Hong Kong: News

17 Apr 2023


'To: My Nineteen-Year-Old Self' wins global acclaim: Why's it controversial

The coming-of-age documentary To: My Nineteen-Year-Old Self by acclaimed director Mabel Cheung took home the best film award at the 41st Hong Kong Film Awards on Sunday.

15 Apr 2023


Hong Kong-bound cargo flight makes emergency landing in Kolkata

A Saudi Arabian Airlines cargo flight transporting goods from Jeddah to Hong Kong's Guangzhou reportedly made an emergency landing at the Kolkata airport on Saturday.

07 Apr 2023

Jackie Chan

Happy birthday, Jackie Chan: Underrated films that deserved greater acknowledgment

It is an undisputed fact that Jackie Chan has been synonymous with martial arts and the action-comedy genre for over five decades.

17 Mar 2023


Hong Kong: 2 men held for owning 'seditious' children's books

Hong Kong's national security force arrested two men for merely owning children's books, which have been termed "seditious" by authorities, reported BBC.

28 Feb 2023


Hong Kong to end mask mandate after 3 years

Hong Kong will lift the mask mandate in public places, its last major COVID-19 restriction, on Wednesday after nearly three years.

27 Feb 2023


Hong Kong: Ex-husband, relatives charged with murdering model Abby Choi

The former in-laws and ex-husband of Hong Kong model Abby Choi, whose body parts were in a refrigerator by the police, were put in custody without bail on Monday.

24 Feb 2023

Adani Group

Adani Group to conduct roadshow in Asia to appease investors

Investor confidence in Adani Group stocks and bonds is at an all-time low following a damning report by Hindenburg Research.

15 Feb 2023

TV News

Hong Kong's free-to-air broadcasters must run 'national' programs weekly

Hong Kong has regulated its TV laws yet again and the regulators have ordered the free-to-air TV and radio broadcasters to run 30 minutes of national education and security law programs every week.

17 Dec 2022


China may witness over 1 million COVID-19 deaths in 2023

As per the latest estimate from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) in the United States (US), the sudden lifting of China's strict COVID-19 restrictions could cause a spike in cases.

29 Nov 2022

Rishi Sunak

'Golden era' of UK-China ties over, says PM Rishi Sunak

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Monday said that China posed a "systemic challenge to the values and interests" of the United Kingdom (UK).

16 Oct 2022

Xi Jinping

Control over Hong Kong, determined on Taiwan: China President Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday said that China had acquired total control over Hong Kong by transitioning it from disorder to governance.

28 Mar 2022


Shanghai begins phased lockdown amid rising COVID-19 cases in China

China's biggest city Shanghai has started a phased lockdown on Monday after it witnessed a record number of new COVID-19 cases.

17 Mar 2022

Mansukh Mandaviya

Centre alarmed as COVID-19 sees huge surge in South-East Asia

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Wednesday chaired a high-level meeting amid the exponential rise in COVID-19 cases in China and South-East Asia.

03 Jan 2022


Hong Kong news publication shuts amid clampdown on dissent

In light of declining press freedom in Hong Kong, the online news service Citizen News announced on Sunday that it will discontinue operations.

25 Nov 2021


Why surge in COVID-19 infections in Europe is a concern?

Europe is witnessing a fresh surge in COVID-19 cases, as over 60% of the world's cases and deaths were reported from the continent over the last week.

19 Apr 2021


Hong Kong suspends flights connecting India till May 3

Hong Kong has suspended all flights connecting it with India from Tuesday to May 3 amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in the country, aviation industry sources said on Sunday.

24 Mar 2021


Hong Kong suspends Pfizer vaccines over packaging defects

Hong Kong suspended vaccinations using Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 shots in the city on Wednesday after they were informed by its distributor Fosun that one batch had defective bottle lids.

07 Jan 2021

Mike Pompeo

Beautiful sight: China's internet is enjoying US Capitol mayhem

Internet users in China erupted in laughter and sarcasm while reacting to Wednesday's riots at the United States Capitol, giving another proof of the deep discord between the two powerful nations.

