Hong Kong | Nine leaders of pro-democracy protests found guilty

A Hong Kong court found nine leaders of 2014 pro- democracy demonstrations guilty yesterday on public nuisance and other charges, a verdict that activists say likely presages more restrictions

Guangzhou | Baby white rhinoceros makes debut

A baby white rhinoceros met with the public in Guangzhou, capital of southern China’s Guangdong Province. The baby white rhinoceros, named Da Zhuang, is the son of Little Prince,

When it comes to returns, Hong Kong’s IPO market is living it up

It’s a good time to be an IPO investor in Hong Kong. Buoyed by growing risk appetite, the city’s initial public offerings are delivering the best

São Tomé and Príncipe to welcome 300 entrepreneurs at July meeting

About 300 entrepreneurs are expected to head to São Tomé and Príncipe to attend the 14th business meeting for economic cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries

Hong Kong | Lawmaker calls for cutoff date for proposed extradition law

A pro-Beijing lawmaker is calling for a clear definition of Hong Kong’s proposed extradition law, suggesting a cutoff date for how far back it would retroactively apply

Guangzhou introduces 3D printing at funeral parlor to restore remains

A special 3D printer worked next to a display cabinet filled with a variety of imitation body parts at a funeral parlor in Guangzhou, capital of southern China’s Guangdong

Briefs | China builds first bridge with 5G network

The Nansha Bridge opened last week in Guangdong Province, becoming China’s first bridge with a 5G network. As the latest major transport project in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater

WTO approves Macau-HK free trade agreement

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has examined and approved the Hong Kong-Macau Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) to ensure that the free trade agreement signed under its

Three governments to stage Japan promotion

Macau, Hong Kong and China’s Guangdong Province will stage for the first time a joint overseas promotion in Japan on the Greater Bay Area, Hong Kong SAR

BOC to ease banking restrictions on Macau residents

The Macau government and the Bank of China (BOC) have signed an agreement to strengthen cooperation in the construction of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area. The

Briefs | Greater Bay population expected to double by 2050

Economist Fan Gang predicts that by 2050, the Greater Bay Area will be home to 150 million people, almost double its current population. The mainland economist hopes that

Opinion | Belt and Road without China? Yes, it’s possible

Italy’s new role in the Belt and Road Initiative has alarmed G-7 allies fearful of China’s expanding reach. Give it time: This project is going to look a lot

Over concerns, HK introduces revised extradition laws

Hong Kong introduced revised extradition laws before the legislature yesterday despite concerns they would allow suspects to be sent to face torture and unfair trials in mainland

Guangdong cities to pilot skilled migration system

Guangdong has proposed a more preferential permanent residence policy for talent and will pilot a skilled migration system in nine cities in the Pearl River Delta, local

Art Basel Hong Kong attracts record 88,000 visitors

The 7th Art Basel Hong Kong has ended with 242 galleries presenting works by renowned and up-to-date artists from around the world. The five-day fair, which

Science | Hong Kong: Thirteen new ant species discovered

An addition of 13 new ant species, with three totally new to science, have been recorded in Hong Kong, researchers from the University of Hong Kong said

International resort island approved for Hengqin

China’s State Council has recently approved the plan submitted by Hengqin to develop an island of 106.4 square kilometers with international resorts. According to the approval, the administration of

Forum | Príncipe ports linked to the China Belt and Road initiative

The ports of Mozambique, Angola and São Tomé and Principe will be linked to the Chinese ‘Belt and Road’ initiative, which will have a “central hub”

Briefs | HK’s Carrie Lam digging in over extradition

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam is refusing to back down after fugitive Joseph Lau’s legal challenge to a proposed extradition plan on Monday. The plan will allow

Tycoon challenges Hong Kong bid to ease extraditions to China

Hong Kong billionaire Joseph Lau has filed a court challenge against proposed extradition law changes that would make it easier to transfer fugitives between the city,

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