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HK: MTR on the fast track to go global

A landmark deal in the United Kingdom underscores how Hong Kong can move beyond finance when taking part in Belt and Road.

France urged to protect Chinese citizens

China’s call came after French police shot dead a Chinese national at his home in Paris on Sunday.

Tencent takes 5% stake in Tesla

The US-based electric carmaker said China's Tencent had acquired a 5 percent stake in the US company for US$1.78 billion.

S. Korea's Park to appear in court

Former President Park Geun-hye of South Korea will appear in a Seoul court on Thursday to avoid arrest.

Shanghai among top financial hubs

Shanghai and Beijing were among the top 20 financial hubs, revealed a global index.

China vows support for manufacturing upgrade

The assurance came as the government looks to shift China to more value-added production.

World's largest nano research site in China

The multifunctional platform can help develop more powerful computers and intelligent robots.

Better cross-Straits exchanges pledged

The mainland's Taiwan affairs chief urged resolute implementation of the central authoritie...

Opinion

CE-elect deserves a chance to get job done

Paul Surtees asks for Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s newly elected head, to be given breathing room.

Waste levy alone will do little to tackle garbage mountain

In addition to a transition period and public education campaign, other measures such as better recycling facilities are needed...

Carrie Lam can earn trust of all sections of HK society

HK’s CE is one of the world’s most demanding leadership positions — and in these trying times a steady hand at the helm is essential.

Talent a key factor in boosting HK innovation

To catch up, Hong Kong will have to focus on nurturing a large pool of software talents instead of trying to copy what its rivals are d...

Things in Hong Kong that need fixing

It can start by asking why we have been left in the dust by a brand new city with still drying paint to the north which was no more tha...

Video

High Junk Peak

The second recommended Hong Kong walks - High Junk Peak.

HK street art tour with Nicole

Episode 5 | Girl City: Hong Kong

Mount Putuo

This series of Drone and Phone will lead you to some beautiful islands in Zhejiang Province.

Nation

Mainland official calls for better cross-Straits exchanges

The mainland's Taiwan affairs chief urged resolute implementation of the central authorities' Taiwan policies to safeguard peaceful development of cross-Straits relations.

China building world's largest nano research facility

The facility integrates the state-of-art capabilities of material growth, device fabrication and testing in one ultra-high ...

China's heavy-lift helicopter passes all airworthiness tests

The AC313 had its maiden flight in Jingdezhen City in March 2010. It completed two trial flights on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in 2010 and ...

China's fight against drug continues

A total of 1,876 foreign suspects were caught for related offenses and 6.6 tonnes of drugs were confiscated last year.

China's model 'applicable' in emerging markets

Companies able to offer the best products at the most affordable prices will emerge as market leaders, founder and CEO of Xiaomi said.

Local lingerie brands seek to fill gaps in market

Millennials as well as older women in China have been shopping online for choice lingerie.

Distaff demand a better fit

Underwear retailers are confident about the growth in the sports undergarments sector, as more Chinese women get into the 'keep fit' mindset.

HK

MTR on the fast track to go global

A landmark deal in the United Kingdom underscores how Hong Kong can move beyond finance when taking part in Belt and Road.

Lam reaches out to legislature

CE-elect visits LegCo chief on day one to underline importance of relations between administration and lawmakers.

Fintech center to drive innovation

Mainland-HK venture at Science Park deploys AI to plot financial trends and analyze client behavior.

‘Occupy’ heads set to face charges

Organizing trio and at least six others to appear in Eastern Magistrate’s Court.

Focus HK

What's the buzz!

Here is our pick of city events from March 24 to April 2, 2017.

The big picture

Art Basel HK breaks fresh ground by introducing curated shows into a space primarily meant for deals and sales.

Art fairs just got even better

Performance-based and participatory art shows are trending at art fairs the world over, and HK’s flagship art events are no exception.

