Residents pay tribute in Shanghai on Saturday to victims of a recent deadly fire in Xinjiang. Photo: AP
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Anti-Covid lockdown protests flare across China after deadly Urumqi fire

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Residents and students gather in major cities including Beijing and Shanghai reflecting growing public impatience.

Residents pay tribute in Shanghai on Saturday to victims of a recent deadly fire in Xinjiang. Photo: AP

Anti-Covid lockdown protests flare across China after deadly Urumqi fire

Residents and students gather in major cities including Beijing and Shanghai reflecting growing public impatience.

8 minutes ago

Room for Chinese monetary policy to ease further in 2023: economists

Need for healthy growth amid fears of a global recession rules out restrictive monetary policy for China, noted economist says.

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Hong Kong watchdog investigates fish market over price fixing allegations

Competition Commission says it surveyed workers from more than 30 wholesalers at the Aberdeen Wholesale Fish Market.

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A deserted commercial area in Beijing as Covid-19 restrictions are implemented. Photo: Bloomberg

Room for Chinese monetary policy to ease further in 2023: economists

Need for healthy growth amid fears of a global recession rules out restrictive monetary policy for China, noted economist says.

14 minutes ago
Crime in Hong Kong

Hong Kong watchdog investigates fish market over price fixing allegations

Competition Commission says it surveyed workers from more than 30 wholesalers at the Aberdeen Wholesale Fish Market.

Competition Commission says it surveyed workers from more than 30 wholesalers at the Aberdeen Wholesale Fish Market.

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Taiwan

Taiwan elections: what do KMT’s gains mean for the 2024 presidential race?

The results give the main opposition party a confidence boost but there are still hazards ahead, analysts say.

The results give the main opposition party a confidence boost but there are still hazards ahead, analysts say.

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Yours for US$50,000: Nazi Germany site on tiny island up for sale

Channel Islands, off France’s coast, were the only British territory occupied by Hitler’s forces; seven-acre encampment with trenches and bunkers was home to soldiers and officers.

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Yours for US$50,000: Nazi Germany site on tiny island up for sale

Kim Jong-un’s ‘most beloved’ daughter reappears, heats up succession debate

Second public appearance of Kim’s daughter Ju Ae, aged around 9 or 10, has led to more commentary abroad on whether she is being primed as her father’s successor in North Korea.

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Kim Jong-un’s ‘most beloved’ daughter reappears, heats up succession debate

Taiwan elections: what do KMT’s gains mean for the 2024 presidential race?

The results give the main opposition party a confidence boost but there are still hazards ahead, analysts say.

1 hour ago

Yours for US$50,000: Nazi Germany site on tiny island up for sale

Channel Islands, off France’s coast, were the only British territory occupied by Hitler’s forces; seven-acre encampment with trenches and bunkers was home to soldiers and officers.

2 hours ago

Kim Jong-un’s ‘most beloved’ daughter reappears, heats up succession debate

Second public appearance of Kim’s daughter Ju Ae, aged around 9 or 10, has led to more commentary abroad on whether she is being primed as her father’s successor in North Korea.

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A sign reading “fossil fuels out” is displayed during a demonstration at COP27 on November 12 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Simon Stiell, UN climate chief, acknowledges nations didn’t do anything additional to address climate change itself at the meeting. Photo: AP

Opinion | COP27 loss and damage deal: throwing money at climate change is not enough

From loss and damage to carbon trading, money can be an incentive for climate action, and Hong Kong can play a major part as a centre of climate finance. But this is not enough.

26 Nov 2022 - 4:15PM

Asian Angle | Friends to foes: can China, India’s ancient links offer hints on mending rift?

Sino-Indian history – that began over 1,000 years ago between southern Indian kingdoms of Pallava, Chola and Song China – is often overlooked in discussing China-India relationships.

Sino-Indian history – that began over 1,000 years ago between southern Indian kingdoms of Pallava, Chola and Song China – is often overlooked in discussing China-India relationships.

26 Nov 2022 - 4:13PM
Friends to foes: can China, India’s ancient links offer hints on mending rift?

My Hong Kong | Thai tour group deserves ‘Tourist of the Year’ medals after meal box fiasco

The group, who had to eat meal boxes for three days of a four-day trip and still described it as ‘very good’, should be showered with free air tickets and future hotel accommodation.

The group, who had to eat meal boxes for three days of a four-day trip and still described it as ‘very good’, should be showered with free air tickets and future hotel accommodation.

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Thai tour group deserves ‘Tourist of the Year’ medals after meal box fiasco

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