Briefs | Japan ‘deeply concerned’ about ongoing unrest

Japan’s top diplomat has told his Chinese counterpart that Japan is “deeply concerned” about the continuing protests in Hong Kong. Foreign Minister Taro Kono said Tuesday that he

China seeks to shape Hong Kong narrative with letter to media

China is looking to reshape the global narrative over Hong Kong as months of street protests dominate news agendas around the world. In a letter sent

China’s alleged plans to make Shenzhen better than HK not quite what they seem

The Chinese government has set up additional goals for making its pride city of Shenzhen a world-leading metropolis within the next five years. In a

Hong Kong | Third pilot leaves Cathay amid tumult tied to protests

A third pilot left Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. amid Hong Kong’s anti-Beijing protests, with the departure related to comments he made about a rally at the city’s

Hong Kong | Carrie Lam pledges new effort at dialogue over protests

Hong Kong protesters rejected leader Carrie Lam’s attempt to meet one of their key demands, raising questions about whether a compromise can be reached even as

Briefs | Hong Kong: Li Bets $3.3 billion on UK pubs surviving Brexit

A year after taking the helm of Hong Kong’s biggest conglomerate from his father Li Ka-shing, Victor Li is making a $3.3 billion bet that Brexit won’t dent

China figures Shenzhen for ‘socialist demonstration area’

Beijing is planning to develop the neighboring city of Shenzhen into a pilot demonstration area for socialism with Chinese characteristics, according to state media. Shenzhen

HK bakery’s mooncakes carry protest movement slogans

A Hong Kong bakery is doing its part to support the city’s pro-democracy protest movement by making mooncakes with a message. At Wah Yee Tang, the

Macau | UM hosts western Greater Bay technology alliance forum

The University of Macau played host to an inauguration ceremony yesterday for an alliance of technology-focused institutions from across the western side of the Greater Bay

Hong Kong | Protesters change tactics at huge, peaceful demonstration

Hong Kong streets were turned into rivers of umbrellas on Sunday as hundreds of thousands of people marched through heavy rain down a major road in

Briefs | Guangdong: Walmart to add 100 stores in next five years

Retail giant Walmart is expected to add 100 new stores in south China’s Guangdong Province in the next five years, according to the Shenzhen Special Zone Daily. The

What Hong Kong’s 1960s chaos could teach city’s besieged leaders

It was a 5-cent fare hike for Hong Kong’s iconic Star Ferry that set off the protests. Cars and buildings were set on fire. Riot police patrolled

China flexes muscle in Shenzhen amid more weekend rallies

Members of China’s paramilitary People’s Armed Police marched and practiced crowd control tactics at a sports complex in Shenzhen across from Hong Kong in what some

Hong Kong’s tycoons call for calm as protests hit fortunes

Hong Kong’s corporate elite have come off the sidelines to oppose the violent protests that have disrupted businesses in the city and slashed billions of dollars

Hong Kong | Hotels in crisis as protests deter Chinese tourists

Hong Kong’s hotel industry is struggling with a collapse in bookings after thousands of protesters shut down flights from the territory’s airport this week in an escalation

HK cuts taxes to shore up economy amid protests

Hong Kong’s government announced tax cuts and higher social spending yesterday to reverse a deepening economic slump aggravated by anti-government protests and the U.S.-Chinese tariff war.

Flights restart at HKIA as protesters apologize

Flights resumed at Hong Kong’s airport yesterday after two days of disruptions marked by outbursts of violence that highlight the hardening positions of pro-democracy protesters and the

Hong Kong | Satellite photos show Chinese military in Shenzhen

Satellite photos show what appear to be armored personnel carriers and other vehicles belonging to the China’s paramilitary People’s Armed Police parked in a sports complex in the

Thai air force devises contingency evacuation plan

Thailand’s military has prepared a plan to evacuate citizens living in Hong Kong in case the security situation there deteriorates. The nation’s air force is

As seen from the mainland | ‘I, too, support the Hong Kong police’ leads social media response

In the well, Taiwan wants independence; in the dream, Hong Kong wants democracy; being sober, Macau is dealing the cards,” goes a joke that has spread

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