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Chinese Premier Meets With US Business Group In Beijing As Part Of Charm Offensive
Washington's "small yard, high fence" approach to restrict economic engagement in certain high tech sectors with China is not in the fundamental interests of either side, Chinese Premier Li Qiang told a US business group in Beijing on Wednesday. The
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Impending Hong Kong Security Law Language Stirs 'Growing Concern', Former US Consul General Says
Washington's former top envoy to Hong Kong flagged language used to guide the establishment of a domestic national security law as a "growing concern" among groups operating in the city who had not previously worried about such initiatives affecting
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Hong Kong Budget Hopes To Restore City's Fiscal Health, Look For New Revenues And Growth As Finance Chief Axes Property Curbs In Surprise Move
Hong Kong's finance chief on Wednesday scrapped all cooling measures restricting property transactions as he unveiled a budget aimed at restoring the city's flagging fiscal health with a raft of belt-tightening policies and launched a hunt for new re
Post Magazine3 min readInternational Relations
US Must Update Its Latin America Toolkit To Keep Pace With China Sway In Region, Biden Officials Say
The US needs to update its political, diplomatic and economic toolkit if it wants to keep pace with China in vying for influence in Latin America, several Biden administration officials and representatives from the region said. The conclusion echoed
Post Magazine3 min readWorld
Chinese Commerce Minister Meets With US Trade Representative At WTO Conference In Abu Dhabi
China's commerce minister, Wang Wentao, expressed Beijing's "solemn concerns" over US tariffs and Taiwan-related issues in the economic and trade domain during a meeting with US Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Monday. Wang and Tai conducted "pr
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Rise In Hong Kong Corruption Complaints To ICAC Attributed To More Allegations About Private Sector As City Economy Recovers
Corruption complaints in Hong Kong went up last year but remained below the number recorded before the coronavirus hit, with advisers to the city's anti-graft agency attributing the increase to a jump in private sector corruption as the economy recov
Post Magazine3 min readInternational Relations
Chinese President Xi Jinping Will Visit Serbia This Year, Says Its Leader Alexander Vucic
Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Serbia this year, with the trip confirmed in a speech and social media posts by his Serbian counterpart Alexander Vucic. In a speech made at a Lunar New Year reception he hosted in Belgrade, Vucic said, "Xi Jin
Post Magazine3 min readWorld
Foreign Firms Say China's Economic Woes, Geopolitical Feuds Won't Scare Them Off, But They're Investing Less
Foreign firms are curbing their expansion plans in China amid what they expect will be an enduring economic slowdown and an escalation in US-China trade tensions, yet most of them are still opting to maintain their foothold in the vast market, accord
Post Magazine4 min readWorld
Who Will Be China's Durian King When The Market Expands? Do Philippines, Malaysia Have A Shot?
Competition between exporters is expected to intensify in China, the world's largest durian market, as the global crop has been projected to grow as much as 10 per cent by 2030 and voracious consumers are on the hunt for greater variety and better ba
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Environmental Impact Report On Hong Kong Border Project Misidentified Birds, But No Plans To Redo Assessment
Hong Kong development authorities misidentified birds in its environmental impact assessment report for a proposed innovation and technology (I&T) hub near the city's border with mainland China. The Environmental Protection Department confirmed on Fr
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Hong Kong Basketball Coach Fired For Allegedly Having Sex With Secondary School Student
A basketball coach with a Hong Kong secondary school has been fired after photos that allegedly showed him having sex with a female student circulated online, prompting education authorities to express deep concern over the matter. The coach allegedl
Post Magazine2 min readWorld
Beijing To Make It Easier For Solo Travellers From Mainland China To Visit Hong Kong: Source
Beijing could allow more mainland Chinese tourists to visit Hong Kong by expansion of its solo traveller scheme as it "responds proactively" to the city government's request for more cross-border tourists, the Post has learned. The news on Wednesday
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Chinese Team's Memory Leap Shrinks Data Centre Storage Capacity Into DVD-sized Disk
Imagine a DVD-sized disk that could store more than 10,000 times the data of a Blu-ray Disc, a feat that could lead to vast savings of storage space and energy in an era of big data and artificial intelligence. A research team in China says it has de
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Football Legend Lionel Messi Takes Aim At 'False Stories' About Hong Kong No-show, Dismisses Rumours Decision Involved Politics
Argentine football star Lionel Messi has sought to tamp down the national outrage over his decision to sit out a match in Hong Kong, saying speculation politics involved were unfounded and that he hoped to meet his Chinese fans in person again. In a
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Hong Kong Security Secretary Hits Out At US-backed Asia Radio Station Over Reports That City's National Security Law Would Target Media
Hong Kong's security chief has slammed Washington-funded news station Radio Free Asia over "false" reports that suggested the proposed home-grown national security law was designed to target the media. Chris Tang Ping-keung, the security secretary, w
