HK police watchdog finds ‘many shortcomings,’ report says

An investigation by Hong Kong’s police watchdog into the conduct of the city’s officers throughout recent unrest has revealed “many shortcomings,” the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported. The 300-page report from

Xinhua perspective | Pro-police actor remains firm after targeted by rioters

For TVB actor Mat Yeung, handshakes and photo-taking with fans at his soup restaurant in Wan Chai are common occurrences. But not until recently has Yeung seen a surge in

Hong Kong Property scion says social housing a top priority

Adam Kwok, the young executive with the keys to Hong Kong’s largest property empire, sees tackling the city’s housing crisis as a top priority. Kwok’s family

HK group cuts rents as protests slam retail, tourism

Hong Kong-based real-estate and aviation group Swire Pacific Ltd. has been cutting some rents in the city, where months of violent protests choked off business for retailers and

HK peg architect slams ‘naive’ BoE report

The Bank of England should apologize for a report which warned of risks resulting from fund outflows in the wake of Hong Kong’s protests, according to

HK’s first digital bank offers 6% rate that dwarfs HSBC’s

The first of Hong Kong’s new generation of digital banks has announced its arrival with a 6% introductory rate for deposits. ZA Bank Ltd.,

HSBC kicks off sale process for French retail business

HSBC Holdings Plc has kicked off the sale of its French retail operations, part of a push by interim Chief Executive Officer Noel Quinn to cut

Anti-establishment symbols unite, divide HK protesters

Trump signs, Pepe the Frog graffiti and British and American flags have become a common sight at Hong Kong’s anti-government protests — and an unsettling one to longtime democracy activists

Hong Kong | Finance minister pledges bold spending to boost growth

Hong Kong’s government is preparing to spend “boldly” to shore up the finance hub’s tumbling economy, Financial Secretary Paul Chan said in an exclusive interview. Warning that unemployment is set to

Briefs | Guangzhou reports better air quality

  Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province, saw better air quality last year, the city’s ecology and environment bureau said this week. The average concentration of PM2.5 was 30 micrograms per cubic

BYD intends to increase production of solar panels in Brazil

Shenzhen-based BYD intends to significantly increase the production of solar panels in Brazil in 2020, in response to demand from the local market, said the director of

Pearl River sets freight volume record

The freight volume of south China’s Pearl River exceeded 1 billion tonnes in 2019, setting a new record, second only to that of Yangtze River in China,

Hong Kong | United takes $90 million charge on demand drag

United Airlines Holdings Inc. is taking a $90 million (HKD700 million) non-cash charge in the 2019 fourth quarter to account for a steep drop in demand for

Disney faces pressure to help ease HK housing crisis

Walt Disney Co. is the latest company under pressure to help alleviate Hong Kong’s housing woes that have been partly blamed for months of unrest in the semi-autonomous

HK parents eye Singapore schools as protests linger

North London Collegiate School has been educating girls in the British capital since the days of Queen Victoria. These days, it’s looking further afield - to Singapore. And, as

Hong Kong | Flu scare gives Carrie Lam a diversion from protests

Fears of a public health outbreak stemming from a surge of mysterious pneumonia cases in mainland China are giving Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam a chance

Hong Kong | Landlords face tough year as protests dent rents

Landlords in Hong Kong, a city with some of the highest commercial rents in the world, are staring down the barrel of a tough year. Anti-government protests that started

UM develops Cantonese-Mandarin machine translator to further GBA integration

A new online machine-translation system has been developed by a research team, the University of Macau (UM) has recently announced. It was developed, the university explained, to facilitate the integration

Macau visitor passes now available 24/7 in Guangzhou

Mainland residents can now apply for Macau and Hong Kong visitor permits at the new automated facility at Guangzhou South Railway Station, the Police Department of Guangzhou has announced. The service

New Hong Kong liaison chief confident city will stabilize

China’s new top official in Hong Kong said he is certain the city will stabilize following months of political unrest, backing leader Carrie Lam and her administration in his first

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