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China’s Ant Group could raise nearly £26.5bn in record share offering

China’s Ant Group will try to raise nearly £26.5 million in its initial public offering in Shanghai and Hong Kong, which would make it...

700-year-old Chinese scroll sells for £30.5 million in Hong Kong

A 700-year-old Chinese painted scroll from the Yuan Dynasty fetched 306.6 million Hong Kong dollars (£30.5 million) at a Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong. The...

Hong Kong police arrest 60 for protesting on Chinese holiday

Hong Kong police arrested at least 60 people on suspicion of unauthorised assembly on China’s National Day holiday after crowds gathered on the streets...

Hong Kong police arrest 289 at protests over elections delay

More than 280 people have been arrested at protests against the government’s decision to postpone elections for Hong Kong’s legislature. The elections were to have...

Hong Kong begins mass-testing for coronavirus after fresh outbreak

Hong Kong has begun a voluntary mass-testing programme for coronavirus as part of a strategy to break the chain of transmission in the city’s...

China’s top diplomat dismisses European human rights concerns

China’s foreign minister has defended detention camps in Xinjiang and Hong Kong’s new security law on his first European tour since the coronavirus pandemic...

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under security law

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been arrested on suspicion of collusion with foreign powers, his aide said, in the highest-profile use yet...

US imposes sanctions on Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam

The US has imposed sanctions on Hong Kong officials, including the pro-China leader of the government, Carrie Lam, accusing them of roles in squashing...

Hong Kong government postpones elections, citing coronavirus

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced the postponement of highly-anticipated legislative elections by a year, citing a worsening coronavirus outbreak in the...

Hong Kong disqualifies 12 opposition candidates from election

At least 12 Hong Kong pro-democracy candidates have been disqualified from elections taking place in September. Authorities said the candidates, who include high-profile activist Joshua...

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Scientists find Madagascar chameleon last seen 100 years ago

Scientists say they have found an elusive chameleon species that was last spotted in Madagascar 100 years ago. Researchers from Madagascar and Germany said they...

Japan tries hi-tech experiments in bid to get more fans into sports stadiums

Officials in Japan are using some hi-tech devices to see if they can fill sports stadiums closer to capacity during the Covid-19 pandemic. The baseball...

Indian figures reveal downward trend in coronavirus infections

India has reported 48,648 new coronavirus cases, continuing a downward trend in infections even as the country’s caseload has crossed eight million and is...

China promises market opening amid technology push

China will promote “technological self-reliance” under the ruling Communist Party’s latest five-year plan but will open further to trade, officials said on Friday. The comments...

US economy grows by 33% but faces renewed threat from pandemic

The US economy grew at a record 33.1% annual rate in the July-September quarter but has yet to fully rebound from its plunge in...
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