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Hong Kong police hunt for knife-wielding man in court complex

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China delivers global economy into blissful Goldilocks territory
Beijing/Hong Kong: China’s robust expansion is boosting a global economy that’s already racking up its best performance in a decade. China on Thursday announced that the world’s second-biggest economy expanded by 6.8 per cent in the third quarter, following on from weekend musings from central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan of a 7 per cent pace for the second half. And in a sign the consensus view of a sharp slowdown next year is fading, Goldman Sachs economists raised their forecast for 2018’s expansion to 6   Read More ...
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Want to Clap for Xi Jinping’s Speech? Use Your Smartphone
Photo HONG KONG — Couldn’t get a seat at the Communist Party congress in China this week, but still desperate to applaud President Xi Jinping’s three-and-a-half hour speech? There’s a smartphone game for that. Mr. Xi’s speech on Wednesday marked the start of the twice-a-decade leadership conclave in Beijing and laid out a vision of a China ready to confront challenges at home and abroad   Read More ...
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Most Asia stocks rally after fresh Wall St records
HONG KONG (AFP) - The seemingly unending run of records on Wall Street continued to help fan gains in Asia on Thursday, with Tokyo also buoyed by a weaker yen while Shanghai slipped after data showed China's economic growth moderating. Another positive day of earnings provided a base for the Dow and S&P 500 to clock up fresh all-time highs while US investors were also hopeful Donald Trump can succeed in pushing through his tax cut plans   Read More ...
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Mainland brands gaining popularity in Hong Kong
New statistics are suggesting a group of quality brands from the Chinese mainland are gaining popularity in the Hong Kong market. Boosted by a project supporting quality brands launched by Tmall, Alibaba's online shopping platform, some 100 mainland brands have seen a sales increase of over 30 percent in Hong Kong. Statistics showed that Laoganma Chili Sauce from Guizhou Province was the most popular product with consumers in Hong Kong, making up one out of every 20 orders   Read More ...
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China stocks fall as GDP growth cools, property sales drop; Hong Kong flat
China stocks fell on Thursday after data showed the country’s economic growth slowed slightly in the third quarter and property sales fell for the first time in over 2-1/2 years, highlighting the risk of a further cooldown. While the dip in GDP growth to 6.8 percent from 6.9 percent in the second quarter was in line with economists’ forecasts, some investors had bet on a stronger reading after comments by central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan at the weekend   Read More ...
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New air route opens between Hong Kong, Zhangjiajie
A new regular air route opened Wednesday between Zhangjiajie, an acclaimed tourist destination in central China's Hunan Province, and Hong Kong. The twice-a-week service is operated by Hong Kong low-cost carrier HK Express using an A320 aircraft with a total capacity of 180 seats. Between Oct. 18 and 29, the flight will leave Hong Kong at noon and arrive in Zhangjiajie at 2:05 p   Read More ...
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Hong Kong mulls making drivers report accidents involving cats and dogs
SINGAPORE: Hong Kong is considering amending its traffic laws to require drivers who run over cats and dogs to make a police report. Secretary for Food and Health, Professor Sophia Chan revealed this in a written reply to a question by Legislative Council member Alice Mak on Wednesday (Oct 18). Section 56 of Hong Kong’s Road Traffic Ordinance currently stipulates that the driver of a vehicle that has an accident on a road and causes damage to an animal must stop and report the incident to the police as soon as possible   Read More ...
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Shanghai Pharma bids for U.S. Cardinal Health's China business
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co has bid for Cardinal Health Inc’s China business as the U.S. company looks to sell ahead of China’s planned drug distribution reform. Shanghai Pharma submitted two non-binding bids to buy Cardinal Health China, one of the country’s largest drug distributors, on July 21 and Sept. 15, it said in a filing with the Shanghai stock exchange on Wednesday   Read More ...
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Asia rally stutters but Tokyo extends surge into 12th day
HONG KONG (AFP) - The rally on global markets slowed in Asia on Wednesday after another record on Wall Street, as eyes turn to a key meeting of China's leadership. The Dow and S&P 500 closed at new all-time highs following solid results from big firms including Johnson & Johnson and Goldman Sachs, which reinforced confidence across trading floors. However, some analysts are warning of a possible retreat before the end of the year, with Goldman citing the fate of Donald Trump's tax plan as key   Read More ...
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Chinese leader Xi sees his nation becoming a leading global power
HONG KONG — President Xi Jinping warned of “severe” challenges while laying out a road map to turn China into a leading global power by 2050, as he kicked off a twice-a-decade party gathering expected to cement his influence into the next decade. In a speech that ran for more than three hours on Wednesday, Xi declared victory over “many difficult, long overdue problems” since he took power in 2012   Read More ...
