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The end of the dollar-based US empire will be a self-inflicted blow
The recurrent fights over America's debt ceiling - which determines the US government's ability to honour its debt, raise money and pay its bills - is about the most decadent sign of political decay and decline there is. Effectively, the US is threatening to financially sanction itself In Game of
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Hong Kong universities must also hold weekly flag-raising ceremonies, education chief reveals
Tertiary institutions will have to fly national flag every day during term time and hold a ceremony at least once a week under guidelines earlier issued to schools Education secretary Kevin Yeung tells lawmakers his bureau has already sent letters to universities informing them of rules Hong Kong's
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HSBC, Standard Chartered, Bank of China (HK) among 19 lenders approved to sell Wealth Management Connect products
Each investor can only trade up to 1 million yuan (US$155,000) on a net remittance basis HKMA allows 16 banks to sell products in Hong Kong and the mainland, while three can only sell to Greater Bay Area residents via the southbound route HSBC, Standard Chartered, Bank of China (Hong Kong) - the cit
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Chanting ‘Hongkongers, add oil’ or calling government ‘tyrannical’ could be seditious, court hears
Lingnan University Professor Lau Chi-pang testifies for prosecution in trial of former radio presenter Tam Tak-chi Tam is facing 14 charges, including eight related to uttering seditious words, tied to various public statements made between January and July last year Chanting certain words of suppor
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China’s ‘enhanced regulation’ on banks sees capital buffer increased amid greater risk exposure
Total of 19 banks will be subject to stricter regulatory requirements as of December 1 - a move that analysts say is in line with market expectations Decision by regulators comes as the nation faces a rise in bad loans that is coinciding with a national economic slowdown China is ramping up efforts
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Guo Meiling, who blended online influencing with crime, sentenced to 30 months in prison over illegal diet pills
She is more famous for her pseudonym, Guo Meimei, and just got out of jail in July 2019 Years ago, she was one of China's first influencers and was known for flashing her money in viral posts A Shanghai court sentenced Guo Meiling, a Chinese influencer better known as Guo Meimei, to two-and-a-half
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G20 countries’ policies make it difficult to attract green investment needed to tackle climate change, report warns
UK and European Union are the most attractive destinations for green investment, while Russia and Saudi Arabia are among the least attractive The G20 countries account for 80 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions and more than 80 per cent of global GDP The Group of 20 (G20) leading economies h
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NBA picks Kuaishou as short-video content partner in latest attempt by sport to move on from China PR debacle
Kuaishou becomes the latest NBA partner in China following a live-streaming deal with Tencent through the 2024-25 season Agreement fails to cheer investors as stock slumped 3 per cent in a weak broader market The National Basketball Association (NBA) has signed up short video platform operator Kuais
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Hong Kong Disneyland makes ‘happiest place on earth’ a little more expensive, as locals cover cost of 6 years of losses
Theme park to raise cost of annual passes by as much as 12 per cent, with day tickets also going up Lawmaker Yiu Si-wing says he thinks price rises are justified and Hongkongers will be happy to pay more Hong Kong Disneyland has raised its annual pass prices by up to 12 per cent, counting on local f
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Hong Kong Marathon runners to bear full responsibility if they break National Security Law at annual showpiece
Sunday's marathon will be first mass participatory sports event since the NSL was implemented in the city Organisers have no control over runners' apparel, but safety is primary concern Runners will bear all the responsibility if they feature illegal political slogans on their apparel at this week
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Hong Kong Consumer Council finds cancer-causing substances in all 60 biscuit types subject to testing
Watchdog says study of biscuits, crackers and wafers shows carcinogens presence across the board, even though it is possible to avoid introducing the contaminants Forty per cent of products carry misleading labelling, raising major concerns for those with health conditions relying on accurate inform
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Member of Hong Kong’s biggest pro-Beijing party appointed undersecretary for constitutional and mainland affairs
Ex-district councillor Clement Woo will become the seventh political appointee from the DAB to join Carrie Lam's administration Woo lost his Tai Po District Council seat in 2019, and was subsequently appointed chairman of Tai Po South Area Committee A former district councillor with Hong Kong's bi
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China’s path to common prosperity will be a road littered with bitter complaints, fierce disputes
An article published at the weekend was an excerpt of a speech Xi Jinping made in August at a meeting of the Central Committee for Financial and Economic Affairs President Xi's rhetoric on common prosperity, which calls for the people to share in the opportunity to be wealthy, has surged this year
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Hong Kong protests: apprentice electrician gets 4 months’ jail for taking part in unlawful assembly in 2019
Tom Wong, 20, was caught carrying a stick and protective gear when police chased protesters who trashed traffic lights in Sha Tin on November 11, 2019 Wong's defence lawyers pleaded for leniency, saying he had learned his lesson after committing offence on impulse An apprentice electrician has been
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What will US-Canada warships transit slammed by China mean for peace in the Taiwan Strait?
First ever joint transit by US and Canadian navies seen as a 'breakthrough' in Biden administration's strategy for a united front against Beijing Move comes amid intensifying PLA sorties into Taiwan's air defence zone, sparking worries about both regional stability and Canada's ties with China
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Adopted girls seek their Chinese birth parents in Found, a Netflix documentary that follows them from US to Guangdong province
Three American teenagers travel to southern China looking for the biological parents who abandoned them in documentary Found Chloe, Sadie and Lily struggle to to reconcile their feelings, and when they see the orphanages from which they were adopted, the culture shock is palpable Three Chinese teena
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China scientists link Covid-19 measures to fall in other infections
Researchers in Guangdong province have identified a dramatic reduction in other infectious diseases during the pandemic Cases of dengue, hand-foot-and-mouth disease and flu fell by more than half, with children the biggest beneficiaries Stringent measures meant to control Covid-19 may have dramatica
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A day to forget for Joao Moreira and some of Hong Kong’s up-and-coming stars
The Brazilian is aboard the beaten favourite in both Group Two features as a host of highly touted gallopers fail to deliver Beaten on four favourites and some choice parade ring feedback from a fervent punter for his troubles - Sunday was a day to forget for Joao Moreira, as well as a swag of Hong
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Meet the ‘dancing grannies’, the loud-but-glorious staple of Chinese society
Anyone who has spent time in China over the past 20 years is familiar with the groups of mostly-older women who dance in unison They are occasionally a source of conflict, but the pros seems to outweigh the cons The women usually gather in the squares early in the mornings and evenings, sometimes we
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Alibaba said to be launching a server chip based on Arms technology this week
The e-commerce giant, which runs its own semiconductor design unit called PingTouGe, is reportedly unveiling a new chip soon Chinese companies have been rushing into chip design, which requires less investment than chip manufacturing Alibaba Group Holding will this week launch a server chip based on
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