Individual Hong Kong investors may be allowed to take financial stake in Northern Metropolis development, finance chief says

Individual Hong Kong investors may be allowed to take a financial stake in the city’s ambitious new plan to transform its sleepy border area with mainland China into a Silicon Valley-style tech hub, the financial secretary has said.Paul Chan Mo-po unveiled elements of the Northern Metropolis development’s financing model – along with his assessment of Hong Kong’s future amid ongoing US-China tensions – during an interview for the October 13-14 China Institute Executive Summit 2021.First…

Individual Hong Kong investors may be allowed to take financial stake in Northern Metropolis development, finance chief says
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‘Star Trek’ star William Shatner blasts into space with Blue Origin

‘Star Trek’ star William Shatner blasts into space with Blue Origin
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Hollywood’s Captain Kirk, 90-year-old William Shatner, blasted into space on Wednesday in a convergence ...

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Britain hopes to join CPTPP in 2022, has no date yet for trade pact with US

Britain hopes to join CPTPP in 2022, has no date yet for trade pact with US
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Britain does not know when it might get a full trade deal with the ...

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China’s clean energy push targets sandy, rocky reaches for solar and wind power bases

China’s clean energy push targets sandy, rocky reaches for solar and wind power bases
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China – already a world leader in renewable energy production – aims to “vigorously” ...

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China’s explosive exports growth likely to slow as other manufacturing markets open up, PPE demand wanes

China’s explosive exports growth likely to slow as other manufacturing markets open up, PPE demand wanes
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Strong Chinese export growth will likely slow towards the end of the year as ...

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WHO names new team of scientists to take over coronavirus origins probe

WHO names new team of scientists to take over coronavirus origins probe
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The World Health Organization has unveiled the team of scientists that will take on ...

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Authorities urged to cut class sizes, attract mainland Chinese pupils to ensure Hong Kong schools’ survival

Authorities urged to cut class sizes, attract mainland Chinese pupils to ensure Hong Kong schools’ survival
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Educators have called on authorities to cut class sizes and attract more cross-border pupils ...

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Hong Kong protests: second mega court for clearing backlog of cases to accommodate 250 people

Hong Kong protests: second mega court for clearing backlog of cases to accommodate 250 people
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A second mega court aimed at clearing a backlog of cases arising from the ...

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Police arrest suspect in killing of Hong Kong taxi driver after citywide manhunt

Police arrest suspect in killing of Hong Kong taxi driver after citywide manhunt
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Police have arrested a man suspected of fatally slashing the throat of a Hong ...

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Hong Kong murder suspect at centre of extradition bill crisis ‘released from police safe house and living in remote area’

Hong Kong murder suspect at centre of extradition bill crisis ‘released from police safe house and living in remote area’
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The Hong Kong murder suspect whose case triggered the extradition bill crisis in 2019 ...

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US now top bitcoin mining hub following months-long crackdown in China that has pushed out cryptocurrency operations

US now top bitcoin mining hub following months-long crackdown in China that has pushed out cryptocurrency operations
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China is no longer the world’s top bitcoin mining market after a months-long campaign ...

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Would-be Hong Kong civil servants set to be tested on national security law

Would-be Hong Kong civil servants set to be tested on national security law
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Applicants for civil service jobs will need to pass an updated test on Hong ...

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Afghan children in South Korea welcome new life away from war and restrictions

Afghan children in South Korea welcome new life away from war and restrictions
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A group of Afghan children, who were part of almost 400 people evacuated to ...

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Coronavirus Hong Kong: booster shots can proceed without local data on side effects and efficacy, top vaccination adviser says

Coronavirus Hong Kong: booster shots can proceed without local data on side effects and efficacy, top vaccination adviser says
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Hong Kong should start administering Covid-19 booster shots to high-risk groups without waiting for ...

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China, US working group ‘making progress’ on issues ahead of Xi-Biden summit

China, US working group ‘making progress’ on issues ahead of Xi-Biden summit
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China and the US have been making progress on issues in their relationship after ...

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Binance to halt peer-to-peer trading service in China, severing final link with market amid Beijing’s cryptocurrency crackdown

Binance to halt peer-to-peer trading service in China, severing final link with market amid Beijing’s cryptocurrency crackdown
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Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange that has attracted multiple warnings from regulators, said ...

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China trails US in government support for domestic chip industry, according to new report

China trails US in government support for domestic chip industry, according to new report
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The Chinese government is not doing enough to prop up its domestic chip industry ...

