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China’s ban on Taiwanese pineapples leads cross-strait trade into troubled waters
China rejoices as Chloé Zhao makes history at the Golden Globe with best film and best director wins
WeChat’s emoji makeover removes cigar image to help stub out smoking among minors
Senior Beijing official calls for three ‘extremely bad’ Hong Kong opposition figures to be ‘strictly punished’
National security law: Chinese University of Hong Kong’s new student union steps down after school cut it off citing possible legal breaches
Hong Kong woman sues Uber over 2018 accident that left one dead and four injured
China’s ban on Taiwanese pineapples sours sentiment towards Beijing and stokes self-reliance
Asean foreign ministers to meet Myanmar military on Tuesday, Singapore confirms
China-India border dispute: Delhi security officials fear DMZ favours Beijing
Hong Kong’s ‘Instagram Pier’ closed to the public by officials reportedly citing Covid-19 concerns
Myanmar protesters march again after bloodiest post-coup unrest, Aung San Suu Kyi hit with one more charge
South China Sea: PLA embarks on month-long drill in push to modernise soldiers while resisting US operations
Indian PM Narendra Modi gets coronavirus vaccine amid spike in new cases
China using Covid-19 as ‘yet another way to control journalists’, media group says
Australia rocked by rape allegation against minister, in test for PM Scott Morrison
China’s rare earths facing ‘race to the bottom’ due to underpricing
Prince Harry tells Oprah stepping back from royal life was ‘unbelievably tough’
Coronavirus: bookings for Hong Kong’s first Pfizer-BioNTech vaccinations to open on Wednesday, with jabs starting next week
Nine-year-old boy dies after fall from window of 15th-floor Hong Kong flat
South Korea’s Moon calls for Japan talks, separation of historical disputes from future ties
Coronavirus: K11 Musea extends closure amid ‘super-spreader’ cluster; experts say city’s restaurant staff should be vaccine priority
Golden Globes 2021: Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland scoops best picture, The Crown scores numerous awards in a big night’s win for Netflix
Standard Chartered will revamp its Hong Kong branches without shrinking its network, says local CEO
WTO reform: hopes for momentum as new boss Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala takes charge in Geneva
In Malaysia, power struggles, pandemic woes mar Muhyiddin’s first year in office
Donald Trump says China ‘ripped us off for years’, hints at 2024 run for presidency
National security law: hundreds of supporters queue, chant ahead of hearing for 47 opposition figures charged on Sunday
China EV war: Top 5 investment funds in electric vehicles to watch out for in 2021
Coronavirus: stuck in limbo, Hongkongers stranded in Britain want to know when they will be able to return home
China’s manufacturing activity growth slips to lowest level since May
Colossal titanosaur found in Argentina could be the oldest example ever found, say scientists
Bilibili is transforming into China’s YouTube as dedicated ‘uploaders’ look beyond niche anime, comics and games
China saw number of ultra-wealthy individuals rise the fastest globally in 2020, Knight Frank study finds
Coronavirus: Up to six cases of Manaus variant, first found in Brazil, detected in UK
Hong Kong’s electoral reform: is this the end of confrontational opposition, and who decides what’s a patriot?
Why Singapore’s US$19 billion coronavirus Jobs Support Scheme is the envy of Asia
Xi Jinping says China has a legal problem: finding the lawyers to defend its interests abroad
June 4 Museum reopens amid concerns over national security law’s new ‘red lines’ in Hong Kong
Hong Kong hotel operators mull converting their properties to residential buildings as home prices defy the economic downturn
Golfers honour injured Tiger Woods by wearing signature colours red and black at tournament
Do not rejoin Iran nuclear deal, Republican senators urge US president Joe Biden
Argentinians hang mock body bags to protest against ‘VIP vaccinations’
Three children killed and 15 injured in fire at Syrian refugee camp, Unicef says
‘Many’ in Saudi Arabia want normalised ties with Israel, claims ex-CIA director Mike Pompeo
New York governor Andrew Cuomo backs down on plan to pick lawyer to review alleged sexual misconduct
Police attacked with stones at Jewish costume festival Purim in Israel
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Indonesia condemns Myanmar violence after bloodiest day of protests
Russia sends Navalny to notorious prison camp feared by inmates
About 70 per cent of Hong Kong teachers polled support proposed revamp of liberal studies
US-China trade deal: Biden’s team seem unlikely to relent on Beijing’s commitments
Venezuelans protest femicide after three women killed
Canada hypocritical to label Xinjiang genocide, Chinese state newspaper says
#MilkTeaAlliance springs to life as Thailand pro-democracy protesters march on Prayuth’s home
Group of Hong Kong heritage enthusiasts urges authorities to declare century-old Bishop Hill reservoir a monument
China’s fiscal risks ‘extremely severe’, former finance minister warns ahead of key meetings
‘Game-changer’: Philippines finally receives coronavirus vaccine after stalled roll-out
