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15 Asian Countries for Best Tourism Experience

Top 15 Asian Countries for Best Tourism Experience . Asia is a beautiful continent for tourism everywhere on the planet. it's the best place for tourists to explore. Asia is wrapped with different tourist spots, destinations, and beautiful…

Hong Kong lawmakers revamp electoral system

Hong Kong lawmakers on Thursday voted to revamp the city's electoral system. Forty lawmakers voted for the bill, while two opposed it, the state-run RTHK News reported. Opposition lawmakers were absent from the session. The overhaul,…

Hong Kong approves BioNTech vaccine

The regional government in Hong Kong has approved emergency use of the BioNTech vaccine against the deadly coronavirus. The city-state's Health Department said the BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for emergency use in a…

Singapore, Hong Kong to resume air travel

Singapore and Hong Kong have agreed to resume air travel without any need for passengers to quarantine as a measure against the pandemic. Singapore’s Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said Thursday the agreement with Hong Kong “set the…

Asian stocks retreat on lack of new Fed action

Asian stock markets declined Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve indicated its benchmark interest rate will stay close to zero at least through 2023 but announced no additional stimulus plans. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo,…

Asian shares mostly higher after Wall Street gains

Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday after advances for big technology companies carried Wall Street to further gains overnight. Benchmarks rose modestly in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul but the Shanghai Composite index was almost…

Asian shares mixed following Wall St retreat

TOKYO Major Asian share indexes meandered between modest gains and losses Tuesday after a retreat on Wall Street. Australia’s benchmark led the declines, falling nearly 2% as the Reserve Bank of Australia decided to keep interest rates at…

Nearly 500K register for free tests in Hong Kong

HONG KONG Hong Kong authorities say nearly half a million people have registered for a free universal coronavirus testing program that is due to begin Tuesday. Residents registering online have already booked out 80 testing sites located…

Global markets sink after Fed virus warning

BEIJING Global markets and U.S. stock futures declined Thursday after the Federal Reserve warned the coronavirus pandemic might threaten the modest economic recovery and kept interest rates near zero. London and Frankfurt opened lower.…

World shares turn lower as virus caseloads surge

MITO, Japan World shares were mostly lower on Wednesday on renewed worries over surging coronavirus caseloads in many countries. U.S. futures also edged lower, though President Donald Trump’s statement that the pandemic will likely get…

Tension on Sino-Indian Border ‘is not over’

Hong Kong China's and India's border dispute in Ladakh shockingly spilled over into savage hand-to-hand combat better befitting a Middle Ages scene on 15 June. Yet that bloody confrontation is best viewed within the context of wider…

Hong Kong to remain closed to foreigners

Hong Kong Hong Kong will continue to be closed to foreigners, extending the initial two-week entry restrictions on non-residents indefinitely. Non-residents coming from overseas to Hong Kong by plane will be denied entry, and those coming…

Cruise ship quarantined in Hong Kong for tests

BEIJING The Latest on a virus outbreak that began in China. A Hong Kong official says more than 1,800 people on board a cruise ship that was turned away from a Taiwanese port will be quarantined until they are checked for a new virus.…

Hong Kong police fire tear gas as thousands rally

HONG KONG Hong Kong police fired tear gas at a public park Sunday that was overflowing with thousands of protesters calling for electoral reforms and a boycott of the Chinese Communist Party. Sporting their movement’s trademark black…

Protests take toll on Hong Kong tourism

HONG KONG Visitor numbers to Hong Kong fell by nearly 40% in the second half of last year amid clashes between police and anti-government protesters. The Hong Kong Tourism Board said Wednesday that the numbers of those visiting the Asian…

Mystery disease from China: Hong Kong ups guard

Hong Kong: Hong Kong authorities activated a newly created serious response" level as fears spread about a mysterious infectious disease that may have been brought back by visitors to a mainland Chinese city. Five possible cases have been…

Hong Kong gears up for Christmas holiday protests

HONG KONG: Hong Kong is gearing up for demonstrations over the Christmas week with protesters planning to gather in districts across the city, including in prime shopping malls, the latest in more than six months of unrest. This week’s…