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Graft busters arrest 21 for running suspected fake tests on Hong Kong-China bridge

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Graft busters arrest 21 for running suspected fake tests on Hong Kong-China bridge

- HONG KONG (AFP) - Hong Kong's corruption watchdog has arrested 21 government contractors for running suspected fake tests on concrete used to build a multi-billion-dollar bridge that will connect the city with Macau and mainland China. The controversial project - described as a "white elephant" by its critics - has already suffered building delays, pushing back its opening date from 2016 to late 2017, while multiple workers have been killed in construction-related accidents

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Heavy downpour brings disruption to Hong Kong

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Heavy downpour brings disruption to Hong Kong

- HONG KONG: Heavy rainfall lashed Hong Kong on Wednesday (May 24) bringing severe disruption to many parts of the city. The Hong Kong Observatory issued a black rainstorm warning to indicate that rainfall exceeding 70mm an hour fell over, or is expected to fall over, the city on Wednesday. According to the South China Morning Post, rainfall exceeded 100mm in Kwai Tsing and Sham Shui Po

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Singapore start-up said to file for US$1 billion IPO in the US

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Singapore start-up said to file for US$1 billion IPO in the US

- HONG KONG/SINGAPORE — Sea Ltd, South-east Asia’s most valuable start-up, has filed confidentially for a potential US initial public offering that could raise about US$1 billion (S$1.39 billion), according to people with knowledge of the matter. The Singapore-based company, formerly known as Garena, filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission in the past few weeks, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private

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Wearable tech latest must-have for China's proud pet owners

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Wearable tech latest must-have for China's proud pet owners

- HONG KONG (Reuters) - Electronic device makers such as Hong Kong-listed SUGA and other start-ups are looking to cash-in on a boom in China in so-called pet wearables, like smart collars, leashes and feeders. Pet ownership, denounced as a decadent and bourgeois habit after the Communist Party took power in China more than 60 years ago, has become popular again among the country's growing middle class

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Tianjian Quanjian deny approach for Chelsea's Costa - Football

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Tianjian Quanjian deny approach for Chelsea's Costa - Football

- HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian distanced themselves on Tuesday from a move for Chelsea striker Diego Costa when the league's transfer window opens next month. The Brazil-born Spain international has been consistently linked to the Fabio Cannavaro-coached club since the turn of the year and speculation has intensified that Tianjin will seek to sign the 28-year-old this summer

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21 Uber drivers in Hong Kong arrested for illegal driving

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21 Uber drivers in Hong Kong arrested for illegal driving

- HONG KONG police on Tuesday arrested 21 Uber drivers for illegal car-hiring as part of an ongoing clampdown against Uber Technologies Inc’s operations in the Asian financial city. The arrests marked the latest upset for the San Francisco-based technology company, which in March said it would help five convicted Uber drivers to appeal their court case. Police said they began an undercover operation in May and on Tuesday arrested 20 men and one woman between the ages 21 to 59 for illegally driving a car for hire and driving without third party risks insurance

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Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers

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Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers

- By Venus Wu and Sijia Jiang. HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police on Tuesday arrested 21 Uber drivers for illegal car-hiring as part of a clamp down against Uber Technologies Inc's operations in the Asian financial city. The arrests marked the latest upset for the San Francisco-based technology company, which in March said it would help five convicted Uber drivers to appeal their court case in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers in latest crackdown

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Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers in latest crackdown

- HONG KONG — Hong Kong police launched a fresh crackdown Tuesday on Uber, arresting 21 drivers suspected of working for the ride-hailing giant in the Asian financial center. It’s the latest regulatory headache for Uber, which already is fighting a similar case in Hong Kong. The drivers were arrested in an undercover operation on suspicion of carrying passengers for hire and not having third-party insurance for their cars, said Chief Inspector Lau Tat-fai

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Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers in latest crackdown

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Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers in latest crackdown

- HONG KONG — Hong Kong police launched a fresh crackdown Tuesday on Uber, arresting 21 drivers suspected of working for the ride-hailing giant in the Asian financial center. It’s the latest regulatory headache for Uber, which already is fighting a similar case in Hong Kong. The drivers were arrested in an undercover operation on suspicion of carrying passengers for hire and not having third-party insurance for their cars, said Chief Inspector Lau Tat-fai