06 Jan 2021

Narendra Modi

Nirav Modi's sister, brother-in-law turn approvers, will testify against him

Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi's younger sister and brother-in-law have turned approvers in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam case and will now testify against him after a special court in Mumbai accepted their request seeking a pardon on Monday.

17 Sep 2020

Social Media

Centre monitoring 2,500 social media accounts spreading Chinese propaganda

The central government is reportedly keeping a close eye on thousands of social media accounts that are allegedly spreading Chinese propaganda.

25 Aug 2020


HK man gets reinfected by coronavirus: What does it mean

A 33-year-old man in Hong Kong has contracted COVID-19 twice this year in what is said to be the first documented case of reinfection, according to preliminary research.

Hong Kong media tycoon arrested under national security law

The Hong Kong Police on Monday arrested media tycoon Jimmy Lai over suspicions of collusion with foreign forces under the new national security law.

07 Aug 2020

Donald Trump

Chinese giant Tencent loses $35 billion after Trump's ban

A few hours ago, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning certain business transactions with Tencent, the Chinese conglomerate that owns WeChat messaging service.

20 Jul 2020


#LeakAlert: 7 VPN services leaked 1.2TB private user data

In a major shocker, seven virtual private network (VPN) providers, all hailing from Hong Kong, have been caught leaking private data of their users.

07 Jul 2020


Hong Kong releases new details of China's national security law

New details of China's controversial national security law were unveiled by Hong Kong on Monday.

Kashmir received lukewarm response by global community, admits Imran Khan

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan attempted to raise Kashmir issue on international forums, but only got rebuffed.

01 Nov 2019


India is second-most sleep deprived country, claims Fitbit survey

Indians are the least active and second-most sleep deprived people in the world, according to a survey by Fitbit - a renowned maker of fitness trackers and smartwatches.

How this 24-year-old became a billionaire overnight

A 24-year-old Wharton graduate just became one of Asia's richest people overnight, adding $3.8 billion to his wealth.

04 Sep 2019


After months of unrest, Hong Kong leader withdraws extradition bill

Following months of unrest, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Wednesday announced the formal withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill, according to reports.

16 Aug 2019


Chinese netizens slam Amazon for selling Hong Kong T-shirts

Netizens in China charged at leading online retailer Amazon for selling T-shirts supporting anti-government protesters in the country's semi-autonomous region of Hong Kong.

12 Aug 2019


Hong Kong International Airport cancels all flights after thousands protest

The Hong Kong International Airport authorities have canceled all the flights coming in and out of the city after thousands of anti-government protesters, clad in black, flooded the airport causing "serious" disruption.

30 Jul 2019

South Korea

Listing some of the strangest facts about badminton

Badminton is a popular sport and one of the most entertaining as well.

09 Jul 2019


Bengaluru to London, 18,000 global job cuts at Deutsche Bank

On Monday, many Deutsche Bank employees left their offices as soon as they walked in, with an envelope from their German employer, attesting their termination.

20 Jun 2019


Now, you can have a drink with Priyanka's statue

Priyanka Chopra Jonas has got waxed again at the famous Madame Tussauds Museum, this time at its London branch.

12 May 2019

San Francisco

In San Francisco, one in every 11,600 is a billionaire

If you think seeing a billionaire is a rare phenomenon, maybe you should pay a visit to San Francisco.

30 Apr 2019


21-year-old cried endlessly after watching 'Avengers: Endgame,' hospitalized

Marking the end of an era, Avengers: Endgame left several fans emotional as they had to say goodbye to some of their favorite superheroes.

06 Apr 2019

Prakash Jha

Priyanka Chopra gets her fourth wax statue in Madame Tussauds

Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra has got carved again.

20 Mar 2019


Three Indian cities cheapest to live in, globally: Survey

The Economist Intelligence Unit has released its annual 'Worldwide Cost of Living Survey' for 2019.

Watch: Under-13 cricketer in Hong Kong bowling like Jasprit Bumrah

Several kids, around the world, look to imitate their favorite cricketers, be it their body language, batting stance or bowling action.

23 Feb 2019


Video shows pilot taking a nap while flying Boeing 747

In an incident of major violation of rules, a pilot of China Airlines (the national carrier of Taiwan) was found sleeping in the cockpit while flying a Boeing 747.

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