Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Chinese migrant worker returns home to find her husband has ‘killed’...

A migrant worker found she had been declared “dead” by her husband, who wanted to marry another woman, when she returned to their home in southwest China after years away. When Liu Guoqing went back to Dazhou city in Sichuan province on May 18 for the first time in years she discovered her household registration…

Politics

Business

HK to get European flower park

Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Edward Yau has welcomed the signing of co-operation agreements to develop Hong Kong's first European designed flower-themed garden, Kaleido Park.  The agreements were signed today between Hong Kong-based event organiser Alan Fang and Dutch floriculture expert Ibo Gulsen in Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands.   Mr Yau witnessed the signing ceremony with…

Nicholas Yang to visit Europe

Secretary for Innovation & Technology Nicholas Yang will visit France, the UK and Switzerland to update the European community on Hong Kong's latest developments in innovation and technology.   He will join part of the Chief Executive's visit programme in Paris from June 19 to 21, before heading to London on June 22 and then…

James Lau to attend Lujiazui Forum

Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury James Lau will depart for Shanghai on June 13 to attend the 10th Lujiazui Forum 2018.   He will attend its opening ceremony and speak on Hong Kong's strengths and opportunities in fintech, inclusive finance and green finance at a plenary session.   The forum is organised by…
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Hong Kong immigration scheme to fast track tech workers based on ‘rough estimation’

Questions have been raised about the effectiveness of a fast-track immigration scheme designed to draw outside talent to work in Hong Kong’s hi-tech sector after the Post learned its goal of recruiting 1,000 workers in its first year was based largely on informal guesswork. Some in the industry were left wondering whether the Technology Talent…

Chinese police set up fund for toddler after parents killed in road crash

Police in southern China have set up a fund to help support a two-year-old boy whose parents were killed last week in a road accident, which he survived. The fund has been set up by officers in Laibin in the Guangxi region and it will support him until he graduates from college, Thepaper.cn reported. The…

Chaotic Legislative Council meeting sees 11 Hong Kong lawmakers miss chance to speak in...

Some 11 lawmakers were barred from being heard during a debate for the first time on a controversial joint checkpoint bill after the allotted time for discussion ended on Thursday evening. Amid protests from opposition lawmakers, Legislative Council president Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen deferred the vote on the second stage of the legislative process for the…

Chinese scooter thief taunts police online, ‘come catch me’ … They did

A man who stole an electric scooter in southern China and posted footage on a video-streaming app taunting the police to come catch him was behind bars about a week later, according to a newspaper report. The man, 24, posted the clip on the website Douyin after stealing a scooter in Guiyang in Guizhou province,…

Diplomacy & Defence

From China to Central Asia, a regional security bloc’s long, slow march towards an...

While the world was captivated this week by the globetrotting show of US President Donald Trump, another summit just days earlier suggested what an alternative world order might look like. Various heads of state from member nations of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) met in the Chinese city of Qingdao for the bloc’s annual heads…

Forget the warships: Malaysian PM Mahathir’s peace formula for South China Sea

Keep out the warships and instead have joint small-boat patrols – that is Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s prescription for maintaining peace in the disputed and resource-rich South China Sea. “I think there should not be too many warships. Warships create tension,” the 92-year-old leader told the South China Morning Post in an exclusive interview.…

China ‘ready to hit back’ at Donald Trump’s tariffs

China will not shy away from hitting back swiftly at US trade action, Chinese officials and analysts warned on Friday, just hours before Washington announced plans to impose hefty American tariffs on billions worth of Chinese products. After a week dominated by the US-North Korean summit in Singapore, diplomatic attention refocused on trade tensions between…