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.
Scientists’ work on mRNA technology paved the way for vaccines in the global fight against Covid-19 and raises Hong Kong hopes of becoming a biotech hub.
City is pinning its hopes on holidays to boost economy and bring public cheer at challenging time
Recent moves raise hopes of greater cooperation and dialogue, and less confrontation and tit-for-tat measures that do nothing to resolve disputes.
‘Night Vibes’ campaign, which promises bazaars, late openings and much more, will lighten the public mood but the city economy calls for a sustainable approach.
Despite new crime-fighting tools, it is becoming increasingly clear that staying ahead of cyber bandits requires individuals to take greater precautions.
Number of city children with eye condition hit a record during pandemic as reliance on screens grew, and the problem remains today.
Return of mainland tourists does not mean business as usual for city retailers, who must think outside the box as circumstances change.
Hyperbolic Western media see Chinese president’s absence as a snub, but by sending Premier Li Qiang instead, Beijing is emphasising what the grouping was originally about: economic collaboration and not political back-stabbing.
Hongkonger brings traditional city delicacies to Paris and French-born businessman showcases his homeland’s flair for fashion in financial hub.
Readers discuss how the pandemic has affected the mental health of those in the medical field, the impact of the loss of small businesses, and the need for better sex education in schools.
New cut-price Cathay Pacific Airbus planes, with book cost of HK$36 billion, will be delivered by the end of 2029 and used mostly on mainland China and Asia routes.
Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism Kevin Yeung on Saturday says more than 700 mainland tour groups expected to arrive in the city in next few days.
Restaurant industry figures predict the National Day long weekend take will be 50 per cent up on last year.
Can Beijing mend fences with its neighbours in Northeast Asia as host of the region’s sporting spectacular?
Weekend is first large-scale celebration of three-day Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holidays since end of pandemic.
September 30 is World Heart Day, and a good time to think about how to improve your heart health and your family’s. A cardiologist gives some tips, including a decent diet, exercise and laughter.
Parents say they are glad to show their children treasured tradition, which was last celebrated in 2019.
University of Hong Kong drops four spots from 31st to 35th this year in Times Higher Education list.
Shanghai has to reduce taxes and red tape, make the yuan fully convertible and broaden market access to draw more investment, European Union Chamber of Commerce leaders say.
US-China tensions create negative ripple effects for American firms, including lost sales and disrupted supply chains, according to annual survey’s results.
Pharmaceutical giant Merck’s antiviral pill molnupiravir was one of the earliest treatments rolled out during the pandemic to prevent Covid becoming more severe in vulnerable people.
Covid-19 killed some 24 million people globally but the world is now ‘arguably worse off’ in terms of pandemic preparedness than it was before 2020, according to former New Zealand PM Helen Clark.
More than 1,700 sign up for campaign, where prices on menus or specific dishes will be slashed by up to 30 per cent
Shi Zhengli and colleagues at the Wuhan Institute of Virology warn in a paper that there are 20 ‘highly risky’ coronavirus species.
Green List visas can be offered for jobs such as welding, panel beating and vehicle painting. In addition, construction companies can recruit migrants at a lower wage than the normal work visa allows.
Paul Chan and Bank of England governor discuss interest rates, inflation trends, global economic outlook and areas such as financial regulation in London.
China’s role in the global supply chain will become even more crucial in the coming years, as it garners a bigger market share in intermediate products, says HKMA CEO Eddie Yue.
Japanese furniture retailer Nitori Holdings, which opened its first outlet in Hong Kong on Wednesday, plans to gradually expand its footprint to 20 across the city in the coming years, according to a top executive.
Australia PM Anthony Albanese says an independent Covid-19 inquiry will look into the country’s response to the pandemic and that it would not be the last.
Scientists pinpoint a biological pathway used by a common antidepressant and learn how to eliminate its notorious side effects.
After struggling through school, Michael Chan was admitted to Chinese University and launched Companion Hong Kong, which earned him a Spirit of Hong Kong nomination.
Summit between American president and region’s leaders will be second in a year as Washington seeks to counter Beijing’s push for clout.
Senior customs official Mark Woo promises more international cooperation to close net around drug smugglers as figures rise.
Data increasingly suggests that getting vaccinated reduces the risk of long Covid among children and adults.