Analysis | Xi Jinping speech made in Macau for Hong Kong ears

Chinese President Xi Jinping used his visit to Macau last week to stress one message above all: that the benefits afforded by the ‘Two Systems’ are

Briefs | Chief Executive leads senior delegation to Guangdong

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng is leading a senior government delegation on a two-day visit to Guangzhou and Zhuhai, which began yesterday. According to the government, the visit

Cybersecurity law enters into force, PJ launches CARIC

To cope with their new duties under the Cybersecurity Law, which entered into force on Sunday, December 22, the Judiciary Police (PJ) has begun operation

Alexis Tam accused of overspending

The new Chief Executive, Ho Iat Seng, has explained his two unlikely picks to succeed as Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture and Secretary for Economy and

Local directors question Cinematheque’s reason for closure

After having screened alternative films for three years, the Cinematheque Passion is set to stop operating by the end of the year due to contractual issues with

Final ‘Ip Man’ film premieres at Galaxy

World-renowned Hong Kong biographical martial arts film “Ip Man 4: The Finale” premiered locally at the UA Galaxy Cinemas on December 20, with actor Donnie Yen attending

Macau, Hengqin collaborate on handover fireworks

The Macau-Zhuhai fire-works show commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Macau SAR’s handover to China featured 16 special-effect launching platforms to launch 160,000 fireworks shells, along

Crime gangs prey on Hong Kong protests

The Hong Kong seller of luxury watches looked on in horror as masked men wielding the biggest sledgehammer he’d ever seen smashed through the door

Hong Kong | Police arrest man, seize gun ‘he was hoping to use’

Hong Kong police arrested a 19-year-old after coming under fire Friday night, and also seized a semi-automatic rifle they say the man planned to use at a public

Hong Kong | Protests ease after weekend of arrests

Hong Kong’s streets returned to relative normalcy going into the Christmas holiday after a tense weekend in which a police officer drew and pointed his revolver

Caught in Trump’s trade crossfire, Israel chases deal with China

One of Donald Trump’s top allies and his chief economic adversary are drifting closer, at least when it comes to trade. In what could be

What credit pros are watching as defaults rise in China

These are perilous times for holders of Chinese corporate bonds. Record domestic defaults and the biggest dollar-debt delinquency by a state-owned company in two decades have jolted investors

Tesco suspends Chinese card maker on forced-labor allegation

U.K. grocery giant Tesco Plc suspended its supply of Christmas cards from a Chinese factory and said it was investigating a newspaper report that prison labor

Diplomacy | China, South Korea look to improve ties with Beijing summit

The leaders of South Korea and China said yesterday that they look forward to improved ties following a protracted disagreement over the deployment of a U.S.

As Trump shuns US multilateralism, China ups diplomatic ante

Chinese leaders have long been sensitive about their communist country’s international image. Now, they are battling back — investing in diplomacy and a courtship of

India | Main opposition party stages protest against new law

India’s main opposition party staged a silent protest in the capital yesterday against a contentious new citizenship law, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi defended

Australia | PM defends climate stance amid wildfire disaster

Australia’s embattled Prime Minister defended his government’s climate policy yesterday, as authorities warned the wildfires crisis ravaging the country’s most populous state could fester for months.

White House predicts Pelosi will yield on impeachment delay

The White House is projecting confidence that it will prevail in a constitutional spat with Democrats over the nature of the Senate’s impeachment trial, which

US watching North Korea for ‘Christmas gift’ missile launch

The U.S. is closely watching North Korea for signs of a possible missile launch or nuclear test in the coming days that officials are referring to

Offbeat | Whoo’s there? Georgia family discovers owl in Christmas tree

A Georgia family got a real hoot from its Christmas tree: More than a week after they bought it, they discovered a live owl nestled among its branches.

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