China releases innovation index for Greater Bay Area

An innovation index has been published to track the performance of companies based in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area. The index, which was released by

Hong Kong | Court sets Occupy Central leaders’ sentencing for April 24

A Hong Kong court set the sentencing of Occupy protest leader Benny Tai and eight other activists for April 24, the latest step in a trial that

HK overtakes Japan as world’s third largest stock market

Bragging rights to Hong Kong, for now. The city’s equity market has overtaken Japan to be the world’s third largest in value, behind only the U.S.

Briefs | Senior Shenzhen party official punished

Li Huanan, former secretary of the Political and Judiciary Committee of Shenzhen city committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), has been dismissed from public office and

Briefs | HK law to be used for Greater Bay contracts

The Hong Kong SAR government is seeking the mainland’s approval to use Hong Kong law to formulate contracts and conduct arbitrations within the Greater Bay Area (GBA), as

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

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