BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets sank Friday as traders watched a surge in coronavirus cases in Europe and anti-disease controls that threaten to disrupt trade and travel.
HONG KONG (AP) — A renowned Chinese fashion photographer has apologized for her past work after online critics called it insulting to the Chinese people and fashion house Dior removed one of her photos from a show in Shanghai.
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets fell Thursday after Federal Reserve officials indicated they were ready to raise interest rates sooner than expected if needed to cool inflation.
Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney declined.
NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said Friday that “he truly regrets” a quip he made this week about JPMorgan outlasting the Chinese Communist Party.
Dimon was speaking at an event in Boston where he said, “I was just in Hong Kong and I made a joke that the Communist Party is celebrating its 100th year.
Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s border reopening talks move to next stage, Carrie Lam says, as mainland-Chinese experts wrap up inspection tour
A four-day inspection of Hong Kong's coronavirus control efforts by mainland-Chinese officials has helped pave the way for the next top-level meeting on a long-awaited reopening of the border, the city's leader has said.
Who are the buyers of 11,000 sq ft Hong Kong mansions that come with safe rooms, adjustable swimming pool floors?
The current trend in Hong Kong is for developers to launch small, affordable flats targeted at first-time buyers. However, there are some who are going in the other direction, building massive houses that are a rarity in the city.
Weibo's plan to sell shares in Hong Kong is clouded by uncertainties stemming from Beijing's tough new data regulations, says the Chinese social media platform with 250 million daily active users in its listing prospectus, putting a spotlight on the national security issues now facing tech companies.
Hong Kong stocks dropped for a fifth day to the lowest level in six weeks amid lingering concerns about poor earnings from Chinese technology juggernauts.
From J.P. Morgan to yogi: finance executive leaves career to become instructor, helping athletes and weekend warriors stay on top of busy lives
Icy Bo Lin's LinkedIn timeline looks at bit odd at first glance.
From 2008 up until March of 2017, she was employed by global investment banking company J.P. Morgan. She worked her way from analyst to associate, then to vice-president for the Hong Kong office, handling wealthy clients' portfolios and managing a hefty pile of investment money.
On the face of it, Hong Kong is a rich, peaceful city admired by many. But it wasn't always so. Young children in my generation, back in the 1950s or 1960s, would string beads or thread plastic flowers to help make ends meet.
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities will set up polling stations at the border with mainland China to allow Hong Kongers living there to vote during upcoming legislative elections, the city’s leader said Tuesday.
Asian shares were mixed Tuesday after a late drop left major Wall Street indexes mostly lower.
Tokyo was closed Tuesday for a holiday. Hong Kong and Seoul declined while Shanghai advanced.
Market players appeared to be relieved to learn that President Joe Biden will nominate Jerome Powell for a second four-year term at the helm of the Federal Reserve, a vote of confidence in Powell’s handling of central bank policies during the brutal disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
If you look up at a clear sky on Friday, you might be lucky enough to witness a rare celestial event: the longest partial lunar eclipse of the century, where the moon will turn mostly blood red as it slips into earth's shadow.
Weibo filed a draft prospectus with the Hong Kong stock exchange on Thursday, as China's leading microblogging platform seeks a secondary listing to raise capital to expand its content offering and upgrade its technology.
Damned if you do and damned if you don't. That's the Hong Kong Observatory's dilemma whenever it comes to raising either a No 8 typhoon warning or a black rainstorm signal.
Some believe that these weather warnings are tied to economics rather than science, as they also signal the shuttering of most businesses and a halt to trading on the HK$45.3 trillion (US$5.8 trillion) Hong Kong stock exchange.
Near the end of the COP26 climate conference, the US and China agreed to enhance climate action to keep global temperature increases between 1.5 and 2 degrees Celsius under the Paris Agreement framework.
