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As it happened: angry Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam rejects universal Covid-19 testing calls, hits back after Cathay grilling

Lawmakers gather for opening session of Legco term, but several are in quarantine or have been urged to stay away after attending Wan Chai birthday bash.

Lawmakers gather for opening session of Legco term, but several are in quarantine or have been urged to stay away after attending Wan Chai birthday bash.

13 Jan 2022 - 9:04AM
As it happened: ‘no one size fits all’ democratic model, Hong Kong leader Lam says as she defends Legco poll

Pro-establishment politicians win every seat in the revamped legislature bar one after Beijing-led electoral overhaul.

Pro-establishment politicians win every seat in the revamped legislature bar one after Beijing-led electoral overhaul.

20 Dec 2021 - 4:25PM
Hong Kong elections: 30.2 per cent turnout in first Legislative Council poll since Beijing overhaul

Counting of ballots begins at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and is expected to last into early Monday morning.

Counting of ballots begins at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and is expected to last into early Monday morning.

20 Dec 2021 - 7:09AM
Hong Kong Legco election: city splits into ‘parallel universes’ as some residents vote while others shop or go sightseeing

As older people headed to polling stations to support candidates they say will ensure order after the 2019 protests, younger residents used the day – and the free public transport – to do something fun, arguing the poll was meaningless.

As older people headed to polling stations to support candidates they say will ensure order after the 2019 protests, younger residents used the day – and the free public transport – to do something fun, arguing the poll was meaningless.

24 Dec 2021 - 11:56AM
As it happened: turnout in Hong Kong Legislative Council election 2021 just shy of 30 per cent; voting extended at 11 stations

Total of 153 candidates vying for 90 seats in geographical, functional and Election Committee constituencies, but only 20 will be filled through direct elections.

Total of 153 candidates vying for 90 seats in geographical, functional and Election Committee constituencies, but only 20 will be filled through direct elections.

20 Dec 2021 - 2:16AM
Infographic: what we know about the Omicron variant

First recorded in South Africa, the B.1.1.529 variant has caused Covid-19 cases in a growing number of countries.

First recorded in South Africa, the B.1.1.529 variant has caused Covid-19 cases in a growing number of countries.

14 Dec 2021 - 9:41AM
Explainer | A year of living dangerously: timeline of Beijing’s crackdown on China’s once high-flying edtech sector

This year’s crackdown on China edtech was swift and brutal, especially after the sector reaped huge gains during last year’s Covid lockdowns when students studied at home.

This year’s crackdown on China edtech was swift and brutal, especially after the sector reaped huge gains during last year’s Covid lockdowns when students studied at home.

16 Nov 2021 - 11:44AM
Explainer | China’s chip champion: can SMIC lead Beijing’s quest for semiconductor self-sufficiency?

Chip maker SMIC, China’s top foundry, still faces challenges in closing the technology gap.

Chip maker SMIC, China’s top foundry, still faces challenges in closing the technology gap.

31 Oct 2021 - 10:00AM
Hong Kong Marathon: Wong Kai-lok and Christy Yiu triumph as race returns for first time since 2019 - as it happened

Men's marathon was won by Wong Kai-lok, with Christy Yiu taking first place in the women's race. Some competitors say they were stopped from running because of logos, slogans on their clothing.

Men's marathon was won by Wong Kai-lok, with Christy Yiu taking first place in the women's race. Some competitors say they were stopped from running because of logos, slogans on their clothing.

24 Oct 2021 - 11:55AM
Hong Kong government hands quarantine exemption to men’s rugby sevens team

National team players allowed to train four times during 14-day quarantine after tournaments in Canada.

National team players allowed to train four times during 14-day quarantine after tournaments in Canada.

12 Oct 2021 - 10:58AM
Emotional Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam wraps up 2021 policy address, refers to tenure as ‘greatest honour’ – as it happened

Housing and land formed focus of speech topping two hours.

Housing and land formed focus of speech topping two hours.

6 Oct 2021 - 6:25PM
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s 2021 policy address: will chief executive drop hints on potential bid for second term?

City leader expected to focus on housing and land supply in speech topping two hours. 

City leader expected to focus on housing and land supply in speech topping two hours. 

7 Oct 2021 - 10:27AM
Clockenflap, Hong Kong’s biggest music festival, cancelled in 2021 – the third year in a row – with organisers blaming coronavirus restrictions

Clockenflap organisers admit defeat, citing recently tightened rules on running large-scale outdoor events and continuing restrictions on international travel to Hong Kong.

Clockenflap organisers admit defeat, citing recently tightened rules on running large-scale outdoor events and continuing restrictions on international travel to Hong Kong.

29 Sep 2021 - 8:12PM
Thailand protests: it’s youths vs police at Bangkok’s Din Daeng neighbourhood

Young protesters have converged on the working-class area every night for the past seven weeks, taking on the authorities amid clouds of tear gas.

Young protesters have converged on the working-class area every night for the past seven weeks, taking on the authorities amid clouds of tear gas.

26 Sep 2021 - 1:30PM
China’s probe into ride hailing giant Didi Chuxing may lead to management reshuffle, sources say

Didi’s top three executives, who hold more than 50 per cent of the voting rights, are under scrutiny, with co-founder Jean Liu’s role possibly being changed, sources say.

Didi’s top three executives, who hold more than 50 per cent of the voting rights, are under scrutiny, with co-founder Jean Liu’s role possibly being changed, sources say.

