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Did the US-China trade war and Donald Trump just make bitcoin investors a small fortune?

Value of cryptocurrency has risen by 26.5 per cent since president announced he would raise tariffs on Chinese imports.

17 May 2019 - 9:29PM

Value of cryptocurrency has risen by 26.5 per cent since president announced he would raise tariffs on Chinese imports.

Did the US-China trade war and Donald Trump just make bitcoin investors a small fortune?
Trade war could slice 1 per cent off China’s economic growth, top party official says

Politburo Standing Committee member Wang Yang reveals ‘worst case scenario’ at business forum in Beijing but says dispute will not do any long-term damage.

17 May 2019 - 11:29PM

Politburo Standing Committee member Wang Yang reveals ‘worst case scenario’ at business forum in Beijing but says dispute will not do any long-term damage.

Trade war could slice 1 per cent off China’s economic growth, top party official says
Alibaba, Tencent earnings to be watched for clues on consumer sentiment in China as trade war swirls

China’s big tech companies are not huge exporters but could be affected by souring consumer sentiment going forward

15 May 2019 - 2:02PM

China’s big tech companies are not huge exporters but could be affected by souring consumer sentiment going forward

Alibaba, Tencent earnings to be watched for clues on consumer sentiment in China as trade war swirls
China still ‘preparing’ delegation for US trip despite Donald Trump’s threat to increase tariffs

US President Donald Trump said he will increase punitive tariffs on US$200 billion of imports from 10 per cent to 25 per cent on Friday in a tweet posted on Sunday.

7 May 2019 - 1:02PM

US President Donald Trump said he will increase punitive tariffs on US$200 billion of imports from 10 per cent to 25 per cent on Friday in a tweet posted on Sunday.

China still ‘preparing’ delegation for US trip despite Donald Trump’s threat to increase tariffs
Xi Jinping shows his love of Game of Thrones but warns reality must not mirror fantasy

Chinese president tells foreign leaders ‘we must all make sure the world we live in does not descend into the chaotic warring seven kingdoms’.

29 Apr 2019 - 6:15AM

Chinese president tells foreign leaders ‘we must all make sure the world we live in does not descend into the chaotic warring seven kingdoms’.

Xi Jinping shows his love of Game of Thrones but warns reality must not mirror fantasy
Photographer Michael Wolf, whose images celebrated life in Hong Kong, dies aged 65

Michael Wolf, a German photographer whose work is in permanent collections around the world, died suddenly at his home on Cheung Chau island. His most well-known work is the 2009 book Architecture Of Density, where he turned his lens on the city’s tall buildings.

27 Apr 2019 - 1:06AM

Michael Wolf, a German photographer whose work is in permanent collections around the world, died suddenly at his home on Cheung Chau island. His most well-known work is the 2009 book Architecture Of Density, where he turned his lens on the city’s tall buildings.

Photographer Michael Wolf, whose images celebrated life in Hong Kong, dies aged 65
Hong Kong Sevens hot takes: Fiji, South Stand, Bohemian Rhapsody, fan zones and Singapore trailing

Singapore has a lot to live up to next week to keep its ‘best in Asia’ tag

8 Apr 2019 - 4:57PM

Singapore has a lot to live up to next week to keep its ‘best in Asia’ tag

Hong Kong Sevens hot takes: Fiji, South Stand, Bohemian Rhapsody, fan zones and Singapore trailing
‘No rush to roll out crash-linked signal system on MTR,’ Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says

Hong Kong commuters face an extended period of disruption after Monday’s accident, with operations director admitting that clearing the wreckage is taking longer than expected.

19 Mar 2019 - 2:19PM

Hong Kong commuters face an extended period of disruption after Monday’s accident, with operations director admitting that clearing the wreckage is taking longer than expected.

‘No rush to roll out crash-linked signal system on MTR,’ Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says
Flattery for sale: Paying for praise is the new thing in China social media

The mood and messages in praise groups are positive and uplifting as opposed to the denigration and trolling that social media is often criticised for.

16 Mar 2019 - 9:16AM

The mood and messages in praise groups are positive and uplifting as opposed to the denigration and trolling that social media is often criticised for.

Flattery for sale: Paying for praise is the new thing in China social media
China promises companies ‘we will keep your secrets’ with new foreign investment law

Updated foreign investment law due to come into effect from January 2020 and stipulates equal treatment for overseas firms.