China reinforces ban on single women freezing their eggs, leading to accusations online of discrimination and of forcing women into marriage
Easy as pie? Chinese police find suspect in iPhone apple milk case
Chinese investment in Australia plummets in 2020 amid tensions
Coronavirus: Indonesia teams with Grab on Bali drive-through vaccination campaign
Beijing intervenes to ease chip shortage, prevent disruptions in domestic car production
Golden Globes kicks off pandemic-era Hollywood awards season
China’s market for children’s goods and services grows as family incomes rise
Chinese refineries reject call to halt summer maintenance programme to help curb pollution
Thailand’s Phuket aims to become ‘immunity island’ for tourists as it seeks post-coronavirus bounce-back
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo accused of sexual harassment by second former aide
Fewer cash handouts for Hongkongers in coming years amid economic recovery, finance chief warns
Saudi Arabia thwarts Houthi missile attack on capital Riyadh: military
Coronavirus: Hong Kong facing about 20 new cases, K11 Musea mall starts mobile tests for staff, tenants after fears of ‘super-spreader’ cluster
China’s economic recovery slowed more than expected in February
National security law: 47 Hong Kong opposition figures charged with conspiring to subvert state power, after arrests over roles in bloc’s primary
Coronavirus: unlikely clues to Covid-19 ancestry found in Cambodia lab freezer, Thai drain pipe
Lights, camera, marriage: in India, pre-wedding shoots are clicking with couples
Thailand begins vaccine roll-out with jabs from China’s Sinovac
Hong Kong’s national security law eight months on: arrests, moves to ensure ‘patriots’ take charge, university cuts off student union
Drop by drop, China’s Yangtze River is drying up
Indonesia woos Tesla, Chinese and South Korean firms, in bid for electric vehicle battery crown
Hong Kong budget: nothing bold about the dish served up by Paul Chan
China’s coal share of energy consumption falls in 2020 but overall coal use up
Myanmar police kill two protesters in renewed crackdown on anti-coup demonstrations
Senior state official Xia Baolong joins Shenzhen seminar to hear views on Hong Kong electoral reforms as part of push for ‘patriots governing city’
Hit by coronavirus, Philippine beach resorts target local long-stay tourists, digital nomads
Chinese dams, pollution send Vietnamese in Mekong Delta in search of greener pastures
The hopefuls lining up to lead Taiwan’s Kuomintang out of the wilderness
Canadian diplomat does not expect China fallout over ‘blanket’ permit to welcome Hong Kong migrants
Campaigners frustrated over Biden’s decision not to sanction Saudi prince for Jamal Khashoggi murder
South China Sea: why France is flexing its muscles in the contested waters
Myanmar’s UN ambassador vows to fight after being fired by the junta
Hong Kong Museum of History must flesh out the city’s story
UK finance chief Rishi Sunak to provide £5 billion in grants to pandemic-hit businesses in budget
Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina shrugs off protests over writer’s death in jail
Coronavirus: Hundreds of protesters in Ireland clash with police in anti-lockdown demonstration
South China Sea: PLA stages live-fire missile drill, US Navy on Paracels patrol
Gang frees victims of Nigeria school abduction a day after second kidnapping
United States’ Conservative Political Action Conference puts its focus on China
Thousands of protesters take to the streets in Tunisia as political crisis deepens
One patient killed and one wounded in oxygen explosion at Ukraine hospital
China on watch for mutant African swine fever strains
Hong Kong opposition activists disband Power for Democracy group in face of national security law
Gorbachev urges Putin, Biden to aim for deeper curbs on nuclear weapons
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UK bids farewell to coronavirus hero Captain Tom Moore with plane fly-past, gun salute at funeral
Legendary Hong Kong actor Ng Man-tat dies of liver cancer at 70
South China Sea: how the US Navy aims to better home in on targets
Hong Kong’s homebuyers return to snap up Wheelock’s Grande Monaco flats at the former airport site in Kowloon
Hong Kong is heading for coronavirus fatigue if ‘suppress and release’ policy is not reviewed
After picking beauty queens, joining protests for democracy, Hong Kong university student unions now face impact of national security law
Hong Kong Legco elections to run this September, but minister says he doesn’t know how they will proceed, with Beijing weighing up reforms
Coronavirus: Chinese teams have been looking for vaccines for Covid-19 variants for ‘a long time’, expert says
Pair of black swans spotted in Hong Kong, and experts think they could have escaped from Chinese zoo
Troubled Chinese semiconductor plant has ‘no plans’ to resume operations, 240 lose their jobs
Coronavirus brings Europe’s shopping mecca Oxford Street to its knees
South China Sea: how the French navy is charting its own course between China and the US
FBI zeroes in on suspect in death of US Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick
House passes Joe Biden’s US$1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package
‘Cina’ to ‘Tionghoa’: why do Indonesians use English to talk about the Chinese?
