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Colombia confiscates 3,493 shark fins bound for Hong Kong from Bogota airport

Colombia confiscated a shipment of 3,493 shark fins which were to be illegally trafficked to Hong Kong from Bogota’s airport. Environmental authorities in the capital said the quantity of fins meant between 900 and 1,000 sharks between 1 and 5 meters in length would have to be killed. In some countries shark fins are sold […]

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Business World

Evergrande: Real-estate giant wreaks havoc on Hong Kong’s market; it’s bankruptcy could stall China’s economy

Chinese real-estate giant Evergrande has started to repay investors in its wealth management business with property, as the world’s most indebted developer faces a key test this week. Major banks have reportedly been told that they won’t receive interest payments on loans that are due Monday, while interest payments of $84 million on the firm’s […]

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Entertainment World

Nicole Kidman: Actress faces criticism after being allowed to bypass quarantine rules in Hong Kong

Hollywood star Nicole Kidman has come under fire for circumventing strict quarantine rules for international travelers. The actress’s arrival in Hong Kong has sparked widespread anger after she was reportedly spotted out and about two days after touching down. This is despite the region having some of the strictest rules in place, with up to […]

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Hong Kong: Man arrested over animal cruelty for pouring salt on snails, causing them to die

A man was arrested for sprinkling large amounts of salt on the snails at a fountain in Hong Kong after the rain, causing them to suffer from dehydration and die. During the period, some passers-by had asked the man to stop his action, but the man involved turned a deaf ear, made a special pose […]

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Business World

Li Auto: Chinese electric automaker plans secondary listing of shares in Hong Kong stock market to raise $2 billion

Chinese electric automaker Li Auto announced plans of raising about $2 billion in a secondary listing of its shares in Hong Kong. The Tesla rivals’ stock are already traded on the Nasdaq stock market in New York. Li Auto is the latest Chinese company to raise money closer to its home country in recent months. […]

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Hong Kong police investigate incident where crowd watching Olympics boo China’s national anthem

Hong Kong police are investigating an incident where a crowd watching the Olympics booed China’s anthem. Hundreds gathered at a shopping mall on Monday to watch a broadcast and cheer on Hong Kong fencer Edgar Cheung, who won gold in the men’s individual foil. When the Chinese national anthem was played, some in the crowd […]

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China sanctions seven Americans including former US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross

China imposed sanctions on American individuals and originations in response to recent US sanctions on Chinese officials in Hong Kong. Those targeted include former US Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross. The counter-sanctions come days before US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman is due to visit China. The US sanctions on Chinese officials in Hong Kong were […]

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Instagram influencer slips to death while clicking picture by a waterfall

Instagram influencer Sofia Cheung tragically plummeted to death after she slipped while clicking a picture by a waterfall. Sofia, 32, and three companions went to Ha Pak Lai Park where the terrible occurrence transpired. The influencer chose to shoot selfies at the park’s Pineapple Mountain location, a popular spot for hikers at dusk when she […]

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Hong Kong police arrest five journalist during raid at pro-democracy Apple Daily

Hong Kong police arrested the editor-in-chief and four other executives of pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily on Thursday, on suspicion of violating the national security law. Apple Daily is owned by media mogul Jimmy Lai, who was also arrested and jailed on a string of charges. The paper is known to be critical of Beijing’s leadership. […]

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Parking spot in Hong Kong sold for $1.3 million, making it the world’s most expensive

A parking spot in Hong Kong has been sold for an all-time high price of 10 million Hong Kong dollars making it the world’s most expensive parking spot. The 134.5-square-foot space is located in the basement of ultra-luxury Mount Nicholson Development that sits on ‘The Peak,’ a hill on the western half of Hong Kong. […]

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Jimmy Lai: Hong Kong billionaire gets 14-month jail term over anti-government protest in 2019

Hong Kong media tycoon and pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai was sentenced to more jail time Friday over his role in an anti-government protest in 2019, as authorities step up a crackdown on dissent in the city. Lai and nine others were charged with incitement to take part in an unauthorized assembly when they walked down […]

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China SEG Plaza: 70-storey skyscraper shakes in Shenzhen, shoppers scramble to safety

A skyscraper of more than 70 storeys has been evacuated after it started to shake, sending shoppers scrambling for safety in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. Local authorities do not yet know what caused the 300-metre SEG Plaza building to wobble on Tuesday afternoon. No earthquakes were recorded at the time. An investigation is […]