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Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific to cut 6,000 jobs; axe regional brand Cathay Dragon

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways will cut around 6,000 jobs or 18% of its workforce, and axe regional brand Cathay Dragon to help it weather the coronavirus pandemic. Cathay Pacific said it expected to run at 10% of its pre-pandemic passenger capacity for the rest of 2020. Passenger numbers in September fell 98.1% from the […]

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Rare pink dolphins spotted in waters between Hong Kong and Macau as coronavirus halts ferries

Rare pink dolphins have returned to the waters between Hong Kong and Macau after coronavirus halted ferries, but scientists remain deeply concerned about their long-term survival in one of the world’s busiest sea lanes. “Today we encountered three different groups of dolphins — six adults and two sub-adults,” Naomi Brennan a conservationists said. “They were […]

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$300 million stolen Mao Zedong scroll found cut in half in Hong Kong

A stolen calligraphy scroll worth millions cut in half has been found in Hong Kong. Thieves stole the scroll by Chinese communist leader Mao Zedong from an art collector’s home in a burglary last month. They then sold it at a fraction of its value. It was apparently cut up as the 2.8m-long scroll was deemed […]

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Hong Kong removes teacher for ‘promoting Hong Kong’s independence’ in the classroom

A teacher in Hong Kong was removed after being accused of promoting the territory’s independence in the classroom. Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong said it was important to weed out “bad apples” from the education system. Beijing believes schools have been helping to foment opposition to China’s communist party. Hong Kong’s largest […]

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Rare 102-carat white diamond auctioned ‘cheaply’ for $15.7 million

A rare 102-carat white diamond was auctioned for US$ 15.7 million in what experts say is a ‘bargain’. The stone went to an unnamed telephone bidder. The auction was held online by Sotheby’s in Hong Kong due to the pandemic. The diamond was taken from a 271-carat stone which was discovered at a Canadian mine […]

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HSBC shares dive to 25-year low over dirty money scandal

HSBC and Standard Chartered Hong Kong shares dropped on Monday after media reports that they and other banks moved large sums of allegedly illicit funds over nearly two decades despite red flags about the origins of the money. Many media articles were based on leaked suspicious activity reports filed by banks and other financial firms […]

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Hong Kong Police comes under severe criticism for tackling 12-year-old to the ground

Hong Kong police has come under severe criticism after a viral video showed officers tackling a 12-year-old girl to the ground during a pro-democracy protest during the weekend. The video shows the girl walking along a sidewalk when riot police officers stopped her. The girl started running away before the police, armed with batons, helmets, […]

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United Nations human rights experts oppose China’s National Security Legislation on Hong Kong

United Nations human rights experts in a letter to China, have strongly condemned the imposition of the National Security Legislation on Hong Kong. The National Security Legislation was widely criticised since it was imposed by Beijing in June after months of huge pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong last year. In a 14-page letter experts said the […]

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China arrests 10 people heading to Taiwan from Hong Kong after intercepting their boat

Chinese officials have arrested at least 10 people after intercepting a boat believed to be heading to Taiwan from Hong Kong. China’s coastguard said the arrests were made on Sunday morning off the southern province of Guangdong, near Hong Kong. Hong Kong media reports said those on board the vessel were trying to reach Taiwan […]

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US suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong over national security law

United States has ended the extradition treaty with Hong Kong in bid to build pressure on Beijing after it imposed a controversial national security law on the former British territory. It is one of three bilateral treaties suspended on Wednesday. Other nations, such as the UK, Germany and Australia have also suspended extradition treaties in […]

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Goods made in Hong Kong for the United States will be labelled made in China

Goods made in Hong Kong for the United States will need to be labelled as made in China after Sept. 25, according to a US government notice posted on Tuesday. The move follows China’s imposition of a national security law on Hong Kong and a U.S. decision to end the former British colony’s special status […]

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Hong Kong’s media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under controversial national security legislature

Hong Kong’s media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been arrested under Hong Kong’s national security legislation, and his newspaper raided. He is accused of ‘colluding with foreign powers’. Lai’s Apple Daily reported that 10 police officers arrived at the 72-year-old’s home at 7am and began live streaming a raid on its headquarters by scores of police […]