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China’s Xi Jinping speaks with Germany’s Angela Merkel in diplomatic push

China’s Xi Jinping speaks with Germany’s Angela Merkel in diplomatic push
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Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday, as part ...

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Evergrande crisis weighs on China’s credit growth as financing, lending activities cool

Evergrande crisis weighs on China’s credit growth as financing, lending activities cool
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China’s credit growth slowed in September, as weakness in the property market amid the ...

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China’s power crisis: European firms brace for situation to ‘get worse’, as electricity shortages rattle supply chains

China’s power crisis: European firms brace for situation to ‘get worse’, as electricity shortages rattle supply chains
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A European business group on Wednesday voiced concern about China’s power crisis, saying it ...

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Watsons closes shop in Tsim Sha Tsui after 20 years in latest sign of Hong Kong retail sector’s struggle to survive coronavirus pandemic

Watsons closes shop in Tsim Sha Tsui after 20 years in latest sign of Hong Kong retail sector’s struggle to survive coronavirus pandemic
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Personal health care chain Watsons said it will close its shop in one of ...

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India-China border conflict: Ladakh villagers want to be relocated as they are ‘living in fear’

India-China border conflict: Ladakh villagers want to be relocated as they are ‘living in fear’
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For generations, Gyalson and his family have lived in Chushul in India’s Ladakh region, ...

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Artist behind Tiananmen crackdown memorial at University of Hong Kong seeks diplomatic help to relocate Pillar of Shame overseas

Artist behind Tiananmen crackdown memorial at University of Hong Kong seeks diplomatic help to relocate Pillar of Shame overseas
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A Danish artist who created a sculpture remembering the victims of the Tiananmen Square ...

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Beijing accuses Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen of demanding equal ‘state-to-state’ treatment

Beijing accuses Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen of demanding equal ‘state-to-state’ treatment
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Beijing has accused Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen of reviving the “special state-to-state” theory that ...

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China faces cybersecurity talent shortage amid push to secure data and develop the digital economy

China faces cybersecurity talent shortage amid push to secure data and develop the digital economy
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China is facing a shortage of cybersecurity talent, according to the Ministry of Industry ...

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South Korea debates how to live with Covid-19 and reopen economy

South Korea debates how to live with Covid-19 and reopen economy
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South Korea on Wednesday established a panel to debate a strategy on how to ...

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‘Captain North Korea?’ Soldier in tight blue outfit at military event generates social media buzz

‘Captain North Korea?’ Soldier in tight blue outfit at military event generates social media buzz
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A North Korean soldier clad in a super-tight blue outfit in a state media ...

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G20 to reinforce rules on subsidies in move seen to be aimed at China, backs WTO reforms

G20 to reinforce rules on subsidies in move seen to be aimed at China, backs WTO reforms
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Trade and investment ministers in the Group of 20 (G20) major economies affirmed the ...

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US, Japan, Australia, India holding Malabar joint naval exercise in Bay of Bengal

US, Japan, Australia, India holding Malabar joint naval exercise in Bay of Bengal
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The naval forces of the United States, Japan, Australia and India have started a ...

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Coronavirus: US to reopen land borders in November to fully vaccinated travellers

Coronavirus: US to reopen land borders in November to fully vaccinated travellers
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The United States will open its land borders with Mexico and Canada in early ...

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Singapore’s anti-foreign interference law will ‘substantially narrow’ civic space, rights groups say

Singapore’s anti-foreign interference law will ‘substantially narrow’ civic space, rights groups say
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Eleven prominent international rights groups on Wednesday said Singapore’s “already limited civic space” could ...

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Typhoon Kompasu downgraded to No 3 warning signal after bringing city to standstill, causing 1 death

Typhoon Kompasu downgraded to No 3 warning signal after bringing city to standstill, causing 1 death
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Scientists simulate life on Mars in Israeli desert

Scientists simulate life on Mars in Israeli desert
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Inside a huge crater in Israel’s sun-baked Negev desert, a team wearing spacesuits ventures ...

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‘Key to China’s power future’: cost of solar to match coal power by 2023, scientists say

‘Key to China’s power future’: cost of solar to match coal power by 2023, scientists say
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The costs of solar and coal power will be comparable across China by 2023 ...

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China trade: export growth stronger than expected in September but ‘instabilities, uncertainties’ remain

China trade: export growth stronger than expected in September but ‘instabilities, uncertainties’ remain
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China’s exports rose more than expected in September, data released on Wednesday showed.China’s exports ...