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Hong Kong Man Dies, Woman Injured In 2 Separate Cycling Accidents, Prompting Safety Warning On Travelling Downhill
Two separate cycling accidents that left a man dead and a woman hospitalised in Hong Kong have prompted calls for riders to slow down or dismount when travelling downhill. Police are investigating a fatal accident in Pat Heung in which a 27-year-old
Post Magazine4 min readIntelligence (AI) & Semantics
Hong Kong Copyright Law Changes In Pipeline To Keep Pace With Artificial Intelligence Development
A review of Hong Kong's outdated copyright regulations is under way to keep pace with the rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI) and experts in the field have backed changes to legislation to protect creators who use the technology. David
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'Chubby Hearts Hong Kong' Art Installation's HK$7.8 Million Government Handout Sparks Calls For More Transparency On How Public Cash Is Spent
The organiser of the "Chubby Hearts Hong Kong" art installations is in line for a HK$7.8 million (US$997,170) government handout it was revealed after the mega event was launched, which sparked a call from a lawmaker for more transparency to ensure t
Post Magazine5 min readWorld
Leaving China, Long-time EU Trade Group Chief Says Investors Remain Keen, But With More Reservations
Multinational companies remain willing to invest in China, but worsening overcapacity in the manufacturing sector, Beijing's push for self-reliance and lack of candour of top leadership have eroded its allure, according to one of the most influential
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30% Of Hong Kong International Schools Expect Expat Applications To Fall Over Next 5 Years, As Some Predict Surge In Local Demand
Almost 30 per cent of Hong Kong's international and private schools expect non-local student applications to drop by 13 per cent annually over the next five years, although some institutions anticipate a surge in local demand, a government-commission
Post Magazine2 min readWorld
China's Gallium Export Volume For December Hit Highest Level Since July, Customs Data Shows
China's decision in December to resume the export of large amounts of a mineral vital to manufacturing cutting-edge technology like semiconductors led to a leap in sales after virtually choking off global shipments for months. Latest customs data sho
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Hong Kong Authorities Propose Regulatory Shake-up For Over-the-counter Virtual Asset Stores, With Unlicensed Outlets To Risk 2-year Jail Term
Hong Kong authorities have proposed punishing anyone caught operating virtual asset exchange stores without a licence with up to two years in jail and a HK$1 million (US$127,873) fine, after investors lost more than HK$1.7 billion in cryptocurrency s
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New US Duties On Chinese Tin Mill Steel Imports Are Struck Down, Drawing Criticism From Lawmakers
A US trade agency struck down proposed duties on tin mill steel imports from China and three other countries on Tuesday, drawing criticism from lawmakers whose constituencies include steelmakers that claimed the tariffs were essential to offset below
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Chinese, European Scientists Find Hidden Ocean In Saturn's Smallest Moon
Researchers from Europe and China have found an ocean in one of the unlikeliest places in the solar system - hidden beneath the icy shell of Saturn's smallest, innermost moon. In a paper published on Thursday by the journal Nature, the team said the
Post Magazine4 min readCrime & Violence
New Hong Kong National Security Law 'Defensive Rather Than Offensive', Says Justice Chief, Stressing Sedition Amendments Won't Harm Free Speech
Hong Kong's coming domestic national security legislation is "defensive rather than offensive", the justice minister has stressed, adding that proposed amendments to colonial-era sedition and espionage laws will not undermine free speech or a free pr
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China Dethroned As Top Source Of US Imports After 17 Years, Replaced By Mexico: Census Data
For the first time in 17 years, China was dethroned as the United States' top source of imports, offering fresh evidence that Washington's tariffs and supply-chain diversification efforts are bearing fruit. Mexico outpaced China in 2023 in terms of t
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Senior Chinese Officials Voice Concerns On US Tariffs, Investment Curbs In 'Candid' Bilateral Meeting
Senior Chinese economic officials meeting their US counterparts in Beijing this week voiced concerns over tariffs, investment restrictions and sanctions on mainland firms, according to China's Ministry of Finance. In the third meeting of the Economic
Post Magazine3 min readWorld
EU Rebuffs European Solar Industry's Plea For Emergency Help To Fight Cheap China Imports
Brussels has rebuffed the European solar industry's request for emergency measures to combat a surge in cheap imports from China. Any use of trade weapons must be "weighed against" the European Union's lofty climate goals, a senior commission officia
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Hong Kong Fire Service Reports Surge In Job Applications Following Easing Of Recruitment Requirements
A recent relaxation of recruitment rules has resulted in the number of job applicants for Hong Kong's fire service surging 67 per cent and fitness test pass rates rising 30 percentage points, according to the department's chief. Director of Fire Serv
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Variety Of Problems Will Result In 'Vexing Year For China', Says Think Tank Report
China faces a host of economic, demographic and geopolitical challenges that will test its people and governance structure in 2024, but is also likely to take a greater leadership role in setting climate targets and expanding its investment and outre
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