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,

How single women are driving gentrification in HK and elsewhere

Gentrification is reshaping urban areas all around the world, displacing large segments of the population and making cities increasingly unaffordable. In San Francisco, only

Briefs | Global bay areas to grow closer

An international forum for major global bay areas on Friday launched a new cooperation platform to exchange resources and development ideas. The Global Bay Areas Cooperation Council (GBACC)

Hong Kong | Proposed extradition law sparking concerns even after backpedal

Business and human rights groups are expressing concern over proposed changes to Hong Kong’s extradition law that would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China where

Hong Kong permits virtual banks in test to traditional lenders

Hong Kong’s traditional banks are set to face one of their biggest challenges yet: a new breed of financial technology firms estimated to snare as much

State censorship | CPPCC members call for internet freedoms to extend into Guangdong

Johnny Ng Kit-chong, member of the Hong Kong Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), has expressed his confidence in the proliferation of freedom of internet access

Mayor’s Visiting Program carries high significance, says Zhuhai mayor

The Mayor’s Visiting Program for China’s Neighboring Countries carries growing significance in the context of the Greater Bay Area (GBA), according to Zhuhai’s mayor Yao Yisheng.

Shenzhen | Drunk driver said he had perfume, not alcohol

A mainland man recently caught drunk-driving in Shenzhen told a traffic police officer that he had drunk a bottle of perfume instead of admitting to having consumed alcohol.

Cathay buys HK Express to move into budget air travel

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. agreed to pay HKD2.25 billion (USD287 million) in cash for Hong Kong’s only budget airline to enter the no-frills market, after more

Hong Kong | Gov’t cracks down on developers who defy vacancy tax

Hong Kong’s government unveiled details of a planned tax on unsold new apartments, including the potential for jail time for developers who defy the rules. Developers

30th Macao Arts Festival | And the prestigious closing spot goes to… IC president’s own play

The Macao Arts Festival, this year returning to celebrate its milestone 30th anniversary, kicks off in just over five weeks with a 22-program roster spread across a dozen

Tsinghua University prof says GBA will not unite SARs with mainland

The Greater Bay Area may succeed in connecting Hong Kong and Macau with Guangdong Province, but it will fail in its attempt to unite the two

Macau to strengthen cooperation with Guangdong capital

Chief Executive Chui Sai On met with the Secretary of the Guangzhou Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Zhang Shuofu, and the Mayor of

Chui Sai On to visit Portugal in May

Chief Executive (CE) Chui Sai On is preparing for his third and final visit to Portugal as Macau’s top official in May, TDM Radio Macau reported. During the

China said to be developing maglev for Greater Bay

The Shenzhen Urban Transport Planning Center is allegedly developing a maglev train that can reach speeds of up to 600 kilometers per hour, according to reports by Hong Kong

Shenzhen | Tech hub uses helicopters for road accident rescue

Traffic police in the city of Shenzhen, southern China’s Guangdong Province, said that they have established a helicopter rescue team for major traffic accidents. The team

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