Bulk of China’s tightened belt and road energy finance goes to Africa
Coronavirus: Hong Kong logs 33 new cases and fears of wider outbreak at upscale shopping centre grow
Hong Kong’s HK$5,000 vouchers scheme could be changed to improve flexibility for residents, finance chief says
Coronavirus: Philippines extends curbs; South Korea ramps up vaccinations
Hong Kong children returning to school after long time at home risk catching common cold, experts warn
What does Chinese University’s move to cut ties with student union mean for civil rights movement in Hong Kong?
Lady Gaga’s French bulldogs returned after being snatched in armed robbery
Like Nasa’s Swati Mohan, India’s women scientists are breaking barriers in space exploration
Chinese cinema ticket sales hit record US$1.7 billion in February
Coronavirus: 580,000 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines arrive in Hong Kong, offering boost to jabs campaign
In Thailand, death of a ‘pretty’ underscores dangers of life as a hostess
Top Haiti gang leader among 25 killed in prison break, hundreds on the run
China fails to meet research spending goal but aims to double efforts in applied research, science minister says
She sold two village homes, jewellery, to run Hong Kong Homeless Dog Shelter, even as donations dried up amid Covid-19 pandemic
Big Tech set for starring role at Beijing’s ‘two sessions’ political gala amid regulatory heat and US tech war
Hong Kong national security law: Chinese University’s student union withdraws election statements, after management severed ties citing possible legal breaches
Hong Kong’s retail sector to rebound with coronavirus vaccine, says New World Development
Huawei’s European executives ‘promoted content on fabricated news sites’
Lavish Hong Kong weddings on hold as Covid-19 forces couples to scale down or ‘marry first, party later’
China-Laos railway may be ‘badly needed good news’ for Beijing. And the region?
Horrors of taxes and social justice await Hongkongers fleeing to the West
As Southeast Asia puts its electric vehicle revolution in gear, are Musk & Co all hype?
Hate crime charges added in New York Chinatown stabbing case
Two South Korean billionaires who grew up poor pledge to give away half their wealth
Myanmar envoy makes emotional appeal for UN action against coup
US charges Hong Kong-based businessman Winsman Ng with stealing trade secrets from GE
Pentagon: remarks supporting Tokyo’s claim on Diaoyu Islands sovereignty ‘were an error’
China’s health-conscious consumers push liquid milk imports to ‘major milestones’ at expense of infant formula
China launches agency to cement gains against abject poverty
Amid China-India tensions, Bollywood and cinema can help bridge divides
Joe Biden travels to Texas to survey damage from winter storm that killed at least two dozen people
Saudi prince approved killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, declassified US report reveals
More than 300 abandoned cats rescued from two Bangkok houses
UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet accuses China of restricting civil rights in Xinjiang and Hong Kong
Rwandan court rules it can try ‘Hotel Rwanda hero’ on terrorism charges
Former Scotland leader Alex Salmond slams ‘failed’ government in feud rocking Scotland
China-India border clash: Shenzhen drone maker helps Chinese army keep tabs on ‘foreign force’, praises workers
National security law: move by Chinese University of Hong Kong to cut ties with student union draws outrage, as thousands sign petition
China’s ‘difficult’ job market to be inundated with 15 million new urban applicants this year
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Gunmen abduct 317 girls from school in Nigeria
‘British press was destroying my mental health’: Prince Harry on why he left UK
German radio station apologises after host compares K-pop’s BTS to coronavirus
US-China rivalry: America test-fires Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile
Coronavirus outbreaks hit two US Navy warships in Middle East
China’s CDC set for US$270 million expansion to address Covid-19 failings
Beijing’s national security office in Hong Kong ‘to move out of Causeway Bay’
Genocide claim ‘lie of the century’ says China in double serve for Europe
Pfizer coronavirus vaccine reduces transmission after one dose, UK study finds
Phoenix Media names Shanghai’s former city spokesman as CEO, splitting founder Liu’s job to improve corporate governance
Women-only spaces under threat? Australian professor assailed for highlighting claims of encroachment by trans people
China bans Taiwanese pineapples over biosafety fears
Islamic State bride Shamima Begum cannot return to Britain, Supreme Court rules
Hong Kong Baptist University calls off exhibition featuring photos of 2019 protests over fears of clashes, source says
Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou takes HSBC to court in Hong Kong to seek access to bank’s internal papers
Myanmar police detain Japanese journalist at protest over coup
