24 October 2019


  • SoftBank may pump extra US$1 bln into WeWork after IPO delay: FT

    Sep 26, 2019 11:43am
    SoftBank Group is planning to pump an extra US$1 billion or more into WeWork by renegotiating a warrant agreement struck before falling valuations delayed the US office-sharing startup’s IPO, Financial Times reported. The plan would increase...
  • Yingli became a household name in China after it joined the list of sponsors for the 2014 World Cup, but has since seen its fortunes plummet. Photo: CCTV

    The bitter lesson to draw from Yingli meltdown

    - Jul 3, 2018 5:11pm
    Football fans can see illuminated signs and field-side advertisements in Chinese at the World Cup. Among FIFA’s 12 official partners, four are from China. They are Mengniu Dairy, Dalian Wanda, Vivo, and Hisense. Looking back at...
  • HK to pay 7% more for Dongjiang water over next three years

    Nov 22, 2017 12:33pm
    Hong Kong has signed a new agreement with Guangdong province for water supply for the next three years, a deal that entails a nearly 7 percent rise in payment compared to the existing supply pact that...
  • HKSTP wins China recognition as ‘State-level’ incubator

    - Nov 8, 2017 1:45pm
    China’s Ministry of Science and Technology has named Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) as a “State-level Scientific and Technological Enterprise Incubator”, marking the mainland’s first such honor to a Hong Kong entity. The...
  • Briton tops injury-hit cycling marathon

    Oct 9, 2017 2:06pm
    A 19-year-old British cyclist won an injury-plagued third Hong Kong cyclothon on Sunday. Robert Scott topped the 50-meter race of the annual cycling marathon which saw a record 4,900 participants, Apple Daily reports. Tam Chi-wah, 51,...
  • Air services training program sees first batch of graduates

    Sep 29, 2017 2:23pm
    The first batch of graduates of a certificate program in air services and operations will undergo fully paid interships for a year before seeking permanent positions in the aviation industry, reports. Airport Authority chairman Jack So...
  • Carrie Lam: HK will keep promoting relations with Taiwan

    Sep 5, 2017 12:20pm
    Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said Hong Kong has been playing an important role in facilitating exchanges and cooperation between China and Taiwan over the past 30 years and it will keep doing so in...
  • Child fatality review panel urges vigilance to curb suicides

    Sep 1, 2017 6:36pm
    A government-linked committee that looks into child death cases has urged parents to pay more attention to their children’s behavior so that they can detect early any signs of suicidal thoughts among the kids.  In a...
  • Carrie Lam visits HK athletes in Tianjin as National Games begin

    Aug 28, 2017 2:13pm
    Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor made a trip to the athletes’ village in Tianjin on Sunday to meet the young men and women from Hong Kong who are taking part in China’s National Games. During the...
  • Alibaba’s Jack Ma wants to make Hong Kong a ‘cashless city’

    Aug 24, 2017 4:31pm
    Alibaba founder Jack Ma is said to have spoken of his desire to make Hong Kong a “cashless city” during his meeting with Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, who was on a two-day official visit...
  • Govt again accused of misleading claims on express rail service

    Aug 14, 2017 3:03pm
    The government has again been accused of making exaggerated or misleading claims in relation to the expected journey time from Hong Kong to Guangzhou on the upcoming Express Rail Link (XRL). A localist political group said...
  • Wind and solar energy sectors are expected to gain policy support. Photo: Xinhua

    Watch sectors that benefit from policy changes

    - Mar 3, 2015 6:04pm
    China is likely to pause in cutting interest rates and focus instead on lowering bank reserve requirements in the near future in its efforts to boost liquidity in the economy. The reserve requirement ratio (RRR) could...
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  • New-energy vehicles have become a key development focus for BYD, according to its chairman Wang Chuanfu. Photo: Bloomberg

    BYD inks deal with Hebei on new-energy vehicles

    - Oct 29, 2014 9:21am
    BYD Co. Ltd. (01211.HK) and the Hebei provincial government have entered into a strategic cooperation agreement following the central government’s call to promote the use of new-energy vehicles. Under the deal, BYD will boost investment and promote new-energy...
  • China expands anti-graft drive to ‘naked officials’

    Jul 17, 2014 8:16am
    China’s anti-corruption chief his turning his attention to so-called naked officials, cadres with family abroad, Reuters reported Wednesday. Central Commission for Discipline Inspection secretary Wang Qishan told investigators to pursue officials with children or spouses living overseas,...
  • US President Barack Obama is keen for a Sino-US relationship defined by "constructive management of differences". Photo: Bloomberg

    Obama calls for constructive Sino-US ties

    Jul 15, 2014 4:24pm
    US President Barack Obama is keen for more cooperation in Sino-US ties and “constructive management of differences”, Reuters reported Tuesday. In a phone call to President Xi Jinping Monday, Obama said he wants a relationship defined by...
  • Just 6 percent of Japanese have confidence in President Xi Jinping. Photo: Bloomberg

    Xi not making global impact, Pew survey finds

    Jul 15, 2014 7:39am
    President Xi Jinping is failing to make much of an impression on global politics and people concerned about human rights but on balance the country is viewed positively, Reuters reported Monday, citing a Pew Research Center...
  • China is expected to expel artist Guo Jian after 15 days in detention. Photo:

    China to expel detained Australian artist

    Jun 6, 2014 3:15pm
    China is expected to expel 1989 Tiananmen Square protestor and well-known artist Guo Jian after 15 days in detention, the Financial Times reported Friday, citing Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Guo, now an Australian citizen, was...
  • China's economic growth is expected to moderate further next year. Photo: Bloomberg

    IMF cuts China 2015 growth forecast

    Jun 6, 2014 11:27am
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has trimmed its growth forecast for the Chinese economy for 2015, saying it is now expected to expand at a pace of just 7.0 percent or lower, Financial Times reported. The...
  • Maritime disputes between China and its neighbors are a source of concern for world leaders. Photo: Reuters

    G7 ‘deeply concerned’ over Asia maritime tensions

    Jun 6, 2014 10:15am
    The Group of Seven (G7) industrialized nations expressed concern about tensions between China and other Asian nations over resources in the East and South China Seas and warned against use of force by any party. “We are...