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The commission administering China’s largest state firms has cautioned them to control and prevent risk in their financial subsidiaries and operations, a sign of heightened focus on systemic shortfalls as debt burdens continue to plague smaller institutions.
Construction, noise and rubbish pollution and exhaust fumes have caused deformities in green turtle hatchlings, as hatchling births fall yearly.
A woman has been fined in China after traffic police caught her riding an electric suitcase down a busy Shanghai street on her way to work.
The plan, which involves releasing Aedes aegypti mosquitoes injected with the Wolbachia bacteria in Bali, has now been put on hold indefinitely.
Tsang Chi-kin, 22, who was jailed in October for nearly four years, appeared on a national security show and recounted his experience during the 2019 protests.
Once completed, the project that is the size of Singapore will supply 30 gigawatts of renewable energy annually, enough to power nearly 18 million Indian homes.
Known for working with unconventional materials such as hazard tape, Darling pipped Ghislaine Leung, Rory Pilgrim and Barbara Walker to the US$30,000 award.
China’s official manufacturing and services purchasing managers’ indices (PMI) disappointed in November, although the Caixin/S&P Global gauges offered signs of recovery last month.
The US president said accounts of ‘unimaginable cruelty’ had been shared by survivors and witnesses over recent weeks.
Two years since China passed education reforms to lower schoolwork burdens and reduce inequalities in education outcomes, the divide only appears to have grown wider and deeper.
EU-China relations have deteriorated since the pandemic over matters such as human rights, trade disputes and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This week’s summit offers both sides a chance to remember how much they need each other and would be better off working together.
The vehicle carrying dozens of passengers plunged into a ravine after its brakes malfunctioned on a winding road.
Representative Patrick McHenry has resisted efforts to require companies to notify the Treasury Department before making transactions in China that involve technologies with military applications.
Some captives were given sedatives such as Rivotril, also known as Clonex, Hagar Mizrahi, head of general medicine at Israel’s health ministry, told lawmakers.
Biden has warned repeatedly against attacks on Palestinian civilians in the area, which have more than doubled since the October 7 Hamas attack.
The Nobel Prize winner says many are facing depression and turning to drugs and called for gender apartheid to be made a crime against humanity.
Russia has been accused of forcibly deporting thousands of Ukrainian children from schools, hospitals and orphanages in parts of the country controlled by its forces.
Hong Kong pupils have dropped out of the top 10 to 11th place for mother tongue literacy in the Programme for International Student Assessment.
Fire Services Department receives report of heavy construction equipment plunging into pond in Yuen Long’s Tai Sang Wai, with caller concerned victim still inside.
The new treaty will include an agreement that Rwanda would not expel asylum seekers to a country where their life or freedom would be threatened – a major concern by the UK Supreme Court, which last month ruled the agreement illegal.
Medical tech company Getinge has also been suspended from tendering for contracts until next September after falling hospital light left worker with shoulder injury.
New figures show the number of Form One classes at government and aided schools rose to 1,498 this academic year from 1,496 in 2022-23.
Hong Kong’s push to boost local advanced manufacturing is gaining traction, according to government officials, as the Asian financial centre endeavours to diversify its economy.
ESM CFO Kalin Anev Janse says China was among the countries that showed a very strong commitment to Europe at that time and the two can continue to work together.
The WHO’s representative in the Palestinian territories said when you are advised by an army that it’s very unlikely you can reach your warehouse after 24 hours, of course you comply.
Nineteen men, two women completed the carrier’s inaugural programme split between Hong Kong, US and Australia.
China’s approval last month of genetically modified (GM) corn and soybeans is likely to lead to a quick and massive growth of a market for the crops in the coming years, analysts predict.
Singapore took top ranking in the latest OECD assessment of education capabilities, with its students scoring highest in all three of the survey’s areas: mathematics, reading and science.
The technology used to power the giant container could prove safer and more efficient than the uranium reactors currently used to power warships
Tencent-backed Ubisoft, NetEase, Perfect World, Lilith Games and Hypergryph lead list of major video game publishers with approved titles in November.
Chinese foreign minister signs book of condolences and praises former US secretary of state for ‘objective and friendly’ view towards Beijing.
Israeli government spokesman Eylon Levy said securing the release of all those seized by Hamas remains an aim of the war, alongside destroying the Islamist militant group.
Game-changing microwave drone weapon could see a permanent shift in military power balance.
High Court panel of judges find insufficient evidence to back up complaints against Magistrate Cheang Kei-hong over detention centre order for then-student in 2020.
Speaking on sidelines of UN climate change summit in Dubai, Xie Zhenhua defends Beijing’s efforts to address the greenhouse gas after critics of Chinese methane plan complain it lacks targets and deadlines for pollution cuts.
Activist Owen Chow’s lawyers argue commissioner of correctional services has violated his freedom of expression by restricting access to artistic material.
Only about three-quarters of China’s population has internet access, but a new infrastructure drive aims to make connecting to a ‘unified’ network as easy as getting water from the tap or flipping a light switch.
The cyclone hit the coast of Andhra Pradesh state as a “severe cyclonic storm” with winds up to 100 kilometres an hour
Kissinger was often the first port of call for Chinese envoys visiting the United States but the unanticipated election of Donald Trump in 2016 suggested that China’s observers were out of touch.
Moody’s Investors Service on Tuesday cut the outlook for Chinese sovereign bonds from stable to negative, while keeping their rating unchanged at A1, with Beijing calling their concerns ‘unnecessary’.
KMT party elder and former Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou investigated, along with the party’s chairman and presidential candidate plus TPP leader.
Palestinians say that as Israel continues to strike across the besieged territory, there are no areas where they feel safe.
Japan’s bid to elevate ties with the Southeast Asian bloc will show what a ‘rules-based order’ can do to bring peace and stability in the region, analysts say.
Two women who poured cooking ingredients into a river in China as part of a “release life” tradition to bring good luck have sparked anger online.
A passenger was denied entry into the Philippines and was returned to Australia after being restrained and escorted off a Scoot flight for displaying “disruptive behaviour”.
Even as Japan is ‘rapidly globalising’, many people are reluctant to speak English, a move one observer says is ‘self-defeating’ for the world’s third-largest economy.
YouTube pundit Wong Sai-chak, 45, faces three counts of inciting others to skip district council election, while analyst programmer is charged over sharing anti-voting post.
When time-varying tolls are introduced at the three cross-harbour tunnels, Hong Kong will have a form of congestion charging for the first time. The charging system could be extended to congested roads which are not tunnels, and free up road space for pedestrians and landscaping.
Atsushi Ozawa ploughed his taxi into a flock of pigeons at a speed of 60km/h, killing one. He was arrested for violating wildlife protection laws.
In lead-up to China-EU summit on Thursday, China’s foreign minister says if the two sides choose dialogue and cooperation, there will be no bloc confrontation.