China offers France chance for joint action with eastern Europe
Philippines set to roll out Sinovac Covid-19 jabs, but some businesses can’t wait
Hong Kong-Singapore air travel bubble unlikely to launch soon, with coronavirus pandemic still deemed too unstable
Hong Kong teen who tried to flee to Taiwan with other fugitives faces new bail-jumping charge
Hong Kong ex-leader CY Leung says city can’t expect chief executive to enjoy powers granted by Beijing, yet disregard state’s role in choosing post
US study finds coronavirus spreads rapidly in gyms when masks not worn
Police lose contact with family of late protester ‘raincoat man’ ahead of inquest into his death
Female stand-up comics, a K-pop power couple and the value of housework
Interest rate rises off the table as Asian economies try to curb speculation and asset prices
Drunk man escapes serious injury after attempting to climb into third-floor Hong Kong flat by scaling pipes
Coronavirus Singapore: Briton jailed for breaking quarantine order by meeting fiancée in hotel
China approves two more Covid-19 vaccines for general use
Hong Kong expecting around 20 new coronavirus cases, as health authorities rush to contain expanding restaurant cluster
Hong Kong’s electric vehicle goal ‘the most progressive in Asia’, and could become more progressive still, environment minister says
Singapore minister on Myanmar coup: ‘difficult to conclude’ for now whether companies should pull out amid political crisis
Sharing ‘deepfake’ pornography should be criminalised, UK review finds
Video: Myanmar military coup: Yangon residents make noise to protest against army takeover
Hong Kong customs officers seize HK$126 million of cocaine hidden in grape shipment from Peru
China-India border dispute: ministers speak for first time in 5 months, urge more talks
India unveils new rules to regulate Facebook, WhatsApp content
National security law: 52 former lawmakers, activists arrested in January told to report to police on Sunday – more than a month early – with some expecting charges
Japan’s territorial disputes: China, South Korea, Russia and more
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny sent to prison outside Moscow
China GDP: economy could grow 8-9 per cent this year from low 2020 base, central bank adviser says
Russian diplomats leave North Korea by pushing themselves over border on rail trolley
South Korea starts coronavirus vaccination campaign
Biden orders US air strikes on Iran-backed militia in Syria
National security law: English Schools Foundation tells parents practices will not change under new Hong Kong guidelines
Reformist military men helped Indonesia’s democracy. Why not in Myanmar?
‘Lucky’ coins that visitors throw into Chinese spring risk polluting the water, staff warn
Outlook for major Hong Kong developers still gloomy as Covid-19 travel restrictions batter hotel, shopping mall businesses
Beyond the US and China, European powers in the South China Sea will be a key focus of the dispute this year
China sets 15-year transport expansion plan as it seeks to double size of economy by 2035
Coronavirus: queues around city greet launch of Hong Kong’s mass vaccination programme; slots filled until March 11
Why focus on social-emotional development helps international school’s students ‘reach full potential’
US-China relations: companies in south China have no appetite for decoupling, but expect tensions to grow, says AmCham
Ex-US Olympics gymnastics coach John Geddert kills himself after sex assault charges
Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent rank low in protecting digital rights, but it’s not all their fault, study finds
Joe Biden calls Saudi Arabia’s King Salman as Khashoggi report looms
Hunt for Covid-19 origins: questions surface over China’s testing of suspect animals
US Supreme Court asked to ban race in Harvard admissions
Donald Trump supporters want to ‘blow up’ US Capitol during Joe Biden speech, police chief warns
ByteDance agrees to US$92 million privacy settlement with US TikTok users
Worldwide coronavirus deaths top 2.5 million
Lady Gaga offers US$500,000 reward after dog walker shot, French bulldogs stolen
New York prosecutor gets Donald Trump tax records after long fight
Dutch parliament declares China’s treatment of Uygurs is genocide
Xi Jinping declares extreme poverty has been wiped out in China
Hong Kong national security law: Chinese University cuts ties with student union, accuses body of ‘exploiting’ campus, bringing school into ‘disrepute’
China-US relations: ‘let’s fix our own national messes before competing with Beijing’, says former diplomat
China’s rare earth dominance casts shadow over Europe’s ambitious climate targets
Number of new homes expected under Hong Kong land-sale programme plunges to 11-year low
Biden’s nominee for trade representative speaks of US-China competition in her confirmation hearing
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Coronavirus vaccines block disease, but do they protect people from getting infected?
