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    Xiaomi trade halted in HK by disclosure delay

    | Updated at 11:26pm on December 02, 2020

    China’s number two smartphone maker Xiaomi briefly suspended trading of its shares in Hong Kong on Wednesday after failing to disclose a multibillion-dollar top-up placement...

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    Hong Kong pro-democracy activists jailed

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 11:06pm on December 02, 2020

    Leading Hong Kong dissident Joshua Wong was jailed alongside two other young activists on Wednesday for taking part in last year’s huge democracy protests as...

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    HK activists in custody after guilty protest plea

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 10:25pm on November 23, 2020

    Three young Hong Kong dissidents including Joshua Wong were remanded into custody on Monday after pleading guilty to inciting a rally during last year’s pro-democracy...

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    TikTok owner eyes asset listings in Hong Kong: report

    Agence France-Presse . Shanghai | Updated at 11:39pm on November 06, 2020

    ByteDance, the Chinese parent of viral video platform TikTok, is in talks to raise $2 billion from investors before a possible listing of some of...

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    Holding on to the moral compass

    Shahidul Alam | Updated at 12:00am on October 25, 2020

    THE boat was headed North from Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong island. It was 1986, and the big outflow of Bangladeshi migrants hadn’t really begun....

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    Canada to defend human rights in China, says Trudeau

    Agence France-Presse . Ottawa | Updated at 10:14pm on October 17, 2020

    Canada will continue to defend human rights in China, prime minister Justin Trudeau pledged Friday, after a top Chinese diplomat warned Ottawa against welcoming Hong...

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    Anti-microbe drug successful against coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 10:36pm on October 12, 2020

    An affordable anti-microbial drug used to treat stomach ulcers and bacterial infections has shown promise in combatting the coronavirus in animals, scientists in Hong Kong...

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    Merkel accuses China of ‘cruel treatment’ of minorities

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 09:42pm on September 30, 2020

    German chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday accused China of ‘poor and cruel treatment’ of minorities and underlined deep concerns over the crackdown on dissent in...

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    EU, China to talk trade as tensions mount

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 10:40pm on September 12, 2020

    EU leaders hold video talks with Chinese president Xi Jinping on Monday hoping to make progress on trade and investment, even as tensions mount between...

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    Recovered COVID-19 patients may still have virus: Study

    United News of Bangladesh / Xinhua . Hong Kong | Updated at 04:39pm on September 08, 2020

    The activity of viral infection and replication will still persist in the gut of COVID-19 patients after recovery, even if they did not have gastrointestinal...