New Hengqin Port opens to public

The new Hengqin border checkpoint officially opened to the public yesterday after an opening ceremony organized by the Macau SAR government and the Zhuhai government. Named Hengqin Port, the checkpoint has

Guangzhou most favorite city for college grads    in China

Guangzhou, South China’s Guangdong province, has become university graduates’ most favorite city in China. China’s financial center Shanghai and capital Beijing have become the graduates’ second and third choices

Hong Kong | Carrie Lam says she still hasn’t seen draft security law

Hong Kong’s leader acknowledged that she still hasn’t seen a full draft of China’s pending national security legislation, even though the measure could be handed down

Risk of avian influenza rises in overstocked Guangdong farms

Poultry and fish farms in neighboring Guangdong province are at greater risk of an avian influenza outbreak, according to the local agricultural authority, because of accumulated food stock that producers

HKEX faces tough year with China links in flux

Hong Kong’s exchange faces a challenging year as the spreading coronavirus chokes off deals, adding more urgency to its efforts to convince Beijing to further open its markets

Hong Kong | Schools won’t reopen before at least March 16

Hong Kong will extend school closures at least to March 16 due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus, Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung said in a briefing yesterday.

Hong Kong | Landlords start to slash retail rents as virus bites

Hong Kong’s biggest landlords have begun to slash rents for their commercial tenants as retailers struggle amid the spreading coronavirus. Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd., the city’s largest

China’s new HK boss used to rip crosses from churches

China named an official known for tearing crosses from the roofs of churches to lead the agency that oversees Hong Kong, in the biggest shakeup yet after months of

Hong Kong | Virus puts protests on ice. Will they return?

The crowd lining up recently on a cold, dark Hong Kong street wasn’t part of the anti-government protest movement that rocked the semi-autonomous Chinese territory for months. Their demand: surgical masks,

Alibaba blocked from Hong Kong stock link to China

Investors betting on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s inclusion in a program allowing mainland Chinese investors to buy its shares in Hong Kong could be in for a disappointment. China’s largest e-commerce

HK’s richest tycoon gives $13 million to battle virus

The charity of Hong Kong’s richest man donated HKD100 million ($13 million) to help Wuhan, the city at the epicenter of China’s coronavirus outbreak. The money from Li Ka Shing Foundation

Virus cases in HK apartments recall SARS memories

The diagnosis of four people living in a single Hong Kong apartment block who were sickened by a new virus is prompting worried comparisons with the deadly SARS pandemic of

Hong Kong | HSBC offers $3.9 billion in liquidity relief to firms

HSBC Holdings Plc is providing more than HKD30 billion ($3.9 billion) in liquidity relief to its business customers in Hong Kong, joining other lenders that are easing borrowing terms to

Hong Kong | Activists see virus fueling more support for movement

Prominent activist Ventus Lau stood outside a restaurant this week, handing out surgical masks and asking recipients to shout pro-democracy slogans - including the popular rallying cry “Liberate Hong Kong!

Chinese medicine experts offer opinions on protection against coronavirus

Three experts from the University of Macau’s (UM) Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences (ICMS) talk about how to prevent novel coronavirus from three perspectives: immunology, virology, and Chinese medical sciences. Chen

Shortage rumors spark toilet paper panic buying

Hong Kong has been struggling with a shortage of face masks to protect against the coronavirus outbreak. Now it could be facing a run on toilet paper. Toilet rolls were unavailable

Cathay asks staff to take unpaid leave as virus adds to woes

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. asked employees to take three weeks of unpaid leave as the Hong Kong airline is cutting capacity because of the coronavirus outbreak. The airline requested all employees

American Airlines halts HK flights, United to follow

American Airlines said it has suspended flights to Hong Kong through Feb. 20 due to weak demand, and United Airlines will do the same next weekend. Interest in travel to Hong

Hong Kong | Striking health workers pose new threat to Beijing

Thousands of Hong Kong medical workers went on strike for a second day yesterday to demand that leader Carrie Lam immediately close the city’s border with the mainland to prevent

China cuts rates, injects liquidity as mainland markets sink

China’s central bank took its first concrete steps to cushion the economy and plunging markets from the blow of a spreading new virus, providing short-term funding to banks and cutting

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