Trump ally and fundraiser Tom Barrack charged with acting as a foreign agent for UAE

Donald Trump ally and fundraiser Tom Barrack charged with acting as a foreign agent for UAE
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Tom Barrack, the founder of private equity from Colony Capital and a former top ...

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Harvey Weinstein transferred to Los Angeles to face rape and sex assault charges

Harvey Weinstein transferred to Los Angeles to face rape and sex assault charges
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Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein, who has been serving a 23-year prison sentence for ...

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Boris Johnson’s aides plotted to oust him, claims ex-adviser Dominic Cummings, as he alleges PM had cavalier attitude towards coronavirus killing elderly

Boris Johnson’s aides plotted to oust him, claims ex-adviser Dominic Cummings, as he alleges PM had cavalier attitude towards coronavirus killing elderly
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Boris Johnson’s former adviser Dominic Cummings has launched new attacks on the British Prime ...

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China and America must work together to tackle climate change, says US envoy John Kerry

China and America must work together to tackle climate change, says US envoy John Kerry
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US climate envoy John Kerry called on China to join America in urgently cutting ...

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Olympics: Who can beat American gymnast Simone Biles? Only Simone Biles

Olympics: Who can beat American gymnast Simone Biles? Only Simone Biles
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Simone Biles arrived at the Tokyo Olympics – having not lost an all-around competition ...

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US defence chief to visit security partners Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam in bid to show commitment to Southeast Asia

US defence chief to visit security partners Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam in bid to show commitment to Southeast Asia
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US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin is set to visit the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam ...

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German workers race to provide aid, Covid-19 vaccines in flood areas in bid to prevent health emergency

German workers race to provide aid, Covid-19 vaccines in flood areas in bid to prevent health emergency
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Red Cross volunteers and emergency services in Germany deployed emergency standpipes and mobile vaccination ...

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Gender equality: China will give female scientists priority in recruitment and research funding, provided they meet the mark

Gender equality: China will give female scientists priority in recruitment and research funding, provided they meet the mark
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Female researchers will be given priority for talent recruitment and research funding grants, provided ...

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China is pushing its own coronavirus lab leak theory in latest battle of narratives

China is pushing its own coronavirus lab leak theory in latest battle of narratives
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Call it a tale of two laboratories: the Fort Detrick Research Institute of Infectious ...

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Indian parliament in uproar over report Modi administration spied on opponents, media

Indian parliament in uproar over report Modi administration spied on opponents, media
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India’s parliament erupted in protests on Tuesday as opposition lawmakers accused Prime Minister Narendra ...

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What are the hacking accusations against China?

What are the hacking accusations against China?
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The United States and its allies have accused China of hacking a Microsoft email ...

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Chinese cities face power outages as economic rebound, heat put grids under pressure

Chinese cities face power outages as economic rebound, heat put grids under pressure
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Chinese cities have been warned there could be power outages ahead as the system ...

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Vladimir Putin hails Russia’s air power as new fighter aircraft is unveiled

Vladimir Putin hails Russia’s air power as new fighter aircraft is unveiled
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With much fanfare, Russian aircraft makers on Tuesday unveiled a prototype of a new ...

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China confirms all citizens can now have third child amid policy change confusion

China confirms all citizens can now have third child amid policy change confusion
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China’s top health authority has confirmed that all mainland citizens can now have a ...

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Cathay Pacific’s London pilot base facing shutdown, with 100 jobs under Hong Kong carrier at risk

Cathay Pacific’s London pilot base facing shutdown, with 100 jobs under Hong Kong carrier at risk
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Cathay Pacific is proposing the closure of its London pilot base, placing nearly 100 ...

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Watch: Jeff Bezos, Earth’s richest person, blasts off into space

Watch: Jeff Bezos, Earth’s richest person, blasts off into space
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Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, and three crewmates soared high above the Texas ...

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National security law: Hong Kong was never endangered by motorcyclist’s alleged terrorist plot, defence argues as trial closes

National security law: Hong Kong was never endangered by motorcyclist’s alleged terrorist plot, defence argues as trial closes
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Hong Kong was never endangered by the alleged terrorist plot of a man who ...

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US-China tech war: who is the little-known Chinese firm in the crosshairs of US for alleged cyberattacks?

US-China tech war: who is the little-known Chinese firm in the crosshairs of US for alleged cyberattacks?
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Long-simmering tensions between Washington and Beijing flared up again on Monday, as four mainland ...

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Hong Kong’s latest Silver Bond in strong demand, say banks, after government lowered age threshold to 60

Hong Kong’s latest Silver Bond in strong demand, say banks, after government lowered age threshold to 60
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Hong Kong’s senior citizens rushed to subscribe to the latest batch of inflation-protected bonds ...

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Malaysia’s ‘empty syringe’ incidents may fuel Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy, experts say

Malaysia’s ‘empty syringe’ incidents may fuel Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy, experts say
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Malaysia’s Health Minister Adham Baba on Tuesday said residents who received improperly administered Covid-19 ...

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US military planes’ Taiwan visits signal new tactic to Beijing, analysts say

US military planes’ Taiwan visits signal new tactic to Beijing, analysts say
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The United States’ deployment of military aircraft to Taiwan in recent weeks is a ...

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A Chinese father and daughter are in critical condition after e-bike they were riding explodes

A Chinese father and daughter are in critical condition after e-bike they were riding explodes
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Chinese people donated more than 2 million yuan (US$262,000) since Sunday to support a ...

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India looks to East Asia, Middle East in hunt for mango buyers

India looks to East Asia, Middle East in hunt for mango buyers
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India is on the hunt for mango buyers across East Asia and the Middle ...

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Record algal green tide swamps Chinese port city of Qingdao

Record algal green tide swamps Chinese port city of Qingdao
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China’s eastern port city of Qingdao is experiencing the region’s worst ever algae infestation, ...

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Coronavirus: Hong Kong delays plan to ease rules on arrivals and will focus on reopening mainland Chinese border, sources say

Coronavirus: Hong Kong delays plan to ease rules on arrivals and will focus on reopening mainland Chinese border, sources say
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The government has postponed its controversial plan to allow fully vaccinated people from places ...

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China, the Philippines and a missed opportunity in the South China Sea

China, the Philippines and a missed opportunity in the South China Sea
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History is often subjective and biased because it largely depends on interpreting the past ...

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Indonesia’s Makassar unveils coronavirus isolation facility aboard passenger ship Umsini

Indonesia’s Makassar unveils coronavirus isolation facility aboard passenger ship Umsini
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In the Indonesian city of Makassar in South Sulawesi province, there is a hive ...

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Beijing calls out Amazon, ByteDance, NetEase for violating users’ rights in latest crackdown

Beijing calls out Amazon, ByteDance, NetEase for violating users’ rights in latest crackdown
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China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has called out apps made by ...

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Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble: late August review for quarantine-free Covid-19 deal as city state grapples with outbreak

Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble: late August review for quarantine-free Covid-19 deal as city state grapples with outbreak
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The much-delayed travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore will be subject to further ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 17:00:04 +0800

Hong Kong economy gathers steam, unemployment drops to 5.5 per cent as city gets Covid-19 situation under control

Hong Kong economy gathers steam, unemployment drops to 5.5 per cent as city gets Covid-19 situation under control
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Hong Kong’s unemployment rate dropped sharply to 5.5 per cent for the three-month period ...

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