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Shanghai Pharma says bid for US Cardinal Health's China business
HONG KONG: Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co said it has bid for Cardinal Health Inc's China business, as the U.S. drug distributor looks to exit over worries China's upcoming drug distribution reform could slow its growth. Shanghai Pharma submitted two non-binding bids to buy Cardinal Health China, one of the country's largest drug distributors, on July 21 and September 15, it said in a filing with the Shanghai stock exchange on Wednesday   Read More ...
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Shanghai Pharma says bid for U.S. Cardinal Health's China business
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co said it has bid for Cardinal Health Inc’s China business, as the U.S. drug distributor looks to exit over worries China’s upcoming drug distribution reform could slow its growth. Shanghai Pharma submitted two non-binding bids to buy Cardinal Health China, one of the country’s largest drug distributors, on July 21 and September 15, it said in a filing with the Shanghai stock exchange on Wednesday   Read More ...
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Britain summons Chinese ambassador after UK activist denied Hong Kong entry
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Tuesday it had summoned the Chinese ambassador in recent days to express its concern that a British rights activist was denied entry to Hong Kong last week. "We are very concerned that Ben Rogers, a UK national, was denied entry into Hong Kong on 11 October in absolute disregard of the 'one country, two systems' principle," Foreign Office minister Mark Field said in parliament   Read More ...
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Hong Kong has national anthem protests, too
BEIJING - The United States is not the only country wrestling with a controversy about free speech and respect for the national anthem. But in China, its the fans, not players, who are causing controversy. Hong Kong’s soccer fans have been booing the Chinese national anthem for at least two years, an expression of popular discontent with Beijing’s interference in the affairs of the former British colony, and also of a desire to maintain a separate identity as Hongkongers   Read More ...
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Hong Kong expects Standhardinger to play full season in ABL
Mike Heung, vice director of the Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions, shrugged off any concerns with the status of Christian Standhardinger on the team ahead of the new ABL season. A conflict looms following the application of Standhardinger for the 2017 PBA Draft but Heung is certain that the Fil-German big man will be with the Long Lions throughout the season   Read More ...
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What does Xi have in store for Hong Kong at China's 19th Communist Party congress?
When the Communist Party's congress kicks off on Wednesday, all eyes may be on the reshuffle of the inner sanctum of the central leadership, however for Hong Kong, all ears will be on a small but significant part of President Xi Jinping's speech. Similar to his predecessor Hu Jintao's report five years ago, the city's role and relevance can be expected to feature prominently in his address   Read More ...
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People protest during the national anthem at sporting events in Hong Kong, too. Soon they will face jail.
BEIJING — The United States is not the only country wrestling with a controversy about free speech and respect for the national anthem. But in China, it’s the fans, not players, who are causing controversy. Hong Kong’s soccer fans have been booing the Chinese national anthem for at least two years, an expression of popular discontent with Beijing’s interference in the affairs of the former British colony, and also of a desire to maintain a separate identity as Hongkongers   Read More ...
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Hong Kong 'Ten Years' film to get Japan, Thai spin-offs
BUSAN (SOUTH KOREA) (AFP) - A controversial award-winning film that shook up Hong Kong with its bleak visions of the city's future is to be turned into a pan-Asian franchise, with Japanese, Taiwanese and Thai versions in the works. The original "Ten Years" movie was a collection of short films imagining how life might be in Hong Kong in 2025. Seen as a thinly veiled warning about life under Beijing's rule -- including diminished human rights and widespread censorship -- the film was banned on the mainland but was a critical success, with screenings around the world   Read More ...
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U.S. exchanges set for highest number of Asian IPOs since 2010
HONG KONG (Reuters) - U.S. exchanges are set to record their busiest year for IPOs from Asian firms since 2010 and may sustain the pace in 2018, as startups from Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam join a flurry of Chinese firms that have already listed in the country. Chinese issuers have dominated U.S. IPO activity for several years, but Nasdaq and rival New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) have been increasingly targeting firms from fast-growing Southeast Asian economies and startups from Japan and Australia to counter their dependence on mainland companies   Read More ...
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Hong Kong stocks flat ahead of China party congress, Q3 GDP data
Hong Kong stocks were little changed in quiet trading on Tuesday, with the main index hovering around 10-year peak as investors await a congress of China’s Communist Party and third-quarter Chinese economic data this week. The Hang Seng index was unchanged at 28,697.49, while the China Enterprises Index lost 0.3 percent, to 11,568.31 points. Asian equities were generally firm, drawing inspiration from another record high on Wall Street overnight   Read More ...
