Tag Archives: Hong Kong

China to sanction Rubio, Cruz, and others over U.S. action on Hong Kong 

The U.S. lawmakers targeted by Beijing on Monday have been vocal critics of a new national security law that expands Beijing’s authority in Hong Kong.

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From temporary housing to luxury high-rises, modular construction is a faster, safer, greener way to build 

Hong Kong had been dipping its toes into an emerging building method known as modular integrated construction (MiC) when the Covid-19 epidemic began, with several pilot projects under way. The health emergency pushed the city to dive right in.The urgent need for a temporary quarantine facility in the Sai Kung district meant that the touted time savings achie […]

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Forget 2020. For Hong Kong, 1937 was the year from hell 

Hong Kong appeared to many to be doomed. It could surely never recover from destruction, human casualties and economic loss on such a scale. Wave after wave of disaster had hit the city in late summer and autumn.First came an unnamed typhoon, gusting in on September 1, 1937, with winds so strong that the Hong Kong Observatory was incapable of registering the […]

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China-US ties plunge further over Hong Kong sanctions 

China on Saturday slammed the United States for imposing “barbarous” sanctions in response to Beijing’s crackdown in Hong Kong, capping a dramatic week of deteriorating relations between the world’s two biggest economies.

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The U.S. sanctions against Hong Kong officials, explained 

Explaining why the United States imposed new sanctions and how this might impact international business.

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U.S. sanctions branded ‘clowning actions’ as Hong Kong vows not to be intimidated 

The Hong Kong government called the sanctions “shameless and despicable” and said the city would not be intimidated by them.

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Around the World Elections Are Being Delayed Because of the Pandemic. Here’s Where Experts Say Hong Kong Went Wrong 

Local authorities cited the pandemic as the reason for postponing polls for a year—without consulting their own medical experts

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By introducing natural light, elements of Bali and a lot of love, a family made their Hong Kong flat feel like home 

It started as a long-distance romance. Dutch couple Sven van der Veen and Krista van Steekelenburg first laid eyes on their beloved 2,500 sq ft, ground-floor apartment in Repulse Bay from the window of a flat they were viewing high up in a nearby tower block.“That flat was OK, but then we looked out of the window and saw this place, and said ‘that’s what we […]

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World Breastfeeding Week: working mother pushes to normalise breastfeeding in public 

Hong Kong-based journalist Liz Thomas says it didn’t take long for her colleagues to adjust to the idea of her pumping breast milk at her desk.“I work in an open-plan newsroom without a dedicated pumping room, so my desk was the best option,” says Thomas, who works for a global news organisation. “I live on Lantau and work in Wan Chai, so I couldn’t just das […]

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With virus flip-flops, Hong Kongers ponder whether their leaders are out to lunch 

Policy contradictions and ever-changing restrictions are raising doubts about authorities’ competence in handling the resurgence of covid-19 cases.

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Coronavirus: Hong Kong on verge of ‘large-scale’ outbreak, says Carrie Lam 

Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam says a major outbreak may lead to the “collapse” of the city’s hospitals.

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Venice Film Festival to give Ann Hui and Tilda Swinton lifetime achievement awards 

Hong Kong director Ann Hui and British actress Tilda Swinton will be given lifetime achievement awards at this year’s Venice Film Festival, organisers said on Monday.Hui, 73, is “one of the best female directors in Asia” and “one of the key figures in the Hong Kong New Wave film movement” from the late 1970s and 1980s, the festival said in a statement.A […]

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Britain suspends Hong Kong extradition treaty 

British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab expressed concerns over the new Hong Kong security law. China warned that the UK was heading down the “wrong path,” not long after sidelining Huawei from its future 5G network.

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Hong Kong women’s pursuit of career goals more important than ever amid coronavirus 

As the coronavirus outbreak continues into its sixth month in Hong Kong, upending work and home lives, the pursuit of career goals has become even more challenging for women.But fulfilling work aspirations is also more important than ever because it allows women to widen their network exposure, achieve financial independence and improve their perception of s […]

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Hong Kong kicks off nomination period for key elections 

A vanguard of young democrats are raring to get on ballot, but the risk of disqualification overshadows their prospects.

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