Asia

S. Korea's Park to appear in court

Former President Park Geun-hye of South Korea will appear in a Seoul court on Thursday to avoid arrest.

Thousands shelter as Cyclone Debbie hits Australia

Torrential rain flooded streets and wind smashed windows, uprooted trees and tossed debris through streets as Tropical Cyclone Debbie made landfall.

S. Korea: Bones found near ferry wreckage were from animals

The remains were found Tuesday in the waters where the ship's wreckage was raised last week.

India assures probe into attack on Nigerian students near Delhi

A group of people beat up some Nigerian students in the northern Indian city of Greater Noida on Monday.

Beyond the best-known cities

Second-tier destinations promote heritage and leisure attractions to lure travelers who mix business with pleasure

Enticing MICE

The lucrative China market is key to achieving the growth aspirations of Southeast Asia’s meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions sector.

Asia Weekly's long form multimedia story

Business

Tencent takes 5% stake in Tesla

The US-based electric carmaker said China's Tencent had acquired a 5 percent stake in the US company for US$1.78 billion.

Shanghai, Beijing among top 20 global financial hubs

Shanghai and Beijing were included among the top 20 financial hubs in the world, according to a Global Financial Centers Index.

Global stocks recover

Stocks recovered while the dollar rose off four-month lows on Tuesday as anxiety over Donald Trump's setback on healthcare reform

Eye on Asia

Hardline Hindu priest a handful for Modi

A hardline Hindu priest who was promoted to take the country's most powerful positions has sounded more statesman than rabble-rouser.

Amnesty: US-led coalition not protecting Mosul civilians

The report follows acknowledgement from the coalition that the US was behind strike in Mosul that residents have said killed over a hundred civilians.

Chaebol reform at forefront of S. Korea election again

Chaebol chiefs in prison garb were paraded before TV cameras, Yet the family conglomerates thrived with their pardoned leaders back at the helm.

Sport

Minus-Messi, Argentina loses another WCup qualifier

Hours after Lionel Messi was suspended by FIFA for four World Cup qualifying matches, Argentina lost 2-0 to Bolivia in the altitude of La Paz on Tuesday.

Iran beat China 1-0 at home in World Cup qualifier

Pacemaker Iran kept seventh consecutive clean sheets in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification.

Spurs crush ailing Cavaliers

Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points and the San Antonio Spurs dismantled the ailing Cleveland Cavaliers 103-74 on Monday night in a showdown that turned into a major letdown for the defending NBA champions.

Maker of smiles

A passion for serving people has taken a former tour guide to the top of his game in destination event management

Novel idea

Malaysian entrepreneur attracts frenzied crowds of book buyers with excess inventory at rock-bottom prices.

Gray matter

ADB's research head highlights aging societies as the big challenge in today's economic modeling.

Life & Art

Christine Kaufmann dies in Germany

Christine Kaufmann, an Austrian-born actor who became the country's first Golden Globe winner and was married to Tony Curtis in the 1960s, has died. She was 72.

New normal's many dimensions

An ongoing exhibition at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art is putting a renewed focus on its future.

Quirky News

Indian rivers get same rights as a human

The two rivers -- Ganges and Yamuna -- are considered sacred by nearly a billion Indians.

Phone numbers of Aussie MPs leaked

The private cell phone numbers of almost every Australian federal MP were accidentally published online by a government department.

Saudi varsity bans short haircuts for female students

A Saudi university warned this week its female students of immediate dismissal for imitating men in haircuts and outfits, Okaz local newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Special

Macao contest gives aspiring talents plenty to chew on

Six student teams go head-to-head to sell tourist magnet’s unique Cantonese-Portuguese fusion cuisine.

Keeping the whole world in game mode

Award-winning smartphone game founder Yat Siu says the HK market may be open and mature, but users’ loyalty is still low.

Roundtable

Nothing to beat a good story

Panel on Sino-foreign co-production agrees focus on quality is the key to succes.