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.
Key data for May proves disappointing and many challenges remain, but China still has some tools in the shed to turn things around.
With city cases having doubled in four years, now is the time to face the problem, monitor public wellness and reach out to those who require support.
Further evidence of a weakening global economy is to be found in the imports and exports for April, and the need to support the manufacturing labour market.
The lifting of city’s pandemic restrictions has brought the unwelcome return of tree thieves and wildlife poachers
Makeshift hospital near border with mainland China will soon offer radiology services in attempt to cut Hong Kong waiting list
Ardern was made a Dame Grand Companion, the second-highest honour in New Zealand, as part of King Charles’ Birthday Honours. It means people will now call her Dame Jacinda.
Meet two friends who endured cancer together during the pandemic. Their journey highlights the importance of support for cancer patients, especially during global health emergencies.
Professor David Hui says surge in cases in past weeks could be considered sixth wave, stresses Covid situation in Hong Kong has already shifted to endemic stage.
With the potential for Thailand and the UAE to legalise casinos in coming years, operators are seeking to get a head start.
The probe, set up by Johnson himself when he was still PM, is set to investigate the British government’s pandemic preparedness and response.
Value of spending vouchers equal to about month’s worth of retail sales, Chief Executive John Lee says.
Lee said he feels fine, adding doctors told him that it was a post-Covid rebound.
Unemployment among China’s youth rose above 20 per cent for the first time, while Hainan is readying for its first durian harvest this year and the C919 completed its first commercial flight in May.
Signal Radar technology can detect distress signals from the HKSOS app in complex terrain or areas without cellular network coverage.
For the women who run companies in the S&P 500, compensation increased for more than half of them but the median pay package fell 6 per cent in 2022.
A global pandemic, the war in Europe, soaring inflation and deeper US-China tensions eroded the wealth of the world’s richest as the billionaire population declined worldwide.
Comments show China harbours no ‘illusions’ about the fallout of its rivalry with the US and has little hope of a lasting improvement in ties, analysts say.
The Lujiazui Forum will be held on June 8 and 9, and will feature over 70 speakers from top financial institutions such as JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs.
Life insurance sales to mainland Chinese visitors rose by 28 times in the first quarter, as the reopening of the border unleashed a wave of pent-up demand, data from the Insurance Authority showed.
Sam Altman whose firm OpenAI created the ChatGPT bot, said tackling the risks from AI should be ‘a global priority alongside other societal-scale risks such as pandemics and nuclear war’.
More than 50 academics and business leaders with extensive experience of China lined up for new group.
Private equity and venture capital firms are hoping China and Asia will emerge as bright spots for the industry after a lacklustre couple of years, the China Private Equity Summit heard on Tuesday.
Entrepreneur Juliana Lam founded Innotier, whose mask she says can instantly eliminate 99 per cent of the coronavirus and last for up to 200 washes.
Finance chief Paul Chan says more large-scale public activities under ‘Happy Hong Kong’ campaign planned to help latest round of vouchers go further.
Some 2,661 mainland citizens were polled by the Centre for International Security and Strategy at Tsinghua University on the outlook for international security.
HKU experts sound alert on flu, RSV and pneumococcal infections, with children and elderly most at risk.
Food, energy, other key products disrupted by pandemic and war in Ukraine; leaders want to avoid such disruptions, and help counter China’s influence.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who spoke via a live-streaming feed, said that the theme of open cooperation ‘could not be timelier’, echoing Xi’s message.
Hong Kong Chinese Civil Servants’ Association says 5.1 per cent pay rise needed to ‘boost morale’ in public sector.
The city state reported 54 deaths last month, nearly double of the total number recorded in the first quarter.
Just 3.83 per cent of respiratory specimens handled by public laboratories tested positive for flu last week.
District Court hears officer was told to strip and suffered broken rib, bruises and scratches in near-hour long ordeal in pub
Immigration has long been a key political issue in the UK, and was one the main battlegrounds of the Brexit referendum in 2016 that saw the country leave the bloc.