The Hong Kong government has recently revoked most quarantine exemptions to clear the roadblocks to reopening the border between Hong Kong and the mainland. While reopening the border is undeniably important, because it could give our economy a boost, as almost the only territory which enforces a "zero-Covid" policy along with mainland China, Hong Kong faces the increasing risk of alienating our international trading partners.
It was just after sunset one day last month when veterinary surgeons Karthi and Paolo Martelli arrived at a village in Hong Kong's New Territories with Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) staff to tranquillise wild boars in the area and move them elsewhere.
Hong Kong stocks tumbled on Friday after a weak earnings report by Alibaba Group Holding a day earlier once again shed light on the fallout of Beijing's regulatory crackdown.
The e-commerce giant, which owns this newspaper, was on track to post its largest single-day percentage decline on record.
In Singapore, some foreign domestic workers have the option of being employed by companies instead of households, where they would have to live with their bosses.
Far from threatening Hong Kong's goal of becoming the region's premier data and innovation hub, Beijing's proposed regulation to screen mainland companies for cybersecurity before their initial public offerings in the city will help enhance its success.
Hong Kong's judges have become accustomed to facing complaints and abuse as they rule on hundreds of high-profile cases arising from the city's civil unrest in 2019. Chief Justice Andrew Cheung Kui-nung, in his first speech after taking up the job in January, said judges hearing cases with political overtones would often come under intense scrutiny and their decisions would almost always be subject to "partisan criticism".
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, who heads one of the world's biggest banks, swanned in and out of Hong Kong on Monday in his Gulfstream private jet. It would not be an unusual visit in the old days, but in the wake of the UN climate change conference, a whiff of hypocrisy now surrounds his firm's green credentials.
Foodpanda Hong Kong and couriers reach deal on pay packages, ending labour dispute that sparked weekend strike
Foodpanda, one of the leading food delivery platforms in Hong Kong, reached a deal on pay packages with its couriers late on Thursday, bringing to an end a labour dispute that sparked a two-day strike last weekend.
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi, in a telephone call Thursday with his Chinese counterpart, stressed the importance of peace and stability between China and Taiwan and expressed “serious concern” about the situation in Hong Kong and China's Xinjiang region.
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities have had enough of wild boars.
An increasing number of attacks by the animals, including one that bit a police officer last week, triggered an operation Wednesday night in a district less than half an hour’s drive from Hong Kong's financial center.
Hong Kong wildlife officials captured and later put down seven wild boars on Wednesday evening, in line with a change of policy on controlling the animals in urban areas.
Fears of infection. Loneliness. Worries about physical health.
As the coronavirus spread across borders early in the pandemic, calls to global helplines showed a striking similarity in the toll on mental health — from China to Lebanon, Finland to Slovenia.
Foodpanda Hong Kong, couriers to resume talks over minimum pay on Thursday after 7-hour dialogue ends in deadlock
Talks between Foodpanda, one of the leading food delivery platforms in Hong Kong, and its couriers on setting a standard base pay will resume on Thursday after a seven-hour discussion ended in deadlock.
Hong Kong police have arrested a 20-year-old man after seizing HK$3.2 million (US$410,900) worth of narcotics in a New Territories flat he was allegedly using to manufacture crack cocaine.
Workers, subcontractors on Hong Kong airport’s third runway project owed HK$100 million in unpaid wages and costs, lawmaker says
Some 200 workers and six subcontractors involved in building a new terminal for Hong Kong International Airport's planned third runway are owed nearly HK$100 million (US$12.8 million) in overdue wages and project costs, a lawmaker has said amid an ongoing labour row.
Hong Kong couple jailed 5 years, 4 months over death of malnourished child that was tied up with dog leash, beaten with rattan sticks
A Hong Kong husband and wife have been jailed for five years and four months each for abusing a friend's young daughter who died malnourished and covered with more than 70 bruises, abrasions and scars while in their care.
