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.
‘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.
With city’s birth rate hitting a new low and emigration continuing, a more holistic policy is called for despite an uptick in numbers.
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.
Flex space provider IWG says it is adding locations rapidly in the Greater Bay Area as property owners seek to capitalise on the trend. Major landlords Hongkong Land and Swire Properties also have their fingers in the co-working pie.
City comes alive and offers masses of special deals as part of government’s plan to put the pizzazz back into nightlife
Beijing has mobilised 39 business delegations to ensure the purchase of goods and services at the China International Import Expo, in its latest effort to maintain strong economic ties with foreign businesses and head off any chance of a decoupling with the West.
Committee acquires documents, photos and video in inquiry involving site where at least 20 potentially infectious agents were said to be detected.
China’s significant jump in share of total global debt stock to 20 per cent draws scrutiny as its regional governments confront financial strain.
Chen Siyuan, vice minister at Ministry of Public Security, says more cross-border collaboration needed to tackle increasing incidence of cybercrime.
An agency whistle-blower claims CIA personnel were offered incentives to change their mind on the origin of the virus.
The painting, the 1884 “Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring”, worth more than US$3 million, was burgled from the Singer Laren Museum near Amsterdam on March 30, 2020 in a heist that made global headlines.
Trip.com Group, China’s largest online travel agency, does not expect a stalled national economy to halt its pursuit of annualised growth of up to 20 per cent over the next three to five years.
The FDA decision opens the newest vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer and its partner BioNTech to most Americans even if they have never had a Covid vaccination.
Oliver Dowden raised the issue at Prime Minister’s Questions on Monday, amid pressure from MPs concerned at China’s activity in the field.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will soon visit Russia to meet President Vladimir Putin, the two countries confirmed on Monday, for a potential landmark summit amid Moscow’s deepening isolation over the war in Ukraine.
Suicide rate among those aged 15-24 rises to 12.2 deaths per 100,000 people, compared with 6.2 per 100,000 in 2014.
The cybercrime group used ransomware to attack hundreds of targets worldwide, particularly hospitals amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Competition Commission announces end to investigation after learning in July that airlines had scrapped plan to share revenues, as well as coordinate pricing and flights.
Covid-19 death toll is on the rise again in the Middle East and Asia, while intensive care unit admissions are increasing in Europe, the WHO says.
The US president has raised eyebrows for not wearing a mask at at least two events soon after wife Jill Biden had her positive diagnosis.