Greater China

WHO team ‘to scrap interim report on Covid-19 probe in China’

A group of international scientists is calling for a new, independent investigation to nail down whether the virus came from an animal or a lab.

5 Mar 2021 - 3:15AM
Chinese trio arrested over fake coronavirus vaccines in South Africa

Seizure of counterfeit shots leads police to network in China, resulting in arrest of 80 suspects in raid on manufacturing facilities.

5 Mar 2021 - 4:40AM
China will have the vaccines, convincing the public is the issue: experts

So far, just 3.56 per cent of the population has been immunised and authorities want to speed up the roll-out to hit 40 per cent target by July.

5 Mar 2021 - 8:33AM
Beijing public health workers the least willing in China to get vaccinated, poll finds

Less than 74 per cent of all CDC staff in the Chinese capital would get immunised against Covid-19 voluntarily, according to survey.

4 Mar 2021 - 9:58AM
Tokyo asks China to stop coronavirus anal swab tests on Japanese citizens

Some of those subject to the tests complained of ‘psychological distress’, a top government spokesman says.

2 Mar 2021 - 6:01AM
Explainer | China’s ‘two sessions’ 2021: five things you need to know

Thousands of legislators and advisers will gather in Beijing in early March to set and endorse the national agenda.

3 Mar 2021 - 11:49AM
China’s ‘two sessions’: Covid-19 vaccines, tests and limited media access

Most of the thousands of people attending the annual political meetings expected to have been inoculated, as well as drivers and hotel staff.

1 Mar 2021 - 11:12PM
Hong Kong officials close ‘Instagram Pier’ to the public citing Covid-19 concerns

Visitor access denied from Sunday to the Western District Public Cargo Working Area, better known to social media users as ‘Instagram Pier’.

1 Mar 2021 - 9:43PM
China using Covid-19 as ‘another way to control journalists’, FCCC says

Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China says in annual report that Beijing has introduced extra surveillance and restrictions to obstruct reporters.

1 Mar 2021 - 4:01PM
Bookings for Pfizer Covid-19 vaccinations in Hong Kong to open on Wednesday

Priority residents to be the first in the city to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech jabs the following Wednesday.

1 Mar 2021 - 7:04PM
Hotels may become apartment blocks as Hong Kong owners pivot amid downturn

The successful applications of two hotels to convert their properties into residential buildings comes as home seekers regain confidence in anticipation that the Covid-19 vaccination will help revive the economy.

2 Mar 2021 - 1:00PM
China has been looking for vaccines for Covid-19 variants for ‘a long time’, expert says

Researchers have been ‘tracking and analysing a global database of Covid-19 patients’, military scientist Chen Wei says.

27 Feb 2021 - 7:35PM
Strict security for Hong Kong’s new delivery of 585,000 BioNTech Covid-19 jabs

The Pfizer-BioNTech shots are packed in boxes fitted with tracking devices and thermometers to guarantee safe and secure delivery to vaccination centres.

27 Feb 2021 - 10:55PM
Vaccine roll-out means ‘worst over’ for Hong Kong’s retail sector, says New World

Retail sales likely to surge by double digits in the second half of the year, New World’s chief executive predicts.

27 Feb 2021 - 7:50AM
World’s biggest glove maker eyes US$1.9 billion Hong Kong listing

Malaysia’s Top Glove plans to issue 1.49 billion new shares as part of a dual listing in Hong Kong.

27 Feb 2021 - 2:11AM
First batch of Hongkongers get Covid-19 vaccine shots amid travel hopes

Elderly people, their carers, as well as health officials and political heavyweights among those lined up across city for first dose of CoronaVac.

26 Feb 2021 - 10:04PM
Hong Kong developers’ profits plunge as travel curbs hit hotels, malls

Sun Hung Kai Properties, Hysan Development and Sino Land see profits at their hotel and shopping centre businesses tumble as travel restrictions keep visitors away.

26 Feb 2021 - 11:39AM