Japan could fire at foreign official vessels aiming to enter waters near Senkakus
Covid-19 lockdowns give China breathing room on air quality targets
Union threatens industrial action over Hong Kong bus giant KMB’s plan to slash working hours of staff aged 60 and above
Is Sinovac’s early shipment to Singapore ‘unusual’ or just part of China’s vaccine diplomacy?
Pfizer testing third dose of coronavirus vaccine to protect against variants
Biden push to reduce US dependence on foreign suppliers in key sectors ‘faces many hurdles’
Coronavirus: Beijing denies making US diplomats take anal swab tests
Hong Kong protests: court hears of ‘chaotic’ Yuen Long attack as witness testifies to being chased, assaulted while helping reporter
Hong Kong film producer and son denied visas to live in Taiwan because of pro-Beijing stance
German charged for leaking parliament plans to Russia
Hong Kong signals wider Connect scheme, counting on Chinese funds to get stock market’s mojo back after raising stamp duty
Loyalty, not love, key element of ‘patriots governing Hong Kong’, local delegate to China’s top legislative body says
South China Sea: ‘reasonable’ for Asean nations to be worried about Beijing’s coastguard law
China’s ‘two sessions’: Beijing must juggle competition and cooperation in historically uprnprecedented global trade environment
Abuse, death of Myanmar domestic worker ‘shocking’: Singapore law minister
Japan tells China it ‘can’t tolerate mass arrests’ under Hong Kong’s national security law
Covid-19 vaccines may give you antibodies that prevent you entering China
Man, 60, dies in hospital a week after being hit by taxi in Hong Kong’s seventh road fatality over last 14 days
Hong Kong pilot scheme to turn hotel, guest-house rooms into temporary housing for low-income residents attracts at least 10 inquiries
Zoom’s 400 per cent surge propels ‘Superman’ Li Ka-shing back to the top of Hong Kong’s rich list
Man wins Malaysia’s first legal challenge against Islamic law banning gay sex
China to push ahead with Hambantota port project amid reports of Sri Lanka having second thoughts
Armenia’s Nikol Pashinyan warns of coup attempt after army demands his resignation
Hong Kong officials say HK$8 billion earmarked for national security has nothing to do with Beijing’s office in the city, but remain tight-lipped on details
Coronavirus: Chinese woman spent six months behind bars for Covid-19 social media post, court document shows
Russian man gets 8-year jail for passing secrets to China
Hong Kong police seize more than HK$63 million worth of suspected cocaine, shut down drugs storage facility
Hong Kong appeal court increases sentences of pair who acted as lookouts while protesters beat up police officer
Asia starts rolling out coronavirus vaccinations, after initial caution
Hong Kong’s finance minister maintains tax, fee increases for car owners aimed at curbing congestion, not generating revenue
Finance chief says Hong Kong’s wet markets, restaurants will be fair game for HK$5,000 vouchers, pledges to prevent misuse
Biden lifts Trump ban on green cards, saying legal immigration benefits US
Hong Kong records 13 new coronavirus infections, three of them untraceable
Innovation, not low costs, will energise Hong Kong stock market, finance chief says in defending tax increase
Chinese bombers in strike exercises after US escalation in South China Sea
Chinese film Hi, Mom delivers tears of joy, sorrow and love for mothers in a huge box-office hit
‘Real world’ study finds Pfizer coronavirus vaccine 94 per cent effective
Elderly woman arrested on suspicion of murdering her husband with a meat cleaver at a Hong Kong housing estate
Myanmar coup: Facebook bans all accounts, ads linked to military
First coronavirus vaccines under Covax Facility delivered to Ghana
SCMP China Conference: former Beijing official makes pitch for Asean countries to go big into Greater Bay Area and work with Hong Kong
Carlos Ghosn: Turkey sentences pilots, airline official for their role in escape from Japan
As Australia mulls ban on Xinjiang-made goods, critics ask why China is being singled out for forced labour
Chinese sellers on Amazon hawk spit bowls as fruit baskets to foreigners for up to 20 times the local price
Fled civil war in Myanmar, lost job to coronavirus and died in Malaysia: young mother’s suicide highlights refugees’ plight
Rural brain drain: China appeals to urban tech talent to move to the countryside
Coronavirus: apart from Wuhan, China’s death rates didn’t rise at start of pandemic, study finds
Hong Kong budget: what did finance minister Paul Chan do right and why are pro-Beijing lawmakers still grumbling?