13 Mar 2019 - 11:55AM

Updated foreign investment law due to come into effect from January 2020 and stipulates equal treatment for overseas firms.

China promises companies ‘we will keep your secrets’ with new foreign investment law
iPhone maker distances itself from ‘unauthorised’ agency discriminating against China’s Uygur and Tibetan ethnic minorities

Li Zhong Human Resources near Foxconn’s factory in Zhengzhou said it did not accept applications from workers from China’s Uygur and Tibetan minorities.

12 Mar 2019 - 1:11AM

Li Zhong Human Resources near Foxconn’s factory in Zhengzhou said it did not accept applications from workers from China’s Uygur and Tibetan minorities.

iPhone maker distances itself from ‘unauthorised’ agency discriminating against China’s Uygur and Tibetan ethnic minorities
Son of former Chinese president Hu Jintao parachuted into top job in scandal-hit Xian

Hu Haifeng to be promoted to Communist Party boss of Xian as his father’s successor faces challenges at home and abroad.

11 Mar 2019 - 11:29PM

Hu Haifeng to be promoted to Communist Party boss of Xian as his father’s successor faces challenges at home and abroad.

Son of former Chinese president Hu Jintao parachuted into top job in scandal-hit Xian
Six key takeaways from China Premier Li Keqiang’s annual policy blueprint

Unpacking Beijing’s 2019 government work report, in which economic growth target for 2019 was set and significant cut in value-added tax rate for manufacturers was announced.

5 Mar 2019 - 5:17PM

Unpacking Beijing’s 2019 government work report, in which economic growth target for 2019 was set and significant cut in value-added tax rate for manufacturers was announced.

Six key takeaways from China Premier Li Keqiang’s annual policy blueprint
Hong Kong budget explainer: sweeteners, subsidies – and who stands to benefit from what

Hong Kong finance chief Paul Chan lays out spending plan with tax breaks for workers and businesses, as well as subsidies for students and the elderly.

28 Feb 2019 - 7:01AM

Hong Kong finance chief Paul Chan lays out spending plan with tax breaks for workers and businesses, as well as subsidies for students and the elderly.

Hong Kong budget explainer: sweeteners, subsidies – and who stands to benefit from what
STYLE Edit: what makes Richard Mille’s Bonbon collection eye candy for the wrist?

There are 10 bold works of art, four in the Sweets line and six in the Fruits line

27 Feb 2019 - 12:27PM

There are 10 bold works of art, four in the Sweets line and six in the Fruits line

STYLE Edit: what makes Richard Mille’s Bonbon collection eye candy for the wrist?
Can Exultant, a likely Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup racing favourite, defy history and actually win?

No horse has claimed the Longines Hong Kong Vase and then gone on to secure victory in the Gold Cup since Indigenous in 1998-99

15 Feb 2019 - 10:03AM

No horse has claimed the Longines Hong Kong Vase and then gone on to secure victory in the Gold Cup since Indigenous in 1998-99

Can Exultant, a likely Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup racing favourite, defy history and actually win?
Sibling rivalry returns to racing in the Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup

Brothers Glorious Forever and Time Warp are set to compete against each other again in Sunday’s Group One race at Sha Tin

12 Feb 2019 - 12:59PM

Brothers Glorious Forever and Time Warp are set to compete against each other again in Sunday’s Group One race at Sha Tin

Sibling rivalry returns to racing in the Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup
Xi Jinping and Donald Trump ‘may meet in Da Nang, Vietnam’ at the end of February

Source familiar with discussions says the two sides are considering a meeting in the coastal city on February 27 and 28.

4 Feb 2019 - 7:29AM

Source familiar with discussions says the two sides are considering a meeting in the coastal city on February 27 and 28.

Xi Jinping and Donald Trump ‘may meet in Da Nang, Vietnam’ at the end of February
Donald Trump set to hold talks with China’s Vice-President Wang Qishan in Davos

High level meeting expected to take place on sidelines of annual World Economic Forum in Switzerland.

5 Jan 2019 - 11:14PM

High level meeting expected to take place on sidelines of annual World Economic Forum in Switzerland.

Donald Trump set to hold talks with China’s Vice-President Wang Qishan in Davos
Your favourite Chinese and Korean TV dramas from 2018

The favourites include two Chinese imperial stories from the Qing dynasty. The Korean dramas include a 19th century tale and an augmented reality story.

1 Jan 2019 - 5:39PM

The favourites include two Chinese imperial stories from the Qing dynasty. The Korean dramas include a 19th century tale and an augmented reality story.

