Date Someone Who Doesn’t Mind Your Guy Friends 

Don’t settle for someone who gives you ultimatums. Don’t settle for someone who forces you to pick between him and friends you’ve known your entire life. Don’t settle for someone who questions your loyalty when you haven’t done a single thing wrong. If your friendships are completely platonic, with no harmless flirting involved, then your person […]

Uniqlo reveals first-ever T-shirt collaboration with Your Name anime director Makoto Shinkai

Shirts will be in stores just before the opening of Shinkai’s newest anime movie, Weathering with You. Just yesterday we found out that Uniqlo is bringing out a lineup of beautiful Sailor Moon-themed T-shirts. But while the news had us clapping our hands in joy, the release date had us scratching our heads. See, the […]

Hong Kong court clears sacked primary school teacher who handed over fake records to Education Bureau official

A controversial Hong Kong primary school principal was on Tuesday found not guilty of using a false instrument despite providing fake records to the government before being sacked two years ago.Tuen Mun Court ruled that prosecutors had failed to prove Chan Cheung-ping’s intentions in submitting an interview record form for job candidates on May 27, […]

‘Negligent’ police strategy during Hong Kong protests sacrificed force morale and image, say frontline officers, while others praise restrained approach

Police restraint as protesters rampaged through Hong Kong’s legislature on Monday earned praise for avoiding bloody clashes but others, including frontline officers, called it “negligence” that sacrificed force morale and the rule of law the city takes pride in.“If someone breaks the law, we, as police officers, must deal with it as fast as possible. […]

Hong Kong protesters’ damage to Legislative Council building could exceed HK$10 million and take weeks to repair

In a matter of hours, Hong Kong’s legislative headquarters was smashed open, ransacked and defaced with graffiti in a shocking takeover by young protesters on Monday that could cost “more than HK$10 million” and take weeks to repair.A day after a mob stormed the city’s political centre – crashing through glass panels and trashing security […]

Is ‘firefighter’ Wang Qishan working behind the scenes on trade talks?

Vice-President Wang Qishan – who is known as China’s “firefighter” for taking on the tough jobs – said his main task now was “ceremonial diplomacy”, amid speculation that he has played a behind-the-scenes role in trade negotiations with Washington.Wang made the remarks on Monday when he met Marcelo Ebrard, Mexico’s foreign affairs secretary, who was […]

Chinese tourists still love Los Angeles despite overall decline in visits to US

For the first time in 15 years, the number of Chinese travellers to the US dropped last year, a decline that travel experts attribute to trade tensions and a strong US dollar that made purchases more expensive for Chinese visitors.But local tourism officials are not wringing their hands because Los Angeles may be defying the […]

Chinese religion official in corruption spotlight ‘in aftermath of mosque demolition protest’

Anticorruption investigators have detained an official in charge of religious affairs in a part of northwest China rocked last year by a mass protest against the demolition of a mosque.Gao Zhenyu, 61, head of the Religious and Ethnic Affairs Commission in the Ningxia Hui autonomous region, was under investigation for alleged “serious violations of law […]

China Premier promises ‘faster’ financial opening up to foreign investors days after agreeing US trade war truce

China will scrap foreign ownership caps in the domestic financial industry from 2020, a year earlier than previously expected, Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday, in a fresh gesture to woo foreign investors, just days after agreeing another truce in the year-long trade war with the United States.Li did not directly mention the US or […]

Chinese husband ready to sacrifice cancer treatment so wife and daughter can receive care

A Chinese husband was forced to pass up treatment for cancer so that his wife and daughter could both receive the medical care they needed. Ke Meinan, 42, was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2015 and his 46-year-old wife Wang Huaying diagnosed with breast cancer a month later. But when their 16-year-old daughter was diagnosed […]