Coronavirus: Moderna vaccine for South Africa variant ready for testing
Australia passes world-first law forcing Facebook, Google to pay for news
US triple-murder suspect accused of cooking woman’s heart and serving it to other victims
Legal scholars warn vague wording in Hong Kong bill would grant authorities broad powers to disqualify officials, quash dissent
‘A mistake’: China can extend Hambantota port lease to 198 years, Sri Lankan minister says
Tiger Woods crash ‘purely an accident,’ no charges planned, sheriff says
China’s ‘two sessions’: leaders must decide whether to scale back economic stimulus as debt risks loom
Drink-driving charges against Bruce Springsteen dropped
China-Australia relations: more than 23,000 litres of wine stopped at Chinese ports as trade spat continues
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo kissed her and suggested strip poker, ex-aide Lindsey Boylan says
Chinese mum pays over US$150,000 to have ‘perfect’ seven kids, bucking country’s declining childbirth trend
US fashion designer Alexander Wang accused of sexually assaulting student
Joe Biden to seek review of US supply chains amid fears of reliance on China
Joe Biden’s CIA nominee William Burns calls China an ‘authoritarian adversary’
Hong Kong budget 2021-22: ‘better than nothing’ but cash handouts would have been best, residents say
Putin tells spy agency to be on guard against foreign efforts to ‘destabilise’ Russia
Hong Kong protests: prosecutors admit no evidence six men on trial over Yuen Long attack were the organisers
Gerard Depardieu, as flawed as he is flamboyant, rose from poverty to personify an unabashed Frenchness, but the love affair soured
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EU-China investment deal faces backlash in European Parliament
Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot coronavirus vaccine effective and safe: US FDA
Hong Kong raises equity trading stamp duty first time in three decades as stock exchange posts third straight year of record profit
Hong Kong budget: officials quiet on how HK$8 billion earmarked for national security will be spent
US seeks seat on UN Human Rights Council three years after Trump withdrawal
Hong Kong budget: HK$9.5 billion package of relief measures gives businesses shot in arm amid Covid-19 woes
Hong Kong budget: city bets big on electric vehicles and green finance, but concern groups say more needed to hit 2050 carbon neutrality goal
Coronavirus: Chinese scientists enhance pandemic prediction with climate data to create early warning system
Hungary starts using China’s Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine in EU first
Hong Kong budget: civil service departments must keep staffing levels same and cut spending by 1 per cent
China space programme: Tianwen-1 enters Mars’ parking orbit ahead of touchdown in May
Hong Kong budget: full economic recovery will take time, say experts, despite expectation that HK$100 billion infrastructure spending spree will fuel growth
Covid-19 vaccines made by China’s Sinopharm, CanSino release efficacy data
Hong Kong budget: registration tax, licence fees for private cars shoot up 15 and 30 per cent, respectively
Beijing blast an ill wind for Taiwan’s cross-strait affairs moderate
Hong Kong budget: millions to be spent upgrading city’s health technology for fight against Covid-19
Hong Kong budget: five commercial land parcels at old airport may be used for private housing
Russian fugitive on the run for two weeks after fleeing deportation arrested in Bali
Government seeks to beef up Hong Kong’s role as Asia’s bond hub by accelerating Bond Connect, increasing use of green bonds
Hong Kong budget: finance chief announces unprecedented government-backed loan scheme for the unemployed
China’s new trade chief urges US to return relations to right track
Coronavirus vaccine roll-out in Philippines gets boost with law to give drug companies immunity from lawsuits
Residents to receive HK$5,000 in digital vouchers but doubts remain whether scheme will deliver much-needed boost to Hong Kong’s economy
Coronavirus: more than 83 million masks Hong Kong purchased amid pandemic were defective or from dubious sources
Malaysia’s king says parliament can sit despite national emergency to tackle coronavirus pandemic
Germany convicts Syria ex-intelligence agent in landmark torture trial
China forex regulator calls for greater oversight of overseas entities, but avoid ‘US-style financial hegemony’
Hong Kong protests: man who bit off the tip of a police officer’s finger found guilty of four charges
What is the Quad, and how will it impact US-China relations under the Biden administration?
