Date
21 October 2014
  • Liberal Party chief James Tien has offered to donate HK$300,000 (US$38,670) to an internal fundraising being planned by two police associations, Ming Pao Daily reported Tuesday. Any donations from political parties would require approval from the...
  • Hong Kong has tightened preventive measures against the deadly Ebola virus, Ming Pao Daily reported, citing the city’s Center for Health Protection. Travelers who had been to outbreak epicenters in West Africa over the past 21...
  • Former Hong Kong chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang has urged the government to offer “concrete and meaningful” proposals during the upcoming talks with students on Tuesday. “Only government has the capability to defuse the political...
  • Hong Kong government will hold talks with student representatives Tuesday evening. While some observers hope the dialogue will help pacify the sentiments of the young activists, in real terms there is nothing concrete that can be...
  • Yellow umbrellas highlighted a graduation congregation ceremony in Lingnan College as students dramatized their support for the democracy movement, Ming Pao Daily reported Monday. University president Leonard Cheng said students have been “actively engaged in discussions...

Greater China

  • China has been urging its citizens to conduct themselves properly while traveling overseas, warning that “uncivilized behavior” of some tourists was sullying the nation’s image. Despite the campaign by the government and the official media, the...
  • The launch date for the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect program, which will allow cross-border trading of equities between the two cities, is yet to be set, said Charles Li, the chief executive of Hong Kong Stock...
  • Buying an iPhone 6 Plus will leave a big space in the pocket of your pants, but it may not be big enough to hold Apple’s latest and largest smartphone. No worries. A China Unicom outlet in...

World

  • Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died after a battle with cancer, ABC News reported Tuesday, citing a family member. De la Renta famously dressed Jacqueline Kennedy and most recently designed the wedding dress of...
  • Christophe de Margerie, the chief executive of French oil giant Total SA, was killed in an airplane collision with a snow plow at Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport, Reuters reported. He was 63. “Tonight, a plane crashed when...
  • Joko Widodo, the son of a poor wood-seller, was sworn in on Monday as president of Indonesia, succeeding Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. The 53-year-old former Jakarta governor is the first Indonesian president not to have emerged from the...

Business

  • Google has refined its search engine to direct users to legitimate sites as part of its efforts to curb online piracy, BBC News reported. It has added measures that will push down sites with illegal content in...
  • Apple Inc. surprised Wall Street with a 16 percent jump in iPhone sales and robust shipments of Mac computers, putting it on course for a strong holiday quarter, Reuters reported Tuesday. The company projected stronger than...
  • Microsoft Corp. chief executive Satya Nadella will be receive a total compensation package of US$84.3 million this year, making him one of the biggest earners in the technology sector. The money mostly comes from the estimated value...

Real Insight

Hong Kong

  • Liberal Party chief James Tien has offered to donate HK$300,000 (US$38,670) to an internal fundraising being planned by two police associations, Ming Pao Daily reported Tuesday. Any donations from political parties would require approval from the...
  • Hong Kong has tightened preventive measures against the deadly Ebola virus, Ming Pao Daily reported, citing the city’s Center for Health Protection. Travelers who had been to outbreak epicenters in West Africa over the past 21...
  • Former Hong Kong chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang has urged the government to offer “concrete and meaningful” proposals during the upcoming talks with students on Tuesday. “Only government has the capability to defuse the political...

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