Your favourite Chinese and Korean TV dramas from 2018
Year in review: Asian Games success headlines Hong Kong sporting triumphs in landmark 2018
  • Our reporters look back at the sporting highlights and low points of the last 12 months
30 Dec 2018 - 9:17PM
  • Our reporters look back at the sporting highlights and low points of the last 12 months
Year in review: Asian Games success headlines Hong Kong sporting triumphs in landmark 2018
2018 China tech review: look back at a year when gaming was whacked, AI moved ahead and technology took centre stage in trade war

2018 was an eventful year, with the continued ascendance of Chinese smartphone brands, wider deployment of AI technology, e-commerce moving offline, and the first roll out of China’s home grown electric cars.

24 Dec 2018 - 4:16PM

2018 was an eventful year, with the continued ascendance of Chinese smartphone brands, wider deployment of AI technology, e-commerce moving offline, and the first roll out of China’s home grown electric cars.

2018 China tech review: look back at a year when gaming was whacked, AI moved ahead and technology took centre stage in trade war
Clockenflap 2018: live from the music festival

Hong Kong’s biggest annual music festival is here and the Post will be bringing you all the action and excitement.

11 Nov 2018 - 6:17PM

Hong Kong’s biggest annual music festival is here and the Post will be bringing you all the action and excitement.

Clockenflap 2018: live from the music festival
How the US midterm elections unfolded, as Americans delivered a verdict on Trump

US President Donald Trump will have to face Democrats armed with subpoena power, after they took control of the lower house of Congress in midterm elections Tuesday.

7 Nov 2018 - 1:56PM

US President Donald Trump will have to face Democrats armed with subpoena power, after they took control of the lower house of Congress in midterm elections Tuesday.

How the US midterm elections unfolded, as Americans delivered a verdict on Trump
Six of Hong Kong’s biggest transport achievements in the 115 years the South China Morning Post has been in publication

With the South China Morning Post’s 115th anniversary hot on the heels of the express rail link and ‘mega bridge’ to Macau and Zhuhai opening, we celebrate six transport milestones that demonstrate how dynamic Hong Kong has never been a city to sit still.

9 Nov 2018 - 6:17AM

With the South China Morning Post’s 115th anniversary hot on the heels of the express rail link and ‘mega bridge’ to Macau and Zhuhai opening, we celebrate six transport milestones that demonstrate how dynamic Hong Kong has never been a city to sit still.

Six of Hong Kong’s biggest transport achievements in the 115 years the South China Morning Post has been in publication
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s 2018 policy address brings good news for working mothers and house-hunters

But chief executive’s 40-minute speech does not go into detail on sensitive political issues such as calls for city’s independence or national security laws.

10 Oct 2018 - 4:10PM

But chief executive’s 40-minute speech does not go into detail on sensitive political issues such as calls for city’s independence or national security laws.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s 2018 policy address brings good news for working mothers and house-hunters
STYLE Edit: Boucheron taps actress Zhou Dongyu to launch its Quatre Red Edition

The new jewellery collection comprises a ring and a pendant and uses red ceramic for the first time

2 Oct 2018 - 9:00AM

The new jewellery collection comprises a ring and a pendant and uses red ceramic for the first time

STYLE Edit: Boucheron taps actress Zhou Dongyu to launch its Quatre Red Edition
Super Typhoon Mangkhut: Hong Kong ramps up preparations, with clearer picture of storm’s direction possible by Friday

Hong Kong ramps up preparations for incoming Mangkhut, now hurtling towards the Philippines’ most populous island.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

Hong Kong ramps up preparations for incoming Mangkhut, now hurtling towards the Philippines’ most populous island.

Super Typhoon Mangkhut: Hong Kong ramps up preparations, with clearer picture of storm’s direction possible by Friday
‘This one is very different’: Super Typhoon Mangkhut threatens Hong Kong, Philippines and Taiwan

Too early to predict if ‘strongest storm ever to threaten Hong Kong’ will be a direct hit, Observatory says, but authorities are taking no chances.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

Too early to predict if ‘strongest storm ever to threaten Hong Kong’ will be a direct hit, Observatory says, but authorities are taking no chances.

‘This one is very different’: Super Typhoon Mangkhut threatens Hong Kong, Philippines and Taiwan
Mystery over disappearing Chinese newspaper report on X-men actress Fan Bingbing’s alleged travel ban