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Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers in latest crackdown

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Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers in latest crackdown

- HONG KONG — Hong Kong police launched a fresh crackdown Tuesday on Uber, arresting 21 drivers suspected of working for the ride-hailing giant in the Asian financial center. It’s the latest regulatory headache for Uber, which already is fighting a similar case in Hong Kong. The drivers were arrested in an undercover operation on suspicion of carrying passengers for hire and not having third-party insurance for their cars, said Chief Inspector Lau Tat-fai

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Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers in latest crackdown

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Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers in latest crackdown

- HONG KONG — Hong Kong police launched a fresh crackdown Tuesday on Uber, arresting 21 drivers suspected of working for the ride-hailing giant in the Asian financial center. It’s the latest regulatory headache for Uber, which already is fighting a similar case in Hong Kong. The drivers were arrested in an undercover operation on suspicion of carrying passengers for hire and not having third-party insurance for their cars, said Chief Inspector Lau Tat-fai

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Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers in latest crackdown

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Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers in latest crackdown

- HONG KONG — Hong Kong police launched a fresh crackdown Tuesday on Uber, arresting 21 drivers suspected of working for the ride-hailing giant in the Asian financial center. It’s the latest regulatory headache for Uber, which already is fighting a similar case in Hong Kong. The drivers were arrested in an undercover operation on suspicion of carrying passengers for hire and not having third-party insurance for their cars, said Chief Inspector Lau Tat-fai

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Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers in latest crackdown

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Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers in latest crackdown

- HONG KONG — Hong Kong police launched a fresh crackdown Tuesday on Uber, arresting 21 drivers suspected of working for the ride-hailing giant in the Asian financial center. It’s the latest regulatory headache for Uber, which already is fighting a similar case in Hong Kong. The drivers were arrested in an undercover operation on suspicion of carrying passengers for hire and not having third-party insurance for their cars, said Chief Inspector Lau Tat-fai

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Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers in latest crackdown

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Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers in latest crackdown

- HONG KONG — Hong Kong police launched a fresh crackdown Tuesday on Uber, arresting 21 drivers suspected of working for the ride-hailing giant in the Asian financial center. It’s the latest regulatory headache for Uber, which already is fighting a similar case in Hong Kong. The drivers were arrested in an undercover operation on suspicion of carrying passengers for hire and not having third-party insurance for their cars, said Chief Inspector Lau Tat-fai

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Cathay Pacific sacks 600 staff in major shakeup

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Cathay Pacific sacks 600 staff in major shakeup

- Hong Kong's flagship airline Cathay Pacific said Monday it would cut 600 staff including a quarter of its management, as part of its biggest shakeup in two decades to repair its bottom line. In March the company posted its first annual net loss in eight years, citing intense competition as lower cost airlines, particularly from mainland China, eat into its market share

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South Asian men forced to become ‘slave husbands’ to Hong Kong consorts – report

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South Asian men forced to become ‘slave husbands’ to Hong Kong consorts – report

- SOUTH Asian men are being trafficked into Hong Kong through arranged marriages and then forced into indentured labour by their bride’s family, lawyers and outreach workers representing the community in the special administrative region have alleged. There are scores of such cases identified so far, according to a report by , and the men are typically tricked into believing they would be marrying into first-world lives that would allow them to support their relatives back home

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Tags: Husbands |  Marriage | 
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LeEco founder Jia steps down from top spot at main listed unit

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LeEco founder Jia steps down from top spot at main listed unit

- HONG KONG/BEIJING: The founder of LeEco, a cash-strapped Chinese Netflix-to-Tesla-like conglomerate, has stepped down as the head of the group's main listed unit, amid a wider restructuring that seeks to isolate successful businesses from struggling operations. A stock exchange filing from Leshi Internet Information & Technology Corp Beijing, a Shenzhen-listed video-streaming business, on Sunday showed Jia Yueting will step down as chief executive officer but will remain chairman

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Sports

  • China will not rush into World Cup bid, says Zhang - Football
    China will not rush into World Cup bid, says Zhang - Football

