An outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan, China. It has since spread across the world and the World Health Organisation has declared a global pandemic. Seeking to distinguish the virus from the disease it causes, the virus has been named SARS-CoV-2 and the disease Covid-19.
Firms’ decision will provide respite for city businesses and households, but they could have done more under a system seen as increasingly unfair.
Rise in respiratory illnesses in mainland China may be driven by known pathogens, but, as with Covid-19, vigilance and transparency are required
Hong Kong has, thankfully, passed on its world crown to New York, but cost of shops is still too high in city recovering from pandemic.
Strong bond market drives rebound by war chest that helps defend Hong Kong dollar and hopes are high it will continue.
Assessment appearing to reflect costly impact of three-year school shutdown underlines help education sector requires if it is to recover.
Officials should be giving a reason as to why the Democratic Party’s successful bid for a dry goods stall at the Victoria Park Lunar New Year Fair was rejected.
The leaders of China and the US may not have agreed on everything, but clearly both were certain about one thing: lines of communication must be kept open at all times.
At their long-awaited meeting on Wednesday, the leaders of global powers China and the US must aim to seek common ground and narrow their differences.
China is all the poorer for the death of the ‘people’s premier’ Li Keqiang, who always showed his caring side even as he steered the nation through some of its most difficult moments.
The WHO says the spike appears to be driven by a rise in the number of children contracting pathogens they had avoided during 2 years of Covid-19 restrictions.
Vaccination arrangements for the 100,000-jab batch manufactured by US drug firm Pfizer expected to be announced in December.
Avenue of Stars runway show by Louis Vuitton, world’s biggest high fashion brand, attracts host of international celebrities to city.
Libraries are struggling to woo visitors despite pulling out the stops with new offerings, including more open areas and digital services.
The Conference Board think tank’s twice-yearly survey finds that confidence among dozens of polled CEOs has taken a big hit while Beijing struggles to stimulate the market and lure investors.
Despite the British leader’s vow to reduce arrivals, official figures showed net migration last year hit new levels.
Finance minister Jeremy Hunt announced a huge package of 110 measures aimed at reinvigorating the ailing economy and boosting business investment.
Hong Kong Aircrew Officers Association says pilots will need to fly more to achieve the rise offered because they are paid by the hour.
The David J. Sencer CDC Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, explains the history and work of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, including in Asia – though there’s little on its Covid efforts.
Hong Kong’s tourist hotspot of Tsim Sha Tsui retained its ranking as the most expensive retail destination in Asia-Pacific, but slipped to third place globally, according to a survey by Cushman & Wakefield.
High-end Japanese restaurants, which thrived during pandemic as people could not travel, are closing.
Number of first degree students from Hong Kong in US drops to just over 3,000, lowest figure since statistics became available in 2000.
Officials from health, education and social welfare to join forces to protect vulnerable after surge in children taking own lives or attempting to.
UN’s International Vaccine Institute and Cambridge University will set up labs at the University of Hong as part of new Global Health Institute.
The Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport, that cost about US$1.1 billion is part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, was financed under a 55-year build-operate-transfer deal.
The airline targeted Theo Seremetidis in 2020 after he instructed staff that for safety reasons they did not have to clean two aircraft arriving from China.
‘Essential questions’ unanswered following months-long investigation of facility housing lab mice and medical waste owned by Chinese citizen.
30 million tourists in 2023 estimate based on 26.78 million visitors for first 10 months of year in wake of end of coronavirus travel restrictions.
Secretary for Development Bernadette Linn moves to allay fears that construction workers in hostel accommodation will have movements restricted.
US students returned to Hong Kong and Taiwan after the pandemic’s first year, but only 211 studied in the mainland during the 2021-22 academic year.
The Fosun Group is looking to make another major leap in the healthcare industry as it prepares to deliver locally-made surgical robots to hospitals.