The latest Hong Kong poverty report has confirmed the continual worsening of the situation in the city. The poverty rate and total number have reached their highest level since 2009, with more than 1.65 million people " 23.6 per cent of the population " living below the poverty line, which is defined as less than 50 per cent of the median monthly household income.
The growing number of injuries and reports of nuisance caused by wild boars in urban areas are understandably a matter of concern. Even Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor weighed in on Tuesday, defending the latest government response " to capture and kill the animals in such areas regularly.
Hong Kong stocks slip before Alibaba, Chinese tech peers release earnings while oil, casino firms add to gloom
Hong Kong stocks fell as oil companies and casino operators tumbled. Alibaba Group Holding led tech peers lower before earnings reports that may show the effects of regulatory crackdown on Chinese tech giants.
Hong Kong banks face year-end deadline to migrate US$25.8 billion of legacy contracts before Libor’s demise, says HKMA
Hong Kong banks must step up efforts to migrate legacy contracts that reference the soon-to-end London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor) benchmark, with an estimated exposure of HK$201 billion (US$25.8 billion) in loans and derivatives contracts still needing to be transitioned to a new benchmark before Libor is discontinued from December 31.
FedEx shuts down Hong Kong pilot base, blames Covid-19 policies that have left ‘no clear timeline’ for return to normal
FedEx, the global package delivery giant, is shutting down its Hong Kong pilot base, blaming coronavirus pandemic policies that have left "no clear timeline" for when the city will return to normal.
Coronavirus: Hong Kong Disneyland closes for day after Sunday guest tests positive for Covid-19, compulsory screening notice issued
Hong Kong Disneyland was closed on Wednesday following the issuance of a compulsory Covid-19 testing order after a guest who visited on Sunday tested positive for the virus.
Access to drinking water is essential for our health. And not just while hiking our mountains. To avoid creating waste, many of us bring our own refillable bottle.
Feeling the sting: Hong Kong authorities step up undercover operations targeting false claims, cheating
Hong Kong law enforcement agencies have stepped up sting operations targeting those who trick their customers, lie about their qualifications or overcharge, with officers going out in disguise as members of the public.
Hong Kong property developers ready luxury projects amid expectations of high demand following China border reopening
Hong Kong property developers are looking to release more expensive homes in the city's The Peak and New Territories districts in anticipation of the reopening of the border with mainland China.
One characteristic of small, open, advanced economies like Switzerland and Singapore is a recognition of the importance of a multilingual workforce for economic competitiveness.
Switzerland has four official languages " German, French, Italian and Romansh " while Singapore also has four official languages " English, Malay, Mandarin and Tamil.
On November 14, a Hong Kong resident from Bangladesh shared a touching personal story ("Hong Kong's Covid-19 rules make travel a heartbreaking dilemma for residents").
In a landmark resolution released on Tuesday, the Communist Party endorsed Chinese President Xi Jinping 's major overhauls on Hong Kong and firm stand on Taiwan as the right decisions for the party and the country.
More children in Hong Kong are expected to get vaccinated against Covid-19, with a government advisory panel on Monday recommending lowering the minium age for recipients of the Chinese-produced Sinovac jab from 18 to three.
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities said Tuesday they seized a total of over 4,000 pounds of live lobsters and sea cucumbers believed to be bound for mainland China, months after Beijing restricted imports of the crustaceans from Australia as tensions escalated between the two countries.
BEIJING (AP) — A stock exchange set up in the Chinese capital to serve entrepreneurs opened trading Monday with 81 companies amid a crackdown on tech giants that has wiped more than $1 trillion off their market value abroad.
You could be forgiven for thinking that US-China peace has broken out as Presidents Xi Jinping and Joe Biden prepare for their first meeting since Biden took office at the start of the year.
Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s bars and restaurants unfairly punished in Covid-19 fight, leading nightlife tycoon says
The man behind Hong Kong's most popular nightlife district has claimed the city's bars and restaurants are being unfairly punished because some customers refuse to comply with measures to control the spread of Covid-19.