19 Aug 2021 - 11:09AM
Thai PM Prayuth faces growing pressure as former supporters embrace ‘change of heart’

Thai politics has been reshaped by the coronavirus pandemic as well as the youth-led pro-democracy movement that has loosened the grip of old loyalties.

Thai politics has been reshaped by the coronavirus pandemic as well as the youth-led pro-democracy movement that has loosened the grip of old loyalties.

9 Aug 2021 - 11:33PM
Tokyo Olympics: Siobhan Haughey marketing machine kicks off with bubble tea sold at half price – if they blow a kiss

Hong Kong’s ‘Little Fish’ has businesses offering rewards and discounts to Hong Kong fans inspired by her Tokyo Olympics silver medal.

Hong Kong’s ‘Little Fish’ has businesses offering rewards and discounts to Hong Kong fans inspired by her Tokyo Olympics silver medal.

28 Jul 2021 - 8:59PM
Tokyo Olympics: Siobhan Haughey's sensational day in pool highlight of day 5 for Hong Kong - as it happened

Hong Kong's Siobhan Haughey sets another Asian record in 52.70 seconds, after earlier smashing her personal best en route to historic silver medal in 200m freestyle final.

Hong Kong's Siobhan Haughey sets another Asian record in 52.70 seconds, after earlier smashing her personal best en route to historic silver medal in 200m freestyle final.

30 Jul 2021 - 11:31AM
Tokyo Olympics: China women's football team crash out after 8-2 humiliation by Netherlands – day 4, as it happened

Goals galore in Yokohama as China suffer embarrassing end to their group campaign with the Dutch running out 8-2 winners. 

Goals galore in Yokohama as China suffer embarrassing end to their group campaign with the Dutch running out 8-2 winners. 

28 Jul 2021 - 12:05AM
Tokyo 2020: Naomi Osaka lights Olympic Cauldron – opening ceremony, as it happened

Edgar Cheung Ka-long and Tse Ying-suet carry Hong Kong's flag into the Olympic Stadium during opening ceremony, as Japanese Emperor Naruhito declares Games open.

Edgar Cheung Ka-long and Tse Ying-suet carry Hong Kong's flag into the Olympic Stadium during opening ceremony, as Japanese Emperor Naruhito declares Games open.

24 Jul 2021 - 12:47AM
Hong Kong lowers all typhoon signals as Tropical Storm Cempaka moves away from city

The Observatory issued an amber rainstorm alert at 11.40am, warning flooding could occur in low-lying or poorly drained areas.

The Observatory issued an amber rainstorm alert at 11.40am, warning flooding could occur in low-lying or poorly drained areas.

20 Jul 2021 - 8:48PM
Thai police fire rubber bullets, tear gas at crowds protesting government’s virus response

Protesters are angry at the Thai government’s Covid-19 response and slow vaccine roll-out as the country experiences a deadly resurgence in cases.

Protesters are angry at the Thai government’s Covid-19 response and slow vaccine roll-out as the country experiences a deadly resurgence in cases.

18 Jul 2021 - 10:05PM
China-US relations: superpowers jostle for position of strength in planning senior official’s visit

A proposed trip to Tianjin by US deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman depends on guaranteed access to power and protocols being followed.

A proposed trip to Tianjin by US deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman depends on guaranteed access to power and protocols being followed.

16 Jul 2021 - 11:30PM
Elon Musk admits he uses his sense of humour to get free press for Tesla

Known for his frequent postings to social media, Elon Musk testified under oath during a trial over the electric carmaker’s controversial 2016 acquisition of Solar City.

Known for his frequent postings to social media, Elon Musk testified under oath during a trial over the electric carmaker’s controversial 2016 acquisition of Solar City.

13 Jul 2021 - 10:39AM
Communist Party centenary: key points from Xi Jinping’s Tiananmen address

The president speaks for more than an hour, stressing the party’s role in China’s past, present and future.

The president speaks for more than an hour, stressing the party’s role in China’s past, present and future.

1 Jul 2021 - 3:42PM
‘Lone wolf terrorist’ attack on busy Hong Kong street leaves assailant dead, police officer in serious condition

Officer, 28, was stabbed in the back outside Sogo department store in Causeway Bay; suspect turned weapon on himself.

Officer, 28, was stabbed in the back outside Sogo department store in Causeway Bay; suspect turned weapon on himself.

2 Jul 2021 - 1:21PM
Communist Party centenary live: China has never ‘oppressed’ another country and never will, Xi says – as it happened

Xi says centenary marks significant date of the 'glorious journey after 100 years of struggle'.

Xi says centenary marks significant date of the 'glorious journey after 100 years of struggle'.

1 Jul 2021 - 3:21PM
Top judges and justice minister among recipients of Hong Kong honours

City leader awards a record 746 honours, with dozens going to members of the police force.

City leader awards a record 746 honours, with dozens going to members of the police force.

1 Jul 2021 - 4:25PM
Hong Kong issues first No 1 typhoon warning of the year

Public cautioned to be prepared for changes in weather with tropical cyclone centred about 500km away, Observatory says.

Public cautioned to be prepared for changes in weather with tropical cyclone centred about 500km away, Observatory says.

11 Jun 2021 - 7:49PM
Explainer | What is China’s 996 work culture that is polarising its Silicon Valleys?

Demanding hours persist at Chinese tech giants and start-ups, where employees describe a culture that glorifies unquestioned dedication to work and looks down upon attempts to maintain a work-life balance.

Demanding hours persist at Chinese tech giants and start-ups, where employees describe a culture that glorifies unquestioned dedication to work and looks down upon attempts to maintain a work-life balance.

11 Jun 2021 - 9:58AM