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Macau plans ‘simulated attacks’ in security ramp-up after Vegas shooting
HONG KONG – Authorities in the Chinese territory of Macau have ramped up security measures following the deadly Las Vegas shooting this month and unveiled plans for a series of mock attacks and crisis training to safeguard the world’s largest gambling hub. The new recommendations were laid out in a government statement following a meeting on Monday between Macau’s gaming regulator, the Judiciary Police and representatives from the six licensed casino operators, which include Wynn Macau and Sands China   Read More ...
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North Korean hacker group linked to Taiwan bank cyberheist
HONG KONG/SEOUL – Lazarus, a hacking group linked to North Korea, may have been behind this month’s theft of $60 million from Taiwan’s Far Eastern International Bank, according to BAE Systems PLC researchers. The cyberattack, in which malware was used to steal the money through the international Swift banking network, bore “some of the hallmarks” of Lazarus, according to a BAE blog post on Monday   Read More ...
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Hong Kong police hunt for knife-wielding man in court complex
HONG KONG: Police in Hong Kong were on the hunt for a mainland Chinese man at a court complex after he flashed a knife in the building on Tuesday (Oct 17) morning. According to the South China Morning Post (SCMP), more than 50 police officers with shields were sweeping every floor of the High Court in Admiralty. The man was sitting in the public gallery during a contempt of court case when he suddenly brought out a knife and yelled "lawless" in Mandarin   Read More ...
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Hong Kong 'Ten Years' film to get Japan, Thai spin-offs
Busan (South Korea) (AFP) - A controversial award-winning film that shook up Hong Kong with its bleak visions of the city's future is to be turned into a pan-Asian franchise, with Japanese, Taiwanese and Thai versions in the works. The original "Ten Years" movie was a collection of short films imagining how life might be in Hong Kong in 2025. Seen as a thinly veiled warning about life under Beijing's rule -- including diminished human rights and widespread censorship -- the film was banned on the mainland but was a critical success, with screenings around the world   Read More ...
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Macau plans 'simulated attacks' in security ramp-up after Vegas shooting
HONG KONG: Authorities in the Chinese territory of Macau have ramped up security measures following the deadly Las Vegas shooting this month and unveiled plans for a series of mock attacks and crisis training to safeguard the world's largest gambling hub. The new recommendations were laid out in a government statement following a meeting on Monday (Oct 16) between Macau's gaming regulator, the Judiciary Police and representatives from the six licensed casino operators which include Wynn Macau and Sands China   Read More ...
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Macau plans simulated attacks in security ramp-up after Las Vegas shooting
HONG KONG (REUTERS) - Authorities in the Chinese territory of Macau have ramped up security measures following the deadly Las Vegas shooting this month and unveiled plans for a series of mock attacks and crisis training to safeguard the world's largest gambling hub. "A simulation of attacks should be conducted in the short term ... so that the frontline workers of casinos are more skilled in handling emergency incidents," the statement from Macau authorities said   Read More ...
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Macau plans 'simulated attacks' in security ramp-up after Vegas shooting
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Authorities in the Chinese territory of Macau have ramped up security measures following the deadly Las Vegas shooting this month and unveiled plans for a series of mock attacks and crisis training to safeguard the world's largest gambling hub. The new recommendations were laid out in a government statement following a meeting on Monday between Macau's gaming regulator, the Judiciary Police and representatives from the six licensed casino operators which include Wynn Macau and Sands China   Read More ...
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Macau plans 'simulated attacks' in security ramp-up after Vegas shooting
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Authorities in the Chinese territory of Macau have ramped up security measures following the deadly Las Vegas shooting this month and unveiled plans for a series of mock attacks and crisis training to safeguard the world’s largest gambling hub. The new recommendations were laid out in a government statement following a meeting on Monday between Macau’s gaming regulator, the Judiciary Police and representatives from the six licensed casino operators which include Wynn Macau and Sands China   Read More ...
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HK skyscraper 
The Center sells for record $7b: Report
HONG KONG A landmark skyscraper owned by Hong Kong's richest man Li Ka-shing has sold for a record HK$40.2 billion (S$7 billion), a report said yesterday, indicating that the city's booming property sector shows no sign of slowing down. Li's CK Asset sold its 75 per cent stake in The Center, in the city's bustling Central district, to a consortium led by a Chinese energy company, the Hong Kong Economic Journal said, citing unnamed sources   Read More ...
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Hong Kong's EMBA program ranks world's No. 1 for 8th time
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) said here Monday that its partnership Executive MBA (EMBA) program is ranked No. 1 in the world in the latest Financial Times (FT) Global EMBA Rankings. This is the eighth time the Kellogg-HKUST EMBA program, a unique partnership between the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, has topped the highly respected international ranking chart, HKUST said in a press release on Monday   Read More ...