Hong Kong budget 2020-21: digital voucher scheme tops list of targeted relief measures; economic growth of up to 5.5 per cent predicted for year ahead
Hong Kong budget: finance chief announces raft of tax relief measures, though many are smaller than in years past
Hong Kong’s January lived-in home prices rise, reversing three months of decline as property buyers return to the market
Beijing is exploring digital yuan cross-border payments by joining with Hong Kong, Thailand, UAE and the Bank of International Settlements
Police seize HK$10 million in illegal cigarettes after chasing overloaded truck in northern Hong Kong
Hong Kong budget: deficit, stamp duty and national security law spending among key takeaways from finance minister’s speech
Singapore discusses coronavirus vaccine certification; Malaysian PM receives first dose
Myanmar minister in Thailand amid Asean efforts to resolve coup crisis
Coronavirus: Hong Kong finance chief says vaccination push city’s top priority; more than 10 new cases expected
China and Singapore start joint naval drills as Beijing boosts ties in Asia
Man admits murdering Malta journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia
US Capitol attack: security officials blame missed FBI intelligence
Hong Kong restaurant belonging to famed culinary Good Samaritan, known for feeding the poor of Sham Shui Po, burgled
Philippines offers nurses in exchange for coronavirus vaccines from UK, Germany
China poverty: Xi Jinping’s war drives some to riches, but leaves others behind
China says it has eradicated poverty, but what exactly has been achieved?
India has a history of involvement in its neighbours’ affairs. Why has it not condemned the Myanmar coup?
US, Canada will cooperate to ‘better compete’ with China, Joe Biden says after first bilateral meeting
Singapore woman who fatally abused Myanmar domestic worker pleads guilty, faces life
Hong Kong forecasts growth of 3.5 to 5.5 per cent in 2021 with budget to dish out coupons worth HK$5,000 to residents
US-China relations: who’s the alpha male? America’s friends and allies are watching closely
China-India border dispute: Will the pullback of troops revive economic cooperation?
Joe Biden still has not nominated a US ambassador to China, but names are circulating
Woman’s ride-hailing death in China sparks fresh anger over lack of safety and security
Hong Kong electoral reforms: Beijing considers ‘breaking up Legco constituencies, scrapping super seats’
Mars rover’s giant parachute carried a secret message – but what did it say?
At least 50 inmates dead in Ecuador prison riots
Race relations: what Covid-19 has exposed, Asian Americans must no longer ignore
China’s top diplomat holds debt talks with Zambia after appeal for restructure under G20 common framework
China military may face tough year ahead as Beijing tightens purse strings
Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt stresses ‘urgency’ in countering China on artificial intelligence as US-China tech war continues
Linda Thomas-Greenfield headed to crisis-plagued UN as China challenges loom
Tiger Woods in surgery after rollover car crash
Chinese divorce court orders husband to pay wife for years of housework in first ruling of its kind
French star Gerard Depardieu, 72, charged with raping actress in her 20s
Wally Adeyemo, Joe Biden’s pick for Treasury No 2 urges get-tough attitude on China
In Israel, mayo provides miracle for endangered turtles after devastating oil spill
China’s BeiDou satellite system more visible from space than its US rival GPS, study finds
Coronavirus: US may soon ease rules for fully vaccinated people, Fauci says
Joe Biden rebuked by advocates for not naming any Asian-American to a primary cabinet seat
Hong Kong’s first trial over 2019 Yuen Long mob attack opens after anonymity order for eyewitnesses, victims
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Singapore’s central bank says no ‘significant funds’ from Myanmar firms, citizens in city state
Where does China stand on the Iran nuclear deal?
LGBT people face ‘tsunami of hate’ in Turkey, once a haven of tolerance in the Middle East
Mount Anderson in Kwun Tong, first new project launch of Year of the Ox, sees dismal take up with just a few flats sold on first evening
Thailand protesters swarm streets anew, with police and ‘Elephant Ticket’ the new targets
China would welcome UN Human Rights Council visit ‘because there is no genocide in Xinjiang’
China population: economic powerhouse Guangdong aims to add 1 million residents a year, even as birth rate keeps falling
Queen Elizabeth’s relative Simon Bowes-Lyon jailed for sex assault at Scottish castle
Chinese surveillance plane test flight hints at advanced aircraft carrier design
Amid deep political dysfunction, how did Malaysia pull together its coronavirus vaccine plan?