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    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Newly elected FIFA Council member Zhang Jian has confirmed that China intends to bid for a World Cup but said there had been no decision made as to which edition of soccer's global showpiece the country would seek to host. Zhang, speaking at the World Soccer Forum in Changsha, told state news agency Xinhua that China would not rush into a bid and would do so only when conditions were right

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Business

  • Singapore start-up said to file for US$1 billion IPO in the US
    Singapore start-up said to file for US$1 billion IPO in the US

    , todayonline.com

    HONG KONG/SINGAPORE — Sea Ltd, South-east Asia’s most valuable start-up, has filed confidentially for a potential US initial public offering that could raise about US$1 billion (S$1.39 billion), according to people with knowledge of the matter. The Singapore-based company, formerly known as Garena, filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission in the past few weeks, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private

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    Tags: Enterprises |  Start-ups | 
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Technology

Health

Family & Parenting

  • Chinese baby dumped in a freezing lift after parents quarrel
    Chinese baby dumped in a freezing lift after parents quarrel

    , todayonline.com

    HONG KONG — A quarrelling couple who dumped their baby on the cold, hard floor of a lift in south-western China in chilly winter temperatures has caused an outcry online, according to a news website. Surveillance footage shows the angry mother leaving the child in the elevator in Chongqing at her apartment building for an extended period of time before a neighbour finally took the baby to a security guard,

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    Tags: Children |  Babies | 
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Society & Culture

  • Chinese officials set to ban sale of dog meat at annual festival
    Chinese officials set to ban sale of dog meat at annual festival

    , todayonline.com

    HONG KONG — Chinese officials are set to ban the sale of dog meat at the annual Yulin festival, according to China-based activists. The Humane Society International (HSI) and advocacy group Duo Duo Animal Welfare Project say the south-western city is poised “to prohibit restaurants, street vendors and market traders from selling dog meat at the event”. The ban, reportedly spearheaded by Mr Mo Gongming, the newly appointed Communist Party secretary of Yulin, in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, will come into force on June 15, one week before the festival’s scheduled June 21 opening

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    Tags: Festival | 
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Malaysian singer a fanged vampire in Hong Kong movie
    Malaysian singer a fanged vampire in Hong Kong movie

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    Malaysian Instagram sensation Lin Min Chen is a lucky girl. After making waves on Instagram, the social media darling went on to pursue a career in music in Taiwan. Then recently, she made the news when she starred in a smartphone commercial with A-list South Korean heartthrob Lee Min-ho. Now, she is making her big screen debut in Hong Kong horror rom-com Vampire Cleanup Department alongside rising star Babyjohn Choi and vampire movie veterans Chin Siu Ho, Richard Ng and Susan Shaw

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Education

Travel & Recreation

Science & Nature

Law & Crime

Life & Style

  • In Hong Kong, Timepieces Are Just Another Joyride
    In Hong Kong, Timepieces Are Just Another Joyride

    , nytimes.com

    Photo HONG KONG — In the early 1990s, Carson Chan persuaded the owner of an automobile garage in Los Angeles to allow him to work there without pay in exchange for access to its jacks, hoists and air compressors. Mr. Chan spent long hours there, tinkering on the Porsches that he raced on weekends at tracks around Southern California. “You’re in an environment that if you kind of like cars, you’ll dive right into it, and I did,” he said

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Real Estate

  • Soaring Hong Kong office rents now triple those of Singapore
    Soaring Hong Kong office rents now triple those of Singapore

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    HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s office rents are almost three times more expensive than those in Singapore as property markets in two of Asia’s largest commercial centers have diverged sharply in recent years. The spread has boosted Singapore’s appeal as a competitive business hub and made it a more attractive location for companies to house their regional headquarters, according to Cushman & Wakefield Inc. Scarce supply in Hong Kong’s Central

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Media & Information

  • China court orders Samsung to pay $11.6 million to Huawei over patent case: local media
    China court orders Samsung to pay $11.6 million to Huawei over patent case: local media

    , reuters.com

    HONG KONG A Chinese court has ordered Samsung Electronics's () Chinese subsidiaries to pay 80 million yuan ($11.60 million) to Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] over patent infringement, said a local government-run media outlet. Three units of Samsung Electronics, including Samsung China Investment Limited, have been ordered by the Quanzhou Intermediary Court to pay the sum for infringing a patent held by Huawei Device Co

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