One of China's biggest property developers, Country Garden has warned that it could see a loss for the first six months of the year of up to US$7.6bn., the latest sign of the major issues faced by the world's second-largest economy.
China's president, Xi Jinping, amid a massive security presence was the main figure at a tightly choreographed celebration to mark the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to Beijing. From London Foreign Secretary Liz Truss criticized China for breaching the legally-binding commitments it signed to support the former British colony's autonomy and freedoms, and implementing a fierce repression.
Chinese authorities Sunday confirmed the appointment of John Lee Ka-Chiu, a former security chief who oversaw the crackdown on the emerging democracy movement, has been voted as Hong Kong's new leader today, becoming the city's sixth chief executive (governor) since the return to Chinese sovereignty in 1997.
The former Portuguese colony of Macau in China has suspended the import of Brazilian frozen meat after a batch tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in Hong Kong.
The president of the Women's Tennis Association, WTA, Steve Simon announced on Wednesday the immediate suspension of all WTA tournaments in China, including Hong Kong, as a result of the situation with Chinese ex-player Peng Shuai who had been disappeared for weeks and later confirmed she was fine in what seemed an official tailored statement, following on global interest about what happened to the former number one player of the world.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has requested an emergency meeting due to the appearance of a new strain of the coronavirus in Hong Kong, Botswana and South Africa.
While Uruguay's National Meat Institute (INAC) eyes China, Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong as the clients to target, the latter has already recorded an increase of 13% in both volume and revenues in purchases from Paraguay, according to a Central Bank (BCP) report released this week.
A Hong Kong-based robotics company, which has 2016 already created Sophia, has now introduced Grace, the first robot nurse designed to assist the elderly and people isolated by the covid-19 pandemic as well as to relieve overburdened health caregivers.
British regulators on Monday fined Chinese state broadcast CGTN €260,000, a month after having revoked its license. Peter Humphrey complained to broadcasting watchdog Ofcom about the channel's airing of a criminal confession that he says he was forced to make.
China compared on Thursday the storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump with last year's often-violent pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, but noted that no one had died when demonstrators took over the Parliament of Hong Kong.