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Varun Dhawan’s wax figure at Hong Kong’s Madame Tussauds
Actor Varun Dhawan is the latest Bollywood celebrity who will have his wax statue featured at the Hong Kong branch of Madame Tussauds. The 30-year-old actor is the youngest Indian to have made the list and said getting his own wax idol is one of the coolest things he has done. Dhawan took to Instagram to make the announcement. “#MADAMETUSSAUDS coming soon   Read More ...
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Hong Kong skyscraper sold for record $5.15 billion: report
HONG KONG: A landmark skyscraper owned by Hong Kong’s richest man Li Ka-shing has sold for a record of more than $5 billion (Dh18.36 billion), according to a report Monday, indicating that the city’s booming property sector shows no sign of slowing down. Li’s CK Asset sold its 75 per cent stake in The Centre, which is located in the city’s bustling Central district, to a consortium led by a Chinese energy firm, the Hong Kong Economic Journal said, citing unnamed sources   Read More ...
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Passengers on two Chinese flights horrified to discover over 100 cockroaches on board
HONG KONG – Passengers aboard two international flights bound for the southern Chinese city of Kunming had to share their plane with some unwanted travelling companions recently, with a total of more than 100 cockroaches found on board. The country of origin, date of the flights and airline – or airlines – involved were not revealed in a China News Service report on the incident on Friday   Read More ...
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Kazakhtelecom may be first key state company to list abroad in 2018
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Kazakhstan’s largest telecom operator may be the first of three big state-run companies to list abroad in 2018, an executive at the Kazakh sovereign wealth fund said on Monday, as the country looks to attract billions of dollars in its privatization drive. Samruk Kazyna, the $67 billion sovereign wealth fund, pitched eight of the largest companies in its portfolio to Chinese investors and investment banks in a Hong Kong forum   Read More ...
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Hong Kong skyscraper owned by city’s richest man sold for record $5.15bn: Report
A landmark skyscraper owned by Hong Kong’s richest man Li Ka-shing has sold for a record of more than $5 billion, a report said Monday, indicating that the city’s booming property sector shows no sign of slowing down. Li’s CK Asset sold its 75% stake in The Centre, which is located in the city’s bustling Central district, to a consortium led by a Chinese energy firm, the Hong Kong Economic Journal said, citing unnamed sources   Read More ...
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PRG's manufacturing arm Furniweb makes strong debut on Hong Kong Stock Exchange
HONG KONG: PRG Holdings Bhd's 75%-owned manufacturing arm Furniweb Holdings Ltd made a strong debut on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange this morning after opening at HK$0.60, a HK$0.10 or 20% premium against its initial public offering (IPO) price of HK$0.50. A total of 12.4 million shares were traded at 9.30 am. Furniweb is involved in the manufacturing of elastic textile, comprising covered elastic yarn and narrow elastic fabricwebbing, furniture and seat belt webbing other products, including rubber tape   Read More ...
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Pavlyuchenkova overcomes bad weather to win in Hong Kong
HONG KONG (AP) -- Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia won her third WTA singles title of the year on Sunday, beating Daria Gavrilova of Australia 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (3) in the Hong Kong Open final. "This morning we were ready to share this trophy and I actually think we both deserve this trophy," sixth-seeded Pavlyuchenkova said after the match lasting 3 hours, 11 minutes   Read More ...
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Pavlyuchenkova beats Gavrilova in Hong Kong final
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Russian sixth seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova claimed her third title of the year by beating seventh-seeded Australian Daria Gavrilova in the final of the Hong Kong Tennis Open on Sunday. Pavlyuchenkova prevailed 5-7 6-3 7-6(3) in a match heavily disrupted by the weather. The final started later than scheduled due to a typhoon off the coast of Hong Kong and the players then had to endure a half-hour rain delay with the deciding set delicately poised at 5-5   Read More ...
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Taufan Khanun dijangka badai selatan China esok
BEIJING/HONG KONG: Taufan Khanun berkemungkinan membadai selatan China awal pagi esok dengan angin berkelajuan 114 kilometer sejam, kata agensi meteorologi negara itu. Ia ketika pihak berkuasa di Hong Kong menurunkan amaran cuaca dan keadaan lalu lintas kembali normal di hab kewangan berkenaan. Agensi Xinhua memetik Pusat Meteorologi Kebangsaan sebagai berkata, Khanun dijangka mendarat antara Zhanjiang di wilayah Guangdong dan Wechang di wilayah Hainan   Read More ...
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Late Renatinho strike keeps R&F in Asian Champions League hunt
HONG KONG: Brazilian striker Renatinho struck two minutes into stoppage time to maintain Guangzhou R&F's slim hopes of qualifying for next year's Asian Champions League with a 3-2 win over Henan Jianye in the Chinese Super League on Sunday. Dragan Stojkovic's side remain in sixth place with 43 points, six behind third-placed Hebei CFFC with three games remaining. Only the top three qualify for the continental championship   Read More ...
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