Hong Kong’s regulators turn their scrutiny to Convoy’s financial statements and auditor in their crackdown of Enigma Network
Hong Kong judge cites heightened risk of reoffending in decision to deny bail to media mogul Jimmy Lai
Hong Kong patriots: here’s what we know, and don’t know on how far Beijing will go in reforming city’s politics
China’s Lunar New Year box office revenues soar by a third to record US$1.21 billion as cinemas fill up amid travel restrictions
China refits combat trucks in Tibet to take on Indian military
Pedestrian escapes serious injury after elderly woman leaps to death and lands on her at coronavirus-hit Hong Kong estate
Coronavirus: Thailand may waive quarantine for vaccinated tourists; Duterte won’t ease restrictions
BN(O) visa app spikes in popularity in Hong Kong after Britain moves to make process completely digital
Myanmar coup: Indonesia downplays purported Asean plan for new elections as outrage builds in Yangon
US-China tech war: Tech vlogger’s interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook goes viral amid thawing tensions
China-Australia relations: bad weather and seasonal slowdowns weigh on key exports such as iron ore
Chinese police apprehend man whose sit-ups atop power pole caused outage
Facebook ‘re-friends’ Australia, reversing news ban after government amends proposed media code
Taiwan’s new Mainland Affairs Council chief may signal shift in policy on Beijing, analysts say
Ahmed Zaki Yamani, ex-energy minister who led Saudi Arabia through 1973 oil crisis, dies at 90
If China seeks to become a great power, others decide if it’s loved or feared
TikTok owner ByteDance makes biggest public commitment yet to Tencent video game rivalry with launch of stand-alone site for Nuverse
Five-year election ban for Hong Kong lawmakers, district councillors once disqualified over improper oaths
National security law: Hong Kong paralegal charged alongside Jimmy Lai sues police for return of property seized during search of home
Hong Kong protests: social worker who obstructed police sees conviction upheld, sentence shortened to eight months on appeal
Hong Kong police hunt man accused of indecently assaulting girl, 8, in housing block
Hong Kong police arrest two more Chinese University students over attack on campus security guards
Gab, MeWe, Telegram, Discord: Trump fans, extremists find new outlets after Facebook, Twitter bans
Two Sessions 2021: what’s on the agenda?
Shanghai Disneyland show cancelled, police called after audience member attacks actor. Family blames her mental health
HK$2.25 million in liquid cocaine labelled ‘health food’ latest Hong Kong airport drug bust; two men arrested
Hong Kong police receive People’s Liberation Army training on Chinese-style marching for next year’s 25th anniversary of city’s handover
Changes to Hong Kong’s electoral system a long time coming, Carrie Lam says, citing nearly two decades of protests
China backs India’s hosting of BRICS as summit offers forum to ease border tensions
Facebook to restore Australian news pages after deal reached on new media law
Cambodia awaits return of artefacts worth US$50 million, as fight to preserve its history goes on
Coronavirus: more than 40,000 sign up for vaccine, as Hong Kong leader applauds public’s sense of urgency
More Myanmar generals hit with US sanctions as Washington threatens further action over coup
Real estate moguls with a Greece-size debt problem look for hints of relief, even as China’s legislature tries to wean industry off its loans
China readies rocket to launch first module of space station into orbit
Biden team backs Trump-era ‘Made in China’ rule for Hong Kong exports at World Trade Organisation
Hong Kong opposition parties warn they could end up not running in elections if races ‘manipulated’ by Beijing under impending electoral reforms
Exit of opposition lawmakers leaves Hong Kong NGOs, civil society lamenting lack of allies in Legco
Desperate UK developers offer ‘red packet’ promotions of zero stamp duty, discounts, and free furniture to entice Hongkongers looking to relocate
Hong Kong budget: more than 250,000 jobless workers to be offered low-interest loans in unprecedented measure
Wife of Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ arrested in US
Hong Kong power utility CLP chips in to state-backed Greater Bay Area energy fund to gain access to low-carbon technology and projects
Myanmar people vs the junta: Generation Z leads the charge with inspiration from protesters in Hong Kong, Thailand
Many questions remain on Covid-19 vaccines, but they’re the best option for now
Another Boeing engine catches fire, dropping parts over Netherlands and injuring 2
MWC Shanghai kicks off major telecoms industry showcase amid US-China tech war, pandemic
China’s Communist Party revisits the past to regroup for future
US coronavirus deaths pass 500,000, as Joe Biden prepares to lead nation in mourning
Proposal to matchmake China’s ‘leftover’ urban women with unmarried rural men sparks anger
Canada PM Justin Trudeau’s cabinet to abstain from China genocide vote, senior official says
Nasa releases first video of Perseverance rover’s dramatic Mars landing
Top EU diplomats step up criticism of China’s crackdown on Hong Kong
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson unveils England’s path out of lockdown
US must ditch its Cold War containment obsession – China is not the Soviet Union
SpaceX flight: childhood cancer survivor Hayley Arceneaux, 29, to become youngest American in space
Guangdong officials join top brass at national security office in Hong Kong, source says
US Supreme Court won’t halt turnover of Donald Trump’s tax records to New York state prosecutor
China’s food security at core of Beijing’s new five-year rural-revitalisation plan