New York-listed sportswear brand Under Armour is scaling up in Asia as it competes with global industry giants. But it will do so, on its own terms.The… Read more "Under Armour to use Hong Kong as its launching pad for Asia-Pacific growth and competition with bigger sportswear rivals"
Five years ago, Hu Yuan, an endocrinologist in Wuxi, a city near Shanghai in eastern China, asked his diabetes patients what they did with the needles they… Read more "Campaign takes a stab at promoting proper disposal of used needles in China"
A Singaporean couple who force-fed their domestic worker with a funnel, ordered her to eat her own vomit and threatened to hire an assassin to kill her… Read more "Starved, beaten with hammer, slept with dog: worst domestic worker abuse cases of Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia"
Services on the express rail line to Hong Kong’s airport were back up and running by Sunday morning after a mechanical fault caused them to be suspended… Read more "MTR Airport Express line from Hong Kong station back up and running after suspension"
Hong Kong’s leaders are failing to allay concerns among foreign governments that the “one country, two systems” principle is weakening in the face of alleged interference by… Read more "Hong Kong’s former chief secretary Anson Chan says leaders need to do a better job assuring world that city remains autonomous"
A 44-year-old man who holds a temporary permit to stay in Hong Kong has been charged with murdering his roommate, police said on Saturday.The suspect, an Indian,… Read more "Indian man with temporary permit to stay in Hong Kong charged with murdering roommate"
Anti-corruption authorities in northwest China have launched a campaign to crack down on the use of a valuable fungus, sometimes known as “Himalayan Viagra”, to bribe officials.Cordyceps… Read more "‘Himalayan Viagra’ the focus of China’s latest anti-corruption campaign"
United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will travel to Beijing for the latest round of high-level trade talks scheduled to start on… Read more "Top US trade official Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to travel to China for high-level trade talks"
When a Russian court last week halted the construction of a water bottling plant on the shores of Siberia’s Lake Baikal, a Unesco World Heritage Site, it… Read more "Best of frenemies: Official relations are good, but Russians grow wary of Chinese investments"
China’s economic interests in Venezuela made it impossible to accept a representative from the opposition Juan Guaido camp – even if it meant not hosting the Inter-American… Read more "Why China missed out on hosting the Inter-American Development Bank meeting in Chengdu"
“We may well be the country with the highest number of peeping toms per capita,” a rueful South Korean friend told me this week. “Forget about K-pop… Read more "After K-pop, could spycam porn be the next great Korean cultural export?"
Hong Kong’s development minister admitted on Saturday he did not know an economic zone in Shenzhen had made plans for an extension of a cross-border express rail… Read more "Hong Kong development chief admits he knew nothing about plans for high-speed rail extension linking proposed Lantau metropolis to Shenzhen economic zone in Qianhai"
On Chinese social network Douban’s “Praise each other” group, someone posted a photo of four greasy, blackened sausages with the question: “How are these sausages I fried?”Instead… Read more "Compliments to the chef: the Chinese social media group that’s full of praise"
The team investigating the deadly blast at a pesticide plant in east China on Thursday, in which at least 64 people were killed and 640 were hurt,… Read more "China chemical blast a disaster waiting to happen, investigators say"
Hong Kong’s property buyers are back in droves, as commercial banks kept the city’s mortgage rates unchanged amid a dovish policy stance by the local monetary authority.Across… Read more "Hong Kong’s home buyers return in droves as banks kept mortgage rates unchanged amid a dovish monetary policy"
Two more cases of measles were recorded in Hong Kong on Saturday, bringing the total number to a five-year high of 19,as health authorities said they expected… Read more "Measles outbreak in Hong Kong hits five-year high, as Cathay Pacific flight attendant becomes latest to go down with highly contagious disease"
The flamboyant Beijing-friendly mayor of Kaohsiung, Taiwan has fired back at critics over a rare meeting with mainland China’s top representative in Hong Kong, stressing he was… Read more "‘Selling out my people? I’m only here to sell fruits’: Beijing-friendly Taiwanese mayor Han Kuo-yu fires back at critics over rare visit"
President Xi Jinping said Beijing was seeking to invest in port and infrastructure projects in Italy, as he began a closely watched visit to Rome amid rising… Read more "China wants to invest in ports, maritime transport in Italy, Xi Jinping says"
The contractor behind the new signalling system that caused a crash involving two MTR trains in Hong Kong this week has submitted a preliminary report on the… Read more "MTR crash firm Thales gives rail operator report into Hong Kong accident that shut down part of the busy line for 48 hours"
As Kim Jong-un rode his armoured train back to Pyongyang from Hanoi last month, the North Korean leader reportedly grumbled to his top diplomatic aide, Choe Son-hui:… Read more "How long can North Korea ‘muddle through’ its sanctions-related economic woes?"