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In US, advice shifts on daily aspirin use for preventing heart attacks

In US, advice shifts on daily aspirin use for preventing heart attacks
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US government expert panel said it no longer recommends a daily dose of aspirin ...

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Myanmar coup: ex-president Win Myint testifies he refused to resign, would ‘rather die’

Myanmar coup: ex-president Win Myint testifies he refused to resign, would ‘rather die’
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Myanmar’s former president Win Myint, who was forced out of office eight months ago ...

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Quirky China: man breaks down over daughter’s maths fail, publisher stung for confusing a bee and a fly, Prada PR disaster

Quirky China: man breaks down over daughter’s maths fail, publisher stung for confusing a bee and a fly, Prada PR disaster
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A Chinese father lay down in the middle of a road begging police to ...

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Global economic recovery ‘really quite unique’, IMF says, amid supply chain disruptions and price increases

Global economic recovery ‘really quite unique’, IMF says, amid supply chain disruptions and price increases
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Worldwide supply chain disruptions are driving price increases and draining momentum out of economies ...

  • Wed, 13 Oct 2021 09:34:03 +0800

Can Thailand beat Malaysia and Singapore in the race to lure wealthy foreigners?

Can Thailand beat Malaysia and Singapore in the race to lure wealthy foreigners?
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Thailand wants wealthy foreigners to settle down in the Southeast Asian nation after the ...

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Widely used chemical linked to 100,000 US deaths per year, study shows

Widely used chemical linked to 100,000 US deaths per year, study shows
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Daily exposure to phthalates, a group of chemicals used in everything from plastic containers ...

  • Wed, 13 Oct 2021 07:50:18 +0800

Somalia comes out on top in sea border dispute with Kenya

Somalia comes out on top in sea border dispute with Kenya
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The UN’s top court handed Somalia control of most of a potentially oil and ...

  • Wed, 13 Oct 2021 07:17:20 +0800

Why Australia’s bumper season of avocados is stressing out farmers

Why Australia’s bumper season of avocados is stressing out farmers
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Australia is swimming in avocados thanks to bumper harvests and months of stay-at-home orders ...

  • Wed, 13 Oct 2021 07:00:24 +0800

US-China coronavirus vaccine diplomacy heats up but can donations sway allegiances?

US-China coronavirus vaccine diplomacy heats up but can donations sway allegiances?
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The United States was largely absent in vaccine diplomacy early this year but entered ...

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Gay marriage possible for Dutch monarch, prime minister says

Gay marriage possible for Dutch monarch, prime minister says
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In the country that first legalised gay marriage, the Dutch crown princess has the ...

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China wants ‘non-discriminatory’ treatment of Huawei, as survey says 76 per cent of Canadians want the tech company banned from 5G

China wants ‘non-discriminatory’ treatment of Huawei, as survey says 76 per cent of Canadians want the tech company banned from 5G
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China’s foreign ministry has called on Canada to be “non-discriminatory” towards Huawei Technologies Co. ...

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Slain US woman Gabby Petito was strangled, coroner says

Slain US woman Gabby Petito was strangled, coroner says
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Gabby Petito, the young US woman who vanished on a road trip with her ...

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Queen Elizabeth in public with walking stick for first time in 17 years

Queen Elizabeth in public with walking stick for first time in 17 years
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Queen Elizabeth on Tuesday used a walking stick for the first time at a ...

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Elk with tyre stuck around neck for half its life is finally free

Elk with tyre stuck around neck for half its life is finally free
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For more than two years, wildlife officers tracked an elk that was spotted with ...

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France’s last WWII Resistance hero, Hubert Germain, dies aged 101

France’s last WWII Resistance hero, Hubert Germain, dies aged 101
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Hubert Germain, the last of France’s officially designated Heroes of the Resistance, has died ...

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Powerful rural body defends Hong Kong small-house policy in top court, takes aim at ‘busybody’ challenger

Powerful rural body defends Hong Kong small-house policy in top court, takes aim at ‘busybody’ challenger
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Hong Kong’s rural powerhouse, the Heung Yee Kuk, has defended the controversial policy of ...

  • Tue, 12 Oct 2021 23:13:25 +0800

China ‘overly optimistic’ on relations with US, Beijing adviser says

China ‘overly optimistic’ on relations with US, Beijing adviser says
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A government adviser in Beijing has cautioned against being too optimistic about signs of ...

  • Tue, 12 Oct 2021 23:00:21 +0800