Monday, March 1, 2021
Thousands of Hong Kong lawyers stage rare protest urging end to political prosecutions during anti-gov’t demos Thousands of legal sector professionals staged their second “black clothes” march in two months urging for an end to political prosecutions, for the Department of Justice to retain its independence and for the government...
China’s Services Sector Shows Strong Growth Since Start of COVID 19China’s services sector bounced back strongly in May, posting the first growth since the beginning of the COVID 19 pandemic outbreak earlier this year, as strict controls aimed at containing the pandemic were eased. The Caixin/Markit services purchasing managers’...
China’s President Xi Jinping is enlisting the financial sector in a war against a virus outbreak that has killed more than 500, mobilising lenders, brokerages and fund managers to pump resources into stricken parts of the economy. Answering Beijing’s call, banks are rushing to offer virus-fighting loans at ultra-low rates,...
China is set to play down the nation’s headline growth rate to highlight “growth quality” and “security” in its development plan for 2021-25 and beyond. President Xi Jinping chaired a gathering of the Politburo on Monday, and the body endorsed the country’s five-year plan for 2021-25 as well as...
Airbus is restarting its assembly line in China. General Motors began limited production over the weekend. Toyota followed suit on Monday. Slowly, but surely, and with an air of caution, the workers of China are heading back to the factories and offices to try and reopen for business. Three weeks ago,...
Hundreds of people have joined a mass sit-in at Hong Kong International Airport Friday evening in a fresh round of anti-government protests designed to secure international backing for the movement. Organisers were expecting thousands to show up, and hoped police would respect what they said would be a peaceful...
China has unveiled a package of special policies for Hainan, including scrapping import duties, in an effort to turn the tropical island into the mainland’s answer to Hong Kong or Singapore and dampen the risk of decoupling with the United States.Beijing on Monday outlined its plan to make the...
E-commerce giant Alibaba has announced assistance for merchants affected by the 2019-nCoV coronavirus outbreak in China. The assistance takes the form of offering waivers or reductions of service fees, providing financial assistance, as well as other special assistance in six major areas: Reducing operational cost on Alibaba's platforms Taobao and...
China’s economy grew by 4.9 per cent in the third quarter compared with a year earlier, accelerating from growth of 3.2 per cent growth in the second quarter, the National Bureau of Statistics announced on Monday. The world’s second-largest economy has recovered strongly after shrinking by 6.8 per cent...
MGM introduces financial assistance program for local SME vendors MGM China has announced the introduction of new relief measures for local SMEs, including a “Down Payment for Future Business” initiative and “14-day Fast-track Payment”, aimed at assisting those businesses facing financial difficulties due to the impact of coronavirus. The “Down Payment for...
Malaysia records increased tourist arrivals from China MATTA calls for greater Visa flexibility for tourists from China, India Chinese arrivals in Malaysia grew by 7.6% to 1.33 million from January to May compared to 1.24 million in the same period last year, according to Tourism Malaysia’s latest figures. For...
China has formally adopted a controversial security law, giving it new powers over Hong Kong. It is set to criminalise secession, subversion and collusion with foreign forces, but will also effectively curtail protests and freedom of speech. China's state news agency, Xinhua, confirmed that President Xi Jinping had signed...

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